Tom Mrowka, Professor of Mathematics, MIT

March 6, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm

Cupples I, Room 199

*Abstract: *This talk will be a (hopefully) gentle introduction to applications of gauge theory to some questions in low dimensional topology. I will focus on some methods with origins in the mathematics behind gauge theory for detecting the unknot and hint at how extensions of these might give a route to a new proof of the four-color map theorem.

*Host: Quo-Shin Chi*

*Tea @ 3:45pm in Cupples I, Room 200*