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2001 Fall Eastern Section Meeting
Williamstown, MA, October 1314, 2001
Meeting #971
Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS
lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Special Session on Geometry and Topology of the Universe

Saturday October 13, 2001, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometry and Topology of the Universe, I
Room 123 (Wege Auditorium), Thompson Chemistry Lab
Organizers:
Colin C. Adams, Williams College Colin.Adams@williams.edu
Glenn Starkmann, Case Western Reserve University starkman@theory5.PHYS.CWRU.Edu
Jeffrey R. Weeks, Canton, New York weeks@northnet.org

9:00 a.m.
Elementary Introduction to Cosmic Crystallography.
JeanPierre Luminet*, Paris Observatory, France
(9718351)

9:40 a.m.
Elementary Introduction to Cosmic Topology and the Microwave Background.
Tarun Souradeep*, I.U.C.A.A., Pune, India
(97185137)

10:20 a.m.
Elementary Introduction to Brane Cosmology.
Nima ArkaniHamed*, Lawrence Berkeley Lab
(97185160)

Saturday October 13, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:35 p.m.
Special Session on Geometry and Topology of the Universe, II
Room 123 (Wege Auditorium), Thompson Chemistry Lab
Organizers:
Colin C. Adams, Williams College Colin.Adams@williams.edu
Glenn Starkmann, Case Western Reserve University starkman@theory5.PHYS.CWRU.Edu
Jeffrey R. Weeks, Canton, New York weeks@northnet.org

2:30 p.m.
Elementary Introduction to the Geometry of Manifolds.
John G Ratcliffe*, Vanderbilt University
(9715375)

3:10 p.m.
Elementary Introduction to Spin Structures.
Roger Penrose*, Oxford University
(97181184)

3:50 p.m.
Elementary Introduction to the Laplace Operator and its Generalizations.
Sigurdur Helgason*, MIT
(9715358)

4:30 p.m.
Elementary Introduction to Topological Defects.
JeanPhilippe Uzan*, Laboratoire de Physique Theorique, Orsay, France
(9718535)

5:10 p.m.
A guided tour of spherical 3manifolds.
Jeffrey R. Weeks*, Canton NY
(9715713)

5:20 p.m.
Topological lensing in spherical spaces.
Roland Lehoucq*, CEA Saclay, Service d'astrophysique
(9718542)

Sunday October 14, 2001, 8:15 a.m.10:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometry and Topology of the Universe, III
Room 123 (Wege Auditorium), Thompson Chemistry Lab
Organizers:
Colin C. Adams, Williams College Colin.Adams@williams.edu
Glenn Starkmann, Case Western Reserve University starkman@theory5.PHYS.CWRU.Edu
Jeffrey R. Weeks, Canton, New York weeks@northnet.org

8:15 a.m.
Quest for a selftuning braneworld solution to the cosmological constant problem.
James M Cline*, McGill University
(97183116)

8:35 a.m.
Inflationary Models  Basic Theory, Observational Implications and Tests.
Marek Demianski*, Warsaw University
(97185152)

8:55 a.m.
Cosmic Crystallographic Methods vs. Observational Uncertainties.
JeanPierre Luminet*, Paris Observatory
(9718352)

9:15 a.m.
Measuring Statistical isotropy of the Cosmic Microwave background.
Tarun Souradeep*, I.U.C.A.A.
(97185138)

9:35 a.m.
Implementing the matched circle search with MAP data.
Neil J Cornish*, Montana State University
(97151171)

9:55 a.m.
Compact Hyperbolic Manifolds as Extra Spatial Dimensions.
Mark Trodden*, Syracuse University
(9718382)

10:15 a.m.
Cosmology of Compact Hyperbolic Extra Dimensions.
Glenn D. Starkman*, Case Western Reserve University
Mark Trodden, Syracuse University
Dejan Stojkovic, University of Alberta
(97183102)

10:35 a.m.
(De)Constructing Dimensions.
Nima ArkaniHamed*, Lawrence Berkeley Lab
(97185161)
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