AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Day
Current as of Tuesday, April 12, 2005 15:10:43
2002 Fall Eastern Section Meeting
Boston, MA, October 56, 2002
Meeting #979
Associate secretaries: Lesley M Sibner, AMS lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Saturday October 5, 2002

Saturday October 5, 2002, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Indoor Quad, Mezzanine Level, Curry Student Center 
Saturday October 5, 2002, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Gallery, Mezzanine Level, Curry Student Center 
Saturday October 5, 2002, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry, I
Room 230, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Matthew A. Papanikolas, Brown University map@math.brown.edu
Siman Wong, University of Massachusetts, Amherst siman@math.umass.edu

8:00 a.m.
Speculations on the ranks of elliptic curves.
Douglas Ulmer*, University of Arizona
(9791149) 
8:30 a.m.
An extension of the FontaineMazur Conjecture.
Farshid Hajir*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(9791163) 
9:00 a.m.
The arithmetic of mregular partition functions.
David K Penniston*, Furman University
(97911229) 
9:30 a.m.
Greenberg's conjecture: a nonabelian example.
William G. McCallum*, University of Arizona
Romyar T. Sharifi, Harvard University
(97911201) 
10:00 a.m.
Weierstrass points on $X_0(p)$ and supersingular $j$invariants.
Scott Ahlgren*, University of Illinois
(9791191) 
10:30 a.m.
Picard modular varieties in positive characteristic.
Jeffrey D Achter*, Columbia University
(97914205)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 8:15 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Hilbert Schemes, I
Room 330, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Mark De Cataldo, SUNY at Stony Brook mde@math.sunysb.edu
Anthony A. Iarrobino, Northeastern University a.iarrobino@neu.edu

9:00 a.m.
The ample cone of the Hilbert scheme of points in the plane and of the Hilbert scheme of space curves.
Gerd Gotzmann*, Rheine,Germany
(9791431) 
9:40 a.m.
On the geometry of the parabolic Hilbert schemes.
Takuro Mochizuki*, Osaka City University, Institute for Advanced Study
(9791429) 
10:20 a.m.
An application of Hilbert schemes to some enumerative problems.
Heather J. Russell*, Oklahoma State University
(97914156)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Developments and Applications in Differential Geometry, I
Room 130, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
ChuuLian Terng, Northeastern University terng@neu.edu
Xiaobo Liu, University of Notre Dame xliu3@nd.edu

8:30 a.m.
Discussion. 
9:00 a.m.
Counting FourierMukai Partners of K3 Surfaces.
Bong H Lian*, Brandeis University
(9795165) 
9:30 a.m.
Special Lagrangian Submanifolds and Mirror Symmetry.
Sema Salur*, Northwestern University
(97953237) 
10:00 a.m.
Special Lagrangian cones over tori.
Emma E. Carberry*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ian McIntosh, University of York
(97953210) 
10:30 a.m.
The CamassaHolm hierarchy, $r$matrix structure, and algebrogeometric solution.
Darryl D Holm, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Zhijun Qiao*, Los Alamos National Laboratory
(9793519)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Quivers and Their Generalizations, I
Room 173, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Alex Martsinkovsky, Northeastern University
Gordana G. Todorov, Northeastern University
Jerzy M. Weyman, Northeastern University weyman@neu.edu
Andrei V. Zelevinsky, Northeastern University andrei@neu.edu

8:30 a.m.
Quiver varieties and infinite Grassmannians of type A.
Maxim Vybornov*, MIT
(97914242) 
9:10 a.m.
Lie algebras associated to a Dynkin quiver.
Igor Frenkel, Yale
Anton Malkin*, MIT
Maxim Vybornov, MIT
(97916169) 
9:50 a.m.
Regions of the canonical basis of a quantized enveloping algebra.
Robert J Marsh*, University of Leicester
Markus Reineke, BUGH Wuppertal
(9791734) 
10:25 a.m.
Standard Monomial Theory for Affine SL(n).
V Lakshmibai, Northeastern University
Peter Magyar*, Michigan State University
Jerzy Weyman, Northeastern University
(97914226)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Recent Developments in the Orbit Method for Real and padic Groups, I
Room 344, Curry Student Center
Organizers:
Donald R. King, Northeastern University donking@neu.edu
Alfred G. Noel, University of Massachusetts, Boston alfred.noel@umb.edu

