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2000 Fall Southeastern Section Meeting
Birmingham, AL, November 1012, 2000
Meeting #960
Associate secretaries:
John L Bryant, AMS
bryant@math.fsu.edu
Special Session on Billiards and Related Topics

Friday November 10, 2000, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Billiards and Related Topics, I
Room 148, Educational Building
Organizers:
Nikolai I. Chernov, University of Alabama at Birmingham chernov@math.uab.edu
Nandor Simanyi, University of Alabama at Birmingham simanyi@math.uab.edu

2:30 p.m.
Topological entropy of convex billiards with small obstacles.
Roberto Markarian*, IMERL, Universidad de la Rep\`ublica, Uruguay
(9605890)

3:00 p.m.
Measurements of decay of correlations in large particle systems.
Marek R Rychlik*, University of Arizona
(96070233)

3:30 p.m.
Search light in billiard tables.
Gregory Galperin*, Eastern Illinois University
(96037157)

4:00 p.m.
Decay of correlations for some almost Anosov systems.
Huyi Hu*, The University of Southern California
(96037210)

4:30 p.m.
Nonholonomic constraints, normal form and high frequency oscillations.
Mark Levi*, Penn State University
Warren Weckesser, University of Michigan
(96037134)

5:00 p.m.
Polyhedral billiards and a caricature on the BoltzmannSinai gas.
Eugene Gutkin*, Santa Monica, California
(9603743)

Saturday November 11, 2000, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Billiards and Related Topics, II
Room 148, Educational Building
Organizers:
Nikolai I. Chernov, University of Alabama at Birmingham chernov@math.uab.edu
Nandor Simanyi, University of Alabama at Birmingham simanyi@math.uab.edu

8:30 a.m.
Singularities in Multidimensional (Semi)Dispersing Billiards.
Peter Balint*, Renyi Institute of the H.A.S.
Nikolai Chernov, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Domokos Szasz, Technical University of Budapest
Peter I Toth, Technical University of Budapest
(96037127)

9:00 a.m.
The fundamental theorem for algebraic semidispersing billiards.
Domokos Szasz*, Technical University of Budapest
Nikolai Chernov, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Peter I. Toth, Technical University of Budapest
Peter Balint, Renyi Institute of the H.A.S.
(96037144)

9:30 a.m.
Billiards in truncated ellipses.
Gianluigi Del Magno*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(96037172)

10:00 a.m.
Subexponential estimate of local proliferation of singularities in 2D billiards.
Leonid A Bunimovich*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(96037100)

10:30 a.m.
Natural Asymptotic Measures on the Unstable, Stable and Invariant Manifolds of Open Billiard Systems in the Plane.
Peter A Richardson*, Baylor College Of Medicine / VHA
(96037212)

Saturday November 11, 2000, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Billiards and Related Topics, III
Room 148, Educational Building
Organizers:
Nikolai I. Chernov, University of Alabama at Birmingham chernov@math.uab.edu
Nandor Simanyi, University of Alabama at Birmingham simanyi@math.uab.edu

3:00 p.m.
Rigidity of Connected limit sets of conformal iterated function systems.
R. Daniel Mauldin*, University of North Texas
Mariusz Urbanski, University of North Texas
(96037103)

3:30 p.m.
On the Ergodicity of Geodesic Flow.
Robert M Kauffman*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(96037195)

4:00 p.m.
Orbits of unbounded energy in geodesic flows and time dependent potential and in other mechanical systems.
Amadeu Delshams, Univ Polit. Catalunya
Rafael de la Llave*, Univ of Texas, Austin
Tere Seara, Univ.Polit. Catalunya
(9603758)

4:30 p.m.
Embedded Surfaces with Anosov Geodesic Flow.
Victor J Donnay*, Bryn Mawr College
Charles Pugh, University of California at Berkeley
(96037160)

5:00 p.m.
Reflective properties of orientation reversing homeomorphisms of the plane.
Krystyna M Kuperberg*, Auburn University
(96058114)

5:30 p.m.
Chromos and Covering Residue Classes.
Pantelimon Stanica*, Auburn University Montgomery
(9600512)

Sunday November 12, 2000, 9:30 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Billiards and Related Topics, IV
Room 148, Educational Building
Organizers:
Nikolai I. Chernov, University of Alabama at Birmingham chernov@math.uab.edu
Nandor Simanyi, University of Alabama at Birmingham simanyi@math.uab.edu

9:30 a.m.
Dynamical Systems and Statistical Mechanics.
E. G. D. Cohen*, The Rockefeller University
(9608250)

10:00 a.m.
Kinetic Theory Methods for Lyapunov Exponents and KS Entropies.
Robert J Dorfman*, The University of Maryland at College Park
(96037161)

10:30 a.m.
Infinite billiards and statistical mechanics.
Carl P Dettmann*, University of Bristol
(96082147)

11:00 a.m.
Billiard gas dynamics in regions with moving boundaries.
Oliver R Knill*, Harvard University
(96037159)

11:30 a.m.
Billiards with a noncompact cusp.
Marco Lenci*, SUNY at Stony Brook
(96037208)
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