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1995 Fall Southern Sectional Meeting
Greensboro, NC, November 17-18, 1995
Meeting #906

Associate secretaries:
Robert J Daverman, AMS daverman@math.utk.edu

Special Session on Geometric Group Theory

  • Friday November 17, 1995, 8:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, I

    Southern Crescent Ballroom-Virginia, Greensboro Hilton Hotel
    Organizers:
    Mark E. Feighn, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
    Michael Handel, Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York

    • 8:30 a.m.
      Cerf theory for graphs.
      Allen E. Hatcher, Cornell University, Ithaca
      Karen Vogtmann*, Cornell University, Ithaca
      (906-20-59)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      Local growth of subgroups of Lie groups and a discreteness criterion.
      Eleanor G. Rieffel*, University of Southern California
      (906-22-70)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      All automorphisms of free groups with max rank fixed subgroups.
      Edward C. Turner*, State University of New York, Albany
      Donald J. Collins, Queen Mary & Westfield College, London, England
      (906-20-68)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Boundaries and $L^2$-cohomology for finitely generated groups.
      Gabor Elek*, Purdue University, West Lafayette
      (906-20-12)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Counting fixed points of automorphisms of free groups.
      Gilbert Levitt*, Universit\'e Paul Sabatier, France
      (906-20-62)
  • Friday November 17, 1995, 2:15 p.m.-4:35 p.m.
    Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, II

    Southern Crescent Ballroom-Virginia, Greensboro Hilton Hotel
    Organizers:
    Mark E. Feighn, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
    Michael Handel, Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York

    • 2:15 p.m.
      Normal subgroups and end invariants of groups.
      Michael L. Mihalik*, Vanderbilt University
      (906-20-57)
    • 2:45 p.m.
      Local connectivity of certain amalgamated products.
      Michael L. Mihalik, Vanderbilt University
      Kim E. Ruane*, Florida State University
      (906-20-60)
    • 3:15 p.m.
      Higher geometric invariants of graph groups.
      John E. Meier*, Lafayette College
      Leonard A. VanWyk, Hope College
      (906-20-58)
    • 3:45 p.m.
      Rewriting systems and $3$-manifold groups.
      Susan M. Hermiller*, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
      (906-20-183)
    • 4:15 p.m.
      Kernels of actions on non-positively curved spaces.
      Robert Bieri, University of Frankfurt, Germany
      Ross Geoghegan*, State University of New York, Binghamton
      (906-20-61)
  • Saturday November 18, 1995, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, III

    Southern Crescent Ballroom-Virginia, Greensboro Hilton Hotel
    Organizers:
    Mark E. Feighn, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
    Michael Handel, Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York

    • 8:00 a.m.
      Morse theory and finiteness properties of groups.
      Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah
      Noel Patrick Brady*, University of Utah
      (906-20-66)
    • 8:30 a.m.
      Hyperbolic groups with Pontryagin space boundary.
      Sean T. Cleary*, University of Pennsylvania
      (906-20-23)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      Combinatorial moduli and finite subdivision rules.
      James W. Cannon, Brigham Young University
      William J. Floyd*, Virginia Polytech Institute & State University
      Walter R. Parry, Eastern Michigan University
      (906-20-56)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Sufficiently rich families of planar rings.
      James W. Cannon, Brigham Young University
      William J. Floyd, Virginia Polytech Institute & State University
      Walter R. Parry*, Eastern Michigan University
      (906-20-63)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Polygonal complexes, combinatorial and geometric properties.
      Nadia Benakli*, Columbia University
      (906-20-67)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      A complex for $GL_2$ and the non-finite presentability of $IA(F_3)$.
      Sava Krstic*, Tufts University
      James McCool, University of Toronto
      (906-20-156)
  • Saturday November 18, 1995, 2:15 p.m.-5:05 p.m.
    Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, IV

    Southern Crescent Ballroom-Virginia, Greensboro Hilton Hotel
    Organizers:
    Mark E. Feighn, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
    Michael Handel, Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York

    • 2:15 p.m.
      Symmetric patterns of geodesics and surface automorphisms.
      Richard Schwartz*, University of Maryland, College Park
      (906-51-104)
    • 2:45 p.m.
      Generalizations of the outer space and collapses of graphs of groups.
      Renfang Jiang*, Michigan Technological University
      (906-20-95)
    • 3:15 p.m.
      An example of a non-quasiconvex subgroup of a word hyperbolic group with exotic limit set.
      Ilya Kapovich*, Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York
      (906-20-21)
    • 3:45 p.m.
      Normal forms for free group automorphisms.
      Martin Lustig*, Ruhr University, Germany
      (906-20-14)
    • 4:15 p.m.
      Quasi-isometries and Baumslag-Solitar groups.
      Lee D. Mosher*, Rutgers University, Newark
      Benson S. Farb, University of Chicago
      (906-20-101)
    • 4:45 p.m.
      A nonpositively curved squared complex with no finite covers.
      Daniel Wise*, Princeton University
      (906-20-206)
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