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1997 Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting
Atlanta, GA, October 1719, 1997
Meeting #926
Associate secretaries:
Robert J Daverman, AMS
daverman@math.utk.edu
Friday October 17, 1997

Friday October 17, 1997, 11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Room 255, Skiles Classroom Building

Friday October 17, 1997, 11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Room 255, Skiles Classroom Building

Friday October 17, 1997, 1:45 p.m.2:35 p.m.
Invited Address
New trends in partial differential equations, calculus of variations, and applications to problems in materials science.
Auditorium, College of Architecture
Irene Fonseca*, CarnegieMellon University

Friday October 17, 1997, 3:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on SetTheoretic Techniques in Topology and Analysis, I
Room 168, Skiles Classroom Building
Organizers:
Gary F. Gruenhage, Auburn University garyg@mail.auburn.edu
Piotr Koszmider, Auburn University piotr@mail.auburn.edu

3:00 p.m.
Some applications of set theory to topology
Franklin D Tall*, University of Toronto
(9265486)

3:30 p.m.
Set Theoretic Real Analysis
Krzysztof Ciesielski*, West Virginia University
(92626114)

4:00 p.m.
Set Theory and Geometry.
Paul Erd\"{o}s,
Steve Jackson*, University of North Texas
R. Daniel Mauldin, University of North Texas
(9260437)

4:30 p.m.
Homogeneity in the square of a rigid subspace of the real line
L. Brian Lawrence*, George Mason University
(92654236)

5:00 p.m.
Sharp bases and weakly uniform bases versus pointcountable bases
Aleksander V. Arhangel'skii, Ohio University
Winfried Just, Ohio University
E. A. Reznichenko, Moscow University
Paul J. Szeptycki*, Ohio University
(92654238)

5:30 p.m.
Unions of Rectifiable Curves in Euclidean Space and the Covering Number of the Meagre Ideal.
Juris Stepr\={a}ns*,
(9260487)

6:00 p.m.
Universal summands for families of measurable functions.
Tomasz Natkaniec*, Gda{\'n}sk University
(92626182)

Friday October 17, 1997, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on The Dynamics and Topology of Low Dimensional Flows, I
Room 149, Skiles Classroom Building
Organizers:
Michael C. Sullivan, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale mcs@math.nwu.edu
Robert W. Ghrist, University of Texas at Austin ghrist@math.utexas.edu

3:00 p.m.
Knotted periodic orbits  problems and obsessions
Robert F. Williams*, The University of Texas at Austin
(92658234)

3:30 p.m.
Stable Ergodicity of Anosov Flows
Keith Burns,
Amie Wilkinson*,
(92658211)

4:00 p.m.
MasterSlave synchronization
Charles P. Tresser,*, IBM
(9265872)

4:30 p.m.
Invariants of twistwise flow equivalence
Michael C Sullivan*, Southern Ill. Univ.
(9265852)

Friday October 17, 1997, 3:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Modern Banach Space Theory, I
Room 249, Skiles Classroom Building
Organizers:
Stephen Dilworth, University of South Carolina dilworth@math.sc.edu
Maria K. Girardi, University of South Carolina girardi@math.sc.edu

3:00 p.m.
Asymptotically isometric copies of $c_{0}$ and renormings of Banach spaces.
Patrick N Dowling*, Miami University
(92646138)

3:30 p.m.
Extremal structure in K\"otheBochner spaces
Mark A Smith*, Miami University
(92646264)

4:00 p.m.
The DunfordPettis property for symmetric spaces
Anna Kami\'nska*, The University of Memphis
(92646170)

4:30 p.m.
Twisted sums, FenchelOrlicz spaces and property (M)
George Androulakis, University of Missouri
Constantin D. Cazacu*, University of Missouri
Nigel J. Kalton, University of Missouri
(9264655)

5:00 p.m.
Remarks on subspaces of $c_0$
Nigel Kalton*, University of Missouri
(92646208)

5:30 p.m.
The Spaces $L_p(w)$, $0
James W Roberts*, University of South Carolina
(9264696)

6:00 p.m.
The w$^*$ Topology and Optionpricing
Thomas B Schlumprecht*, Texas A&M University
(9264690)

