AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Day
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
Sunday November 5, 2000

Sunday November 5, 2000, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
First Floor, Havemeyer Building 
Sunday November 5, 2000, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Arithmetic Geometry and Modular Forms, II
Room 209, Havemeyer Building
Organizers:
Dorian Goldfeld, Columbia University goldfeld@columbia.edu
Paula Cohen, University of Lille Paula.Cohen@agat.univlille1.fr

8:00 a.m.
Families of Wildly Ramified Covers of Curves.
Rachel J Pries*, Columbia University
(95914179) 
8:30 a.m.
Modularity of Qcurves and twisted Fermat equations.
Jordan S Ellenberg*, Princeton University
(95911184) 
9:00 a.m.
Congruences between Hilbert Modular Forms.
Eyal Z Goren*, McGill University
(95911206) 
9:30 a.m.
Euler systems and MordellWeil groups over ring class fields of real quadratic fields.
Henri Darmon*, McGill University
(95911297) 
10:00 a.m.
Metrized line bundles on elements of the Tate Shafarevich group.
Lucien S Szpiro*, CNRS , CUNY
(95911213) 
10:30 a.m.
The Arakelov zeta function of van der Geer and Schoof.
Jeffrey C Lagarias*, AT\&T Labs
Eric Rains, AT\&T Labs
(95911112)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday November 5, 2000, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
First Floor, Havemeyer Building 
Sunday November 5, 2000, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Differential Algebra and Related Topics, III
Room 410, International Affairs Building
Organizers:
Li Guo, Rutgers University at Newark liguo@newark.rutgers.edu
William Keigher, Rutgers University at Newark keigher@newark.rutgers.edu
William Sit, City College (CUNY) wyscc@cunyvm.cuny.edu

8:30 a.m.
Generalized Differential Resultants and Differential Reultant Sytems in the Ordinary Case.
Giuseppa Carra'Ferro*, University of Catania
(95913259) 
9:00 a.m.
A $p$adic Algorithm for Computing Gr\"obner Bases.
Elizabeth A. Arnold*, Texas A\&M University
(95913241) 
9:30 a.m.
Characteristic Sets and Grobner Bases.
Sally D Morrison*, Bucknell University
(95912240) 
10:00 a.m.
Factorisation Free Algorithms in Differential and Difference Algebra.
Evelyne Hubert*, INRIA
(95939226) 
10:30 a.m.
Definitive Computation of BernsteinSato Polynomials.
Anton Leykin*, University of Minnesota
(95914145)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday November 5, 2000, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, III
Room 411, International Affairs Building
Organizers:
Irena Peeva, Cornell University irena@math.cornell.edu
Luchezar Avramov, Purdue University avramov@math.purdue.edu

8:30 a.m.
Do characteristic p power series yield pfractals?
Paul Monsky*, Brandeis University
(95913109) 
9:00 a.m.
Acyclicity of Tate extensions.
Srikanth Iyengar*, University of Sheffield
(95913101) 
9:30 a.m.
Higher Sally modules.
Claudia Polini*, University of Oregon
(95913192) 
10:00 a.m.
Jets of singular pairs.
Mircea I Mustata*, University of California, Berkeley
(95914176) 
10:30 a.m.
An algebraic proof of Zak's inequality for the dimension of the Gauss image.
Aron Simis, Federal University of Pernambuco
Karen Smith, University of Michigan
Bernd Ulrich*, Michigan State University
(95913214)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday November 5, 2000, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations, III
Room 403, International Affairs Building
Organizers:
ZhengChao Han, Rutgers University zchan@math.rutgers.edu
A. Shadi TahvildarZadeh, Princeton University shadi@princeton.edu

8:30 a.m.
Singular Perturbations and First Order PDE on Manifolds.
David Holcman*, Weizmann institute of science
Ivan Kupka, Paris VI university
(9595398) 
9:00 a.m.
Stability of localized solutions of a LandauLifshitz equation.
Stephen J Gustafson*, Courant Institute
Jalal Shatah, Courant Institute
(95935250) 
9:30 a.m.
Hamiltonian motions under strong constrains.
Jalal Shatah, Courant Institute
Chongchun Zeng*, University of Virginia
(95935191) 
10:00 a.m.
Liouville Properties and a conjecture of de Giorgi.
Changfeng Gui*, University of Connecticut
(95935234) 
10:30 a.m.
Liouville and Harnack type theorems for semilinear elliptic equations.
Lei Zhang*, Rutgers University
(95935120)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday November 5, 2000, 8:40 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Arrangements of Hyperplanes, III
Room 207, Mathematics Building
Organizers:
Michael J. Falk, Northern Arizona University michael.falk@nau.edu
Alexander I. Suciu, Northeastern University alexsuciu@neu.edu

