Joint Mathematics Meetings AMS Special Session
Current as of Saturday, January 25, 2014 00:29:02
Joint Mathematics Meetings
Baltimore Convention Center, Hilton Baltimore, and Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, MD
January 1518, 2014 (Wednesday  Saturday)
Meeting #1096
Associate secretaries:
Georgia Benkart, AMS benkart@math.wisc.edu
Gerard A. Venema, MAA venema@calvin.edu
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Structures Motivated by Knot Theory

Wednesday January 15, 2014, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Structures Motivated by Knot Theory, I
Room 322, BCC
Organizers:
Mieczyslaw K. Dabkowski, University of Texas at Dallas
Jozef Przytycki, George Washington University przytyck@gwu.edu
Radmila Sazdanovic, University of Pennsylvania
Alexander N. Shumakovitch, George Washington University
Hao Wu, George Washington University

8:00 a.m.
$sl_4$ webs.
Heather M Russell*, Washington College
(1096051582) 
8:30 a.m.
On a categorification for the sl(n) polynomial (for n $>$ 3).
Carmen L Caprau*, California State University, Fresno
(1096571442) 
9:00 a.m.
Skein theory and AndrewsGordon Identities for the false theta functions.
Mustafa Hajij*, Louisiana State University
(109655667) 
9:30 a.m.
Categorification of the ribbon element in quantum sl(2).
Anna Beliakova*, University of Zurich
Kazuo Habiro, RIMS (Kyoto)
(1096181513) 
10:00 a.m.
Unification of associative, selfdistributive, and Lie algebras.
Adam S. Sikora*, University at Buffalo, SUNY
(1096161320) 
10:30 a.m.
Theta functions and topological quantum field theory.
Razvan Gelca*, Texas Tech University
Alastair Hamilton, Texas Tech University
(1096571091)

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday January 15, 2014, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Structures Motivated by Knot Theory, II
Room 322, BCC
Organizers:
Mieczyslaw K. Dabkowski, University of Texas at Dallas
Jozef Przytycki, George Washington University przytyck@gwu.edu
Radmila Sazdanovic, University of Pennsylvania
Alexander N. Shumakovitch, George Washington University
Hao Wu, George Washington University

2:15 p.m.
The role of spinners in determining clock number.
Kerry M. Luse*, Trinity Washington University
Mark Kidwell, United States Naval Academy
(1096551661) 
2:45 p.m.
The Kauffman bracket skein module of a connected sum of copies of $S^1\times S^2$.
Charles D. Frohman, The University of Iowa
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska*, National Science Foundation
(1096571669) 
3:15 p.m.
An Obstruction to Knots Bounding Möbius Bands in $B^4$.
M Kate Kearney*, Louisiana State University
(109657355) 
3:45 p.m.
Continuous Families of Representations of Braid Groups.
Michael Fitzpatrick*, University of Iowa
Charles Frohman, University of Iowa
(1096221773) 
4:15 p.m.
Splittings of knot groups.
Stefan Friedl, Universität zu Köln
Daniel S Silver*, University of South Alabama
Susan G Williams, University of South Alabama
(1096571420) 
4:45 p.m.
Links in thickened surfaces and virtual genus.
J. Scott Carter, University of South Alabama
Daniel S. Silver, University of South Alabama
Susan G. Williams*, University of South Alabama
(1096571488) 
5:15 p.m.
The Kauffman bracket ideal for genus1 tangles.
Susan M. Abernathy*, Louisiana State University
(1096571083) 
5:45 p.m.
Measuring a knot's distance from alternating.
Adam M Lowrance*, Vassar College
(1096571357)

2:15 p.m.

Thursday January 16, 2014, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Structures Motivated by Knot Theory, III
Room 328, BCC
Organizers:
Mieczyslaw K. Dabkowski, University of Texas at Dallas
Jozef Przytycki, George Washington University przytyck@gwu.edu
Radmila Sazdanovic, University of Pennsylvania
Alexander N. Shumakovitch, George Washington University
Hao Wu, George Washington University

8:00 a.m.
Elements of Khovanov Homology.
Louis H. Kauffman*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(1096571424) 
8:30 a.m.
The many versions of odd Khovanov homology.
Krzysztof Karol Putyra*, Columbia University
(1096172649) 
9:00 a.m.
An infinite rank summand of topologically slice knots.
Jennifer Hom*, Columbia University
(109657846) 
9:30 a.m.
A bordered monopole Floer theory.
Jonathan M Bloom*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
John A Baldwin, Boston College
(109657838) 
10:00 a.m.
Homology for quandles with partial group operations.
J. Scott Carter, University of South Alabama
Atsushi Ishii, University of Tsukuba
Masahico Saito*, University of South Florida
(1096571174) 
10:30 a.m.
Self, multi and $G$distributivity with a braided flavor.
Victoria Lebed*, Advanced Mathematical Institute, Osaka City University
(109617299) 
11:00 a.m.
On some ternary algebras in knot theory.
Maciej Niebrzydowski*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(1096571389) 
11:30 a.m.
Torsion in Oneterm Distributive Homology.
Alissa S. Crans*, Loyola Marymount University
Jozef Przytycki, George Washington University
Krzysztof Putyra, Columbia University
(1096221495)

8:00 a.m.