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2001 Fall Western Section Meeting
Irvine, CA, November 1011, 2001
Meeting #972
Associate secretaries:
Bernard Russo, AMS
brusso@math.uci.edu
Saturday November 10, 2001

Saturday November 10, 2001, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Lobby, Rowland Hall

Saturday November 10, 2001, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Room 188, Rowland Hall

Saturday November 10, 2001, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Operator Spaces, Operator Algebras, and Applications
Room 118, Multipurpose Science and Technology
Organizers:
Marius Junge, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign junge@math.uiuc.edu
Timur Oikhberg, University of Texas and University of California Irvine timur@mail.ma.utexas.edu

8:00 a.m.
Ranking functions on operator spaces and completely ranknonincreasing linear maps.
David Larson*, Texas A&M University
Donald Hadwin, University of New Hampshire
(97247180)

8:30 a.m.
Composition Operators on Uniform Algebras.
Theodore W Gamelin*, UCLA
(9724699)

9:00 a.m.
A prime C*algebra that is not primitive.
Nik Weaver*, Washington University
(9724645)

9:30 a.m.
Geometric characterizations of some classes of operators in C*algebras and von Neumann algebras.
Charles A. Akemann*, University of California, Santa Barbara
Nik Weaver, Washington University
(9724637)

10:00 a.m.
Vectorvalued noncommutative $L_p$ spaces and martigales.
Marius Junge*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(97246182)

10:30 a.m.
Indiscernible versus exchangeable sequences of noncommutating random variables.
Haskell Rosenthal*, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
(97246128)

Saturday November 10, 2001, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Quantum Topology
Room 114, Rowland Hall
Organizers:
Louis Kauffman, University of Illinois at Chicago kauffman@uic.edu
Jozef Przytycki, George Washington University przytyck@research.circ.gwu.edu
Fernando Souza, University of Waterloo fsouza@cacr.math.uwaterloo.ca

8:30 a.m.
Computing Kauffman bracket skein modules.
Doug Bullock*, Boise State University
Walter LoFaro, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
(97257156)

9:00 a.m.
The Hochshild homology of a Heegaard splitting.
Charles D Frohman*, The University of Iowa
Mike McLendon, The University of Iowa
(9725712)

9:30 a.m.
Limiting behavior of the YangMills measure.
Charles Frohman, University of Iowa
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska*, Boise State University
(9725763)

10:00 a.m.
Skein modules and the Berezin quantization of the moduli space of SU(2)flat connections on the torus.
Razvan Gelca*, Texas Tech University
Alejandro Uribe, University of Michigan
(9725775)

10:30 a.m.
Skein Modules and String Topology.
Uwe Kaiser*, Boise State University
(9725783)

Saturday November 10, 2001, 8:40 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Extremal Metrics and Moduli Spaces
Room 108, Rowland Hall
Organizers:
Steven Bradlow, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign bradlow@uiuc.edu
Claude LeBrun, State University of New York, Stony Brook claude@math.sunysb.edu
Yat Sun Poon, University of California Riverside ypoon@math.ucr.edu

8:40 a.m.
Function Spaces of Kähler Metrics.
Eugenio Calabi*, University of Pennsylvania (emer.)
(97253129)

9:30 a.m.
The uniqueness of Extremal Kaehler metrics.
Xiuxiong Chen*, Princeton University
(97253125)

10:00 a.m.
Existence and Geodesic Stability.
Zhuangdan D Guan*, The University of California at Riverside
(9725331)

10:30 a.m.
On a class of extremal Kaehler metrics on toric varieties.
Vestislav Apostolov*, UQAM, Montreal
David Calderbank, Edinbourgh, Scotland
Paul Gauduchon, CNRS, Palaiseau
(9725391)

Saturday November 10, 2001, 8:45 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Random and Deterministic Schr\"odinger Operators
Room 122, Multipurpose Science and Technology
Organizers:
Svetlana Jitomirskaya, University of California Irvine szhitomi@math.uci.edu
Abel Klein, University of California Irvine aklein@math.uci.edu

