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1996 Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting
Lawrenceville, NJ, October 56, 1996
Meeting #914
Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS
lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Sunday October 6, 1996

Sunday October 6, 1996, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, III
Room 321, Memorial Hall
Organizers:
Karen E. Smith, Massachusetts Institute of Technology kesmith@math.mit.edu
Irena Swanson, New Mexico State University iswanson@nmsu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Homological Degrees of Modules
Wolmer V Vasconcelos*, Rutgers University
(9141376)

8:30 a.m.
On the integral closure of ideals
Alberto Corso*, Purdue University
Wolmer V. Vasconcelos, Rutgers University
(91413125)

9:00 a.m.
Equality of ordinary and symbolic powers of an ideal
Susan E. Morey*, University of Texas at Austin
(91413147)

9:30 a.m.
Linkage and Northcott Ideals
Claudia Polini*, Michigan State University
Bernd Ulrich, Michigan State University
(91413119)

10:00 a.m.
CohenMacaulayness and defining equations of blowup algebras
Bernd Ulrich*, Michigan State University
(91413120)

10:30 a.m.
Linkage and Sums of Ideals
Mark R. Johnson*,
(91413101)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Functional Analysis, III
Room 317, Memorial Hall
Organizers:
N. TomczakJaegermann, University of Alberta ntomczak@vega.math.ualberta.ca
Edward Odell, University of Texas, Austin odell@math.utexas.edu

8:00 a.m.
Angelic spaces and the boundary problem
Gilles B. Godefroy*, University of Paris VI
(91446188)

8:30 a.m.
Almost orthogonal submatrices of an orthogonal matrix
Mark Rudelson*, MSRI
(9144629)

9:00 a.m.
On the diameter of proportional sections of a symmetric convex body
Apostolos A. Giannopoulos*,
Vitali D. Milman,
(91446175)

9:30 a.m.
Inverse formula for the Blaschke representation
Alexander Koldobsky*, University of Texas at San Antonio
(9144617)

10:00 a.m.
The Santaloregion of a convex body
Elisabeth M. Werner*,
Mathieu Meyer,
(9144667)

10:30 a.m.
Remarks on MoserAubinOnofri inequalities on $S^2$
Nassif A. Ghoussoub*, University of British Columbia
(91446356)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 8:15 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Topology, III
Room 201, Science Hall
Organizers:
Norman J. Levitt, Rutgers University, New Brunswick njlevitt@haven.ios.com
Georgia Triantafillou, Temple University georgia@euclid.math.temple.edu

8:15 a.m.
An End Theorem for Stratified Spaces
Frank Connolly,
Bogdan Vajiac*,
(91457320)

8:55 a.m.
Homology manifold transversality.
Heather M. Johnston*, Rutgers University
(91457389)

9:35 a.m.
Nonlinear similarity.
Mark Steinberger*, Albany
(91457330)

10:15 a.m.
K theory for group C* algebras.
PaulFrank Baum*, Pennsylvania State University
(91457386)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory, III
Room 102, Science Hall
Organizers:
Martin Bendersky, Hunter College, City University of New York mbenders@shiva.hunter.cuny.edu
Donald M. Davis, Lehigh University dmd1@lehigh.edu

8:30 a.m.
Unstable Splittings of $H$spaces and $P(n)$cohomology.
J. Michael Boardman*, Johns Hopkins University
W. Stephen Wilson, Johns Hopkins University
(9145520)

9:00 a.m.
The BrownPeterson cohomology of EilenbergMacLane spaces
W. Stephen Wilson*, Johns Hopkins University
Douglas C. Ravenel, University of Rochester
Nobuaki Yagita, Ibaraki University
(91455113)

9:30 a.m.
Self maps and unstable homotopy theory
Lisa . Langsetmo*, University of Ottawa
(91455246)

10:00 a.m.
Problems and examples related to the preserving of simple connectivity by localization functors $L_f$
Jinyen Tai*, Rutgers Univ. and Dartmouth College
(91455144)

10:30 a.m.
"The Ktheory unstable Adams Spectral Sequence"
Robert D. Thompson*,
Martin Bendersky,
(91455305)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Operads, Hopf Algebras, and Categories, III
Room 303, Memorial Hall
Organizers:
Arthur M. Dupre, Rutgers University, New Brunswick dupre@math.rutgers.edu
James D. Stasheff, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill jds@math.unc.edu

