AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Day
Current as of Tuesday, April 12, 2005 15:21:31
2001 Fall Western Section Meeting
Irvine, CA, November 1011, 2001
Meeting #972
Associate secretaries: Bernard Russo, AMS brusso@math.uci.edu
Sunday November 11, 2001

Sunday November 11, 2001, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Lobby, Rowland Hall 
Sunday November 11, 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.
Noncommutative Banach Principle and its applications.
Semyon N Litvinov*, Pennsylvania State University, Hazleton
(97246137) 
8:30 a.m.
$C^*$convex sets in representable bimodules.
Ciprian S Pop*, Texas A&M University
(97246179) 
9:00 a.m.
Local properties of TRO's associated with their linking $C^*$algebras.
Manmohan Kaur, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
ZhongJin Ruan*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(97246130) 
9:30 a.m.
A holomorphic characterization of TRO's and C*algebras.
Matthew P Neal*, Denison University
Bernie Russo, University of California, Irvine
(9724622) 
10:00 a.m.
Algebraic Structures Determined by 3 by 3 Matrix Geometry.
Martin E Walter*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(9724643) 
10:30 a.m.
Commutators of ideals and modules of II$_\infty$factors.
Ken Dykema*, Texas A&M University
Nigel Kalton, Univeristy of Missouri
(97247127)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday November 11, 2001, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Room 188, Rowland Hall 
Sunday November 11, 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.
Algebraic versions of Markov's theorem in threespaces.
Sofia Lambropoulou*, National Technical University of Athens
(97257153) 
9:00 a.m.
Diagrams of Divide Links.
Sergei V Chmutov*, Ohio State University, Mansfield
(9725715) 
9:30 a.m.
Homfly polynomials and quantum $sl(N)$ invariants of decorated Hopf links.
Hugh R Morton*, University of Liverpool, UK
Sascha G Lukac, University of Liverpool, UK
(9725718) 
10:00 a.m.
Quantum Morphing and the Jones Polynomial.
Oliver T Dasbach*, Oklahoma State University
XiaoSong Lin, UC Riverside
(97257132) 
10:30 a.m.
Burau representation of string links and its applications.
XiaoSong Lin*, University of California, Riverside
(97257116)

8:30 a.m.

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)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday November 11, 2001, 8:30 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

8:30 a.m.
discussion 
9:00 a.m.
Equivalence of real submanifolds in complex space.
Linda P Rothschild*, UCSD
(97232172) 
9:30 a.m.
CR embeddings into strictly pseudoconvex hypersurfaces.
Peter F Ebenfelt*, University of California, San Diego
(9723272) 
10:00 a.m.
Normalization of complexvalued planar vector fields which degenerate along a real curve.
Paulo D Cordaro*, University of S.Paulo  Brazil
Xianghong Gong, University of Wisconsin, Madison
(9723569) 
10:30 a.m.
A nonlinear Fourier transform.
Camil Muscalu, UCLA
Terence Tao, UCLA
Christoph Thiele*, UCLA
(97242176)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday November 11, 2001, 8:35 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

8:35 a.m.
On Spectral Properties of Periodic Polyharmonic Matrix Operators.
Yulia Karpeshina*, UAB
(97235193) 
9:15 a.m.
Charge transport in the adiabatic limit  proof of the Kubo formula for 2D Hall current.
Alexander Elgart*, Princeton University
Jeffrey H Schenker, Princeton University
Michael Aizenman, Princeton University
(97281139) 
9:45 a.m.
Scattering for onedimensional Schr\"odinger operators with slowly decaying potentials.
Michael Christ, University of California, Berkeley
Alexander Kiselev*, University of Chicago
(97281121) 
10:25 a.m.
Localization and Delocalization for Random Polymer Chains.
Svetlana Jitomirskaya, UC Irvine
Hermann SchulzBaldes, UC Irvine and TU Berlin
Gunter Stolz*, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham
(9728238)

8:35 a.m.

Sunday November 11, 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.
Canonical metrics in Kahler geometry.
Gang Tian*, M.I.T.
(97253134) 
9:30 a.m.
$K$ Energy and $K$ stability.
Zhiqin Lu*, UC Irvine
(9725330) 
10:00 a.m.
Direct images of stable triples.
Donghoon Hyeon*, Rice University
(9721479) 
10:30 a.m.
HitchinKobayashi correspondence, moduli, quivers and vortices.
Luis AlvarezConsul*, Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Oscar GarciaPrada, Departamento de Matematicas, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
(97258135)

8:40 a.m.

