- Monday, March 2, 2020, 3:15pm, Physics 119, Geometry/topology Seminar
*Cable knots are not thin*

Subhankar Dey (University of Buffalo, Mathematics)- Thurston's geometrization conjecture and its subsequent proof for Haken manifolds distinguish knots in S^3 by the geometries in the complement of the knots. While the definition of alternating knots make use of nice knot diagrams, Knot Floer homology, a knot invariant toolbox, defined by Ozsvath-Szabo and Rasumussen, generalizes the definition of alternating knots in the context of knot Floer homology and defines family of quasi-alternating knots which contains all alternating knots. Using Lipshitz-Ozsvath-Thurston's bordered Floer homology, we prove a partial affirmation of a folklore conjecture in knot Floer theory, which bridges these two viewpoints of looking at knots.

- Monday, March 16, 2020, 3:15pm, Physics 119, Geometry/topology Seminar
*TBA*

Kyle Hayden (Columbia University, Mathematics) - Monday, March 23, 2020, 3:15pm, Physics 119, Triangle Topology Seminar
*TBA*

Yu Pan (MIT, Mathematics)- TBA

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