This volume consists of ten lectures given at an international workshop/conference on knot theory held in July 1996 at Waseda University Conference Center. It was organised by the International Research Institute of Mathematical Society of Japan. The workshop was attended by nearly 170 mathematicians from Japan and 14 other countries, most of whom were specialists in knot theory. The lectures can serve as an introduction to the field for advanced undergraduates, graduates and also researchers working in areas such as theoretical physics.
Dehn surgery, C.M. Gordon; invariants of links, L.H. Kauffman; the topology of DNA, D.W. Sumners; Chern-Simons perturbative invariants, T. Kohno; topological imitations, A. Kawauchi; on spatial graphs, K. Taniyama; tunnel number and connected sum of knots, K. Morimoto; surfaces in 4-space, S. Kamada; knot types of satellite knots and twisted knots, K. Motegi.