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1998 Spring Central Section Meeting
Manhattan, KS, March 2728, 1998
Meeting #932
Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS
susan@math.northwestern.edu
Special Session on Quantum Groups and Applications

Friday March 27, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Quantum Groups and Applications, I
Room 129, Cardwell Hall
Organizers:
Ya S. Soibelman, Kansas State University soibel@math.ksu.edu
Volodymyr V. Lyubashenko, Kansas State University lub@math.ksu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Decomposition numbers for Hecke algebras at roots of unity.
Fred Goodman*, University of Iowa
(93216240)

8:45 a.m.
Lattice Gauge Field Theory Based on a Quantum Group and Deformation Quantization.
Doug Bullock, Boise State University
Charles Frohman*, The University of Iowa
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska, Boise State University
(93222189)

9:30 a.m.
CremmerGervais quantum groups.
Timothy J Hodges*, University of Cincinnati
(93216167)

10:15 a.m.
Invariants of links and three manifolds related with quantum and classical Lie superalgebra $osp(12)$.
Arkady Vaintrob*, New Mexico State University
(93257185)

Friday March 27, 1998, 2:30 p.m.4:40 p.m.
Special Session on Quantum Groups and Applications, II
Room 129, Cardwell Hall
Organizers:
Ya S. Soibelman, Kansas State University soibel@math.ksu.edu
Volodymyr V. Lyubashenko, Kansas State University lub@math.ksu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Quantization of the KnizhnikZamolodchikovBernard equations.
Aleksander Varchenko*, University of North Carolina
(93281234)

3:15 p.m.
Segal's conjecture and conformal field theory.
Shrawan Kumar*, University of North Carolina
(93217238)

4:00 p.m.
BosonFermion identities for affine Lie algebra characters.
Masato Okado*, University of Osaka
(93217241)

Friday March 27, 1998, 7:00 p.m.9:10 p.m.
Special Session on Quantum Groups and Applications, III
Room 129, Cardwell Hall
Organizers:
Ya S. Soibelman, Kansas State University soibel@math.ksu.edu
Volodymyr V. Lyubashenko, Kansas State University lub@math.ksu.edu

7:00 p.m.
The Analogue of Shafarevich's Conjecture for Odd Dimensional CalabiYau manifolds.
Andrey Todorov*, University of California
(93257239)

7:45 p.m.
Braided Groups and Quantum Geometry.
Shahn Majid*, Research Fellow
(93220160)

8:30 p.m.
Algebra and Geometry over Free Associative Algebras.
Vladimir Retakh*, University of Arkansas
(9321660)

Saturday March 28, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Quantum Groups and Applications, IV
Room 129, Cardwell Hall
Organizers:
Ya S. Soibelman, Kansas State University soibel@math.ksu.edu
Volodymyr V. Lyubashenko, Kansas State University lub@math.ksu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Duality in infinite dimensional Fock representations.
Weiqiang Wang*, MaxPlanck Institute, Bonn
(93281233)

8:45 a.m.
$W_{1+\infty}$ as conformal algebra.
Andrey Radul*, Howard University
(93281236)

9:30 a.m.
Decomposing Representations of Quantum Affine Algebras .
Michael Kleber*, U.C. Berkeley
(9321715)

10:15 a.m.
Quantized conformal blocks.
Evgeny Mukhin*, UNC
(93281231)

Saturday March 28, 1998, 2:30 p.m.4:40 p.m.
Special Session on Quantum Groups and Applications, V
Room 129, Cardwell Hall
Organizers:
Ya S. Soibelman, Kansas State University soibel@math.ksu.edu
Volodymyr V. Lyubashenko, Kansas State University lub@math.ksu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Some problems in deformation quantization.
Boris Tsygan*, Penn State University
(93216237)

3:15 p.m.
Noncommutative geometry based on commutator expansions.
Michail Kapranov*, Northwestern University
(93214235)

4:00 p.m.
Quantum Field Theory on Algebraic Curves.
Leon A Takhtajan*, SUNY at Stony Brook
(93281229)

Saturday March 28, 1998, 7:00 p.m.9:10 p.m.
Special Session on Quantum Groups and Applications, VI
Room 129, Cardwell Hall
Organizers:
Ya S. Soibelman, Kansas State University soibel@math.ksu.edu
Volodymyr V. Lyubashenko, Kansas State University lub@math.ksu.edu

7:00 p.m.
The BorelWeilBott Theorem at a root of unity.
Alexander A. Voronov*, M.I.T.
(9321733)

7:45 p.m.
Vertex representations of KacMoody algebras.
Naihuan Jing*, North Carolina State University
(93217177)

8:30 p.m.
Quantum groupoids and deformation quantization.
Ping Xu*, Penn State University
(9328106)
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