Sunday November 11, 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.
On arrangements of a plane real quintic curve with respect to a pair of lines.
Anatoly B. Korchagin*, Texas Tech University
(9721410) 
10:00 a.m.
On the Mapping Class Group of $S^3\times S^3$.
Nikolai A Krylov*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(97255106)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday November 11, 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.
Solitary pulses in optical fibers with dispersion management at second and third order.
Jamison T Moeser, Brown University
Ildar R Gabitov*, Los Alamos National Laboratory
C.K.R.T. Jones, Brown University
(97235177) 
9:30 a.m.
Shedding and interaction of solitons in imperfect medium.
Misha Chertkov*, LANL
Ildar Gabitov, LANL
Igor Kolokolov, Budker Institute, Russia
Vladimir Lebedev, Landau Institute, Russia
(97282119) 
10:00 a.m.
Inertial Manifolds and Gevrey Regularity for the MooreGreitzer model of TurboMachine Engine.
Yeojin Chung*, University of California, Irvine
Edriss S Titi, University of California, Irvine
(9723548) 
10:30 a.m.
The LevelSet Method for Modeling Epitaxial Growth.
Christian Ratsch*, UCLA
Russel Caflisch, UCLA
Myungjoo Kang, UCLA
Max Petersen, UCLA and Georgia Tech
Mark Gyure, HRL Laboratories
Dimitri Vvedensky, Imperial College
(9723536)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday November 11, 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 characterization of finite sets that tile the integers.
Izabella Laba*, University of British COlumbia
(97211185) 
9:40 a.m.
BesovMorrey spaces and applications to PDE.
Anna L Mazzucato*, Yale University and MSRI, Berkeley
(97235141) 
10:20 a.m.
On the initial value problem for the fully nonlinear 1D Schr\"odinger equation.
Gustavo Ponce*, University of CaliforniaSanta Barbara
Wee Keong Lim, University of CaliforniaSanta Barbara
(9723532)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday November 11, 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.
Periodic billiard orbits in noneuclidean polygons.
Eugene Gutkin*, Santa Monica, CA
(9723755) 
9:40 a.m.
Mushrooms and Other Billiards With Divided Phase Space.
Leonid A Bunimovich*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(9723764) 
10:20 a.m.
Statistics and ergodicity on a class of partially hyperbolic symmetric attractors.
Michael Field*, University of Houston
(97258131)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday November 11, 2001, 9:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Symplectic Geometry
Room 230, Physical Sciences Classroom Bldg
Organizers:
Jonathan Weitsman, University of California, Santa Cruz weitsman@cats.ucsc.edu

9:00 a.m.
Constrained quantization of the harmonic oscillator.
Ranee Brylinski*, Penn State Univ
(97281109) 
10:00 a.m.
Cohomological induction and the quantization of noncompact coadjoint orbits Session Name: Special Session on Symplectic Geometry.
Gregg J Zuckerman*, Mathematics Department, Yale University
(9722286)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday November 11, 2001, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Invited Address
Dispersive Equations and Almost Conservation Laws.
Room 104, Rowland Hall
Gigliola Staffilani*, Brown University (Providence, RI) and Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
(97235200) 
Sunday November 11, 2001, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
The topology of Hamiltonian Loop Group spaces.
Room 104, Rowland Hall
Jonathan Weitsman*, University of California,Santa Cruz
(97200202) 
Sunday November 11, 2001, 3:00 p.m.5:20 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.
Virtual Knots, Biquandles and Bioriented Quantum Algebras.
Louis H Kauffman*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(97257147) 
3:30 p.m.
Extensions and cocycle invariants from twisted cohomology theory of quandles.
J. Scott Carter, University of South Alabama
Mohamed Elhamdadi, University of South Florida
Masahico Saito*, University of South Florida
(9725796) 
4:00 p.m.
Untwisted $2$cocycles and twisted $3$cocycles.
J. Scott Carter*, University of South Alabama
Mohamed Elhamdadi, University of South Florida
Marina A Nikiforou, University of South Florida
Masahico Saito, University of South Florida
(9725577) 
4:30 p.m.
A move on diagrams that generates Sequivalence of knots.
Swatee Naik*, University of Nevada, Reno and University of California, Irvine
Theodore Stanford, New Mexico State University
(97257190) 
5:00 p.m.
3manifold invariants and periodicity of homology spheres.
Patrick M Gilmer*, Louisiana Stae University
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska, Boise State University
Jozef H Przytycki, George Washington
(97257100)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday November 11, 2001, 3:00 p.m.5:25 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.
Instabilities in fluid motion.
Susan Friedlander*, U of Illinoischicago
(97276175) 
3:30 p.m.
Space analyticity for solutions of the 2D NavierStokes system.
Igor Kukavica*, University of Southern California
(97235150) 
4:00 p.m.
New scale of regularity spaces for the incompressible Euler equations.
Eitan Tadmor*, UCLA
(9723533) 
4:30 p.m.
Critical Thresholds vs. Finite Time Breakdown in Euler Dynamics.
Hailiang Liu*, UCLA, Mathematics Department,
Eitan Tadmor, UCLA
(9727635) 
5:00 p.m.
A Pseudospectral Method for the Solution of the Partial Differential Equations in an Inverse Scattering Problem.
Mohsen Razzaghi*, Depattment of Mathematics and Statistics
(9723567)