8:30 a.m.
Some tiny unitary representations of indefinite orthogonal groups.
Anthony W. Knapp*, State University of New York at Stony Brook
(9792207) 
9:00 a.m.
Associated varieties and signatures of Hermitian forms.
David A. Vogan*, MIT
(9792266) 
9:30 a.m.
Discussion. 
10:00 a.m.
Admissible nilpotent orbits of $p$adic split exceptional groups.
Monica Nevins*, University of Ottawa
(97922155) 
10:30 a.m.
Components of the Springer Fiber and Domino Tableaux.
Thomas Pietraho*, Bowdoin College
(9792268)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on The Mathematics of Water Waves, I
Room 140, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Diane Henderson, Pennsylvania State University dmh@math.psu.edu
Gene Wayne, Boston University cew@math.bu.edu

8:30 a.m.
Rigorous approximations of water waves.
Guido Schneider, University of Karlsruhe
C. Eugene Wayne*, Boston University
(9793579) 
9:00 a.m.
Existence, Analyticity, and Stable Computation of Traveling Water Waves.
David P Nicholls*, University of Notre Dame
(97976124) 
9:30 a.m.
Boussinesq models of shallow water waves.
Min Chen*, University of Central Florida
(97976234) 
10:00 a.m.
Higher order corrections to KdV approximations.
J. Douglas Wright*, Boston University
(97935117) 
10:30 a.m.
Hamiltonians and long wave expansions for the dynamics of free surfaces and interfaces.
Walter Craig*, McMaster University
Philippe Guyenne, McMaster University
Henrik Kalisch, Lund University
(9797680)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Convex Geometry, I
Room 50, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Daniel A. Klain, University of Massachusetts, Lowell Daniel_Klain@uml.edu
Elisabeth Werner, Case Western Reserve University emw2@po.cwru.edu

8:30 a.m.
Extremal slabs in the cube and the Laplace transform.
Franck Barthe, University of MarnelaVallee
Alexander Koldobsky*, University of MissouriColumbia
(9795230) 
9:00 a.m.
Volume of Projections of Convex Bodies via Fourier Transform.
Alexander Koldobsky, University of MissouriColumbia
Dmitry Ryabogin, University of MissouriColumbia
Artem Zvavitch*, University of MIssouriColumbia
(97952100) 
9:30 a.m.
Euclidean sections of direct sums of normed spaces.
A. E. Litvak*, University of Alberta
V. D. Milman, Tel Aviv University
(97946130) 
10:00 a.m.
Coordinate projections of convex bodies.
Mark Rudelson*, University of Missouri
Roman Vershynin, University of Alberta
(97952193) 
10:30 a.m.
Inequalities related to convex bodies and applications.
Yehoram Gordon*, Technion  Israel Institute of Technology
(97952225)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Modern Schubert Calculus, I
Room 150, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Frank Sottile, University of Massachusetts, Amherst sottile@math.umass.edu
Christopher T. Woodward, Rutgers University ctw@math.rutgers.edu

9:00 a.m.
GKM spaces with nonisolated fixed points.
Victor Guillemin*, MIT
Tara S Holm, MIT
(97914223) 
9:30 a.m.
Schur and Schubert polynomials are Thom polynomials.
Richard Rimanyi*, Ohio State University
(9791490) 
10:00 a.m.
Schubert Calculus on BottSamelson Manifolds.
Rebecca Goldin*, George Mason University
(97953196) 
10:30 a.m.
Polynomials associated to BottSamelson resolutions and torsion in intersection cohomology.
Tom Braden*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(97914144)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems, I
Room 119, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Stanley J. Eigen, Northeastern University eigen@neu.edu
Vidhu S. Prasad, University of Massachusetts, Lowell vidhu_prasad@uml.edu

