Workshop on "Entanglement and linking"

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 8:00pm to Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 8:00pm

This workshop will be mainly devoted to differential geometric, topological and hydrodynamical aspects of ordinary and higher-order linking, braiding and their asymptotic versions (helicity and its higher order analogues); integral formulae for higher order linking numbers and the quest for generalized “helicity bounds energy” results and generalizations of Whitehead products, link-homotopy invariants of links and the homotopy invariants of associated maps to configuration space, with applications to magnetohydrodynamics of plasmas, vortices, and relaxations of braided magnetic fields. This event is part of an intensive research period: Knots and Applications.

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