8:45 a.m.
Nonperturbative localization for the quantum kicked rotor model.
Jean Bourgain, IAS
Svetlana Jitomirskaya*, UCI
(97281140)

9:15 a.m.
Transition from quenched to annealed asymptotics for the reactiondiffusion equation in random environment.
Stanislav A Molchanov*, UNC, Charlotte
(9726074)

9:55 a.m.
A Fluctuation Analysis of Localization in One Dimension.
Michael Aizenman, Princeton University
Alex Elgart, Princeton University
Jeffrey H Schenker*, Princeton University
(97281148)

10:25 a.m.
Sparse Potentials with Fractional Hausdorff Dimension.
Andrej Zlatos*, Caltech
(9723458)

Saturday November 10, 2001, 9:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Topology of Algebraic Varieties
Room 210, Physical Sciences Classroom Bldg
Organizers:
Eriko Hironaka, Florida State University hironaka@math.fsu.edu
Grigory Mikhalkin, University of Utah mikha@math.utah.edu

9:00 a.m.
Monodromy representations and Szpiro type inequalities.
Fedor A. Bogomolov*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
(97200198)

10:00 a.m.
Topology of Stein Surfaces.
Selman Akbulut*, MSU
Burak Ozbagci, MSU
(97257143)

Saturday November 10, 2001, 9:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Partial Differential Equations and Applications
Room 120, Multipurpose Science and Technology
Organizers:
Edriss S. Titi, University of California Irvine etiti@math.uci.edu

9:00 a.m.
On zero mass solutions of viscous conservation laws.
Maria E Schonbek*, University of California Santa Cruz
Grzegorz Karch, Uniwersytet Woclawy
(9727644)

9:30 a.m.
Number of Determining Modes in Numerical 2D Turbulence.
Eric Olson*, University of Nevada, Reno
Edriss Titi, University of California, Irvine
(97235162)

10:00 a.m.
Atomistic Theory of Elasticity for Epitaxial Thin Films.
Russel E Caflisch*, UCLA
Cameron Connell, UCLA
(9723540)

10:30 a.m.
A mathematical model of microbial growth.
Don A Jones*, Arizona State University
(9723542)

Saturday November 10, 2001, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Groups and Covering Spaces in Algebraic Geometry
Room 114, Multipurpose Science and Technology
Organizers:
Michael Fried, University of California Irvine mfried@math.uci.edu
Helmut Voelklein, University of Florida helmut@math.ufl.edu

9:00 a.m.
Identity representations in characteristic Frattini modules and their effect on the inverse Galois problem.
Michael D Fried*, UC Irvine
(9722098)

9:40 a.m.
Davenport Polynomials over Finite Fields.
Wayne E Aitken*, California State University, San Marcos
Linda Holt, California State University, San Marcos
Mike Fried, University of California Irvine
(97211167)

10:20 a.m.
Exceptional Covers of Curves.
Robert M Guralnick*, University of Southern California
(9721225)

Saturday November 10, 2001, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis and Complex Analysis
Room 124, Multipurpose Science and Technology
Organizers:
Xiaojun Huang, Rutgers University huangx@math.rutgers.edu
SongYing Li, University of California, Irvine sli@math.uci.edu

9:00 a.m.
Compactness of the $\overline{\partial}$Neumann problem and lowest eigenvalues of Schr\"{o}dinger operators.
Siqi Fu, University of Wyoming
Emil J Straube*, Texas A&M University
(97232165)

9:30 a.m.
Szego and Bergman projections for nonsmooth planar domains.
Loredana Lanzani*, University of Arkansas
(97230164)

10:00 a.m.
Analytic hypoellipticity in the sense of germs for an operator with Treves curves.
Nicholas Hanges*, Lehman College/CUNY
(9723559)

10:30 a.m.
Hearing a pseudoconvex domain.
Siqi Fu*, University of Wyoming and Princeton University
(97232184)