9:00 a.m.
Rank one mixing actions of discrete Abelian groups.
Adam Fieldsteel, Wesleyan University
Andr\'es del Junco*, University of Toronto
(97928177) 
9:30 a.m.
Lower Bounds for Upcrossings of Ergodic Averages.
Sebastian E Ferrando*, Ryerson University
Pedro Catuogno, Mar del Plata National University
Alfredo Gonzalez, Mar del Plata National University
(97928122) 
10:00 a.m.
Local Rigidity of Group Actions.
David M Fisher*, Lehman College, CUNY
G A Margulis, Yale University
(97937219) 
10:30 a.m.
Growth of typical orbits on homogeneous spaces.
Dmitry Y Kleinbock*, Brandeis University
(9793784)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Special Session on Singularities in Algebraic and Analytic Geometry, I
Room 470, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Terence Gaffney, Northeastern University gaff@neu.edu
David B. Massey, Northeastern University dmassey@neu.edu
Caroline Grant Melles, U. S. Naval Academy cgg@usna.edu

Saturday October 5, 2002, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Quantum Information Theory, I
Room 70, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Christopher K. King, Northeastern University king@neu.edu
Mary Beth Ruskai, University of Massachusetts, Lowell bruskai@cs.uml.edu

9:00 a.m.
Entanglement and Quantum Error Correction.
Michael D Westmoreland*, Denison University
(97981183) 
9:30 a.m.
Continuoustime quantum error correction.
C S Ahn, Caltech
A C Doherty, Caltech
A J Landahl*, MIT
(97981139) 
10:00 a.m.
Empirically Combining Methods of Quantum Error Correction and Avoidance.
Mark S. Byrd*, Harvard University
Daniel A. Lidar, University of Toronto
(9798196) 
10:30 a.m.
Quantum Dynamical Semigroup Tomography.
Timothy F Havel*, MIT
(9791581)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on The History of Mathematics, I
Room 333, Curry Student Center
Organizers:
Adrian C. Rice, RandolphMacon College arice4@rmc.edu
Amy E. ShellGellasch, U. S. Military Academy aa7423@usma.edu

9:00 a.m.
Brought to book: The curious story of Guglielmo Libri.
Adrian Rice*, RandolphMacon College
(9790115) 
9:30 a.m.
200 Years of West Point Mathematics: Profiles of Mathematical Soldiers and Trailblazers.
Chris Arney*, College of Saint Rose
(9790112) 
10:00 a.m.
A Medieval Islamic Perspective on Indian Mathematics.
Kim Plofker*, Brown University
(97901213) 
10:30 a.m.
Analysis, Synthesis, and Trigonometry: From Pure Geometry to the Exact Sciences in Greece and Medieval Islam.
Glen R Van Brummelen*, Bennington College
(97901109)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Elliptic Operators on Noncompact Manifolds, I
Room 170, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Maxim Braverman, Northeastern University maxim@neu.edu
Victor Nistor, Pennsylvania State University nistor@math.psu.edu
Mikhail A. Shubin, Northeastern University shubin@neu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Manybody scattering and symmetric spaces.
Rafe Mazzeo, Stanford University
Andras Vasy*, MIT
(9793576) 
9:40 a.m.
Heat Trace and Spectral Asymptotics for Singular Schrodinger Operators.
Robert C McOwen*, Northeastern University
(97935131) 
10:20 a.m.
On the absence of positive eigenvalues of Schr\"{o}dinger operators.
Alexandru D Ionescu*, University of Wisconsin, Madison
(97942134)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, I
Room 346, Curry Student Center
Organizers:
Sean T. Cleary, City College, CUNY cleary@sci.ccny.cuny.edu
Murray Elder, Tufts University melder@math.tamu.edu
Jennifer Taback, University of Albany jtaback@math.albany.edu

9:00 a.m.
Birth, death and the braid group.
Matthew G Brin*, Binghamton University
(97920137) 
9:30 a.m.
Finiteness properties of the braided Thompson group.
M. Brin, Binghamton University
J. Meier*, Lafayette College
(9792067) 
10:00 a.m.
Controlled topology and group theory.
Ross Geoghegan*, Binghamton University (SUNY)
(97957167) 
10:30 a.m.
Progress on the $K(\pi,1)$conjecture for Artin groups.
Ruth M Charney*, Ohio State University
(9792056)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 9:00 a.m.9:55 a.m.
Session for Contributed Papers, I
Room 342, Curry Student Center

