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Joint AMSSMM International Meeting
Denton, TX, May 1922, 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, IMUNAM fico@matem.unam.mx
Luis ValdezSanchez, University of Texas at El Paso valdez@math.utep.edu

8:30 a.m.
Minimal Volume Maximal Cusps in Hyperbolic 3Manifolds.
Colin Adams*, Williams College
David Biddle, SUNYBinghamton
Carol Gwosdz, University of Dallas
Kathy Paur, MIT
Scott Reynolds, Williams College
(94457247)

9:00 a.m.
Genus two 3manifolds are built from handle number one pieces.
Eric D Sedgwick*, Oklahoma State University
(94457277)

9:30 a.m.
QuasiFuchsian surfaces of arbitrarily high genus.
Elizabeth Finkelstein*, Hunter College (CUNY)
(94457363)

10:00 a.m.
The geometry of Rcovered foliations.
Danny C Calegari*, UC Berkeley
(9445742)

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, IMUNAM fico@matem.unam.mx
Luis ValdezSanchez, University of Texas at El Paso valdez@math.utep.edu

2:00 p.m.
Comparing Heegaard and JSJ structures of orientable 3manifolds.
Martin G Scharlemann*, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jennifer Schultens, Emory University
(94457205)

2:30 p.m.
Length multiplicities of hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Joseph D Masters*, University of Texas Austin
(94457139)

3:00 p.m.
Abelian subgroup separability of Haken $3$manifolds.
Emily Hamilton*, Emory University
(94457287)

3:30 p.m.
Normal forms of generating pairs for Fuchsian and related groups$\strut$.
Arturo F. Ram\'irez*, CIMAT
Francisco Gonz\'alezAcu\~na, IMATE, UNAM
(94420194)

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
(94457406)

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, IMUNAM fico@matem.unam.mx
Luis ValdezSanchez, University of Texas at El Paso valdez@math.utep.edu

8:30 a.m.
Positive diagrams for Seifert manifolds.
John Hempel*, Rice University
(94457373)

9:00 a.m.
Bounded Degeneration of Tunnel Number.
Martin G Scharlemann, UCSB
Jennifer C Schultens*, Emory University
(94457293)

9:30 a.m.
Incompressible surfaces and 1bridge knots w.r.t. a torus.
Mario EudaveMunoz*, UCSB and UNAM
(94457387)

10:00 a.m.
Minimum energy polygonal knots.
Jonathan K Simon*, Univ. of Iowa
Joshua Tokle, Univ. of Iowa
(94457365)

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, IMUNAM fico@matem.unam.mx
Luis ValdezSanchez, University of Texas at El Paso valdez@math.utep.edu

2:30 p.m.
Automorphisms of handlebodies and compression bodies.
Ulrich Oertel*, Rutgers University
(94457165)

3:00 p.m.
Intersection Graphs and Dehn Surgery Preliminary report.
Cynthia J. Verjovsky Marcotte*, The University of Texas at Austin
(94457375)

3:30 p.m.
The $3$sphere as a cover of $S^3$ branched over a knot.
Enrique RamirezLosada*, Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM
(94457246)

4:00 p.m.
Surgery on knots which yield the same 3manifold.
John K. Osoinach, Jr.*, Eureka College
(94457380)

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, IMUNAM fico@matem.unam.mx
Luis ValdezSanchez, University of Texas at El Paso valdez@math.utep.edu

9:00 a.m.
Cutting and pasting immersed surfaces.
Max NeumannCoto*, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
(94457379)

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
(94457352)

10:00 a.m.
A new proof of Johannson's Deformation Theorem.
Peter Scott*, University of Michigan
Gadde A. Swarup, University of Melbourne
(94457367)

10:30 a.m.
Finiteness Results for Heegaard Surfaces in Surgered Manifolds.
Yo'av Rieck*, Oklahoma State University
Eric Sedgwick, Oklahoma State University
(94457306)

11:00 a.m.
The Topology of Recombination.
Isabel K Darcy*, University of Texas at Austin
(94492329)

11:30 a.m.
3Manifolds obtained by surgery on closed pure 3braids.
Lorena ArmasSanabria*, Instituto de Matematicas, UNAM
(94457385)

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, IMUNAM fico@matem.unam.mx
Luis ValdezSanchez, University of Texas at El Paso valdez@math.utep.edu

1:30 p.m.
Truly universal links.
Victor N\'u\~nez*, CIMAT
(94457215)

2:00 p.m.
The topology of deformation spaces of hyperbolic 3manifolds.
James W. Anderson, University of Southampton
Richard D. Canary, University of Michigan
Darryl McCullough*, University of Oklahoma
(94457119)

2:30 p.m.
Normal forms for basis conjugating automorphisms of a free group.
Mauricio Gutierrez*, Tufts University
(94420357)

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
(94457336)
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