AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Day
Current as of Tuesday, April 12, 2005 15:10:42
2002 Spring Eastern Section Meeting
Montreal, Quebec Canada, May 35, 2002
Meeting #976
Associate secretaries: Lesley M Sibner, AMS lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Friday May 3, 2002

Friday May 3, 2002, 8:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Room B20111, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant 
Friday May 3, 2002, 8:20 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Special Session on Potential Theory, I
Room B3290, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant
Organizers:
Paul M. Gauthier, Universit\'e de Montr\'eal gauthier@dms.umontreal.ca
K. Gowri Sankaran, McGill University gowri@scylla.math.mcgill.ca
David H. Singman, George Mason University dsingman@osf1.gmu.edu

8:20 a.m.
Dirac operators for conformally flat cylinders and the torus.
John Ryan*, University of Arkansas
R S Krausshar, Ghent University
(9763077) 
9:00 a.m.
On the relations between the potential theories for the Laplace and the Helmholtz equations, and hypercomplex analysis.
Michael Shapiro*, (Instituto Politécnico Nacional, MÉXICO)
(9763165) 
9:40 a.m.
The Hilbert Transform of Almost Periodic functions and Distributions.
Jagdish N. Pandey*, carleton
(97631186) 
10:20 a.m.
Optimal Limit Theorems and ZeroSet Mappings.
Peter A. Loeb*, University of Illinois, Urbana
Heinrich von Weizsaecker, Universitat Kaiserslautern
(9763199) 
11:00 a.m.
Tangent sets in Bspaces and variational inequalities.
Murali Rao*, Univesity of Florida
Jan Sokolowski, Institut Elie Cartan,
(97631196)

8:20 a.m.

Friday May 3, 2002, 9:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial Hopf Algebras, I
Room B3245, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant
Organizers:
Marcelo Aguiar, Texas A\&M University maguiar@math.tamu.edu
Fran\c{c}ois Bergeron, Universit\'e du Qu\'ebec \'a Montr\'eal bergeron@lacim.uqam.ca
Christophe Reutenauer, Universit\'e du Qu\'ebec \'a Montr\'eal christo@math.uqam.ca

9:00 a.m.
The incidence Hopf algebra of noncrossing partition lattices.
William R. Schmitt*, The George Washington University
(97605193) 
9:30 a.m.
Associahedra and cyclohedra as equivariant fiber polytopes.
Vic Reiner*, Univ. of Minnesota
(9760531) 
10:00 a.m.
Hit and nonhit classes in $H*(BO(3), {\mathbb F}_2)$.
Ali S. Janfada*, Urmia University
(9765515) 
10:30 a.m.
Homology of Newtonian Coalgebras.
Margaret A. Readdy*, University of Kentucky
Richard Ehrenborg, University of Kentucky
(97605121) 
11:00 a.m.
Inequalities for Polytopes.
Richard Ehrenborg*, University of Kentucky
(97605134) 
11:30 a.m.
Free Level Algebras  Application to Algebraic Topology.
Muriel Livernet*, Paris 13
David Chataur, CRM Barcelone
(97617117)

9:00 a.m.

Friday May 3, 2002, 12:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Room B20111, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant 
Friday May 3, 2002, 1:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial and Geometric Group Theory, I
Room B3240, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant
Organizers:
Olga G. Kharlampovich, McGill University olga@scylla.math.mcgill.ca
Alexei Myasnikov, City College, New York alexei@att.net
Vladimir Shpilrain, City College, New York shpil@groups.sci.ccny.cuny.edu
Daniel Wise, McGill University wise@math.mcgill.ca

1:00 p.m.
Most recent results on finite basis problem.
C. K. Gupta*, University of Manitoba
Alexei N. Krasilnikov, University of Brasilia
(97620189) 
1:30 p.m.
Solvable $R^*$ Groups.
Patrizia Longobardi, Universita Degli Studi di Salerno
Mercede Maj, Universita Degli Studi di Salerno
Akbar Rhemtulla*, University of Alberta
(9762092) 
2:00 p.m.
Shift automorphisms of finite order.
Edward C Turner*, SUNY Albany
(97620101) 
2:30 p.m.
A survey of discriminating and squarelike groups.
Anthony M. Gaglione*, U.S. Naval Academy
Benjamin Fine, Fairfield University
Alexei G. Myasnikov, City College of New York
Dennis Spellman, Temple University
(9762045) 
3:00 p.m.
Some Further Questions on Discriminating Groups.
Gilbert Baumslag, City University of New York
Benjamin Fine*, Fairfield University
Anthony Gaglione, United States Naval Academy
Dennis Spellman, Temple University
(97620180) 
3:30 p.m.
The irreducible degree $n$ complex representations of the braid group on $n$ strings for $n = 5,6,7,8$.
Edward Formanek*, Penn State University
Woo Lee, Kwanju University
Inna Sysoeva, Penn State University
Monica Vazirani, University of California, Berkeley
(9762070) 
4:00 p.m.
Thompson's group F is not almost convex.
Jennifer Taback*, University at Albany
Sean Cleary, City University of New York
(9762075) 
4:30 p.m.
Isolated Flats: a gallery.
G. Christopher Hruska*, Cornell University
(97620194)

1:00 p.m.

