Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Geometry and Topology of Fluid Flows

4 September to 17 December 2000

Organisers: H Aref (Urbana-Champaign), T Kambe (Tokyo), RB Pelz (Rutgers), RL Ricca (UCL)

LONDON MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY

Spitalfields Day Follow-Up

Friday 13 October 2000

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Seminar Room 1, 20 Clarkson Road, Cambridge

IN SEARCH OF THE IDEAL KNOT

Organiser: Renzo L Ricca (UCL)

09.30 10.30

Professor Rob Kusner (Amherst)           

 

Can you tie a knot with 1ft of 1in (or 12cm of 1cm) rope?

 

10.30 11.00

Coffee

 

11.00 12.00

Professor Louis H Kauffman (Chicago)

 

Symbiologic, rational knots and DNA

 

12.30 13.30

Lunch

 

14.00 15.00

Professor Jun O'Hara (Tokyo Metropolitan)

 

On energy of knots

 

15.00-16.00

Dr Renzo L Ricca (UCL)

 

A history of Kelvin's vortex knots

 

16.00 16.30

Tea

 

16.30 17.30

Professor Gregory Buck (Saint Anselm College)

 

Physical knots: radiating tubes, occlusion, ropelength, and the n-body problem

 

17.30 18.30

Round table discussion

 

Anyone interested is welcome to attend; Scientific enquiries may be addressed to Dr Renzo L Ricca.

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