Mathematics and Physics Seminar Series

AnnouncingAnnouncing

A Seminar Presentation

on Thursday

October 19, 2017

at 3:00 pm in

North Hall 102

at The University of New Haven

Matrix Braids

— Joseph kolibal

Department of Mathematics and Physics

The University of New Haven

Abstract: Braiding matrices arise as a subtopic of the the Yang-

Baxter equation, which has been studied extensively due to appli-

cation in numerous ﬁelds of mathematics and physics. We connect

these to a simpliﬁed matrix representation and focus on obtaining so-

lutions to matrix braids by considering special matrices where solu-

tions are more easily found. Finally, we suggest a ﬁxed point iteration

algorithm to determine the braid complement of a given matrix, if it

exists.

Fur ther Information

For further information, please contact Dr. Yasanthi Kottegoda at the Department of Math-

ematics and Physics, Ofﬁce: Maxcy 315, 203-932-1206, YKottegoda@newhaven.edu.