Low Dimensional Topology: Introduction and Open Problems

Friday, October 4, 2013: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
212 A (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Dagan Karp, PhD, Assistant Professor, Harvey Mudd College and Mariel Vazquez, PhD, Assistant Professor, San Francisco State University

Description: FFrom DNA topology to Khovanov homology to knot theory, low-dimensional topology is in a period of amazing activity and development. This session will introduce the audience to this important subject, including applications and active research areas. All students, postdocs, professionals and faculty are welcome!

10:15 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:20 AM
Knots and Surfaces
Fabiola Manjarrez-Gutierrez, PhD , Postdoctoral Fellow , Centro de Investigacion en Matematicas
10:40 AM
Analysis of Breast Cancer Genomic Data Using Computational Homology
Javier Arsuaga, PhD , Associate Professor of Mathematics , San Francisco State University
11:00 AM
Complexes of Surfaces for Knots
Roberto Pelayo, PhD , Assistant Professor , University of Hawaii
11:20 AM
Knots and Slipknots: Applications and Problems
Kenneth Millett, PhD , Professor , California State University