THE first ANNOUNCEMENT, October 20, 2004
 November 12-14, 2004
        The Nineteenth Conference on Knot Theory and its Ramifications
George Washington University, Washington, DC

You are cordially invited to attend and give a short talk at our Knots in Washington XIX conference.

This year the conference is devoted to Topology in Biology/Chemistry and plenary speakers include: Leon Glass, Natasha Jonoska, Peter F. Stadler, Mariel Vazquez and Patrick Hooper This regional conference is held every semester, in various locations in the Washington area
(see the main KIW page ).

The conference will take place at Georgetown University (Nov. 12-13) and George Washington University (Nov. 14).

We plan five plenary talks - 50 minutes long, and 30 minutes long research talks.

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

We will start on Friday November 12, 3:15pm with the talk by Peter F. Stadler (University Leipzig),
followed by Leon Glass (McGill University) and Natasha Jonoska (USF).
The Saturday session will start at 10:30am with the talk by Mariel Vazquez (U.C. Berkeley).

See Schedule at GU for detail.

If you plan to attend please contact one of the organizers. No registration fee! 

If you would like to give a talk please submit your abstract: The viewing page is at Abstracts -- Knots in Washington XIX
The submission of abstracts page is at SUBMISSION KinW XIX

Speakers include: Javier Arsuaga, Leon Glass, Laure Helme-Guizon, Patrick Hooper, Natasha Jonoska, Raja Jothi, Paul C. Kainen, Junalyn Navarra-Madsen, Jozef H.Przytycki, Yongwu Rong, Peter F. Stadler, Mariel Vazquez, Elena Zotenko..,

See directions to GU and GWU below


Friday, November 12:
All talks in Reiss 103 at Georgetown University.
3:15 -- 4:05 Peter F. Stadler,
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Institute of Computer Science. University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
The Topology of Evolutionary Biology
4:05 -- 4:30 coffee break
4:30 -- 5:20 Leon Glass,
Department of Physiology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Topological Approaches to the Analysis of Spatiotemporal Organization in Chemical and Biological Systems
5:20 -- 5:45 coffee break
5:45 -- 6:35 Natasha Jonoska,
Department of Mathematics, University of South Florida
Topological questions related to DNA self-assembly of graph structures

Saturday Nov. 13, 2004
All talks in Reiss 103 at Georgetown University.

Coffee from 10 am to 10:30 am
10:30 -- 11:20 Mariel Vazquez, Mathematics Department, U.C. Berkeley
Topological analysis of enzymatic actions: DNA link formation by Xer recombination and DNA unknotting by type II topoisomerase
11:25 -- 11.55 Javier Arsuaga, Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCSF
DNA knots reveal a chiral organization of DNA in phage capsids
12:00 -- 12:30 Junalyn Navarra-Madsen, Texas Woman's University
Analyzing Mu Transposase's Mechanism Using Tangle Coloring.

12:30 -- 2:00 pm LUNCH

2:00 -- 2:30 Raja Jothi, NCBI/NLM/NIH
The Effects of Topology of Evolutionary Tree on Predicting Protein Interaction Specificity
2:35 -- 3:05 Elena Zotenko,
NIH/NLM/NCBI and University of Maryland College Park
Knot Invariants in Protein Structure Comparison
3:10 -- 3:40 Paul Kainen, Georgetown University
Topological constancy in the perception of Lissajous figures

7:00pm A small party at Jozef's house

Sunday, November 14

Talks take place in Rome Hall (801 22nd St. NW), room 459

10:00 -- 10:40am Breakfast: coffee and refreshments
10:40 -- 11:30 Jozef H. Przytycki (GWU)
An introduction to Khovanov homology categorification of skein modules
11:50 -- 12:40 Patrick Hooper (SUNY Stony Brook and Yale University),
Does every triangle admit a periodic billiard path?
1:20 -- 1:50 Yongwu Rong (GWU)
A configuration space approach to the chromatic polynomial, after Eastwood and Huggett
2;00 - 2:50 Laure Helme-Guizon (GWU)
A Khovanov-type homology theory for graphs

3:00pm Official end of the conference.

Directions to Georgetown University Math Dept.

Directions to George Washington University:
The reasonable hotels in the neighborhood are
State Plaza Hotel (2117 E St)
or Holiday Inn Rosslyn:
For the hotels around Washington see:

For Hotels in Bethesda see:

Conference Organizers:
Paul Kainen (GTU),
Jozef H. Przytycki (GWU),
Yongwu Rong (GWU),

Ponizsza informacja nie jest pewna, 99% ze 11-13 lutego 2005

The next conference, Knots in Washington XX,
will take place at GWU, February 11-13, 2005,
It will be organized by Sofia Lambropoulou (NTUA), Jozef H.Przytycki (GWU) and Yongwu Rong (GWU)
Abstracts -- Knots in Washington XX