Musyt’s paper about knot theory published in mathematics bulletin


Jan. 4, 2023

Jeffrey Musyt, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, recently co-authored a peer-reviewed paper that was published in the Canadian Mathematical Bulletin.

The paper, titled “Equivariant cobordisms between freely periodic knots,” is related to knot theory and the condition that two ends of the rope or shoelace are connected into a loop. The mathematics is based on the idea that the theoretical “rope” is a circle embedded into three-dimensional space. Musyt’s paper looks at equivalencies across different four-ball knots, that is, knots with a minimum number of knots that would need to be untied to return to an unknotted loop.