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1998 Fall Western Section Meeting
Tucson, AZ, November 1315, 1998
Meeting #938
Associate secretaries: Bernard Russo, AMS brusso@math.uci.edu
Special Session on Spectral Geometry and Its Applications

Saturday November 14, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Spectral Geometry and Its Applications, I
Room 402, Mathematics Organizers: Xianzhe Dai, University of Southern California xdai@math.usc.edu
Leonid Friedlander, University of Arizona friedlan@math.arizona.edu

9:00 a.m.
Singular SturmLiouville theory.
Rafe Mazzeo*, Stanford University
Robert McOwen, Northeastern University
(9385819)

9:40 a.m.
Analytic torsion and Rtorsion for manifolds with boundary.
Xianzhe Dai*, UCSB and USC
Hao Fang, Princeton University
(93858121)

10:20 a.m.
Spectrum of complete noncompact manifolds.
Jiaping Wang*, Cornell University
(9385815)

Saturday November 14, 1998, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Spectral Geometry and Its Applications, II
Room 402, Mathematics Organizers: Xianzhe Dai, University of Southern California xdai@math.usc.edu
Leonid Friedlander, University of Arizona friedlan@math.arizona.edu

3:00 p.m.
Inverse Scattering Problems in Twodimensional Anisotropic Media .
Gregory Eskin*, UCLA
James V Ralston, UCLA
(9383520)

3:40 p.m.
An invariant of the smooth structure related to the first eigenvalue of the Laplacian.
Leonid Friedlander*, University of Arizona
Nikolai Nadirashvili, University of Chicago
(9383599)

4:20 p.m.
On the smallscale mass concentration of modes .
John A Toth*, McGill University
(9383512)

Sunday November 15, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Spectral Geometry and Its Applications, III
Room 402, Mathematics Organizers: Xianzhe Dai, University of Southern California xdai@math.usc.edu
Leonid Friedlander, University of Arizona friedlan@math.arizona.edu

9:00 a.m.
Bersteintype Theorem for Lagrangian Stationary Surfaces .
Chikako Mese*, University of Southern California
(9385316)

9:40 a.m.
Poisson problems, diffusions, and comparison theorems for complete Riemannian manifolds.
Patrick T McDonald*, New College of USF
(93858111)

10:20 a.m.
GinzburgLandau vortice and Mandelstam Diagram.
Jie Qing*, UCSC
(9385817)
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