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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
Special Session on C*Algebraic Methods in Geometry and Topology

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, 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)

Sunday October 25, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on C*Algebraic Methods in Geometry and Topology, III
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.
On the Bivariant Chern Character.
Paul Baum*, The Pennsylvania State University
(9371980)

9:40 a.m.
A counterexample to a question on the rationality of the trace map.
Ranja Roy*, SUNY at Binghamton
(9371915)

10:20 a.m.
Index Theory for Algebraic Ktheory.
Edward Bruce Williams*, U. of Notre Dame
(9371945)

Sunday October 25, 1998, 2:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Special Session on C*Algebraic Methods in Geometry and Topology, IV
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.
Joint Special Session talk by Alain Connes in Room 262.

3:30 p.m.
The $K$homology class of the equivariant Euler characteristic operator.
Jonathan M Rosenberg*, University of Maryland
(9371925)

4:10 p.m.
Perturbed Dirac Operators.
Jeffrey Fox, University of Colorado
Cezary Gajdzinski, Virginia Tech
Peter Haskell*, Virginia Tech
(9375853)

4:50 p.m.
Geometric Constructions in $KK_G(C,C)$.
Jeffrey Fox*, University of Colorado
Peter Haskell, Virginia Tech
G Kasparov, Institut de Mathematiques de Luminy
(93719117)

5:30 p.m.
Lefschetz formulas and the Ktheory of the unstable algebras for hyperbolic dynamical systems.
Jerome Kaminker*, IUPUI
Ian F. Putnam, University of Victoria
Jack Spielberg, Arizona State University
(93719137)
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