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1991 Western Section Meeting
Santa Barbara, CA, November 910, 1991
Meeting #870
Associate secretaries:
Lance W Small, AMS
lwsmall@ucsd.edu
Sunday November 10, 1991

Sunday November 10, 1991, 7:30 a.m.9:50 a.m.
Special Session on Applied Probability, III
ROOM 1115, Girvetz Hall

7:30 a.m.
Finite clusters in continuous percolation.
Kenneth S. Alexander*, University of Southern California
(8706054)

8:00 a.m.
Longrange percolation.
Mathew D. Penrose*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(8706023)

8:30 a.m.
Functional discrete limit theorems for random mappings.
R. Arratia, University of Southern California
S. Tavar\'e*, University of Southern California
(8706064)

9:00 a.m.
The inverse problem for phasetype distributions.
Robert S. Maier*, University of Arizona
(8706072)

9:30 a.m.
Logistic and semilogistic processes.
Barry C. Arnold*, University of California, Riverside
(8706080)

Sunday November 10, 1991, 7:30 a.m.9:50 a.m.
Special Session on Knotting Phenomena in the Natural Sciences, III
ROOM 2115, Girvetz Hall

7:30 a.m.
3manifolds and 2complexes: Some recent results.
Dale Rolfsen*, University of British Columbia
(8705771)

8:00 a.m.
Simple balanced categories and invariants of tangles and 3manifolds.
Nicolai Reshetikhin*, University of California, Berkeley
(8705785)

8:30 a.m.
The quantum G_2 link invariant.
Greg Kuperberg*, University of California, Berkeley
(8705761)

9:00 a.m.
Applications of the spectral parameter tangle of V. Jones.
J\'ozef H. Przytycki*, University of California, Riverside and Warsaw University, Poland
(8705776)

9:30 a.m.
Alexander invariants.
Hubert Saleur*, Yale University
(8705786)

Sunday November 10, 1991, 8:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology and Negatively Curved Groups, II
ROOM 1112, Girvetz Hall

8:00 a.m.
Counting incompressible surfaces in hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Joel Hass*, University of California, Davis
(8705758)

8:30 a.m.
Local rigidity and Dehn surgery space.
Steve Kerckhoff*, Stanford University
(8705346)

9:00 a.m.
Weak concentration points for Kleinian groups.
Darryl McCullough*, University of Oklahoma
(8702026)

9:30 a.m.
Measured laminations for nonnegatively curved groups.
Lee D. Mosher*, Rutgers University, Newark
Ulrich Oertel, Rutgers University, Newark
(8705793)

Sunday November 10, 1991, 8:00 a.m.9:20 a.m.
Special Session on Noncommutative Homological Algebra, III
ROOM 1116, Girvetz Hall

8:00 a.m.
Noncommutative characteristic polynomials.
Hyman Bass*, Columbia University
(8701682)

8:30 a.m.
Dixmier's conjecture for the first Weyl algebra.
C. A. Dean*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
J. W. Kerr, Michigan State University
(8701692)

9:00 a.m.
Induced bimodules, annihilator primes, and `lying over'.
Edward S. Letzter*, University of Utah
(8701650)

Sunday November 10, 1991, 8:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
Special Session on Quadratic Forms, III
ROOM 1119, Girvetz Hall

8:00 a.m.
Spherical geometry and sphere packingsKelper's conjecture and beyond.
WuYi Hsiang*, University of California, Berkeley
(8705181)

8:30 a.m.
Eigenvalues of symmetric integer matrices.
Dennis R. Estes*, University of Southern California
(8701140)

9:00 a.m.
Weak *orderings on *fields.
K. H. Leung*, National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore
(8701201)

9:30 a.m.
Formal groups and Dirichlet Lfunctions.
Nancy Childress*, Arizona State University
Jeff Stopple, University of California, Santa Barbara
(8701241)

Sunday November 10, 1991, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Invited Address

Sunday November 10, 1991, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
Invited Address
Invariants and the algebraic theory of quadratic forms.
ROOM 1004, Girvetz Hall
Richard S. Elman*, University of California, Los Angeles
(8701130)

Sunday November 10, 1991, 2:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology and Negatively Curved Groups, III
ROOM 1112, Girvetz Hall

2:00 p.m.
Heegaard splittings of compact orientable product manifolds.
Jennifer Schultens*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(8705734)

2:30 p.m.
The Tait flyping conjecture.
William Menasco, State University of New York, Buffalo
Morwen Thistlethwaite*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(8705759)

3:00 p.m.
Deforming hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Walter D. Neumann, Ohio State University, Columbus
Alan W. Reid*, University of Aberdeen, Scotland and Ohio State University
(8705751)

3:30 p.m.
Length functions and outer space.
John Smillie, Cornell University
Karen Vogtmann*, Cornell University
(8702060)

4:00 p.m.
Quasiisometries. and bicombings.
HsuehLing Huynh, University of California, Berkeley
Wing Yew Poon*, University of California, Berkeley
(8702017)

Sunday November 10, 1991, 2:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Special Session on Applied Probability, IV
ROOM 1115, Girvetz Hall

2:00 p.m.
Convergence of some partially parallel Gibbs samplers with annealing.
Roberto H. Schonmann*, University of California, Los Angeles
(8706004)

2:30 p.m.
Stationary Poisson sequences.
Aaron M. Gross*, University of California, Santa Barbara
James B. Robertson, University of California, Santa Barbara
(8706024)

3:00 p.m.
Some results on Poisson approximation.
Anant P. Godbole*, Michigan Technological University
(8706079)

3:30 p.m.
Taylor series solution of the M/M/1 queueing system.
Alan Krinik*, California State Polytechnic University
(8706003)

Sunday November 10, 1991, 2:00 p.m.3:20 p.m.
Special Session on Quadratic Forms, IV
ROOM 1119, Girvetz Hall

2:00 p.m.
Noncommutative prufer rings.
Patrick J. Morandi*, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
(8701639)

2:30 p.m.
Constructions of valued division algebras.
Al Sethuraman*, California State University, Northridge
(8701633)

3:00 p.m.
Q(i)division rings and admissibility.
Steven G. Liedahl*, University of California, Los Angeles
(8701237)
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