Categorification of Knots, Algebras, and Quandles; Geometric Aspects; Quantum Computing


December 7–9, 2012

Partially sponsored by NSF and GWU

The conference will take place at The George Washington University in room B156 of the Phillips Hall on Friday, December 7, and in rooms 309 and 310 of the Media & Public Affaird Building on Saturday and Sunday, December 8 and 9, 2012.

For a local map, click here (smaller) or here (larger).

The Conference will begin at 1:00pm on Friday, December 7, 2012 in Phillips Hall B156 with a Colloquium talk on "A Knotty Bucket List" by Paul Melvin.

Schedule of Talks

Group photo on December 8, 2012 (click for a large version):

Knots in Washington XXXV

Plenary speakers include:

Seiichi Kamada (Hiroshima University)
Chi-Kwong Li (College of William and Mary)
Jessica Purcell (Brigham Young University)
and Robert Todd (University of Nebraska at Omaha)

Quantum computing speakers include:

Areski Nailt-Abdallah (Univ. of Western Ontario and INRIA Paris)
Tobias Hagge (University of Texas at Dallas)
Viswanath Ramakrishna (University of Texas at Dallas)

Distinguished graduate student talks:

Victoria Lebed (Université Paris 7, IMJ)
Crystal Senko (Joint Quantum Institute, University of Maryland).

Conference organizers:

Mieczyslaw K. Dabkowski (UT Dallas)
Valentina Harizanov
Jozef H. Przytycki
Yongwu Rong
Radmila Sazdanovic
Alexander Shumakovitch
Hao Wu

Special Session