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1999 Fall Southeastern Section Meeting
Charlotte, NC, October 15-17, 1999
Meeting #949

Associate secretaries:
John L Bryant, AMS bryant@math.fsu.edu

Special Session on Knot Theory and Its Applications

  • Friday October 15, 1999, 2:30 p.m.-5:20 p.m.
    Special Session on Knot Theory and Its Applications, I

    Room 106, Denny Hall
    Organizers:
    Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina at Charlotte ydiao@uncc.edu

    • 2:30 p.m.
      Polygonal approximation and energy of smooth knots.
      Eric Rawdon, Chatham College
      Jonathan Simon*, University of Iowa
      (949-57-191)
    • 3:00 p.m.
      Conformal Energy of Thick Knots.
      Gregory Buck, St. Anselm College
      Eric J Rawdon*, Chatham College
      Jonathan Simon, University of Iowa
      (949-57-187)
    • 3:30 p.m.
      The ropelength of knots and links.
      John M Sullivan*, Univ. of Illinois
      Rob Kusner, Univ. of Massachusetts
      Jason Cantarella, Univ. of Massachusetts
      (949-53-128)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Multiple Minimal Energy Knots.
      Louis H Kauffman*, Univ of Ill at Chicago
      (949-57-92)
    • 4:30 p.m.
      Can one tie a knot with 8.58299... inches of 1 inch rope?
      Robert B Kusner*, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
      Jason H Cantarella, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
      John M Sullivan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      (949-53-43)
    • 5:00 p.m.
      Global Knotting in Equilateral Random Polygons.
      John C Nardo*, North Georgia College & State University
      Yuanan Diao, UNC Charlotte
      (949-57-232)
  • Saturday October 16, 1999, 8:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Knot Theory and Its Applications, II

    Room 106, Denny Hall
    Organizers:
    Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina at Charlotte ydiao@uncc.edu

    • 8:30 a.m.
      A Family of Ropelength-Minimizing Links.
      Jason H Cantarella*, UMASS and UGA
      Robert B Kusner, UMASS
      John M Sullivan, UIUC
      (949-53-159)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      Some numerical results on random linking.
      Tetsuo Deguchi*, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, and Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University
      (949-65-154)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Nearby Knots in Knot Space.
      Kenneth C Millett*, University of California
      (949-57-129)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Configuration spaces and knot spaces.
      Richard Randell*, University of Iowa
      (949-57-114)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Discussion
  • Saturday October 16, 1999, 2:30 p.m.-5:20 p.m.
    Special Session on Knot Theory and Its Applications, III

    Room 106, Denny Hall
    Organizers:
    Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina at Charlotte ydiao@uncc.edu

    • 2:30 p.m.
      Monte Carlo Studies of Lattice Knots.
      Esaias J Janse van Rensburg*, York University
      (949-82-40)
    • 3:00 p.m.
      The writhe of simple closed curves in lattices.
      Stu Whittington*, University of Toronto
      (949-57-103)
    • 3:30 p.m.
      The curvature of lattice knots.
      David Promislow*, York University
      (949-57-108)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Entanglement Complexity of Self-avoiding Polygons in a Rectangular Tube.
      Christine E Soteros*, University of Saskatchewan
      (949-82-146)
    • 4:30 p.m.
      Using random knotting to analyze DNA packing in viral capsids.
      Francisco J Arsuaga*, Florida State University
      Joaquim Roca, Department of Molecular Biology. I.B.M.B. - C.S.I.C.
      De Witt L Sumners, Florida State University
      (949-92-86)
    • 5:00 p.m.
      Computing canonical conformations for knots.
      Gregory Buck*, Saint Anselm College
      (949-57-243)
  • Sunday October 17, 1999, 9:30 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Knot Theory and Its Applications, IV

    Room 106, Denny Hall
    Organizers:
    Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina at Charlotte ydiao@uncc.edu

    • 9:30 a.m.
      A Leibniz type formula for links - with application to higher order link polynomials.
      Yongwu Rong*, The George Washington University
      (949-57-222)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      On $n$-string tangles.
      Claus Ernst*, Western Kentucky University
      John Emert, Ball State University
      (949-54-201)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Noncommutative trigonometry and the A-polynomial.
      Razvan Gelca*, University of Michigan
      (949-57-39)
    • 11:00 a.m.
      Polygonal Isotopy of Geometric Knots.
      Jorge Alberto Calvo*, North Dakota State University
      (949-57-221)
    • 11:30 a.m.
      A state space model of the HOMFLY polynomial.
      Bela Bollobas, The University of Memphis and Trinity College, Cambridge
      Luke Pebody*, The University of Memphis
      David Weinreich, The University of Memphis
      (949-05-228)
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