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Pure Maths Colloquium: Quadratic forms in topology

Presented by Brendan Owens, University of Glasgow

16 January 2012 16:00 in CM221

Quadratic forms have a great importance and ubiquity in many areas of mathematics, notably in algebraic and geometric topology. This talk will focus on a particular instance of this: a quadratic form associated to a knot by Goeritz in 1933. The aim is to give a gentle introduction to some current work in knot theory making use of the Goeritz form.

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