The First Miniconference on Knot Theory and its Ramifications
will be held on Saturday, October 28, 1995 at the George
Washington University.

You are cordially invited to participate in this and future meetings.

We plan it to be a regional conference (of Washington area) to be held
every semester (preferably in various locations). The next miniconference
will be (tentatively) held at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

[all talks will take place in Funger Hall
(G street / 23 street on GWU campus) room 222 (second floor)]

10:00 - 10:30   coffee and refreshment

10:30 - 11:00   Jozef H. Przytycki (GWU), Knots and Braids in Gauss' notebooks.

11:00 - 11:15   coffee and refreshment

11:15 - 12:15   Yongwu Rong (GWU), Distinguishing knots using Jones-Witten

12:15 - 2:00    lunch

 2:00 - 3:00    Jozef H. Przytycki (GWU), Search for different links
                         with the same  Jones' type  polynomials.

 3:00 - 3:30    coffee and refreshment

 3.30 - 3:50    Adam Sikora (GWU), Conway algebras and the Homflypt polynomial.

 4:00 - 4:20    Eugene Xia (Univ. Maryland, College Park), The Moduli of Flat
                         $PGL(2,\R)$ Structures Over Riemann Surfaces.

 4:30 - 4:50    Michael McDaniel (GWU), On the dimension of the space
                          of Vassiliev invariants.

 4:50 -         Discussion on knots and/or future conferences.

 5:30 -         Party (Funger Hall, fourth floor)

Travel: Metro station, Foggy Bottom-GWU is 2 blocks from Funger Hall;
        Parking is free on Saturdays on most of the streets.

Local Organizers: Jozef H. Przytycki e-mail:
                  Yongwu Rong        e-mail: