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1998 Fall Eastern Section Meeting
State College, PA, October 2425, 1998
Meeting #937
Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS
lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Saturday October 24, 1998

Saturday October 24, 1998, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration and AMS Book Sale and Exhibit
Lobby, Schwab Auditorium

Saturday October 24, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Modeling of Inhomogeneous Materials: Homogenizaton and Related Topics, I
Room 160, Willard Building
Organizers:
Leonid Berlyand, The Pennsylvania State University berlyand@math.psu.edu
Karl Voss, The Pennsylvania State University voss@math.psu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Percolation in Sea Ice.
Kenneth M Golden*, University of Utah
(9373511)

8:25 a.m.
Gradient estimates related to composite media with closely spaced fibers.
Yanyan Li, Rutgers University
Michael Vogelius*, Rutgers University
(93735126)

8:50 a.m.
MRA Homogenization: An overview.
Anna C Gilbert*, AT&T LabsResearch
(9376524)

9:15 a.m.
Exact relations for composites: towards a complete solution.
Yury Grabovsky*, University of Utah
Graeme W Milton, University of Utah
Daniel S Sage, University of Utah
(9377314)

9:40 a.m.
Biot Fissured Media.
R. E. Showalter*, The University of Texas
(9373507)

10:05 a.m.
Heat Conduction in fine Scale Mixtures with Interfacial Contact Resistance.
Robert P Lipton*, Worcester Polytechnic Inst.
(9377308)

10:30 a.m.
Interfacial effects in electrorheological fluids.
Bogdan Vernescu*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(9377319)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Partitions and qSeries, I
Room 162, Willard Building
Organizers:
George E. Andrews, The Pennsylvania State University andrews@math.psu.edu
Ken Ono, The Pennsylvania State University ono@math.psu.edu
Scott D. Ahlgren, The Pennsylvania State University ahlgren@math.psu.edu

8:30 a.m.
Ramanujan and the Probability of Nuclear War.
William A. Beyer*, Los Alamos National Laboratory
(9374017)

9:00 a.m.
Plane partitions.
David M. Bressoud*, Macalester College
(9371131)

9:30 a.m.
A Family of Partitions with Attached Parts and "N copies of N".
Jose O Santos*, UNICAMP
Paulo Mondek, UFMS
(9371171)

10:00 a.m.
TypeB partitions and restricted permutations.
Rodica Simion*, The George Washington Univ.
(93705123)

10:30 a.m.
New Proofs and Generalizations of the RogersRamanujan Identities.
Tina Garrett, University of MinnesotaMinneapolis
Dennis W. Stanton, University of MinnesotaMinneapolis
Mourad E. H. Ismail*, University of South Florida
(93733144)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Automorphic Forms and Arithmetic Geometry, I
Room 358, Willard Building
Organizers:
Kevin L. James, The Pennsylvania State University klj@math.psu.edu
WenChing Winnie Li, The Pennsylvania State University wli@math.psu.edu

8:30 a.m.
Unipotent groups and curves of genus two.
David K Penniston*, Pennsylvania State University
(9371168)

9:00 a.m.
HilbertSiegel moduli spaces in positive characteristic.
Jeffrey D Achter*, UMass Amherst
(9371479)

9:30 a.m.
Newton Polygons as Lattic Points.
ChingLi Chai*, Univ. of Pennsylvania
(9371448)

10:00 a.m.
Hecke's convergence factor and modular forms of weight zero.
Marvin I Knopp*, Temple University
(9371166)

10:30 a.m.
Lattice Points in Ellipses and Dirichlet Series.
W. Duke*, Rutgers University
(9371193)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 8:45 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Operator Algebras and Noncommutative Geometry, I
Room 262, Willard Building
Organizers:
Victor Nistor, The Pennsylvania State University nistor@math.psu.edu
Paul F. Baum, The Pennsylvania State University baum@math.psu.edu
Adrian Ocneanu, The Pennsylvania State University adrian@math.psu.edu

8:45 a.m.
Some minimization problems for the free analogue of the Fisher information .
Alexandru M. Nica*, University of Waterloo
Dimitri Shlyakhtenko, U.C.L.A.
Roland Speicher, Universitat Heidelberg
(9370063)

9:30 a.m.
OperatorValued semicircular systems.
Dimitri Y Shlyakhtenko*, UCLA
(9374638)

10:15 a.m.
Subfactors and planar algebras of small dimension.
Dietmar Bisch*, University of California at Santa Barbara
(9374656)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on C*Algebraic Methods in Geometry and Topology, I
Room 362, Willard Building
Organizers:
Nigel D. Higson, The Pennsylvania State University higson@math.psu.edu
Erik Guentner, Dartmouth College guentner@dorset.dartmouth.edu
John D. Trout, Jr., Dartmouth College john.d.trout@dartmouth.edu

9:00 a.m.
Groupoids and the integration of Lie algebroids.
Victor Nistor*, Penn State Univ.
(9375849)

9:40 a.m.
An Operator Algebra Approach to Eta Invariants for Families.
Steven E. Hurder*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(93758125)

10:20 a.m.
The coarse BaumConnes conjecture for spaces which admit a uniform embedding into Hilbert space.
Guoliang Yu*, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder
(9371923)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Symplectic Geometry and Quantization, I
Room 258, Willard Building
Organizers:
JeanLuc Brylinski, The Pennsylvania State University jlb@math.psu.edu
Ranee Brylinski, The Pennsylvania State University rkb@math.psu.edu
Boris Tsygan, The Pennsylvania State University tsygan@math.psu.edu
Ping Xu, The Pennsylvania State University ping@math.psu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Strict Deformation Quantization of Symmetric Spaces.
Pierre Bieliavsky*, Dartmouth College
(9378172)

9:40 a.m.
On deformation quantization with seperation of variables of Poisson manifolds.
Alexander Astashkevich*, UC Davis
(9378192)

10:20 a.m.
On deformation theory of associative algebras.
Yan Soibelman*, Kansas State U
(93716113)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Metric Topology
Room 273, Willard Building
Organizers:
Steve Armentrout, The Pennsylvania State University sxa@math.psu.edu
Joseph Borzelino, The Pennsylvania State University borzelli@math.psu.edu
Hossein MovahediLankarani, The Pennsylvania State University hml@math.psu.edu
Robert Wells, The Pennsylvania State University wells@math.psu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Smooth finite dimensional embeddings.
R. Mansfield, Pensylvania State University
Hossein MovahediLankarani*, Pensylvania State University
Robert Wells, Pensylvania State University
(93753149)

9:30 a.m.
Almost flat subsets of euclidean spaces and lipschitz graphs.
Alireza RanjbarMotlagh*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
(93753148)

10:00 a.m.
On the Locally Euclidean Metric Gauge.
Juha Heinonen*, University of Michigan
(93753147)

10:30 a.m.
Minimal surfaces in Banach spaces, asymptotic volume of tori and Finsler filling volumes.
Dmitri Burago*, Pennsylvania State University
Sergei Ivanov, University of Illinois, Urbana
(93753152)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Least Squares and Total Least Squares, I
Room 260, Willard Building
Organizers:
Jesse L. Barlow, The Pennsylvania State University barlow@cse.psu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Recursive Total Least Squares and Complete Orthogonal Decompositions.
Jesse L Barlow*, The Pennsylvania State University
(9376529)

9:40 a.m.
The QuasiGramSchmidt Method and Sparse LowRank Approximations.
G. W. Stewart*, University of Maryland
(9376599)

10:20 a.m.
Total Least Squares in Image Processing.
Nirmal Kumar Bose*, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
(9371562)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Set Theory, I
Room 360, Willard Building
Organizers:
Thomas Jech, The Pennsylvania State University jech@math.psu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Some cardinal characteristics of the continuum .
Andreas R. Blass*, University of Michigan
(9370328)

9:30 a.m.
The automorphism tower problem revisited.
Simon R Thomas*, Rutgers University
(9370441)

10:00 a.m.
Measures on Boolean Algebras.
Fred Galvin, University of Kansas
Karel Prikry*, University of Minnesota
(9370457)

10:30 a.m.
Admissible Ordinals and Patterns of Resemblance.
Timothy J Carlson*, Department of Mathematics, The Ohio State University
(93703145)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:10 a.m.
Session for Contributed Papers
Room 217, Willard Building