Saturday November 10, 2001, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analyses and Partial Differential Equations
Room 220, Physical Sciences Classroom Bldg
Organizers:
Gustavo Ponce, University of California Santa Barbara ponce@math.ucsb.edu
Gigliola Staffilani, Stanford University gigliola@math.stanford.edu

9:00 a.m.
A vortex degree estimate for the stationary GinzburgLandau equation.
Igor Kukavica*, University of Southern California
(97235149)

9:40 a.m.
Inverse Elasticity.
James V Ralston*, University of California at Los Angeles
Gregory Eskin, University of California at Los Angeles
(9723594)

10:20 a.m.
Long Time Existence for Nonlinear Wave Equations.
Markus A Keel*, University of Minnesota
Hart Smith, University of Washington
Christopher D Sogge, Johns Hopkins
(97235163)

Saturday November 10, 2001, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Dynamical Systems of Billiard Type
Room 240, Physical Sciences Classroom Bldg
Organizers:
Marek Rychlik, University of Arizona rychlik@u.arizona.edu
Andrew Torok, University of Houston torok@math.uh.edu

9:00 a.m.
The Ergodicity of Typical Hard Sphere Systems in 2D: Geometric Aspects.
Nandor Simanyi*, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
(97237104)

9:40 a.m.
Periodic orbit theory analysis of simple variants of familiar two dimensional billiard systems.
Richard W Robinett*, Penn State University
(97237117)

10:20 a.m.
The measure of periodic points of billiards  a computational algebraic geometry approach.
Marek R Rychlik*, University of Arizona
(97270194)

Saturday November 10, 2001, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Invited Address
Amoebas of algebraic varieties.
Room 104, Rowland Hall
Grigory Mikhalkin*, University of Utah
(9721403)

Saturday November 10, 2001, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Recent directions in automorphic forms and analytic number theory.
Room 104, Rowland Hall
William Duke*, University of California Los Angeles
(9721104)

Saturday November 10, 2001, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Quantum Topology
Room 114, Rowland Hall
Organizers:
Louis Kauffman, University of Illinois at Chicago kauffman@uic.edu
Jozef Przytycki, George Washington University przytyck@research.circ.gwu.edu
Fernando Souza, University of Waterloo fsouza@cacr.math.uwaterloo.ca

3:00 p.m.
Why TuraevViro Theory is not a Modular Functor and Why That's OK.
Stephen French Sawin*, Fairfield University
John W. Barrett, University of Nottingham
(97281201)

3:30 p.m.
Generalizations of the Kashaev conjecture.
Hitoshi Murakami*, Tokyo Institute of Technology
(9725749)

4:00 p.m.
The integer valued SU(3) Casson invariant for Brieskorn spheres.
Hans U Boden, McMaster University
Paul Kirk, Indiana University
Christopher M Herald*, University of Nevada, Reno
(97257145)

4:30 p.m.
Cut numbers of 3manifolds.
Adam S Sikora*, ISM/CRM
(97257154)

5:00 p.m.
Resolutions of pModular TQFT's and the Alexander Polynomial of 3manifolds.
Thomas Kerler*, The Ohio State University
(97257192)

5:30 p.m.
Some structure theory for semisimple monoidal categories.
Greg Kuperberg*, UC Davis
(97218174)

Saturday November 10, 2001, 3:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
Special Session on Topology of Algebraic Varieties
Room 210, Physical Sciences Classroom Bldg
Organizers:
Eriko Hironaka, Florida State University hironaka@math.fsu.edu
Grigory Mikhalkin, University of Utah mikha@math.utah.edu

3:00 p.m.
Computing Amoebas.
Bernd Sturmfels*, UC Berkeley
Thorsten Theobald, Technical University Munich
(9721421)

4:00 p.m.
Link theoretic invariants of real algebraic curves.
Patrick M Gilmer*, Louisiana State university
(97257101)

5:00 p.m.
Lehmer's polynomial and isolated hypersurface singularities.
Eriko Hironaka*, Florida State University
(97214166)

