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Oliver T. Dasbach: Talks

Oliver T. Dasbach

Invited Conference/Seminar/Colloquium talks

2015 Signatures and Turaev Genera of KnotsConferenceAMS Sectional Meeting,
Rutgers University, Brunswick, NJ
November 14-15, 2015Special Session on Invariants of Knots, Links and 3-Manifolds
Coefficients of the colored Jones polynomial, and augmented linksConferenceFirst Encounter to Quantum
Topology, KIAS, Seoul, Korea
July 20-22, 2015
Natural operations on knot diagrams, and the colored Jones polynomialConferenceAMS Sectional Meeting,
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
April 18-19, 2015Special Session on Knots and 3-manifolds
Generalized connected sums on knots, and knot invariants.ConferenceAMS Sectional Meeting,
Georgetown University, Washington DC
March 7-8, 2015 Special Session on Algebraic Structures Motivated by and Applied to Knot Theory
Sums of knots, and the colored Jones polynomialConferenceJoint AMS Meeting,
San Antonio
January 10-13, 2015 Special Session on Knot Theory
Generalizing connected sums of knots, and the colored Jones polynomialConferenceKnot Theory and its Applications to Physics and Quantum ComputingJanuary 6-9, 2015UT Dallas
2014 Volume estimates from link diagrams, and from the colored Jones polynomialConference AMS Sectional Meeting,
UNC Greensboro
November 8-9, 2014 Special Session on Algebraic Structures motivated by Knot Theory
Bounds on the hyperbolic volume of links, and the colored Jones polynomialConference Joint Meeting, PTM-DMV
Poznan, Poland
September 17-20, 2014Session on Knot Theory
Knots, and q-Series Identities from Number TheoryColloquium University of South Alabama, MobileApril 24, 2014
Estimates for the hyperbolic volume of knot complementsConference AMS Sectional Meeting,
University of Maryland, Baltimore
March 29-30, 2014 Special Session on
Knots and Applications
The colored Jones polynomial and q-series identitiesConference AMS Sectional Meeting,
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
March 21-23, 2014 Special Session on
Geometric Topology and Number Theory
2012 Recovering Ramanujan identities from the colored Jones polynomial Conference Ramanujan's 125th birthday November 5-7, 2012 Gainesville, FL
Properties of the colored Jones polynomial of a knot and the relations to its geometry Conference Moab Topology Conference May 30-June 1, 2012
A product on prime alternating knots, and the colored Jones polynomial Conference AMS Sectional Meeting,
University of South Florida,
Tampa, FL
March 10-11, 2012 Special Session on
Low-Dimensional Topology
A plumbing on state surfaces, and the colored Jones polynomial Conference Seminario Interuniversitario de
Investigación en Ciencias Matemáticas
Puerto Rico
March 2-3, 2012
Properties of the head and tail of the colored Jones polynomial Conference Joint AMS Meeting,
Boston, MA
January 4-7, 2012 Special Session on Knot Theory
2011 Rogers-Ramanujan type identities coming from the colored Jones polynomial Conference AMS Sectional Meeting,
Lincoln, NE
October 14-16, 2011 Special Session on
Knot Theory and Low-dimensional Topology
"Knot Theory according to Ramanujan" Colloquium University of Iowa April 18, 2011 Iowa City, IA
Examples of the head and the tail of the colored Jones polynomial Conference Joint AMS Meeting,
New Orleans, LA
January 6-9, 2011 Special Session on Knot Theory
2010 Turaev genus, knot signature, and other invariants Conference Knots in Poland III: Conference on Knot Theory and its Ramications July 18 - August 4, 2010 Warsaw, Poland
"Turaev genus, knot signature, and the knot homology concordance invariants" Conference AMS Sectional Meeting,