8:40 a.m.
Resonance Varieties and Tangent Cones to Characteristic Varieties.
Daniel Matei*, University of Rochester
Alexander I Suciu, Northeastern University
(95914167) 
9:15 a.m.
Random walks and hyperplane arrangements.
Kenneth S. Brown*, Cornell University
(95960122) 
9:50 a.m.
A commutative algebra for oriented matroids.
Raul Cordovil*, Dept. Math. IST
(95905232) 
10:25 a.m.
Matroids and quotients of spheres.
Edward B Swartz*, Cornell University
(95952245)

8:40 a.m.

Sunday November 5, 2000, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial Group Theory, III
Room 404, International Affairs Building
Organizers:
Gilbert Baumslag, City College (CUNY) gilbert@groups.sci.ccny.cuny.edu
Sean T. Cleary, City College (CUNY) cleary@scisun.sci.ccny.cuny.edu
Alexei Myasnikov, City College (CUNY)
Vladimir Shplirain, City College (CUNY) shpil@groups.sci.ccny.cuny.edu

9:00 a.m.
Quotients of automorphism groups of free groups.
Martin R Bridson, University of Oxford
Karen Vogtmann*, Cornell University
(95920233) 
9:30 a.m.
Computation in groups using quantum automata.
Eric M Freden*, Southern Utah University
(95920107) 
10:00 a.m.
The residual finiteness of onerelator groups with torsion.
Daniel T Wise*, Brandeis University
(95920196) 
10:30 a.m.
Tame almost primitive elements.
Gerhard Rosenberger*, University of Dortmund, Germany
(95920174)

9:00 a.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, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry, III
Room 417, Mathematics Building
Organizers:
Sorin Popescu, Columbia University psorin@math.columbia.edu
Lev A. Borisov, Columbia University lborisov@math.columbia.edu

9:00 a.m.
Elementary Transversality in the Schubert Calculus.
Frank Sottile*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(95914163) 
9:30 a.m.
The structure sheaf of a quiver variety.
Anders S Buch*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(95914190) 
10:00 a.m.
Toric Residues and Hypergeometric Functions.
Eduardo Cattani*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Alicia Dickenstein, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Bernd Sturmfels, University of California, Berkeley
(95914140) 
10:30 a.m.
Szpiro Inequality for Symplectic Lefshetz Pencils.
Fedor A Bogomolov*, Courant Institute of Mathemaical Sciences
(95914219)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday November 5, 2000, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Special Session on Riemannian Manifolds and Their Limit Spaces, III
Room 405, International Affairs Building
Organizers:
Xiaochun Rong, Rutgers University rong@math.rutgers.edu
Christina Sormani, Lehman College, CUNY sormanic@member.ams.org

9:00 a.m.
Differentiability of Lipschitz functions on metric measure spaces.
Jeff Cheeger*, Courant Institute, NYU
(95958277) 
9:45 a.m.
Hausdorff Convergence and Universal Covers.
Christina Sormani, Lehman College, CUNY
Guofang Wei*, UCSB
(95953146) 
10:30 a.m.
On fundamental groups of manifolds of nonnegative curvature.
Burkhard Wilking*, University of Pennsylvania
(95953239)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday November 5, 2000, 9:35 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Symbolic Computation and Kleinian Groups, III
Room 203, Mathematics Building
Organizers:
Jane P. Gilman, Rutgers University gilman@andromeda.rutgers.edu
Mika K. Seppala, Florida State University Mika.Seppala@fsu.edu

9:35 a.m.
Little groups and Jacobians.
Angel Carocca, P. Universidad Cat\'olica de Chile
Rub{\'\i} E. Rodr{\'\i}guez*, P. Universidad Cat\'olica de Chile
(95930172) 
10:00 a.m.
Computations with Tori.
Eric Klassen, Florida State University
Craig A Nolder*, Florida State University
Mika K Seppala, Florida State University
Tyler Sutton, Florida State University
(95930236) 
10:25 a.m.
Numerical Uniformization.
Mika Sepp\"al\"a*, Florida State University
(95930254)

9:35 a.m.

