Intelligence of Low-dimensional Topology

Dates: May 25, 2011 (Wed) - May 27, 2011 (Fri)

Place: Rm 420, RIMS, Kyoto University (How to get there)

PDF version of Program, with Abstracts

List of Open Problems (update on June 3)

Map of Restaurants & Cafes around RIMS


May 25 (Wed)

13:20--14:10   Takao Matumoto (Hiroshima University)
On the smooth unknotting conjecture in dimension four

14:30--15:20   Ayaka Shimizu (OCAMI, Osaka City University, JSPS research fellow PD)
On region unknotting numbers

15:40--16:30   Jinseok Cho (Department of Mathematics, Waseda University)
The optimistic limit of the colored Jones invariant and the volume calculation

May 26 (Thu)

10:00--10:50   Shin Satoh (Department of Mathematics, Kobe University)
Quandle cocycle invariants of roll-spun knots 
(joint work with Masahide Iwakiri)

11:10--12:00   Inasa Nakamura (RIMS, Kyoto University)
Torus-covering links and their triple linking numbers

13:20--14:10   Yoshiyuki Yokota (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
On the Kashaev invariant of twist knots

14:30--15:20   Roland van der Veen (University of California, Berkeley)
The volume conjecture for quantum spin networks

15:40--          Problem Session

May 27 (Fri)

10:00--10:50   Atsushi Ishii (Institute of Mathematics, University of Tsukuba)
A quandle cocycle invariant with non-commutative flows for a handlebody-knot

11:10--12:00   Kanako Oshiro (Japan Women's University)
Pallets and coloring invariants for spatial graphs

13:20--14:10   Susumu Hirose (Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science)
On diffeomorphisms over non-orientable surfaces embedded in the 4-sphere

14:30--15:20   Kazuhiro Ichihara (College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University)
Exceptional surgeries on components of two-bridge links

Scientific Committee: Akio Kawauchi, Toshitake Kohno, Taizo Kanenobu, Seiichi Kamada, Tomotada Ohtsuki

Organizers: Tomotada Ohtsuki (RIMS, Kyoto University) , Michihisa Wakui (Faculty of Engineering Science, Kansai University)