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2001 Fall Central Section Meeting
Columbus, OH, September 2123, 2001
Meeting #969
Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS
susan@math.northwestern.edu
Special Session on Quantum Topology

Friday September 21, 2001, 2:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Quantum Topology, I
BE 0285, Baker Systems Engineering (BE)
Organizers:
Thomas Kerler, Ohio State University kerler@math.ohiostate.edu

2:00 p.m.
Monoidal and braided structures in neargroup categories.
Jacob Siehler*, Virginia Tech
(96918262)

2:30 p.m.
A (co)sheaf approach to topological field theory.
Frank S Quinn*, Virginia Tech
(96957239)

3:00 p.m.
Break

3:30 p.m.
Categorical Deformations and Topological Invariants.
David N Yetter*, Kansas State University
(96918241)

4:00 p.m.
Relativistic Spin neta and applications.
Louis Crane*, Kansas State University
(96981231)

Saturday September 22, 2001, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Quantum Topology, II
BE 0285, Baker Systems Engineering (BE)
Organizers:
Thomas Kerler, Ohio State University kerler@math.ohiostate.edu

8:30 a.m.
Quantum deformations of fundamental groups.
Uwe Kaiser*, Boise State University
(96957153)

9:00 a.m.
Shadow World Evaluation of the YangMills Measure.
Charles Frohman, University of Iowa
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska*, Boise State University
(9695739)

9:30 a.m.
Lagrangian approximation of Fox $p$colorings of tangles; Fox approximation of rational $\frac{p}{q}$moves.
Jozef H Przytycki*, GWU
(96957224)

10:00 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
$3$dimensional topology inspired by number theory.
Adam S Sikora*, CRM Montreal
(96957209)

11:00 a.m.
Asymptotics of the TuraevViro Invariant.
Charles D Frohman*, The University of Iowa
Thomas Kerler, Ohio State University
(96957151)

Saturday September 22, 2001, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Quantum Topology, III
BE 0285, Baker Systems Engineering (BE)
Organizers:
Thomas Kerler, Ohio State University kerler@math.ohiostate.edu

3:00 p.m.
Detecting Virtual Knots.
Louis H Kauffman*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(96957170)

3:30 p.m.
Tracelike functionals on the double of the Taft Hopf algebras.
David E Radford*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Sara Westreich, BarIlan University
(9691676)

4:00 p.m.
Subtleties of the integrals for Hopfalgebra objects in symmetric categories, and their reflection in topological invariants.
Fernando J. O. Souza*, Dept. of C. & O.  University of Waterloo
(96918259)

4:30 p.m.
A Space of Cyclohedra.
Satyan L Devadoss*, Ohio State University
(96957134)

Sunday September 23, 2001, 9:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Quantum Topology
BE 0285, Baker Systems Engineering (BE)
Organizers:
Thomas Kerler, Ohio State University kerler@math.ohiostate.edu

9:00 a.m.
The noncommutative Aideal of a (2p+1,2)torus knot determines its Jones polynomial.
Razvan Gelca*, Texas Tech University
Jeremy Sain, Texas Tech University
(9695771)

9:30 a.m.
Links and 3manifolds with the same quantum invariants.
Yongwu Rong*, George Washington University
(96957125)

10:00 a.m.
Integrality and TQFT.
Patrick M Gilmer*, Louisiana State University
(96957160)

10:30 a.m.
Break

11:00 a.m.
Twisted Quandle Homology Theory and Construction of Cocycles.
J. Scott Carter*, University of South Alabama
Mohamed Elhamdadi, University of South Florida
Masahico Saito, University of South Florida
(96955145)

11:30 a.m.
Extensions of quandles and cocycle knot invariants.
J. Scott Carter, University of South Alabama
Mohamed Elhamdadi, University of South Florida
Marina A Nikiforou, University of South Florida
Masahico Saito*, University of South Florida
(96957144)
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