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1997 Spring Central Sectional Meeting
Detroit, MI, May 24, 1997
Meeting #922
Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS
susan@math.northwestern.edu
Special Session on Differential Geometry and Its Applications

Friday May 2, 1997, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Differential Geometry and Its Applications, I
Room 123, State Hall Building
Organizers:
Daniel S. Drucker, Wayne State University drucker@math.wayne.edu
ChorngShi Houh, Wayne State University houh@math.wayne.edu

3:00 p.m.
Rigidity of Actions of Abelian and Semisimple groups
Ralf J Spatzier*, Univ of Michigan
(92253110)

3:30 p.m.
Compactifications of Hermitian locally symmetric spaces and aconjecture of HarrisZucker
Lizhen Ji*, University of Michigan
(9225330)

4:00 p.m.
Hermitian conformal classes and almost K\"ahler structures on 4manifolds
Vestislav Apostolov, Institute of Mathematics, Bulgarian Academy of Science
Tedi Draghici*, Michigan State University
(9225394)

4:30 p.m.
Twistor spaces for homogeneous spaces and applications to harmonic maps
J. A. Jim\'{e}nez*, Penn State Hazleton
(92253129)

5:00 p.m.
Length spectrum of circles in a complex projective space
Sadahiro Maeda*, Shimane University, Japan
Toshiaki Adachi, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
(9225315)

5:30 p.m.
The space of harmonic twospheres in a unitary group or complex Grassmannian
Martin A Guest*, University of Rochester
(9225322)

Saturday May 3, 1997, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Differential Geometry and Its Applications, II
Room 123, State Hall Building
Organizers:
Daniel S. Drucker, Wayne State University drucker@math.wayne.edu
ChorngShi Houh, Wayne State University houh@math.wayne.edu

9:00 a.m.
Affine isometric embedding for surfaces
Thomas A Ivey*, Case Western Reserve University
(92253100)

9:30 a.m.
Curvature of $\Theta$metrics near the boundary
Matthew B. Stenzel*, Ohio State University, Newark Campus
(9225396)

10:00 a.m.
Differential geometry and the red blood cell
H. W. Vayo*, Univesity of Toledo
(92253203)

10:30 a.m.
On Planar Crystalline Evolution
Alina Stancu*, Case Western Reserve University
(92253114)

Saturday May 3, 1997, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Differential Geometry and Its Applications, III
Room 123, State Hall Building
Organizers:
Daniel S. Drucker, Wayne State University drucker@math.wayne.edu
ChorngShi Houh, Wayne State University houh@math.wayne.edu

3:00 p.m.
Low type submanifolds of complex space forms
Ivko M Dimitric*, Penn State University
(92253106)

3:30 p.m.
Some New Obstructions to Minimal and Lagrangian Immersions
Bangyen Chen*, Michigan State University
(9225313)

4:00 p.m.
Elliptic functions, Theta function and hypersurfaces satisfying abasic equality
Jie Yang*, Michigan State University
(92253115)

4:30 p.m.
Variational Methods in Complex Contact Geometry
Brendan J. Foreman*, Case Western Reserve University
(9225358)

5:00 p.m.
Normality on the Complex Contact Metric Manifolds
Belgin Karaman*,
(92253176)

5:30 p.m.
Special Directions on Contact Metric Manifolds of Negative$\xi$sectional Curvature
David E. Blair*, Michigan State University
(9225316)

Sunday May 4, 1997, 10:30 a.m.12:20 p.m.
Special Session on Differential Geometry and Its Applications, IV
Room 123, State Hall Building
Organizers:
Daniel S. Drucker, Wayne State University drucker@math.wayne.edu
ChorngShi Houh, Wayne State University houh@math.wayne.edu

10:30 a.m.
Lightlike hypersurfaces of Lorentz framed manifolds.
Krishan L. Duggal*, University of Windsor
(9225363)

11:00 a.m.
Some basic facts about Lorentz surfaces
Naomi L Klarreich*, Case Western Reserve University
(92253199)

11:30 a.m.
Causality conditions on simply connected Lorentz surfaces
Luke A. Higgins*, Rutgers University
(92253177)

12:00 p.m.
Symplectic connections and quasars
Ivan C Sterling*, University of Toledo
Geoffrey Martin, University of Toledo
(9225373)
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