Monday, June 17, 2019 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Knots provide a starting point for several branches of lowdimensional topology. Often, lowdimensional topologists are more interested in the complement of a knot than in the knot itself. Several types of invariants allow to distinguish between knots. In addition, a topological criterion for distinguishing different geometric types of knot complements predates and provides an illustration of recent results in the theory of 3-manifolds.