Undergraduate Research Seminar

Other Talks
Friday, December 4, 2009 - 3:00pm for 1.5 hours (actually 80 minutes)
Skiles 168
Michelle Delcourt and Leo Chen – School of Mathematics, Georgia Tech
Matt Baker

Leo Chen: The Shape and Stability of a Flexible Sheet in a von Karman Vortex Street

Michelle Delcourt: Dessin and Manturov bracket shuffles
In this talk we will explore the connections between knot theory and combinatorics. Links are related to Grothendieck's dessins d'enfants. Cartographic one-vertex dessins can be represented by chord diagrams. The diagrams can be recorded as "words" using a finite alphabet (k-bracket parenthesis system). Many combinatorial objects are related to these Manturov bracket structures.