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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
Sunday November 15, 1998

Sunday November 15, 1998, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration and AMS Book Sale and Exhibit
Lobby, Mathematics

Sunday November 15, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Integrable Systems and Random Matrix Theory, III
Room 312, Physics & Atmospheric Sciences
Organizers:
K. TR McLaughlin, University of Arizona
Craig A. Tracy, University of California, Davis tracy@itd.ucdavis.edu

8:00 a.m.
Scaling limits for correlations between zeros of random polynomials.
Pavel M. Bleher*, IUPUI
(9386023)

9:00 a.m.
On the distribution of the length of the longest increasing subsequence of random permutations.
Jinho Baik, Courant Institute
Percy A Deift*, Courant Institute
Kurt Johansson, Royal Institute of Technology
(9380568)

10:00 a.m.
Zeros of the Jimbo, Miwa, Ueno tau function.
John N Palmer*, University of Arizona
(9383443)

Sunday November 15, 1998, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematics and Biology, III
Room 220, Physics & Atmospheric Sciences
Organizers:
Jim Cushing, University of Arizona cushing@math.arizona.edu
Shandelle M. Henson, University of Arizona henson@math.arizona.edu

8:30 a.m.
A Mathematical model of microbial growth and competition in a plug flow reactor: a model of the gut.
Hal L Smith*, Arizona State University
(9389249)

9:00 a.m.
Temporal and spatial synchronization in microbial ecology.
Frank C Hoppensteadt*, ASU
(9389262)

9:30 a.m.
Differentiability and species coexistence.
Frederick R Adler*, AMS
(9389259)

10:00 a.m.
The dynamics of a simple food chain.
Sophia R.  J. Jang*, Texas Tech University
(93892101)

10:30 a.m.
A Dynamical System Modeling Meristematic Plant Developement and Reproducing the Observed Phyllotactic Patterns.
Pau Atela, Math Department, Smith College
Christophe Gole, Math Department, Smith College
Scott Hotton*, Math Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(93892106)

Sunday November 15, 1998, 8:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Classical and Quantum Mechanical Lattice Spin Systems, III
Room 237, Bio Sciences West
Organizers:
Tom Kennedy, University of Arizona tgk@math.arizona.edu

8:30 a.m.
Central Limit Theorem for Stochastic HamiltonJacobi equations.
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou*, Associate Professor
(9383582)

9:05 a.m.
Nonlinear wave equations with randomness.
Jan Wehr*, University of Arizona
(93860116)

9:40 a.m.
Localization of Classical Waves: A General Framework.
Andrew J. Koines*, University of California, Irvine
Abel Klein, University of California, Irvine
(93878122)

10:15 a.m.
Generalized eigenfunction expansion of second order partial differential operators defined by quadratic forms.
Abel Klein, University of California, Irvine
Maximilian Seifert*, University of California, Irvine
(93847136)

Sunday November 15, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometry and Lie Groups, III
Room 501, Mathematics
Organizers:
Samuel R. Evens, University of Arizona evens@math.arizona.edu
JiangHua Lu, University of Arizona jhlu@math.arizona.edu

9:00 a.m.
Gauge equivalence of Poisson structures.
Alan Weinstein*, University of California, Berkeley
(9385858)

9:40 a.m.
Groupoid and the integration of Lie algebroids.
Victor Nistor*, Penn State
(9385826)

10:20 a.m.
Braid Representations and Exceptional Lie Groups.
Hans Wenzl*, UC San Diego
Imre Tuba, UC San Diego
(9382270)

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)

Sunday November 15, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Dynamical Systems, III
Room 208, Bio Sciences West
Organizers:
Marek Rychlik, University of Arizona rychlik@u.arizona.edu
Maciej P. Wojtkowski, University of Arizona maciejw@math.arizona.edu

9:00 a.m.
Fast Singular Oscillating Limits of 3D EulerBoussinesq Equations .
Alex Mahalov*, Arizona State University
Anatoli Babin, UC Irvine, USA and MIIT, Moscow
Basil Nicolaenko, Arizona State University
(9385846)

9:30 a.m.
Exponential Attractors and Finite Dimensional Inertial Dynamical Systems for NavierStokes and General Dissipative Equations.
Basil Nicolaenko*, Arizona State University
(9385845)

10:00 a.m.
The Hill's Region of the Fourbody Problem .
Quidong Wang*, UCLA Mathematics Department
(9385825)

10:30 a.m.
The Horseshoe: Pruning and Homoclinic Families.
Andre S de Carvalho*, IMS  SUNY at Stony Brook
Toby Hall, University of Liverpool
(9385842)

Sunday November 15, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry, III
Room 219, Bio Sciences West
Organizers:
Douglas Ulmer, University of Arizona ulmer@math.arizona.edu

9:00 a.m.
The parameters of trace codes from curves over rings.
Felipe Voloch, University of Texas
Judy L Walker*, University of Nebraska
(9381177)

9:30 a.m.
Improved Bounds for the Number of Rational Points on Curves over Finite Fields .
Kristin E. Lauter*, University of Michigan
(9381169)

10:00 a.m.
Trigonal Modular Curves.
Matthew H Baker*, UC Berkeley
(9381153)

10:30 a.m.
On a conjecture of Fontaine and Mazur.
Yihsiang Liow*, University of Arizona
(93814143)

Sunday November 15, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Filaments, Interfaces and Patterns, III
Room 224, Physics & Atmospheric Sciences
Organizers:
Nicholas Ercolani, University of Arizona ercolani@math.arizona.edu
Jerry Moloney, University of Arizona

