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1999 Fall Southeastern Section Meeting
Charlotte, NC, October 1517, 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
(94957191)

3:00 p.m.
Conformal Energy of Thick Knots.
Gregory Buck, St. Anselm College
Eric J Rawdon*, Chatham College
Jonathan Simon, University of Iowa
(94957187)

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
(94953128)

4:00 p.m.
Multiple Minimal Energy Knots.
Louis H Kauffman*, Univ of Ill at Chicago
(9495792)

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 UrbanaChampaign
(9495343)

5:00 p.m.
Global Knotting in Equilateral Random Polygons.
John C Nardo*, North Georgia College & State University
Yuanan Diao, UNC Charlotte
(94957232)

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 RopelengthMinimizing Links.
Jason H Cantarella*, UMASS and UGA
Robert B Kusner, UMASS
John M Sullivan, UIUC
(94953159)

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
(94965154)

9:30 a.m.
Nearby Knots in Knot Space.
Kenneth C Millett*, University of California
(94957129)

10:00 a.m.
Configuration spaces and knot spaces.
Richard Randell*, University of Iowa
(94957114)

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
(9498240)

3:00 p.m.
The writhe of simple closed curves in lattices.
Stu Whittington*, University of Toronto
(94957103)

3:30 p.m.
The curvature of lattice knots.
David Promislow*, York University
(94957108)

4:00 p.m.
Entanglement Complexity of Selfavoiding Polygons in a Rectangular Tube.
Christine E Soteros*, University of Saskatchewan
(94982146)

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
(9499286)

5:00 p.m.
Computing canonical conformations for knots.
Gregory Buck*, Saint Anselm College
(94957243)

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
(94957222)

10:00 a.m.
On $n$string tangles.
Claus Ernst*, Western Kentucky University
John Emert, Ball State University
(94954201)

10:30 a.m.
Noncommutative trigonometry and the Apolynomial.
Razvan Gelca*, University of Michigan
(9495739)

11:00 a.m.
Polygonal Isotopy of Geometric Knots.
Jorge Alberto Calvo*, North Dakota State University
(94957221)

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
(94905228)
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