Sunday November 5, 2000, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
Topology of hyperplane arrangements.
Room 309, Havemeyer Building
Alexander I. Suciu*, Northeastern University
(9595701) 
Sunday November 5, 2000, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial Group Theory, IV
Room 404, International Affairs Building
Organizers:
Gilbert Baumslag, City College (CUNY) gilbert@groups.sci.ccny.cuny.edu
Sean T. Cleary, City College (CUNY) cleary@scisun.sci.ccny.cuny.edu
Alexei Myasnikov, City College (CUNY)
Vladimir Shplirain, City College (CUNY) shpil@groups.sci.ccny.cuny.edu

2:30 p.m.
Test elements in hyperbolic groups.
Edward C. Turner*, SUNY Albany
(95920135) 
3:00 p.m.
Proper actions of lattices on contractible manifolds.
Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah
Mark Feighn*, Rutgers University, Newark
(95920149) 
3:30 p.m.
Free nilpotent groups are nondiscriminating.
Benjamin Fine*, Fairfield University
Anthony Gaglione, United States Naval Academy
Alexei Myasnikov, City College
Dennis Spellman, Temple University
(95920223) 
4:00 p.m.
Multiplication tables of groups.
Robert H Gilman*, Stevens Institute of Technology
(95900216) 
4:30 p.m.
On fixed subgroups of a free group.
Enric Ventura*, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Armando Martino, City University of London, UK
(95920244)

2:30 p.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.

Sunday November 5, 2000, 2:30 p.m.5:15 p.m.
Special Session on Arrangements of Hyperplanes, IV
Room 207, Mathematics Building
Organizers:
Michael J. Falk, Northern Arizona University michael.falk@nau.edu
Alexander I. Suciu, Northeastern University alexsuciu@neu.edu

2:30 p.m.
There is no tame triangulation of the infinite real Grassmannian.
Laura M Anderson*, Texas A\&M University
James F Davis, Indiana University
(95905224) 
3:05 p.m.
Gr\"obner fans of codimension three lattice ideals.
Serkan Ho\c{s}ten, San Francisco State University
Diane Maclagan*, Institute for Advanced Study
Bernd Sturmfels, University of California, Berkeley
(95913284) 
3:40 p.m.
The other braid monoid.
David Bessis*, Yale University
(95920153) 
4:15 p.m.
Deformations of hyperplane arrangements.
Michel Jambu*, Universit\'e de Nantes, France
(95952296) 
4:50 p.m.
Stability and Jump Loci for a family of bundles on ${\bf P}^2$.
Hal Schenck*, Harvard University
(95914156)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday November 5, 2000, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Arithmetic Geometry and Modular Forms, III
Room 209, Havemeyer Building
Organizers:
Dorian Goldfeld, Columbia University goldfeld@columbia.edu
Paula Cohen, University of Lille Paula.Cohen@agat.univlille1.fr

2:30 p.m.
Modular Correspondances and Invariant Measures.
Emmanuel B Ullmo*, Princeton University
(95911181) 
3:00 p.m.
Small points for a family of heights.
ShouWu Zhang*, Columbia University
(95911137) 
3:30 p.m.
Vanishing of twists of modular Lfunctions.
Brian Conrey*, American Institute of Mathematics
Jonathan P Keating, BRIMS
Michael Rubinstein, University of Texas
Nina C Snaith, Bristol University
(95911185) 
4:00 p.m.
Base change and a problem of Serre.
Christopher McLean Skinner*, University of Michigan
(95911299) 
4:30 p.m.
The Hecke convergence factor and modular forms of small negative even integral weight.
Marvin I. Knopp*, Temple University
(95911298) 
5:00 p.m.
Elliptic Curves and $A_n$ Extensions of $\mathbb{Q}$.
Mark F Evans*, Vassar College
(9591196) 
5:30 p.m.
The BlochKato conjecture for the adjoint motive of a modular form.
Fred Diamond, Brandeis University
Matthias Falch, California Institute for Technology
Li Guo*, Rutgers University  Newark
(95911200)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday November 5, 2000, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Differential Algebra and Related Topics, IV
Room 410, International Affairs Building
Organizers:
Li Guo, Rutgers University at Newark liguo@newark.rutgers.edu
William Keigher, Rutgers University at Newark keigher@newark.rutgers.edu
William Sit, City College (CUNY) wyscc@cunyvm.cuny.edu