9:00 a.m.
More on Randomness and Pseudorandom Numbers: An Historical Review.
G. Arthur Mihram*, Princeton, NJ
Danielle Mihram, U. of Southern California
(9790120) 
9:15 a.m.
On Critical Trees for L(2,1)labelings.
Denise Sakai Troxell*, Babson College
(9790546) 
9:30 a.m.
Criteria for Irrationality of Euler's Constant.
Jonathan Sondow*, New York, NY
(9791116) 
9:45 a.m.
Towards Characterizing Morphisms of High Dimensional Hypersurfaces.
David C Sheppard*, MIT
(97914241)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
Complexity, irrationality, and model theory.
Ballroom, Curry Student Center
Lou P. van den Dries*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(9790304) 
Saturday October 5, 2002, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Mathematical modelling and experiments on water waves.
Ballroom, Curry Student Center
Diane Henderson*, Pennsylvania State University
Joseph L Hammack, Pennsylvania State University
(9797601) 
Saturday October 5, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Modern Schubert Calculus, II
Room 150, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Frank Sottile, University of Massachusetts, Amherst sottile@math.umass.edu
Christopher T. Woodward, Rutgers University ctw@math.rutgers.edu

2:30 p.m.
Geometric proofs of Horn and Saturation conjectures.
Prakash Belkale*, University of North Carolina
(97914102) 
3:00 p.m.
A Vansihing and a NonVanshing Criterion for Schubert Calculus on $G/B$.
Kevin Purbhoo*, U.C. Berkeley
(97900224) 
3:30 p.m.
Divided differences and spaces of subwords.
Catalin Zara*, Yale University
(97905214) 
4:00 p.m.
Schubert Calculus over Free Skewfields.
Vladimir Retakh*, Rutgers University
(97916138) 
4:30 p.m.
Degenerating Schubert varieties to unions of toric varieties associated to rcgraphs.
Mikhail Kogan*, Northeastern University
Ezra Miller, MSRI
(97914187) 
5:00 p.m.
Positivity of quiver cycles via deformation.
Allen Knutson, UC Berkeley
Ezra Miller*, MSRI
Mark Shimozono, Virginia Tech
(97914233)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems, II
Room 119, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Stanley J. Eigen, Northeastern University eigen@neu.edu
Vidhu S. Prasad, University of Massachusetts, Lowell vidhu_prasad@uml.edu

2:30 p.m.
Bounded orbit injections and flow equivalence for minimal $Z^d$actions.
Nicholas S Ormes*, University of Denver
Kathleen Madden, Drew University
(97937120) 
3:00 p.m.
The complexity of self affine tiling dynamical systems.
E. Arthur Robinson, Jr.*, The George Washington University
(9793760) 
3:30 p.m.
The square of a map, symbolic dynamics, and the Conley index.
Jim Wiseman*, Swarthmore College
(97937173) 
4:00 p.m.
Bounded homeomorphisms of the open annulus.
David S. Richeson*, Dickinson College
(9795850) 
4:30 p.m.
Nonconventional ergodic averages and nilmanifolds.
Bryna Kra*, Pennsylvania State University
Bernard Host, University of Marne La Vallee
(9793717)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Developments and Applications in Differential Geometry, II
Room 130, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
ChuuLian Terng, Northeastern University terng@neu.edu
Xiaobo Liu, University of Notre Dame xliu3@nd.edu

2:30 p.m.
Isoparametric hypersurfaces with four principal curvatures.
Thomas E. Cecil, College of the Holy Cross
QuoShin Chi, Washington University
Gary R. Jensen*, Washington University
(97953118) 
3:00 p.m.
Isoparametric hypersurfaces with four principal curvatures by Thomas E. Cecil, QuoShin Chi and Gary R. Jensen.
Thomas E Cecil, College of the Holy Cross
QuoShin Chi*, Washington University
Gary R Jensen, Washington University
(97953136) 
3:30 p.m.
Mean curvature flow of symplectic surfaces in KaehlerEinstein surfaces.
Jingyi Chen*, University of British Columbia
(97953212) 
4:00 p.m.
Timelike Isothermic surfaces in $\Bbb R^n_j$.
Martin A. Magid*, Wellesley College
(9795361) 
4:30 p.m.
Discussion. 
5:00 p.m.
Discussion.

