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1996 Fall Central Sectional Meeting
Columbia, MO, November 13, 1996
Meeting #916
Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS
susan@math.northwestern.edu
Friday November 1, 1996

Friday November 1, 1996, 3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Invited Address
Mathematical Problems Related to Superconductivity
Arts and Science Building, Allen Auditorium
Patricia E. Bauman*, Purdue University
(9163546)

Friday November 1, 1996, 4:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on Partial Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics, I
Room 109, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Mark S. Ashbaugh, University of Missouri, Columbia mark@ashbaugh.math.missouri.edu

4:00 p.m.
Pointwise Fourier inversion and the wave equation.
Mark A. Pinsky*, Northwestern University
Michael E. Taylor, University of North Carolina
(91642245)

4:30 p.m.
Embeddings of Weighted Sobolev Spaces, Poincar\'e Inequalities, and Applications
Richard C Brown*, University of Alabama
David E Edmunds, University of Sussex
William D Evans, University of Wales
(91635164)

5:00 p.m.
Spectral gaps and rates to equilibrium for diffusions in convex domains.
Robert G. Smits*, Purdue University
(91635261)

5:30 p.m.
On the PayneP\'olyaWeinberger Conjecture on the ndimensionalSphere
Mark S. Ashbaugh, University of Missouri
Rafael D. Benguria*, P. Universidad Catolica de Chile
(91658131)

6:00 p.m.
Sharp fractional integral inequalities, and the spectrum of intertwining operators.
Carlo Morpurgo*, University of Texas at Austin
(91635231)

6:30 p.m.
Periodic solutions of a second order superquadratic Hamiltonian system where the potential changes sign
Andr\'es I \'Avila*, University of MissouriColumbia
(91658137)

Friday November 1, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis and Probability, I
Room 221, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Nakhle Habib Asmar, University of Missouri, Columbia mathna@mizzou1.bitnet
Stephen John MontgomerySmith, University of Missouri, Columbia mathsms@mizzou1.missouri.edu

4:00 p.m.
Some New Wavelets in ndimensions.
Guido Weiss*, Washington University
(91642243)

4:30 p.m.
Product formulas and measure algebras associated with radial oblate spheroidal wave functions.
William C. Connett*, University of Missouri,St. Louis
Clemens Markett, Rhein. West. Tech. Hoch.,Germany
Alan L. Schwartz, University of Missouri  St. Louis
(9164354)

5:00 p.m.
Generalized translation invariant operators on Martingales.
Chi Gu, Washington University
Mitchell H. Taibleson*, Washington University
(91643203)

5:30 p.m.
Asymptotic behavior of moments of weighted sums of certain iid symmetric random variables
Pawel Hitczenko*, NC State University
(9166025)

Friday November 1, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Differential Geometry, I
Room 114, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
John Kelly Beem, University of Missouri, Columbia mathjkb@mizzou1.missouri.edu
Adam D. Helfer, University of Missouri, Columbia dgsession@godel.math.missouri.edu

4:00 p.m.
B\"acklund transformations and knots of constant torsion
Annalisa Calini, College of Charleston
Thomas A. Ivey*, Case Western Reserve University
(91653113)

4:30 p.m.
Isotopies of Foliated3Manifolds Without Holonomy
John Cantwell, St. Louis University
Lawrence Conlon*, Washington University in St. Louis
(91653141)

5:00 p.m.
Dupin hypersurfaces with four principal curvatures
Thomas E. Cecil, College of the Holy Cross
Gary R. Jensen*, Washington University
(91653166)

5:30 p.m.
Zillions of Isospectral Riemann Surfaces
Robert Brooks, Univ. Southern Cal./TechnionIsrael
Ruth Gornet*, Texas Tech University
Bill Gustafson, Texas Tech University
(91653247)

Friday November 1, 1996, 4:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems, I
Room 204, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Carmen C. Chicone, University of Missouri, Columbia carmen@chicone.cs.missouri.edu
Yuri D. Latushkin, University of Missouri, Columbia mathyl@mizzou1.bitnet

4:00 p.m.
A Melnikov Method for Homoclinic Orbits with Many Pulses
Roberto Camassa, Theoretical Dvision, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Gregor Kovacic*, Rensselaer Polytechinc Institute
SiuKei Tin, University of Michigan
(91634239)

4:30 p.m.
R. I. P. The MarkusYamabe Conjecture 19601995
Gary H. Meisters*, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
(9163413)

5:00 p.m.
Center manifolds for invariant sets.
S.N. Chow, Georgia Tech University
Y. Yi*, Georgia Tech
W. Liu, Brown University
(9163441)

5:30 p.m.
Structural Stability and Normally Hyperbolic Invariant Manifolds forSemiflow
Kening Lu*, Brigham Young University
(91635249)

6:00 p.m.
On an Integral Equation for Central Manifolds: a Direct Proof for Nonautonomous Differential Equations on Banach Spaces
Yuri Latushkin*, University of MissouriColumbia
(91634120)

6:30 p.m.
Invariant manifolds associated to nonresonant subsets of teh spectrum.
Rafael de la Llave*, University of Texas, Austin
(9163420)

Friday November 1, 1996, 4:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, I
Room 105, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Steven Dale Cutkosky, University of Missouri, Columbia dale@cutkosky.math.missouri.edu
Hema Srinivasan, University of Missouri, Columbia mathhs@mizzou1.missouri.edu

4:00 p.m.
Infinite collapsing under separable base change
Roger A. Wiegand*, University of Nebraska,Lincoln
(91613146)

4:30 p.m.
Stability Bounds
Susan E. Morey*, University of Texas at Austin
(91613162)