9:00 a.m.
Spectra, multiphase solutions of vortex filament flow, and knot types.
Annalisa M Calini*, College of Charleston
Thomas A Ivey, Ball State University
(9383580)

9:30 a.m.
Pulses, fronts and oscillations of an elastic rod .
Alain Goriely*, Dept of Mathematics
Joceline Lega, Department of Mathematics
(9387365)

10:15 a.m.
Viscous Nonlinear Dynamics of Twist and Writhe.
Raymond E Goldstein*, University of Arizona
(9383536)

Sunday November 15, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Striking the Balance:Theory, Technique, and Applications in Lower Division Mathematics Courses, III
Room 242E, Shantz
Organizers:
Joseph Watkins, University of Arizona jwatkins@math.arizona.edu

9:00 a.m.
Applications Inspire Student Confidence.
Simon J Bernau*, Cal Poly Pomona
Nancy C Marcus, University of Texas at El Paso
(9389813)

9:30 a.m.
Modular Pre Calculus and Clustering: Evolution of a Successful Program.
Simon J Bernau, Cal Poly Pomona
Nancy C Marcus*, University of Texas at El Paso
(9389814)

10:00 a.m.
An Introductory Modeling Course for NonScience Majors: Using Mathematica to Convey Mathematical Concepts.
Silvia P Heubach*, California State University Los Angeles
(9389879)

10:30 a.m.
Discussion

Sunday November 15, 1998, 11:15 a.m.12:05 p.m.
Invited Address
Differential Algebraic Geometry and Derivatives of Integers.
Room 201, Physics & Atmospheric Sciences
Alexandru Buium*, Univ of Illinois
(9381435)

Sunday November 15, 1998, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Renormalization group methods in Hamiltonian dynamics.
Room 201, Physics & Atmospheric Sciences
Hans A Koch*, The University of Texas at Austin
(93870103)

Sunday November 15, 1998, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Dynamical Systems
Room 208, Bio Sciences West
Organizers:
Marek Rychlik, University of Arizona rychlik@u.arizona.edu
Maciej P. Wojtkowski, University of Arizona maciejw@math.arizona.edu

3:00 p.m.
Abundance of piecewise isometries with selfsimilar structure in dimension one and two.
Arek Goetz*, Boston University
(93858133)

3:30 p.m.
Positive stretch and rigidity for group actions and foliations.
Alberto Candel*, Caltech
Raul QuirogaBarranco, Cinvestav
(93853126)

4:00 p.m.
Several examples of multivalued dynamics.
Marek R. Rychlik*, University of Arizona
(93858132)

4:30 p.m.
Magnetic flows and Gaussian thermostats.
Maciej P. Wojtkowski*, University of Arizona
(93858114)

Sunday November 15, 1998, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry, IV
Room 219, Bio Sciences West
Organizers:
Douglas Ulmer, University of Arizona ulmer@math.arizona.edu

3:00 p.m.
Arithmetic Schubert calculus.
Harry Tamvakis*, University of Pennsylvania
(93814120)

3:30 p.m.
Deformations of Large Fundamental Groups.
Bruno N De Oliveira*, Lecturer of Mathematics
Ludmil Katzarkov, Assistant Professor
(9381493)

4:00 p.m.
Algebraic cycles and arithmetic on degenerations.
Caterina Consani*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(9381484)

4:30 p.m.
On Frobenius splittings and ordinary varieties.
Kirti Joshi*, University of Arizona
(93814142)

Sunday November 15, 1998, 3:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
Special Session on Filaments, Interfaces and Patterns, IV
Room 224, Physics & Atmospheric Sciences
Organizers:
Nicholas Ercolani, University of Arizona ercolani@math.arizona.edu
Jerry Moloney, University of Arizona

3:00 p.m.
A Generalized Level Set Method for Computing the Motion of Filaments and Objects of Any Codimension.
LiTien Cheng, UCLA, Dept. of Math
Paul Burchard, UCLA, Dept. of Math
Barry Merriman*, UCLA, Dept. of Math
Stanley J Osher, UCLA, Dept. of Math
Steven J Ruuth, UCLA, Dept. of Math
(93865128)

3:30 p.m.
A diffusiongenerated approach to the curvature motion of filaments.
Steven J. Ruuth, University of California, Los Angeles
Barry Merriman, University of California, Los Angeles
Jack Xin, University of Arizona
Stanley Osher*, University of California, Los Angeles
(9386532)

4:00 p.m.
Dynamics of the Geodynamo.
Dieter Armbruster*, Arizona State University
(93886119)

4:45 p.m.
Average dynamics of the optical soliton in communication lines with dispersion management.
Alejandro B Aceves*, University of New Mexico
C.K.R.T. Jones, Brown University
Vadim Zharnitsky, Brown University
Sergei K Turitsyn, University of Dusseldorf
(9387897)

5:15 p.m.
Role of the Critical Collapse Singularity in Sustaining A Novel Femtosecond Light Guide .
Jerry V. Moloney*, University of Arizona
(93878135)

Sunday November 15, 1998, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Striking the Balance:Theory, Technique, and Applications in Lower Division Mathematics Courses, IV
Room 242E, Shantz
Organizers:
Joseph Watkins, University of Arizona jwatkins@math.arizona.edu

3:00 p.m.
Institutional support for faculty members involved in teacher preparation and outreach.
David Gay*, University of Arizona
(9389898)

3:30 p.m.
High Standards: What are they and how do we achieve them?
Deborah Hughes Hallett*, University of Arizona
(93898113)

4:00 p.m.
Providing Challenges, Interest, and Comfort for Incoming AP Students.
David O Lomen*, University of Arizona
(9389863)

4:30 p.m.
Discussion
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