Saturday November 10, 2001, 3:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
Special Session on Partial Differential Equations and Applications
Room 120, Multipurpose Science and Technology
Organizers:
Edriss S. Titi, University of California Irvine etiti@math.uci.edu

3:00 p.m.
Remarks on the primitive equations of the ocean.
Mohammed B Ziane*, University of Southern California
(97235171)

3:30 p.m.
Structure of threewave interactions and regularity of solutions of Euler equations for rapidly rotating fluids.
Anatoli V Babin*, UC Irvine
(9727673)

4:00 p.m.
Global Wellposedness and Finite Dimensional Global Attractor for a 3D Planetary Geostrophic Viscous Model.
Chongsheng Cao*, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Edriss S Titi, University of California, Irvine
(9723561)

4:30 p.m.
Global existence and nonexistence theorems for nonlinear wave equations.
Mohammad A Rammaha*, University of NebraskaLincoln
David R Pitts, University of NebraskaLincoln
(9723539)

5:00 p.m.
Finite dimensionality and regularity of attractors for 2D semilinear wave equation with nonlinear dissipation.
Irena Lasiecka, University of Virginia
Anastasia A Ruzmaikina*, University of Virginia
(97235146)

5:30 p.m.
NevalinnaPick Interpolation of Attractors.
Ciprian Foias, Indiana Univ./ Texas A&M
Michael S. Jolly*, Indiana University
WingSuet Li, Georgia Tech/Virginia Tech
(97235169)

Saturday November 10, 2001, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Groups and Covering Spaces in Algebraic Geometry
Room 114, Multipurpose Science and Technology
Organizers:
Michael Fried, University of California Irvine mfried@math.uci.edu
Helmut Voelklein, University of Florida helmut@math.ufl.edu

3:00 p.m.
Sufficiency of Projective Polynomials.
Shreeram S. Abhyankar*, Purdue University
(9721420)

3:40 p.m.
Abhyankar's Local Conjecture on Fundamental Groups.
Stevenson F Katherine*, Cal. State Northridge
David Harbater, University of Pennsylvania
(97214102)

4:20 p.m.
break

4:40 p.m.
Rigidity, Reduction and Ramification.
Irene Bouw, Max Planck Institute
Rachel Pries*, Columbia University
(9721465)

5:20 p.m.
Orthogonal deformations of Galois representations.
Ted C Chinburg*, Univ. of Pennsylvania
Frauke M Bleher, Univ. of Iowa
(9721470)

Saturday November 10, 2001, 3:00 p.m.5:45 p.m.
Special Session on Random and Deterministic Schr\"odinger Operators
Room 122, Multipurpose Science and Technology
Organizers:
Svetlana Jitomirskaya, University of California Irvine szhitomi@math.uci.edu
Abel Klein, University of California Irvine aklein@math.uci.edu

3:00 p.m.
Spectral and scattering theory of the surface Maryland model.
Vojkan Jaksic*, McGill University
Stanislav Molchanov, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
(9724752)

3:40 p.m.
A characterization of the Anderson metalinsulator transport transition.
Abel Klein*, University of California, Irvine
François Germinet, Universite de Lille 1
(97281108)

4:10 p.m.
A general contraction property in PSL(2,R) by T. Wolff.
Carol A Shubin*, CSUN
(97281112)

4:40 p.m.
A diamagnetic inequality for semigroup differences.
Dirk Hundertmark*, Caltech
Barry Simon, Caltech
(97246168)

5:10 p.m.
Absence of Exponential Localization for Multidimensional Lattice Hamiltonians With Fast Local Periodic Approximation.
Alexander Y Gordon*, Charlotte, NC
(97247187)

Saturday November 10, 2001, 3:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Special Session on Extremal Metrics and Moduli Spaces
Room 108, Rowland Hall
Organizers:
Steven Bradlow, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign bradlow@uiuc.edu
Claude LeBrun, State University of New York, Stony Brook claude@math.sunysb.edu
Yat Sun Poon, University of California Riverside ypoon@math.ucr.edu