5:00 p.m.
Gorenstein Dimension and Complete Resolutions
Luchezar L. Avramov*, Purdue University
Ragnar O. Buchweitz, University of Toronto
Alex Martinkovsky, Northeastern University
Idun Reiten, University of Trondheim, Norway
(91613160)

5:30 p.m.
Depth formulas and Intersection theorems
Srikanth B. Iyengar*, Graduate student
(91613122)

6:00 p.m.
Torsionfree Modules and Specializations
Mark R. Johnson*, University of Arkansas
(91613201)

Friday November 1, 1996, 4:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Gauge Theory and Its Interaction With Holomorphic and Symplectic Geometry, I
Room 117, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Stamatis A. Dostoglou, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jan Segert, University of Missouri, Columbia jan@segert.cs.missouri.edu
Shuguang Wang, University of Missouri, Columbia sw@wang.cs.missouri.edu

4:00 p.m.
Links of singularities and the relationbetween Donaldson and SeibergWitten invariants of smooth 4manifolds
Paul M. N. Feehan*, Harvard University
(9165824)

4:30 p.m.
Low Order Reducibles in The Moduli Space of $SO(3)$ Monopoles
Thomas G. Leness*, Michigan State University
(9165730)

5:00 p.m.
Minimal genus embedding in $S^2$bundle over surfaces
BangHe Li, Institute of System Science,PRC
TianJun Li*, Yale University
(9165895)

5:30 p.m.
Simple Type is Not a Boundary Phenomenon
Lorenzo A. Sadun*, University of Texas
(9165882)

6:00 p.m.
A mixed boundary value problem for the full YangMills equationsin dimensions three and four.
Antonella Marini*, Universita' di L'Aquila/ University of Utah
(91635292)

Friday November 1, 1996, 4:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Spectral Theory and Completely Integrable Systems, I
Room 208, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Fritz Gesztesy, University of Missouri, Columbia mathfg@mizzou1.missouri.edu

4:00 p.m.
Recent results on trace formulas
Helge Holden*, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
(9163497)

4:30 p.m.
Nonsubordinacy and a Class of Jacobi Equations
Stephen L. Clark*, University of Missouri at Rolla
(91634222)

5:00 p.m.
A differential operator on a tree
Yoshimi Saito*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(91635220)

5:30 p.m.
Localization for Schr\"odinger operators with effective barriers
G\"unter Stolz*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(9168180)

6:00 p.m.
Correlated Wegner Estimates and Localization
Peter Hislop*, University of Kentucky
(9164757)

Friday November 1, 1996, 4:00 p.m.9:50 p.m.
Special Session on Lie Groups and Physics, I
Room 210, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Victor A. Ginzburg, University of Chicago ginzburg@math.uchicago.edu
Yan Soibelman, Kansas State University soibelma@ihes.fr

4:00 p.m.
Characteristic cycles on the loop Grassmannian.
Sam Evens*, University of IllinoisChicago
Ivan Mirkovic, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(91622277)

4:50 p.m.
Double loop groups, double affine Hecke algebras and elliptic curves.
Victor Ginzburg*, University of Chicago
(91622285)

5:40 p.m.
Deformation of Virasoro and $\cal W$ algebras and their application to pyysics.
Hidetoshi Awata*, University of Chicago
(91622273)

6:20 p.m.
Break

7:30 p.m.
The quotient realizations for the groups of double loops.
Boris Khesin*,
(91622278)

8:20 p.m.
Flat connections on Riemann surfaces
Lisa Claire Jeffrey*, McGill University
(91658178)

9:10 p.m.
RiemannRoch from DuistermaatHeckman.
Scott Axelrod*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(91622286)

Friday November 1, 1996, 4:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry, I
Room 223, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Dan Edidin, University of Missouri edidin@cantor.math.missouri.edu
Qi Zhang, University of Missouri qi@zhang.math.missouri.edu

4:00 p.m.
Determinant line bundles over moduli of vector bundles
Zhenbo Qin*, Oklahoma State University
(9161474)

4:30 p.m.
Singular hermitian metrics on holomorphic vector bundles
Mark Andrea A. de Cataldo*, Washington University in St. Louis
(91614119)

5:00 p.m.
Vecor bundles on Projective Spaces.
Mohan N Kumar*, Washington University in St. Louis.
(91614127)

5:30 p.m.
Variety of linear systems on double covering curves.
Changho Keem*, Seoul National University
Edoardo Ballico, University of Trento, Italy
(9161417)

6:00 p.m.
Reduced Gorenstein Codimension Three Subschemes of Projective Space
Anthony V. Geramita, Queen's University
Juan C. Migliore*, University of Notre Dame
(91614221)

6:30 p.m.
Remarks on Branched Coverings of Grassmannians
Meeyoung Kim*, University of Notre Dame
Andrew J. Sommese, University of Notre Dame
(91614246)

Friday November 1, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Banach Spaces and Related Topics,I
Room 219, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Peter G. Casazza, University of Missouri, Columbia pete@casazza.cs.missouri.edu
N. J. Kalton, University of Missouri, Columbia mathnjk@mizzou1.bitnet

4:00 p.m.
Tensor products and independent sums of $\cal L_p$spaces, $1
Dale E. Alspach*, Oklahoma State University
(91646133)

4:30 p.m.
Functions that strictly govern the isomorphically polyhedral Banach spaces
George Androulakis*, University of Texas,Austin
(91646198)

5:00 p.m.
Polynomials on $c_0.$
Richard M. Aron*, Kent State University
(91646139)

5:30 p.m.
Characterizing Hilbert space frames with the subframe property
Peter G. Casazza*, University of Missouri
(91646167)
Saturday November 2, 1996

