Seminar: Knot theory and its applications

Sommersemester 2014

Dr. Gye-Seon Lee

Time and Location
Thursdays 2 - 4 p.m. and INF 294, -104

This seminar will discuss topological and geometrical properties of knots, and applications of knot theory to biology, chemistry and physics. At the organizational meeting I will propose several projects. Each student will carry out one of the projects. Upon completion of the project he/she will present the project in the seminar. The main reference for this seminar is the book by Colin Adams. The book is available in English and in German.

This seminar is aimed at students interested in topology and geometry, but does not require any previous knowledge of them. Interested students from biology, chemistry or physics are also welcome to attend. The seminar is open for bachelor (or master) students. The seminar will be taught in English.

Students who would like to sign up for the seminar should come to the organization meeting or send me an email ( and let me know what project you would like to carry out. Once you have agreed on the topic of your project with me, you should contact me to discuss the content of your project in more detail. Please let me help you during the preparation of your presentation.

Date Time Speaker Title Building Room
July 3 14:00 - 15:00 Andrea Seifert Surfaces and Genus INF 294 -104
15:00 - 16:00 Nasim & André Knot Polynomials
July 10 14:00 - 15:00 Tim Knot theory and Topology of 3-Spaces

Colin C. Adams, The knot book, American Mathematical Society, 2004.

last updated: 10 August 2014