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2010 Spring Central Section Meeting
St. Paul, MN, April 1011, 2010 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1058
Associate secretaries:
Georgia Benkart, AMS
benkart@math.wisc.edu
Special Session on Quantum Invariants of 3manifolds and Modular Categories

Saturday April 10, 2010, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Quantum Invariants of 3manifolds and Modular Categories, I
Room 226, Humanities Building
Organizers:
Thang Le, Georgia Institute of Technology letu@math.gatech.edu
Eric Rowell, Texas A&M University rowell@math.tamu.edu
Vladimir Touraev, Indiana University vtouraev@indiana.edu

8:30 a.m.
Fusion categories in terms of graphs and relations.
Hendryk Pfeiffer*, The University of British Columbia,
(105820113)

9:00 a.m.
How to recognize $U_q(\mathfrak{g}_2)$ or $S_t$.
Noah J Snyder*, Columbia University
(105817228)

9:30 a.m.
Tensor functors on a certain category constructed from spherical categories.
Marta Asaeda*, Univ of California, Riverside
(105857273)

10:00 a.m.
TuraevViro Invariants as an Extended TQFT.
Alexander Kirillov, Jr, Stony Brook University
Benjamin Balsam*, Stony Brook University
(105881254)

10:30 a.m.
Second Quantization of Categorical Quantum Mechanics.
Spencer D Stirling*, University of Utah
YongShi Wu, University of Utah
(105881236)

11:00 a.m.
Some properties of quantum representations of mapping class groups.
Jens Fjelstad*, Karlstad University/Department of Physics
(105818222)

Saturday April 10, 2010, 2:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Quantum Invariants of 3manifolds and Modular Categories, II
Room 226, Humanities Building
Organizers:
Thang Le, Georgia Institute of Technology letu@math.gatech.edu
Eric Rowell, Texas A&M University rowell@math.tamu.edu
Vladimir Touraev, Indiana University vtouraev@indiana.edu

2:00 p.m.
Topological Quantum Information, Khovanov Homology and the Jones Polynomial.
Louis H. Kauffman*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(105857212)

2:30 p.m.
Polynomial 6jSymbols and States Sums on Triangulated 3Manifolds.
Nathan Geer*, Utah State University
Bertrand Patureau, Université de BretagneSud
(105857155)

3:00 p.m.
The Integrality of the Quantum SU(2) Invariant of 3manifolds.
Qi Chen*, Department of Mathematics, WinstonSalem State University
(10585771)

3:30 p.m.
Colored $\mathfrak{sl}(N)$homology for links and its deformations.
Hao Wu*, George Washington University
(105857154)

4:00 p.m.
Categorical Quandles and Knots.
J. Scott Carter*, University of South Alabama
Alissa Crans, Loyola University Marymount
Mohamed Elhamdadi, University of South Florida
Masahico Saito, University of South Florida
(105855128)

4:30 p.m.
The second quandle homology of odd Takasaki quandles and exterior algebra.
Maciej Niebrzydowski, U.L. at Lafayette
Jozef H. Przytycki*, George Washington University and U.T. at Dallas
(105857139)

Sunday April 11, 2010, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Quantum Invariants of 3manifolds and Modular Categories, III
Room 226, Humanities Building
Organizers:
Thang Le, Georgia Institute of Technology letu@math.gatech.edu
Eric Rowell, Texas A&M University rowell@math.tamu.edu
Vladimir Touraev, Indiana University vtouraev@indiana.edu

8:30 a.m.
How to obtain invariants of linked surfaces in the 4space from a link homology theory.
Oleg Viro*, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Stony Brook University, NY
(105857186)

9:00 a.m.
Commutative Frobenius Algebras and 3dimensional Compression Bordisms.
Uwe Kaiser*, Boise State University
(105857224)

9:30 a.m.
A Generalization of the Turaev Cobracket and the Minimal SelfIntersection Number.
Patricia Cahn*, Dartmouth College
(10585774)

10:00 a.m.
Maslov index, Lagrangians, Mapping Class Groups and TQFT.
Patrick M Gilmer*, Louisiana State Univiersity
Gregor Masbaum, Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu (UMR 7586 du CNRS)
(10585790)

10:30 a.m.
Virtual linking numbers and the Conway polynomial.
Sergei Chmutov*, Ohio State University, Mansfield
(105857249)

Sunday April 11, 2010, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Quantum Invariants of 3manifolds and Modular Categories, IV
Room 226, Humanities Building
Organizers:
Thang Le, Georgia Institute of Technology letu@math.gatech.edu
Eric Rowell, Texas A&M University rowell@math.tamu.edu
Vladimir Touraev, Indiana University vtouraev@indiana.edu

2:30 p.m.
Quantum form of the Reidemeister torsion of a knot complement.
Charles D Frohman, The University of Iowa
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska*, National Science Foundation
(105857152)

3:00 p.m.
Reidemeister Torsion and the Apolynomial.
Charles D Frohman*, The University of Iowa
Joanna M KaniaBartoszynska, National Science Foundation
(10585706)

3:30 p.m.
The Kauffman bracket skein algebra and the quantum Teichmuller space.
Francis Bonahon, Univeristy of Southern California
Helen Wong*, Carleton College
(105857190)

4:00 p.m.
Quantum Teichmüller space and Kashaev algebra.
Ren Guo*, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
Xiaobo Liu, Institute of Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
(10585731)

4:30 p.m.
Discussion
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