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1999 Spring Western Section Meeting
Las Vegas, NV, April 10-11, 1999
Meeting #942

Associate secretaries:
Bernard Russo, AMS brusso@math.uci.edu

Special Session on Geometric Group Theory

  • Saturday April 10, 1999, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Geometric Group Theory

    Room 212, Classroom Building Complex C
    Organizers:
    Eric M. Freden, Southern Utah University freden@suu.edu
    Eric Lewis Swenson, Brigham Young University eric@math.byu.edu

    • 8:00 a.m.
      On Higman type embeddings of groups.
      Mark V Sapir*, Vanderbilt University
      (942-20-241)
    • 8:30 a.m.
      The Uniform Membership Problem for the Modular Group is Solvable in Polynomial Time .
      Paul E. Schupp*, University of Illinois
      Yuri Gurevich, Microsoft Corporation
      (942-20-229)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      Orbits under the action of $Aut(F_n)$.
      Vladimir Shpilrain*, The City College of New York
      Alexei G. Myasnikov, The City College of New York
      (942-20-22)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Rational homology of automorphism groups of free groups .
      Karen L Vogtmann*, Cornell University
      (942-20-216)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Intersection number operators and Chebyshev polynomials.
      Stephen P. Humphries*, Brigham Young University
      (942-57-191)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Homotopy Theory in low-dimensional spaces .
      Gregory R Conner*, Brigham Young University
      James W Cannon, Brigham Young University
      Jack W Lamoreaux, Brigham Young University
      (942-55-54)
  • Sunday April 11, 1999, 8:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Geometric Group Theory

    Room 212, Classroom Building Complex C
    Organizers:
    Eric M. Freden, Southern Utah University freden@suu.edu
    Eric Lewis Swenson, Brigham Young University eric@math.byu.edu

    • 8:30 a.m.
      Suppose a group G splits as a product and that Groups acting on products of CAT(0) spaces.
      Kim E Ruane*, Vanderbilt University
      (942-20-236)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      Visual Decompositions of Coxeter Groups.
      Michael L Mihalik*, Vanderbilt University
      Steven T Tschantz, Vanderbilt University
      (942-20-195)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Test elements in hyperbolic groups.
      Edward C. Turner*, University at Albany, Albany, NY
      (942-20-57)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      On the Davis hyperbolic 4-manifold.
      John G Ratcliffe*, Vanderbilt University
      Steven T Tschantz, Vanderbilt University
      (942-57-79)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Locally free Kleinian groups.
      James W. Anderson*, University of Southampton and Rice University
      (942-57-48)
  • Sunday April 11, 1999, 3:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m.
    Special Session on Geometric Group Theory

    Room 212, Classroom Building Complex C
    Organizers:
    Eric M. Freden, Southern Utah University freden@suu.edu
    Eric Lewis Swenson, Brigham Young University eric@math.byu.edu

    • 3:00 p.m.
      The splitting obstruction for finitely generated groups.
      Graham A. Niblo*, University of Southampton
      (942-20-47)
    • 3:30 p.m.
      Grushko's theorem for surface-like complexes.
      John R Stallings*, University of California, Berkeley
      (942-20-90)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      The Burau representation is not faithful for n=5.
      Stephen J Bigelow*, University of California at Berkeley
      (942-20-165)
    • 4:30 p.m.
      Metrics for generalizations of Thompson's group $F$.
      Jos\'{e} Burillo, Tufts University
      Sean Cleary*, California State University, Fresno
      Melanie Stein, Trinity College
      (942-20-18)
    • 5:00 p.m.
      Separating quasiconvex subgroups of graph groups.
      Tim Hsu*, Pomona College
      Daniel T. Wise, Cornell University
      (942-20-134)
    • 5:30 p.m.
      Tameness and the geodesic cores of subgroups.
      Rita Gitik*, A&H consultants
      (942-20-144)
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