3:00 p.m.

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)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday November 11, 2001, 3:00 p.m.5:55 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 analysis of twodimensional quasicrystal models.
David Damanik*, California Institute of Technology
(9728156) 
3:30 p.m.
On the application of some M.G.Krein ideas to the spectral analysis of Schr\"odinger operators.
Serguei Denissov*, California Institute of Technology, Moscow State University
(9723428) 
4:00 p.m.
ThreeDimensional Thinfilm Photonic Crystals.
Alexander Figotin*, University of California at Irvine
(97278142) 
4:30 p.m.
Nonlinear wavepacket interactions in periodic media.
Anatoli V Babin*, UC Irvine
(9727854) 
5:00 p.m.
Fractional Moment Methods for Finite Rank Perturbations.
Robert J Sims*, University of California, Irvine
Gunter Stolz, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Sergi Naboko, St. Petersburg, Russia
(97281158) 
5:30 p.m.
Fractal Laplacians with singular continuous spectrum.
Alexander Teplyaev*, UC Riverside
(97281103)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday November 11, 2001, 3:00 p.m.5:20 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.
Three remarks on the geometry of special Lagrangian $3$cycles.
Robert L Bryant*, Duke University
(9725317) 
3:50 p.m.
On Moduli Spaces of Sasakian Structures.
Charles P Boyer*, University of New Mexico
(9725385) 
4:20 p.m.
break 
4:30 p.m.
Deformations of Hypercomplex Structures associated to Heisenberg Groups.
Gueo V Grantcharov*, University of Connecticut
Henrik Pedersen, University of Southern Denmark
Yat Sun Poon, University of California, Riverside
(97232107) 
5:00 p.m.
Mirror symmetry, Langlands duality and Hitchin systems.
Tamas Hausel*, Miller Institute, University of California, Berkeley
(9721419)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday November 11, 2001, 3:00 p.m.4:20 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.
Convex mappings in several complex variables.
Sheng Gong*, University of California, San Diego
(97232196) 
3:30 p.m.
Bundle rigidtiy of tangent bundles over Kahler manifolds.
Bun Wong*, UC Riverside
Wing Sum Cheung, Univ. of HongKong
Stephen Yau, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
(97232197) 
4:00 p.m.
Nonlinear RiemannHilbert problems on domains in several complex variables.
Marshall A Whittlesey*, California State University, San Marcos
(97232178)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday November 11, 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.
One parameter semigroups of endomorphisms of $B(H)$ and of factors of type $II_1$.
Alexis Alevras*, UCSB
(97246113) 
3:30 p.m.
Smoothness and strict convexity in operator spaces.
Edward G Effros*, UCLA
(9724692) 
4:00 p.m.
Applications of free entropy to certain type $II_1$subfactors.
Marius B Stefan*, UCLA
(97246189) 
4:30 p.m.
An alternative Daugavet Property.
Miguel Martin*, Universidad de Granada, Spain
(9724668) 
5:00 p.m.
The structure of Lie derivations on C*algebras (Work in progress with Armando R. Villena).
Martin Mathieu*, Queen's University Belfast
(9724660) 
5:30 p.m.
Lacunary matrices.
Asma Harcharras*, University of MissouriColumbia
Stefan Neuwirth, Universit\'e de FrancheComt\'e
Krzysztof Oleszkiewicz, Warsaw University
(97247114)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday November 11, 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.
Projective flatness in geometric quantization and the Maslov index.
Siye Wu*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(9725362) 
3:45 p.m.
Equivariant cohomology of Grassmannians via equivariant puzzles.
Allen Knutson*, UC Berkeley
Terence Tao, UCLA
(9720593) 
4:30 p.m.
Dirac Operators on Homogeneous Loop Spaces.
Gregory D Landweber*, University of Oregon
(9728188) 
5:15 p.m.
Symplectic geometry and symplectic topology.
Susan Tolman*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(97251191)

3:00 p.m.