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

Associate secretaries:
William A Harris, Jr, AMS wharris@math.usc.edu

Special Session on Geometric Methods in Mathematical Physics

  • Saturday April 19, 1997, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Geometric Methods in Mathematical Physics, I

    Room 109, Strand Agricultural Hall
    Organizers:
    Juha Pohjanpelto, Oregon State University juha@math.orst.edu

    • 8:00 a.m.
      Some Global Properties of Vacuum Spacetimes with $U(1)xU(1)$Isometry
      James A. Isenberg*, University of Oregon
      (921-83-171)
    • 8:25 a.m.
      Differential Invariants and Moving Frames
      Mark E. Fels*, University of Minnesota
      Peter J. Olver, University of Minnesota
      (921-58-86)
    • 8:50 a.m.
      Conservation laws of hyperbolic Monge-Ampere systems
      Lucas Hsu*, University of Arizona
      (921-53-137)
    • 9:15 a.m.
      Characteristic Lagrangians and Local Obstructions to GlobalExistence Problems in Differential Geometry
      Ian M. Anderson*, Utah State University
      Mark E. Fels, University of Minnesota
      (921-58-112)
    • 9:40 a.m.
      Direct construction of conservation laws from field equations
      Stephen C Anco, University of British Columbia
      George W Bluman*, University of British Columbia
      (921-35-73)
    • 10:05 a.m.
      The multi-dimensional Darboux transformation.
      Niky Kamran*, McGill University
      (921-58-162)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Symmetries, conservation laws, and variational principles forvector field theories
      Ian M. Anderson, Utah State University
      Juha Pohjanpelto*, Oregon State University
      (921-58-104)
  • Saturday April 19, 1997, 4:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
    Special Session on Geometric Methods in Mathematical Physics, II

    Room 109, Strand Agricultural Hall
    Organizers:
    Juha Pohjanpelto, Oregon State University juha@math.orst.edu

    • 4:15 p.m.
      Continuum Solitons and Matrix Integrals
      Motohico Mulase*, University of California, Davis
      (921-58-124)
    • 4:40 p.m.
      Particle motion in classical field theories
      David M Stuart*, IHES, Le Bois Marie, France
      (921-35-168)
    • 5:05 p.m.
      Oscillatory phenomena and complex dimensions of fractal strings, with applications to the critical zeros of the Riemann zeta-function
      Michel L. Lapidus*, University of California, Riverside
      (921-58-172)
    • 5:30 p.m.
      Asymptotic conservation laws in classical field theory
      Charles Torre*, Utah State University.
      (921-83-174)
    • 5:55 p.m.
      Degenerate solutions of general relativity from 2-dimensional topological field theory
      John C. Baez*, University of California, Riverside
      (921-83-49)
  • Sunday April 20, 1997, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Geometric Methods in Mathematical Physics, III

    Room 109, Strand Agricultural Hall
    Organizers:
    Juha Pohjanpelto, Oregon State University juha@math.orst.edu

    • 8:00 a.m.
      The braid group, periodic orbits, and the planar N-body problem
      Richard W. Montgomery*, University of California, Santa Cruz
      (921-58-31)
    • 8:25 a.m.
      Group Drift over the Ergodic Domains and Attractors
      Serge Preston*, Portland State University, Portland, OR
      (921-70-122)
    • 8:50 a.m.
      Reduction by stages
      Tudor S Ratiu*, University of California, Santa Cruz
      (921-58-158)
    • 9:15 a.m.
      Periodic orbits of Hamiltonian systems and dynamics in magnetic fields
      Viktor L. Ginzburg*, University of California, Santa Cruz
      (921-58-114)
    • 9:40 a.m.
      Hamiltonian reduction of Einstein's equations of general relativity
      Arthur E. Fischer*, University of California, Santa Cruz
      Vincent Moncrief, Yale University
      (921-83-166)
    • 10:05 a.m.
      A Conformal Mapping Problem Arising in String Theory.
      Jeff Rabin*, University of California, San Diego.
      (921-81-155)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Homological vector fields and their applications
      Arkady Vaintrob*, New Mexico State University and Brigham Young University
      (921-58-46)
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