AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Special Session
Current as of Tuesday, April 12, 2005 15:10:12
2000 Fall Western Section Meeting
San Francisco, CA, October 2122, 2000
Meeting #958
Associate secretaries: Bernard Russo, AMS brusso@math.uci.edu
Special Session on Diagrammatic Morphisms in Algebra, Category Theory, and Topology

Saturday October 21, 2000, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Diagrammatic Morphisms in Algebra, Category Theory, and Topology, I
Room 335, Thornton Hall
Organizers:
David Radford, University of Illinois at Chicago radford@uic.edu
Fernando Souza, University of Waterloo fernando@math.uic.edu
David Yetter, Kansas State University dyetter@math.ksu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Diagrammatic morphisms, or directly from geometry to algebra and back again: an overview.
David N Yetter*, Kansas State University
(95801222) 
8:45 a.m.
$n$Categorical Physics.
John C Baez*, University of California, Riverside
(95883242) 
9:30 a.m.
The Kauffman Bracket Skein as an Algebra of Observables.
Douglas Bullock, Boise State University
Charles Frohman, The University of Iowa
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska*, Boise State University
(9585794) 
10:15 a.m.
The Yang Mills Measure in the Kauffman Bracket Skein Module.
Doug Bullock, Boise State University
Charles D Frohman*, University of Iowa
Joanna M KaniaBartoszynska, Boise State University
(9585788)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 21, 2000, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Diagrammatic Morphisms in Algebra, Category Theory, and Topology, II
Room 335, Thornton Hall
Organizers:
David Radford, University of Illinois at Chicago radford@uic.edu
Fernando Souza, University of Waterloo fernando@math.uic.edu
David Yetter, Kansas State University dyetter@math.ksu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Symplectic structure on Colorings and Lagrangian tangles.
Jozef H Przytycki*, George Washington University
(9585760) 
3:45 p.m.
Knot invariants, embedded graphs and the category of representations of the Lorentz group.
John W Barrett*, University of Nottingham
(95818183) 
4:30 p.m.
Young tabloids and representations of braid groups.
XiaoSong Lin*, University of California, Riverside
(95857253) 
5:15 p.m.
Cyclic operads and algebra of chord diagrams.
Vladimir Hinich, University of Haifa
Arkady Vaintrob*, University of Oregon
(95817217)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday October 22, 2000, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Diagrammatic Morphisms in Algebra, Category Theory, and Topology, III
Room 335, Thornton Hall
Organizers:
David Radford, University of Illinois at Chicago radford@uic.edu
Fernando Souza, University of Waterloo fernando@math.uic.edu
David Yetter, Kansas State University dyetter@math.ksu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Linking of orientable and nonorientable surfaces in 4dimensions.
J. Scott Carter*, Univ. of South Alabama
Seiichi Kamada, Osaka City Univ.
Masahico Saito, Univ. of South Florida
Shin Satoh, Osaka City Univ.
(95857172) 
8:45 a.m.
Quandle cocycle invariants of knots and shadow colored arc diagrams.
J. Scott Carter, University of South Alabama
Daniel Jelsovsky, Florida Southern College
Seiichi Kamada, Osaka City University
Masahico Saito*, University of South Florida
(95857170) 
9:30 a.m.
4D TQFT's and gerbes.
Marco A Mackaay*, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal
(9585362) 
10:15 a.m.
Algebraic structures of Feynman diagrams: from Hopf and Lie algebras to operads.
Dirk Kreimer*, Mainz University, Germany
(95881205)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 22, 2000, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Diagrammatic Morphisms in Algebra, Category Theory, and Topology, IV
Room 335, Thornton Hall
Organizers:
David Radford, University of Illinois at Chicago radford@uic.edu
Fernando Souza, University of Waterloo fernando@math.uic.edu
David Yetter, Kansas State University dyetter@math.ksu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Some tools for higher categories.
Ross H Street*, Macquarie University
(95818113) 
3:45 p.m.
Unifying Bialgebra Factorizations.
Bernhard K Drabant*, SAP, Germany
(95818142) 
4:30 p.m.
Relating braided Hopf algebras and the mapping class groups via tangle presentations.
Thomas Kerler*, The Ohio State University
(95857229) 
5:15 p.m.
Quantum Clifford Algebras and Multibraided Quantum Groups.
Micho Durdevich*, Institute of Mathematics, UNAM
(95816238)

3:00 p.m.