Saturday November 2, 1996, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, II
Room 105, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Steven Dale Cutkosky, University of Missouri, Columbia dale@cutkosky.math.missouri.edu
Hema Srinivasan, University of Missouri, Columbia mathhs@mizzou1.missouri.edu

8:00 a.m.
Remarks on the Parametric Decomposition of Monomial Ideals
Kishor M. Shah*, Southwest Missouri State University
(91613219)

8:30 a.m.
Coefficient and Stable Ideals in Polynomial Rings
William J. Heinzer*, Purdue University
(91613124)

9:00 a.m.
Poicare' Series of Monomial Quotient Rings
Hara Charalambous*, SUNYAlbany
(91613234)

9:30 a.m.
Formulas for teh Betti numbers of monomial ideals.
John A. Eagon*, University of Minnesota
(91613194)

10:00 a.m.
Strongly CohenMacaulay modules
Daniel Katz, University of Kansas
Heath Martin*, University of Central Florida
(91613132)

10:30 a.m.
How to shell a monoid.
Victor Reiner, University of Minnesota
Irena Peeva*, University of California, Berkeley
Bernd sturmfels, University of California, Berkeley
(91613196)

Saturday November 2, 1996, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems, II
Room 204, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Carmen C. Chicone, University of Missouri, Columbia carmen@chicone.cs.missouri.edu
Yuri D. Latushkin, University of Missouri, Columbia mathyl@mizzou1.bitnet

8:30 a.m.
Coevolution and FastSlow Dynamics
Alexander I. Khibnik*, Theory Center, Cornell University
Alexey S. Kondrashov, Section of Ecology and Systematics, Cornell University
(91658176)

9:00 a.m.
Asymptotic Method in the Stability of Multiple Waves
XiaoBiao Lin*, North Carolina State University
(9163528)

9:30 a.m.
Dynamics of weakly coupled map lattices
Miaohua Jiang*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(9165879)

10:00 a.m.
Traveling waves in lattice dynamical systems.
W. A. Shen*, Auburn University
S.N. Chow, Georgia Tech
J. MalletParet, Brown University
(9163440)

10:30 a.m.
Stable chaotic waves for nonlinear hyperbolic PDEs.
Leonid Bunimovich*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(9163542)

Saturday November 2, 1996, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Lie Groups and Physics, II
Room 210, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Victor A. Ginzburg, University of Chicago ginzburg@math.uchicago.edu
Yan Soibelman, Kansas State University soibelma@ihes.fr

8:30 a.m.
A braid group action on invariant forms.
Ben Cox*, Lulea University, Lulea, Sweden S971 87
(91622276)

9:20 a.m.
Infinite wedge representations and combinatorics.
Eugene Stern*, University of California, Berkeley
(91622272)

10:10 a.m.
Canonical basis and cohomologies of local systems.
Alexander Kirillov*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(91622274)

Saturday November 2, 1996, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry, II
Room 223, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Dan Edidin, University of Missouri edidin@cantor.math.missouri.edu
Qi Zhang, University of Missouri qi@zhang.math.missouri.edu

8:30 a.m.
BuchsbaumRim sheaves and Gorenstein algebras
Juan C. Migliore, University of Notre Dame
Chris S. Peterson*, University of Notre Dame
(91614244)

9:00 a.m.
Vanishing theorems and syzygies for algebraic surfaces, CalabiYau threefolds and Fano varieties
Francisco J. Gallego, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Bangere P. Purnaprajna*, Oklahoma State University
(91614191)

9:30 a.m.
Reidertype theorems on normal surfaces
Vladimir Ma\c{s}ek*, Washington University in St. Louis
(9161493)

10:00 a.m.
Rigid Curves in Quintic Threefolds
Holger P. Kley*, University of Utah
(91614143)

10:30 a.m.
On the Clifford sequence of a general $k$gonal curve
Seonja Kim*, Chungnam Sanup University, Korea
(9161447)

Saturday November 2, 1996, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Partial Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics, II
Room 109, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Mark S. Ashbaugh, University of Missouri, Columbia mark@ashbaugh.math.missouri.edu

9:00 a.m.
Isoperimetric bounds for solutions of the heat equation and integrals of Green's functions
Rodrigo Ba\~nuelos*, Purdue University
(9163168)

9:30 a.m.
On the optimal placement of boundary conditions.
Steven J. Cox*, Rice University
Paul X. Uhlig, Rice University
(9163577)

10:00 a.m.
Some further results on gradient maximum principles.
L. E. Payne*, Cornell University
(9163550)

10:30 a.m.
Trace identities and universal eigenvalue estimates.
Evans M. Harrell,, III*, Georgia Institue of Technology
Joachim Stubbe, Forschungsinstitut f\"ur Mathematik, ETH, Z\"urich
(91647259)

Saturday November 2, 1996, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis and Probability, II
Room 221, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Nakhle Habib Asmar, University of Missouri, Columbia mathna@mizzou1.bitnet
Stephen John MontgomerySmith, University of Missouri, Columbia mathsms@mizzou1.missouri.edu

9:00 a.m.
Recent Developments in LittlewoodPaley Theory
Kathryn E. Hare*, University of Waterloo
(9164235)

9:30 a.m.
Sidon sets and maximal ideal spaces of compact commutative hypergroups
Alan L. Schwartz*, University of MissouriSt. Louis
Olivier Gebuhrer, Universit\'e Louis Pasteur
(91643242)

10:00 a.m.
Characterizations of the Khinchin's inequalities for multilinear forms
Niandi Xiang*, University of Illinois, Chicago
(91660211)

10:30 a.m.
Sharp inequalities for orthogonal martingales under differential subordination
Gang Wang*, DePaul University
(9166045)

