Intelligence of Low-dimensional Topology

Dates: May 20, 2015 (Wed) - May 22, 2015 (Fri)
Place: Rm 420, RIMS, Kyoto University (How to get there)

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Problems on Low-dimensional Topology 2015 (in preparation)


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May 20 (Wed)

13:20--14:10  Kazuhiro Ichihara (College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University)
On partitions of components for closed random braids

14:30--15:20  Keiji Tagami (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Fibered knots with the same 0-surgery and the slice-ribbon conjecture

15:40--16:30  Keiko Kawamuro (University of Iowa)
Removing local extrema of surfaces in open book decompositions

May 21 (Thu)

10:00--10:50  Yuya Koda (Department of Mathematics, Hiroshima University)
The Goeritz groups of Heegaard splittings for 3-manifolds

11:10--12:00  Ken'ichi Yoshida (Graduate School of Mathematical Science, University of Tokyo)
Stable presentation length of 3-manifold groups

13:20--14:10  Sergei Matveev (Chelyabinsk State University and Russian Academy of Sciences)
Prime decompositions of geometric objects

14:30--15:20  Patrick Dehornoy (University of Caen)
Braid order: History and connection with knots

15:40--         Problem Session

May 22 (Fri)

10:00--10:50  Toshie Takata (Kyushu University)
On the Kashaev invariant and the twisted Reidemeister torsion of two-bridge knots

11:10--12:00  Tetsuya Ito (RIMS, Kyoto University)
Ordering of groups as a tool to understand random 3-manifolds and knots

13:20--14:10  Noboru Ito (Waseda Institute for Advanced Study)
Strong and weak (1, 3) homotopies on spherical curves and related topics
(joint work with Y. Takimura and K. Taniyama)

14:30--15:20  Yasutaka Nakanishi (Graduate School of Science, Kobe University)
A survey: From a surgical view of Alexander invariants

Scientific Committee: Akio Kawauchi, Toshitake Kohno, Taizo Kanenobu, Seiichi Kamada, Tomotada Ohtsuki
Organizers: Tomotada Ohtsuki (RIMS, Kyoto University), Takahiro Kitayama (Department of Mathematics, Tokyo Institute of Technology)