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1996 Spring Central Sectional Meeting
Iowa City, IA, March 22-23, 1996
Meeting #909

Associate secretaries:
Andy R Magid, AMS amagid@ou.edu

Special Session on Physical Knot Theory

  • Friday March 22, 1996, 8:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Physical Knot Theory, I

    Room 346, Iowa Memorial Union/Iowa House
    Organizers:
    Jonathan K. Simon, University of Iowa
    Gregory Buck, Saint Anselm's College

    • 8:30 a.m.
      Informal discussion
    • 9:00 a.m.
      DNA base sequence and long-range three-dimensional structure.
      Wilma Olson*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
      (909-57-256)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Buckling transitions in superhelical DNA: Dependence on the elastic constants and DNA size.
      Gomathi Ramachandran, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
      Tamar Schlick*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
      (909-35-189)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Conformational variability of kilobase-sized DNA molecules.
      Nancy C. Stellwagen*, University of Iowa
      Kurt Strutz, University of Iowa
      (909-92-257)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Control of DNA structure and topology.
      Nadrian C. Seeman*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
      (909-57-64)
  • Friday March 22, 1996, 3:00 p.m.-6:20 p.m.
    Special Session on Physical Knot Theory, II

    Room 346, Iowa Memorial Union/Iowa House
    Organizers:
    Jonathan K. Simon, University of Iowa
    Gregory Buck, Saint Anselm's College

    • 3:00 p.m.
      Informal discussion
    • 3:30 p.m.
      DNA knots.
      Andrzej Stasiak*, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
      Didier Michoud, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
      (909-57-55)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Equilibrium topological links of closed polymer chains.
      Alexander Vologodskii*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
      (909-57-39)
    • 4:30 p.m.
      Entanglement complexity of lattice ribbons.
      Stuart G. Whittington*, University of Toronto
      (909-57-12)
    • 5:00 p.m.
      Random knotting in uniform embeddings of graphs in $Z^3$.
      Christine E. Soteros*, University of Saskatchewan
      (909-57-84)
    • 5:30 p.m.
      A strand passage metric for topoisomerase action.
      Isabel K. Dazey*, Florida State University
      De Witt L. Sumners, Florida State University
      (909-57-206)
    • 6:00 p.m.
      Informal discussion
  • Saturday March 23, 1996, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Physical Knot Theory, III

    Room 346, Iowa Memorial Union/Iowa House
    Organizers:
    Jonathan K. Simon, University of Iowa
    Gregory Buck, Saint Anselm's College

    • 8:00 a.m.
      Knot energies by ropes.
      Claus Ernst*, Western Kentucky University
      Yuanan Diao, Kennesaw State College
      Esaias J. Janse van Rensburg, York University
      (909-57-65)
    • 8:30 a.m.
      In search of a good polygonal knot energy function.
      Yuanan Diao*, Kennesaw State College
      Claus Ernst, Western Kentucky University
      Esaias J. Janse van Rensburg, York University
      (909-57-87)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      Energies for polygonal knots.
      Yuanan Diao, Kennesaw State College
      Claus Ernst, Western Kentucky University
      Esaias J. Janse van Rensburg*, York University
      (909-65-101)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Equilateral polygonal knots.
      Kenneth C. Millett*, University of California, Santa Barbara
      (909-57-247)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      M\"obius energy of Hopf links and the Morse theory of electrons on $S^2$.
      Robert Barnard Kusner*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
      John M. Sullivan, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
      James Lawrence, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
      Nick Schmitt, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
      (909-57-255)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Discretizations of M\"obius knot energies.
      John M. Sullivan*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
      (909-57-254)
  • Saturday March 23, 1996, 3:00 p.m.-6:20 p.m.
    Special Session on Physical Knot Theory, IV

    Room 346, Iowa Memorial Union/Iowa House
    Organizers:
    Jonathan K. Simon, University of Iowa
    Gregory Buck, Saint Anselm's College

    • 3:00 p.m.
      Energy minimizing knots in $S^3$ and $H^3$.
      Jun O'Hara*, Tokyo Metropolitan University,
      (909-57-253)
    • 3:30 p.m.
      On the energy and length of a knot.
      Gregory Buck*, Saint Anselm's College
      (909-57-224)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Magnetic flux tubes, elastic rods and uniformly charged loops.
      Atta Y.K Chui*, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
      H. K. Moffatt, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
      (909-57-267)
    • 4:30 p.m.
      Cutting the knot: Reconnection in superfluids, dislocations, and flood plains.
      Klaus Schwarz*, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York
      (909-57-221)
    • 5:00 p.m.
      Knotted and linked periodic solutions to ordinary differential equations.
      Robert W. Ghrist*, Cornell University
      (909-57-228)
    • 5:30 p.m.
      Results on harmonic knots.
      Aaron Keith Trautwein*, Carthage College
      (909-57-152)
    • 6:00 p.m.
      The thickness of knots.
      Rick Litherland*, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
      Oguz C. Durumeric, University of Iowa
      Jonathan K. Simon, University of Iowa
      (909-57-269)
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