AMS International Meeting Program by Special Session

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Joint AMS-SMM International Meeting
Denton, TX, May 19-22, 1999
Meeting #944

Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS lsibner@duke.poly.edu

Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology

  • Thursday May 20, 1999, 8:30 a.m.-10:20 a.m.
    Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology, I

    Organizers:
    Mark W. Brittenham, University of North Texas britten@unt.edu
    Francisco Gonzalez Acuna, IM-UNAM fico@matem.unam.mx
    Luis Valdez-Sanchez, University of Texas at El Paso valdez@math.utep.edu

    • 8:30 a.m.
      Minimal Volume Maximal Cusps in Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds.
      Colin Adams*, Williams College
      David Biddle, SUNY-Binghamton
      Carol Gwosdz, University of Dallas
      Kathy Paur, MIT
      Scott Reynolds, Williams College
      (944-57-247)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      Genus two 3--manifolds are built from handle number one pieces.
      Eric D Sedgwick*, Oklahoma State University
      (944-57-277)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Quasi-Fuchsian surfaces of arbitrarily high genus.
      Elizabeth Finkelstein*, Hunter College (CUNY)
      (944-57-363)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      The geometry of R-covered foliations.
      Danny C Calegari*, UC Berkeley
      (944-57-42)
  • Thursday May 20, 1999, 2:00 p.m.-4:20 p.m.
    Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology, II

    Organizers:
    Mark W. Brittenham, University of North Texas britten@unt.edu
    Francisco Gonzalez Acuna, IM-UNAM fico@matem.unam.mx
    Luis Valdez-Sanchez, University of Texas at El Paso valdez@math.utep.edu

    • 2:00 p.m.
      Comparing Heegaard and JSJ structures of orientable 3-manifolds.
      Martin G Scharlemann*, University of California, Santa Barbara
      Jennifer Schultens, Emory University
      (944-57-205)
    • 2:30 p.m.
      Length multiplicities of hyperbolic 3-manifolds.
      Joseph D Masters*, University of Texas-- Austin
      (944-57-139)
    • 3:00 p.m.
      Abelian subgroup separability of Haken $3$-manifolds.
      Emily Hamilton*, Emory University
      (944-57-287)
    • 3:30 p.m.
      Normal forms of generating pairs for Fuchsian and related groups$\strut$.
      Arturo F. Ram\'irez*, CIMAT
      Francisco Gonz\'alez-Acu\~na, IMATE, UNAM
      (944-20-194)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Seifert fibered surgeries on hyperbolic knots.
      Cameron McA Gordon*, University of Texas at Austin
      John Luecke, University of Texas at Austin
      (944-57-406)
  • Friday May 21, 1999, 8:30 a.m.-10:20 a.m.
    Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology, III

    Organizers:
    Mark W. Brittenham, University of North Texas britten@unt.edu
    Francisco Gonzalez Acuna, IM-UNAM fico@matem.unam.mx
    Luis Valdez-Sanchez, University of Texas at El Paso valdez@math.utep.edu

    • 8:30 a.m.
      Positive diagrams for Seifert manifolds.
      John Hempel*, Rice University
      (944-57-373)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      Bounded Degeneration of Tunnel Number.
      Martin G Scharlemann, UCSB
      Jennifer C Schultens*, Emory University
      (944-57-293)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Incompressible surfaces and 1-bridge knots w.r.t. a torus.
      Mario Eudave-Munoz*, UCSB and UNAM
      (944-57-387)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Minimum energy polygonal knots.
      Jonathan K Simon*, Univ. of Iowa
      Joshua Tokle, Univ. of Iowa
      (944-57-365)
  • Friday May 21, 1999, 2:30 p.m.-4:20 p.m.
    Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology, IV

    Organizers:
    Mark W. Brittenham, University of North Texas britten@unt.edu
    Francisco Gonzalez Acuna, IM-UNAM fico@matem.unam.mx
    Luis Valdez-Sanchez, University of Texas at El Paso valdez@math.utep.edu

    • 2:30 p.m.
      Automorphisms of handlebodies and compression bodies.
      Ulrich Oertel*, Rutgers University
      (944-57-165)
    • 3:00 p.m.
      Intersection Graphs and Dehn Surgery Preliminary report.
      Cynthia J. Verjovsky Marcotte*, The University of Texas at Austin
      (944-57-375)
    • 3:30 p.m.
      The $3$-sphere as a cover of $S^3$ branched over a knot.
      Enrique Ramirez-Losada*, Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM
      (944-57-246)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Surgery on knots which yield the same 3-manifold.
      John K. Osoinach, Jr.*, Eureka College
      (944-57-380)
  • Saturday May 22, 1999, 9:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology, V

    Organizers:
    Mark W. Brittenham, University of North Texas britten@unt.edu
    Francisco Gonzalez Acuna, IM-UNAM fico@matem.unam.mx
    Luis Valdez-Sanchez, University of Texas at El Paso valdez@math.utep.edu

    • 9:00 a.m.
      Cutting and pasting immersed surfaces.
      Max Neumann-Coto*, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
      (944-57-379)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Experimenting with the involutory Kuperberg invariant using structure coefficients in Gelacki's Hopf algebras.
      Fernando J. O. Souza*, University of Illinois at Chicago
      Louis H. Kauffman, University of Illinois at Chicago
      David E. Radford, University of Illinois at Chicago
      (944-57-352)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      A new proof of Johannson's Deformation Theorem.
      Peter Scott*, University of Michigan
      Gadde A. Swarup, University of Melbourne
      (944-57-367)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Finiteness Results for Heegaard Surfaces in Surgered Manifolds.
      Yo'av Rieck*, Oklahoma State University
      Eric Sedgwick, Oklahoma State University
      (944-57-306)
    • 11:00 a.m.
      The Topology of Recombination.
      Isabel K Darcy*, University of Texas at Austin
      (944-92-329)
    • 11:30 a.m.
      3-Manifolds obtained by surgery on closed pure 3-braids.
      Lorena Armas-Sanabria*, Instituto de Matematicas, UNAM
      (944-57-385)
  • Saturday May 22, 1999, 1:30 p.m.-3:20 p.m.
    Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology, IV

    Organizers:
    Mark W. Brittenham, University of North Texas britten@unt.edu
    Francisco Gonzalez Acuna, IM-UNAM fico@matem.unam.mx
    Luis Valdez-Sanchez, University of Texas at El Paso valdez@math.utep.edu

    • 1:30 p.m.
      Truly universal links.
      Victor N\'u\~nez*, CIMAT
      (944-57-215)
    • 2:00 p.m.
      The topology of deformation spaces of hyperbolic 3-manifolds.
      James W. Anderson, University of Southampton
      Richard D. Canary, University of Michigan
      Darryl McCullough*, University of Oklahoma
      (944-57-119)
    • 2:30 p.m.
      Normal forms for basis conjugating automorphisms of a free group.
      Mauricio Gutierrez*, Tufts University
      (944-20-357)
    • 3:00 p.m.
      Finding Planar Surfaces and the Word Problem.
      William H Jaco*, Oklahoma State University
      Eric Sedgwick, Oklahoma State University
      Joachim H. Rubinstein, University of Melbourne
      (944-57-336)
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