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2001 Fall Western Section Meeting
Irvine, CA, November 10-11, 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
      (972-57-156)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      The Hochshild homology of a Heegaard splitting.
      Charles D Frohman*, The University of Iowa
      Mike McLendon, The University of Iowa
      (972-57-12)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Limiting behavior of the Yang-Mills measure.
      Charles Frohman, University of Iowa
      Joanna Kania-Bartoszynska*, Boise State University
      (972-57-63)
    • 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
      (972-57-75)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Skein Modules and String Topology.
      Uwe Kaiser*, Boise State University
      (972-57-83)
  • 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 Turaev-Viro Theory is not a Modular Functor and Why That's OK.
      Stephen French Sawin*, Fairfield University
      John W. Barrett, University of Nottingham
      (972-81-201)
    • 3:30 p.m.
      Generalizations of the Kashaev conjecture.
      Hitoshi Murakami*, Tokyo Institute of Technology
      (972-57-49)
    • 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
      (972-57-145)
    • 4:30 p.m.
      Cut numbers of 3-manifolds.
      Adam S Sikora*, ISM/CRM
      (972-57-154)
    • 5:00 p.m.
      Resolutions of p-Modular TQFT's and the Alexander Polynomial of 3-manifolds.
      Thomas Kerler*, The Ohio State University
      (972-57-192)
    • 5:30 p.m.
      Some structure theory for semisimple monoidal categories.
      Greg Kuperberg*, UC Davis
      (972-18-174)
  • 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 three-spaces.
      Sofia Lambropoulou*, National Technical University of Athens
      (972-57-153)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      Diagrams of Divide Links.
      Sergei V Chmutov*, Ohio State University, Mansfield
      (972-57-15)
    • 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
      (972-57-18)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Quantum Morphing and the Jones Polynomial.
      Oliver T Dasbach*, Oklahoma State University
      Xiao-Song Lin, UC Riverside
      (972-57-132)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Burau representation of string links and its applications.
      Xiao-Song Lin*, University of California, Riverside
      (972-57-116)
  • 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
      (972-57-147)
    • 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
      (972-57-96)
    • 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
      (972-55-77)
    • 4:30 p.m.
      A move on diagrams that generates S-equivalence of knots.
      Swatee Naik*, University of Nevada, Reno and University of California, Irvine
      Theodore Stanford, New Mexico State University
      (972-57-190)
    • 5:00 p.m.
      3-manifold invariants and periodicity of homology spheres.
      Patrick M Gilmer*, Louisiana Stae University
      Joanna Kania-Bartoszynska, Boise State University
      Jozef H Przytycki, George Washington
      (972-57-100)
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