8:30 a.m.
Using higher brackets in algebraic identities up to homotopy
F\"{u}sun Akman*, Utah State University, Department of Math. and Stat.
(91417312)

9:00 a.m.
Koszul modules over an operad
Victor Ginzburg, University of Chicago
Alexander A. Voronov*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(9140884)

9:30 a.m.
Operadic formulation of vertex operator superalgebras
Katrina D. Barron*,
(91417174)

10:00 a.m.
Vertex categories and vertex tensor categories
YiZhi Huang*, Rutgers University
(9141769)

10:30 a.m.
Open Discussion

Sunday October 6, 1996, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial and Computational Geometry, III
Room 221, Memorial Hall
Organizers:
William Steiger, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Ileana Streinu, Smith College streinu@cs.smith.edu

8:30 a.m.
A positive fraction Erd\H{o}sSzekeres theorem
Pavel Valtr*,
(91452335)

9:00 a.m.
Euclidean Ramsey Theory
G\'eza T\'oth*, Courant Institute, New York University
(9145281)

9:30 a.m.
A Family of Optimal Packings in Grassmannian Manifolds.
Peter W. Shor*, AT&T Research
N. J. A. Sloane, AT&T Research
(91451198)

10:00 a.m.
Computing roadmaps of semialgebraic sets on a variety.
Saugata Basu*,
Richard Pollack, Courant Institute, NYU
MarieFrancooise Roy,
(9141407)

10:30 a.m.
Some metric generalizations of Ramsey's theorem
Pach*, City College, CUNY, and Courant Institute, NYU.
(9145292)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Moduli Spaces of Vector Bundles Over Curves With or Without Additional Structure, III
Room 222, Science Hall
Organizers:
Hans Ulysses Boden, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Germany and McMaster University boden@icarus.mcmaster.ca
Emma Previato, Boston University ep@math.bu.edu

8:30 a.m.
Compactification of the Universal Picard Scheme for Stable Curves.
Tyler J. Jarvis*, Mississippi State University
(9141415)

9:00 a.m.
GEOGRAPHY OF BRILLNOETHER LOCI FOR SMALL SLOPES
Iwona Grzegorczyk*, University of Massachuseetts
(9141461)

9:30 a.m.
mtgThe Moduli of Flat $SU(p,q)$ connections over Riemann Surfaces
Eugene Z. Xia*, University of Maryland at College Park
(91414100)

10:00 a.m.
Equivariant stable bundles over flat projective bundles are vortices
Steven Bradlow*,
Jim Glazebrook,
Franz Kamber,
(91453118)

10:30 a.m.
Symplectic Structures on Symmetric Spaces and Integrability.
Anthony M Bloch*, University of Michigan
(91470252)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Infinite Groups and Group Rings, III
Room 220, Science Hall
Organizers:
Simon Thomas, Rutgers University, New Brunswick sthomas@lagrange.rutgers.edu
Samuel M. Vovsi, Rutgers University, New Brunswick vovsi@math.rutgers.edu

8:30 a.m.
Applications of infinite combinatorics to algebra
Saharon Shelah*, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
(91420264)

9:00 a.m.
Tame groups
Gregory Cherlin*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08903
(91420140)

9:30 a.m.
Primitive Finitary Linear Groups
Richard E. Phillips*, Michigan State University
(91420223)

10:00 a.m.
Maximal subgroups of simple locally finite groups
Neil Flowers*, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824
(91420203)

10:30 a.m.
Infinite products of finite simple groups
Jan Saxl, Cambridge University, England
Saharon Shelah, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Simon Thomas*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08903
(9142065)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 8:40 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Ktheory, III
Room 218, Memorial Hall
Organizers:
Charles A. Weibel, Rutgers University, New Brunswick weibel@lagrange.rutgers.edu

8:40 a.m.
Elementwise Characterization of Subintegrality
Leslie G. Roberts*,
(91413287)

9:15 a.m.
The Artinean Berger Conjecture
Corti\~nas Guillermo, Universidad de La Plata
Susan C. Geller*, Texas A\&M University
Charles A. Weibel, Rutgers University
(9141928)

9:50 a.m.
Adams operations on a weight filtration of $K$theory
Mark E Walker*, University of Nebraska
(91419194)

