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1998 Joint Mathematics Meetings
Baltimore, MD, January 710, 1998
Meeting #930
Associate secretaries:
Robert J Daverman, AMS daverman@math.utk.edu
Donovan H Van Osdol, MAA dv@christa.unh.edu
AMS Special Session on Knot Theory and Quantum Topology

Friday January 9, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Knot Theory and Quantum Topology, I
Organizers:
Doug Bullock, Boise State University bullock@diamond.idbsu.edu
Mark E. Kidwell, U.S. Naval Academy mek@math6.sma.usna.navy.mil
Jozef H. Przytycki, George Washington University przytyck@math.gwu.edu
Yongwu Rong, George Washington University rong@math.gwu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Multiple harmonic series and Kontsevich's invariant
Michael E Hoffman*, U.S. Naval Academy
(9301629)

8:30 a.m.
Structures and diagrammatics of four dimensional topological lattice field theories.
J. Scott Carter, University of South Alabama
Louis H. Kauffman, University of Illinois at Chicago
Masahico Saito*, University of South Florida
(93057295)

9:00 a.m.
A topological approach to character varieties and their quantizations.
Adam S. Sikora*, University of Maryland at Collage Park
(930571154)

9:30 a.m.
Multiplicative Invariants and the AndrewsCurtis Conjecture.
John Rosson*, Portland State University
(93057928)

10:00 a.m.
Lie Group Representations of Knot Complements.
Brian S Mangum*, Barnard College, Columbia University
Patrick D Shanahan, Loyola Marymount University
(93057967)

10:30 a.m.
Cyclic Dehn Surgery and the APolynomial of a Knot.
Patrick D Shanahan*, Loyola Marymount University
(9305745)

Friday January 9, 1998, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Knot Theory and Quantum Topology, II
Organizers:
Doug Bullock, Boise State University bullock@diamond.idbsu.edu
Mark E. Kidwell, U.S. Naval Academy mek@math6.sma.usna.navy.mil
Jozef H. Przytycki, George Washington University przytyck@math.gwu.edu
Yongwu Rong, George Washington University rong@math.gwu.edu

1:00 p.m.
$SL_q(2,{\bf R})$ and 3manifold invariants.
Ruth Lawrence*, Univeristy of Michigan
(930571228)

1:30 p.m.
Milnor and finite type invariants of platclosures of pure braids.
Effie Kalfagianni, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
XiaoSong Lin*, University of California, Riverside
(930571138)

2:00 p.m.
Applications of the lantern identity.
Stavros Garoufalidis*, Brandeis University
(93057270)

2:30 p.m.
Finite Type and Quantum invariants of 3manifolds.
Thang T. Q. Le*, SUNY Buffalo
(93057640)

3:00 p.m.
Virtual knot theory.
Louis H. Kauffman*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(9305783)

3:30 p.m.
Knot group symmetries and representation shifts.
Daniel S. Silver*, Univ. of South Alabama
Susan G. Williams, Univ. of South Alabama
(93057944)

4:00 p.m.
A presentation of the mapping class groups.
Feng Luo*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08903
(93057196)

4:30 p.m.
Topological Quantum Field Theory and Strong Shift Equivalence.
Patrick M Gilmer*, Louisiana State University
(93057660)

5:00 p.m.
Topological Quantum Field Theory and its applications.
Charles Frohman, University of Iowa
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska*, Boise State University
(93057708)

5:30 p.m.
The Embedding Space of Polygonal Knots.
Jorge Alberto Calvo*, UCSB
(93054606)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Knot Theory and Quantum Topology, III
Organizers:
Doug Bullock, Boise State University bullock@diamond.idbsu.edu
Mark E. Kidwell, U.S. Naval Academy mek@math6.sma.usna.navy.mil
Jozef H. Przytycki, George Washington University przytyck@math.gwu.edu
Yongwu Rong, George Washington University rong@math.gwu.edu

1:00 p.m.
A Structure Theorem for the Kauffman Bracket Skein Module .
Walter F. LoFaro*, University of Iowa
(93057195)

1:30 p.m.
An Integral Formula for the TuraevViro Invariant.
Charles D Frohman*, The University of Iowa
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska, Boise State University
(93057364)

2:00 p.m.
A theorem about surface groups in surgered manifolds.
Anneke Bart*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(93057612)

2:30 p.m.
KauffmanRadfordHennings invariants of 3manifolds associated with the centralized quantum group $s\ell ^t_{q,z}(2)$.
Keqin Liu*, University of British Columbia
(93057843)

3:00 p.m.
Automorphisms of braid groups of surfaces.
Nikolai V. Ivanov*, Michigan State University
(93057745)

3:30 p.m.
Invariants of Embedded Unframed Topological Graphs.
David N Yetter*, Kansas State University
(93057531)

4:00 p.m.
Extending the Gassner representation from pure braids to tangles, and some rational functions that generate Milnor invariants.
Theodore B Stanford*, US Naval Academy
(93057950)

4:30 p.m.
A Type 2 Polynomial Invariant of Links Derived from the CassonWalker Invariant.
Jeff Johannes*, Indiana University
(930571068)

5:00 p.m.
On the stardelta transformation in network reliability and knot theory.
Lorenzo Traldi*, Lafayette College
(93057272)

5:30 p.m.
Floer homology of Brieskorn homology spheres and Jones polynomial.
Nikolai N. Saveliev*, University of Michigan
(9305750)
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