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2000 Western Section Meeting
Santa Barbara, CA, March 1112, 2000
Meeting #951
Associate secretaries:
Bernard Russo, AMS
brusso@math.uci.edu
Special Session on Geometric Methods in 3manifolds

Saturday March 11, 2000, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Methods in 3manifolds, I
Room 2128, Girvetz Hall
Organizers:
Daryl Cooper, University of California, Santa Barbara cooper@math.ucsb.edu
Darren Long, University of California, Santa Barbara long@math.ucsb.edu
Martin Scharlemann, University of California, Santa Barbara mgscharl@math.ucsb.edu

8:00 a.m.
Taut foliations with one sided branching.
Danny Calegari*, UC Berkeley
(95157108)

8:30 a.m.
Seifert surfaces and sutured handlebodies.
Mark W Brittenham*, University of Nebraska
(95157138)

9:00 a.m.
Rcovered foliations in 3manifolds and transverse pseudoAnosov flows.
Sergio R Fenley*, Washington University
(95157148)

9:30 a.m.
Perturbing foliations.
Rachel Roberts*, Washington University
(9515730)

10:00 a.m.
Laminar Branched Surfaces in 3manifolds.
Tao Li*, California Institute of Technology
(9515718)

10:30 a.m.
The WeilPetersson metric and the geometry of hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Jeffrey F Brock*, Stanford University
(95130159)

Saturday March 11, 2000, 3:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Methods in 3manifolds, II
Room 2128, Girvetz Hall
Organizers:
Daryl Cooper, University of California, Santa Barbara cooper@math.ucsb.edu
Darren Long, University of California, Santa Barbara long@math.ucsb.edu
Martin Scharlemann, University of California, Santa Barbara mgscharl@math.ucsb.edu

3:00 p.m.
Spherical orbifolds and conemanifolds.
Daryl Cooper, UC Santa Barbara
Craig D Hodgson, Univ. of Melbourne
Steven P Kerckhoff*, Stanford University
(9515331)

3:30 p.m.
Kleinian groups generated by 2 parabolics.
Ian Agol*, UC Davis
(9515734)

4:00 p.m.
Arithmetic Links and 3Manifolds.
Mark D Baker*, Universite de Rennes 1
(9515719)

4:30 p.m.
Arithmetic knots in 3manifolds.
Alan W Reid*, University of Texas
Mark D Baker, I.R.M.A.R.
(95157140)

5:00 p.m.
Selfbumping of deformations spaces of hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Kenneth W Bromberg*, University of Michigan
John H Holt, University of Michigan
(9515729)

5:30 p.m.
A Diameter Bound for Closed Hyperbolic 3Manifolds.
Matthew E White*, U.C. Santa Barbara
(95157161)

6:00 p.m.
Small Eigenvalues of Sequences of Hyperbolic 3Manifolds.
Carol E. Fan*, Loyola Marymount University
Jay Jorgenson, City College of New York
(9515820)

Sunday March 12, 2000, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Methods in 3manifolds, III
Room 2128, Girvetz Hall
Organizers:
Daryl Cooper, University of California, Santa Barbara cooper@math.ucsb.edu
Darren Long, University of California, Santa Barbara long@math.ucsb.edu
Martin Scharlemann, University of California, Santa Barbara mgscharl@math.ucsb.edu

8:00 a.m.
Complexity of algorithms for 3manifolds.
Joachim H Rubinstein*, University of Melbourne
William H Jaco, Oklahoma State University
Ben Burton, University of Melbourne
David Lestcher, Oklahoma State University
(9515722)

8:30 a.m.
Layered triangulations and Heegaard splittings of lens spaces and small Seifert fibered spaces.
William H Jaco*, Oklahoma State University
David Letscher, Oklahoma State University
Hyam Rubinstein, University of Melbourne
Eric Sedgwick, DePaul University
(9515723)

9:00 a.m.
Geometric Triangulations of 3Manifolds.
David Letscher*, Oklahoma State
Greg Leibon, Dartmouth
(9515728)

9:30 a.m.
Brunnian links are determined by their complements.
Brian S Mangum*, Barnard College, Columbia University
Theodore Stanford, United States Naval Academy
(95157121)

10:00 a.m.
Virtual Betti Numbers of Closed Bundles.
Joseph D Masters*, Rice University
(9515751)

10:30 a.m.
Convex subgroups and torsion in CAT(0) groups.
Eric L Swenson*, BYU
(95120167)

Sunday March 12, 2000, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Methods in 3manifolds, IV
Room 2128, Girvetz Hall
Organizers:
Daryl Cooper, University of California, Santa Barbara cooper@math.ucsb.edu
Darren Long, University of California, Santa Barbara long@math.ucsb.edu
Martin Scharlemann, University of California, Santa Barbara mgscharl@math.ucsb.edu

3:00 p.m.
Alexander and Thurston norms of fibered 3manifolds.
Nathan M Dunfield*, Harvard University
(95157137)

3:30 p.m.
A symplectic model for the SeibergWitten Floer homology of mapping tori.
Michael L Hutchings*, Stanford University
(9515817)

4:00 p.m.
Convexity in Contact Topology.
John B Etnyre*, Stanford University
(9515714)

4:30 p.m.
Results in geometric group theory.
Jeremy Shor*, UCSB
(95120166)

5:00 p.m.
Intrinsically knotted or linked graphs in $R^3$.
Erica Flapan, Pomona College
Ramin Naimi*, Occidental College
James Pommersheim, Pomona College
(9515785)

5:30 p.m.
Stabilizations of Heegaard Splittings and PL Index 2 Minimal Surfaces.
Bachman C David*, Portland State University
(9515712)
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