Join Prof Jason D. Lotay, Professor of Pure Mathematics and Tutorial Fellow in Mathematics, for his lecture:
Knots are part of everyday life, being both extremely useful or very troublesome depending on the situation, as well as appearing in art, literature and science. Knots have also fascinated mathematicians since at least the 19th century and there are many great unsolved problems in the theory of knots that are central to current mathematical research.
In this month’s Balliol Online Lecture, Prof Jason D. Lotay will discuss some of the many ways in which knots manifest themselves and some of the knotty problems which perplex mathematicians at all levels from current students to experienced researchers.
Professor Jason D. Lotay is a Professor of Pure Mathematics at the University of Oxford and Tutorial Fellow at Balliol College (as of January 2019). Previously, Professor Lotay was at UCL, where he was a Professor of Mathematics and prior to this, an EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow starting at Imperial College, London. He also held an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship at MSRI, Berkeley and a Junior Research Fellowship in Science at University College, Oxford. He received his DPhil from the University of Oxford, where he was first at New College before becoming a Senior Scholar at Christ Church.