AMS Sectional Meeting
March, 14-16 2003
Special Session: Low Dimensional Topology
List of Speakers and Guests
Ian Agol (UI Chicago)
"Small 3-manifolds of large genus"
Joanna Kania-Bartoszynska (Boise State University):
"Quantum invariants away from roots of unity"
Scott Carter (University of South Alabama):
"Invariants of Knots and Knotted Surfaces"
Jae Choon Cha
(Indiana U/KAIST (South Korea)):
"The structure of the rational knot concordance group"
Jae-Wook Chung (University of California, Riverside):
"On the bridge number of knot diagrams with minimal crossings"
"Virtual Betti Numbers of 3-Manifolds"
Charles Frohman (University of Iowa):
"Normal Surfaces and Quantum Invariants"
John Harris (LSU):
"Linear Independence in the Kauffman bracket skein module of
the quaternionic manifold"
Bus Jaco (Oklahoma State University):
Louis Kauffman (UI Chicago):
"Idempotents in the Temperley Lieb Algebra, Meanders and Their Generalizations"
"Generalized Blanchfield Linking Forms for Knots and 3-Manifolds"
Tao Li (Oklahoma State University):
"An algorithm to recognize Seifert fiber spaces"
Xiao-Song Lin (University of California, Riverside):
"Zeros of the Jones Polynomial"
Gregor Masbaum (Université Paris 7):
"On the colored Jones polynomial of twist knots."
Mike McLendon (Washington College, MD):
"Skein algebras modulo commutators"
Sam Nelson (Whittier College):
"Virtual Crossing Realization"
Jozef Przytycki (George Washington University):
Yongwu Rong (George Washington University):
"Links with the same quantum invariants"
Dan Silver (U of South Alabama):
"Epimorphisms of Knot Groups"
Morwen Thistlethwaite (University of Tennessee,
Arkady Vaintrob (University of Oregon, Eugene):
"Factorization of the multivariable Conway invariant via the
William Vautaw (Southeastern Louisiana University):
"Automorphisms of the Torelli Group in genus > 2"
Susan Williams (U of South Alabama):
"Lifting representations of knot group commutator subgroups"
Jianyuan Zhong (Louisiana Tech University):
"The Yang-Mills Measure in the Kauffman Skein Module"