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1997 Spring Western Sectional Meeting
Corvallis, OR, April 19-20, 1997
Meeting #921

Associate secretaries:
William A Harris, Jr, AMS

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
    Judith M. Arms, University of Washington
    John V. Leahy, University of Oregon

    • 8:00 a.m.
      Minimal Legendrian Tangles
      Lisa M. Traynor*, Bryn Mawr College
    • 8:25 a.m.
      Moduli Spaces of stable Polygons and Symplectic Structures on $\overline{\cal M}_{0,n}$
      Yi Hu*, University of California, Berkeley
    • 8:50 a.m.
      Cohomology of Jacobi Algebras
      Ann M. Ritchey*, University of Oregon
    • 9:15 a.m.
      Equivariant moment maps for Poisson Lie groups
      Viktor L. Ginzburg*, University of California, Santa Cruz
    • 9:40 a.m.
      Spectral geometry of Hopf fibrations
      Peter B. Gilkey, University of Oregon
      John V. Leahy*, University of Oregon
      Jeong-Hyeong Park,
    • 10:05 a.m.
      Integrable convex billiard tables and conjugate points
      Edoh Y. Amiran*, Western Washington University
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Stacked Lagrange tops and multi-component systems
      Debra K Lewis*, University of California at Santa Cruz
  • Saturday April 19, 1997, 3:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m.
    Special Session on Geometric Mechanics, II

    Room 106, Strand Agricultural Hall
    Judith M. Arms, University of Washington
    John V. Leahy, University of Oregon

    • 3:00 p.m.
      A Lie algebraic generalization of the Mumford system, its symmetries and its multi-Hamiltonian structure
      Pol Vanhaecke*, University of California, Davis
      Marco Pedroni, Universita di Genova, Italy
    • 3:25 p.m.
      On Quantizing $T^*\!S^1$
      Mark J. Gotay*, University of Hawai`i
    • 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
    • 4:15 p.m.
      Some new results in the reduction of Hamiltonian systems withsymmetry.
      Juan-Pablo Ortega*, University of California-Santa Cruz
    • 4:40 p.m.
      On the stability of relative equilibria
      Eugene M Lerman*, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • 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
    • 5:30 p.m.
      The mechanical connection and the complexified group action
      Judith M. Arms*, University of Washington