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DegreesRice University, Ph.D.
State University of New York Geneseo, B.A.
ExpertiseGeometric topology, particularly knot theory and its applications to 3- and 4-manifolds
ProfileThe set of knots and links in 3-dimensional space is a group under a certain 4-dimensional equivalence relation called concordance. Broadly speaking, my research so far has sought to understand the structure of this group. The study of knots and links under this equivalence relation is related to the study of 4-manifolds; the fourth dimension is particularly difficult to study, since it is in some sense a boundary case between low and high dimensions - there are enough dimensions for the manifold topology to exhibit complex behavior, but not enough space for our usual tools to work. Webpage
|MATH||15a||Applied Linear Algebra|
|MATH||23b||Introduction to Proofs|
|MATH||100b||Introduction to Algebra, Part II|
|MATH||104a||Introduction to Topology|
Cochran, Tim D., Ray, Arunima. "Shake slice and shake concordant knots." (2015). (forthcoming)
Davis, Christopher W., Ray, Arunima. "A new family links smoothly, but not topologically, concordant to the Hopf link." (2015). (forthcoming)
Davis, Christopher W, Ray, Arunima. "Satellite operators as group actions on knot concordance." (2014). (forthcoming)
Ray, Arunima. "Casson towers and filtrations of the knot concordance group." Algebraic and Geometric Topology (2014). (forthcoming)
Ray, Arunima. "Satellite operators with distinct iterates in smooth concordance." Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society (2014). (forthcoming)
Cochran, Tim D., Davis, Christopher W., Ray, Arunima. "Injectivity of satellite operators in knot concordance." Journal of Topology 7. 4 (2014): 948-964.
Ray, Arunima. Casson towers and filtrations of the smooth knot concordance group. Diss. Rice University, 4/16/2014. Proquest, 2014.
Ray, Arunima. "Slice knots which bound punctured Klein bottles." Algebraic and Geometric Topology 13. 5 (2013): 2713-2731.