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1997 Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting
Montreal, Quebec Canada, September 2628, 1997
Meeting #924
Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS
lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Special Session on Symplectic Geometry and Differential Topology

Friday September 26, 1997, 9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Special Session on Symplectic Geometry and Differential Topology, I
Room B4260, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant
Organizers:
Jacques C. Hurtubise, McGill University hurtubise@math.mcgill.ca
Lisa Claire Jeffrey, McGill University jeffrey@math.mcgill.edu
Francois Lalonde, University of Quebec at Montreal flalonde@math.uqam.ca

9:00 a.m.
BottSamelson Geometry of GelfandCetlin Bases
Michael D. Grossberg*,
Miljenko Zabcic,
(92414259)

9:40 a.m.
Hamiltonian Circle Actions on FourDimensional Symplectic Orbifolds
Stephanie Frank Singer*, Haverford College
Janet Talvacchia, Swarthmore College
(92458201)

10:20 a.m.
Discrete Abelian ChernSimmons TQFT via Whitney Forms and Finite Element Discretizations
P. Robert Kotiuga*, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University
(9245760)

11:00 a.m.
Hamiltonian Structure of Isomonodromic Deformations
John Harnad*, Concordia & CRM
(9245888)

Friday September 26, 1997, 2:00 p.m.5:10 p.m.
Special Session on Symplectic Geometry and Differential Topology, II
Room B4260, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant
Organizers:
Jacques C. Hurtubise, McGill University hurtubise@math.mcgill.ca
Lisa Claire Jeffrey, McGill University jeffrey@math.mcgill.edu
Francois Lalonde, University of Quebec at Montreal flalonde@math.uqam.ca

2:00 p.m.
On the Caratheodory conjecture
Janna Nikolaeva*, Institute of Applied Physics, Moldova
(92458273)

2:40 p.m.
On the quantum cohmology rings of Fano toric manifolds
Jeffrey Ho*, University of Illinois
(92453213)

3:20 p.m.
Incompatible Poisson structures.
Oleg I. Bogoyavlenskij*, Queen's University
(92458121)

4:00 p.m.
A Theorem on Lagrangian Intersections and applications to the principle of minimal action.
Daniel C. Offin*, Queens University
(9245845)

4:40 p.m.
CalabiYau and SeibergWitten integrable systems
Ron Y Donagi*, UPenn
(92414266)

Saturday September 27, 1997, 8:20 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Symplectic Geometry and Differential Topology, III
Room 240, Z Wing, Pavillon Principal de l'Universit\'e de Montr\'eal
Organizers:
Jacques C. Hurtubise, McGill University hurtubise@math.mcgill.ca
Lisa Claire Jeffrey, McGill University jeffrey@math.mcgill.edu
Francois Lalonde, University of Quebec at Montreal flalonde@math.uqam.ca

8:20 a.m.
Genus zero moduli space as a ``difference" of toric varieties
Allen I Knutson*,
JeanClaude Hausmann,
(92453295)

9:00 a.m.
Symplectic crosssections and the equivariant index theorem
Reyer Sjamaar*,
(9245880)

9:40 a.m.
Moduli spaces of flat connections and fusion
Christopher T Woodward*, Harvard University
(92453272)

10:20 a.m.
Cobordism and moduli spaces of flat connections on 2manifolds
Eckhard Meinrenken*, MIT
(92453190)

Saturday September 27, 1997, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Symplectic Geometry and Differential Topology, IV
Room 240, Z Wing, Pavillon Principal de l'Universit\'e de Montr\'eal
Organizers:
Jacques C. Hurtubise, McGill University hurtubise@math.mcgill.ca
Lisa Claire Jeffrey, McGill University jeffrey@math.mcgill.edu
Francois Lalonde, University of Quebec at Montreal flalonde@math.uqam.ca

2:30 p.m.
Relative equilibria at singular points of the moment map
Eugene Lerman*,
(92458111)

3:10 p.m.
Floer Homology and Arnold Conjecture
Gang Liu*,
Gang Tian,
(92453211)

3:50 p.m.
The topology of the symplectomorphism group of $S^2\times S^2$
Dusa McDuff*, SUNY at Stony Brook
Miguel Abreu,
(92458299)

4:30 p.m.
Contact homology
Yakov Eliashberg*, Stanford University
(92453305)

Sunday September 28, 1997, 8:20 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Symplectic Geometry and Differential Topology, V
Room 240, Z Wing, Pavillon Principal de l'Universit\'e de Montr\'eal
Organizers:
Jacques C. Hurtubise, McGill University hurtubise@math.mcgill.ca
Lisa Claire Jeffrey, McGill University jeffrey@math.mcgill.edu
Francois Lalonde, University of Quebec at Montreal flalonde@math.uqam.ca

8:20 a.m.
Index of contact transformations
David Borthwick,
Ana Canas da Silva*,
Alan Weinstein,
(92453229)

9:00 a.m.
Exotic components of $F$ theory moduli spaces
Ludmil V Katzarkov, UC Irvine
Tony G Pantev*, University of Pennsylvania
(92414283)

9:40 a.m.
On a formula of Goresky, Kottwitz and MacPherson
Susan Tolman*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(92458289)

10:20 a.m.
On the cohomology rings of symplectic quotients
Jonathan Weitsman*, University of California
(92458292)

Sunday September 28, 1997, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Symplectic Geometry and Differential Topology, VI
Room 240, Z Wing, Pavillon Principal de l'Universit\'e de Montr\'eal
Organizers:
Jacques C. Hurtubise, McGill University hurtubise@math.mcgill.ca
Lisa Claire Jeffrey, McGill University jeffrey@math.mcgill.edu
Francois Lalonde, University of Quebec at Montreal flalonde@math.uqam.ca

2:30 p.m.
Contact structures, Stein manifolds and SeibergWitten invariants
Gordana Matic*, University of Georgia
Paolo Lisca, University of Pisa, Italy
(92458294)

3:10 p.m.
Null sets of HoferZehnder capacity
Tadashi F. Tokieda*,
(92453287)

3:50 p.m.
Moduli spaces of holomorphic bundles and the Verlinde formula
Lisa Claire Jeffrey*, McGill University
(92458276)

4:30 p.m.
Framed parabolic bundles
Jacques Hurtubise*, McGill University
Lisa Jeffrey, McGill University
(92414293)
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