Friday October 17, 1997, 3:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Stochastic Inequalities and Their Applications, I
Room 202, Skiles Classroom Building
Organizers:
Theodore P. Hill, Georgia Institute of Technology hill@math.gatech.edu
Christian Houdr\'e, Georgia Institute of Technology houdre@math.gatech.edu

3:00 p.m.
On the maximal inequalities for VC classes
Rafa{\l} Lata{\l}a*, Warsaw University and Georgia Institute of Technology
(92660121)

3:30 p.m.
Some Prophet Problems in Mathematical Finance
Robert P Kertz*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(92660188)

4:00 p.m.
Independence of multiple stable and other stochastic integrals
Jan Rosinski*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Gennady Samorodnitsky, Cornell University
(92660278)

4:30 p.m.
Relationship Between Stochastic Inequalities and Some Classical Mathematical Inequalities
Yung L Tong*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(9266084)

5:00 p.m.
Two sharp inequalities related to measurepartitioning in statistics and fair division theory
Pieter Cornelis Allaart*, Free University of Amsterdam
(92660144)

5:30 p.m.
Variance inequalities for some multivariate distributions
WanYing Chang,
Donald St.P. Richards*,
(9266063)

6:00 p.m.
Some tail inequalities for Wiener functionals
Christian Houdré, Georgia Tech.
Victor PérezAbreu*, CIMAT
(92660246)

Friday October 17, 1997, 3:00 p.m.6:10 p.m.
Special Session on Discrete Conformal Geometry, I
Room 243, Skiles Classroom Building
Organizers:
Philip Lee Bowers, Florida State University bowers@math.fsu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Riemann surfaces, plane algebraic curves, and their period matrices
Patrizia Gianni, Universita di Pisa
Mika Sepp\"al\"a*, Florida State University
Robert Silhol, Universite de Montpellier II
Barry Trager, IBM Research
(92614277)

3:40 p.m.
Computing values of quadratic differentials on Riemann surfaces
Pekka Smolander*,
(9263078)

4:20 p.m.
Combinatorially short homology bases.
Peter Buser*,
Mika Sepp\"al\"a,
(92630184)

5:00 p.m.
Hurwitz Spaces and Representations of Subgroups of Braid Groups
Eric P Klassen*, Florida State University
Yaacov Kopeliovich, Florida State University
(92657279)

5:40 p.m.
Conformal Welding and Circle Packing
George B Williams, Jr*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(92630133)

Friday October 17, 1997, 3:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Concrete Aspects of Real Polynomials, I
Room 268, Skiles Classroom Building
Organizers:
Victoria Ann Powers, Emory University vicki@mathcs.emory.edu
Bruce A. Reznick, University of Illinois, ChampaignUrbana reznick@math.uiuc.edu

3:00 p.m.
An elementary proof of Schm\"udgen's Theorem in one variable.
Victoria Powers*, Emory University
Bruce Reznick, University of Illinois
(92614157)

3:30 p.m.
Describing Convex Sets in $\mathbb{R}^2$ with 3 Inequalities
Kathleen M Krzastek*, Emory University
(92614231)

4:00 p.m.
Infinitely near base conditions and the 3dimensional separation conjecture.
James J Madden*, LSU
(92614202)

4:30 p.m.
Generalizing Newton Identities to the multivariate case
GonzalezVega Laureano*,
GonzalezLopez MariaJose,
(92614181)

5:00 p.m.
A family of real polynomials and its applications to robot kinematics.
Jaime Gutierrez, Universidad de Cantabria
Tomas J Recio*, Universidad de Cantabria
(9261474)

5:30 p.m.
An Improved Algorithm for Quantifier Elimination Over Real Closed Fields.
Saugata Basu*, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
(92668130)

6:00 p.m.
Real Large Solving
J. Maurice Rojas*, MIT
(92665225)

Friday October 17, 1997, 3:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Dynamics and Applications, I
Room 146, Skiles Classroom Building
Organizers:
Wenxian Shen, Auburn University ws@math.auburn.edu
Yingfei Yi, Georgia Institute of Technology yi@math.gatech.edu

3:00 p.m.
Competition in a chemostat with an internally generated inhibitor
S. B. Hsu,
P. Waltman*,
(92692127)

