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2002 Spring Eastern Section Meeting
Montreal, Quebec Canada, May 3-5, 2002
Meeting #976

Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS lsibner@duke.poly.edu

Special Session on Combinatorial and Geometric Group Theory

  • Friday May 3, 2002, 1:00 p.m.-4:50 p.m.
    Special Session on Combinatorial and Geometric Group Theory, I

    Room B-3240, Pavillon 3200 Jean-Brillant
    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
      (976-20-189)
    • 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
      (976-20-92)
    • 2:00 p.m.
      Shift automorphisms of finite order.
      Edward C Turner*, SUNY Albany
      (976-20-101)
    • 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
      (976-20-45)
    • 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
      (976-20-180)
    • 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
      (976-20-70)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Thompson's group F is not almost convex.
      Jennifer Taback*, University at Albany
      Sean Cleary, City University of New York
      (976-20-75)
    • 4:30 p.m.
      Isolated Flats: a gallery.
      G. Christopher Hruska*, Cornell University
      (976-20-194)
  • Saturday May 4, 2002, 8:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Combinatorial and Geometric Group Theory, II

    Room B-3240, Pavillon 3200 Jean-Brillant
    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
      (976-20-113)
    • 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
      (976-20-107)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      The Andrews-Curtis Conjecture for word-pairs up to length 14.
      Robert G. Burns*, York University
      (976-20-145)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Lattice subgroups of Kac-Moody groups over finite fields.
      Lisa Carbone*, Rutgers University
      Howard Garland, Yale University
      (976-20-153)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      On the structure of the Neumann subgroups of the modular group $PSL(2,Z)$.
      Alina Vdovina*, Binghamton University
      (976-20-104)
  • Saturday May 4, 2002, 2:30 p.m.-6:20 p.m.
    Special Session on Combinatorial and Geometric Group Theory, III

    Room B-3240, Pavillon 3200 Jean-Brillant
    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
      (976-20-171)
    • 3:00 p.m.
      Nonpositive curvature and small cancellation groups, II.
      Jon McCammond*, Texas A&M University
      Noel Brady, University of Oklahoma
      (976-20-173)
    • 3:30 p.m.
      Generic-case 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
      (976-20-102)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Weakly finitely presented infinite periodic groups.
      Sergei V Ivanov*, University of Illinois
      (976-20-168)
    • 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
      (976-20-61)
    • 5:00 p.m.
      On the conjugacy separability of Seifert 3-manifold groups.
      Francis C. Y. Tang*, University of Waterloo
      (976-20-58)
    • 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
      (976-20-85)
    • 6:00 p.m.
      Even Rigidity in Coxeter Groups.
      Patrick Bahls*, Vanderbilt University
      (976-20-203)
  • Sunday May 5, 2002, 8:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Combinatorial and Geometric Group Theory, IV

    Room B-3240, Pavillon 3200 Jean-Brillant
    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.
      Ultimate quotients of trees and their diameters.
      Dennis Clark*, Harvard University
      Lisa Carbone, Rutgers University
      (976-20-152)
    • 9:00 a.m.
      Graphs of free groups.
      Mark Feighn*, Rutgers University-Newark
      Guo-An Diao, Rutgers University-Newark
      (976-20-57)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      The Automorphism Graph of $F_2$ and Whitehead's Algorithm.
      Bilal Khan*, City University of New York
      (976-20-184)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Infinite words and length functions on groups.
      Alexei G Miasnikov, City University of New York
      Vladimir N Remeslennikov, Omsk Branch of Math Institute SB RAS
      Denis E Serbin*, Grad. Ctr. City University of New York
      (976-20-95)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Beyond the combination theorem.
      Peter Brinkmann*, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      Ilya Kapovich, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      (976-20-177)
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