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1998 Spring Central Section Meeting
Manhattan, KS, March 27-28, 1998
Meeting #932

Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS susan@math.northwestern.edu

Special Session on Quantum Topology

  • Friday March 27, 1998, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m.
    Special Session on Quantum Topology, I

    Room 130, Cardwell Hall
    Organizers:
    David N. Yetter, Kansas State University dyetter@math.ksu.edu
    Louis Crane, Kansas State University crane@math.ksu.edu

    • 8:00 a.m.
      Discussion
    • 8:45 a.m.
      Kauffman bracket skein modules and the noncommutative torus.
      Razvan Gelca*, University of Michigan
      Charles Frohman, University of Iowa
      (932-57-106)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Vassiliev's knot invariants and the lower central series of the pure braid groups.
      Theodore B Stanford*, US Naval Academy
      (932-57-194)
    • 10:15 a.m.
      The Kauffman Bracket Skein Module at Roots of Unity, and Reduced Observables.
      Doug Bullock, Boise State University
      Charles Frohman*, The University of Iowa
      Joanna Kania-Bartoszynska, Boise State University
      (932-57-188)
  • Friday March 27, 1998, 2:30 p.m.-5:25 p.m.
    Special Session on Quantum Topology, II

    Room 130, Cardwell Hall
    Organizers:
    David N. Yetter, Kansas State University dyetter@math.ksu.edu
    Louis Crane, Kansas State University crane@math.ksu.edu

    • 2:30 p.m.
      How to integrate a knot.
      Charles Frohman, University of Iowa
      Joanna Kania-Bartoszynska*, Boise State University
      (932-57-191)
    • 3:15 p.m.
      Discrete Physics and Topological Quantum Field Theory.
      Louis H. Kauffman*, Univ of IL at Chicago
      (932-55-173)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Diagrammatic Moves Associated to Higher Category Structures .
      J. Scott Carter*, University of South Alabama
      Louis H. Kauffman, University of Ill, Chicago
      Masahico Saito, University of South Florida
      (932-57-134)
    • 4:45 p.m.
      State sums for triangulated $4$-manifolds and their diagrammatics.
      J. Scott Carter, University of South Alabama
      Louis H. Kauffman, University of Illinois at Chicago, 851 S. Morgan St. Chicago, Illinois 60607-7045
      Masahico Saito*, University of South Florida
      (932-57-131)
  • Saturday March 28, 1998, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m.
    Special Session on Quantum Topology, III

    Room 130, Cardwell Hall
    Organizers:
    David N. Yetter, Kansas State University dyetter@math.ksu.edu
    Louis Crane, Kansas State University crane@math.ksu.edu

    • 8:00 a.m.
      Discussion
    • 8:45 a.m.
      Discussion
    • 9:30 a.m.
      State sum models for quantum gravity.
      John W Barrett*, University of Nottingham
      (932-83-209)
    • 10:15 a.m.
      State Sum Models, Spin Foam Models, Quantum Gravity .
      Carlo Rovelli*, Pittsburgh University
      (932-83-116)
  • Saturday March 28, 1998, 2:30 p.m.-4:40 p.m.
    Special Session on Quantum Topology, IV

    Room 130, Cardwell Hall
    Organizers:
    David N. Yetter, Kansas State University dyetter@math.ksu.edu
    Louis Crane, Kansas State University crane@math.ksu.edu

    • 2:30 p.m.
      Cabling HOMFLY-Vassiliev knot invariants.
      Sergei Chmutov, Program System Institute, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia
      Oliver T. Dasbach, Columbia University
      Arkady Vaintrob*, New Mexico State University
      (932-57-184)
    • 3:15 p.m.
      ${\cal S}_{2,\infty}(H_n\# H_m;Z[A^{\pm 1}],A)$.
      J\'ozef H Przytycki*, George Washington University
      (932-57-210)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Lattice Gauge Field Theory.
      Doug Bullock*, George Washington Univ.
      Charles Frohman, University of Iowa
      Joanna Kania-Bartoszynska, Boise State University
      (932-57-125)
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