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1997 Fall Central Sectional Meeting
Milwaukee, WI, October 2425, 1997
Meeting #927
Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS
susan@math.northwestern.edu
Special Session on Low Dimensional Dynamics

Friday October 24, 1997, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Low Dimensional Dynamics, I
Room E180, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Building
Organizers:
Karen M. Brucks, University of WisconsinMilwaukee kmbrucks@csd.uwm.edu
Beverly E. J. Diamond, University of Charleston bdiamond@nsf.gov

8:30 a.m.
Closing the gaps of a Cantor Julia set in quadratic polynomials.
Pau Atela*, Smith College
(92758147)

9:00 a.m.
Quadratic Julia sets and irrationally indifferent periodic orbits
John C. Mayer*, UAB
(92758240)

9:30 a.m.
Indecomposable Continua as Boundaries of Siegel Disks
James T. Rogers, Jr.*, Tulane University
(92758221)

10:00 a.m.
Recurrent critical points and typical limit sets of rational maps
Alexander Blokh, UAB
John Mayer, UAB
Lex G. Oversteegen*, UAB
(92758230)

10:30 a.m.
Higher dimensional ``solenoids'' as bundles
Robert F. Williams*,
(9275840)

Friday October 24, 1997, 2:30 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Low Dimensional Dynamics, II
Room E180, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Building
Organizers:
Karen M. Brucks, University of WisconsinMilwaukee kmbrucks@csd.uwm.edu
Beverly E. J. Diamond, University of Charleston bdiamond@nsf.gov

2:30 p.m.
Transverse homoclinic orbits without horseshoes
Evelyn Sander*, CDSNS, Georgia Tech
(9275875)

3:00 p.m.
Generic properties of open billiards
R. Daniel Mauldin*, Univ. of North Texas
(92758103)

3:30 p.m.
Conjectures on Discontinuous Bifurcations in Two Dimensions
James A. Yorke*, University of Maryland
(92758242)

4:00 p.m.
Dynamics of Basic Sets
Kathleen T. Alligood*, George Mason University
(92758246)

4:30 p.m.
Smooth Flows on Exotic Manifolds
John B. Etnyre, Stanford University
Robert W. Ghrist*, Univ. of Texas, Austin
(92758190)

5:00 p.m.
The dynamics of surface homeomorphisms
Andr\'e S. de Carvalho*, University of California at Berkeley
(92758292)

5:30 p.m.
Prime End Rotation Numbers for Attractors in the Henon Family
Chris Cleveland,*, UCLA
(92758171)

6:00 p.m.
Entropy and Rotation Intervals for Circle Maps Near Saddlenode Bifurcations
Todd R. Young*, Ohio University
(92758131)

Saturday October 25, 1997, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Low Dimensional Dynamics, III
Room E180, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Building
Organizers:
Karen M. Brucks, University of WisconsinMilwaukee kmbrucks@csd.uwm.edu
Beverly E. J. Diamond, University of Charleston bdiamond@nsf.gov

8:30 a.m.
Homeomorphisms of onedimensional hyperbolic attractors
James Jacklitch,*, Montana State University
(92758174)

9:00 a.m.
What are the $\omega$ limit sets?
Paul D. Humke*, St. Olaf College
(92726158)

9:30 a.m.
Friedland's Entropy for Commuting Maps
William Geller*, Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis
Mark Pollicott, Manchester University
(92758265)

10:00 a.m.
Perturbations of interval maps
Micha{\l} Misiurewicz*, Indiana University  Purdue University Indianapolis
(92758178)

10:30 a.m.
Onedimensional dynamics, inverse limit spaces, and the pseudoarc
Louis S. Block*, University of Florida
James E. Keesling, University of Florida
(92754168)

Saturday October 25, 1997, 2:30 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Low Dimensional Dynamics, IV
Room E180, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Building
Organizers:
Karen M. Brucks, University of WisconsinMilwaukee kmbrucks@csd.uwm.edu
Beverly E. J. Diamond, University of Charleston bdiamond@nsf.gov

2:30 p.m.
More on topological horseshoes: dynamical system topology preserved in the presence of noise
Judy A. Kennedy,*, University of Delaware
(92758161)

3:00 p.m.
Entropy and Nonlinearity
Charles P. Tresser,*, IBM
(92758122)

3:30 p.m.
Entropy of Annulus Homeomorphisms
Marcy Barge,*, Montana State University
Thor Matison,, MSU
(92758226)

4:00 p.m.
The Conley index of a fixed point of a surface homeomorphism
John Franks*, Northwestern University
(92758239)

4:30 p.m.
Invariant sets and their shape
Krystyna M Kuperberg*, Auburn University
(92758165)

5:00 p.m.
A computer implementation of the BestvinaHandel algorithm
Ringland John*, SUNY Buffalo
Menasco William, SUNY Buffalo
(92754198)

5:30 p.m.
Constructing Markov Partitions for PsuedoAnosov Homeomorphisms
Elyn Rykken*, Indiana University Northwest
(92758251)

6:00 p.m.
Partitions of Markov type in the absence of hyperbolicity
Marian Gidea*, University of Bucharest, Romania
(92758248)
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