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1998 Spring Western Section Meeting
Davis, CA, April 2526, 1998
Meeting #934
Associate secretaries:
Robert J Daverman, AMS
daverman@math.utk.edu
Sunday April 26, 1998

Sunday April 26, 1998, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Meetings Registration
Lounge, Wellman Hall

Sunday April 26, 1998, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Lounge, Wellman Hall

Sunday April 26, 1998, 8:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Dynamical Systems and Mathematical Physics, III
Room 226, Wellman Hall
Organizers:
Motohico Mulase, University of California, Davis mulase@math.ucdavis.edu
Bruno L Nachtergaele, University of California, Davis bxn@math.ucdavis.edu

8:30 a.m.
Stochastic Ising Models at Zero Temperature.
Charles M. Newman*, New York University
(9348265)

9:15 a.m.
On the temperature zero limit in manyfermion systems.
Joel Feldman, UBC, Vancouver
Horst Kn\"{o}rrer, ETH Zurich
Manfred Salmhofer*, ETH Zurich
Eugene Trubowitz, ETH Zurich
(9348298)

9:40 a.m.
Internal DLA and the Stefan problem.
Janko Gravner, University of California, Davis
Jeremy Quastel*, University of Toronto
(9346086)

10:25 a.m.
Magnetic isoperimetric inequality and Lifschitz tail.
Laszlo Erdos*, Courant Institute, NYU
(9345876)

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)

Sunday April 26, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on C*algebras and Dynamics, III
Room 202, Wellman Hall
Organizers:
Jerry Kaminker, Indiana UnivPurdue Univ at Indianapolis kaminker@math.iupui.edu
Ian Fraser Putnam, University of Victoria putnam@math.uvic.ca
Jack Spielberg, Arizona State University jss@math.la.asu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Amenable C*algebras.
George A Elliott*, University of Toronto, University of Copenhagen, Fields Institute
(93447144)

9:30 a.m.
Duality for an expansive automorphism of a compact connected abelian group.
Jerry Kaminker, IUPUI
Ian Putnam, U. Victoria
Jack Spielberg*, Arizona State U.
(93446149)

10:00 a.m.
Transverse Groupoids.
Jerome Kaminker*, IUPUI
Ian Putnam, University of Victoria
(93446150)

10:30 a.m.
Order on the Ktheory of C*algebras of minimal homeomorphisms.
N.\ Christopher Phillips*, University of Oregon and Purdue University
(93446122)

Sunday April 26, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Dualities in Mathematics and Physics, III
Room 216, Wellman Hall
Organizers:
Edward Frenkel, University of California, Berkeley frenkel@math.berkeley.edu
Nicolai Reshetikhin, University of California, Berkeley reshetik@math.berkeley.edu

9:00 a.m.
Nonlinear Serre duality .
Alexander B Givental*, UC Berkeley
(9341458)

9:40 a.m.
Modular forms and the enumerative geometry of K3 and Abelian surfaces.
Jim A Bryan*, Univ. of Cal., Berkeley
Conan Leung, Univ. of Minnesota
(9341433)

10:20 a.m.
Homological mirror conjecture for elliptic curves.
Alexander Polishchuk*, Harvard University
Eric Zaslow, Harvard University
(9341410)

Sunday April 26, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Analysis, III
Room 119, Wellman Hall
Organizers:
Chikako Mese, University of Southern California mese@math.usc.edu
Richard M. Schoen, Stanford University schoen@gauss.stanford.edu

9:00 a.m.
Mathematical Aspects of Soap Films.
Brian White*, Math Dept, Stanford University
Jordan Drachman, Stanford University Math Dept
(93453131)

9:30 a.m.
Conformally invariant fourth order equations.
Paul Yang*, Univ. of Southern California
(93458123)

10:00 a.m.
Manifolds of nonpositive curvature and their ideal boundaries.
Bruce Kleiner*, Univ. of Utah
(93451138)

10:30 a.m.
Reduction from instantons to holomorphic curves.
Jingyi Chen*, UBC
(93453132)

Sunday April 26, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Biology, I
Room 115, Wellman Hall
Organizers:
Alexander Isaak Mogilner, University of California, Davis mogilner@math.ucdavis.edu

8:50 a.m.
Discussion  Introduction

9:00 a.m.
Energy transduction in ATP synthase.
Hong Yun Wang*, University of California
(9349261)

9:30 a.m.
Modeling celfcentering activity of cytoplasm.
Alex Mogilner*, University of California
(9349242)

