On October 2-3, there will be a workshop about knot theory, just up the road at University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond! Here is the description sent from Professor Simmons, the chair of the mathematics and statistics department at UCO:
This is a workshop for undergraduates that introduces the fascinating mathematics of knots. Knot theory is
particularly exciting as there are lots of pictures and open problems can be discussed without the need for
The lecturer for the workshop will be Colin Adams, author of the highly praised “The Knot
Book”. Dr. Adams is the author of numerous research articles on knot theory and the recipient of a 1998 MAA
Haimo Distinguished Teaching Award. He is widely recognized as an expositor of mathematics and is notorious
for giving mathematical lectures in the guise of sleazy real estate agent Mel Slugbate.
This workshop is funded by the NSF and limited travel funds are available to deter the expenses of participants. Women,
minorities, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to participate and to apply for support.
Addendum: Very soon we will be organizing people who want to go up to ECU for the Knot Theory workshop. If you’re interested, send an email ASAP to Jon Kujawa in the OU Math department. We will soon be organizing carpools, etc. for people who would like to go. If you’d like more information, you can see the poster for the workshop here.