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Eastern 1993 Spring Sectional Meeting
Washington, DC, April 17-18, 1993
Meeting #881

Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS

Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology

  • Saturday April 17, 1993, 9:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology, I

    Room 2114, Downing Hall

    • 9:00 a.m.
      Entropy invariants for knots.
      Daniel S. Silver*, University of South Alabama
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Connected sums, Floer homology and spectral sequence.
      Weiping Li*, Yale University
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Mapping class groups, quantum invariants and quadratic forms.
      Gretchen Wright*, Columbia University
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Some mod 3 relations between Donaldson polynomial invariants.
      Selman Akbulut*, Michigan State University
  • Saturday April 17, 1993, 2:40 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology, II

    Room 2114, Downing Hall

    • 2:40 p.m.
      Infinite framed link diagrams of open 3-manifolds.
      Jim Hoste*, Pitzer College
    • 3:10 p.m.
      Dehn surgery on knots in the 3-sphere.
      Cameron Gordon*, University of Texas, Austin
      John Luecke, University of Texas, Austin
    • 3:40 p.m.
      Tangle sums producing simple tangles.
      Ying-Qing Wu*, University of Texas, Austin
    • 4:10 p.m.
      Spectral flow and analyticity for operators on manifolds with boundary.
      Eric P. Klassen*, Florida State University
      Paul A. Kirk, Indiana University, Bloomington
    • 4:40 p.m.
      Casson's invariant for closed 3-manifolds with even first Betti number.
      Cynthia L. Curtis*, Princeton University
  • Sunday April 18, 1993, 8:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology, III

    Room 136, Douglass Hall

    • 8:30 a.m.
      A diagrammatic theory of knotted surfaces.
      J. Scott Carter*, University of South Alabama
      Masahico Saito, University of Texas, Austin
    • 9:00 a.m.
      The formal Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov connection and a universal knot invariant.
      Xiao-Song Lin*, Columbia University
    • 9:30 a.m.
      A topological quantum theory approach to the Andrews-Curtis conjecture.
      Frank Quinn*, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Computing spectral flow via cup products.
      Paul Kirk*, Florida State University
      Eric Klassen, Indiana University, Bloomington
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Infinite generation of PI_1(Diff(M)).
      John Kalliongis*, Saint Louis University
      Darryl McCullough, University of Oklahoma
  • Sunday April 18, 1993, 2:40 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology, IV

    Room 136, Douglass Hall

    • 2:40 p.m.
      A subgroup of the mapping class group compatible with surgery.
      Lawrence Smolinsky*, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
    • 3:10 p.m.
      A simple proof of the Traczyk Yokota criteria for periodic knots.
      J\'ozef H. Przytycki*, Odense University,
    • 3:40 p.m.
      Minimal energy electrostatic knots.
      Samuel J. Lomonaco, Jr.*, University of Maryland Baltimore County