10:25 a.m.
On the Ktheory of schemes with endomorphisms
Dongyuan Yao*, Washington University
(91419346)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Mirror Symmetry and Toric Varieties, III
Room 301, Memorial Hall
Organizers:
Ciprian S. Borcea, Rider University borcea@enigma@rider.edu
Sylvain E. Cappell, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

9:00 a.m.
Some Pencils of K3 surfaces.
Helena A. Verrill*,
(9141409)

9:30 a.m.
KOTheory of Toric Manifolds
Anthony Bahri*, Rider University
Martin Bendersky, CUNY, Hunter College
(91455153)

10:00 a.m.
Arithmetic of certain CalabiYau type varieties over numberfields
Noriko Yui*, Department of Mathematics, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
(9141494)

10:30 a.m.
Mirror symmetry is TDuality
Andrew Strominger, Harvard University
ShingTung Yau, Harvard University
Eric Zaslow*, Harvard University
(91414394)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Partial Differential Equations In Geometry, III
Room 302, Memorial Hall
Organizers:
Thomas Patrick Branson, University of Iowa branson@math.uiowa.edu
Robert C. McOwen, Northeastern University mcowen@neu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Laplace Transformations for Cartan Submanifolds and Applications to p.d.e.'s
Niky Kamran, McGill University
Keti Tenenblat*, University of Brasilia
(91435224)

9:30 a.m.
Geometric and spectral properties of noncompact selfsimilar sets
Alexander Teplyaev*, Cornell University
(91435299)

10:00 a.m.
The SegalBargmann transform for compact Lie groups
Brian C. Hall*, McMaster University
(91422161)

10:30 a.m.
Stability of Weakly Almost Conformal Mappings
Zhengfang Zhou*, Michigan State University
(91449242)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Elliptic Surfaces, III
Room 306, Memorial Hall
Organizers:
William L. Hoyt, Rutgers University, New Brunswick hoyt@lagrange.rutgers.edu
Charles Freund Schwartz, Rider University schwartz@enigma.rider.edu

9:00 a.m.
Torsion Sections of Elliptic Surfaces
Peter F. Stiller*, Texas A&M University
(91414281)

9:30 a.m.
(Title to be announced)
Paul R. Hewitt*, University of Toledo
(91414350)

10:00 a.m.
Indivisible Points on Families of Elliptic Curves
Rajiv Gupta*, University of British Columbia
Keith Ramsay, Boston College
(91411347)

10:30 a.m.
Moduli of Abelian Varieties, Preliminary Report
ChingLi Chai*, Department of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania
(91414173)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Radon Transforms and Tomography, III
Room 304, Memorial Hall
Organizers:
Andrew G. Markoe, Rider University markoe@rider.edu
Eric Todd Quinto, Tufts University equinto@math.tufts.edu

9:00 a.m.
Radon Transforms on Affine Grassmannians
Fulton B. Gonzalez*, Tufts University
Tomoyuki Kakehi, University of Tsukuba
(91444278)

9:30 a.m.
Integral Geometry and Partial Differential Equations
Sigurdur Helgason*, Department of Mathematics, MIT
(91444133)

10:00 a.m.
CroftonRadon Transforms
Mikhail Smirnov*, Columbia University
Israel Gelfand, Rutgers University
(91444279)

10:30 a.m.
Range conditions for the exponential Radon transform and analyticcontinuation of separately analytic functons
Jan Boman*, Department of Mathematics, Stockholm University
Ozan \"Oktem, Department of Mathematics, Stockholm University
(91444228)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Automorphic Forms, III
Room 219, Memorial Hall
Organizers:
Henri Rene Darmon, McGill University darmon@math.princeton.edu
Fernando Rodriguez Villegas, Princeton University villegas@math.princeton.edu

9:00 a.m.
Homology of $GL(3,\bf Z)$ with twisted, mod $p$ coefficients
Avner Ash*, Ohio State University
(91411179)

9:30 a.m.
Nonselfdual Galois representations.
Jaap Top*, Math. Inst. univ. of Groningen
Jasper Scholten,
(91411323)

10:00 a.m.
Ramanujan's ternary quadratic form
Ken Ono*, Inst. for Advanced Study
(9141196)