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry, II
Room 230, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Matthew A. Papanikolas, Brown University map@math.brown.edu
Siman Wong, University of Massachusetts, Amherst siman@math.umass.edu

2:30 p.m.
Surfaces in $P^3$ over finite fields.
J. Felipe Voloch*, Dept. Math., Univ. Texas
(9791126) 
3:00 p.m.
An elementary proof that abc implies Faltings' Theorem.
Thomas J Tucker*, CUNY Graduate Center
Andrew Granville, University of Montreal
(97911199) 
3:30 p.m.
Multizeta values for function fields.
Dinesh S. Thakur*, University of Arizona, Tucson
(9791199) 
4:00 p.m.
Modular Form Congruences and Selmer Groups.
William J McGraw*, University of Wisconsin
Ken Ono, University of Wisconsin
(9791137) 
4:30 p.m.
Counting FontaineMazurlike function fields.
Joshua Brandon Holden*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
Jeffrey D. Achter, Columbia University
(97911127) 
5:00 p.m.
Class Groups of Global Function Fields.
Allison M. Pacelli*, Brown University
(97911146)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:25 p.m.
Special Session on Quivers and Their Generalizations, II
Room 173, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Alex Martsinkovsky, Northeastern University
Gordana G. Todorov, Northeastern University
Jerzy M. Weyman, Northeastern University weyman@neu.edu
Andrei V. Zelevinsky, Northeastern University andrei@neu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Orthogonal and Symplectic Analogues of Determinental Ideals.
Stephen Tyler Lovett*, Northeastern University
(97914191) 
3:10 p.m.
Semiinvariants for quivers.
Harm Derksen, University of Michigan
Jerzy Weyman*, Northeastern University
(97913220) 
3:45 p.m.
Degeneracy loci formulae for quivers.
Richard Rimanyi*, Ohio State University
(9791489) 
4:20 p.m.
AuslanderReiten components for finitedimension algebras of strongly unbounded representation type.
Raymundo Bautista*, Instituto de Matematicas, UNAM
(97916190) 
4:55 p.m.
Discussion.

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Recent Developments in the Orbit Method for Real and padic Groups, II
Room 344, Curry Student Center
Organizers:
Donald R. King, Northeastern University donking@neu.edu
Alfred G. Noel, University of Massachusetts, Boston alfred.noel@umb.edu

2:30 p.m.
An orderreversing duality map for conjugacy classes in Lusztig's canonical quotient.
Pramod N Achar*, University of Chicago
(97922238) 
3:00 p.m.
Ideals in the nilradical of a Borel subalgebra.
Eric N Sommers*, UMassAmherst
(97917232) 
3:30 p.m.
Break. 
4:00 p.m.
Dixmier algebras quantizing classical complex nilpotent orbits.
Ranee K Brylinski*, Penn State University
(97922101) 
4:30 p.m.
The closure ordering of nilpotent orbits of the complex symmetric pair $(SO_{p+q},SO_p\times SO_q)$.
Dragomir Z. Djokovic*, University of Waterloo
Michael Litvinov, University of Waterloo
(97922133) 
5:00 p.m.
Jordan algebras and spherical lowrank representations.
Alexander Dvorsky*, University of Miami
Siddhartha Sahi, Rutgers University
(9792264)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Hilbert Schemes, II
Room 330, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Mark De Cataldo, SUNY at Stony Brook mde@math.sunysb.edu
Anthony A. Iarrobino, Northeastern University a.iarrobino@neu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Hilbert schemes of points on surfaces: an informal survey.
Mark Andrea A de Cataldo*, SUNY at Stony Brook
(9791439) 
3:30 p.m.
The Geometry of Crepant Resolutions of CalabiYau Orbifolds.
Anda Degeratu*, Duke University
(97953194) 
4:10 p.m.
Orbifold cohomology as periodic cyclic homology.
Vladimir Baranovsky*, California Institute of Technology
(9791424) 
4:50 p.m.
A Mirror Orbifold Product.
Andrei H. C\u ald\u araru*, University of Pennsylvania
(97914128)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Quantum Information Theory, II
Room 70, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Christopher K. King, Northeastern University king@neu.edu
Mary Beth Ruskai, University of Massachusetts, Lowell bruskai@cs.uml.edu

