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1992 Fall Western Section Meeting
Los Angeles, CA, November 78, 1992
Meeting #877
Associate secretaries: Lance W Small, AMS lwsmall@ucsd.edu
Sunday November 8, 1992

Sunday November 8, 1992, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Finite and Algebraic Groups, III
Room 144, Kaprielian Hall

8:30 a.m.
Extending Steinberg characters.
Walter Feit*, Yale University
(8772044)

9:00 a.m.
Realizable sequences of partitions.
John G. Thompson*, University of Cambridge, England
(8772003)

9:30 a.m.
GL_n(q) and PU_n(q^2) as Galois groups over under barred Q.
H. Ve\"olklein*, University of Florida
(8772006)

10:00 a.m.
Long maximal subgroups of linear groups.
Douglas Brozovic, University of North Texas
Ron Solomon*, Ohio State University, Columbus
(8772033)

10:30 a.m.
Sporadic groups of even and p type.
Richard Lyons*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Daniel Gorenstein, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(8772036)

Sunday November 8, 1992, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Gauge Theory and Four Manifolds, III
Room 146, Kaprielian Hall

8:30 a.m.
Discussion

8:30 a.m.
Smooth 4manifolds versus symplectic 6manifolds.
Yongbin Ruan*, Michigan State University
(87757114)

9:00 a.m.
YangMillsHiggs fields on the 4sphere.
Thomas H. Parker*, Michigan State University
(87757111)

Sunday November 8, 1992, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Hyperbolic PDE and Fluid Mechanics, III
Room 145, Kaprielian Hall

8:30 a.m.
On the ZakharovSchulman system.
Carlos E. Kenig*, University of Chicago
Gustavo Ponce, University of California, Santa Barbara
Luis Vega, University Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
(8773567)

9:00 a.m.
On global actionangle variables for periodic KdV, Toda and nonlinear Schroedinger equations.
Thomas Kappeler*, Ohio State University, Columbus
(8773566)

9:30 a.m.
Branch singularities of nonlinear hyperbolic systems with two speeds.
Nick Ercolani*, University of Arizona
(8773563)

10:00 a.m.
Shock wave solutions of the Einstein equations.
Blake Temple*, University of California, Davis
Joel Smoller, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(8773564)

10:30 a.m.
The initial value problem for higher order dispersive equations.
Gustavo Ponce*, University of California, Santa Barbara
Carlos E. Kenig, University of Chicago
Luis Vega, University Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
(8773565)

Sunday November 8, 1992, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Spectral Geometry, II
Room 140, Kaprielian Hall

9:00 a.m.
Spectral theory of the Laplacian in domains with corners.
Gregory Eskin*, University of California, Los Angeles
(8775886)

9:30 a.m.
Analytic torsion and Witten complex.
D. Burghelea, Ohio State University, Columbus
L. Friedlander*, University of Arizona
T. Kappeler, Ohio State University, Columbus
(8775801)

10:00 a.m.
Analytic surgery and the Eta invariant.
Rafe Mazzeo*, University of Washington
(8775890)

10:30 a.m.
Sobolev constants, injectivity radius, and volume.
Peter Petersen*, University of California, Los Angeles
(8775834)

Sunday November 8, 1992, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Hyperbolic Geometry, III
Room 163, Kaprielian Hall

9:00 a.m.
Deformations of spherical structures on twobridge knot complements.
William D. Dunbar*, Pennsylvania State University, Erie
(8775792)

9:30 a.m.
Tubes in hyperbolic manifolds and eigenvalue estimates.
Ara Basmajian*, University of Oklahoma
(8775809)

10:00 a.m.
Topological rigidity and an extension of a theorem of Cannon and Thurston.
Yair N. Minsky*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(8775377)

10:30 a.m.
Deformations of singular hyperbolic structures.
Steve Kerckhoff*, Stanford University
(8775378)

Sunday November 8, 1992, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Dynamical Systems, II
Room 147, Kaprielian Hall

9:00 a.m.
Discussion

9:00 a.m.
Rigidity of onedimensional dynamical Cantor sets.
R. de la Llave*, University of Texas, Austin
R. P. Schafer, University of Texas, Austin
(8773402)