10:30 a.m.
Representing integers by ternary quadratic forms
K. Soundararajan*,
Ken Ono,
(91411296)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
Enumeration of Faces in Convex Polytopes, Spheres and Hyperplane Arrangements
Theatre, Student Center
Louis J. Billera*, Cornell University, Ithaca and MSRI, Berkeley
(9145268)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 1:30 p.m.2:40 p.m.
Invited Address
The TaylorWiles Construction and its Aftermath
Theatre, Student Center
Fred Diamond*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(91411348)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory, IV
Room 102, Science Hall
Organizers:
Martin Bendersky, Hunter College, City University of New York mbenders@shiva.hunter.cuny.edu
Donald M. Davis, Lehigh University dmd1@lehigh.edu

2:30 p.m.
Pairings in Tot.
Jim McClure*,
Jeff Smith,
(91455219)

3:00 p.m.
Lie Algebra $p$Groups
William Browder*, Princeton University and Aarhus University
Jonathan Nader Pakianathan, Princeton University
(9145590)

3:30 p.m.
The Calculus of Homotopy Functors and Mac Lane's$Q$construction
Brenda Johnson*, Union College
(91455266)

4:00 p.m.
Change of Basis in the Steenrod Algebra
Kenneth G. Monks*, University of Scranton
(91455108)

4:30 p.m.
Revisiting H. Cartan's Calculation of the Homology of the homology of EilenbergMacLane spaces.
Paul G Goerss, University of Washington
James M Turner*, University of Virginia
(9145508)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Partial Differential Equations In Geometry, IV
Room 302, Memorial Hall
Organizers:
Thomas Patrick Branson, University of Iowa branson@math.uiowa.edu
Robert C. McOwen, Northeastern University mcowen@neu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Equations of Biharmonic Type
Libin Mou*, Bradley University
(91435159)

3:00 p.m.
Bubbling of the heat flows for harmonic maps from surfaces.
Jie Qing*,
Gang Tian,
(9145866)

3:30 p.m.
Motion by Surface Tension
Nicholas Alikakos*, University of Tennessee
(91435178)

4:00 p.m.
Some global free boundary problems arising in differential geometry.
Joel Spruck*, Johns Hopkins University
(91453163)

4:30 p.m.
Natural Lagrangian and Symplectic Structures for Constant Mean Curvature Moduli Spaces and Related Geometric Variational Problems
Rob Kusner*, University of Massachusetts and The Institute for Advanced Study
(9145397)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Special Session on Elliptic Surfaces, IV
Room 306, Memorial Hall
Organizers:
William L. Hoyt, Rutgers University, New Brunswick hoyt@lagrange.rutgers.edu
Charles Freund Schwartz, Rider University schwartz@enigma.rider.edu

2:30 p.m.
Mixed cusp forms and parabolic cohomology
Min Ho Lee*, University of Northern Iowa
(9141137)

3:00 p.m.
Arithmetic of mirror images of certain K3 surfaces
Noriko Yui*, Department of Mathematics, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
(91414114)

3:30 p.m.
The Lseries of a certain pencil of elliptic surfaces
Helena A. Verrill*, (same as address)
(91414327)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Radon Transforms and Tomography, IV
Room 304, Memorial Hall
Organizers:
Andrew G. Markoe, Rider University markoe@rider.edu
Eric Todd Quinto, Tufts University equinto@math.tufts.edu

2:30 p.m.
Exponential Radon transform, F.John's equation, and all that.
Peter Kuchment*,
Alex Panchenko,
(91444103)

3:00 p.m.
Uniqueness of Scattering Cross Sections from B.V. Data
S. K. Patch*, Stanford University
(9143585)

3:30 p.m.
Discrete tomography
Larry Shepp*, ATT Labs & Lucent Technology,
(9144489)

4:00 p.m.
Toda lattices and radon transforms.
Elinor Velasquez*, University of California
(91443395)

4:30 p.m.
Waveletbased Multiresolution Local Tomography
K J. R. Liu, Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland, College Partk, MD
F. RashidFarrokhi, Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
C. Berenstein, Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
D. Walnut*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, George Mason Univeristy, Fairfax, VA
(91444180)

5:00 p.m.
Injectivity of the Finite Radon Transform on Finite Dimensional subspaces of $L^2$
Andrew Markoe*, Rider University
(91444351)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 2:30 p.m.4:40 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Ktheory, IV
Room 218, Memorial Hall
Organizers:
Charles A. Weibel, Rutgers University, New Brunswick weibel@lagrange.rutgers.edu

