AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Special Session
Current as of Sunday, May 3, 2009 00:21:11
2009 Spring Western Section Meeting
San Francisco, CA, April 2526, 2009 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1049
Associate secretaries: Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Special Session on Applications of Knot Theory to the Entanglement of Biopolymers

Saturday April 25, 2009, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Applications of Knot Theory to the Entanglement of Biopolymers, I
Room 210, Science Building
Organizers:
Javier Arsuaga, San Francisco State University jarsuaga@sfsu.edu
Kenneth Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
Mariel Vazquez, San Francisco State University mariel@math.sfsu.edu

8:30 a.m.
Knot Theoretic Analysis of Difference Topology Experiments on a ProteinDNA complex.
Isabel Darcy, University of Iowa
John Luecke*, University of Texas at Austin
Mariel Vazquez, San Francisco State University
(10495785) 
9:30 a.m.
Analyzing DNA Transposition and Recombination by Difference Topology.
Makkuni Jayaram*, University of Texas at Austin
(10490341) 
10:00 a.m.
Tangle analysis of proteinDNA complexes.
Isabel K. Darcy*, University of Iowa
(10495753) 
10:30 a.m.
New Mechanistic Insights into Flp and Cre Recombination from DNA Loopclosure Kinetics.
Stephen D Levene*, University of Texas at Dallas
(104992150)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday April 25, 2009, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Applications of Knot Theory to the Entanglement of Biopolymers, II
Room 210, Science Building
Organizers:
Javier Arsuaga, San Francisco State University jarsuaga@sfsu.edu
Kenneth Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
Mariel Vazquez, San Francisco State University mariel@math.sfsu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Discussion 
4:00 p.m.
Size and Shape of Knotted Polymers.
Eric J Rawdon*, University of St. Thomas
(10495752) 
4:30 p.m.
Knots, Ephmeral Knots and Slipknots in Random Walks and Equilateral Polygons.
Kenneth C Millett*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(10495762) 
5:00 p.m.
The Writhe of Oriented Polygonal Graphs.
Christian Laing, New York University
De Witt Sumners*, Florida State University
(104957121)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday April 26, 2009, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Applications of Knot Theory to the Entanglement of Biopolymers, III
Room 210, Science Building
Organizers:
Javier Arsuaga, San Francisco State University jarsuaga@sfsu.edu
Kenneth Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
Mariel Vazquez, San Francisco State University mariel@math.sfsu.edu

8:30 a.m.
Selfavoiding knots.
Alexander Y Grosberg*, Department of Physics and Center for Soft Matter Research, New York University
(10495483) 
9:30 a.m.
The Ropelengths of Knots Are Almost Linear in Terms of Their Crossing Numbers: Part 1.
Yuanan Diao*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, UNC Charlotte
Ernst Claus, Department of Mathematics, Western Kentucky University
Attila Por, Department of Mathematics, Western Kentucky University
Uta Ziegler, Department of Computer Science, Western Kentucky University
(10495776) 
10:00 a.m.
The Ropelengths of Knots Are Almost Linear in Terms of Their Crossing Numbers: Part 2.
Yuanan Diao, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, UNC Charlotte
Ernst Claus*, Department of Mathematics, Western Kentucky University
Attila Por, Department of Mathematics, Western Kentucky University
Uta Ziegler, Department of Computer Science, Western Kentucky University
(10495777) 
10:30 a.m.
A chain of linked ring polymers in solution via Brownian dynamics.
Tetsuo Deguchi*, Department of Physics, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University
Naoko Kanaeda, Department of Physics, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University
(10498282)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday April 26, 2009, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Applications of Knot Theory to the Entanglement of Biopolymers, IV
Room 210, Science Building
Organizers:
Javier Arsuaga, San Francisco State University jarsuaga@sfsu.edu
Kenneth Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
Mariel Vazquez, San Francisco State University mariel@math.sfsu.edu

3:00 p.m.
'4string tangle analysis of DNAprotein complexes'.
soojeong kim*, university of iowa
isabel darcy, university of iowa
(104957208) 
3:30 p.m.
Exponential Growth of the Number of $n$edge Linked Clusters in $\mathbb{Z}^3$ and the Consequences in Entanglement Percolation.
Mahshid Atapour*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, York University
(104905187) 
4:00 p.m.
Upper Bound for the Ropelength of a Trefoil Knot.
Teresita RamirezRosas*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(104954192) 
4:30 p.m.
A fast ergodic algorithm for generating ensembles of equilateral random polygons.
R Varela*, Department of Computer Science, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132, USA
K Hinson, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
J Arsuaga, Department of Mathematics, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132, USA
Y Diao, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
(104954125)

3:00 p.m.