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2002 Fall Central Section Meeting
Madison, WI, October 1213, 2002
Meeting #980
Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS
susan@math.northwestern.edu
Special Session on Optimal Geometry of Curves and Surfaces

Saturday October 12, 2002, 10:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Optimal Geometry of Curves and Surfaces, I
Room B337, Van Vleck Hall
Organizers:
Jason H. Cantarella, University of Georgia cantarel@math.uga.edu
John M. Sullivan, University of Illinois, Urbana jms@math.uiuc.edu

10:00 a.m.
Analytic aspects of the ropelength problem.
Joseph H.G. Fu*, University of Georgia
(98053312)

10:30 a.m.
Examples and candidates for the ropelength problem.
Nancy C. Wrinkle*, University of Georgia
(98051315)

11:00 a.m.
Optimal shapes of curves with finite thickness.
Oscar Gonzalez*, Mathematics/UTAustin
(98049299)

Saturday October 12, 2002, 2:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Optimal Geometry of Curves and Surfaces, II
Room B337, Van Vleck Hall
Organizers:
Jason H. Cantarella, University of Georgia cantarel@math.uga.edu
John M. Sullivan, University of Illinois, Urbana jms@math.uiuc.edu

2:00 p.m.
The convex hull property of noncompact hypersurfaces with positive curvature.
Stephanie Alexander*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Mohammad Ghomi, University of South Carolina
(98053283)

2:30 p.m.
Surfaces with connected shades.
Mohammad Ghomi*, Unversity of South Carolina
(98053205)

3:00 p.m.
Displacement estimates for curves with curvature bounds in CAT(K) spaces.
Stephanie B Alexander, Univ. of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Richard L Bishop*, Univ. of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(98053243)

3:30 p.m.
Projecting $(n1)$cycles to zero on $n$planes in$R^(n+1)$.
Bruce Solomon*, Indiana University
(98051273)

4:00 p.m.
A variational method to include surface diffusion with nonvolumeconserving motion by mean curvature.
Jean E Taylor*, Rutgers University
(98035165)

4:30 p.m.
Roulades and variational problems.
J. McCuan*, Georgia Tech
(98053148)

Sunday October 13, 2002, 10:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Optimal Geometry of Curves and Surfaces, III
Room B337, Van Vleck Hall
Organizers:
Jason H. Cantarella, University of Georgia cantarel@math.uga.edu
John M. Sullivan, University of Illinois, Urbana jms@math.uiuc.edu

9:30 a.m.
The Honeycomb Conjecture And Its Generalizations.
Thomas C. Hales*, University of Pittsburgh
(98051319)

10:00 a.m.
Deformations of Minimal Surfaces in Euclidean Space.
Matthias Weber*, Indiana University
(9805374)

10:30 a.m.
Unstable periodic discrete minimal surfaces.
Konrad Polthier*, Technical University Berlin
(98053221)

11:00 a.m.
Bifurcation Analysis for Constant Mean Curvature Spanners of Annular Type.
Henry C Wente*, University of Toledo
(98049203)

Sunday October 13, 2002, 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Special Session on Optimal Geometry of Curves and Surfaces, IV
Room B337, Van Vleck Hall
Organizers:
Jason H. Cantarella, University of Georgia cantarel@math.uga.edu
John M. Sullivan, University of Illinois, Urbana jms@math.uiuc.edu
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