Tagged: Knots

Knot theory

Knot theory is a very fast-growing field of mathematics.  Knots are not natural phenomena, and there exists only a finite number of distinct knots in three-dimensional space. Knots define spaces because we can think of a knot as a way in which different dimensions can be connected. Mathematicians are working on notation systems for knots, which leads to a form of arithmetic for knots. This has  fascinating consequences for other disciplines, and for our understanding of reality in general.  What is a knot? Complex knots can oftentimes be simplified with a few moves, which the German mathematician Reidemeister organized into...