Tuesday Seminar on Topology

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Date, time & place Tuesday 17:00 - 18:30 056Room #056 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Organizer(s) KAWAZUMI Nariya, KITAYAMA Takahiro, SAKASAI Takuya


17:00-18:30   Room #ハイブリッド開催/056 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Pre-registration required. See our seminar webpage.
Keiko Kawamuro (University of Iowa)
Shortest word problem in braid theory (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
Given a braid element in B_n, searching for a shortest braid word representative (using the band-generators) is called the Shortest Braid Problem. Up to braid index n = 4, this problem has been solved by Kang, Ko, and Lee in 1997. In this talk I will discuss recent development of this problem for braid index 5 or higher. I will also show diagrammatic computational technique of the Left Canonical Form of a given braid, that is a key to the three fundamental problems in braid theory; the Word Problem, the Conjugacy Problem and the Shortest Word Problem. This is joint work with Rebecca Sorsen and Michele Capovilla-Searle.
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