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1997 Fall Central Sectional Meeting
Milwaukee, WI, October 24-25, 1997
Meeting #927

Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS susan@math.northwestern.edu

Special Session on Geometric Topology and Geometric Group Theory

  • Friday October 24, 1997, 8:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Geometric Topology and Geometric Group Theory, I

    Room E-159, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Building
    Organizers:
    Fredric Davis Ancel, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee ancel@csd.uwm.edu
    Craig R. Guilbault, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee craigg@csd.uwm.edu

    • 8:30 a.m.
      Homogeneity of Boundaries of right angled Coxeter groups having manifold nerves.
      Hanspeter Fischer*, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
      (927-57-143)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      Resolving infinite-dimensional homology manifolds.
      Steven C Ferry*, SUNY at Binghamton
      (927-57-323)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      A cut point theorem for 2-dimensional CAT(0) groups.
      Eric L. Swenson*, Brigham Young University
      (927-20-191)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Rigidity theorems for singular spaces.
      Boris Okun*, OSU
      Michael Davis, OSU
      Fangyang Zheng, OSU
      (927-51-336)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Algebraic Annulus and Torus Theorems
      Peter Scott*, Michigan
      Gadde A. Swarup,
      (927-57-201)
  • Friday October 24, 1997, 2:30 p.m.-6:20 p.m.
    Special Session on Geometric Topology and Geometric Group Theory, II

    Room E-159, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Building
    Organizers:
    Fredric Davis Ancel, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee ancel@csd.uwm.edu
    Craig R. Guilbault, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee craigg@csd.uwm.edu

    • 2:30 p.m.
      Multiplicities of boundary slopes in knot exteriors.
      Marc Culler, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
      Peter B Shalen*, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
      (927-57-324)
    • 3:00 p.m.
      Boundary slopes and genera of incompressible surfaces in knot exteriors.
      Marc Culler*, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
      Peter B Shalen, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
      (927-57-325)
    • 3:30 p.m.
      Properties of convergence groups and spaces
      Eric M Freden*, Utah State University
      (927-57-177)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Deformations of flat conformal structures for hyperbolic $3$-manifolds
      Kevin P. Scannell*, Rice University
      (927-57-241)
    • 4:30 p.m.
      The JSJ decomposition for a certain class of Coxeter groups.
      Nadia Benakli*, Columbia University
      Zlil Sela, Columbia University
      (927-20-296)
    • 5:00 p.m.
      Connectivity at infinity for right angled Artin groups
      Noel Brady,
      John Meier*,
      (927-20-155)
    • 5:30 p.m.
      Infinite collections of symmetric, aspherical, negatively curved $2$-complexes of the same Euler characteristic
      Paul R Brown*,
      (927-20-264)
    • 6:00 p.m.
      Codimension 2 Nonfibrators with Finite Fundamental Groups
      Robert J Daverman*, University of Tennessee
      (927-57-142)
  • Saturday October 25, 1997, 8:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Geometric Topology and Geometric Group Theory, III

    Room E-159, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Building
    Organizers:
    Fredric Davis Ancel, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee ancel@csd.uwm.edu
    Craig R. Guilbault, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee craigg@csd.uwm.edu

    • 8:30 a.m.
      Representing homology classes of 4-manifolds
      Gerard A. Venema*, Calvin College
      Vo Thanh Liem, University of Alabama
      (927-57-289)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      Grushko's Theorem for Surfaces
      John R. Stallings*, University of California, Berkeley
      (927-20-78)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Automorphisms of Coxeter Groups
      Ruth M Charney*, Ohio State University
      Michael W Davis, Ohio State University
      (927-20-252)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      The topology at infinity of $Out(F_n)$
      Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah
      Mark Feighn*, Rutgers Universtiy - Newark
      (927-20-167)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Solvable subgroups of $Out(F_n)$ are virtually abelian
      Mladen Bestvina,
      Mark Feighn,
      Michael Handel*,
      (927-20-185)
  • Saturday October 25, 1997, 2:30 p.m.-5:50 p.m.
    Special Session on Geometric Topology and Geometric Group Theory, IV

    Room E-159, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Building
    Organizers:
    Fredric Davis Ancel, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee ancel@csd.uwm.edu
    Craig R. Guilbault, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee craigg@csd.uwm.edu

    • 2:30 p.m.
      Quasi-isometric Rigidity and the Geometry of $PSL_2(\bf{Z}[\frac{1}{p}])$
      Jennifer Taback*,
      (927-51-297)
    • 3:00 p.m.
      Mapping class groups and Lie groups.
      Benson Farb*, University of Chicago
      (927-20-371)
    • 3:30 p.m.
      $p$-Adic actions on boundaries of Coxeter groups
      Alexander N Dranishnikov*, University of Florida
      (927-20-62)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Computing Angles Inside Free Groups
      Zeph Grunschlag*, U.C. Berkeley
      (927-20-156)
    • 4:30 p.m.
      The action of an isometry on the boundary of a CAT(0) space
      Kim E. Ruane*, Vanderbilt University
      (927-20-133)
    • 5:00 p.m.
      Non-locally connected boundaries of Artin groups, Coxeter groups and parabolic extensions of $F_2$ by $\Bbb Z$.
      Michael L. Mihalik*, Vanderbilt University
      (927-20-163)
    • 5:30 p.m.
      Strong general position and hiding a set behind a Cantor set.
      Troy L. Goodsell, Pittsburg State University
      David G. Wright*, Brigham Young University
      (927-57-307)
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