3:00 p.m.
A Gradient Estimate for the RicciK\"ahler Flow.
Bennett Chow*, UCSD
(9725816)

3:30 p.m.
On complete K\"ahlerRicci solitons of nonnegative curvatures.
HuaiDong Cao*, Texas A&M University
(9725378)

4:00 p.m.
On Einstein manifolds of nonnegative sectional curvature.
Jimmy Petean*, CIMAT
Gabriel Paternain, CIMAT
(97253138)

4:20 p.m.
break

4:40 p.m.
$\widehat A$genus on nonspin manifolds and classification of positive quaternionK\"ahler 12manifolds.
Rafael Herrera*, University of California, Riverside
Haydee Herrera, Tufts University
(9725334)

5:10 p.m.
SO(3) monopoles and spin polynomials.
Paul Feehan, Rutgers
Thomas G Leness*, Florida International University
(9725829)

Saturday November 10, 2001, 3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis and Complex Analysis
Room 124, Multipurpose Science and Technology
Organizers:
Xiaojun Huang, Rutgers University huangx@math.rutgers.edu
SongYing Li, University of California, Irvine sli@math.uci.edu

3:00 p.m.
Mappings between holomorphically nondegenarate generic submanifolds in $C^n$.
Salah Baouendi*, UCSD
(97232181)

3:30 p.m.
The Schur class of the unit ball of $C^n$.
Mihai Putinar*, University of California
(9724751)

4:00 p.m.
Algebraicity of real analytic hypersurfaces and blowingdown.
Shanyu Ji*, Dept of Math, Univ. of Houston
(9723253)

4:20 p.m.
break

4:40 p.m.
Constructing plurisubharmonic functions and harmonic (m,0) forms.
Lei Ni*, Stanford University
(9725376)

5:10 p.m.
A strong uniqueness theorem for planar vector fields.
Shiferaw Berhanu, Temple University
Jorge Hounie*, Universidade Federal de S\~ao Carlos
(9723550)

5:40 p.m.
On the Oka principle in a Banach space.
Imre Patyi*, UC Irvine
(97232126)

Saturday November 10, 2001, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analyses and Partial Differential Equations
Room 220, Physical Sciences Classroom Bldg
Organizers:
Gustavo Ponce, University of California Santa Barbara ponce@math.ucsb.edu
Gigliola Staffilani, Stanford University gigliola@math.stanford.edu

3:00 p.m.
The Mathematical Theory of Selforganizedcritical Systems.
Bjorn Birnir*, Dept. of Math. UCSB
Jorge Hernandez, UCSB
Raisa Feldman, Dept. of Statistics and Appl. Probab. UCSB
Terrence Smith, Dept. of Geography, UCSB
(97235144)

3:40 p.m.
The motion of the free surface of a liquid.
Hans Lindblad*, UCSD
(97235115)

4:20 p.m.
A cheap CaffarelliKohnNirenberg inequality for NavierStokes equations with hyperdissipation.
Nets H Katz, Washington University, St. Louis
Natasa Pavlovic*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(9723557)

Saturday November 10, 2001, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Operator Spaces, Operator Algebras, and Applications
Room 118, Multipurpose Science and Technology
Organizers:
Marius Junge, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign junge@math.uiuc.edu
Timur Oikhberg, University of Texas and University of California Irvine timur@mail.ma.utexas.edu

3:00 p.m.
Grothendieck's Theorem for Operator Spaces (joint work with Dimitri Shlyakhtenko).
Gilles Pisier*, Texas A&M University
(9724641)

3:30 p.m.
Nonlinear heat kernel analysis on von Neumann algebras.
Maria Gordina*, University of California at San Diego
(9726027)

4:00 p.m.
A Functional Calculus for Completely Bounded $L^{\infty}$bimodule Maps.
Vern I Paulsen*, University of Houston
Aristides Katavolos, University of Athens
(97246155)

