Matthias Nagel

matthias.nagel (at) math.ethz.ch

Department of Mathematics
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
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My Interests

My field of study is geometric topology. I am interested in geometric objects up to dimension 4 and their embeddings. In particular, I study knots and their mathematical properties. Here is an example of an interesting (part of a) knot:

A clasp

I am especially curious about concordance, a special equivalence relation on knots. This relation is intimately tied to questions on the topology of 4-manifolds and their smooth structures.