Saturday November 2, 1996, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Differential Geometry, II
Room 114, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
John Kelly Beem, University of Missouri, Columbia mathjkb@mizzou1.missouri.edu
Adam D. Helfer, University of Missouri, Columbia dgsession@godel.math.missouri.edu

9:00 a.m.
Casimir Energies and Heat Kernel asymptotics
Matt Visser*, Washington University
(9168349)

9:30 a.m.
Quantum Ergodic Theory and NonCommutative Geometry
Gerard Emch*, University of Florida
(9165363)

10:00 a.m.
Homogeneous nonlinear sprays and connections.
Lilia Del Riego*, Zona Universitaria, Mexico
Phillip E.E. Parker, Wichita State University
(91653114)

10:30 a.m.
Examples of planar sprays
Phillip E. Parker*, Wichita State University
Lilia Del Riego, Zona Universitaria, Mexico
(91653115)

Saturday November 2, 1996, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Gauge Theory and Its Interaction With Holomorphic and Symplectic Geometry,II
Room 117, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Stamatis A. Dostoglou, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jan Segert, University of Missouri, Columbia jan@segert.cs.missouri.edu
Shuguang Wang, University of Missouri, Columbia sw@wang.cs.missouri.edu

9:00 a.m.
A topological method to compute spectral flow
Dave R. Auckly*, University of California, Berkeley
(91653210)

9:30 a.m.
The SU(3) Generalized Casson's Invariants for 3manifolds
Hans U. Boden*, McMaster University
(91657255)

10:00 a.m.
Flat $SL_2{\bf C}$connections and the Kauffman Bracket Skein Module I
Doug Bullock*, Boise State University
(91657258)

10:30 a.m.
Flat $SL_2{\bf C}$connections and the Kauffman Bracket Skein Module II
Charles D. Frohman*, University of Iowa
(91657257)

Saturday November 2, 1996, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Spectral Theory and Completely Integrable Systems, II
Room 208, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Fritz Gesztesy, University of Missouri, Columbia mathfg@mizzou1.missouri.edu

9:00 a.m.
KdV and Magri bracket
Thomas Kappeler*, OhioState University
Mihail Makarov, OhioState University
(9163533)

9:30 a.m.
Bispectal Darboux transformations
Alex Kasman*, Concordia University
Mitchell Rothstein, University of Georgia
(9165861)

10:00 a.m.
On Complete Integrability of Generalized Toda Flows
Michael I. Gekhtman*, University of Michigan
Michael Z. Shapiro, Royal Institute of Technology
(9165160)

10:30 a.m.
Some classes of solutions to the Toda lattice hierarchy
Harold Widom*, University of California, Santa Cruz
(9163591)

Saturday November 2, 1996, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Classifying Spaces and Cohomology of Finite Groups, I
Room 119, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Alejandro Adem, University of Wisconsin adem@math.wisc.edu
Stewart B. Priddy, Northwestern University s_priddy@math.nwu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Sporadic geometries and homology approximations
Stephen D. Smith*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(91655233)

9:30 a.m.
Applications of eigenvalues and M\"obius functions to classifying spaces
John R. Martino*, Western Michigan University
Stewart B. Priddy, Northwestern University
(91655209)

10:00 a.m.
On the cohomology of split extensions of elementary abelian $2$groups
Stephen F. Siegel*, University of Mass.
(91620205)

10:30 a.m.
On the homotopy uniqueness problem for $p$completed classifying spaces of finite groups.
Ran Levi*, Northwestern University
(91655293)

Saturday November 2, 1996, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Special Session on Banach Spaces and Related Topics,II
Room 219, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Peter G. Casazza, University of Missouri, Columbia pete@casazza.cs.missouri.edu
N. J. Kalton, University of Missouri, Columbia mathnjk@mizzou1.bitnet

9:00 a.m.
Copies of $c_{0}$ and asymptotically isometric copies of $c_{0}$ in Banach spaces.
Patrick N Dowling*, Miami University
(91646208)

9:30 a.m.
On Banach spaces that contain $\ell_1$
S. J. Dilworth, University of South Carolina
Maria Girardi*, University of South Carolina
W. B. Johnson, Texas A\&M University
(91646183)

10:00 a.m.
Unconditional bases in $c_0$products
Nigel J. Kalton*, University of Missouri
Peter G. Casazza, University of Missouri
(91646154)

Saturday November 2, 1996, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
Recent Developments in the Cohomology of Finite groups
Arts and Science Building, Allen Auditorium
Alejandro Adem*, University of Wisconsin
(91620217)

Saturday November 2, 1996, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Function Theory and Geometry on Covering Spaces
Arts and Science Building, Allen Auditorium
David E. Barrett*, University of Michigan
(91630216)

Saturday November 2, 1996, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Partial Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics, III
Room 109, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Mark S. Ashbaugh, University of Missouri, Columbia mark@ashbaugh.math.missouri.edu

2:30 p.m.
A rearrangement inequality for integrals involving volumes of simplices.
Albert Baernstein, II*, Washington University
Eric Carlen, Georgia Institue of Technology
Michael Loss, Georgia Institue of Technology
(91626181)

3:00 p.m.
The Essential Spectrum of Relativistic MultiParticle Operators
Roger T. Lewis*, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Heinz Siedentop, Universitetet i Oslo, Norway
Simeon Vugalter, Radiophysical Research Inst. Russia
(91681186)

3:30 p.m.
Optimal smoothing and decay estimates for the two dimensional NavierStokes equation
Eric Carlen, Georgia Tech
Michael Peter Loss*, Georgia Tech
(91635129)

4:00 p.m.
Buckling eigenvalues for a clamped plate embedded in an elastic medium and related questions.
Bernhard Kawohl, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Howard A. Levine*, Iowa State University
Waldemar Velte, University of Wurzburg,Germany
(9163537)