2:30 p.m.
Formulas for Liouvillian solutions of (third order) linear differential equations.
Michael F Singer, North Carolina State University
Felix A Ulmer*, Universite de Rennes 1
(95912115) 
3:00 p.m.
On initial value problems for ordinary differentialalgebraic equations.
Frank Leon Pritchard*, York College of The City University of New York
William Yu Sit, The City College of The City University of New York
(95934124) 
3:30 p.m.
The ring of global sections of diffspec $R$.
Jerald J Kovacic*, New York, NY
(9591485) 
4:00 p.m.
Algebraic solutions of linear differential equations.
Mark van Hoeij*, Florida State University
(95934105) 
4:30 p.m.
On the invariants of linear ordinary differential equations.
Manuel Bronstein*, INRIA
(95934220) 
5:00 p.m.
Differential equations in positive characteristic.
Marius van der Put*, University of Groningen
(95934285)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday November 5, 2000, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, IV
Room 411, International Affairs Building
Organizers:
Irena Peeva, Cornell University irena@math.cornell.edu
Luchezar Avramov, Purdue University avramov@math.purdue.edu

2:30 p.m.
The Canonical Element Conjecture as representation theory of Gorenstein rings.
Jan R Strooker*, Universiteit Utrecht
(95913131) 
3:00 p.m.
Gorenstein algebras from sections of modules.
Jan O Kleppe, Oslo University College
Chris S Peterson*, Colorado State University
(95913158) 
3:30 p.m.
Polynomials with general $\mathbf C^2$fibers are variables.
Shulim Kaliman*, University of Miami
(95913261)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday November 5, 2000, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry, IV
Room 417, Mathematics Building
Organizers:
Sorin Popescu, Columbia University psorin@math.columbia.edu
Lev A. Borisov, Columbia University lborisov@math.columbia.edu

2:30 p.m.
Factorization of birational maps.
Kalle Karu*, Harvard University
(95951271) 
3:00 p.m.
Rational points on algebraic surfaces.
Yuri Tschinkel*, Princeton University
(95914225) 
3:30 p.m.
The Hard Lefschetz theorem and the topology of semismall maps.
Mark Andrea A de Cataldo*, SUNY at Stony Brook
Luca Migliorini, University of Trento
(95914154) 
4:00 p.m.
Algebraic and geometric isomonodromic deformations.
Charles F Doran*, Columbia University
(95914168)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday November 5, 2000, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations, IV
Room 403, International Affairs Building
Organizers:
ZhengChao Han, Rutgers University zchan@math.rutgers.edu
A. Shadi TahvildarZadeh, Princeton University shadi@princeton.edu

2:30 p.m.
A priori estimate for a class of MongeAmpere type equation.
SunYung A Chang*, Princeton University
(95935231) 
3:00 p.m.
Apriori Estimaes on Scalar Curvature Equations and Gaussian Curvature in Negative Case.
Wenxiong Chen*, Southwest Missouri State University
Congming Li, University of Colorado
(95935108) 
3:30 p.m.
On the motion of the interface between two fluids.
Sijue Wu*, University of Maryland, College Park
(95935212) 
4:00 p.m.
Existence results for some polymeric flows.
Nader Masmoudi*, Courant Institute
(95935186)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday November 5, 2000, 3:00 p.m.5:45 p.m.
Special Session on Riemannian Manifolds and Their Limit Spaces, IV
Room 405, International Affairs Building
Organizers:
Xiaochun Rong, Rutgers University rong@math.rutgers.edu
Christina Sormani, Lehman College, CUNY sormanic@member.ams.org

3:00 p.m.
Curvature, momentum and variance.
JyhYang Wu*, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
(95958161) 
3:45 p.m.
Discussion. 
4:30 p.m.
A deformation of noncompact Einstein solvmanifolds.
Megan M Kerr*, Wellesley College
(95953222) 
5:15 p.m.
A variational approach for homogeneous Einstein metrics.
Wolfgang Ziller*, University of Pennsylvania
Christoph Boehm, Universitaet Kiel
McKenzie Wang, McMaster University
(95953121)

3:00 p.m.