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2003 Spring Western Section Meeting
San Francisco, CA, May 3-4, 2003
Meeting #987

Associate secretaries:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu

Special Session on Numerical Methods, Calculations and Simulations in Knot Theory and Its Applications

  • Saturday May 3, 2003, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Numerical Methods, Calculations and Simulations in Knot Theory and Its Applications, I

    Room 327, Thornton Hall
    Organizers:
    Jorge Alberto Calvo, North Dakota State University jorge_calvo@ndsu.nodak.ed
    Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
    Eric J. Rawdon, Duquesne University rawdon@mathcs.duq.edu

    • 8:00 a.m.
      Numerical simulations of random knotting using the FVM method.
      Rob Scharein*, Centre for Experimental and Constructive Mathematics
      Greg Buck, St. Anselm College
      (987-55-193)
    • 8:30 a.m.
      Thermodynamics and Topology of Disordered Knots: Correlations in Trivial Lattice Knot Diagrams.
      Sergei Nechaev*, LPTMS (Orsay, France)
      (987-62-98)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      Scaling behavior of the average crossing number in equilateral random knots.
      Akos Dobay, University of Lausanne
      Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
      Rob Kusner, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
      Andrzej Stasiak*, University of Lausanne
      (987-54-142)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Scaling Behavior of Closed and Open Random Knots.
      Akos Dobay*, University of Lausanne
      Dubochet Jacques, University of Lausanne
      Kenneth C. Millett, University of California, Santa Barbara
      Pierre-Edouard Sottas, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
      Andrzej Stasiak, University of Lausanne
      (987-65-140)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Topological entropic force associated with the topological swelling of random knots and links.
      Tetsuo Deguchi*, Dept. of Physics, Ochanomizu University
      (987-82-105)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      An Exploration of the Local Structure of Knot Space.
      Kenneth C. Millett*, University of California,Santa Barbara
      (987-57-201)
  • Saturday May 3, 2003, 3:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m.
    Special Session on Numerical Methods, Calculations and Simulations in Knot Theory and Its Applications, II

    Room 327, Thornton Hall
    Organizers:
    Jorge Alberto Calvo, North Dakota State University jorge_calvo@ndsu.nodak.ed
    Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
    Eric J. Rawdon, Duquesne University rawdon@mathcs.duq.edu

    • 3:00 p.m.
      Some conjectures on the enumeration of alternating links and tangles.
      Paul G Zinn-Justin*, LPTMS, Universite Paris-sud
      (987-05-70)
    • 3:30 p.m.
      The Y-energy of knots.
      Jun O'Hara*, Tokyo Metropolitan University
      (987-53-178)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Quadrisecants of 3-superbridge knots.
      Gyo Taek Jin*, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
      Miyoung Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
      (987-57-175)
    • 4:30 p.m.
      Ordered groups, topology and computation.
      Dale Rolfsen*, University of British Columbia
      (987-06-75)
    • 5:00 p.m.
      Meridians of Hyperbolic Knots.
      Colin C Adams*, Williams College
      (987-57-138)
    • 5:30 p.m.
      Flat Knotted Bands.
      Louis H. Kauffman*, University of Illinois at Chicago
      (987-57-79)
  • Sunday May 4, 2003, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Numerical Methods, Calculations and Simulations in Knot Theory and Its Applications, III

    Room 327, Thornton Hall
    Organizers:
    Jorge Alberto Calvo, North Dakota State University jorge_calvo@ndsu.nodak.ed
    Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
    Eric J. Rawdon, Duquesne University rawdon@mathcs.duq.edu

    • 8:00 a.m.
      On the ropelength of infinite families of knots.
      Claus Ernst*, Western Kentucky University
      Yuanan Diao, UNCC
      (987-57-150)
    • 8:30 a.m.
      The effects of a topoogical consrtaint and excluded volume on the gyration radius of a ring polymer.
      Miyuki K Shimamura*, Tokyo, Japan
      (987-65-133)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      Topological States of Circular DNA Obtained in Site-Specific Recombination.
      Alexander V Vologodskii*, New York University
      (987-92-139)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Sedimentation dynamics of rigid, knotted filaments.
      Oscar Gonzalez*, University of Texas
      (987-76-190)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Numerical simulation of gel electrophoresis of DNA knots.
      Giovanni Dietler*, University of Lausanne
      Paolo De Los Rios, University of Lausanne
      Cedric Weber, University of Lausanne
      Marc Fleurant, University of Lausanne
      (987-82-148)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      8-bar Tangling Blues.
      G R Buck*, St. Anselm College
      (987-82-199)
  • Sunday May 4, 2003, 3:00 p.m.-6:10 p.m.
    Special Session on Numerical Methods, Calculations and Simulations in Knot Theory and Its Applications, IV

    Room 327, Thornton Hall
    Organizers:
    Jorge Alberto Calvo, North Dakota State University jorge_calvo@ndsu.nodak.ed
    Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
    Eric J. Rawdon, Duquesne University rawdon@mathcs.duq.edu

    • 3:00 p.m.
      Densely packed knots.
      Rhonald Lua, University of Minnesota
      Alexander Borovinskiy, UCSF
      Alexander Grosberg*, University of Minnesota
      (987-60-162)
    • 3:30 p.m.
      Computation of ideal shapes using a discretization by Biarcs.
      Jana Smutny*, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
      (987-65-80)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Tightening knots with {\em Ridgerunner}.
      Jason H Cantarella*, University of Georgia
      Eric Rawdon, Duquesne University
      Michael Piatek, Duquesne University
      (987-53-87)
    • 4:30 p.m.
      Simulations of Tight Links.
      John M Sullivan*, Univ. of Ilinois, Urbana
      (987-51-32)
    • 5:00 p.m.
      Power law for the ideal prime knots.
      Piotr Pieranski*, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland
      Sylwester Przybyl, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland
      Justyna Marchwiak, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland
      (987-54-154)
    • 5:30 p.m.
      The Effect of Flexibility on Minimum Ropelength Conformations.
      Gregory Buck, Saint Anselm College
      Michael Piatek, Duquesne University
      Eric Rawdon*, Duquesne University
      (987-57-185)
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