4:30 p.m.
Zeta functions of Laplacians under mass normalization
Richard Snyder Laugesen*, Johns Hopkins University
(91635182)

5:00 p.m.
On Hydrodynamic Models of Semiconductor Devices
Dehua Wang*, University of Chicago
(9163564)

5:30 p.m.
Entire Large Solutions of Semilinear Elliptic Problems
Alan V. Lair, Air Force Institute of Technology
Aihua W. Shaker*, Air Force Institute of technology
(9163506)

Saturday November 2, 1996, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, III
Room 105, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Steven Dale Cutkosky, University of Missouri, Columbia dale@cutkosky.math.missouri.edu
Hema Srinivasan, University of Missouri, Columbia mathhs@mizzou1.missouri.edu

2:30 p.m.
Some recent progress in the monomial conjecture.
Sankar P. Dutta*, University of Illinois, Mathematics Department
(9161371)

3:00 p.m.
Factorizations Over Finite Fields
Shreeram S. Abhyankar*, Purdue University
(9161416)

3:30 p.m.
Generalized Puiseux Expansions And Their Galois Groups
Sanju Vaidya*, Mount Saint Mary College
(9161355)

4:00 p.m.
A Relative Filtration Index for Finite ring Extensions
Phillip Griffith*, University of Illinois
(91613232)

4:30 p.m.
Deformations of chains of modules
Keith Pardue*, Queen's University
(91613200)

5:00 p.m.
Extremal properties of Hilbert functions.
Vesselin Gasharov*, University of Michigan
(91613195)

5:30 p.m.
Cofinite modules and local cohomology
Donatella Delfino, University of Michigan
Thomas Marley*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(9161365)

Saturday November 2, 1996, 2:30 p.m.9:50 p.m.
Special Session on Lie Groups and Physics, III
Room 210, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Victor A. Ginzburg, University of Chicago ginzburg@math.uchicago.edu
Yan Soibelman, Kansas State University soibelma@ihes.fr

2:30 p.m.
Geometric singularities and enhanced Gauge symmetries.
Michael Bershadsky*, Harvard Univesity
(91622287)

3:20 p.m.
Generating functional and effective action in CFT on higher genus Riemann surfaces.
Leon Takhtajan*, SUNY, Stony Brook
(91622281)

4:10 p.m.
On the proof of the mirror conjecture for flag manifolds and complete intersections.
A. Givental*, University of California, Berkeley
(91622283)

5:00 p.m.
Quantum Schubert polynomials and GromovWitten invariants.
Alex Postnikov*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(91622275)

5:50 p.m.
Break

7:30 p.m.
Vertex operator algebras, quantum field theory and geometry.
Andrei Radul*, Howard University
(91622279)

8:20 p.m.
Deformation quantization and $[Q,R] = 0$ theorem.
Boris Tsygan*,
(91622268)

9:10 p.m.
Elliptic quantum groups and Bethe ansatz.
Aleksander Varchenko*, University of North Carolina
(91622288)

Saturday November 2, 1996, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis and Probability, III
Room 221, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Nakhle Habib Asmar, University of Missouri, Columbia mathna@mizzou1.bitnet
Stephen John MontgomerySmith, University of Missouri, Columbia mathsms@mizzou1.missouri.edu

3:00 p.m.
The Bergman Projection of Unimodular functions
Richard Rochberg*, Washington University
(91646212)

3:30 p.m.
The martingale structure of the $n$dimensional BeurlingAhlfors transform
J. Lindeman, II*, Purdue University
(9166070)

4:00 p.m.
On the exact rate of decay of eigenfunctions in hornshaped domains.
Michael C. Cranston*, Univesity of Rochester
Yi Li, University of Rochester
(91635207)

4:30 p.m.
Inequalities for Randomly Stopped Continuous Time Processes.
Victor H. de la Pe\~na*, Columbia University
(9166085)

Saturday November 2, 1996, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Differential Geometry,III
Room 114, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
John Kelly Beem, University of Missouri, Columbia mathjkb@mizzou1.missouri.edu
Adam D. Helfer, University of Missouri, Columbia dgsession@godel.math.missouri.edu

3:00 p.m.
Totally geodesic lightlike hypersurface of spacetime.
Krishan L. Duggal*, University of Windsor
(91653106)

3:30 p.m.
Volume Comparison Theorems on Lorentzian Manifolds
SeonBu Kim*, Chonnam National University, Korea
(9165348)

4:00 p.m.
A local version of topological censorship.
Gregory J. Galloway*, University of Miami
(91653235)

4:30 p.m.
Regularity of the Cosmological Time Function
Lars Andersson, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Gregory J. Galloway, University of Miami
Ralph Howard*, University of South Carolina.
(9165386)

5:00 p.m.
Naked strong curvature singularities in Szekeres spacetimes
Andrzej Krolak*, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
(91653116)

5:30 p.m.
Curvature homogeneous metrics and the redshift of light from remote sources
Victor Patrangenaru*, Indiana University, Bloomington
(9168387)

Saturday November 2, 1996, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems, III
Room 204, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Carmen C. Chicone, University of Missouri, Columbia carmen@chicone.cs.missouri.edu
Yuri D. Latushkin, University of Missouri, Columbia mathyl@mizzou1.bitnet

3:00 p.m.
On the spectrum of the Euler equation.
Susan Friedlander*, University of IllinoisChicago
Misha Vishik, University of Texas
(9167659)

3:30 p.m.
Regularity in hydrodynamics of an ideal incompressible fluid
Misha Vishik*, University of Texas at Austin
(91634169)

