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
Saturday May 4, 2002

Saturday May 4, 2002, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Room B20111, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant 
Saturday May 4, 2002, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Room B20111, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant 
Saturday May 4, 2002, 8:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Special Session on Shape Theory in Dynamics, II
Room B3295, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant
Organizers:
Alex Clark, University of North Texas alexc@unt.edu
Krystyna M. Kuperberg, Auburn University kuperkm@auburn.edu

8:00 a.m.
The Number of Fixed Points for Homeomorphisms of Generalized Knaster Continua.
James Keesling*, University of Florida
Vincent Ssembatya, Makerere University
(97637151) 
8:30 a.m.
Shape Theory in Dynamics.
Alex Clark*, University of North Texas
(97637191) 
9:00 a.m.
A Note on Fixed Pointfree Volumepreserving Dynamical Systems.
Marcin Czeslaw Kulczycki*, Auburn University, Jagiellonian University
(97637175) 
9:30 a.m.
Measures and Milutin Mappings.
Sergei M Ageev, Univ of Saskatchewan
Edward D Tymchatyn*, Univ of Saskatchewan
(97654172) 
10:00 a.m.
Linking of Minimal Sets in Lorenz Systems.
Michael C Sullivan*, Southern Illinois University
Alex Clark, University of North Texas
(9763781)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday May 4, 2002, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Asymptotics for Random Matrix Models and Their Applications, II
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

8:00 a.m.
Duality in 2Matrix models.
John Harnad*, Concordia University and Centre de recherches mathématiques, Univ. de Montréal
Marco Bertola, Concordia University and Centre de recherches mathématiques, Univ. de Montréal
Bertrand Eynard, CRM, Univ. de Montréal and SPTH, CEA/Saclay
(97635105) 
9:00 a.m.
Double Scaling Limit in the Random Matrix Model: the RiemannHilbert Approach.
Pavel Bleher*, Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis
(9766049) 
10:00 a.m.
Genus zero large n asymptotics of biorthogonal polynomials involved in the random 2matrix model.
B. Eynard*, CEA Saclay (France), CRM Montreal.
M. Bertola, CRM Montreal
J. Harnad, CRM, Montreal, University of Concordia, Montreal
(97634160)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday May 4, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial and Geometric Group Theory, II
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

8:30 a.m.
Algebraic properties of relatively hyperbolic groups.
Denis V Osin*, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
(97620113) 
9:00 a.m.
Congruence extension property and weird finitely presented groups.
A. Y. Ol'shanskii, Vanderbilt University, Moscow State University
Mark Sapir*, Vanderbilt University
(97620107) 
9:30 a.m.
The AndrewsCurtis Conjecture for wordpairs up to length 14.
Robert G. Burns*, York University
(97620145) 
10:00 a.m.
Lattice subgroups of KacMoody groups over finite fields.
Lisa Carbone*, Rutgers University
Howard Garland, Yale University
(97620153) 
10:30 a.m.
On the structure of the Neumann subgroups of the modular group $PSL(2,Z)$.
Alina Vdovina*, Binghamton University
(97620104)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday May 4, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial Hopf Algebras, III
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

8:30 a.m.
Multiplication Formulas for Grothendieck Polynomials and Pieri Operators.
Cristian P Lenart*, State University of New York at Albany
(9760516) 
9:00 a.m.
A universal property of the quasisymmetric functions.
Nantel Bergeron*, York University
Marcelo Aguiar, Texas A & M
(97605141) 
9:30 a.m.
Plethystic methods in the theory of symmetric functions.
Adriano Garsia*, University of California, San Diego
(97605192) 
10:00 a.m.
The use of noncommutative Hopf algebras in representation theory of symmetric groups  an interim report.
Manfred Schocker*, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
(9760521) 
10:30 a.m.
A peak subalgebra of the symmetric group algebra.
Marcelo Aguiar, Texas A&M
Nantel Bergeron, York University
Kathryn Nyman*, Texas A&M
(97605204)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday May 4, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, II
Room B3280, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant
Organizers:
Irena Peeva, Cornell University irena@math.cornell.edu
Hema Srinivasan, University of MissouriColumbia hema@math.missouri.edu

8:30 a.m.
Homology of Koszul complexes.
A. Tchernev*, University at Albany, SUNY
J. Weyman, Northeastern University
(9761344) 
9:00 a.m.
Monomialization of strongly prepared morphisms from nonsingular nfolds to surfaces.
Steven D Cutkosky, University of Missouri  Columbia
Olga Kashcheyeva*, University of Missouri  Columbia
(9761471) 
9:30 a.m.
Koszul homology and integral closure of ideals.
Alberto Corso*, University of Kentucky
(97613208) 
10:00 a.m.
A conjecture on the core of an ideal.
Claudia Polini*, University of Notre Dame
(97613135) 
10:30 a.m.
Discussion.