2:30 p.m.
Introduction to bidirectional channels.
Charles A Bennett, IBM Research
Aram W Harrow, MIT
Debbie W Leung, IBM Research
John A Smolin*, IBM Research
(97981221) 
3:00 p.m.
Classical communication with bidirectional channels.
Charles H Bennett, IBM
Aram W Harrow*, MIT
Debbie W Leung, IBM
John A Smolin, IBM
(97981211) 
3:30 p.m.
Capacities of quantum bidirectional channels.
Charles H Bennett, IBM
Aram W Harrow, MIT and IBM
Debbie W Leung*, IBM and MSRI
John A Smolin, IBM
(97981182) 
4:00 p.m.
Entanglement capacity of the Ising and anisotropic Heisenberg interactions.
Andrew M Childs*, MIT Center for Theoretical Physics
(97981103) 
4:30 p.m.
Practical HighSpeed Quantum Cryptography.
Gerald N Gilbert*, MITRE
(97981216)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on The Mathematics of Water Waves, II
Room 140, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Diane Henderson, Pennsylvania State University dmh@math.psu.edu
Gene Wayne, Boston University cew@math.bu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Stability and instability of periodic plane waves in deep water.
Harvey Segur*, University of Colorado
Diane M Henderson, Pennsylvania State University
Katherine Socha, Michigan State University
(97976184) 
3:00 p.m.
Instability of Bounded Solutions of the 2D Cubic Nolinear Schr\"odinger Equation.
John Carter*, Seattle University
(97935186) 
3:30 p.m.
Nonlocal perturbations and the stability of stationary solutions of the NLS equation.
Bernard Deconinck*, Colorado State University
J Nathan Kutz, University of Washington
(9793578) 
4:00 p.m.
Blowup solutions of the vector nonlinear Schr\"odinger equation.
James Coleman, University of Toronto
Catherine Sulem*, University of Toronto
(97935171) 
4:30 p.m.
Fifth Order Perturbation Solution for GravityCapillary Standing Waves in Fluid of Finite Depth.
Sergey SekerzhZenkovich*, Universidad de Guadalajara
(9797659)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on The History of Mathematics, II
Room 333, Curry Student Center
Organizers:
Adrian C. Rice, RandolphMacon College arice4@rmc.edu
Amy E. ShellGellasch, U. S. Military Academy aa7423@usma.edu

2:30 p.m.
The Nodding Sphere and the Bird's Beak: a Vignette from the Eulerd'Alembert Correspondence.
Robert E Bradley*, Adelphi University
(97901218) 
3:00 p.m.
Some connections within Euler's early mathematics.
C Edward Sandifer*, Western Connecticut State U
(97901106) 
3:30 p.m.
Leonhard Euler, Frederick II and the scientific imperative of the Berlin Academy.
John D. Glaus*, The Euler Society
(9790125) 
4:00 p.m.
Bad Logic, Bad Mathematics: Milton's Justification of the Ways of Number to Man.
Thomas Drucker*, University of WisconsinWhitewater
(9790121) 
4:30 p.m.
Mathematics in the thought of Nicholas Cusanus.
Hardy Grant*, York University, Toronto
(97901105)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Convex Geometry, II
Room 50, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Daniel A. Klain, University of Massachusetts, Lowell Daniel_Klain@uml.edu
Elisabeth Werner, Case Western Reserve University emw2@po.cwru.edu

2:30 p.m.
Problems in Convex Geometry Related to Microlocal Analysis.
Eric L. Grinberg*, Temple University
Eric Todd Quinto, Tufts University
(97952152) 
3:00 p.m.
Pure and Applied aspects of Limited Data Tomography.
Eric Todd Quinto*, Tufts University
(9799252) 
3:30 p.m.
An iterative algorithm for finding $x\in C\subseteq R^N$ with $Ax\in Q\subseteq R^M$, where $C$ and $Q$ are closed, convex and $A$ is linear.
Charles L Byrne*, University of Massachsuetts Lowell
(9795293) 
4:00 p.m.
Point $X$rays of convex bodies in nonEuclidean spaces.
Paolo Dulio, Politecnico di Milano
Carla Peri*, Università Cattolica
(97952140) 
4:30 p.m.
Two problems on affine diameters of convex bodies.
Valeriu Soltan*, George Mason University
(9795244) 
5:00 p.m.
Unitarily invariant valuations and complex integral geometry.
Semyon Alesker*, Tel Aviv University & University of Chicago
(9795288)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, II
Room 346, Curry Student Center
Organizers:
Sean T. Cleary, City College, CUNY cleary@sci.ccny.cuny.edu
Murray Elder, Tufts University melder@math.tamu.edu
Jennifer Taback, University of Albany jtaback@math.albany.edu

