Pedagogical school: "Knots and links: from theory to applications"

Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 8:00pm to Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 8:00pm

This pedagogical school wants to offer an introduction to the subject, aiming at covering in a brainstorming 2-week period some of the fundamental topics in both pure and applied contexts. Starting from the basic concepts of the theory of knots and links up to the forefront of topics of modern research, from knot polynomials to aspects of hyperbolic geometry, from tangles and braids to the role of invariants in dynamical and biological systems, the School will offer a unique opportunity to doctorate students as well as young researchers and mid-career academics to be exposed to some of the most interesting open problems of current research.

Centro di Ricerca Matematica "Ennio De Giorgi", Collegio Puteano, Piazza dei Cavalieri 3, 56124 PISA, Italy