Knots, braids, and mapping class groups – papers dedicated to Joan S. Birman. Proceedings of a conference in low dimensional topology in honor of Joan S. Birman’s 70th birthday, New York, NY, USA, March 14–15, 1998. (English) Zbl 0980.00048

AMS/IP Studies in Advanced Mathematics. 24. Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society (AMS). Somerville, MA: International Press, xxii, 176 p. (2001).

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Cantarella, Jason; DeTurck, Dennis; Gluck, Herman, Upper bounds for the writhing of knots and the helicity of vector fields, 1-21 [Zbl 1006.57008]
Dasbach, Oliver T.; Mangum, Brian S., The automorphism group of a free group is not subgroup separable, 23-27 [Zbl 1006.20027]
Ghrist, Robert, Configuration spaces and braid groups on graphs in robotics, 29-40 [Zbl 1010.55012]
Gilman, Jane, Alternate discreteness tests, 41-47 [Zbl 0998.30040]
Humphries, Stephen P., Intersection-number operators for curves on discs and Chebyshev polynomials, 49-75 [Zbl 1030.11066]
Kharlampovich, O.; Myasnikov, A., Implicit function theorem over free groups and genus problem, 77-83 [Zbl 1007.20020]
Kidwell, Mark E.; Stanford, Theodore B., On the \(z\)-degree of the Kauffman polynomial of a tangle decomposition, 85-93 [Zbl 0998.57015]
Li, Weiping, Knot invariants from counting periodic points, 95-106 [Zbl 1002.57034]
Lin, Xiao-Song; Wang, Zhenghan, Random walk on knot diagrams, colored Jones polynomial and Ihara-Selberg zeta function, 107-121 [Zbl 0992.57001]
Luo, Feng, Some applications of a multiplicative structure on simple loops in surfaces, 123-129 [Zbl 1011.57007]
Menasco, William W., Closed braids and Heegaard splittings, 131-141 [Zbl 0992.57015]
Przytycki, Józef H., Homotopy and \(q\)-homotopy skein modules of 3-manifolds: An example in algebra situs, 143-170 [Zbl 0994.57012]
Stanford, Theodore; Trapp, Rolland, On knot invariants which are not of finite type, 171-176 [Zbl 0989.57008]
Joan S. Birman: Publications and Ph. D. theses supervised, xiii-xvii [Zbl 0988.01500]


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Biographic References:

Birman, Joan S.