Knot Workshop at Wesleyan

Mathematicians from around the country participated in a “Knot Concordance and Homology Cobordism” workshop July 19-23 at Wesleyan.

Tim Cochran, professor of mathematics at Rice University, lectured at the workshop.

Knot theory experts Matt Hedden, associate professor of geometry/topology at Michigan State University, speaks with Daniel Ruberman BA/MA ’77, professor of mathematics at Brandeis University, during the workshop.

Shelly Harvey, assistant professor of mathematics at Rice University, is an expert on knot concordance. The conference was funded by an $18,900 grant from the National Science Foundation. The event also was supported by the Mathematics and Computer Science Department’s Van Vleck Research Fund.