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1997 Spring Western Sectional Meeting
Corvallis, OR, April 1920, 1997
Meeting #921
Associate secretaries:
William A Harris, Jr, AMS
wharris@math.usc.edu
Special Session on Geometric Mechanics

Saturday April 19, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Mechanics, I
Room 106, Strand Agricultural Hall
Organizers:
Judith M. Arms, University of Washington arms@math.washington.edu
John V. Leahy, University of Oregon leahy@math.uoregon.edu

8:00 a.m.
Minimal Legendrian Tangles
Lisa M. Traynor*, Bryn Mawr College
(9215388)

8:25 a.m.
Moduli Spaces of stable Polygons and Symplectic Structures on $\overline{\cal M}_{0,n}$
Yi Hu*, University of California, Berkeley
(92157144)

8:50 a.m.
Cohomology of Jacobi Algebras
Ann M. Ritchey*, University of Oregon
(92158161)

9:15 a.m.
Equivariant moment maps for Poisson Lie groups
Viktor L. Ginzburg*, University of California, Santa Cruz
(92158115)

9:40 a.m.
Spectral geometry of Hopf fibrations
Peter B. Gilkey, University of Oregon
John V. Leahy*, University of Oregon
JeongHyeong Park,
(92158156)

10:05 a.m.
Integrable convex billiard tables and conjugate points
Edoh Y. Amiran*, Western Washington University
(9215847)

10:30 a.m.
Stacked Lagrange tops and multicomponent systems
Debra K Lewis*, University of California at Santa Cruz
(92170120)

Saturday April 19, 1997, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Mechanics, II
Room 106, Strand Agricultural Hall
Organizers:
Judith M. Arms, University of Washington arms@math.washington.edu
John V. Leahy, University of Oregon leahy@math.uoregon.edu

3:00 p.m.
A Lie algebraic generalization of the Mumford system, its symmetries and its multiHamiltonian structure
Pol Vanhaecke*, University of California, Davis
Marco Pedroni, Universita di Genova, Italy
(92158121)

3:25 p.m.
On Quantizing $T^*\!S^1$
Mark J. Gotay*, University of Hawai`i
(9218162)

3:50 p.m.
Spin$^c$ quantization
Ana Canas da Silva*, University of California, Berkeley and Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
Yael Karshon, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Susan Tolman, Princeton University
(92153106)

4:15 p.m.
Some new results in the reduction of Hamiltonian systems withsymmetry.
JuanPablo Ortega*, University of CaliforniaSanta Cruz
(9217056)

4:40 p.m.
On the stability of relative equilibria
Eugene M Lerman*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(9215833)

5:05 p.m.
Symmetry Reduction of Variational Bicomplexes and the Principleof Symmetric Criticality.
Ian M. Anderson*, Utah State University
Mark E. Fels, University of Minnesota
(92158111)

5:30 p.m.
The mechanical connection and the complexified group action
Judith M. Arms*, University of Washington
(92170149)
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