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2002 Spring Eastern Section Meeting
Montreal, Quebec Canada, May 35, 2002
Meeting #976
Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS
lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Special Session on Curvature and Topology

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)

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)

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)

Sunday May 5, 2002, 9:25 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Curvature and Topology, IV
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.
Discussion.

9:25 a.m.
Ricci degeneracy in nonpositively curved manifolds.
Fangyang Zheng*, Ohio State University
(9765374)

10:10 a.m.
Universal Covers for Hausdorff Limits of Noncompact Spaces.
Christina Sormani, Lehman College, City University of New York
Guofang Wei*, UC Santa Barbara
(9765366)

Sunday May 5, 2002, 1:30 p.m.5:25 p.m.
Special Session on Curvature and Topology, V
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

1:30 p.m.
Einstein Compactifications of Hyperbolic Manifolds.
Gordon Craig*, SUNY Stony Brook
(9765391)

2:15 p.m.
Classifying families of seven manifolds.
Christine M Escher*, Oregon State University
(97655133)

3:00 p.m.
Discussion.

3:15 p.m.
Covering Spaces and Their Limits.
Christina Sormani*, Lehman College, CUNY
Guofang Wei, U.C.S.B.
(97653162)

4:00 p.m.
The Angle Defect for Arbitrary Simplicial Complexes.
Ethan D. Bloch*, Bard College
(9765782)

4:45 p.m.
MaxwellDirac Equations in 4dimensional Minkowski Space.
Maria Psarelli*, Bronx Community CollegeCUNY
(97635197)
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