4:00 p.m.
Spectral analysis of photonic bandgap structures
Peter Kuchment*,
Alex Figotin,
Leonid Kunyansky,
Igor Ponomaryov,
(9163534)

4:30 p.m.
Does a Quantum Particle Know the Time?
Lev Kapitanski*, Kansas State University
Igor Rodnianski, Kansas State University
(91635148)

5:00 p.m.
Vibrations of fractal drums and differential equations.
Michel L. Lapidus*, University of Californaia, Riverside
(91634202)

5:30 p.m.
Bifurcation to Lorenz attractors
Clark Robinson*, Northwestern University
(91634228)

Saturday November 2, 1996, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Gauge Theory and Its Interaction With Holomorphic and Symplectic Geometry, III
Room 117, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Stamatis A. Dostoglou, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jan Segert, University of Missouri, Columbia jan@segert.cs.missouri.edu
Shuguang Wang, University of Missouri, Columbia sw@wang.cs.missouri.edu

3:00 p.m.
Essential surfaces in bounded 3manifolds
D. Cooper, University of California, Santa Barbara
D D. Long*, University of California, Santa Barbara
A W. Reid, University of Texas, Austin
(91658250)

3:30 p.m.
Floer homology of connect sums of Brieskhorn spheres.
Christopher M. Herald*, Swarthmore College
(91658188)

4:00 p.m.
Symplectic Invariants and Floer Homology
Darko Milinkovic*, University of Wisconsin,Madison
YongGeun Oh, Universityof Wisconsin, Madison
(91658252)

4:30 p.m.
Stability properties of monopoles
David M. Stuart*,
(91635213)

5:00 p.m.
DiscussionW. Li

5:30 p.m.
Computation formulas for monopole invariants for 3manifolds
Rongguang Wang*, HKUST, Hong Kong
(91653266)

Saturday November 2, 1996, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Spectral Theory and Completely Integrable Systems,III
Room 208, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Fritz Gesztesy, University of Missouri, Columbia mathfg@mizzou1.missouri.edu

3:00 p.m.
Wave invariants and inverse spectral problems
Steve Zelditch*, Johns Hopkins Univ
(91681151)

3:30 p.m.
Scattering for a generalized Schr\"odinger equation.
Tuncay Aktosun*, North Dakota State University
(91634123)

4:00 p.m.
The second periodic eigenvalue and the AlikakosFusco conjecture.
Vassilis George Papanicolaou*, Wichita State University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
(9163407)

4:30 p.m.
On a Theorem of Hochstadt
Rudi Weikard*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(9163473)

5:00 p.m.
Coupling Constant Thresholds for Perturbed Periodic Operators
Martin Klaus*, Virginia Tech
Silvestro Fassari, Virginia Tech
(91634215)

5:30 p.m.
Inverse spectral problems for sectorial Stieltjes functions and nonselfadjoint Schrodinger operators on halfline.
Edurd R. Tsekanovskii*,
(9164705)

Saturday November 2, 1996, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Classifying Spaces and Cohomology of Finite Groups, II
Room 119, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Alejandro Adem, University of Wisconsin adem@math.wisc.edu
Stewart B. Priddy, Northwestern University s_priddy@math.nwu.edu

3:00 p.m.
A Remark on Homological Localization
Guido Mislin*, Ohio State University
(91655159)

3:30 p.m.
The braid group of a graph
Henry H. Glover*, Ohio State University
(91655218)

4:00 p.m.
Cohomology of Central Extensions of Elementary Abelian 2Groups
Dikran B . Karagueuzian*, University of Wisconsin,Madison
(91620263)

4:30 p.m.
Classifying spaces and mod $p$ cohomology of some central extensions
Jill Dietz*, St. Olaf College
(91655199)

Saturday November 2, 1996, 3:00 p.m.6:45 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry, III
Room 223, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Dan Edidin, University of Missouri edidin@cantor.math.missouri.edu
Qi Zhang, University of Missouri qi@zhang.math.missouri.edu

3:00 p.m.
Symmetries of LittlewoodRichardson coefficients for flag varieties and Schubert polynomials
Frank Sottile*, MSRI and University of Toronto
Nantel Bergeron, York University, Ontario, and UQAM, Montr\'eal
(91614103)

3:30 p.m.
On extensions of the infinitesimal invariant of normal functions
Xian Wu*, University of South Carolina
(91614147)

3:30 p.m.
Equivariant intersection theory
Dan Edidin, University of Missouri
William A. Graham*, Institute for Advanced Study
(91614223)

4:20 p.m.
Break

4:45 p.m.
Affine Lines Fibered by Affine Lines over the Projective Line
David L. Wright*, Washington University in St. Louis
(91614134)

5:15 p.m.
Dimension of the Hilbert scheme of space curves.
Kyungho Oh,
Prabhakar Rao*, UMSt.Louis
(91614121)

5:45 p.m.
Hilbert functions of ``fat points''
Karen A. Chandler*, University of Notre Dame
(91614237)

6:15 p.m.
Homogeneous basis for an ideal
Tie Luo*, University of Texas at Arlington
Erol Yilmaz, University of Texas at Arlington
(91614158)

Saturday November 2, 1996, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Banach Spaces and Related Topics, III
Room 219, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Peter G. Casazza, University of Missouri, Columbia pete@casazza.cs.missouri.edu
N. J. Kalton, University of Missouri, Columbia mathnjk@mizzou1.bitnet

3:00 p.m.
A few more reasons for calculating the Fourier transform of a norm
Alexander Koldobsky*, University of Texas at San Antonio
(9164653)

3:30 p.m.
Ultrapowers, duality and semigroups of operators
Antonio MartinezAbejon*, University of Texas, Austin
Manuel Gonzalez, University Cantabria, Spain
(91646156)

