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Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology

School of General Studies

GIST College, Bldg A, Room 212

123 Cheomdan-gwagiro, 1 Oryong-dong, Buk-gu,

Gwangju 500-712, Korea

phone: +82-10-4491-4241 (private cell phone) +82-62-715-3693 (office),

fax: +82-62-715-3609 (indicating my name)

Way to my building (in Korean; red circled) and how to find me there (also red circled).

e-mail :

Please note this when you email me. Thank you.

Here is my CV as PS and PDF, and a few (more) facts about me in HTML.

My (current GIST) namecard in English and Korean. Here are older ones: Keimyung, KAIST (in English and Korean), Osaka CU in Japanese and English.

- combinatorial and low-dimensional topology knot theory, Vassiliev invariants
- Differential geometry
- Number theory, primes , pi (and pi again)
- chess , chess , chess , chess . . .
- Tennis
- cinema in Berlin ,
- astronomy and astrophysics, eclipses
- and actually, some pop music . . .

*"We do not 'risk' sliding down toward such standards; we have
reached them."* (S. Lang)

This is an essay (PDF, PS) in which I try to express my fear about the establishment of a culture of publishing, where no one is willing to take responsibility for the correctness of mathematics, and readers finding mistakes in published proofs are stamped as outcasts, because they are deemed to target the reputation of authors and journals.

A summary appeared in the June/July 2010 Notices of the AMS, Letters to the Editor.

As a respectable senior puts it: "... don't be so hard on the mathematical careerists. They're not as smart as you and must be held to a lower standard."

For more recent photos, you may check out my flickr page.

15_{224980}, Thistlethwaite's achiral 15 crossing knot.
Here
I announced the construction of amphicheiral knots of
all odd crossing numbers $>15$

**A 21(?) crossing knot for which Morton's
conjectured inequality fails. (See here for explanation.)
**

- properties of positive knots and related knot classes.
- properties of the knot polynomials, especially the Jones polynomial
- Seifert surfaces coming from the Seifert algorithm
- Gauss sums and Vassiliev invariants in the 3-sphere and solid torus
- evaluation of knot tables for knots with specific properties
- unknotting numbers
- number theoretical properties of knot invariants
- Density of the Burau and Lawrence-Krammer representation

Alexander Stoimenow,

This web page was last updated 04/06/20 21:04:50.

My attitude toward my webpage is (and it therefore looks) like this of many other mathematicians: I would love to have a much nicer one, but spending time on it is one of my last priorities. In particular, while I update this page from time to time, some parts may still be hopelessly outdated.