10:00 a.m.
Pattern formation induced by attractive diffusing and nondiffusing media.
Angela Stevens*, Stanford University
(9349244)

10:30 a.m.
Urn models, replicator processes and genetic drift
Sebastian Schreiber*, Western Washington Univ.
(9349243)

Sunday April 26, 1998, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Analysis, V
Room 6, Wellman Hall
Organizers:
John K. Hunter, University of California, Davis hunter@math.ucdavis.edu
Blake Temple, University of California, Davis temple@itd.ucdavis.edu

9:00 a.m.
The zeroMach limit of compressible NavierStokes flows.
David C Hoff*, Indiana University
(9347683)

9:30 a.m.
ParticleLike Solutions of the EinsteinDirac Equations .
Felix Finster*, Harvard University
Joel Smoller, University of Michigan
ShingTung Yau, Harvard University
(9348336)

10:00 a.m.
Solutions of the Einstein Yang Mills equations.
Arthur G Wasserman*, U. of Michigan
(9348384)

10:30 a.m.
Fluid flows in nonsmooth domains.
Michael E. Taylor*, Univ. of North Carolina
(9343520)

Sunday April 26, 1998, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Analysis, VI
Room 26, Wellman Hall
Organizers:
John K. Hunter, University of California, Davis hunter@math.ucdavis.edu
Blake Temple, University of California, Davis temple@itd.ucdavis.edu

9:00 a.m.
Bubbly Flows, Globally Coupled Oscillators, and Landau Damping.
Peter Smereka*, University of Michigan
(9347016)

9:30 a.m.
TimeIndependent Bounds on Spherically Symmetric Solutions of the Relativistic Euler equations on NonFlat Spacetimes.
Jeffrey M Groah*, La Sierra University
(93435154)

10:00 a.m.
Beyond Painlev\'e Equations: DarbouxHalphen Systems.
Mark J. Ablowitz, University of Colorado
Sarbarish Chakravarty, University of New South Wales
Rodney G. Halburd*, University of Colorado
(93434120)

10:30 a.m.
The Onset of Chaos in Vortex Sheet RollUp.
Robert Krasny*, University of Michigan
Monika Nitsche, Tufts University
(9347630)

Sunday April 26, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Random Fields and Stochastic Partial Differential Equations, I
Room 233, Wellman Hall
Organizers:
Arthur J. Krener, University of California, Davis ajkrener@ucdavis.edu
Boris Rozovsky, University of Southern California rozovsky@cams.usc.edu

9:00 a.m.
Reciprocal Diffusions in Flat Space.
Arthur J Krener*, University of California, Davis
(93460142)

9:30 a.m.
Exponential Stability for Zakai's SPDE.
Ofer Zeitouni*, Technion
(93460140)

10:00 a.m.
Processes Reciprocal in Space and Markov in Time.
Ram Vendatham*, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
(93460141)

10:30 a.m.
Representations for Functionals of Hilbert Space Valued.
Amarjit Budhiraja*, Brown University
(93460151)

Sunday April 26, 1998, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Invited Address
Wiener chaos and stochastic PDE's.
Room 1100, Social Sciences Building
Boris Rozovsky*, University of Southern California
(9346003)

Sunday April 26, 1998, 1:50 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Invited Address
Threemanifolds, foliations and circles.
Room 1100, Social Sciences Building
William Thurston*, University of California, Davis

Sunday April 26, 1998, 3:00 p.m.5:35 p.m.
Special Session on Dualities in Mathematics and Physics, IV
Room 216, Wellman Hall
Organizers:
Edward Frenkel, University of California, Berkeley frenkel@math.berkeley.edu
Nicolai Reshetikhin, University of California, Berkeley reshetik@math.berkeley.edu

3:00 p.m.
A Geometric Approach to Equations of KdV Type.
David BenZvi*, Harvard University
Edward Frenkel, U.C. Berkeley
(9342257)

3:40 p.m.
Meromorphic tensor categories.
Yan Soibelman*, Kansas State University
(9342234)

4:20 p.m.
Noncommutative analogue of Nahm transform.
Alexander Astashkevich*, Math Dept, University of California at Davis
Nikita Nekrasov, Lyman Laboratory of Physics, Harvard University
Albert Schwarz, Math Dept, University of California at Davis
(93481148)

5:00 p.m.
Semiinfinite cohomology and superconformal algebras.
Elena Poletaeva*, Univetsity of Lund
(9341766)

Sunday April 26, 1998, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Dynamical Systems and Mathematical Physics, IV
Room 226, Wellman Hall
Organizers:
Motohico Mulase, University of California, Davis mulase@math.ucdavis.edu
Bruno L Nachtergaele, University of California, Davis bxn@math.ucdavis.edu

