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1992 Spring Eastern Section Meeting
Bethlehem, PA, April 1112, 1992
Meeting #874
Associate secretaries:
W Wistar Comfort, AMS
wcomfort@wesleyan.edu
Saturday April 11, 1992

Saturday April 11, 1992, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory, I
Room 343, Seeley G. Mudd Building

8:30 a.m.
Modules over E_infinity ring spectra.
Anthony D. Elmendorf*, Purdue University, Calumet Campus
(8745534)

9:00 a.m.
Bialgebra deformation theory and rational Hspaces.
Ronald N. Umble*, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
(87453107)

9:30 a.m.
Phantom phenomena and maps obeying certain rational conditions.
C. A. McGibbon, Wayne State University
Joseph Roitberg*, Hunter College, City University of New York
(8745539)

10:00 a.m.
Zabrodsky's work on maps between classifying spaces.
John Harper*, University of Rochester
(87455114)

10:30 a.m.
Homotopy nilpotent compact Lie groups have no torsion in homology.
Vidhyanath Rao*, Ohio State University, Newark
(87455128)

Saturday April 11, 1992, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Finite Geometry, I
Auditorium II, Neville Hall

9:00 a.m.
On designs and formally selfdual codes.
George Kennedy, University of Illinois, Chicago
Vera Pless*, University of Illinois, Chicago
(8740526)

9:30 a.m.
Divisible lexicographic codes.
Harold N. Ward*, University of Virginia
(8749422)

10:00 a.m.
Generalzied ReedMuller codes and finite geometries.
K. J. Rose*, Lehigh University
(8740524)

10:30 a.m.
The full automorphism groups of the generalized ReedMuller codes.
P. Charpin*, INRIA, France
(8740512)

Saturday April 11, 1992, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Sequence Spaces, I
Room 303, ChristmasSaucon Hall

9:00 a.m.
Informal Discussion

9:30 a.m.
Unconditional bases in l_p when 0
N. J. Kalton*, University of Missouri, Columbia
(8744651)

10:00 a.m.
Generalized sectional convergence and barrelledness.
William H. Ruckle*, Clemson University
(8744688)

10:30 a.m.
Statistical limit points.
John Fridy*, Kent State University
(8744035)

Saturday April 11, 1992, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Analysis, I
Room 353, Seeley G. Mudd Building

9:00 a.m.
An interpretation of Kronecker indicies as diffeomorphism invariants of an exterior differential system.
Robert B. Gardner*, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Fields Institute for Mathematical Research, Canada
(8745399)

9:30 a.m.
Surfaces minimizing area plus length of singular curves.
Frank Morgan*, Williams College
(8745378)

10:00 a.m.
Areaminimizing surfaces with large singular sets.
Gary R. Lawlor*, Brigham Young University
(87449127)

10:30 a.m.
Inextendible conformal realizations of Lorentz surfaces in Minkowski 3space.
Tilla Weinstein*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(8745379)

Saturday April 11, 1992, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Set Theory, I
Auditorium III, Neville Hall

9:00 a.m.
Remote filters in ccc Boolean algebras.
Alan Dow*, York University
(8740386)

9:30 a.m.
Informal Discussion

10:00 a.m.
Delta^1_n sets of reals: Measure and category.
Joan Bagaria*, University of California, Berkeley
W. Hugh Woodin, University of California, Berkeley
(87403103)

10:30 a.m.
Liftings for Lebesgue measure.
Maxim R. Burke*, University of Prince Edward Island
(8740410)

Saturday April 11, 1992, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Stochastic Processes, I
Room 201, ChristmasSaucon Hall

9:00 a.m.
Some examples of mixing random fields.
Richard C. Bradley*, Indiana University, Bloomington
(8746083)

9:30 a.m.
Probabilistic analysis of exceptional points for critical Weiererstrass nondifferentiable functions.
Loren D. Pitt*, University of Virginia
J. M. Anderson, University College London, England
(8746021)

10:00 a.m.
Applications of stochastic planar matching.
Peter W. Shor*, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey
(8746002)

10:30 a.m.
A general form of Gambler's ruin.
Terry R. McConnell*, Syracuse University
Philip S. Griffin, Syracuse University
(8746063)

Saturday April 11, 1992, 9:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Characteristic Classes, Algebraic KTheory, and Field Theory, I
Room 302, ChristmasSaucon Hall

9:30 a.m.
StiefelWhitney classes, singularities of projections and Whitney duality.
Ockle E. Johnson*, Saint Olaf College
(8745733)

10:00 a.m.
The rationality of geometric signatures of open 4manifolds.
Xiaochun Rong*, Columbia University
(8745348)

10:30 a.m.
K theory for padic groups.
Paul F. Baum*, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
(8742253)

Saturday April 11, 1992, 9:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on New Invariants of Links and 3Manifolds, I
Room 253, Seeley G. Mudd Building

9:30 a.m.
Real representations of knot groups and Hecke algebras.
D. D. Long*, University of California, Santa Barbara
A. W. Reid, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley
(8745737)