2:30 p.m.
Free decompositions of graphs of free groups.
GuoAn Diao, Rutgers UniversityNewark
Mark Feighn*, Rutgers UniversityNewark
(9792062) 
3:00 p.m.
Minimal almost convexity.
Murray Elder, Tufts University
Susan Hermiller*, University of Nebraska
(9792053) 
3:30 p.m.
Embedding wreathlike products in finitely presented groups.
Gilbert Baumslag*, City College of CUNY
(97920114) 
4:00 p.m.
Approximating word problems of groups.
Robert H Gilman*, Stevens Institute of Technology
(97920147) 
4:30 p.m.
Train track quasigeodesics in mapping class groups.
Lee Mosher*, Rutgers University, Newark
(9792051) 
5:00 p.m.
Graph homology and Outer space.
Karen Vogtmann*, Cornell University
Jim Conant, Cornell University
(97920141)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 2:30 p.m.3:40 p.m.
Session for Contributed Papers, II
Room 342, Curry Student Center

2:30 p.m.
Pure subgroups of locally compact abelian groups.
Peter Loth*, Sacred Heart University
(9792255) 
2:45 p.m.
On Compact Lattices.
Carmen D Vlad*, Pace University,New York
(9792872) 
3:00 p.m.
Generation and Solution of Equalized terms power differential equations.
Ali A. Salim*, Amman  Jordan
(9793428) 
3:15 p.m.
Rank and Orbit in R Sequences.
Andrew B Perry*, Springfield College
(97946188) 
3:30 p.m.
The Dependence of Deformation of the EnergyWeighted Sum Rules for the Magnetic Dipole Transitions.
Mehmet Guner*, Sakarya University
Ali Ekber Kuliev, Sakarya University
(9798122)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 2:40 p.m.5:10 p.m.
Special Session on Elliptic Operators on Noncompact Manifolds, II
Room 170, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Maxim Braverman, Northeastern University maxim@neu.edu
Victor Nistor, Pennsylvania State University nistor@math.psu.edu
Mikhail A. Shubin, Northeastern University shubin@neu.edu

2:40 p.m.
Index theory on foliated spaces and the gap labeling conjecture for quasicrystals.
Jerry Kaminker*, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
(97958108) 
3:20 p.m.
From surgery to analysis.
John Roe*, Penn State University
(97958164) 
4:00 p.m.
Amenable approximations of spectral density function.
J\'ozef Dodziuk*, Ph.D. Program in Mathematics, Graduate Center, CUNY
Varghese Mathai, University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia
(97958150) 
4:40 p.m.
Quantum Unique Ergodicity.
Harold G Donnelly*, Purdue University
(9795833)

2:40 p.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 2:45 p.m.4:55 p.m.
Special Session on Singularities in Algebraic and Analytic Geometry, II
Room 470, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Terence Gaffney, Northeastern University gaff@neu.edu
David B. Massey, Northeastern University dmassey@neu.edu
Caroline Grant Melles, U. S. Naval Academy cgg@usna.edu

2:45 p.m.
Topological structure of complex hypersurfaces of dimension 2.
Dung Trang Le*, Universite de Provence
(97914125) 
3:35 p.m.
The DenefLoeser series for toric surface singularities.
Monique H LejeuneJalabert*, CNRS LAMA Univ. Versailles St Quentin
Ana J Reguera, Dpto. Algebra y Geometria Univ. Valladolid
(9791427) 
4:15 p.m.
On local uniformization in arbitrary characteristic.
FranzViktor Kuhlmann*, University of Saskatchewan
(9791432)

2:45 p.m.

Saturday October 5, 2002, 5:30 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Solving universal equations in GromovWitten invariants.
Ballroom, Curry Student Center
Xiaobo Liu*, University of Notre Dame
(9795303)