Embedding problems in affine algebraic geometry and slice knots

Embedding problems in affine algebraic geometry and slice knots

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Peter Feller , Max Planck Institute for Mathematics
Fine Hall 314

We first discuss classical questions about polynomial embeddings of the complex line C into complex spaces such as C^m and affine algebraic groups. Next, we consider knots and different notions of sliceness for knots. Finally, we use a knot theory perspective to indicate proofs for the embedding questions discussed first.