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2001 Spring Southeastern Section Meeting
Columbia, SC, March 1618, 2001
Meeting #963
Associate secretaries:
John L Bryant, AMS
bryant@math.fsu.edu
Special Session on Geometry of Curves and Surfaces

Friday March 16, 2001, 2:30 p.m.5:45 p.m.
Special Session on Geometry of Curves and Surfaces, I
Room 302, Gambrell Hall
Organizers:
Mohammad Ghomi, University of South Carolina, Columbia ghomi@math.sc.edu
Ralph E. Howard, University of South Carolina, Columbia howard@math.sc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Integrable Geometric Evolution Equations for Curves.
Thomas A. Ivey*, College of Charleston
(9635313)

3:00 p.m.
Evolving piecewise linear convex curves in the plane.
Alina Stancu*, Universite des Sciences et Technologies de Lille
(96353149)

3:30 p.m.
Constructing Knot Isotopies with Geometric Constraints Using Holonomic Space Curves.
Eddie Fuller*, Duke University
(96353140)

4:00 p.m.
A notion of criticality for ropelength.
Joseph H Fu*, University of Georgia
(96349196)

4:30 p.m.
Ropelength, thickness and conformal modulus of links.
Rob Kusner*, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
(96353192)

5:00 p.m.
Many knot energies are minimized by circles.
Aaron Abrams, University of Georgia
Jason H Cantarella*, University of Georgia
Joseph Fu, University of Georgia
Mohammad Ghomi, University of South Carolina
Ralph Howard, University of South Carolina
(96353216)

Saturday March 17, 2001, 8:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Geometry of Curves and Surfaces, II
Room 302, Gambrell Hall
Organizers:
Mohammad Ghomi, University of South Carolina, Columbia ghomi@math.sc.edu
Ralph E. Howard, University of South Carolina, Columbia howard@math.sc.edu

8:30 a.m.
Skew Loops and Quadric Surfaces.
Mohammad Ghomi*, University of South Carolina
Bruce Solomon, Indiana University
(96353179)

9:00 a.m.
Explicit Solutions to the HSurface Equation on Tori.
Henry C Wente*, The University of Toledo
(96353174)

9:30 a.m.
The Convex Hull Property and Topology of Hypersurfaces with Nonnegative Curvature.
Stephanie Alexander*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Mohammad Ghomi, University of South Carolina
(96353224)

10:00 a.m.
The Second Hull of a Knotted Curve.
John M Sullivan*, University of Illinois
Jason Cantarella, Univ. of Georgia
Rob Kusner, UMass/Amherst
Greg Kuperberg, UC Davis
(96351184)

Saturday March 17, 2001, 3:00 p.m.6:15 p.m.
Special Session on Geometry of Curves and Surfaces, III
Room 302, Gambrell Hall
Organizers:
Mohammad Ghomi, University of South Carolina, Columbia ghomi@math.sc.edu
Ralph E. Howard, University of South Carolina, Columbia howard@math.sc.edu

3:00 p.m.
Nonpositively curved surfaces in Euclidean Space.
Andrejs E Treibergs*, University of Utah
(9635330)

3:30 p.m.
Isometric immersions of the Euclidean plane into Euclidean 4space.
Joel L Weiner*, University of Hawaii at Manoa
(96353128)

4:00 p.m.
Smooth minimal surfaces in the Heisenberg group.
Scott D Pauls*, Rice University
(9635316)

4:30 p.m.
On the finite time singularities of the heat flow for harmonic maps from surfaces.
Jie Qing*, UCSC
(96353145)

5:00 p.m.
Continua of singular minimal graphs.
John McCuan*, Georgia Tech
(96353150)

5:30 p.m.
Areaminimizing Surfaces in Cones.
Frank Morgan*, Williams College
(96349181)

Sunday March 18, 2001, 9:30 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometry of Curves and Surfaces, IV
Room 302, Gambrell Hall
Organizers:
Mohammad Ghomi, University of South Carolina, Columbia ghomi@math.sc.edu
Ralph E. Howard, University of South Carolina, Columbia howard@math.sc.edu

9:30 a.m.
Unfoldings of Space Curves.
Mohammad Ghomi, University of South Carolina
Ralph Howard*, University of South Carolina
(96353133)

10:00 a.m.
Minimal Varieties and pharmonic maps.
Shihshu Walter Wei*, Department of Mathematics, University of Oklahoma
(96353193)

10:30 a.m.
An Analysis of CompletelyPositive TracePreserving Maps on $\mathcal{M}_2$.
Mary Beth Ruskai, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Stanislaw Szarek, Case Western Reserve University
Elisabeth M Werner*, Case Western Reserve University
(96381132)

11:00 a.m.
Spines and Topology of Thin Riemannian 3Manifolds.
Stephanie B Alexander, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Richard L Bishop*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(96353222)

11:30 a.m.
Diffeomorphisms of the Circle and Hyperbolic Curvature.
David A Singer*, Case Western Reserve University
(9635350)
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