AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Special Session
Current as of Tuesday, April 12, 2005 15:10:13
2000 Fall Eastern Section Meeting
New York, NY, November 45, 2000
Meeting #959
Associate secretaries: Lesley M Sibner, AMS lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Special Session on the Topology of 3Manifolds

Saturday November 4, 2000, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on the Topology of 3Manifolds, I
Room 312, Mathematics Building
Organizers:
Joan S. Birman, Barnard College jb@math.columbia.edu
Brian S. Mangum, Barnard College mangum@math.columbia.edu
Walter D. Neumann, Barnard College neumann@math.columbia.edu

9:00 a.m.
The Orbifold Theorem.
Daryl Cooper*, UCSB
Craig Hodgson, Melbourne
Steve Kerckhoff, Stanford
(95957166) 
9:30 a.m.
Covering spaces and Dehn fillings.
Cynthia L. Curtis*, The College of New Jersey
(95957198) 
10:00 a.m.
Towards unification of number theory and 3dimensional topology.
Adam S Sikora*, CRM/ISM
(95957288) 
10:30 a.m.
Mahler measure and Alexander polynomials of links.
Daniel S Silver*, University of South Alabama
Susan G Williams, University of South Alabama
(95957103)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday November 4, 2000, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on the Topology of 3Manifolds, II
Room 312, Mathematics Building
Organizers:
Joan S. Birman, Barnard College jb@math.columbia.edu
Brian S. Mangum, Barnard College mangum@math.columbia.edu
Walter D. Neumann, Barnard College neumann@math.columbia.edu

2:30 p.m.
Cusp volumes and cusp densities for hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Colin C Adams*, Williams College
(95957260) 
3:00 p.m.
Metric characterizations of spherical and Euclidean buildings.
Ruth M Charney*, Ohio State University
Alexander Lytchak, University of Bonn
(95920273) 
3:30 p.m.
All flat manifolds are hyperbolic orbifold cusp crosssections.
Darren D Long*, UC Santa Barbara
Alan W Reid, University of Texas
(95957116) 
4:00 p.m.
The Quest for the Low Volume Hyperbolic 3Manifold.
Robert Meyerhoff*, Boston College
(95957272) 
4:30 p.m.
Bounded geometry for hyperbolic manifolds.
Yair N Minsky*, SUNY at Stony Brook
(95957175) 
5:00 p.m.
The double of the figure eight is GFERF.
Alan W Reid*, U. T. Austin
Darren Long, U.C.S.B.
(95957188)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday November 5, 2000, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on the Topology of 3Manifolds, III
Room 312, Mathematics Building
Organizers:
Joan S. Birman, Barnard College jb@math.columbia.edu
Brian S. Mangum, Barnard College mangum@math.columbia.edu
Walter D. Neumann, Barnard College neumann@math.columbia.edu

9:00 a.m.
The YangMills Measure in the Kauffman Bracket Skein Module.
Doug Bullock, Boise State University
Charles D Frohman*, University of Iowa
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska, Boise State University
(95957129) 
9:30 a.m.
3Manifolds up to complexity 9 Carlo Petronio (joint with Bruno Martelli).
Carlo Petronio*, University of Pisa
(9595794) 
10:00 a.m.
Symplectic structure on colorings of tangles.
Jozef H Przytycki*, George Washington University
(95957278) 
10:30 a.m.
On special 2polyhedra and fake surfaces.
Du\v{s}an Repov\v{s}*, University of Ljubljana
(9595793)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday November 5, 2000, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on the Topology of 3Manifolds, IV
Room 312, Mathematics Building
Organizers:
Joan S. Birman, Barnard College jb@math.columbia.edu
Brian S. Mangum, Barnard College mangum@math.columbia.edu
Walter D. Neumann, Barnard College neumann@math.columbia.edu

2:30 p.m.
A new class of useful surfaces in 3manifolds.
David C Bachman*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(95957294) 
3:00 p.m.
The mapping class group of a genus 2 surface is linear.
Stephen J Bigelow, Berkeley
Ryan D Budney*, Cornell
(9595782) 
3:30 p.m.
Dynnikov's formulas for the linear ordering of braids.
Patrick Dehornoy*, University of Caen, France
(95957183) 
4:00 p.m.
Torsion elements in the mapping class group of a surface.
Feng Luo*, Rutgers University
(95957147) 
4:30 p.m.
Ordering 3manifold groups.
Dale P. Rolfsen*, University of British Columbia
Bert Wiest, UBCPIMS postdoctoral fellow
Steven Boyer, UQAM
(95955117) 
5:00 p.m.
Unknotting tunnels and Seifert surfaces.
Martin Scharlemann*, U. C. Santa Barbara
(95957159)

2:30 p.m.