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1997 Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting
Memphis, TN, March 2122, 1997
Meeting #919
Associate secretaries:
Robert J Daverman, AMS
daverman@math.utk.edu
Special Session on Invariants of 3Manifolds

Friday March 21, 1997, 8:45 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Invariants of 3Manifolds, I
Room 125, Dunn Hall
Organizers:
Richard Martin Hain, Duke University hain@math.duke.edu
Jun Yang, Duke University yang@math.duke.edu
Stavros Garoufalidis, Brown University stavros@math.mit.edu

8:45 a.m.
ChernSimons invariant for ideal hyperbolic polyhedra
Walter D Neumann*, Melbourne University, Australia
Jun Yang, Duke University
(91957168)

9:20 a.m.
A universal finite type invariant for integral homology 3spheres
Thang T. Q. Le*, SUNY at Buffalo
(9195753)

9:55 a.m.
On the virtual automorphism group of hyperbolic surface groups
Christopher T. Odden*, Duke University
(91920235)

10:30 a.m.
Burau Representation and Random Walk on String Links
Xiaosong Lin, University of California, Riverside and The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Feng Tian, University of California, San Diego
Zhenghan Wang*, Indiana University at Bloomington
(91957312)

Friday March 21, 1997, 2:30 p.m.4:40 p.m.
Special Session on Invariants of 3Manifolds, II
Room 125, Dunn Hall
Organizers:
Richard Martin Hain, Duke University hain@math.duke.edu
Jun Yang, Duke University yang@math.duke.edu
Stavros Garoufalidis, Brown University stavros@math.mit.edu

2:30 p.m.
On the structure of the Torelli group
Stavros Garoufalidis*,
(91957189)

3:05 p.m.
Finite type 3manifold invariants and holomorphic functions
Ruth Lawrence*, Univeristy of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(91957301)

3:40 p.m.
HyperKahler Geometry and Invariants of 3Manifolds
Edward Witten, Institute for Advanced Study
Lev Rozansky*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(91957210)

4:15 p.m.
Stable formality of moduli space
Alexander A. Voronov*, M.I.T.
(91957266)

Saturday March 22, 1997, 8:45 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Invariants of 3Manifolds, III
Room 125, Dunn Hall
Organizers:
Richard Martin Hain, Duke University hain@math.duke.edu
Jun Yang, Duke University yang@math.duke.edu
Stavros Garoufalidis, Brown University stavros@math.mit.edu

8:45 a.m.
Finitetype $3$manifold invariants and the lower central series ofthe Torelli group.
Jerome Paul Levine*, Brandeis University
Stavros Garoufalidis, Harvard University
(91957239)

9:20 a.m.
padic Lie groups and splittings of 3manifold groups
Darren Long, University of California, Santa Barbara
Alan Reid*, University of Texas, Austin
(91957187)

9:55 a.m.
Generalizing Casson's invariant from SU(2) to SU(3)
Hans U. Boden*, McMaster University
Chris Herald, Swarthmore College
(91957111)

10:30 a.m.
Embedding Incompressible Surfaces in ThreeManifolds
Hugh Nelson Howards*, University of California, San Diego
(91954178)

Saturday March 22, 1997, 2:30 p.m.4:40 p.m.
Special Session on Invariants of 3Manifolds, IV
Room 125, Dunn Hall
Organizers:
Richard Martin Hain, Duke University hain@math.duke.edu
Jun Yang, Duke University yang@math.duke.edu
Stavros Garoufalidis, Brown University stavros@math.mit.edu

2:30 p.m.
The Kauffman bracket skein algebra of links and arcs.
J\'ozef H. Przytycki*, George Washington University
(91957313)

3:05 p.m.
The Quest for the Minimum Volume Orientable Cusped Hyperbolic 3Manifolds
Chun Christopher Cao, Boston College
G. Robert Meyerhoff*, Boston College
(91957311)

3:40 p.m.
Construction and Classification of 1+1+1dim TQFT's.
Thomas Kerler*, Ohio State University
Volodimir Lyubashenko, Kansas State University
(91955302)

4:15 p.m.
Four vertex theorem and contact topology
Thomas K.K. Au, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
XiaoSong Lin*, University of California, Riverside
(91957270)
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