In his talk, intended for general audiences, Timothy Morris, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of mathematics, will provide a small survey of the real-world applications of knot theory. He’ll introduce mathematical knots—using plenty of illustrations—and briefly discuss the theoretic importance of such objects. He’ll then focus on the applications of knot theory in the sciences, including: molecular knots, knotted proteins, knotted polymers, quantum knots (knot theory applied to quantum computing), and some applications to problems in quantum physics.
This presentation is part of the Spring 2021 Math & Physics Joint Seminar Series, which features exciting talks by our own faculty member on the topics of their research.Join us on Zoom
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