8:30 a.m.

Saturday May 4, 2002, 8:40 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Curvature and Topology, II
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

8:40 a.m.
Homogeneous Einstein Manifolds.
William Dickinson, Grand Valley State University
Megan M Kerr*, Wellesley College
(97653164) 
9:25 a.m.
Conserved quantities of the cohomogeneity one Ricciflat equations.
Andrew Dancer, Oxford University
McKenzie Y. Wang*, McMaster University
(9765387) 
10:10 a.m.
Manifolds of Nonnegative and Almost Nonnegative Curvature.
Wilderich Tuschmann*, MPI Leipzig
(9765383)

8:40 a.m.

Saturday May 4, 2002, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Potential Theory, III
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

9:00 a.m.
Minimal fine limits on trees.
David H Singman*, George Mason University
Kohur GowriSankaran, McGill University
(97631165) 
9:40 a.m.
Trees as Brelot Spaces.
Ibtesam Bajunaid, George Mason University
Joel M Cohen, University of Maryland
Flavia Colonna*, George Mason University
David Singman, George Mason University
(97631120) 
10:20 a.m.
NonTanagential limits of Quasibounded nharmonic functions on Polydisc.
Kohur GowriSankaran*, McGill University
David Singman, George Mason Univ
(9763176)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday May 4, 2002, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Function Spaces in Harmonic Analysis and PDEs, II
Room B4240, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant
Organizers:
Galia D. Dafni, Concordia University gdafni@mathstat.concordia.ca
Jie Xiao, Concordia University jxiao@mathstat.concordia.ca

9:00 a.m.
An Atomic Decomposition Theorem for Distributions in HardySobolev Spaces and Applications.
YongKum Cho*, ChungAng University, Seoul, Korea
(9764296) 
9:30 a.m.
The maximal quasiradial BochnerRiesz operator and its weak type estimates on certain Hardy spaces.
YongCheol Kim*, Korea University
(9764297) 
10:00 a.m.
The NavierStokes exterior problem in the Lorentz spaces.
Masao Yamazaki*, Waseda University
(9763543) 
10:30 a.m.
SchroedingerSobolev spaces and applications to geometric PDE's.
Atanas G. Stefanov*, University of Massachusetts
(97635154)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday May 4, 2002, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Special Session on Spectral Geometry, II
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

9:00 a.m.
Integral moments of the Riemann zeta function.
J B Conrey, American Institute of Mathematics
D W Farmer, American Institute of Mathematics
J P Keating, University of Bristol
M O Rubinstein, American Institute of Mathematics
N C Snaith*, American Institute of Mathematics
(97611125) 
9:30 a.m.
High moments of Lfunctions.
Jeffrey M VanderKam*, Center for Communications Research
(97611118) 
10:00 a.m.
Pair Correlation Conjecture for Artin Lfunctions.
Ram Murty*, Queen's University
(97611167)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday May 4, 2002, 9:00 a.m.9:55 a.m.
Session for Contributed Papers, I
Room B4250, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant

9:00 a.m.
Multivariate Montgomery Identities and Ostrowski Inequalities.
George A Anastassiou*, University of Memphis
(9762623) 
9:15 a.m.
$L_1$ Compactness of bounded $BV$ Sets.
Isidore Fleischer*, Centre de recherches math\'ematiques
(97626126) 
9:30 a.m.
Related Topics on the Support of Measures.
Carmen Vlad*, Pace University,New York
(9762859) 
9:45 a.m.
On a hybrid algorithm for solving convex programming problems.
Yixun Shi*, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
(9766528)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday May 4, 2002, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
A RiemannHilbert Approach for the Asymptotics of Matrix Integrals and Map Enumeration.
Room B2285, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant
Nicholas M. Ercolani*, University of Arizona
(9763004) 
Saturday May 4, 2002, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Algebraic Ktheory and traces.
Room B2285, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant
Lars Hesselholt*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Saturday May 4, 2002, 2:30 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial and Geometric Group Theory, III
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

