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2006 Fall Central Section Meeting
Cincinnati, OH, October 2122, 2006 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1020
Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS
susan@math.northwestern.edu
Special Session on Physical Knotting and Linking

Saturday October 21, 2006, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Physical Knotting and Linking, I
Room 326, Braunstein Hall
Organizers:
Eric J. Rawdon, University of St. Thomas ejrawdon@stthomas.edu
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
Jonathan Simon, University of Iowa jsimon@math.uiowa.edu

8:30 a.m.
Knotting and Linking for selfavoiding polygons in sublattices of $\mathbb{Z}^3$.
Chris Soteros*, University of Saskatchewan
(102005251)

9:00 a.m.
Counting almost unknotted embeddings of graphs in the cubic lattice.
S G Whittington*, University of Toronto
(10205727)

9:30 a.m.
Knotting frequency and knot spectrum of globular polymer rings.
Enzo Orlandini*, Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita' di Padova, Padova, Italy.
Marco Baiesi, Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita' di Firenze, Italy
Attilio Stella, Dipartimento di Fisica, Padova
(102060145)

10:00 a.m.
Correlation functions of random knots and some physical applications.
Tetsuo Deguchi*, Department of Physics, Ochanomizu University
(102082188)

10:30 a.m.
Proteininduced Local DNA Bends Regulate Global Topology of Recombination Products.
Alexander Vologodskii*, New York University
(10209278)

11:00 a.m.
A few more puzzles surrounding random knots.
Alexander Y Grosberg*, University of Minnesota, Physics Department
(10206079)

Saturday October 21, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Physical Knotting and Linking, II
Room 326, Braunstein Hall
Organizers:
Eric J. Rawdon, University of St. Thomas ejrawdon@stthomas.edu
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
Jonathan Simon, University of Iowa jsimon@math.uiowa.edu

3:00 p.m.
New Results on the ``Square Peg'' problem.
Jason Cantarella*, University of Georgia
Elizabeth Denne, Harvard University
John McCleary, Vassar College
(102054119)

3:30 p.m.
Convergence and isotopy type for graphs of finite total curvature.
Elizabeth Denne*, Harvard University
John M Sullivan, Technische Universitat, Berlin
(10205759)

4:00 p.m.
How can we measure tangling?
Jonathan Simon*, Department of Mathematics, University of Iowa
Rob Scharein, Centre for Experimental and Constructive Mathematics, Simon Fraser University
(102057111)

4:30 p.m.
Protein Similarity from Line Weavings.
Michael Erdmann*, Computer Science Department and Robotics Institute/Carnegie Mellon University
(10209289)

5:00 p.m.
Mathematical challenges in description and classification of protein structures.
Peter R{\o}gen*, Department of Mathematics, Technical University of Denmark
(10209262)

Sunday October 22, 2006, 8:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Physical Knotting and Linking, III
Room 326, Braunstein Hall
Organizers:
Eric J. Rawdon, University of St. Thomas ejrawdon@stthomas.edu
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
Jonathan Simon, University of Iowa jsimon@math.uiowa.edu

8:00 a.m.
Solving nstring tangle equations modeling proteinDNA complexes.
Isabel K. Darcy*, University of Iowa
(102057232)

8:30 a.m.
Linking of chromosomes during interphase.
Javier Arsuaga*, Mathematics Department, San Francisco State University
Trevor Blackstone, San Francisco State University
Mariel Vazquez, Mathematics Department, San Francisco State University
(102092187)

9:00 a.m.
Efficient DNA decatenation by Xer system of recombination.
Mariel Vazquez*, San Francisco State University
David J Sherratt, Biochemistry Department, University of Oxford
(102092157)

9:30 a.m.
A Model of DNA Knotting and Linking: Part I.
Dorothy Buck*, Imperial College London
Erica Flapan,
(10209246)

10:00 a.m.
A Model of DNA Knotting and Linking: Part II.
Erica Flapan*, Pomona College
Dorothy Buck, Imperial College London
(10205753)

10:30 a.m.
Understanding Generegulatory Mechanisms in vivo: Lessons from the Mechanics of ProteinDNA Complexes.
Stephen D Levene*, University of Texas at Dallas
Abbye E McEwen, University of Texas at Dallas
Yongli Zhang, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
(102092110)

11:00 a.m.
Spiral Waves in Excitable Media.
Irma CruzWhite, Chipola College
De Witt Sumners*, Florida State University
(102057150)

Sunday October 22, 2006, 2:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Physical Knotting and Linking, IV
Room 326, Braunstein Hall
Organizers:
Eric J. Rawdon, University of St. Thomas ejrawdon@stthomas.edu
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
Jonathan Simon, University of Iowa jsimon@math.uiowa.edu

2:00 p.m.
A Partial Ordering of Knots Through Diagrammatic Unknotting.
Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Claus Ernst*, Western Kentucky University
Andrzej Stasiak, University of Lausanne
(102057154)

2:30 p.m.
Tutte Polynomials of Signed Graphs and Jones Polynomials of Some Large Knots.
Yuanan Diao*, UNC Charlotte
Gabor Hetyei, UNC Charlotte
Kenneth E Hinson, UNC Charlotte
(10205757)

3:00 p.m.
"Physical systems with tight knots, links and braids".
Thomas W. Kephart*, Physics Dept., Vanderbilt Univ.
Roman V, Buniy, University of Oregon
(102055261)

3:30 p.m.
Explorations in Knot SelfRepulsion.
Louis H. Kauffman*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dan Sandin, University of Illinois at Chicago
Robert Kooima, University of Illinois at Chicago
(10205780)

4:00 p.m.
Discussion

4:30 p.m.
M\"obius Energy of smooth knots inscribed in polygons.
Eric J Rawdon*, University of St. Thomas
(102057192)
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