Newark, NJ
May 22-23, 2010 Special Session on "Homology Theories for knots and Skein Modules".
2009 "On the Turaev surface and its applications" Seminar Low-dimensional Topology Seminar December 1, 2009 Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
"On the Turaev surface and its applications" Seminar Group Seminar @ Murakami Lab November 26, 2009 Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tokyo, Japan
"On a dimer model for the Alexander polynomial of knots" Seminar Séminaire de Topologie October 13, 2009 Institut Mathématiques de Jussieu
Paris, France
2008 "Turaev surfaces and the determinant of a knot" Conference Knots in Washington April 18-20, 2008 GWU, Washington, DC
"On a dimer model for the Alexander polynomial of a knot" Seminar Low-Dimensional Algebraic Topology Seminar Feb/Mar 2008 Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
"On a dimer model for the Alexander polynomial of a knot" Conference 3rd Annual Louisiana-Texas Topology Retreat February 9-10, 2008 Rice University, Houston
2007 "Remarks on a dimer model for the Alexander polynomial of a knot" Conference Workshop on Knots and Quantum Computing December 18-20, 2007 UT Dallas, TX
"Graphs on surfaces and the determinant of a knot" Seminar 3- and 4- Manifold Seminar November 14, 2007 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
"The Jones polynomial and graphs on surfaces" Conference Knotting Mathematics and Art: Conference in Low Dimensional Topology and Mathematical Art November 1-4, 2007 University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
"The Jones polynomial and graphs on surfaces" Conference Cascade Topology Conference October 20-21, 2007 Boise State University, Idaho
"Alternating sum formulae for the determinant of a link." Conference AMS Sectional Meeting, Oxford, Ohio March 16-17, 2007 Special Session on Quantum Topology
2006 "On the Combinatorics of Legendrian Knots" Seminar Differential Geometry Seminar October 20, 2006 UC Riverside, CA
"Torus knot complements: A natural series for the natural logarithm" Conference AMS Sectional Meeting,
Durham, New Hampshire
April 22-23, 2006 Special Session on Quantum Invariants of Knots and 3-Manifolds
"The colored Jones polynomial vs. the hyperbolic volume" Seminar Topology Seminar February 27, 2006 Rice University, Houston, TX
"Patterns in the colored Jones polynomials" Conference Joint Mathematics Meeting,
San Antonio, TX
January 12-15, 2006 Special Session on Quantum Invariants of Knots and 3-Manfolds
"Somewhere between Mahler Measure and L2-torsion" Conference Mahler Measure in Mobile January 5-8, 2006 University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
2005 "The volume-ish properties of the colored Jones polynomial" Seminar Topology Seminar November 19, 2005 University of Buffalo, NY
"Patterns in the colored Jones polynomial" Conference "Quantum topology - Contemporary Issues and Perspectives", Utah June 5-9, 2005 Snowbird Resort, UT
"On Kauffman's spanning tree expansion of the Alexander polynomial Conference AMS Sectional Meeting,
Lubbock, TX
April 8-10, 2005 Special Session on Invariants of Links and 3-Manifolds
"The world according to the Fox Matrix" Conference Port City Topology Conference February 26-27, 2005 University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
"On Kauffman's spanning tree expansion of the Alexander polynomial" Conference Knots in Washington XX; 60th birthday of Louis H. Kauffman February 11-13, 2005 George-Washington University, Washington DC
2004 "Knot Polynomials vs. Hyperbolic Volume" Conference AMS Sectional Meeting,
Pittsburgh, PA
November 6-7, 2004 Special Session on Invariants of Knots and 3-Manifolds

