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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 Ergodic Theory and Topological Dynamics

Saturday September 12, 1998, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Ergodic Theory and Topological Dynamics, I
Room 1007, Lewis Center
Organizers:
Roger L. Jones, DePaul University rjones@condor.depaul.edu
Randall McCutcheon, Wesleyan College cutch@claude.math.wesleyan.edu

8:30 a.m.
Joint ergodicity along sequences of intervals.
Sergey G Butkevich*, The Ohio State University
(93528214)

9:00 a.m.
The Worst Sums in Ergodic Theory.
Mustafa Akcoglu, University of Toronto
Roger Jones, DePaul University
Joseph Rosenblatt*, University of Illinois
Mate Wierdl, University of Memphis
(9352834)

9:30 a.m.
Ergodicity and periodic orbits for billiards in polygons.
Eugene Gutkin*, USC
(9355817)

10:00 a.m.
The Uncertainty Principle for Polygonal Billiards and Geodesics on the Surface of Polyhedra.
Gregory Galperin*, Eastern Illinois University
(93558167)

10:30 a.m.
Rotation numbers for maps of the $n$od.
Alexander Blokh, University of Alabama in Birmingham
Michal Misiurewicz*, IUPUI
(93558188)

Saturday September 12, 1998, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Ergodic Theory and Topological Dynamics, II
Room 1007, Lewis Center
Organizers:
Roger L. Jones, DePaul University rjones@condor.depaul.edu
Randall McCutcheon, Wesleyan College cutch@claude.math.wesleyan.edu

3:00 p.m.
$\Bbb Z^d$ Staircase Actions.
Terrence Adams, Ohio State University
Cesar E. Silva*, Williams College
(93528191)

3:30 p.m.
On Ergodic 2to1 Endomorphisms.
Stanley J Eigen*, Northeastern University
(93528176)

4:00 p.m.
A problem in ergodic theory.
Karin Reinhold*, University at Albany, SUNY
(93528169)

4:30 p.m.
Results in Polynomial Recurrence for Actions of Fields.
Paul G. Larick*, Dept of Mathematics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(9354658)

5:00 p.m.
An infinitary polynomial HalesJewett theorem.
Randall G McCutcheon*, University of Maryland
(93505121)

5:30 p.m.
Recent problems I have not been able to solve.
M\'at\'e Wierdl*, University of Memphis
(9352877)

Sunday September 13, 1998, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Ergodic Theory and Topological Dynamics, III
Room 1007, Lewis Center
Organizers:
Roger L. Jones, DePaul University rjones@condor.depaul.edu
Randall McCutcheon, Wesleyan College cutch@claude.math.wesleyan.edu

8:30 a.m.
Differential and ergodic transforms.
Roger L. Jones*, DePaul University
Joseph Rosenblatt, University of Illinois at Urbana
(9352638)

9:00 a.m.
Multiple mixing for rank one group actions.
Andres del Junco*, University of Toronto
Reem Yassawi, McGill University
(9352878)

10:00 a.m.
Even Kakutani Equivalence via $\vec\alpha$ and $\vec\beta$ equivalences in two dimensions.
Kyewon Koh Park, Ajou University
Ay\c se A. \c Sahin*, North Dakota State University
(93528164)

10:30 a.m.
Coboundaries for commuting transformations.
Isaac Kornfeld*, North Dakota State University
(93528151)

Sunday September 13, 1998, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Ergodic Theory and Topological Dynamics, IV
Room 1007, Lewis Center
Organizers:
Roger L. Jones, DePaul University rjones@condor.depaul.edu
Randall McCutcheon, Wesleyan College cutch@claude.math.wesleyan.edu

3:00 p.m.
Processes which are one sidedly isomorphic to a Bernoulli shift.
Christopher E Hoffman*, University of Maryland
(9352872)

3:30 p.m.
$T,T^{1}$ is not standard.
Deborah W Heicklen*, Berkeley
Christopher E Hoffman, University of Maryland
(9352883)

4:00 p.m.
Uncommon Types of Mixing.
Terrence M Adams*, Rhode Island College
(93528194)

4:30 p.m.
Weakly mixing of all orders along generalized polynomials.
Inger Johanne H\aa land*, Agder College, Norway
(93528201)
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