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14:40-16:10   Room #056 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Sergei Duzhin (Steklov Institute of Mathematics)
Bipartite knots (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
We give a solution to a part of Problem 1.60 in Kirby's list of open
problems in topology thus proving a conjecture raised in 1987 by
J.Przytycki. A knot is said to be bipartite if it has a "matched" diagram,
that is, a plane diagram that has an even number of crossings which can be
split into pairs that look like a simple braid on two strands with two
crossings. The conjecture was that there exist knots that do not have such
diagrams. I will prove this fact using higher Alexander ideals.
This talk is based on a joint work with my student M.Shkolnikov