10:00 a.m.
TemperleyLieb algebra and the TuraevViro invariant.
Louis H. Kauffman*, University of Illinois, Chicago
(87457109)

10:30 a.m.
WittenReshetikhinTuraev invariants and the semiclassical approximation.
Lisa Claire Jeffrey*, Institute for Advanced Study
(8745749)

Saturday April 11, 1992, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
Nilpotence and periodicity in homotopy theory.
Auditorium I, Neville Hall
Douglas C. Ravenel*, University of Rochester
(87455113)

Saturday April 11, 1992, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
On some functions with weird differentiability properties.
Auditorium I, Neville Hall
Ingrid Daubechies*, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey
(8744640)

Saturday April 11, 1992, 2:45 p.m.5:05 p.m.
Special Session on Finite Geometry, II
Auditorium II, Neville Hall

2:45 p.m.
Counting subregular spreads.
Robert A. Liebler*, Colorado State University
(8745145)

3:15 p.m.
On the full collineation group of the Figueroa planes.
Lynn Margaret Batten*, University of Manitoba
(8740555)

3:45 p.m.
Computational techniques for projective planes.
R. Mathon*, University of Toronto
(8742044)

4:15 p.m.
Semifield planes that admit pprimitive collineations.
M. CorderoVourtsanis*, Texas Tech University
(87451118)

4:45 p.m.
Singer groups, an approach from a group of multipliers of even order.
Chat Y. Ho*, University of Florida
(8745142)

Saturday April 11, 1992, 2:45 p.m.5:05 p.m.
Special Session on Sequence Spaces, II
Room 303, ChristmasSaucon Hall

2:45 p.m.
Gap Tauberian theorems.
J. Connor*, Ohio University, Athens
(87446126)

3:15 p.m.
Informal Discussion

3:45 p.m.
Integrability and L^1convergence of trigonometric series II.
Martin Buntinas*, Loyola University of Chicago
N. Tanovi\'cMiller, University of Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
(87440122)

4:15 p.m.
Sequence spaces and the classical inequalities.
Grahame Bennett*, Indiana University, Bloomington
(87446129)

4:45 p.m.
lambdaconvergence.
W. Beekmann, Fern University, Germany
SC. Chang*, Brock University
(8744071)

Saturday April 11, 1992, 2:45 p.m.4:05 p.m.
Special Session on Characteristic Classes, Algebraic KTheory, and Field Theory, II
Room 302, ChristmasSaucon Hall

2:45 p.m.
Semiinfinite de Rham cohomology.
Alexander A. Voronov*, Princeton University
(8745874)

3:15 p.m.
Informal Discussion

3:45 p.m.
The ChernSimons character of a lattice guage field.
Anthony V. Phillips, State University of New York, Stony Brook
David A. Stone*, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
(87453110)

Saturday April 11, 1992, 2:45 p.m.5:05 p.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory, II
Room 343, Seeley G. Mudd Building

2:45 p.m.
Nilpotence in the Steenrod algebra.
Kenneth G. Monks*, University of Scranton
(8745506)

3:15 p.m.
Primitive elements in BrownPeterson cohomology.
David C. Johnson, University of Kentucky
John M. Boardman*, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
W. Stephen Wilson, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
(8745580)

3:45 p.m.
The BrownPeterson homology and nilpotence of the infinite special orthogonal group.
Dungyung Yan*, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
(87455116)

4:15 p.m.
v_1 Periodic homotopy theory.
Martin Bendersky*, Hunter College, City University of New York
(8745529)

4:45 p.m.
v_2periodic telescopes and localizations.
Mark Mahowald, Northwestern University
Doug Ravenel, University of Rochester
Paul Shick*, John Carroll University
(8745581)

Saturday April 11, 1992, 2:45 p.m.5:05 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Analysis, II
Room 353, Seeley G. Mudd Building

2:45 p.m.
Connections with prescribed curvatureC^infinity results.
Dennis DeTurck*, University of Pennsylvania
Nets Katz, University of Pennsylvania
(8744918)

3:15 p.m.
Chern classes of Schubert varieties in Grassmannians.
Joseph H.G Fu*, University of Georgia
(8745384)

3:45 p.m.
Minimizing the squaredmeancurvature integral with the surface evolver.
Rob Kusner*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(8744930)

4:15 p.m.
Convergence of the AllenCahn equation to Brakke's motion by mean curvature.
Tom Ilmanen*, Institute for Advanced Study
(87435111)

4:45 p.m.
Boundary value problem on surfaces of constant Gauss curvature.
Bo Guan*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Joel Spruch, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(8745897)

Saturday April 11, 1992, 2:45 p.m.4:35 p.m.
Special Session on New Invariants of Links and 3Manifolds, II
Room 253, Seeley G. Mudd Building

2:45 p.m.
Quantum group constructions at the classical level.
Alan Weinstein, University of California, Berkeley
Ping Xu*, University of Pennsylvania
(8745868)

3:15 p.m.
Quantum representations of modular groups via ideal triangulations.
Nikolai