GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
COLLOQUIUM
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016


Speaker: Jozef Przytycki, George Washington University

Title: Playing with homotopy: does Khovanov homology lead to bouquets of spheres?

Abstract: The motivation for my talk and related research comes from the confluence of two fascinating recent developments: Khovanov homology in knot theory and homological algebra and pseudo-knots in RNA folding theory in computational biology.

Time: Friday, September 23, 2016, 3:30-4:20 p.m.

Place: Exploratory Hall, room 4106

Refreshments will be served at 3:00 p.m.

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