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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 Diophantine Problems

Saturday October 13, 2001, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Diophantine Problems, I
Room 202, Thompson Chemistry Lab
Organizers:
Edward B. Burger, Williams College Edward.B.Burger@williams.edu
Jeffrey D. Vaaler, University of Texas at Austin vaaler@fireant.ma.utexas.edu

9:00 a.m.
``The Magic Matrix'', a composition by Daniel Shanks.
Alfred J (Alf) van der Poorten*, Macquarie University, Sydney
(9711131)

9:30 a.m.
From Additive Number Theory to Rohlin's Lemma.
Wolfgang M. Schmidt*, University of Colorado
(9711193)

10:00 a.m.
Weyl's inequality.
Roger C Baker*, BYU
(9711138)

10:30 a.m.
Ternary Diophantine equations via modular forms.
Michael A Bennett*, U.B.C. / Illinois
Chris Skinner, U. of Michigan
(97111155)

Saturday October 13, 2001, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Diophantine Problems, II
Room 202, Thompson Chemistry Lab
Organizers:
Edward B. Burger, Williams College Edward.B.Burger@williams.edu
Jeffrey D. Vaaler, University of Texas at Austin vaaler@fireant.ma.utexas.edu

2:30 p.m.
Vu's thin basis theorem in Waring's problem.
Trevor D Wooley*, University of Michigan
(97111176)

3:00 p.m.
The Ideal Class Pairing and Isogenies of Elliptic Curves.
Duncan A Buell, University of South Carolina
Gregory S Call*, Amherst College
(97111122)

3:30 p.m.
Dense Egyptian Fractions.
Greg Martin*, University of British Columbia
(9711117)

4:00 p.m.
Congruences like Ramanujan's for the partition function.
Scott D Ahlgren*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Ken Ono, University of Wisconsin at Madison
(97111114)

4:30 p.m.
Numerical calculation of Mahler's measure.
Fernando Rodriguez Villegas*, University of Texas at Austin
(9711154)

Sunday October 14, 2001, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Diophantine Problems, III
Room 202, Thompson Chemistry Lab
Organizers:
Edward B. Burger, Williams College Edward.B.Burger@williams.edu
Jeffrey D. Vaaler, University of Texas at Austin vaaler@fireant.ma.utexas.edu

9:00 a.m.
Multivariate Diophantine equations with many solutions.
JanHendrik Evertse, Universiteit Leiden
Pieter Moree, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Cameron L Stewart*, University of Waterloo
Robert Tijdeman, Universiteit Leiden
(9711162)

9:30 a.m.
The Four Faces of Lifting for the Elliptic Curve Discrete Logarithm Problem.
Joseph H Silverman*, Brown University
(9711116)

10:00 a.m.
Placeholder only; will not appear anywhere unless real title/abstract materializes. Submitted by Salter.
John Tate*, University of Texas at Austin
(97100213)

10:30 a.m.
Algebraic Independence in Positive Characteristic.
Greg W Anderson, University of Minnesota
W. Dale Brownawell*, Penn State
Matthew A Papanikolas, Brown University
(97111163)

Sunday October 14, 2001, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Diophantine Problems, IV
Room 202, Thompson Chemistry Lab
Organizers:
Edward B. Burger, Williams College Edward.B.Burger@williams.edu
Jeffrey D. Vaaler, University of Texas at Austin vaaler@fireant.ma.utexas.edu

2:30 p.m.
View obstruction and lonely runners.
Thomas W Cusick*, SUNY at Buffalo
(9711153)

3:00 p.m.
Why most Thue inequalities should have few solutions.
Jeffrey L Thunder*, Northern Illinois University
(97111110)

3:30 p.m.
The linear diophantine problem of Frobenius.
Matthias Beck*, SUNY Binghamton
(9711124)

4:00 p.m.
A Multidimensional Continued Fraction Algorithm: Triangle Sequences.
Thomas A Garrity*, Williams College
(97111140)
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