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1992 Spring Central Section Meeting
Springfield, MO, March 20-21, 1992
Meeting #873

Associate secretaries:
Andy R Magid, AMS

Special Session on The Geometry of Connections

  • Friday March 20, 1992, 9:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on The Geometry of Connections, I

    Room 342, Glass Hall

    • 9:00 a.m.
      The structure of the cut-locus of the boundary for Riemannian surfaces with bounded inradius.
      Stephanie B. Alexander, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
      Richard L. Bishop*, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    • 9:30 a.m.
      The geometry of connections.
      James Carlson*, University of Utah
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Particle geometry and quantum electrodynamics.
      Andrzej Derdzinski*, Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Friday March 20, 1992, 3:00 p.m.-6:50 p.m.
    Special Session on The Geometry of Connections, II

    Room 342, Glass Hall

    • 3:00 p.m.
      Nonabelian Hodge theory and intersection cohomology.
      Kevin Corlette*, University of Chicago
    • 3:30 p.m.
      Connection preserving actions of lattices in SL(n,R).
      Renato Feres*, University of Chicago
    • 4:00 p.m.
      On the local structure of collapsed manifolds.
      Patrick Ghanaat*, University of Basel, Switzerland
    • 4:30 p.m.
      Rigidity problems for hypersurfaces in complex projective spaces.
      Gary R. Jensen*, Washington University
      Emilio Musso, Istituo Matematico, Italy
    • 5:00 p.m.
      Scalar curvature rigidity.
      Maung Min-oo*, McMaster University
    • 5:30 p.m.
      Metric pinching of locally symmetric spaces.
      Conrad Plaut*, Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Saturday March 21, 1992, 8:20 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on The Geometry of Connections, III

    Room 342, Glass Hall

    • 8:20 a.m.
      The spectrum of the Laplacian on manifolds of positive curvature.
      Jose F. Escobar*, Indiana University, Bloomington
    • 9:00 a.m.
      Pointwise curvature characterizations in practice.
      Walter Seaman*, University of Iowa
    • 9:40 a.m.
      Non self-dual Yang-Mills connections with quadrupole symmetry.
      Jan Segert*, University of Missouri, Columbia
      Lorenzo Sadun, University of Texas, Austin
    • 10:20 a.m.
      The inverse problem of Lagrangian dynamics.
      Gerard Thompson*, University of Toledo
  • Saturday March 21, 1992, 3:00 p.m.-6:10 p.m.
    Special Session on The Geometry of Connections, IV

    Room 342, Glass Hall

    • 3:00 p.m.
      Mean curvature of gauge orbits.
      Yohiaki Maeda, Keio University, Japan
      Steven Rosenberg, Boston University
      Philippe Tondeur*, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    • 3:30 p.m.
      On the structure of complete embedded simply connected minimal surfaces.
      Frederico Xavier*, University of Notre Dame
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Hamilton-Jacobi distributions and almost Hermitian geometry on the cotangent bundle.
      Geoffrey Martin*, University of Toledo
    • 4:30 p.m.
      The functional logdet and the geometry of the space of nonparametrised curves on a surface.
      Dan Burghelea*, Ohio State University, Columbus
    • 5:00 p.m.
      Holomorphic curves in SO(6)/U(3).
      Andrew V. Talmadge*, Arkansas State University
      Kichoon Yang, Arkansas State University