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1996 Spring Central Sectional Meeting
Iowa City, IA, March 2223, 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 longrange threedimensional structure.
Wilma Olson*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(90957256)

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
(90935189)

10:00 a.m.
Conformational variability of kilobasesized DNA molecules.
Nancy C. Stellwagen*, University of Iowa
Kurt Strutz, University of Iowa
(90992257)

10:30 a.m.
Control of DNA structure and topology.
Nadrian C. Seeman*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
(9095764)

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
(9095755)

4:00 p.m.
Equilibrium topological links of closed polymer chains.
Alexander Vologodskii*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
(9095739)

4:30 p.m.
Entanglement complexity of lattice ribbons.
Stuart G. Whittington*, University of Toronto
(9095712)

5:00 p.m.
Random knotting in uniform embeddings of graphs in $Z^3$.
Christine E. Soteros*, University of Saskatchewan
(9095784)

5:30 p.m.
A strand passage metric for topoisomerase action.
Isabel K. Dazey*, Florida State University
De Witt L. Sumners, Florida State University
(90957206)

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
(9095765)

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
(9095787)

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
(90965101)

9:30 a.m.
Equilateral polygonal knots.
Kenneth C. Millett*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(90957247)

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
(90957255)

10:30 a.m.
Discretizations of M\"obius knot energies.
John M. Sullivan*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(90957254)

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,
(90957253)

3:30 p.m.
On the energy and length of a knot.
Gregory Buck*, Saint Anselm's College
(90957224)

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
(90957267)

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
(90957221)

5:00 p.m.
Knotted and linked periodic solutions to ordinary differential equations.
Robert W. Ghrist*, Cornell University
(90957228)

5:30 p.m.
Results on harmonic knots.
Aaron Keith Trautwein*, Carthage College
(90957152)

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
(90957269)
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