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2004 Fall Eastern Section Meeting
Pittsburgh, PA, November 67, 2004
Meeting #1002
Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS
lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Special Session on Knots and Macromolecules

Saturday November 6, 2004, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Knots and Macromolecules, I
Room 722, Benedum Hall
Organizers:
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
Eric J. Rawdon, Duquesne University rawdon@mathcs.duq.edu

8:30 a.m.
Linear random knots and their scaling behaviour.
Akos Dobay*, University of Lausanne, Laboratory of Ultrastructural Analysis
Kenneth Millett, University of California Santa Barbara
Jacques Dubochet, University of Lausanne, Laboratory of Ultrastructural Analysis
Andrzej Stasiak, University of Lausanne, Laboratory of Ultrastructural Analysis
(100292196)

9:00 a.m.
Counting almost unknotted embeddings.
De Witt Sumners, Florida State University
Stu Whittington*, University of Toronto
(10025767)

9:30 a.m.
Probability distribution of distance between two given nodes of a random knot.
Tetsuo Deguchi*, Department of Physics, Ochanomizu University
(100282120)

10:00 a.m.
Topological Properties of Polymer Chains: The Influence of Model.
Alex Vologodskii*, New York University
(100282132)

10:30 a.m.
On the analogy between trivial knots and selfavoiding walks.
Nathan T. Moore, Physics Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Rhonald C. Lua, Physics Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Alexander Y. Grosberg*, Physics Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
(100282169)

Saturday November 6, 2004, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Knots and Macromolecules, II
Room 722, Benedum Hall
Organizers:
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.
Identifying Those Links in Solid Tori Which are Braids Made of Braids.
J. R. Bozeman*, Lyndon State College
(10025745)

3:30 p.m.
Local versus global structure in knot space.
Kenneth C Millett*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(100257117)

4:00 p.m.
$C^2$ Smooth Knots of Constant Curvature.
Jenelle Marie McAtee*, University of Iowa
(10025498)

4:30 p.m.
Braid Index, Genus and Crossing Number of Links.
Yuanan Diao*, UNC Charlotte
Claus Ernst, Western Kentucky University
Morwen Thistlethwaite, University of Tennessee
(10025764)

5:00 p.m.
Geometry and physics of proteins.
Jayanth R Banavar*, Penn State
Amos Maritan, University of Padova
(10028289)

Sunday November 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Knots and Macromolecules, III
Room 722, Benedum Hall
Organizers:
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.
The shape of DNA bound by Mu transposase.
Isabel K Darcy*, University of Iowa
John Luecke, UT Austin
Mariel Vazquez, UC Berkeley
(100292213)

8:30 a.m.
Classification of Tangle Solutions for Integrases.
Dorothy Buck*, UC Davis and Imperial College, UK
Cynthia Verjovsky Marcotte, St Edwards University
(100292192)

9:00 a.m.
Packing, curvature, and tangling of filaments.
Jonathan K. Simon*, University of Iowa
Gregory R. Buck, St. Anselm College
(100253216)

9:30 a.m.
Periodic table of knots.
Alessandro Flammini, School of Informatics, Indiana University
Andrzej Stasiak*, Université de Lausanne
(100254143)

10:00 a.m.
Tight knots and links: a universal energy spectrum for physical systems.
Thomas W Kephart*, TN
Roman V. Buniy, U. of Oregon
(100270178)

10:30 a.m.
On pearlnumber and ropelength of knots and links.
Rob Kusner*, Center for Geometry, Analysis, Numerics and Graphics (GANG)
W\"oden Kusner, Haverford College
(100252228)

Sunday November 7, 2004, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Knots and Macromolecules, IV
Room 722, Benedum Hall
Organizers:
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.
Numeric results on upper bounds of rope length.
Claus Ernst*, Western Kentucky University
Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Uta Ziegler, Western Kentucky University
(100257206)

3:30 p.m.
Numerics issues in ropelength minimization.
Michael Piatek*, Duquesne University
Eric Rawdon, Duquesne University
Jason Cantarella, University of Georgia, Athens
(100265182)

4:00 p.m.
What do we know about kinked tubes? On shortest curves of constrained curvature.
Jason Cantarella*, University of Georgia
Joseph Fu, University of Georgia
Robert Kusner, University of Massachusetts
John Sullivan, Technische Univeristat Berlin
Nancy Wrinkle, Northern Illinois University
(100253208)

4:30 p.m.
Upper Bounds for the Minimum Ropelength of Knots.
Justyna Baranska, Poznan Technical University
Piotr Pieranski, Poznan Technical University
Sylwester Przybyl, Poznan Technical University
Eric J Rawdon*, Duquesne University
(100257180)

5:00 p.m.
Discussion.
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