"Hyperbolic Volume vs. Knot Polynomials" Conference AMS Sectional Meeting, Albuquerque, NM October 16-17, 2004 Special Session on Braids and Knot
"On the voluminous Jones Polynomial" Seminar Topology Seminar June 16, 2004 Columbia University, NY
"On the coefficients of the Jones polynomial" Conference Knots in Washington, XVIII; Khovanov homology May 28--30, 2004 George-Washington University, Washington DC
"On the geometry of the Jones Polynomial" Colloquium University of Iowa April 30, 2004 Iowa City, IA
"On the combinatorics of Legendrian knots" Seminar Topology Seminar April 29, 2004 University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2003 "A Volume-ish theorem for the Jones polynomial of alternating knots" Conference Conference "Borders in 3-dim Topology" December 5-7, 2003 Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
"A volume-ish theorem for the Jones Polynomial of alternating knots Conference Georgia Topology Conference June 18-22, 2003 University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
"The coefficients of the Jones polynomial of alternating knots and the growth of the hyperbolic volume" Conference Spring Topology and Dynamical Systems Conference 2003 March 20-22, 2003 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
"Remarks on the Geometry of the Jones Polynomial" Conference AMS Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MA January 15-18, 2003 Special Session on Algebraic Topology Based on Knots
2002

"On the Combinatorics of Legendrian knots"

Conference

AMS Sectional Meeting, Orlando, FL

November 9-10, 2002

Special Session on Invariants of Knots and Low-Dimensional Manifolds

"Property P for some knots" Conference AMS Sectional Meeting, Portland, OR June 22, 2002 Special Session on Quantum Topology
"Some remarks on Property P" Conference AMS Sectional Meeting, Ann Arbor, MI March 1-3, 2002 Special Session on Quantum Topology in Dimension Three
"On the "Volume" limit of the colored Jones polynomial" Conference Joint Meeting, San Diego, CA

January 2002 Special Session on
Low-Dimensional Topology
"Constraints on Vassiliev invariants and their complexity" Special Session on Computational Topology
2001 "Quantum Morphing and the Jones Polynomial" Conference AMS Sectional Meeting, Irvine, CA November 10-11, 2001 Special Session on Quantum Topology
"Knot polynomials, the unknot, and complexity issues" Seminar Columbia Topology Seminar September 28, 2001 Columbia University, New York, NY

"Remarks on Khovanov's knot homology" Conference AMS Sectional Meeting, Las Vegas, NV April 21-22, 2001 Special Session on
the Topology of Links
"A la recherche de la topologie perdue" Seminar Caltech Topology Seminar January 30, 2001 Caltech, Pasadena, CA
"Braid constraints on Vassiliev knot invariants" Conference AMS Meeting, New Orleans, LA January 2001 Special Session on Braid Groups and Configuration Spaces
"Properties of generalizations of braid groups"
2000 "McMullen's and other inequalities for the Thurston norm of link complements" Conference KNOTS 2000, South Korea July 31-August 5, 2000
"Inequalities for the Thurston norm of link complements" Conference Workshop on Geometry and Topology July 9-22, 2000 University of Warwick,
Coventry, UK
1998 "On new adjectives for braids: singular and virtual" Seminar Columbia Topology Seminar October 30, 1998 Columbia University
"Modern Braids can have Singularities" Seminar The Valley Geometry Seminar October 9th., 1998 University of Massachusetts,
Amherst
"The word problem for singular braids" Conference Knots in Hellas 98 August 7-15, 1998 Delphi, Greece

"The problem with words in the singular braid monoid"

Colloquium

New Mexico State University

April 9, 1998

Las Cruces, NM

"Faster, higher, stronger? - Vassiliev knot invariants"

Colloquium

George Washington University

March 27, 1998

Washington, DC

"A singular braid is a singular braid is a singular braid. - A grouptheoretical approach"

Seminar

Topology Seminar

March 26, 1998

George Washington University, Washington DC

"How strong are Vassiliev knot invariants? - A combinatorial approach"

Seminar

Topology Seminar

March 24, 1998

Rutgers University, New Brunswick

"As good as it gets? Vassiliev knot invariants"

Seminar

Topology Seminar

March 5, 1998

Rutgers University, Newark

"A trip through the combinatorics of Vassiliev Invariants I & II" Seminar Topology Seminar February 6. & 13., 1998 Columbia University
1997 "Cubic Graphs with Legs" Conference Knot Theory Week, University of Bonn July 14-18, 1997 Bonn, Germany