Friday May 3, 2002, 1:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Potential Theory, II
Room B3290, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant
Organizers:
Paul M. Gauthier, Universit\'e de Montr\'eal gauthier@dms.umontreal.ca
K. Gowri Sankaran, McGill University gowri@scylla.math.mcgill.ca
David H. Singman, George Mason University dsingman@osf1.gmu.edu

1:00 p.m.
Countability via capacity.
N Levenberg, University of Auckland
T J Ransford*, Laval University
J Rostand, Ottawa, Canada
Z Slodkowski, University of Illinois at Chicago
(9763152) 
1:40 p.m.
Asymptotic Maximum Principle (AMP).
Boris Korenblum*, University at Albany, State University of New York
(9763167) 
2:20 p.m.
Distribution of nodes on algebraic curves in ${\bf C}^N$.
Thomas Bloom, University of Toronto
Norman Levenberg*, Syracuse/Auckland Univ.
(97631109) 
3:00 p.m.
Break. 
3:30 p.m.
Hilbert transform of $Lip(\alpha,\beta_1,\cdots,\beta_n)$ functions.
Javad Mashreghi*, Laval University
(9763078) 
4:10 p.m.
On a class of functional equations involving analytic functions.
Richard Fournier*, Dawson College and University of Montreal
(9763026)

1:00 p.m.

Friday May 3, 2002, 1:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Function Spaces in Harmonic Analysis and PDEs, I
Room B4240, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant
Organizers:
Galia D. Dafni, Concordia University gdafni@mathstat.concordia.ca
Jie Xiao, Concordia University jxiao@mathstat.concordia.ca

1:00 p.m.
The Uncertainty Principle for certain densities.
Oleg Kovrijkine*, MIT
(9764229) 
1:30 p.m.
On Two Families of SchurConcave Symmetric Polynomials.
Ivo Klemes*, McGill University
(9764138) 
2:00 p.m.
Directional maximal operators.
Kathryn E. Hare*, University of Waterloo
(9764253) 
2:30 p.m.
Solutions to some singular integrodifferential equations and PDEs in the space of almost periodic distributions.
J. N. Pandey*, Carleton University
(9764337) 
3:00 p.m.
Normal Functions That Avoid Other Functions.
Peter Lappan*, Michigan State University
(9763041) 
3:30 p.m.
Wavelet Bases for Numerical Solutions to the Dirichlet Problems.
RongQing Jia*, University of Alberta
(97641110) 
4:00 p.m.
A characterization of some singular integral operators on the Heisenberg group.
Andrea J. Fraser*, Dalhousie University
(97643155)

1:00 p.m.

Friday May 3, 2002, 1:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Curvature and Topology, I
Room B3335, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant
Organizers:
Regina Rotman, Courant Institute, New York University rotman@math1.cims.nyu.edu
Christina Sormani, Lehman College, CUNY sormanic@member.ams.org
Kristopher R. Tapp, SUNY at Stony Brook ktapp@math.sunysb.edu

1:00 p.m.
Metrics without Morse Index Bounds.
Tobias H. Colding, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Nancy Hingston*, College of New Jersey
(97649138) 
1:45 p.m.
Volume, diameter and short geodesics.
St\'ephane Sabourau*, Institut Fourier
(9765386) 
2:30 p.m.
Estimates for the length of a shortest closed geodesic.
Alexander Nabutovsky, University of Toronto
Regina Rotman*, Courant Institute of Math. Sci.
(9765373) 
3:15 p.m.
Discussion. 
3:25 p.m.
The minimal mass of a stationary 1cycle and the length of a shortest closed geodesic.
Alexander Nabutovsky*, University of Toronto
Regina Rotman, Courant Institute of Math. Sci.
(9765354) 
4:10 p.m.
The null splitting theorem with applications to asymptotically flat and asymptotically de Sitter spacetimes.
Gregory J Galloway*, University of Miami
(97653148)

1:00 p.m.