4:30 p.m.
Strongly singular masas in type ${\mathrm{II}}_1$ factors.
Allan M Sinclair, University of Edinburgh
Roger R Smith*, Texas A&M University
(97246118)

5:00 p.m.
Ideals of operator algebras.
David P Blecher*, University of Houston
(97246122)

5:30 p.m.
Operator Hilbert Spaces without the Operator Approximation Property.
Alvaro Arias*, University of Denver
(97246120)

Saturday November 10, 2001, 3:00 p.m.6:25 p.m.
Special Session on Dynamical Systems of Billiard Type
Room 240, Physical Sciences Classroom Bldg
Organizers:
Marek Rychlik, University of Arizona rychlik@u.arizona.edu
Andrew Torok, University of Houston torok@math.uh.edu

3:00 p.m.
A Central Limit Theorem for al large class of mixing maps.
Nicolai T Haydn*, University of Southern California
(97237151)

3:35 p.m.
Absolutely Continuous Invariant Measures for NonUniformly Expanding Maps.
Huyi Hu*, University of Southern California
Sandro Vaienti, Centre de Physique Th\'eorique, CNRS
(97237183)

4:10 p.m.
Rotations by pi/7 and examples of rational piecewise rotations with an unbounded return time to one of the atoms.
Arek Goetz*, San Francisco State University
(97237105)

4:45 p.m.
Chaos in Accelerated Billiards.
Bruce N Miller*, Texas Christian University
(97237173)

5:20 p.m.
Semidispersing billiards with a noncompact cusp.
Marco Lenci*, SUNY at Stony Brook
(9723782)

5:55 p.m.
A convex generalized 3D stadium billiard.
Gianluigi Del Magno*, School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology
(97237186)

Saturday November 10, 2001, 3:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
Special Session on Symplectic Geometry
Room 230, Physical Sciences Classroom Bldg
Organizers:
Jonathan Weitsman, University of California, Santa Cruz weitsman@cats.ucsc.edu

3:00 p.m.
Calculating the Cohomology Ring of Symplectic Quotients.
Rebecca F Goldin*, University of Maryland
(97251157)

3:45 p.m.
The equivariant cohomology of the real loci of Hamiltonian symplectic manifolds.
Tara S Holm*, MIT
(97253123)

4:30 p.m.
Nondegenerate abstract moment maps.
Viktor L Ginzburg*, UC Santa Cruz
(9725880)

5:15 p.m.
Moment maps and reductive symmetric pairs.
Reyer Sjamaar*, Cornell University
Yi Lin, Cornell University
(9725881)

Saturday November 10, 2001, 4:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
Session for Contributed Papers
Room 101, Rowland Hall

4:00 p.m.
Approximating the Solution to the HJB PDE.
Rod A Freed*, California State University at Dominguez Hills
(9723514)

4:15 p.m.
Quasistationary states of Indy500 model.
Anastasia A Ruzmaikina*, University of Virginia
Michael Aizenman, Princeton University
Pierluigi Contucci, University of Bologna
(9726071)

4:30 p.m.
Viscous flow over a flat surface, an integral solution of the NavierStokes PDE.
Leonard D'Attorre*, AMS
(97200199)

4:45 p.m.
Mathematics, Today and Tomorrow.
Doc J. Castellano*, PhD co., Maphics Dept., Simi Valley, CA
(97200124)

5:00 p.m.
Measure Dependable Extrafunctions.
Mark Burgin*, UCLA
(9722609)

5:15 p.m.
Generalized Solutions for the Cauchy Problem for Partial Differential Equations.
Mark Burgin, UCLA
James Ralston*, UCLA
(9723505)

5:30 p.m.
Intersection Homology theory via rectifiable currents.
Qinglan Xia*, Rice University
(97249133)

5:45 p.m.
Static Coefficient and Unit Fields, Recent Ideas, Comments, and Outcomes.
C.S. Felicitas*, CFCTE Foundation and Gottlieb Library
(9728608)
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