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2003 Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting
Baton Rouge, LA, March 14-16, 2003
Meeting #984

Associate secretaries:
John L Bryant, AMS bryant@math.fsu.edu

Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology

  • Friday March 14, 2003, 2:15 p.m.-5:05 p.m.
    Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology, I

    Room 225, Tureaud Hall
    Organizers:
    Oliver T. Dasbach, Louisiana State University kasten@math.lsu.edu
    Patrick M. Gilmer, Louisiana State University gilmer@math.lsu.edu
    Richard A. Litherland, Louisiana State University lither@math.lsu.edu

    • 2:15 p.m.
      Kauffman bracket skein module of quaternionic space.
      John M Harris*, Louisiana State University
      (984-57-212)
    • 2:45 p.m.
      Skein algebras modulo commutators.
      Michael McLendon*, Washington College
      (984-57-242)
    • 3:15 p.m.
      The structure of the rational knot concordance group.
      Jae Choon Cha*, Indiana University
      (984-57-142)
    • 3:45 p.m.
      Automorphisms of the Torelli Group in genus > 2.
      John D McCarthy, Michigan State University
      William R Vautaw*, Southeastern Louisiana University
      (984-57-90)
    • 4:15 p.m.
      the Yang-Mills Measure in the Kauffman Skein Module.
      Jianyuan K. Zhong*, Louisiana Tech University
      (984-57-177)
    • 4:45 p.m.
      Invariants of Knots and Knotted Surfaces.
      J Scott Carter*, Univ. of South Alabama
      (984-55-179)
  • Saturday March 15, 2003, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology, II

    Room 225, Tureaud Hall
    Organizers:
    Oliver T. Dasbach, Louisiana State University kasten@math.lsu.edu
    Patrick M. Gilmer, Louisiana State University gilmer@math.lsu.edu
    Richard A. Litherland, Louisiana State University lither@math.lsu.edu

    • 8:00 a.m.
      Idempotents in the Temperley Lieb Algebra, Meanders and Their Generalizations.
      Louis H. Kauffman*, University of Illinois at Chicago
      (984-57-244)
    • 8:30 a.m.
      Normal Surfaces and Quantum Invariants.
      Charles D Frohman*, The University of Iowa
      Joanna M Kania-Bartozysnka, Boise State University
      (984-57-83)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      Quantum invariants away from roots of unity.
      Charles D Frohman, University of Iowa
      Joanna Kania-Bartoszynska*, Boise State University
      (984-57-71)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Small 3-manifolds of large genus.
      Ian Agol*, University of Illinois at Chicago
      (984-57-254)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Virtual Crossing Realization.
      Victor Samuel Nelson*, Whittier College
      (984-57-79)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Factorization of the multivariable Conway invariant via the Kontsevich integral.
      Gregor Masbaum, University of Paris 7
      Arkady Vaintrob*, University of Oregon
      (984-57-209)
  • Saturday March 15, 2003, 2:30 p.m.-5:50 p.m.
    Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology, III

    Room 225, Tureaud Hall
    Organizers:
    Oliver T. Dasbach, Louisiana State University kasten@math.lsu.edu
    Patrick M. Gilmer, Louisiana State University gilmer@math.lsu.edu
    Richard A. Litherland, Louisiana State University lither@math.lsu.edu

    • 2:30 p.m.
      On the colored Jones polynomial of twist knots.
      Gregor Masbaum*, CNRS, Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu
      (984-57-87)
    • 3:00 p.m.
      Links with the same quantum invariants.
      Yongwu Rong*, George Washington University
      (984-57-189)
    • 3:30 p.m.
      On the bridge number of knot diagrams with minimal crossings.
      Jae-Wook Chung*, University of California, Riverside
      Xiao-Song Lin, University of California, Riverside
      (984-57-187)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Zeros of the Jones Polynomial.
      Xiao-Song Lin*, University of California, Riverside
      (984-57-169)
    • 4:30 p.m.
      Generalized Blanchfield Linking Forms for Knots and 3-Manifolds.
      Connie Leidy*, Rice University
      (984-57-250)
    • 5:00 p.m.
      Virtual Betti Numbers of 3-Manifolds.
      Tim D. Cochran*, Rice University
      Joseph Masters, Rice University
      (984-57-248)
    • 5:30 p.m.
      Edge slopes for knots and links.
      William Jaco*, Oklahoma State University
      (984-57-271)
  • Sunday March 16, 2003, 10:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology, IV

    Room 225, Tureaud Hall
    Organizers:
    Oliver T. Dasbach, Louisiana State University kasten@math.lsu.edu
    Patrick M. Gilmer, Louisiana State University gilmer@math.lsu.edu
    Richard A. Litherland, Louisiana State University lither@math.lsu.edu

    • 10:00 a.m.
      Epimorphisms of Knot Groups.
      Daniel S Silver*, University of South Alabma
      Wilbur Whitten, Forest, VA
      (984-57-95)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Lifting representations of knot group commutator subgroups.
      Daniel Silver, University of South Alabama
      Susan Williams*, University of South Alabama
      (984-57-88)
    • 11:00 a.m.
      An algorithm to recognize Seifert fiber spaces.
      Tao Li*, Oklahoma State University
      (984-57-176)
    • 11:30 a.m.
      Variety of groups of knots.
      Mieczyslaw Dabkowski, GWU
      Jozef H Przytycki*, GWU
      (984-57-266)
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