Categorification of Knots, Algebras, and Quandles; Quantum Computing


March 14-16, 2012

Partially sponsored by NSF and GWU

The conference will take place at The George Washington University, Rome Hall Room 459, March 14-16, 2012.

The Conference will begin at 1:00pm on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 with a colloquium type talk by Dror Bar Natan about Meta-Groups, Meta-Bicrossed-Products, and the Alexander Polynomial. More information about the topic can be found at

Schedule of Talks

Plenary speakers include:

Dror Bar-Natan (University of Toronto)
Jim Hoste (Pitzer College)
Samuel Lomonaco (University of Maryland Baltimore County)
Keye Martin (Naval Research Lab)
Robert Owczarek (Enfitek, Inc. and University of New Mexico)
Oleg Viro (Stony Brook University)
Distinguished graduate student talk:

Krzysztof Putyra (Columbia University)
Conference organizers:

Valentina Harizanov
Mark Kidwell
Jozef H. Przytycki
Yongwu Rong
Radmila Sazdanovic
Alexander Shumakovitch
Hao Wu