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Untangling the Theory Behind Stick Knots and Their Pseudo Projections

Joel Jacobs*, Eastern Oregon University (Undergraduate Student)
Dominic Clay*, Eastern Oregon University (Undergraduate Student)
Cody Paulson, Eastern Oregon University (Undergraduate Student)
Matt Chatham, Eastern Oregon University (Undergraduate Student)
Amy Yielding, Eastern Oregon University (Faculty)
Talk Abstract: 
In this talk we describe our research into stick knots and projections of stick knots undertaken by our undergraduate research group at Eastern Oregon University during Summer 2014-Winter 2015. Our goal was to find a method, or several methods, for identifying which 2-D projections of stick knots were fully realizable in 3-space and which were pseudo-projections. We present our research methods, our successful results, problems and issues we encountered along the way, and possible future avenues of inquiry into this field.
Talk Subject: 
Algebraic and Complex Geometry
Talk Type: 
Oral Presentation
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 18:45