4:00 p.m.
The Existence of ShapePreservingOperators with a Given Action
Michael Patrick Prophet*, Murray State University
(91646256)

4:30 p.m.
Contractive projections in symmetric spaces
Beata Randrianantoanina*, University of Texas, Austin
(91646135)

5:00 p.m.
Conjugate operators for finite maximal subdiagonal algebras.
Narcisse Randrianantoanina*, University of Texas,Austin
(91646130)

5:30 p.m.
On the complete continuity property types of Banach spaces.
Mangatiana A. Robdera*, University of Missouri
Paulette Saab, University of Missouri
(91646138)

Saturday November 2, 1996, 3:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
Contributed Papers
Room 217, General Classroom Building

3:00 p.m.
Fifth Hilbert problem and infinite  dimensional groups.
Boris S. Khots*,
(9162269)

3:15 p.m.
Loop algebras, gauge invariants and a new completely integrable system.
Stephanie F. Singer*, Haverford College
Malcolm Quinn,
(9162219)

3:30 p.m.
Initially deformed systems.
Ronald A. Knight*, Truman State University
(9165439)

3:45 p.m.
Weighted Poincare type inequalities
Ritva M. HurriSyrjanen*, Unversity of Helsinki
(9164658)
Sunday November 3, 1996

Sunday November 3, 1996, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
Invited Address
Algebra and geometry of quantum groups.
Arts and Science Building, Allen Auditorium
Yan Soibelman*, Kansas State University
(9162204)

Sunday November 3, 1996, 10:00 a.m.12:20 p.m.
Special Session on Partial Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics,IV
Room 109, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Mark S. Ashbaugh, University of Missouri, Columbia mark@ashbaugh.math.missouri.edu

10:00 a.m.
Spectra of Schrodinger operators on planar domains with endswith unbounded crosssection.
Julian K Edward*, Florida International University
(9163583)

10:30 a.m.
The Stochastic Flow of a Dirichlet Eigenvalue
Steven J. Fromm, University of Wyoming
Kimberly K. J. Kinateder, Wright State University
Patrick T. McDonald*, New College of the University of South Florida
(91635238)

11:00 a.m.
Resonances of the Stratified Wave Equation
David W. Pravica*, East Carolina University
(91635187)

11:30 a.m.
Spectral Operators Generated by Damped Hyperbolic Equations.
Marianna A. Shubov*, Texas Tech University
(91649136)

12:00 p.m.
Upper Bounds for Spontaneous Bifurcations with Sublinear Growth Functions
Yaping Liu*, Pittsburg State University
(9163536)

Sunday November 3, 1996, 10:00 a.m.1:20 p.m.
Special Session on Differential Geometry, IV
Room 114, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
John Kelly Beem, University of Missouri, Columbia mathjkb@mizzou1.missouri.edu
Adam D. Helfer, University of Missouri, Columbia dgsession@godel.math.missouri.edu

10:00 a.m.
First Variation in $p$harmonic Geometry
Shihshu Walter Wei*, University of Oklahoma
(91653177)

10:30 a.m.
A characterization of Riemannian flows
Philippe Tondeur*, University of Illinois
(9165362)

11:00 a.m.
The local classification of semisymmetric spaces and some applications.
Eric Boeckx*, University of Illinois
(9165375)

11:30 a.m.
Warped Products of Metric Spaces
Stephanie B. Alexander, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Richard L. Bishop*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(91653253)

12:00 p.m.
Wave propagation in symmetric spaces
Thomas Branson*, The University of Iowa
(91653251)

12:30 p.m.
Projective Maps of Rank $\geq$ 2 are Strongly Projective
James Joseph Hebda*, Saint Louis University
(91653264)

1:00 p.m.
Affin hypersurface on the manifold with non lienar connection.
Sabria Attallah*, AlAzhar Girls University, Egypt
(9165343)

Sunday November 3, 1996, 10:00 a.m.12:20 p.m.
Special Session on Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems, IV
Room 204, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Carmen C. Chicone, University of Missouri, Columbia carmen@chicone.cs.missouri.edu
Yuri D. Latushkin, University of Missouri, Columbia mathyl@mizzou1.bitnet

10:00 a.m.
Commuting analytic maps and linearizability
David A. DeLatte*, University of North Texas
(91634204)

10:30 a.m.
Convergence of the transfer operator for rational maps.
Nicolai T. A. Haydn*, University of Southern California
(91658172)

11:00 a.m.
Extremal rotation numbers for torus shear homeomorphisms
Erik Doeff*, Montana State University, Bozeman
Michal Misiurewicz, IUPUI
(91658118)

11:30 a.m.
The geometry of continued fractions
Mariusz Urbanski*, Department of Mathematics, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.
Daniel Mauldin, Department of Mathematics, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.
(91634197)

12:00 p.m.
Which interval maps are unstable?
Micha\l\ Misiurewicz*, Indiana University  Purdue University Indianapolis
Alexander Blokh, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(91658189)

Sunday November 3, 1996, 10:00 a.m.1:20 p.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, IV
Room 105, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Steven Dale Cutkosky, University of Missouri, Columbia dale@cutkosky.math.missouri.edu
Hema Srinivasan, University of Missouri, Columbia mathhs@mizzou1.missouri.edu

10:00 a.m.
Finiteness properties of local cohomology modules: A characteristicfree approach.
Gennady Lyubeznik*, University of Minnesota
(91613193)

10:30 a.m.
Deformation of Fpurity and Fregularity
Anurag K. Singh*, The University Of Michigan
(91613126)

11:00 a.m.
Prime ideals in twodimensional domains finitely generated over the integers
Sylvia Wiegand*, University of Nebraska
(91613157)

