Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Michael G. Sullivan
Robert B. Kusner
Mathematics | Statistics and Probability
In this thesis, we give a topological interpretation of knot contact homology, by considering intersections of a particular class of chains of open strings with the knot itself. In doing so, we provide evidence toward a differential graded algebra structure on the algebra generated by chains of open strings.
McGibbon, Jason Frederick, "Knot Contact Homology and Open Strings" (2011). Open Access Dissertations. Paper 484.