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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
Special Session on Discrete Conformal Geometry

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)

Saturday October 18, 1997, 8:20 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Discrete Conformal Geometry, II
Room 243, Skiles Classroom Building
Organizers:
Philip Lee Bowers, Florida State University bowers@math.fsu.edu

8:20 a.m.
Aperiodic tiling
Charles Radin*,
(92651147)

9:00 a.m.
A Conformal Generalization of the Pinwheel Tiling
Lorenzo A Sadun*,
(92651110)

9:40 a.m.
Conformality of rotationally invariant finite subdivision rules
James W Cannon,
William J Floyd*,
Walter R Parry,
(92630119)

10:20 a.m.
Galois actions on maps on Riemann surfaces
Gareth A. Jones*, University of Southampton
(92651166)

Saturday October 18, 1997, 2:30 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Discrete Conformal Geometry, III
Room 243, Skiles Classroom Building
Organizers:
Philip Lee Bowers, Florida State University bowers@math.fsu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Pleating structures for quasifuchsian space of once punctured tori
Linda Keen*, CUNY
Caroline Series,
(92632126)

3:10 p.m.
Towers of Riemann surfaces and virtual automorphisms of fundamental groups.
Subhashis Nag*, Cornell University {\it and} The Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
(9263061)

3:50 p.m.
Superrigidity of the mapping class group
Howard Masur*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Benson Farb, University of Chicago
(92657257)

4:30 p.m.
Geometry and combinatorics of curves on surfaces
Yair N Minsky*, SUNY at Stony Brook
(92657206)

5:10 p.m.
Geometry of some protein configurations.
J. R. Quine*, Florida State University
(92651261)

5:50 p.m.
Real analytic variation of moduli of ring domains
Clifford J. Earle*, Cornell University
(92630142)

Sunday October 19, 1997, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Discrete Conformal Geometry, IV
Room 243, Skiles Classroom Building
Organizers:
Philip Lee Bowers, Florida State University bowers@math.fsu.edu

9:00 a.m.
On symmetries of hyperbolic 3manifolds
Albert Marden*,
(92651209)

9:40 a.m.
Ramanujan partition identities
Hershel M. Farkas, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Irwin Kra*,
(92630111)

10:20 a.m.
Multi dimensional Theta identities
Yaacov Kopeliovich*,
(92630116)
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