3:00 p.m.
Fourier duality for twisted Dmodules.
Alexander Polishchuk*, Harvard University
Mitchell Rothstein, University of Georgia, Athens
(9341409)

3:30 p.m.
On axiomatics of asymmetric superconformal field theories.
Anatoly V. Konechny*, University of California Davis
(9348196)

4:00 p.m.
Infinite Grassmannian and Toda Lattices.
Maarten J Bergvelt*, Department of Mathematics, UIUC
(9345887)

4:30 p.m.
The Ubiquitous Dirac Monopole.
Gregory L Naber*, California State Univ
(9349977)

Sunday April 26, 1998, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Analysis, IV
Room 119, Wellman Hall
Organizers:
Chikako Mese, University of Southern California mese@math.usc.edu
Richard M. Schoen, Stanford University schoen@gauss.stanford.edu

3:00 p.m.
A general gluing construction for constant mean curvature surfaces.
Rafe Mazzeo, Stanford University
Frank Pacard, Unversit\' e Paris X11
Daniel Pollack*, University of Washington
(93453102)

3:30 p.m.
Existence of Covariant PseudoDifferential Operators.
Edith A Mooers*, UCLA
(9345893)

4:00 p.m.
Christoffel's Problem Revisited.
George I Kamberov*, Washington University
(9345311)

4:30 p.m.
Harmonic closetoconvex mappings.
Jay M Jahangiri*, Kent State University
Herb Silverman, College of Charleston
(9343026)

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)

Sunday April 26, 1998, 3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Biology, II
Room 115, Wellman Hall
Organizers:
Alexander Isaak Mogilner, University of California, Davis mogilner@math.ucdavis.edu

3:00 p.m.
Discusssion  Introduction

3:10 p.m.
The Viscous Nonlinear Dynamics of Twist and Writhe.
Raymond Goldstein*, University of Arizona
(9349249)

3:40 p.m.
The Timing of Life Histories, Viewed From An Ultimate Perspective and A Proximate Perspective.
Marc Mangel*, University of California
(9349248)

4:10 p.m.
On the asymptotic speed of a stochastic invasion.
Mark Lewis*, University of Utah
(9349247)

4:40 p.m.
The role of transient dynamics in population and community ecology .
Alan Hastings*, University of California
(9349245)

Sunday April 26, 1998, 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Analysis, VII
Room 6, Wellman Hall
Organizers:
John K. Hunter, University of California, Davis hunter@math.ucdavis.edu
Blake Temple, University of California, Davis temple@itd.ucdavis.edu

3:00 p.m.
Some bifurcation problems of RayleighBenard heat convection.
Takaaki Nishida*, Department of Mathematics, Kyoto University
Hideaki Yoshihara, Department of Mathematics, Kyoto University
(9343571)

3:40 p.m.
Global Entropy Solutions for Exothermically Reacting Euler Equations .
David H. Wagner*, University of Houston
GuiQiang Chen, Northwestern University
(9343540)

4:10 p.m.
Solutions of Spherically Symmetric Einstein Yang Mills Equations with Cosmological Constant.
Alexander N Linden*, University of Michigan
(93483113)

Sunday April 26, 1998, 3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Analysis, VIII
Room 26, Wellman Hall
Organizers:
John K. Hunter, University of California, Davis hunter@math.ucdavis.edu
Blake Temple, University of California, Davis temple@itd.ucdavis.edu

3:00 p.m.
The Basic Attractor of Jet Engine Flow.
Bjorn Birnir*, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara.
Hoskuldur Ari Hauksson, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara.
(9343519)

3:40 p.m.
EulerPoissonDarboux Equations and Nonlinear Conservation Laws.
GuiQiang Chen*, Northwestern University
(93435156)

Sunday April 26, 1998, 3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Special Session on Random Fields and Stochastic Partial Differential Equations, II
Room 233, Wellman Hall
Organizers:
Arthur J. Krener, University of California, Davis ajkrener@ucdavis.edu
Boris Rozovsky, University of Southern California rozovsky@cams.usc.edu

3:00 p.m.
On the existence and the uniqueness of weak solutions to stochastic differential equation in a Hilbert space.
V. Mandricar, Michigan State University
Anatoly V. Skorokhod*, Michigan State University
(93460152)

3:30 p.m.
Transport by Time Dependent Stationary Flow.
Leonid B Koralov*, SUNY at Stony Brook
(93460153)
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