11:30 a.m.
Ideals generated by quadrics exhibiting double exponential degrees
Jee Heub Koh*, Indiana University
(9161392)

12:00 p.m.
The Zero Cycle subgroup
Satyagopal Mandal*, University of Kansas
(91613226)

12:30 p.m.
Tight Closure and Base Change
Douglas J. McCulloch*, University of Michigan
(91613227)

1:00 p.m.
1forms on Artin local rings.
Mohan N Kumar*, Washington University in St. Louis.
(91613128)

Sunday November 3, 1996, 10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Special Session on Lie Groups and Physics, IV
Room 210, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Victor A. Ginzburg, University of Chicago ginzburg@math.uchicago.edu
Yan Soibelman, Kansas State University soibelma@ihes.fr

10:00 a.m.
Semiinduced representations and universal string theory
Alexander A. Voronov*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(9161731)

10:50 a.m.
Representations of groups in BRST cohomology
Gregg J. Zuckerman*, Yale University
Bong H. Lian, Brandeis University
(91622180)

11:40 a.m.
Tensor ideals for tilting modules
Hans Wenzl*,
(91622282)

12:20 p.m.
Break

1:30 p.m.
Quantum affine algebras and Dorey's rule.
V. Chari*,
(91622290)

2:20 p.m.
Cohomology of Poissson structures.
JH. Lu*,
(91622284)

Sunday November 3, 1996, 10:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Banach Spaces and Related Topics, IV
Room 219, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Peter G. Casazza, University of Missouri, Columbia pete@casazza.cs.missouri.edu
N. J. Kalton, University of Missouri, Columbia mathnjk@mizzou1.bitnet

10:00 a.m.
Compact Operators on Injective Tensor Product of Spaces
Paulette Saab*, University of Missouri
(91646174)

10:30 a.m.
The Pelczynski Property.
Scott Saccone*, Northwetern University
(91646262)

11:00 a.m.
Banach spaces failing the almost isometric universal extension property
Darrin M Speegle*, Texas A\&M University
(91646165)

11:30 a.m.
Inextensible homeomorphisms of null subsets of Euclidean setswith an application to extensible isometries of linear subspaces of $C(\Delta)$
Stephen J. Dilworth*, University of South Carolina
(91646236)

Sunday November 3, 1996, 10:30 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis and Probability, IV
Room 221, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Nakhle Habib Asmar, University of Missouri, Columbia mathna@mizzou1.bitnet
Stephen John MontgomerySmith, University of Missouri, Columbia mathsms@mizzou1.missouri.edu

10:30 a.m.
A Dimension Free Weaktype Estimate for Maximal Conjugate Series of Vectorvalued Functions
Brian P. Kelly*, Truman State University
(9164338)

11:00 a.m.
$\Gamma$analytic functions and inductive limits
Suren A. Grigorian, Higher Institute of Energy, Kazan, Russia
Thomas V. Tonev*, The University of Montana  Missoula
(9164609)

11:30 a.m.
Holomorphic flows, cocycles and coboundaries.
Farhad Jafari, University of Wyoming
Thomas Tonev, University of Montana
Elena Toneva, University of Montana
Keith Yale*, University of Montana
(91630254)

Sunday November 3, 1996, 10:30 a.m.12:50 p.m.
Special Session on Gauge Theory and Its Interaction With Holomorphic and Symplectic Geometry,IV
Room 117, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Stamatis A. Dostoglou, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jan Segert, University of Missouri, Columbia jan@segert.cs.missouri.edu
Shuguang Wang, University of Missouri, Columbia sw@wang.cs.missouri.edu

10:30 a.m.
Topological Stability Theorems for Spaces of Rational Curves
Charles P. Boyer*, University of New Mexico
(91655184)

11:00 a.m.
Vanishing theorems in the Pontrjagin ring of moduli spaces
Lisa Claire Jeffrey*, Mathematics Dept., McGill University
Jonathan Weitsman, Mathematics Dept., University of California
(91658179)

11:30 a.m.
Symplectic Structure on the Moduli Space of Flat Connections over Surfaces with Boundary
Ambar N. Sengupta*, Louisiana State University
(9165376)

12:00 p.m.
Equivariant stable bundles over flat projective bundles are vortices
Steven B. Bradlow*, UIUC
Jim Glazebrook, UIUC
Franz Kamber, UIUC
(91614265)

12:30 p.m.
DiscussionWeitsman

Sunday November 3, 1996, 10:30 a.m.12:50 p.m.
Special Session on Spectral Theory and Completely Integrable Systems, IV
Room 203, General Classroom Building
Organizers:
Fritz Gesztesy, University of Missouri, Columbia mathfg@mizzou1.missouri.edu

10:30 a.m.
Implications for NonIntegrable Systems of the Lessons of CompleteIntegrability
Jerry L. Bona*, University of Texas,Austin
(91635248)

11:00 a.m.
The $L^p$ Theory fo the Inverse Square Potential
Jerome A. Goldstein*, University of Memphis
(91647240)

11:30 a.m.
Degenerate Parabolic Problems and Analytic Semigroups
Gis\`ele Ruiz Goldstein*, University of Memphis
Jerome A. Goldstein, University of Memphis
Silvia Romanelli, Universita di Bari
(91635241)

12:00 p.m.
Nonlinear Stability of Solitary Waves of a Generalized KadomtsevPetviashvili Equation
Yue Liu*, University of Texas, Austin
XiaoPing Wang, Hong Kong University
(91635152)

12:30 p.m.
LargeTime Asymptotic Behavior of Solutions of Burgers' Equation.
Daniel B. Dix*, University of South Carolina
(91635153)
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