# Knotted 2-spheres in the 4-space and Yang-Mills gauge theory

- Date
- May 27 at 16:00 - 18:10, 2020

- Speaker
- Dr. Masaki Taniguchi (Special Postdoctoral Researcher, iTHEMS)

- Venue
- via Zoom

- Language
- English

The classification problem of knots is one of the central topics in a study of topology. In the first part, we review classical knot theory and theory of 2-dimensional knots in the 4-dimensional space. In the second part, we focus on a problem considered in differential topology. In the studies of differential topology, people are interested in the difference between continuous and smooth. As the main result of this talk, we introduce a theorem that tells us the difference between continuous and smooth 2-dimensional knots. The proof uses Yang-Mills gauge theory for 4-manifolds obtained by the surgery of 2-knots.