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1998 Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting
Louisville, KY, March 2021, 1998
Meeting #931
Associate secretaries:
Robert J Daverman, AMS
daverman@math.utk.edu
Special Session on LowDimensional Topology

Friday March 20, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on LowDimensional Topology, I
Room 161, Burhans Hall
Organizers:
Abigail A. Thompson, University of California, Davis thompson@math.ucdavis.edu
Martin Scharlemann, University of Califronia, Santa Barbara mgscharl@math.ucsb.edu

9:00 a.m.
Arnoldtype invariants of curves on surfaces and homotopy groups of the space of curves.
Vladimir V Tchernov*, Uppsala University, Sweden
(9315787)

9:30 a.m.
Infinite Coxeter groups are virtually indicable.
D Cooper, UC Santa Barbara
D D Long*, UC Santa Barbara
A W Reid, UT Austin
(9315713)

10:00 a.m.
Invariants of Heegaard Splittings.
Doug Bullock, Boise State University
Charles Frohman*, The University of Iowa
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska, Boise State University
(9315784)

10:30 a.m.
Almost Normal Surfaces with Boundary in 3Manifolds .
Michelle M Stocking*, University of Texas, Austin
(9315740)

Friday March 20, 1998, 2:45 p.m.5:05 p.m.
Special Session on LowDimensional Topology, II
Room 161, Burhans Hall
Organizers:
Abigail A. Thompson, University of California, Davis thompson@math.ucdavis.edu
Martin Scharlemann, University of Califronia, Santa Barbara mgscharl@math.ucsb.edu

2:45 p.m.
Alternating Graphs.
Colin Adams*, Williams College
(93157198)

3:15 p.m.
A survey of symmetric knots.
Morwen B Thistlethwaite*, University of Tennessee
(9315786)

3:45 p.m.
TwoGenerator Satellite Links.
Steven A Bleiler, Portland State University
Amelia C Jones*, Vassar College
(9315767)

4:15 p.m.
Crossing number of thick knots.
Jonathan K Simon*, University of Iowa
Gregory R Buck, St. Anselm College
(9315717)

4:45 p.m.
Pseudofree group actions on $S^2 x S^2$.
Michael P McCooey*, Indiana University, Bloomington
(93157344)

Saturday March 21, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on LowDimensional Topology, III
Room 161, Burhans Hall
Organizers:
Abigail A. Thompson, University of California, Davis thompson@math.ucdavis.edu
Martin Scharlemann, University of Califronia, Santa Barbara mgscharl@math.ucsb.edu

9:00 a.m.
Torsion in the Kauffman bracket skein module of a 3manifold and use of a homology group and hyperbolic structure in torsion detection.
J\'ozef H Przytycki*, George Washington University
(9315764)

9:30 a.m.
Examples of foliation cones.
John Cantwell*, Saint Louis University
Lawrence Conlon, Washington University
(9315721)

10:00 a.m.
Genuine laminations and group negative curvature.
William H. Kazez*, University of Georgia
David Gabai, California Insitute of Technology
(9315710)

10:30 a.m.
Small Seifert group actions on R .
Rachel Roberts*, Washington University
Melanie Stein, Trinity College
(9315745)

Saturday March 21, 1998, 2:45 p.m.5:05 p.m.
Special Session on LowDimensional Topology, IV
Room 161, Burhans Hall
Organizers:
Abigail A. Thompson, University of California, Davis thompson@math.ucdavis.edu
Martin Scharlemann, University of Califronia, Santa Barbara mgscharl@math.ucsb.edu

2:45 p.m.
Counting annuli and tori.
Martin G Scharlemann, UCSB
Jennifer C Schultens*, Emory University
(9315716)

3:15 p.m.
Annular and boundary reducing Dehn fillings.
Cameron McA. Gordon*, The University of Texas at Austin
YingQing Wu, University of Iowa
(9315782)

3:45 p.m.
Extension of incompressible surfaces on the boundary of 3manifolds.
Michael Freedman, UCSD
Hugh Howards, UCSD
YingQing Wu*, University of Iowa
(9315781)

4:15 p.m.
Heegaard diagrams and handlebody groups.
Feng Luo*, Dept. of Math., Rutgers Univ.
(9315773)

4:45 p.m.
Proof of Arnold's Conjectures About Plane Curves With Double Points.
Chenghui Luo*, Fraunhofer CRCG, Inc.
(9315511)
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