2:30 p.m.
Rational Ktheory in characteristic $p$
Thomas Geisser*, Harvard University
(91419237)

3:05 p.m.
Descent problems for higher Chow groups
Masaki Hanamura*,
(91419276)

3:40 p.m.
The Arason Invariant and Mod 2 Algebraic cycles
Marc Levine*, Northeastern University
H\'el\`ene Esnault, Universt\"at Essen
Eckart Viehweg, Universit\"at Essen
Bruno Kahn,
(91419271)

4:15 p.m.
Onemotives associated with schemes
Niranjan Ramachandran*, University of Michigan
(91414283)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Automorphic Forms, IV
Room 219, Memorial Hall
Organizers:
Henri Rene Darmon, McGill University darmon@math.princeton.edu
Fernando Rodriguez Villegas, Princeton University villegas@math.princeton.edu

2:30 p.m.
The large sieve for cusp forms and elliptic curves
William Duke*,
(91411226)

3:00 p.m.
A truncated Poisson summation formula
Jason Levy*,
(91422329)

3:30 p.m.
Rank of Gross's elliptic curves
Tonghai Yang*,
(91411233)

3:50 p.m.
Break

4:30 p.m.
A refined nonvanishing theorem for the central Lvalues twisted by quadratic characters
Jeffrey Hoffstein, Brown University
Wenzhi Luo*, Princeton University
(91411267)

5:00 p.m.
Average values of cubic Lseries
David Farmer, Bucknell University
Jeffrey Hoffstein, Brown University
Daniel Lieman*, University of Missouri, Columbia
(91411310)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial and Computational Geometry, IV
Room 221, Memorial Hall
Organizers:
William Steiger, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Ileana Streinu, Smith College streinu@cs.smith.edu

2:30 p.m.
When Can a Polygon Fold to a Polytope?
Joseph O'Rourke*,
Anna Lubiw,
(91452334)

3:00 p.m.
On Removing Degeneracies in Computational Geometry
Francisco Gomez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Suneeta Ramaswami, McGill University
Godfried Toussaint*, McGill University
(91468127)

3:30 p.m.
Efficient Exact Arithmetic for Computational Geometry
Christopher J. Van Wyk*, Drew University
(91468286)

4:00 p.m.
Lower Bound Techniques for Geometric Graph Representation
Sue H. Whitesides*, McGill University
(91468128)

4:30 p.m.
Online Algorithms for Compressing Digital Representations of Planar Curves
Gordon T. Wilfong*, Bell Laboratories
(9145288)

5:00 p.m.
Issues in Geometric Tolerancing and Metrology
Chee K. Yap*, Courant Institute, NYU
(91468235)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Moduli Spaces of Vector Bundles Over Curves With or Without Additional Structure, IV
Room 222, Science Hall
Organizers:
Hans Ulysses Boden, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Germany and McMaster University boden@icarus.mcmaster.ca
Emma Previato, Boston University ep@math.bu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Solutions of periodic KdV equations and Geodesic Flows on infinite Kaehler manifolds
Andrey Todorov*, University of California at Santa Cruz
(91414379)

3:00 p.m.
The Trigonal Locus in the Moduli Space $\overline{\germ M}_g$ of Curves of Genus $g$
Zvezdelina E. StankovaFrenkel*, Harvard University
(91414292)

3:30 p.m.
On the quantization of Hitchin's systems
Edward V. Frenkel*,
(91414288)

4:00 p.m.
Motivic local systems on curves
Tony Pantev*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(91414378)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, IV
Room 321, Memorial Hall
Organizers:
Karen E. Smith, Massachusetts Institute of Technology kesmith@math.mit.edu
Irena Swanson, New Mexico State University iswanson@nmsu.edu

2:30 p.m.
On the schemes Gor(T)
Anthony V. Geramita*, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario and Universita' di Genova, Genova, Italia
(91413187)

3:00 p.m.
On infinitesimal interpolation.
Karen A. Chandler*, University of Notre Dame
(91414290)

3:30 p.m.
Singular loci of ladder determinantal varieties and Schubert varieties
Nicolae Gonciulea*,
Venkatramani Lakshmibai,
(91414164)

