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1996 Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting
Baton Rouge, LA, April 19-21, 1996
Meeting #911

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

Special Session on Low-Dimensional Topology

  • Friday April 19, 1996, 2:15 p.m.-5:05 p.m.
    Special Session on Low-Dimensional Topology, I

    Room 124, A. P. Tureaud Building
    Organizers:
    Patrick M. Gilmer, Louisiana State University
    Rick Litherland, Louisiana State University
    Neal W. Stoltzfus, Louisiana State University

    • 2:15 p.m.
      Average bending of convex hull boundaries.
      Martin J. Bridgeman*, Loyola University
      (911-58-255)
    • 2:45 p.m.
      Knot groups, representations and symbolic dynamics.
      Daniel S. Silver*, University of South Alabama
      Susan Gayle Williams, University of South Alabama
      (911-57-224)
    • 3:15 p.m.
      Knot inversion and the isometry groups of hyperbolic $3$-manifolds.
      Wilbur Whitten*, Lynchburg, Virginia
      (911-57-36)
    • 3:45 p.m.
      $4$-manifolds are quotients of $R^4$.
      Donald D. Lawrence*, University of New Orleans
      (911-57-95)
    • 4:15 p.m.
      An extremal property of Rohklin's inequality for real algebraic curves.
      Steve Paris*, Northeast Louisiana University
      (911-55-76)
    • 4:45 p.m.
      On the homology of branched cyclic covers of knots.
      Wayne H. Stevens*, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
      (911-57-220)
  • Saturday April 20, 1996, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Low-Dimensional Topology, II

    Room 124, A. P. Tureaud Building
    Organizers:
    Patrick M. Gilmer, Louisiana State University
    Rick Litherland, Louisiana State University
    Neal W. Stoltzfus, Louisiana State University

    • 8:00 a.m.
      Floer homology of ends of four-manifolds.
      Zarko Bizaca*, University of Texas, Austin
      Daniel Ruberman, Brandeis University
      (911-57-91)
    • 8:30 a.m.
      The spectral flow of the odd signature operator and higher Massey products.
      Paul A. Kirk, Indiana University, Bloomington
      Eric P. Klassen*, Florida State University
      (911-58-127)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      Some remarks on complex surfaces and smooth $4$-manifolds.
      Ronald J. Stern*, University of California, Irvine
      (911-57-234)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Tight contact structures and Seiberg-Witten invariants.
      Gordana Matic*, University of Georgia
      Paolo Lisca, Columbia University
      (911-57-225)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Casson-Lin's invariant and Floer homology.
      Weiping Li*, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
      (911-57-209)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      An equivariant Casson invariant for $3$-manifold with cyclic group action.
      Sylvain E. Cappell, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
      Ronnie Lee*, Yale University
      Edward Y. Miller, Polytechnic University
      (911-57-73)
  • Saturday April 20, 1996, 2:15 p.m.-4:35 p.m.
    Special Session on Low-Dimensional Topology, III

    Room 124, A. P. Tureaud Building
    Organizers:
    Patrick M. Gilmer, Louisiana State University
    Rick Litherland, Louisiana State University
    Neal W. Stoltzfus, Louisiana State University

    • 2:15 p.m.
      Symmetries of the Chern manifold.
      Slawomir Kwasik*, Tulane University
      Reinhard E. Schultz, Purdue University, West Lafayette
      (911-57-266)
    • 2:45 p.m.
      Lissajous knots, billiard knots and their symmetry.
      Jozef H. Przytycki*, George Washington University
      (911-57-78)
    • 3:15 p.m.
      The asymptotic density of alternating links.
      Morwen B. Thistlethwaite*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
      (911-57-105)
    • 3:45 p.m.
      Braided chord diagrams.
      Joan S. Birman, Columbia University
      Rolland J. Trapp*, California State University, San Bernardino
      (911-57-108)
    • 4:15 p.m.
      Arrangements of complex hyperplanes and representations of braid groups.
      Daniel C. Cohen, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
      Alexandru I. Suciu*, Northeastern University
      (911-20-227)
  • Sunday April 21, 1996, 8:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Low-Dimensional Topology, IV

    Room 124, A. P. Tureaud Building
    Organizers:
    Patrick M. Gilmer, Louisiana State University
    Rick Litherland, Louisiana State University
    Neal W. Stoltzfus, Louisiana State University

    • 8:30 a.m.
      Lower central series of finitely-presented $3$-manifold groups.
      Tim D. Cochran*, Rice University
      Kent Orr, Indiana University, Bloomington
      (911-57-101)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      Genus two positive Heegaard diagrams.
      John P. Hempel*, Rice University
      (911-57-90)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Bounding the number of boundary components of an essential surface in a knot exterior.
      John Edwin Luecke*, University of Texas, Austin
      (911-57-207)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      A combinatorial Cartan theorem.
      Jon M. Corson, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
      Bruce S. Trace*, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
      (911-57-100)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Tangle analysis of DNA Int recombination.
      De Witt L Sumners*, Florida State University
      (911-57-106)
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