9:00 a.m.
Orbits of Exponents. II.
Saul I. Drobnies*, San Diego State University
(9374016)

9:30 a.m.
Properties of Circulant and Negacirculant Matrices.
Eugene C. Boman*, PennState University
(9371544)

9:45 a.m.
Compositions of Polynomials with Coefficients in a given Field.
Alan L Horwitz*, Penn State University
(9373987)

10:00 a.m.
Generalized Fourier transform and Maslov's canonical operator.
Vladimir Tulovsky*, St. John's University
(9373518)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 11:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
AUD, Schwab Auditorium

11:00 a.m.
Welcome.
Gary Mullen*, Chair, Department of Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University

11:05 a.m.
Opening remarks.
Daniel Larson*, Dean, Eberly College of Science, The Pennsylvania State University

Saturday October 24, 1998, 11:15 a.m.12:05 p.m.
Invited Address
Character Theory.
AUD, Schwab Auditorium
Jeffrey Adams*, University of Maryland
(93722131)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
The BaumConnes Conjecture.
AUD, Schwab Auditorium
Nigel D. Higson*, Pennsylvania State University

Saturday October 24, 1998, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Partitions and qSeries, II
Room 162, Willard Building
Organizers:
George E. Andrews, The Pennsylvania State University andrews@math.psu.edu
Ken Ono, The Pennsylvania State University ono@math.psu.edu
Scott D. Ahlgren, The Pennsylvania State University ahlgren@math.psu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Lecture hall partitions.
Kimmo Eriksson*, Royal Institute of Technology
(9370542)

3:00 p.m.
Multivariable maj statistics.
Dennis W Stanton*, University of Minnesota
Dongsu Kim, KAIST
(93705103)

3:30 p.m.
MacMahon's Master Theorem and rational functions with nonnegative power series coefficients.
Ira M. Gessel*, Brandeis University
(9370595)

4:30 p.m.
Divisibility of restricted partition functions.
John H Rickert*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(93711110)

5:00 p.m.
Proving congruences for partition functions.
Dennis Eichhorn*, University of Illinois
(93711111)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 2:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Special Session on C*Algebraic Methods in Geometry and Topology, II
Room 362, Willard Building
Organizers:
Nigel D. Higson, The Pennsylvania State University higson@math.psu.edu
Erik Guentner, Dartmouth College guentner@dorset.dartmouth.edu
John D. Trout, Jr., Dartmouth College john.d.trout@dartmouth.edu

2:30 p.m.
A coarse look at Bott periodicity.
John Roe*, Penn State
(9371922)

3:30 p.m.
Concordance classes of positive scalar curvature metrics.
Stephan A Stolz*, Notre Dame
(93753118)

4:10 p.m.
Counterexample to the GromovLawsonRosenberg conjecture .
Thomas Schick*, visiting research fellow
(9375376)

4:50 p.m.
Assembly and Applications.
James F Davis*, Indiana University
(93757130)

5:30 p.m.
The Baum Connes map and assembly.
Erik K. Pedersen*, Binghamton University
(9371965)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 2:30 p.m.5:40 p.m.
Special Session on Modeling of Phase Transitions of Partially Ordered Physical Systems, I
Room 158, Willard Building
Organizers:
MariaCarme T. Calderer, The Pennsylvania State University mcc@math.psu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Discussion

3:10 p.m.
A ThreeDimensional Superconductor in a Strong Magnetic Field.
Patricia Bauman*, Purdue University
Melvyn Royer, Parkland College
(93735133)

3:50 p.m.
Weak Continuity of Minors and Lower Semicontinuity Results in Nonlinear Elasticity.
Irene Fonseca*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
(93735132)

4:30 p.m.
The Configurations of Bipolar Droplets of Nematic Liquid Crystals.
Quan Shen*, Purdue University
Carme Calderer, Penn State University
Chun Liu, Penn State University
(93735139)