9:30 a.m.
The Teichmuller geodesic flow.
Howard Masur*, University of Illinois, Chicago
(8775894)

10:30 a.m.
Quasiconformal methods for the Denjoy problem on T^2.
Alec Norton*, University of Texas, Austin
(8775837)

Sunday November 8, 1992, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
Syzygies of algebraic varieties.
Room 123, Seeley G. Mudd Building
Robert K. Lazarsfeld*, University of California, Los Angeles
(8771440)

Sunday November 8, 1992, 2:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Special Session on Spectral Geometry, III
Room 140, Kaprielian Hall

2:00 p.m.
Isospectral plane domains.
Peter Doyle*, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla
(87758106)

2:30 p.m.
Spectral diameter estimates for kregular graphs.
Gregory Quenell*, Bucknell University
(8775810)

3:00 p.m.
On isospectral deformations on twostep nilmanifolds.
He Ouyang*, Enertronics Research, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri
(8775882)

3:30 p.m.
Upper bound of the first eigenvalue for algebraic submanifolds.
JeanPierre Bourguignon, Ecole Polytechnic
Peter Li*, University of California, Irvine
Shin Tung Yau, Harvard University
(8775889)

Sunday November 8, 1992, 2:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Special Session on Hyperbolic Geometry, IV
Room 163, Kaprielian Hall

2:00 p.m.
Geometrization of toroidal 3manifolds.
A. Casson*, University of California, Berkeley
(87757118)

2:30 p.m.
Tunnel number and volume for hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Colin Adams*, Williams College
(8775776)

3:00 p.m.
Constructing representations of braid groups.
D. D. Long*, University of California, Santa Barbara
J. A. Moody, Columbia University
(8775745)

3:30 p.m.
Seifert fiber spaces and quasisymmetric groups.
G. Mess*, University of California, Los Angeles
(87757120)

Sunday November 8, 1992, 2:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic and Complex Geometry, II
Room 158, Kaprielian Hall

1:00 p.m.
Discussion

2:00 p.m.
Discussion

2:30 p.m.
Position of singularities of hypersurfaces and the topology of their complenments.
A. Libgober*, University of Illinois, Chicago
(8771446)

3:30 p.m.
Vector bundles of small rank on projective spaces.
MeiChu Chang*, University of California, Riverside
(8771423)

4:00 p.m.
Research in algebraic geometry.
Zlv Ran*, University of California, Riverside
(8771422)

Sunday November 8, 1992, 2:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Dynamical Systems, III
Room 147, Kaprielian Hall

2:00 p.m.
Stability analysis of Hamiltonian systems by geometric methods.
Tudor Ratiu*, University of California, Santa Cruz
(8775897)

2:30 p.m.
Fractal properties of invariant subsets for piecewise monotonic maps on the interval.
Mariusz Urbanski*, University of North Texas
(8779930)

3:00 p.m.
Topological versions of th WienerWintner theorem.
Peter Walters*, University of Warwick
(8772854)

3:30 p.m.
Lyapunov exponents of monotone symplectic cocycles.
Maciej P. Wojtkowski*, University of Arizona
(8775879)

4:00 p.m.
Exponential mixing and stochastic stability.
L. S. Young*, University of California, Los Angeles
(8775881)

Sunday November 8, 1992, 2:00 p.m.5:10 p.m.
Special Session on Topics in Geometry and Physics, III
Room 101, Seeley G. Mudd Building

2:00 p.m.
Spectral theory of Neumann Laplacians.
Barry Simon*, California Institute of Technology
(8775117)

2:40 p.m.
An algebraic approach to planar coloring problems.
Hubert Saleur*, Yale University
(8778212)

3:20 p.m.
The Toda field equations on arbitrary Riemann surfaces.
Eric D'hoker*, University of California, Los Angeles
(8778320)

4:00 p.m.
On correlation functions in integrable models of quantum field theory.
N. Reshetikhin*, Harvard University
(8778113)

4:40 p.m.
Geometry of quantization of gauge theories.
Albert Schwarz*, University of California, Davis
(8778119)
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