4:00 p.m.
An Algorithm for the QuillenSuslin Theorem for Monoid Rings
Cynthia J. Woodburn*,
Reinhard C. Laubenbacher,
(91413117)

4:30 p.m.
On Functionals and Outside Corners of Monomial Ideals
Geir Agnarsson*, University of California at Berkeley
(91413229)

5:00 p.m.
Maximum growth of monomial ideals generated in one degree
Heather Hulett*,
(91413253)

5:30 p.m.
On the algera of embedded joins.
Aron Simis*, UFBA, bahia, Brazil
(91413354)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Functional Analysis, IV
Room 317, Memorial Hall
Organizers:
N. TomczakJaegermann, University of Alberta ntomczak@vega.math.ualberta.ca
Edward Odell, University of Texas, Austin odell@math.utexas.edu

2:30 p.m.
Weakly Continuous Vector Functions and Operator Theory
Victor Lomonosov*, Kent State University
(91446374)

3:00 p.m.
Extremal vectors and invariant subspaces.
Per Enflo*, Kent State University
(91446373)

3:30 p.m.
Some Applications of Banach Space Theory to Economics.
Charalambos D. Aliprantis*, IUPUI
(91446285)

4:00 p.m.
DunfordPettis property for vectorvalued function spaces.
Narcisse Randrianantoanina*, University of Texas  Austin
(91446130)

4:30 p.m.
$wc_0^*$Biorthogonal Systems
S. J. Dilworth, University of South Carolina
Maria Girardi*, University of South Carolina
W. B. Johnson, Texas A\&M University
(91446280)

5:00 p.m.
Metric Entropy of Homogeneous Spaces
Stanislaw J . Szarek*, Case Western Reserve University and Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
(91451359)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Infinite Groups and Group Rings, IV
Room 220, Science Hall
Organizers:
Simon Thomas, Rutgers University, New Brunswick sthomas@lagrange.rutgers.edu
Samuel M. Vovsi, Rutgers University, New Brunswick vovsi@math.rutgers.edu

2:30 p.m.
The proalgebraic completion of rigid groups
Hyman Bass*, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027
(91420220)

3:00 p.m.
Representations of Braid groups
Edward Formanek*, Pennsylvania State University
(9142098)

3:30 p.m.
Free groups of units in $\Bbb ZG$.
Sudarshan Sehgal*, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
(91420209)

4:00 p.m.
Free objects in differential polynomial rings
Mazi Shirvani*, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
(91420215)

4:30 p.m.
Some results on verbal ideals of the free group ring
Samuel M. Vovsi*, Rutgers University
(91420301)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 2:30 p.m.3:55 p.m.
Contributed Papers, II
Room 318, Memorial Hall

2:30 p.m.
The groups of homeomorphisms of the segment.
Boris S. Khots*,
(91422104)

2:45 p.m.
Entire solutions of a certain type of nonlinear differential equations.
C. C. Yang*, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
(9143059)

3:00 p.m.
Leray Functor and Conley Index for NonInvariant Sets
Marian Gidea*, SUNY at Buffalo
(9145538)

3:30 p.m.
Explanatory Proofs and Mathematical Education
David A. Sandborg*, University of Pittsburgh
(91497255)

3:45 p.m.
On existence of finite universal Korovkin sets in Segal algebras
Manju Rani Agrawal, Institute of Advanced Study in Science & Technology, Guwahati, India
Udai B. Tewari*, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
(91441385)

Sunday October 6, 1996, 2:45 p.m.5:15 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Topology, IV
Room 201, Science Hall
Organizers:
Norman J. Levitt, Rutgers University, New Brunswick njlevitt@haven.ios.com
Georgia Triantafillou, Temple University georgia@euclid.math.temple.edu

2:45 p.m.
Invariants for knots in 3manifolds
Effie Kalfagianni*, Rutgers University
(91451342)

3:25 p.m.
Geometric intersection numbers and simple loops on surfaces.
Feng Luo*, Rutgers University
(91457388)

4:05 p.m.
A Proof Of The HilbertSmith Conjecture
Louis F. McAuley*, SUNYBinghamton
(9142253)

4:45 p.m.
Persistent equal length closed curves on surfaces.
Thea Pignataro*, City College, CUNY
Ara Basmajian, University of Oklahoma
(91457387)
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