Intelligence of Low-dimensional Topology

Dates: May 16, 2012 (Wed) - May 18, 2012 (Fri)

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

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List of Open Problems (frequently updated)

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May 16 (Wed)

13:20--14:10   Ryo Nikkuni (School of Arts and Sciences, Tokyo Woman's Christian University)
$\triangle Y$-exchanges and Conway-Gordon type theorems

14:30--15:20   Sakie Suzuki (RIMS, Kyoto University)
On the universal $sl_2$ invariant of Brunnian bottom tangles

15:40--16:30   Dylan Thurston (Barnard College / Tokyo Institute of Technology (visitor))
Computing HOMFLY homology via bimodules

May 17 (Thu)

10:00--10:50   Eriko Hironaka (Florida State University  /  University of Tokyo (Visitor))
Small dilatation pseudo-Anosov mapping classes

11:10--12:00   Tetsuya Abe (RIMS, Kyoto University)
Annulus twist, diffeomorphic 4-manifolds, and slice knots

13:20--14:10   J. Scott Carter (University of South Alabama (visiting Kyungpook National University))
Local pictures for knotted foams and $G$-families of quandles

14:30--15:20   Koji Fujiwara (Department of Math, Kyoto University)
Growth of groups

15:40--          Problem Session

May 18 (Fri)

10:00--10:50   Seiichi Kamada (Hiroshima University)
Braids and branched coverings of dimension three
(joint work with J. Scott Carter)

11:10--12:00   Yongju Bae (Kyungpook National University)
On the Alexander polynomial of links with symmetry

13:20--14:10   Masahide Iwakiri  (Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saga University)
A G-family of quandles and handlebody-knots

14:30--15:20   Kokoro Tanaka (Tokyo Gakugei University)
Interpretation of rack coloring knot invariants in terms of quandles

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)