Jon Simon

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to extend my gratitude, first and foremost, to my advisor Paul Muhly for all the patience, support, and lively discussions he shared with me over the past six years. Professor Muhly deserves all the credit for what's right (and none of the blame for anything wrong!) in this thesis. for their invaluable mathematical and(More)
  • Trenton Frederick Schirmer, Maggy Tomova, +6 authors Dick Randell
  • 2016
Knot theory and 3-manifold topology are closely intertwined, and few invari-ants stand so firmly in the intersection of these two subjects as the tunnel number of a knot, denoted t(K). We describe two very general constructions that result in knot and link pairs which are subbaditive with respect to tunnel number under connect sum. Our constructions(More)
BACKGROUND Advance care planning (acp) is an important process in health care today. How to prospectively identify potential local barriers and facilitators to uptake of acp across a complex, multi-sector, publicly funded health care system and how to develop specific mitigating strategies have not been well characterized. METHODS We surveyed a(More)
Why are we interested in studying consciousness 2 ? One reason is that it is peculiarly difficult to understand. There is no consensus over what basic type of thing it is (is it a special kind of representation of the world? A kind of self-­‐representation? A primitive contact with sense-­‐data?). Connected to this, it is mysterious to us how it relates to(More)
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