AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Special Session
Current as of Tuesday, April 12, 2005 15:09:49
1998 Spring Western Section Meeting
Davis, CA, April 2526, 1998
Meeting #934
Associate secretaries: Robert J Daverman, AMS daverman@math.utk.edu
Special Session on The Geometry and Topology of 3manifolds

Saturday April 25, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on The Geometry and Topology of 3manifolds, I
Room 1, Wellman Hall
Organizers:
Dmitry Fuchs, University of California, Davis fuchs@math.ucdavis.edu
Joel Hass, University of California, Davis hass@math.ucdavis.edu
Ramin Naimi, University of California, Davis naimi@math.ucdavis.edu
William Thurston, University of California, Davis wpt@math.ucdavis.edu

9:00 a.m.
Genuine laminations and group negative curvature.
David Gabai, Caltech
William H Kazez*, University of Georgia
(9345797) 
9:30 a.m.
Foliations with good geometry.
Sergio R Fenley*, Washington University
(9345772) 
10:00 a.m.
Perturbing Finite Depth Foliations.
Rachel Roberts*, Washington University
(93457111) 
10:30 a.m.
The orbifold theorem.
Daryl Cooper, University of California, Santa Barbara
Craig D. Hodgson, University of Melbourne
Steven P. Kerckhoff*, Stanford University
(93457105)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday April 25, 1998, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on The Geometry and Topology of 3manifolds, II
Room 1, Wellman Hall
Organizers:
Dmitry Fuchs, University of California, Davis fuchs@math.ucdavis.edu
Joel Hass, University of California, Davis hass@math.ucdavis.edu
Ramin Naimi, University of California, Davis naimi@math.ucdavis.edu
William Thurston, University of California, Davis wpt@math.ucdavis.edu

3:00 p.m.
Tilings.
Alberto Candel*, Caltech
(93451147) 
3:30 p.m.
Kleinian length functions and the complex of curves.
Yair N Minsky*, SUNY at Stony Brook
(9345780) 
4:00 p.m.
Canonical genus, free genus, and volume.
Mark Brittenham*, University of North Texas
(9345769) 
4:30 p.m.
Foliation cones.
John Cantwell*, Saint Louis University
Lawrence Conlon, Washington University
(9345706) 
5:00 p.m.
Harmonic measures on hyperbolic laminations .
Vadim Kaimanovich, Universite de Rennes
Mikhail Lyubich*, SUNY at Stony Brook
(9345199)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday April 26, 1998, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on The Geometry and Topology of 3manifolds, III
Room 1, Wellman Hall
Organizers:
Dmitry Fuchs, University of California, Davis fuchs@math.ucdavis.edu
Joel Hass, University of California, Davis hass@math.ucdavis.edu
Ramin Naimi, University of California, Davis naimi@math.ucdavis.edu
William Thurston, University of California, Davis wpt@math.ucdavis.edu

8:30 a.m.
Geometric knot spaces and minimal stick numbers .
Jorge Alberto Calvo*, UCSB
(93457116) 
9:00 a.m.
Essential Laminations and Kneser Normal Form.
David Gabai*, Caltech
(93457118) 
9:30 a.m.
Algorithms in the Dehn surgery space.
William Jaco, Oklahoma State University
Eric Sedgwick*, Oklahoma State University
(93457104) 
10:00 a.m.
Some Surface Subgroups Survive Surgery.
Daryl Cooper*, UCSB
Darren Long, UCSB
(9345723) 
10:30 a.m.
Orientations in contact homology.
Yakov Eliashberg*, Stanford University
(93457115)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday April 26, 1998, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on The Geometry and Topology of 3manifolds, IV
Room 1, Wellman Hall
Organizers:
Dmitry Fuchs, University of California, Davis fuchs@math.ucdavis.edu
Joel Hass, University of California, Davis hass@math.ucdavis.edu
Ramin Naimi, University of California, Davis naimi@math.ucdavis.edu
William Thurston, University of California, Davis wpt@math.ucdavis.edu

3:00 p.m.
Intrinsically chiral graphs.
Erica L Flapan*, Pomona College
(9345767) 
3:30 p.m.
Heegaard splittings of solvmanifolds.
Daryl Cooper, Mathematics Department, U. C. Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Martin Scharlemann*, Mathematics Department, U. C. Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
(9345774) 
4:00 p.m.
Multivariable Alexander polynomial and solvable Lie algebras.
Arkady Vaintrob*, New Mexico State University
(93457130) 
4:30 p.m.
Bounds for ThurstonBennequin numbers of Legendrian links from state models for knot polynomials.
Sergei Tabachnikov*, University of Arkansas
(93457128) 
5:00 p.m.
The geodesic core of a subgroup.
Rita Gitik*, MSRI
(9342085)

3:00 p.m.