3:30 p.m.
ReactionDiffusion models of microbial growth and competition
Hal Smith*, Arizona State Unversity
(92692179)

4:00 p.m.
Persistence for nonautonomous semiflows
Horst R Thieme*, Arizona State University
(92634156)

4:30 p.m.
Synchronization and Pattern Formation in Delayed Systems from Neural Nets
Jianhong Wu*, York University, Canada
(92634197)

5:00 p.m.
Stability and Bifurcation in a DelayDifferential Equation with Two Delays
Xiangao Li,
Shigui Ruan, **,
Junjie Wei,
(92634224)

5:30 p.m.
Mathematical models for the disease dynamics of TB
Zhilan Feng*, Purdure Unversity
(92692180)

6:00 p.m.
A Global Stability Criterion for Nonlinear Difference Systems
Michael Y Li*, Mississippi State University
(92639120)

Friday October 17, 1997, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Discrete and Combinatorial Geometry, I
Room 246, Skiles Classroom Building
Organizers:
Andr\'as Bezdek, Auburn University bezdean@mail.auburn.edu
Wlodzimierz Kuperberg, Auburn University kuperwl@mail.auburn.edu

3:00 p.m.
On the number of empty lattice simplices
Imre B\'ar\'any*, Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
JeanMichel Kantor,
(92652215)

3:30 p.m.
On the Surface Area of Voronoi Polyhedra in Lattice (unit)Sphere Packings in $E^3$
K\'aroly Bezdek*, E\"otv\"os University, Budapest, Hungary
(9265298)

4:00 p.m.
Generalizing cyclic polytopes
Tibor Bisztriczky*, The University of Calgary
(9265279)

4:30 p.m.
Lattice kplanes and the convex hull of lattice points in a smooth body
Imre B\'ar\'any,
K\'aroly B\"or\"oczky, Jr.*, Math. Inst. Hung. Acad. Sci.
Imre Z. Ruzsa,
(92652221)

5:00 p.m.
Minimal translation covers for sets of diameter one
Karoly Bezdek, Eotvos University
Robert Connelly*, Cornell University
(92652258)

5:30 p.m.
Some Theorems on Strictly Ordered but Aperiodic Structures in Euclidean Spaces
Ludwig W Danzer*,
(92652228)

Friday October 17, 1997, 3:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on Recent Developments in PDE's, Calculus of Variations, and Applications to Problems in Materials Science, I
Room 254, Skiles Classroom Building
Organizers:
Irene Fonseca, Carnegie Mellon University fonseca@andrew.cmu.edu
Daniel Phillips, Purdue University phillips@math.purdue.edu
Vladimir Sverak, University of Minnesota sverak@math.umn.edu

3:00 p.m.
The variational formulation of the FokkerPlanck Equation and its consequences
David Kinderlehrer*, Carnegie Mellon University
(9263580)

4:00 p.m.
Deformable Thin Films: From Macroscale to Microscale and Nanoscale to Microscale
Richard D. James*, University of Minnesota
(92673187)

5:00 p.m.
Energetics in martensites
Oscar P. Bruno*,
(9264909)

6:00 p.m.
The Gammalimit of GinzburgLandau functionals
Robert L Jerrard*,
H. M. Soner,
(92649219)

6:30 p.m.
Motion of a closed interface by minus the surface Laplacian of curvature
Sergio A. Alvarez,
Chun Liu*, CMU/UGA
(92635185)

Friday October 17, 1997, 3:00 p.m.5:45 p.m.
Special Session on Applications of Symbolic Computation to Differential Equations, I
Room 270, Skiles Classroom Building
Organizers:
James Herod, Georgia Tech herod@math.gatech.edu
Maria Clara Nucci, University of Perugia, Italy nucci@unipg.it

3:00 p.m.
Predicting the Existence of Limits of Solutions to ODEs with a Quadratic Nonlinearity
Timothy G Howard*, Columbus State University
(92634240)

4:00 p.m.
Using Symbolic Manipulation to Find Approximate Solutions
T. D. Morley*, Georgia Tech
(92635135)

5:00 p.m.
Theory and Application of Boundary Value Problems for ODEs
Douglas B. Meade*, University of South Carolina
(92698210)
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