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BRAIDS

(14 May - 13 Jul 2007)

Venue: IMS Auditorium

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Monday, 25 June 2007

9:00am - 9:30am

Registration of participants

9:30am - 10:30am

Lorenz links
Joan S. Birman, Columbia University, USA

10:30am - 10:45am

--- Coffee Break ---

10:45am - 11:45am

De-looping embedding spaces (PDF)
Ryan Budney, University of Victoria, Canada

11:45am - 2:30pm

--- Lunch Break ---

2:30pm - 3:00pm

The loop orbifold of the symmetric product
Miguel Xicotencatl Merino, Centro de Investigacion Estudios Avanzados, Mexico

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Twisted Reidemeister torsion for twist knots (PDF)
Huynh Quang Vu, Vietnam National University, Vietnam

3:30pm - 4:00pm

--- Tea Break ---

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Braids and differential equations
Robert Ghrist, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

 

--- Reception ---

 

End of Day 1

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

9:15am - 9:30am

Registration of participants

9:30am - 10:30am

Braids, Twist, Writhe, and Solar Activity (PDF)
Mitch A Berger, University College London, UK

10:30am - 10:45am

--- Group Photo ---

10:45am - 11:45am

--- Reception ---

11:45am - 12:30pm

Reduction systems and ultra summit sets of reducible braids (PDF)
Sang Jin Lee, Konkuk University, Korea

12:30pm - 2:30pm

--- Lunch Break ---

2:30pm - 3:00pm

 A polynomial-time solution to the reducibility problem  (PDF)
Ki Hyoung Ko, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

3:00pm - 3:30pm

On global and braid index (PDF)
Olubunmi Abidemi Fadipe-Joseph, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

3:30pm - 4:00pm

--- Tea Break ---

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Length-based cryptanalysis of the braid group and some applications (PDF)
David Garber, Holon Institute of Technology, Israel

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Public Lecture :Braids and robotics
Robert Ghrist, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Venue : LT31, Block S16, Science Drive 1, Singapore 117543

 

End of Day 2

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

9:15am - 9:30am

Registration of participants

9:30am - 10:30am

On the genericity of pseudo-Anosov elements of mapping class groups
Bert Wiest, Université de Rennes 1, France

10:30am - 10:45am

--- Coffee Break ---

10:45am - 11:45am

Towards a polynomial solution to the conjugacy problem in braid groups (PDF)
Juan Gonzalez-Meneses, Univ. de Seville, Spain

11:45am - 1:30pm

--- Lunch Break ---

1:30pm

--- Sightseeing ---

 

End of Day 3

Thursday, 28 June 2007

9:15am - 9:30am

Registration of participants

9:30am - 10:30am

On spaces of homomorphisms (PDF)
Fred R. Cohen, University of Rochester, USA

10:30am - 10:45am

--- Coffee Break ---

10:45am - 11:45am

Stabilizing braid groups and mapping class groups of 3-manifolds  (PDF)
Nathalie Wahl, University of Chicago, USA

11:45am - 2:30pm

--- Lunch Break ---

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Coloring n-string braids and tangles and its application to molecular biology (PDF)
Junalyn Navarra-Madsen, Texas Woman's University, USA

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Topological complexity of formal spaces
Aniceto Murillo Mas, Universidad de Malaga, Spain

3:30pm - 4:00pm

--- Tea Break ---

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Densely ordered braid subgroups (PDF)
Dale Rolfsen, University of British Columbia, Canada

 

--- Conference Dinner ---

 

End of Day 4

Friday, 29 June 2007

9:15am - 9:30am

Registration of participants

9:30am - 10:30am

Representing braids by hypergeometric integrals (PDF)
Toshitake Kohno, University of Tokyo, Japan

10:30am - 10:45am

--- Coffee Break ---

10:45am - 11:45am

Singular Hecke algebras, Markov traces, and link invariants (PDF)
Luis Paris, Université de Bourgogne, France

11:45am - 2:30pm

--- Lunch Break ---

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Rational homotopy of the mapping space
Urtzi Buijs Martin, Universidad de Malaga, Spain

3:00pm - 3:30pm

On the configuration space of type B (PDF)
Nguyen Viet Dung, Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam

3:30pm - 4:00pm

--- Tea Break ---

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Dimension of the Torelli groups (PDF)
Dan Margalit, University of Utah, USA

 

End of Day 5

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