Friday May 3, 2002, 1:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Shape Theory in Dynamics, I
Room B3295, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant
Organizers:
Alex Clark, University of North Texas alexc@unt.edu
Krystyna M. Kuperberg, Auburn University kuperkm@auburn.edu

1:00 p.m.
Function spaces and shape theories.
Jerzy Dydak*, University of Tennessee
(9765564) 
1:50 p.m.
The geometric structure of typical boundaries of manifolds.
William L. G. Bloch*, Wheaton College
(97657169) 
2:20 p.m.
Selection theorems and dimension.
Vesko Valov*, Nipissing University
(97654137) 
2:50 p.m.
Generalized Henon difference equations with delay.
Judy A Kennedy*, University of Delaware
James A Yorke, University of Maryland
(97654136) 
3:20 p.m.
Expansive homeomorphisms of plane continua.
John C Mayer*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(97654187) 
3:50 p.m.
Disk Global Cross Sections to Nonsingular Flows.
Bill Basener*, Rochester Institute of Technology
(9763756) 
4:20 p.m.
Embedding solenoids in euclidean space.
Robbert Fokkink*, Delft University
Alex Clark, University of North Texas
(97654144)

1:00 p.m.

Friday May 3, 2002, 1:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial Hopf Algebras, II
Room B3245, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant
Organizers:
Marcelo Aguiar, Texas A\&M University maguiar@math.tamu.edu
Fran\c{c}ois Bergeron, Universit\'e du Qu\'ebec \'a Montr\'eal bergeron@lacim.uqam.ca
Christophe Reutenauer, Universit\'e du Qu\'ebec \'a Montr\'eal christo@math.uqam.ca

1:30 p.m.
Hopf algebras on trees.
Ralf Holtkamp*, University of Bochum, Germany
(97616108) 
2:00 p.m.
Hopf algebras of planar rooted trees.
Loic Foissy*, university of Reims, France
(97616129) 
2:30 p.m.
The Hopf algebra of tree expanded series.
Alessandra Frabetti*, Institut Girard Desargues, Univ. Lyon 1
(9761624) 
3:00 p.m.
Pruning Kreimer's Trees.
Michael E Hoffman*, U. S. Naval Academy
(9760522) 
3:30 p.m.
Some Hopf algebras of trees.
Pepijn P.I. van der Laan*, Mathematisch Instituut, Universiteit Utrecht
(9761617)

1:30 p.m.

Friday May 3, 2002, 2:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, I
Room B3280, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant
Organizers:
Irena Peeva, Cornell University irena@math.cornell.edu
Hema Srinivasan, University of MissouriColumbia hema@math.missouri.edu

2:00 p.m.
On the canonical maps of surfaces of general type.
Bangere P Purnaprajna*, University of Kansas
Francisco J Gallego, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
(97614124) 
2:30 p.m.
Gr\"obner bases of hierarchical models.
Serkan Hosten*, San Francisco State University
Seth Sullivant, San Francisco State University
(97613183) 
3:00 p.m.
Linkage classes and tight closure.
Adela Vraciu*, University of Kansas
(97613176) 
3:30 p.m.
Truncated Rees algebras and arithmetic Macaulayfication of schemes.
Tai Huy Ha*, University of Missouri
(9761468) 
4:00 p.m.
BernsteinSato polynomials and cohomology of Milnor fibers of generic arrangements.
Uli Walther*, Purdue University
(97614200) 
4:30 p.m.
Hilbert Polynomials and Chern Polynomials over Projective $n$spaces.
CY. Jean Chan*, Purdue University
(97613123)

2:00 p.m.

Friday May 3, 2002, 2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Special Session on Spectral Geometry, I
Room B3285, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant
Organizers:
Dmitry Jakobson, McGill University jakobson@math.mcgill.ca
Yiannis Petridis, McGill University and Centre de Recherches Math\'ematiques petridis@math.mcgill.ca

2:30 p.m.
Nonnegativity of central values of automorphic Lfunctions on $PGL(2)$.
Kamal KhuriMakdisi*, American University of Beirut
(97611147) 
3:00 p.m.
On the Weil representation of the theta group.
Francesco Mezzadri*, American Institute of Mathematics
(97620115) 
3:30 p.m.
$L^4$ norms of automorphic forms.
Florin Spinu*, Princeton University
(97611157) 
4:00 p.m.
Second order modular forms.
Nikolaos Diamantis*, Columbia University
(97611205)

2:30 p.m.

Friday May 3, 2002, 3:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Special Session on Asymptotics for Random Matrix Models and Their Applications, I
Room B4245, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant
Organizers:
Nicholas M. Ercolani, University of Arizona ercolani@math.arizona.edu
Kenneth T.R. McLaughlin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and University of Arizona mcl@amath.unc.edu

3:00 p.m.
Concentration of Permanent Estimators for Certain Large Matrices.
Shmuel Friedland, University of Illinois at Chicago
Brian Rider*, Duke University
Ofer Zeitouni, Technion  Israel Institute of Technology
(97660122) 
4:00 p.m.
Density of states for random band matrices.
Margherita Disertori*, Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, NJ)
Haru Pinson, University of Arizona
Thomas Spencer, Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, NJ)
(97682131)

3:00 p.m.

Friday May 3, 2002, 5:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Invited Address
Wave equations in Kerr geometry.
Room B2285, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant
Niky Kamran*, McGill University
(9763502)