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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 and Combinatorial Geometry

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)

Saturday October 18, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Discrete and Combinatorial Geometry, II
Room 246, Skiles Classroom Building
Organizers:
Andr\'as Bezdek, Auburn University bezdean@mail.auburn.edu
Wlodzimierz Kuperberg, Auburn University kuperwl@mail.auburn.edu

8:00 a.m.
Covering the greatest part of a convex disc by congruent circles
G\'abor Fejes T\'oth*,
(92652223)

8:30 a.m.
On Some Problems and Results in Combinatorial Geometry.
Zolt\'an F\"uredi*, University of Illinois, Urbana, and Hungarian Academy of Sciences,
(92652295)

9:00 a.m.
Sphere Packings, V
Samuel P Ferguson*,
(92651196)

9:30 a.m.
Computers and Sphere Packings
Thomas C Hales*, University of Michigan
(92652287)

10:00 a.m.
Minimum limited snakes
Heiko Harborth*, Technische Universit\"at Braunschweig
(9265258)

10:30 a.m.
The Gr\"unbaumDress Polyhedra
Egon Schulte*, Northeastern University
(92651118)

Saturday October 18, 1997, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Discrete and Combinatorial Geometry, III
Room 246, Skiles Classroom Building
Organizers:
Andr\'as Bezdek, Auburn University bezdean@mail.auburn.edu
Wlodzimierz Kuperberg, Auburn University kuperwl@mail.auburn.edu

2:30 p.m.
Geometry of polygons
Branko Gr\"unbaum*, University of Washington
(92651115)

3:00 p.m.
Loose Ends in Knot Theory.
Jeffrey C Lagarias*, AT&T LabsResearch
(92657213)

3:30 p.m.
The construction of Grassmannian packings and quantum codes from orthogonal geometry.
Neil J. A. Sloane*, AT&T LabsResearch
(92651290)

4:00 p.m.
Exponential lower bound for the translative kissing numbers of $d$dimensional convex bodies
Istvan Talata*, Department of Mathematics, Auburn University
(92652218)

4:30 p.m.
Sphere Packings, Crystal and Quasicrystal Growth
Wills M. Joerg*,
(9265281)

5:00 p.m.
Critical points on convex surfaces
Tudor Zamfirescu*, University of Dortmund
(92652146)
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