Braid Theory: Burau and Gassner Representations

Series: 
Geometry Topology Student Seminar
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 14:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 006
,  
Georgia Tech
Organizer: 
We will describe the Burau representation of the braid group and the related Gassner representation of the pure braid group.  We will explore how the Burau representation is related to the Alexander polynomial.