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2008 Fall Western Section Meeting
Vancouver, Canada, October 45, 2008 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1041
Associate secretaries:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS
lapidus@math.ucr.edu,
lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Special Session on Knotting and Linking of Macromolecules

Saturday October 4, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Knotting and Linking of Macromolecules, I
Room 102, Chemical and Biological Engineering Bldg
Organizers:
Eric J. Rawdon, University of Saint Thomas ericrawdon@gmail.com
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu

8:00 a.m.
The linking probability of a pair of lattice polygons spanning a lattice tube.
Mahshid Atapour*, University of Saskatchewan
(104182292)

8:30 a.m.
The Probability of Knotting after a Local Strand Passage in a SAP with knottype $K$ in $\mathbb{Z}^3$.
Michael L Szafron*, University of Saskatchewan
Christine E Soteros, University of Saskatchewan
(104162222)

9:00 a.m.
Entanglement Complexity of Systems of SelfAvoiding Walks in Lattice Tubes.
Chris Soteros*, University of Saskatchewan
(104182280)

9:30 a.m.
Modeling DNA unknotting.
Mariel Vazquez*, Mathematics Department, San Francisco State University
(104192248)

10:00 a.m.
Knotting of equilateral random polygons with elevated writhe.
Javier Arsuaga*, San Francisco State University
Rocco Varela, San Francisco State University
Robert Scharein, San Francisco State University
(104192236)

10:30 a.m.
Knotting probability for models of stretched polymers.
Enzo Orlandini*, Department of Physics, University of Padova, Italy
Buks Janse van Rensburg, Department of Mathematics and statistics, York Univerisity , Toronto
Maria Carla Tesi, Dipartimento di Matematica, Universita' di Bologna, Italy
Stu Whittington, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Canada
(104182246)

Saturday October 4, 2008, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Knotting and Linking of Macromolecules, II
Room 102, Chemical and Biological Engineering Bldg
Organizers:
Eric J. Rawdon, University of Saint Thomas ericrawdon@gmail.com
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu

3:00 p.m.
Random knotting using the BFACF algorithm in constrained geometries.
Robert G Scharein*, Department of Mathematics, San Francisco State University
Mariel Vazquez, same as author #1
F Javier Arsuaga, same as author #1
Zoe Talbot, same as author #1
(104160283)

3:30 p.m.
Predicting Knot or Link Type of SiteSpecific Recombination Products.
Dorothy Buck*, Imperial College London
Erica Flapan, Pomona College
(104192157)

4:00 p.m.
Elastic polymer models for DNA: where they work and where they fail.
Graham L. Randall, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX USA
Jonathan M. Fogg, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX USA
Daniel J. Catanese, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX USA
B. Montgomery Pettitt, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Lynn Zechiedrich*, Structural & Computational Biology & Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Virology & Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine
(104192220)

4:30 p.m.
DNA Looping in Topologically Constrained Domains.
Stephen D Levene*, University of Texas at Dallas
Andreas Hanke, University of Texas at Brownsville
(104192210)

5:00 p.m.
How smooth is smooth enough?
Alexander Y Grosberg*, Department of Physics, New York University
(104160146)

Sunday October 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Knotting and Linking of Macromolecules, III
Room 102, Chemical and Biological Engineering Bldg
Organizers:
Eric J. Rawdon, University of Saint Thomas ericrawdon@gmail.com
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu

9:00 a.m.
Relative Tutte Polynomials for Colored Graphs and Virtual Knot Theory.
Yuanan Diao*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of North Carolina Charlotte
Gabor Hetyei, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, UNC Charlotte
(10415750)

9:30 a.m.
On the ropelength of knots and links.
Claus Ernst*, Western Kentucky University
Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
A. Por, Western Kentucky University
U. Ziegler, Western Kentucky University
(104157229)

10:00 a.m.
Bridge Probability Energy of Knots.
Blake Mitchell, University of Iowa
Nick Navaroli, California State University, San Bernardino
Rolland Trapp*, Cal State San Bernardino
(10415774)

10:30 a.m.
Discussion

Sunday October 5, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Knotting and Linking of Macromolecules, IV
Room 102, Chemical and Biological Engineering Bldg
Organizers:
Eric J. Rawdon, University of Saint Thomas ericrawdon@gmail.com
Kenneth C. Millett, University of California Santa Barbara millett@math.ucsb.edu
Inquiries: meet@ams.org