### The knot concordance group

- Series
- Job Candidate Talk
- Time
- Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 11:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Location
- Skiles 006
- Speaker
- Jennifer Hom – Columbia University – hom@math.columbia.edu

Under the operation of connected sum, the set of knots in the 3-sphere forms a monoid. Modulo an equivalence relation called concordance, this monoid becomes a group called the knot concordance group. We will consider various algebraic methods -- both classical and modern -- for better understanding the structure of this group.