Discrete Representations of the Braid Groups

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS

Presents

Nancy Scherich
Wake Forest University

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
11am
Carswell Hall, Room 101

Abstract: Many well known representations of the braid groups are parameterized by a complex parameter, such as the Burau, Jones, and BMW representations. I will give a construction to choose specializations of the parameters so the images of the representations are discrete groups. This work is at the intersection of Number Theory, Topology, Combinatorics, and Algebra.

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