KNOTS IN WASHINGTON, VII "Topology in Biology"

    October 23-24, 1998, at Georgetown University.
    Paul Kainen (
    Jozef Przytycki (
    Yongwu Rong (

    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 (

 ``Topological models for DNA''

    5:30   Reception - outside Reiss 103


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

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

Ilya Kofman,
Vassiliev invariants and the cohomology of Lin's knot complex

Paul Kainen (
Topological graph invariants and knots

Mark Kidwell,
Bridges and Tangles,
(with Tad Stanford)

Jozef H.Przytycki,
Torsion in skein modules

Maxim Sokolov,
Calculating MOO invariants from an arbitrary description of 3-manifold

Tatsuya Tsukamoto,
On Habiro's C_n-moves and Vassiliev invariants,
(joint work with Yoshiyuki Ohyama)

Mike Veve,
Knotted periodic orbits in the regular tetrahedron.

5:40 - 6:00
Yongwu Rong,
Billiard links in the 3-ball.