2:30 p.m.
Nonpositive curvature and small cancellation groups, I.
Noel Brady*, University of Oklahoma
Jon McCammond, Texas A&M University
(97620171) 
3:00 p.m.
Nonpositive curvature and small cancellation groups, II.
Jon McCammond*, Texas A&M University
Noel Brady, University of Oklahoma
(97620173) 
3:30 p.m.
Genericcase complexity, decision problems in group theory and random walks.
Ilya Kapovich, University of Illinois
Alexei Myasnikov, City College of New York
Paul Schupp*, University of Illniois
Vladimir Shpilrain, City College of New York
(97620102) 
4:00 p.m.
Weakly finitely presented infinite periodic groups.
Sergei V Ivanov*, University of Illinois
(97620168) 
4:30 p.m.
Residual finiteness of ascending HNN extensions of polycyclic groups.
Tim Hsu*, San Jos\'{e} State University
Daniel T Wise, McGill University
(9762061) 
5:00 p.m.
On the conjugacy separability of Seifert 3manifold groups.
Francis C. Y. Tang*, University of Waterloo
(9762058) 
5:30 p.m.
Residual finiteness of outer automorphism groups of certain Fuchsian groups.
R.B.J.T. Allenby, University of Leeds
Goansu Kim*, Yeungnam University
C.Y. Tang, University of Waterloo
(9762085) 
6:00 p.m.
Even Rigidity in Coxeter Groups.
Patrick Bahls*, Vanderbilt University
(97620203)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday May 4, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:40 p.m.
Special Session on Potential Theory, IV
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

2:30 p.m.
Application of the HenstockKurzweil integral to the half plane Dirichlet problem.
Erik Talvila*, University of Alberta
(9763150) 
3:10 p.m.
On the uniqueness and geometry of solutions to free boundary problems.
David E. Tepper*, Baruch College, CUNY
(9763160) 
3:50 p.m.
Asymptotic and boundary properties of harmonic and subharmonic functions associated with the stationary Schr\"{o}dinger operator.
Alexander I Kheyfits*, BCC/CUNY
(9763127) 
4:30 p.m.
A Bicomplex Riemann Zeta Function.
Dominic Rochon*, Université du Québec à TroisRivières
(97632114) 
5:10 p.m.
Transfinite Interpolation by Blending Functions, Best OneSided $L^1$Approximation, and Cubature Formulae.
Dimiter Dryanov*, University of Montreal and University of Sofia
Werner Haussmann, University of Duisburg
Petar Petrov, University of Sofia
(97641140)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday May 4, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial Hopf Algebras, IV
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

2:30 p.m.
A Hopf Algebra of Labelled Partially Ordered Sets.
Claudia Malvenuto*, Universita' di Roma "La Sapienza"
(9760539) 
3:00 p.m.
Ppartitions and descent algebras of type B.
Ira M Gessel*, Brandeis University
(97605179) 
3:30 p.m.
Structure of the MalvenutoReutenauer Hopf algebra of permutations.
Marcelo Aguiar, Texas A&M University
Frank Sottile*, University of Massachusetts
(97605174) 
4:10 p.m.
The Hopf algebra of signed permutations.
Marcelo Aguiar, Texas A\&M University
Swapneel Mahajan*, Cornell University
(97616190) 
4:40 p.m.
A family of modules on the algebra of noncommutative symmetric functions.
Daniel Krob*, CNRS
Jean Yves Thibon, Universite de Marne la Vallee
Florent Hivert, Universite de Marne la Vallee
(9760598)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday May 4, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:10 p.m.
Special Session on Shape Theory in Dynamics, III
Room B3295, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant
Organizers:
Alex Clark, University of North Texas alexc@unt.edu
Krystyna M. Kuperberg, Auburn University kuperkm@auburn.edu

2:30 p.m.
On finitedimensional maps II.
H. Murat Tuncali*, Nipissing University
Vesko Valov, Nipissing University
(9765472) 
3:00 p.m.
Computing homology of spaces and maps.
Tomasz Kaczynski*, Université de Sherbrooke
(97655127) 
3:30 p.m.
Volume preserving flows on sets of trivial shape.
Krystyna M Kuperberg*, Auburn University
(97658201) 
4:00 p.m.
Finer Geometric Rigidity of Limit Sets of Conformal Iterated Function Systems.
Mariusz Urbanski*, University of North Texas
(97637112) 
4:30 p.m.
Polygonal Approximations of Flows.
Konstantin Mischaikow*, Georgia Tech
(97637143)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday May 4, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, III
Room B3280, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant
Organizers:
Irena Peeva, Cornell University irena@math.cornell.edu
Hema Srinivasan, University of MissouriColumbia hema@math.missouri.edu

