Houston, TX 77005
4:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2012
On Campus | Alumni
Let K be a knot in the 3-sphere. For each non-negative integer g, the knot K has a bridge number number with respect to a genus g Heegaard surface. If K is "generic," these genus g bridge numbers are highly predictable using the classical bridge number of K. However, we will show that certain iterated torus knots can realize a wide array of unexpected genus g bridge numbers.