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Alice Brolin: Möbius energy of knots

Time: Fri 2023-03-17 13.15 - 14.00

Location: Albano hus 1, Cramér room

Participating: Alice Brolin (SU)

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The main problem of knot theory is to tell the knot type of a given knot and especially if a given knot is equivalent to a circle. One idea inspired by physics is to define a knot energy which increases with the "complexity" of the knot. I will talk about one such energy called the möbius energy as well as its corresponding heat equation.