2:30 p.m.
Cellular Resolutions.
Ekkehard Batzies, Universitaet Marburg
Volkmar Welker*, Universitaet Marburg
(97613130) 
3:00 p.m.
The Lexpluspowers Conjecture.
Christopher A. Francisco*, Cornell University
(97613111) 
3:30 p.m.
Local cohomology of StanleyReisner rings with supports in monomial ideals.
Victor S. Reiner*, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
Volkmar Welker, PhilippsUniversitaat Marburg, Germany
Kohji Yanagawa, Osaka University, Japan
(9761347) 
4:00 p.m.
Generalized $k$configurations.
Sindi Sabourin*, Queen's University
(97613149) 
4:30 p.m.
Intersection Multiplicity on Complete Intersections in Characteristic $p(>0)$.
Sankar P. Dutta*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(9761380) 
5:00 p.m.
Koszul modules.
J Herzog, Universit\"atGHS Essen
S Iyengar*, University of MissouriColumbia
(97613185) 
5:30 p.m.
Cohomology and regularity on a toric variety.
Gregory G Smith*, Barnard College
(97614188)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday May 4, 2002, 2:40 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Special Session on Function Spaces in Harmonic Analysis and PDEs, III
Room B4240, Pavillon 3200 JeanBrillant
Organizers:
Galia D. Dafni, Concordia University gdafni@mathstat.concordia.ca
Jie Xiao, Concordia University jxiao@mathstat.concordia.ca

2:40 p.m.
Self Improving Properties on Interpolation Scales: Invertibility, Reverse Holder and Epsilon Commutators.
Mario Milman*, Florida Atlantic University
(9764662) 
3:10 p.m.
S'convolvability with the Poisson kernel in the Euclidean case and the product domain case.
Josefina Alvarez*, New Mexico State University
Martha GuzmanPartida, Universidad de Sonora
Urszula Skornik, Warsaw University of Agriculture
(9764248) 
3:40 p.m.
Bounded mean oscillation on the bidisk and operatorvalued BMO.
Cora Sadosky*, Howard University
(9764232) 
4:10 p.m.
Toeplitz Operators with BMO Symbols.
Nina Zorboska*, University of Manitoba
(97647163) 
4:40 p.m.
On several classes of bilinear pseudodifferential operators.
Arpad Benyi, University of Kansas
Rodolfo H Torres*, University of Kansas
(97642139) 
5:10 p.m.
Localization Operators on ${\rm{SU}}(1,1)$.
M. W. Wong*, York University
(9764788)

2:40 p.m.

Saturday May 4, 2002, 2:45 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Special Session on Curvature and Topology, III
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

2:45 p.m.
A connectedness principle in the geometry of positive curvature.
Fuquan Fang, NanKai Institute of Mathematics
Sergio Mondonca, Instituto de Matem\'atica
Xiaochun Rong*, Rutgers University and Beijing Normal University
(9765325) 
3:30 p.m.
Symmetries of Eschenburg and Bazaikin spaces.
Karsten Grove, University of Maryland, College Park
Krishnan Shankar*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Wolfgang Ziller, University of Pennsylvania
(97653116) 
4:15 p.m.
Discussion. 
4:35 p.m.
Conditions for nonnegative and positive curvature on bundles.
Kristopher R. Tapp*, SUNY Stony Brook
(9765351) 
5:20 p.m.
Inverse Compariosn Geometry.
Frederick H Wilhelm*, Univ Calf., Riverside
Peter Petersen, UCLA
(9765355)

2:45 p.m.

Saturday May 4, 2002, 3:00 p.m.5:35 p.m.
Special Session on Spectral Geometry, III
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

3:00 p.m.
Analysis of the horizontal Laplacian for the Hopf fibration.
Robert O. Bauer*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(9765890) 
3:30 p.m.
A Poisson formula for conic manifolds.
Jared Wunsch*, SUNY at Stony Brook
(97635103) 
4:00 p.m.
Random Construction of Riemann Surfaces.
Robert Brooks, Technion
Eran Makover*, Connecticut College
(97653119) 
4:45 p.m.
Rankin Triple Products and Quantum Chaos.
Thomas C. Watson*, UCLA
(97611178) 
5:15 p.m.
Asymptotoics of Whitaker functions and an application of Weyl's law.
Jonathan M Huntley*, Baruch Colege, CUNY
Nam Jong Moh, Queensborough Community College (CUNY)
David E Tepper, Baruch College, CUNY
(9761130)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday May 4, 2002, 3:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Special Session on Asymptotics for Random Matrix Models and Their Applications, III
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.
A complete asymptotic expansion for the partition function of random matrix theory via RiemannHilbert techniques.
N. Ercolani, University of Arizona
Ken TR McLaughlin*, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(97681202) 
4:00 p.m.
Stokes Matrices and RiemannHilbert Problem for twomatrix models.
Marco Bertola*, CRM, Univesite' de Montreal and Concordia University
Bertrand Eynard, C.R.M. and CEA, Saclay (France)
John Harnad, CRM and Concordia University
(97634158)

3:00 p.m.