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Topology: How are a donut and a coffee mug the same?

In Mystery Math, we tackled the mysteries of Topology today. Maybe you’ve heard of mobius strips, but how about a Torus?

Want to learn more about a Torus… 28 more words

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Jones's new polynomial

Check out this exciting new preprint by Vaughan Jones!

V.F.R. Jones, Some Unitary Representations of Thompson’s Groups and , arXiv:1412.7740.

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Mildly wild knots

The objects of study: these knots will
1. Have exactly one wild point.
2. Be the union of two tamely embedded arcs which are joined at their endpoints; needless to say one of these selected endpoints, say , will be the wild point. 968 more words


Concordance Champion Tim Cochran 1955-2014.

Yesterday I received the shocking news of the passing of Tim Cochran (1955-2014), a leader in the field of knot and link concordance. The Rice University obituary is… 592 more words

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