Spring, Thursdays, Blocker 506A, 4:00-4:50 PM

Date: March 9

"  The Necklace Braid Group "
  Andrew Kimball  


The Necklace Braid group is identified with the fundamental group of the configuration space of n unlinked oriented circles that are linked to another oriented circle. We will look at some properties of this group and how its representations relate to those of the braid group.