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1998 Fall Central Section Meeting
Chicago, IL, September 1213, 1998
Meeting #935
Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS
susan@math.northwestern.edu
Special Session on Complexity of Geometric Structures on Manifolds

Saturday September 12, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Complexity of Geometric Structures on Manifolds, I
Room 1006, Lewis Center
Organizers:
Melvin G. Rothenberg, University of Chicago mel@math.uchicago.edu
Shmuel A. Weinberger, University of Chicago shmuel@math.uchicago.edu

9:00 a.m.
Discrete groups acting on compact manifolds .
Benson Farb*, University of Chicago
Peter Shalen, University of Illinois at Chicago
(93557224)

9:30 a.m.
Functional Integrals and Vassiliev Invariants
Louis H. Kauffman*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(93555129)

10:00 a.m.
Positive Scalar Curvature for Complete Manifolds of Bounded Geometry.
Kevin M Whyte*, Univ. of Utah
(93557204)

10:30 a.m.
Counterexamples to the Equivariant Borel Conjecture.
Nadya K Shirokova*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaigne
(93551106)

Sunday September 13, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Complexity of Geometric Structures on Manifolds, II
Room 1006, Lewis Center
Organizers:
Melvin G. Rothenberg, University of Chicago mel@math.uchicago.edu
Shmuel A. Weinberger, University of Chicago shmuel@math.uchicago.edu

9:00 a.m.
Algorithmic aspects of some topological problems.
Alexander Nabutovsky, Univeristy of Toronto
Shmuel Weinberger*, University of Chicago
(9355773)

9:30 a.m.
Variational problems for Riemannian functionals and arithmetic groups.
Alexander Nabutovsky*, University of Toronto
Shmuel Weinberger, University of Chicago
(9355342)

10:00 a.m.
Towers of Coverings and $L^2$ Invariants.
Bryan F. Clair*, CUNY Graduate Center
(93558170)

10:30 a.m.
The Minimal Genus Problem in a Symplectic FourManifold .
Peter S Ozsvath*, IAS
Zoltan Szabo, Princeton University
(9355746)

Sunday September 13, 1998, 3:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Complexity of Geometric Structures on Manifolds, III
Room 1006, Lewis Center
Organizers:
Melvin G. Rothenberg, University of Chicago mel@math.uchicago.edu
Shmuel A. Weinberger, University of Chicago shmuel@math.uchicago.edu

3:00 p.m.
Cyclic surgery, degrees of maps of character curves, and volume rigidity for hyperbolic manifolds.
Nathan M. Dunfield*, University of Chicago
(9355771)

3:30 p.m.
Small Dehn Surgeries, Part II.
Steve Boyer, UQAM, Montreal, Canada
Marc Culler*, UIC, Chicago, IL
Peter B Shalen, UIC, Chicago, IL
Xingru Zhang, SUNY, Buffalo, NY
(93557105)

4:00 p.m.
Small Dehn Fillings, I.
Steven P. Boyer, University of Quebec at Montreal
Marc Culler, University of Illinois at Chicago
Peter B Shalen*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Xingru Zhang, Oklahoma State University
(93557103)
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