Organizers:

Paul Kainen (kainen@gumath1.math.georgetown.edu)

Jozef Przytycki (przytyck@gwu.edu)

Yongwu Rong (rong@gwu.edu)

(gwu.edu/~rong/kiw.html)

On Friday, 10/23 there will be two colloquia sponsored

by the Departments of Mathematics and Biology, followed

by a reception.

Saturday's program will contain the more technical
talks

aimed at topologists.

All talks will be held in Reiss 103 (but there will
be

an "early-bird" session, before the colloquia, Friday

in Reiss 281 from 2:15 to 3:05). No registration
fee!

The reception is next to Reiss 103.

FRIDAY Oct. 23

3:15 Nicholas R. Cozzarelli, Dept. of
Molecular and Cell Biology,

University of California at Berkeley - Reiss 103

``Mathematical methods for studying DNA conformation and replication''

4:30 De Witt L. Sumners, Dept. of Mathematics,
Florida State U.,

Tallahassee, FL - Reiss 103 (http://www.math.fsu.edu/~sumners/)

``Topological models for DNA''

5:30 Reception - outside Reiss 103

SATURDAY Oct. 24

10:00 - 10:30am Coffee and refreshments

10:30 - 11:30 Samuel J. Lomonaco, University of Maryland B.C.,

( Reiss 103)

Quantum computation from the perspective of knot theory

11:30 - 11:45 Coffee

11:45-12:30

Doug Bullock (UMD)

The Yang-Mills measure in the Kauffman bracket skein module

(Joint with C. Frohman and J.Kania-Bartoszynska)

12:30-2:00 Lunch

2:00-2:20

Ilya Kofman,

Vassiliev invariants and the cohomology of Lin's knot complex

2:30-3:00

Paul Kainen (kainen@cs.umd.edu)

Topological graph invariants and knots

3:10-3:30

Mark Kidwell,

Bridges and Tangles,

(with Tad Stanford)

3:40-4:00

Jozef H.Przytycki,

Torsion in skein modules

4:10-4:30

Maxim Sokolov,

Calculating MOO invariants from an arbitrary description of 3-manifold

4:40-5:00

Tatsuya Tsukamoto,

On Habiro's C_n-moves and Vassiliev invariants,

(joint work with Yoshiyuki Ohyama)

5:10-5:30

Mike Veve,

Knotted periodic orbits in the regular tetrahedron.

5:40 - 6:00

Yongwu Rong,

Billiard links in the 3-ball.