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
aimed at topologists.
All talks will be held in Reiss 103 (but there will
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
Doug Bullock (UMD)
The Yang-Mills measure in the Kauffman bracket skein module
(Joint with C. Frohman and J.Kania-Bartoszynska)
Vassiliev invariants and the cohomology of Lin's knot complex
Paul Kainen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Topological graph invariants and knots
Bridges and Tangles,
(with Tad Stanford)
Torsion in skein modules
Calculating MOO invariants from an arbitrary description of 3-manifold
On Habiro's C_n-moves and Vassiliev invariants,
(joint work with Yoshiyuki Ohyama)
Knotted periodic orbits in the regular tetrahedron.
5:40 - 6:00
Billiard links in the 3-ball.