KITP Miniprogram: Knotted Fields (June 18 - July 13, 2012)
Coordinators: Mark Dennis, William Irvine, Randall Kamien, Robert Kusner

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Time Speaker Title
6/18, 12:15 p.m. Randall Kamien
Univ. of Penn. & KITP
How to Knot a Field[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
6/18, 2:00 p.m. All Organizational Meeting
3/19, 2:30 p.m. Marty Einhorn
KITP Deputy Director
What's a Wiki Good For?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/18, 3:45 p.m. Slobodan Zumer
University of Ljubljana. Dept. Physics & KITP
Defect Structures in Colloidal and Chiral Nematics: From Braids to Knots[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/19, 2:00 p.m. Bryan Chen
Univ. of Penn & KITP
Sculpting Nematic Textures[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/19, 3:45 p.m. All Open Discussion: Meeting Themes and Goals
6/20, 10:00 a.m. William Irvine
James Franck Inst. & KITP
Knots in (Physical) Fields[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/20, 2:00 p.m. Mark Dennis
University of Bristol
Knotting Nodes of Light[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Colloquium
6/22, 10:00 a.m. Kenneth Millett
UC Santa Barbara
An Appreciation of the Classical Approach to Knots From the 1833 to 1990[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/22, 11:15 a.m. Radmila Sazdanovic
Univ. of Penn & KITP
Categorification in Knot Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/25, 10:00 a.m. Paul Sutcliffe
Durham University & KITP
Solitonic Knots[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
6/25, 2:00 p.m. Iwo Bialynicki-Birula
Polish Academy & KITP
Knotted Wavefunctions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/26, 2:00 p.m. Miha Ravnik
University of Ljubljana & KITP
Energetics of Entangled Nematic Colloids[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/26, 3:45 p.m. All Open Discussion
6/27, 10:00 a.m. Renzo Ricca
University of Milano-Bicocca & KITP
Recent Progress in Topological Fluid Dynamics: From Helicity to Jones Polynomials[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/27, 11:15 a.m. Daniel Peralta-Salas
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas & KITP
Knots and Links in Steady Solutions of the Euler Equation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/27, 2:00 p.m. Simon Čopar
University of Ljubljana & KITP
+ Short Talks
Topological Invariants of Framed Knots in Nematics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/27, 3:45 p.m. Mark Dennis
(Univ. Bristol & KITP)
Renzo Ricca
(University of Milano-Bicocca & KITP)
Open Discussion: Calugareanu-White-Fuller[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/29, 10:00 a.m. Ryan Budney
University of Victoria & KITP
Knots Through the Lens of 3-manifold Topology[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/29, 11:15 a.m. Radmila Sazdanovic
Univ. of Penn & KITP
Knot Software[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/29, 11:15 a.m. Frederick Cohen
Univ. Rochester & KITP
Braid Groups, their Applications and Connections[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/02, 10:30 a.m. Randall Kamien
Univ. of Penn & KITP
Some Thoughts on Non-abelian Defects[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/02, 2:00 p.m. Dorothy Buck
Imperial College & KITP
Three-Manifolds for DNA
7/03, 2:00 p.m. Ivan Smalyukh
Univ. of Colorado
Interplay of Defects in Liquid Crystals and Phase Singularities in Beams of Light[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/05, 1:30 p.m. Elisabetta Matsumoto
Princeton & KITP
A Hands-on Class on How to Make Crocheted Hyperbolic Planes Properly
7/06, 10:00 a.m. Rafal Komendarczyk
Tulane University & KITP
On Helicity and other Topological Invariants of Flows[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/06, 11:15 a.m. John Etnyre
Georgia Institute of Technology & KITP
7/09, 2:00 p.m. Gareth Alexander
Univ. Warwick & KITP
Defects and Topology in Liquid Crystals: A Perspective Using Whitehead Products[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/10, 2:00 p.m. Igor Musevic
Jozef Stefan Institute
Interactions and Topology of Nematic Colloids[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/11, 10:30 a.m. Pawel Strzelecki
Univ. Warsaw & KITP
On Some Knot Energies Involving Menger Curvature[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/11, 2:00 p.m. Alexander Taylor
Bristol & KITP
Knots in Random Eigenfunctions - followed by general discussion[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/12, 10:30 a.m. Slobodan Zumer
University of Ljubljana. Dept. Physics & KITP
Bubble Gum or Double Q Tube
7/13, 10:00 a.m. Petros Koumoutsakos
ETH Zürich
Viscous Vortex Reconnections[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/13, 10:30 a.m. All Open Questions
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