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How efficiently can one untangle a double-twist? Waving is believing!

David Pengelley*, Oregon State University
Talk Abstract: 
Can you do the Philippine candle dance, the Dirac belt trick, or the Feynman plate trick? Whether your answer is yes or no, this event will engage you in this and far beyond in discovering and understanding the most mathematically efficient way to untangle a double-twist in 3-space. Limber up!
Time Slot: 
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 20:00
Room Number: 
LINC 128