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Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


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Events for 18 October 2018

12th Annual History of the Book Workshop

9:00am to 11:00am, Judy Burg's office, Palace Green Library, Professor Linne Mooney, University of York

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Masculinities in Martial Sports: West, East and Global South - Reading Group

11:00am to 12:30pm, Room 111, Department of History, North Bailey

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Danielle Belgrave: To be advised

1:00pm, E240

To be advised

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Carlo Collari: Slice-torus link invariants

1:00pm, CM301

With the advent of knot homology theories such as Khovanov and knot
Floer homologies, new invariants to study knot concordance have been
developed. For example, Rasmussen's s-invariant, the Ozsvath-Szabo tau-invariant and the s_N invariants due to Lobb and Wu, independently, and another family of invariants introduced by Lewark and Lobb.
All these invariants share three fundamental properties, which were identified by Livingston, and were called ''slice-torus invariants'' by Lewark.
Some among the slice-torus invariants, namely s, tau and the s_N's admit a generalisation to strong concordance invariants for links. Motivated by the properties shared by these extensions, together with A. Cavallo, I gave the definition of slice-torus link invariants and studied their properties.

In this seminar I will give the definition of slice-torus link
invariants, and describe some of their properties. Finally, I will
give some applications and define some new strong concordance invariants
using Whitehead doubling.

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DEI Seminar Series: A Perspective on Strategic Intervention

1:00pm to 2:00pm, Room 101, Department of Engineering, Dr Malcolm Storey

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