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1999 Fall Central Sectional Meeting
Austin, TX, October 810, 1999
Meeting #948
Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS
susan@math.northwestern.edu
Special Session on Recent Developments in Index Theory

Friday October 8, 1999, 4:00 p.m.6:45 p.m.
Special Session on Recent Developments in Index Theory, I
Room 6.126, Robert Lee Moore Hall
Organizers:
Daniel S. Freed, University of Texas, Austin dafr@math.utexas.edu
John Roe, Pennsylvania State University roe@math.psu.edu

4:00 p.m.
Transverse index theory and cyclic cohomology of Hopf algebras.
Henri Moscovici*, Ohio State University
(94858219)

5:00 p.m.
Family Index Theorems for Manifolds with Boundary and Adiabatic limit.
Xianzhe Dai*, UCSB
Weiping Zhang, Nankai Institute of Mathematics
(94858319)

6:00 p.m.
Positive scalar curvature metrics and Ktheory of $C^*$algebras.
Stephan A Stolz*, Notre Dame
(94847220)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 9:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Special Session on Recent Developments in Index Theory, II
Room 6.126, Robert Lee Moore Hall
Organizers:
Daniel S. Freed, University of Texas, Austin dafr@math.utexas.edu
John Roe, Pennsylvania State University roe@math.psu.edu

9:30 a.m.
The Schwartz algebra, Chern characters and the BaumConnes conjecture.
Jacek Brodzki*, University of Exeter, UK
Roger J Plymen, Manchester University
(9484690)

10:30 a.m.
An index theorem for families of elliptic operators invariant with respect to the action of a bundle of Lie groups.
Victor Nistor*, Penn State
(94858126)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 3:00 p.m.5:45 p.m.
Special Session on Recent Developments in Index Theory, III
Room 6.126, Robert Lee Moore Hall
Organizers:
Daniel S. Freed, University of Texas, Austin dafr@math.utexas.edu
John Roe, Pennsylvania State University roe@math.psu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Finite energy SeibergWitten monopoles.
Liviu I Nicolaescu*, University of Notre Dame
(94858240)

4:00 p.m.
Combinatorial Morse Theory.
Robin Forman*, Rice University
(94858159)

5:00 p.m.
Exact triangle in SeibergWitten Floer theory.
Matilde Marcolli*, MIT
BaiLing Wang, University of Adelaide
(94857122)

Sunday October 10, 1999, 9:30 a.m.12:45 p.m.
Special Session on Recent Developments in Index Theory, IV
Room 6.126, Robert Lee Moore Hall
Organizers:
Daniel S. Freed, University of Texas, Austin dafr@math.utexas.edu
John Roe, Pennsylvania State University roe@math.psu.edu

10:00 a.m.
Index Theory of Toeplitz Operators on Transformation Group C*algebras.
Efton Park*, Texas Christian University
(9484732)

11:00 a.m.
Coarse obstructions to positive scalar curvature metrics in noncompact quotients of symmetric spaces.
Stanley S Chang*, Rice University
(94819207)

12:00 p.m.
C*algebraic index theory and finite asymptotic dimension.
Nigel D Higson*, Penn State University
(94819304)
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