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2002 AMS and MAA Spring Southeastern Section Meetings
Atlanta, GA, March 810, 2002
Meeting #975
Associate secretaries:
John L Bryant, AMS
bryant@math.fsu.edu
Special Session on Knot Theory, 3Manifolds, 4Manifolds, and Geometric Group Theory

Friday March 8, 2002, 2:10 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Special Session on Knot Theory, 3Manifolds, 4Manifolds, and Geometric Group Theory, I
Room 213, Instructional Center
Organizers:
Wolfgang H. Heil, Florida State University heil@math.fsu.edu
Jose Carlos G\' omezLarra\~ naga, CIMAT, Mexico jcarlos@cimat.mx

2:10 p.m.
Constructing and classifying tight contact structures.
Ko J Honda, USC
William H. Kazez*, UGA
Gordana Matic, UGA
(97557123)

2:40 p.m.
Chord Diagrams and Coxeter Links.
Eriko Hironaka*, Florida State University
(97557236)

3:10 p.m.
Linking of Minimal Sets in Lorenz Systems.
Michael C Sullivan*, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Alex Clark, University of North Texas
(9753728)

3:40 p.m.
Wild knots as limit sets of Kleinian Groups.
Gabriela Hinojosa*, IMUNAM
(97557163)

4:10 p.m.
Classifying contact structures.
Ko Honda, University of Southern California
Will Kazez, University of Georgia
Gordana Matic*, University of Georgia
(97557273)

4:40 p.m.
Break.

5:10 p.m.
The LawrenceKrammer representation is unitary.
Ryan D Budney*, Cornell University
(97557184)

Saturday March 9, 2002, 8:00 a.m.11:35 a.m.
Special Session on Knot Theory, 3Manifolds, 4Manifolds, and Geometric Group Theory, II
Room 213, Instructional Center
Organizers:
Wolfgang H. Heil, Florida State University heil@math.fsu.edu
Jose Carlos G\' omezLarra\~ naga, CIMAT, Mexico jcarlos@cimat.mx

8:00 a.m.
Links and their complements.
Cameron McA Gordon*, University of Texas at Austin
(97557265)

8:30 a.m.
Dehn filling on outer torus of 1bridge braid exterior.
YingQing Wu*, University of Iowa
(97557287)

8:55 a.m.
Break.

10:15 a.m.
Constructing essential laminations and taut foliations in surgered 3manifolds.
Tao Li*, Oklahoma State University
(97557268)

10:45 a.m.
Additivity properties of the width of a knot.
Jennifer C Schultens*, Emory University
(97557264)

11:15 a.m.
Group Actions and Laminations.
Sergio R Fenley*, Florida State University
(97557125)

Saturday March 9, 2002, 3:05 p.m.5:55 p.m.
Special Session on Knot Theory, 3Manifolds, 4Manifolds, and Geometric Group Theory, III
Room 213, Instructional Center
Organizers:
Wolfgang H. Heil, Florida State University heil@math.fsu.edu
Jose Carlos G\' omezLarra\~ naga, CIMAT, Mexico jcarlos@cimat.mx

3:05 p.m.
Triple point numbers of twistspun trefoils after Satoh and Shima.
J. Scott Carter*, University of South Alabama
(97557154)

3:35 p.m.
Torsion Numbers of Augmented Groups.
Daniel S Silver*, University of South Alabama
Susan G Williams, University of South Alabama
(97557288)

4:05 p.m.
The classification of rigid even Coxeter groups.
Michael L Mihalik*, Vanderbilt University
(97520188)

4:35 p.m.
Cocycle knot invariants, Alexander matrices, and generalizations.
Masahico Saito*, University of South Florida
(97557132)

5:05 p.m.
Eigenvalue fields of hyperbolic manifolds.
Emily Hamilton*, Emory University
Alan W Reid, University of Texas at Austin
(97557181)

5:35 p.m.
Coverings of Seifert knots.
V\'\i ctor N\'u\~nez*, CIMAT
Enrique Ram\'\i rez, CIMAT
(97557267)

Sunday March 10, 2002, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Special Session on Knot Theory, 3Manifolds, 4Manifolds, and Geometric Group Theory, IV
Room 213, Instructional Center
Organizers:
Wolfgang H. Heil, Florida State University heil@math.fsu.edu
Jose Carlos G\' omezLarra\~ naga, CIMAT, Mexico jcarlos@cimat.mx

8:00 a.m.
Isolated critical points of maps $\mathbb{R}^4\to \mathbb{R}^2$, contact forms on $S^3$, the enhanced Milnor number, and quasipositive fibered links.
Lee Rudolph*, Clark University
(97557113)

8:30 a.m.
Invariants of the LusternikSchnirelmann type for $3$manifolds.
Jos\'eCarlos G\'omezLarra\~naga*, CIMAT, MEXICO
Francisco Gonz\'alezAcu\~na, UNAM, MEXICO
Wolfgang Heil, Florida State University
(97557190)

8:55 a.m.
Break.

10:10 a.m.
On the relationship between crossing number and the length of thick knots and links.
Claus Ernst*, Western Kentucky University
Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
(97553270)

10:40 a.m.
On the classification of rational 3tangles: Applications to Gin recombination.
Cabrera Hugo*, IPICYT
(97557253)

11:10 a.m.
The Lower Bounds Of The Lengths Of Thick Knots.
Yuanan Diao*, UNC Charlotte
(97557100)

11:40 a.m.
The state of the game in the enumeration of classical links.
Morwen B Thistlethwaite*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(97557344)
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