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2001 Fall Western Section Meeting
Irvine, CA, November 1011, 2001
Meeting #972
Associate secretaries:
Bernard Russo, AMS
brusso@math.uci.edu
Special Session on Quantum Topology

Saturday November 10, 2001, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Quantum Topology
Room 114, Rowland Hall
Organizers:
Louis Kauffman, University of Illinois at Chicago kauffman@uic.edu
Jozef Przytycki, George Washington University przytyck@research.circ.gwu.edu
Fernando Souza, University of Waterloo fsouza@cacr.math.uwaterloo.ca

8:30 a.m.
Computing Kauffman bracket skein modules.
Doug Bullock*, Boise State University
Walter LoFaro, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
(97257156)

9:00 a.m.
The Hochshild homology of a Heegaard splitting.
Charles D Frohman*, The University of Iowa
Mike McLendon, The University of Iowa
(9725712)

9:30 a.m.
Limiting behavior of the YangMills measure.
Charles Frohman, University of Iowa
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska*, Boise State University
(9725763)

10:00 a.m.
Skein modules and the Berezin quantization of the moduli space of SU(2)flat connections on the torus.
Razvan Gelca*, Texas Tech University
Alejandro Uribe, University of Michigan
(9725775)

10:30 a.m.
Skein Modules and String Topology.
Uwe Kaiser*, Boise State University
(9725783)

Saturday November 10, 2001, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Quantum Topology
Room 114, Rowland Hall
Organizers:
Louis Kauffman, University of Illinois at Chicago kauffman@uic.edu
Jozef Przytycki, George Washington University przytyck@research.circ.gwu.edu
Fernando Souza, University of Waterloo fsouza@cacr.math.uwaterloo.ca

3:00 p.m.
Why TuraevViro Theory is not a Modular Functor and Why That's OK.
Stephen French Sawin*, Fairfield University
John W. Barrett, University of Nottingham
(97281201)

3:30 p.m.
Generalizations of the Kashaev conjecture.
Hitoshi Murakami*, Tokyo Institute of Technology
(9725749)

4:00 p.m.
The integer valued SU(3) Casson invariant for Brieskorn spheres.
Hans U Boden, McMaster University
Paul Kirk, Indiana University
Christopher M Herald*, University of Nevada, Reno
(97257145)

4:30 p.m.
Cut numbers of 3manifolds.
Adam S Sikora*, ISM/CRM
(97257154)

5:00 p.m.
Resolutions of pModular TQFT's and the Alexander Polynomial of 3manifolds.
Thomas Kerler*, The Ohio State University
(97257192)

5:30 p.m.
Some structure theory for semisimple monoidal categories.
Greg Kuperberg*, UC Davis
(97218174)

Sunday November 11, 2001, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Quantum Topology
Room 114, Rowland Hall
Organizers:
Louis Kauffman, University of Illinois at Chicago kauffman@uic.edu
Jozef Przytycki, George Washington University przytyck@research.circ.gwu.edu
Fernando Souza, University of Waterloo fsouza@cacr.math.uwaterloo.ca

8:30 a.m.
Algebraic versions of Markov's theorem in threespaces.
Sofia Lambropoulou*, National Technical University of Athens
(97257153)

9:00 a.m.
Diagrams of Divide Links.
Sergei V Chmutov*, Ohio State University, Mansfield
(9725715)

9:30 a.m.
Homfly polynomials and quantum $sl(N)$ invariants of decorated Hopf links.
Hugh R Morton*, University of Liverpool, UK
Sascha G Lukac, University of Liverpool, UK
(9725718)

10:00 a.m.
Quantum Morphing and the Jones Polynomial.
Oliver T Dasbach*, Oklahoma State University
XiaoSong Lin, UC Riverside
(97257132)

10:30 a.m.
Burau representation of string links and its applications.
XiaoSong Lin*, University of California, Riverside
(97257116)

Sunday November 11, 2001, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Quantum Topology
Room 114, Rowland Hall
Organizers:
Louis Kauffman, University of Illinois at Chicago kauffman@uic.edu
Jozef Przytycki, George Washington University przytyck@research.circ.gwu.edu
Fernando Souza, University of Waterloo fsouza@cacr.math.uwaterloo.ca

3:00 p.m.
Virtual Knots, Biquandles and Bioriented Quantum Algebras.
Louis H Kauffman*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(97257147)

3:30 p.m.
Extensions and cocycle invariants from twisted cohomology theory of quandles.
J. Scott Carter, University of South Alabama
Mohamed Elhamdadi, University of South Florida
Masahico Saito*, University of South Florida
(9725796)

4:00 p.m.
Untwisted $2$cocycles and twisted $3$cocycles.
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
(9725577)

4:30 p.m.
A move on diagrams that generates Sequivalence of knots.
Swatee Naik*, University of Nevada, Reno and University of California, Irvine
Theodore Stanford, New Mexico State University
(97257190)

5:00 p.m.
3manifold invariants and periodicity of homology spheres.
Patrick M Gilmer*, Louisiana Stae University
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska, Boise State University
Jozef H Przytycki, George Washington
(97257100)
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