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1999 Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting
Providence, RI, October 23, 1999
Meeting #947
Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS
lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Special Session on Operator KTheory and its Applications to Geometry and Topology

Saturday October 2, 1999, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Operator KTheory and its Applications to Geometry and Topology
Room 301, Harkins Hall
Organizers:
Guoliang Yu, University of Colorado, Boulder gyu@euclid.Colorado.EDU
Carla E. Farsi, University of Colorado, Boulder farsi@euclid.colorado.edu
Jeffrey S. Fox, University of Colorado, Boulder jfox@euclid.colorado.edu

8:00 a.m.
Completely Bounded Growth and Exactness of Discrete Groups.
Erik Guentner*, IUPUI
Jerome Kaminker, IUPUI
(94746147)

8:45 a.m.
On invariants of Hirzebruch, AtiyahPatodiSinger, and CheegerGromov.
Stanley S Chang*, Rice University
Shmuel A Weinberger, University of Chicago
(94719127)

9:30 a.m.
Cyclic cohomology of Hopf algebras and secondary characteristic classes.
Alexander Gorokhovsky*, Ohio State University
(94758118)

10:15 a.m.
Selfadjoint perturbed Dirac operators.
Jeffrey Fox, University of Colorado
Peter Haskell*, Virginia Tech
(94758101)

Saturday October 2, 1999, 2:40 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Operator KTheory and its Applications to Geometry and Topology
Room 301, Harkins Hall
Organizers:
Guoliang Yu, University of Colorado, Boulder gyu@euclid.Colorado.EDU
Carla E. Farsi, University of Colorado, Boulder farsi@euclid.colorado.edu
Jeffrey S. Fox, University of Colorado, Boulder jfox@euclid.colorado.edu

2:40 p.m.
Some remarks on the BaumConnes conjecture.
Gennadi Kasparov*, University of Marseille at Luminy
(9471945)

3:30 p.m.
An index theorem for families of elliptic operators invariant with respect to a bundle of Lie groups.
Victor Nistor*, Penn State
(9474793)

4:20 p.m.
A Topological Index for Proper Actions.
Jody Trout*, Dartmouth College
(94719150)

Sunday October 3, 1999, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Operator KTheory and its Applications to Geometry and Topology
Room 301, Harkins Hall
Organizers:
Guoliang Yu, University of Colorado, Boulder gyu@euclid.Colorado.EDU
Carla E. Farsi, University of Colorado, Boulder farsi@euclid.colorado.edu
Jeffrey S. Fox, University of Colorado, Boulder jfox@euclid.colorado.edu

8:00 a.m.
Signatures and covering spaces.
Wolfgang L\"uck, Univ M\'unster
Thomas Schick*, Penn State University and Uni Münster
(9475513)

8:45 a.m.
Volume Growth and Positive Scalar Curvature.
Guihua Gong*, Univ. of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Guoliang Yu, Uinversity of Colorado, Boulder
(9471963)

9:30 a.m.
Monicity of the BaumConnes map.
Gunnar Carlsson, Stanford university
Erik K Pedersen*, Bingham University
John Roe, Penn State
(94719112)

10:15 a.m.
Connes' Index Theorem for Groupoids.
Jerome Kaminker*, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
(94719166)

Sunday October 3, 1999, 2:40 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Operator KTheory and its Applications to Geometry and Topology
Room 301, Harkins Hall
Organizers:
Guoliang Yu, University of Colorado, Boulder gyu@euclid.Colorado.EDU
Carla E. Farsi, University of Colorado, Boulder farsi@euclid.colorado.edu
Jeffrey S. Fox, University of Colorado, Boulder jfox@euclid.colorado.edu

2:40 p.m.
Generalized amenability and embeddings into Hilbert space.
Alexander N Dranishnikov*, Pennsylvania State University
(9472079)

3:30 p.m.
Noncommutative geometry and the representation theory of padic groups.
Paul Baum*, Penn State University
(94719102)

4:20 p.m.
Proper Actions, Bivariant Chern Characters and the Index Theorem.
Ronghui Ji*, IUPUI
(94758167)
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