The Third KAIST Geometric Topology Fair

A workshop on geometric topology
including knot theory, manifold theory, and related topics

June 29 - July 2, 2005

Gyeongju Temf Hotel, Gyeongju-city, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea

The aim of this workshop is to encourage academic activities in the area of geometric topology and promote friendly relations between researchers in this area. Our main focus is knot theory and its relationship to manifold theory. We hope this workshop contributes to acceleration of research in the field.


Ki Hyoung Ko (KAIST) and Gyo Taek Jin (KAIST)

Confirmed Participants

An, Byung Hee KAIST
Cha, Jae Choon ICU
Choi, Suhyoung KAIST
Ha, Jae-soon KAIST
Huh, Young Sik Hanyang University
Jeon, Choon Bae    Daeduk University
Jin, Gyo Taek KAIST
Kim, Hun KAIST
Kim, Jee Hyoun KAIST
Kim, Jinhong KAIST
Kim, Se-goo Kyonghee University
Ko, Ki Hyoung KAIST
Lee, Gye-seon KAIST
Lee, Hwa Jeong KAIST
Lee, Jang Won KAIST
Lee, Jung Hun KAIST
Lee, Sang Jin Konkuk University
Park, Hyo Won KAIST
Park, Seo Jung KAIST

Foreign Participants

Ryo Nikkuni Kanazawa University
Shelly Harvey    MIT and Rice University
Ser Peow Tan National University of Singapore
Tim D. Cochran    Rice University


June 29     Room 4416, Natural Science Building, KAIST
10:00-10:50 Ryo Nikkuni (Kanazawa University) Knotted projection, identifiable projection and completely distingushable projection
11:00-11:50 Tim Cochran (Rice University) Noncommutative Knot Theory
11:50-1:30 --- Lunch ---
1:30-2:20 Ryo Nikkuni (Kanazawa University) Knotted projection, identifiable projection and completely distingushable projection
2:30-3:20 Shelly Harvey (MIT) Noncommutative Invariants of 3-Manifolds Giving Lower Bounds for the Thurston Norm
3:20-4:00 Coffee Break
4:00-4:50 Ser Tan (National University of Singapore) Circle Packings on Riemann surfaces
July 1     Gayageum Hall(Second Floor), Gyeongju Temf Hotel
8:55-9:00 Announcements
9:00-9:50 Tim Cochran (Rice University) Classical Knot concordance and Homology Cobordism of 3-manifolds
10:00-10:50     Shelly Harvey (Rice University) Homology and Derived Series of Groups and Ranks Invariants of Links
11:00-11:50 Ser Tan (National University of Singapore) The SL(2,C) character variety of the one-holed torus
11:50-1:30 --- Lunch ---
1:30-2:20 Tim Cochran (Rice University) Filtrations of Knots, Applications and Open Questions
2:30-3:20 Shelly Harvey (Rice University) Homology Cobordism Invariants of Links and 3-Manifolds via L^2 rho-Invariants
3:30-4:20 Ryo Nikkuni (Kanazawa University) Unknotting theorem for delta and sharp edge-homotopy
7:00-9:00 Welcom dinner at the well-being buffet restrant at hotel


Benefits for registeration include:
  • Participation in the academic programs
  • Rooms in the workshop venue (Gyeongju Temf Hotel) for two nights, June 30 and July 1
  • Dinner on June 30 and lunches on July 1 and 2 (accompanying people are also welcome)
  • Registration Fee

    Participants accompanied with family (2 rooms) 280,000
    Participants accompanied with family (1 room) 140,000
    Participants not accompanied with family 70,000
    Students and unemployed 30,000
    (Korean Won)

    Local information

    For more information on the hotel, please see Gyeongju Temf Hotel web page.