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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
Special Session on Groups and Covering Spaces in Algebraic Geometry

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, 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)

Sunday November 11, 2001, 8:30 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

8:30 a.m.
The number of conjugacy classes in the upper triangular group.
John G Thompson*, University of Florida
(97220161)

9:10 a.m.
Group representations and lattice minima.
Pham Huu Tiep*, University of Florida
(9722087)

9:50 a.m.
The Hurwitz space of genus 2 covers of an elliptic curve.
Ernst Kani*, Queen's University at Kingston, Canada
(97214195)

10:30 a.m.
Automorphisms and elliptic subfields of genus 2 fields.
Tony Shaska*, UC Irvine
Helmut Voelklein, University of Florida
(9721447)

Sunday November 11, 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.
Basic algebras for sporadic simple groups in GAP.
Klaus Lux*, University of Arizona
T Hoffman, University of Arizona
(97220159)

3:40 p.m.
Maximal automorphism groups of curves of small genus.
Kay Magaard, Wayne State University
Sergey Shpectorov*, Bowling Green State University
Helmut Voelklein, University of Florida
(9722095)

4:20 p.m.
break

4:40 p.m.
Computing braid orbits with GAP.
Kay Magaard*, Wayne State University
Sergey Shpectorov, Bowling Green State University
Helmut Voelklein, University of Florida
(9722097)

5:20 p.m.
Families of covers of the sphere and their images in $M_g$.
Helmut Voelklein*, University of Florida
(9721446)
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