David Drickhamer

359 days ago

Graduate Student Solves Decades-Old Conway Knot Problem

quantamagazine.org

It took Lisa Piccirillo less than a week to answer a long-standing question about a strange knot discovered over half a century ago by the legendary John Conway. In the summer of 2018, at a conference on low-dimensional topology and geometry, Lisa Piccirillo heard about a nice little math problem.