The 21st Century COE Program

Constitution of wide-angle mathematical basis focused on knots
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First KOOK Seminar International for Knot Theory and Related Topics

July 8-14, 2004
Awaji Yumebutai
(International Conference Center in Awaji-Shima Island, Japan)

Sponsor: the 21st century COE program "Constitution for wide-angle mathematical basis focused on knots" (the program leader is Akio Kawauchi).
Co-sponsors: Core Study Program of Osaka City University
Osaka City University Advanced Mathematical Institute(OCAMI)
Hyogo International Association
Organizers: T. Kanenobu, A. Kawauchi, Y. Nakanishi, Y. Rieck, M. Sakuma
KOOK Seminar is a seminar monthly held which is organized by members in Kobe University, Osaka City University, Osaka University, Kwansei Gakuin University and Nara Women's University for more than twenty years. We have also an seminar annually held which we call Extended KOOK Seminar. This conference is an international version of KOOK Seminar.

The aim of this conference is to promote academic challenges, cooperations, exchanges and understandings on the research area of knot theory and related topics. The number of participants was 123 (Japan 77, U.S.A. 20, Korea 10, India 2, Canada 2, Russia 2, Australia 2, China 2, Italy 2, France 2, U.K. 1, Mexico 1). In the plenary session 14 lectures of 40 minutes and in the parallel session 40 lectures of 20 minutes were delivered.

As one can see from their abstracts, this conference has concerned lots of recent topics on knot theory and I believe that this conference has succeeded in having discussed them actively.
August, 2004
Akio Kawauchi
(1) How to get to your hotel from the airport
(2) Excursion on Sunday
(3) Talk Schedule and abstracts (PDF file)
(4) Poster
The information desk:
Yuko Komori (the secretary)
Osaka City University Advanced Mathematical Institute
(, phone 06-6605-2626)

Last Modified on August 13, 2004.
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