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1996 Spring Central Sectional Meeting
Iowa City, IA, March 22-23, 1996
Meeting #909

Associate secretaries:
Andy R Magid, AMS amagid@ou.edu

Special Session on Geometry and Cohomology

  • Friday March 22, 1996, 8:30 a.m.-10:20 a.m.
    Special Session on Geometry and Cohomology, I

    Room 343, Iowa Memorial Union/Iowa House
    Organizers:
    Walter I. Seaman, University of Iowa

    • 8:30 a.m.
      A characterization of complex projective space.
      Stephen P. Bean*, University of Iowa
      (909-53-11)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      Lengths of closed geodesics in certain $2$-step nilmanifolds.
      Maura B. Mast*, University of Northern Iowa
      Ruth Gornet, Texas Tech University
      (909-53-217)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Quasi-regular representations and the geometry of nilmanifolds.
      Ruth Gornet*, Texas Tech University
      (909-53-191)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Asymptotics of heat kernels on Riemannian foliations.
      Kenneth S. Richardson*, Texas Christian University
      (909-58-66)
  • Friday March 22, 1996, 3:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m.
    Special Session on Geometry and Cohomology, II

    Room 343, Iowa Memorial Union/Iowa House
    Organizers:
    Walter I. Seaman, University of Iowa

    • 3:00 p.m.
      The Fary-Milnor theorem for Hadamard $3$-manifolds.
      Stephanie B. Alexander*, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
      Richard L. Bishop, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
      (909-53-237)
    • 3:30 p.m.
      Can one hear the braid group?
      Garth Baker*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
      (909-51-69)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Racetracks and extremal problems for curves of bounded curvature in metric spaces.
      Stephanie B. Alexander, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
      Richard L. Bishop*, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
      (909-51-244)
    • 4:30 p.m.
      Distributed vortices and the Seiberg-Witten equations.
      Steven B. Bradlow*, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
      Oscar Garcia-Prada, University Autonoma de Cantoblanco, Spain
      (909-51-179)
    • 5:00 p.m.
      Kernels of monodromy representations.
      James A. Carlson*, University of Utah
      Domingo Toledo, University of Utah
      (909-14-223)
  • Saturday March 23, 1996, 8:30 a.m.-10:20 a.m.
    Special Session on Geometry and Cohomology, III

    Room 343, Iowa Memorial Union/Iowa House
    Organizers:
    Walter I. Seaman, University of Iowa

    • 8:30 a.m.
      On the incompleteness of Berger's list of holonomy representations.
      Quoshin Chi*, Washington University
      Sergey Merkulov, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
      Lorenz J. Schwachhoefer, University of Leipzig, Germany
      (909-53-79)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      On symmetries of constant mean curvature surfaces.
      Josef F. Dorfmeister*, University of Kansas
      Guido Haak, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
      (909-53-205)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Seiberg-Witten invariants of complex surfaces with the reversed orientation.
      Tedi C. Draghici*, Michigan State University
      (909-57-68)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Dupin hypersurfaces with four principal curvatures.
      Gary R. Jensen*, Washington University
      Thomas E. Cecil, College of the Holy Cross
      (909-53-110)
  • Saturday March 23, 1996, 3:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m.
    Special Session on Geometry and Cohomology, IV

    Room 343, Iowa Memorial Union/Iowa House
    Organizers:
    Walter I. Seaman, University of Iowa

    • 3:00 p.m.
      Dirac operators on Clifford bundles and jointly seminormal spectra.
      Mircea Martin*, University of Kansas
      (909-58-213)
    • 3:30 p.m.
      Minimal orbits of metrics and applications.
      Yoshiaki Maeda, Keio University, Japan
      Steven Rosenberg, Boston University
      Philippe Tondeur*, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
      (909-58-67)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      On Seiberg-Witten solutions.
      Shuguang Wang*, University of Missouri, Columbia
      (909-57-215)
    • 4:30 p.m.
      On the dressing action of loop groups on harmonic maps.
      Hongyou Wu*, Northern Illinois University
      (909-53-104)
    • 5:00 p.m.
      Geodesic length functions and cohomology of mapping class groups.
      Yining Xia*, Northern Illinois University
      (909-55-29)
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