5:10 p.m.
Existence of Solutions for the Dynamics System of Smectic A Liquid Crystals.
Chun Liu*, Penn State University
(93735138)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 2:30 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Symplectic Geometry and Quantization, II
Room 258, Willard Building
Organizers:
JeanLuc Brylinski, The Pennsylvania State University jlb@math.psu.edu
Ranee Brylinski, The Pennsylvania State University rkb@math.psu.edu
Boris Tsygan, The Pennsylvania State University tsygan@math.psu.edu
Ping Xu, The Pennsylvania State University ping@math.psu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Multiplets of representations and a new kind of Dirac operartor involving a cubic term .
Bertram Kostant*, Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
(9372250)

3:10 p.m.
The dispersionless limit of the Toda system and Toeplitz quantization.
A. Bloch, University of Michigan
T. Paul, CEREMADE
A. Uribe*, University of Michigan
(9377043)

3:50 p.m.
Moment maps and Riemannian symmetric pairs.
Luis O'Shea, Cornell University
Reyer Sjamaar*, Cornell University
(9375885)

4:30 p.m.
Homotopy Gerstenhaber algebras.
Alexander A. Voronov*, Michigan State University
(9378140)

5:10 p.m.
Formal solution of the master equation via HPT.
Johannes Huebschman, Universite de Lille I
Jim Stasheff*, UNCChapel Hill
(9375891)

5:50 p.m.
Compatible deformations.
Murray Gerstenhaber*, University of Pennsylvania
Anthony Giaquinto, Loyola University of Chicago
(93718122)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Automorphic Forms and Arithmetic Geometry, II
Room 358, Willard Building
Organizers:
Kevin L. James, The Pennsylvania State University klj@math.psu.edu
WenChing Winnie Li, The Pennsylvania State University wli@math.psu.edu

2:30 p.m.
On a Positivity Property of the Riemann Xi Function.
Jeffrey C Lagarias*, A T & T Labs
(93711104)

3:00 p.m.
Universal Deformation Rings and Embedding Problems.
Ted C Chinburg*, Univ. of Pennsylvania
Frauke M Bleher, Univ. of Pennsylvania
(9371126)

3:30 p.m.
Galois representations with nonsurjective traces.
Chantal David*, Concordia University
Hershy Kisilevsky, Concordia University
Francesco Pappalardi, University of Roma III
(9371154)

4:00 p.m.
$p$adic properties of Artin representations.
Vinayak Vatsal*, University of Toronto
(9371174)

4:30 p.m.
A $q$analogue of Mahler Expansions.
Keith Conrad*, Ohio State Univeristy
(9371158)

5:00 p.m.
Exponential sums and cryptography.
Daniel B Lieman*, University of Missouri
(9371188)

5:30 p.m.
Bound for incomplete hyperKloosterman sum.
Wenzhi Luo*, Princeton University
(9371130)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 2:30 p.m.6:25 p.m.
Special Session on Operator Algebras and Noncommutative Geometry, II
Room 262, Willard Building
Organizers:
Victor Nistor, The Pennsylvania State University nistor@math.psu.edu
Paul F. Baum, The Pennsylvania State University baum@math.psu.edu
Adrian Ocneanu, The Pennsylvania State University adrian@math.psu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Joint Special Session talk by John Roe in Room 362.

3:30 p.m.
Twist Positivity.
Arthur Jaffe*, Harvard Univ.
(9378167)

4:15 p.m.
The eta invariant, relative cyclic cocycles and quasiaction of groups.
Hitoshi Moriyoshi*, Keio University
(9375896)

5:00 p.m.
Homotopical algebra and cyclic cohomology.
Masoud Khalkhali*, University of Western Ontario
(9371873)

5:45 p.m.
Analog BaumConnes map and an index theorem for manifols with proper actions.
Ronghui Ji*, IUPUI
(9375897)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 2:40 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Set Theory, II
Room 360, Willard Building
Organizers:
Thomas Jech, The Pennsylvania State University jech@math.psu.edu

2:40 p.m.
Squares, scales and stationary sets.
James Cummings*, CMU
(9370386)

3:20 p.m.
Square below a superstrong.
Ernest Schimmerling*, CMU and UConn
(9370389)

4:00 p.m.
Sigma ideals and generic reals.
Jindrich Zapletal*, Dartmoth College
(9370332)

4:40 p.m.
The domestic levels of $K^c$ are iterable.
Itay Neeman*, Harvard University
John R Steel, University of California at Berkeley
(9370464)
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