Western Kentucky University

Abstract for Dr. Jones's talk

Why I Love Knots
Dr. Vaughan Jones

For one who ties knots a knot is a piece of rope, string, nylon or such like that is to be manipulated into a certain shape according to usefulness or aesthetics.  For the mathematician it is an infinitely think, smoothly deformable closed curve in three dimensional space.  I will explain knots both from a theoretical and practical point of view including the odd anecdote about how both aspects influence my professional and recreational life.
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