AMS Sectional Meeting Full Program
Current as of Tuesday, April 12, 2005 15:10:43
2002 Spring Western Section Meeting
Portland, OR, June 2022, 2002
Meeting #978
Associate secretaries: Bernard Russo, AMS brusso@math.uci.edu
Thursday June 20, 2002

Thursday June 20, 2002, 8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Atrium, Third Floor, Neuberger Hall 
Thursday June 20, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Minicourse
Using Geometer's Sketchpad (version 4) in undergraduate mathematics courses.
Room 465, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Keith Leatham, Portland State University 
Thursday June 20, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Minicourse
Senior capstones: Meaningful closure to the undergraduate experience.
Room 343, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Dusty E. Sabo, Southern Oregon University
Kemble R. Yates, Southern Oregon University 
Thursday June 20, 2002, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Matroid Theory, I
Room 387, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Jennifer M. McNulty, University of Montana mcnulty@selway.umt.edu
Nancy Ann Neudauer, Pacific University nancy@pacificu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Cocircuit Covers of Bicircular Matroids.
Jenny McNulty*, The University of Montana
Nancy Neudauer, Pacific University
(97805126) 
9:30 a.m.
Circuits intersecting Cocircuits in Graphs and Matroids.
Sean W Mcguinness*, University of Montana/ University of Ume{\aa}
(9780558) 
10:00 a.m.
On Largest Circuits in Matroids.
Nolan B McMurray*, The University of Mississippi
Talmage J Reid, The University of Mississippi
(9780539) 
10:30 a.m.
On edges meeting vertices of degree $k$ in a minimally $k$connected graph.
Talmage J Reid*, The University of Mississippi
Haidong Wu, The University of Mississippi
(9780540)

9:00 a.m.

Thursday June 20, 2002, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
New solutions for the $N$body problem.
Room 338, Smith Memorial Center
Richard W. Montgomery*, University of California Santa Cruz
(9787003) 
Thursday June 20, 2002, 12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Room 307, Neuberger Hall 
Thursday June 20, 2002, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
AMS Invited Address
The NavierStokes and Other Related Equations.
Room 338, Smith Memorial Center
Edriss S. Titi*, University of California Irvine
(9783504) 
Thursday June 20, 2002, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Qualitative Properties and Applications of Functional Equations, I
Room 388, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Theodore A. Burton, Southern Illinois University taburton@olypen.com

2:30 p.m.
An Exponential Function on a Time Scale.
Allan C Peterson*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(9783408) 
3:00 p.m.
Qualitative Behavior of Solutions of a Certain Hybrid System.
George Seifert*, Iowa State University
(9783436) 
3:30 p.m.
Filippov solutions, dry friction and hysteresis.
Bogdana Georgieva, Pacific University
Ronald Guenther*, Oregon State University
(9783467) 
4:00 p.m.
Asymptotic behavior of solutions of functional differential equations by fixed point theorems.
T. A. Burton, Northwest Research Institute
Tetsuo Furumochi*, Shimane University
(9783415) 
4:30 p.m.
Questions/Conjectures.

2:30 p.m.

Thursday June 20, 2002, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Biology, I
Room 373, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Richard S. Gomulkiewicz, Washington State University gomulki@wsu.edu
Sebastian Schreiber, Western Washington University sschreib@cc.wwu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Models for Marine Reserves.
Alan Hastings*, University of California, Davis
(9789288) 
3:00 p.m.
Dispersal, Competition and Spatiotemporal Heterogeneity.
Konstantin Mischaikow*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(9789259) 
3:30 p.m.
Edgdlinked dynamics and the scaledependence of competitive dominance.
R S Cantrell, University of Miami
Chris Cosner*, University of Miami
W Fagan, University of Maryland
(9789232) 
4:00 p.m.
Oscillation and synchronization in parallel neural circuits.
R. Edwards*, University of Victoria
(97892107) 
4:30 p.m.
Discussion.

2:30 p.m.

Thursday June 20, 2002, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Low Dimensional Homotopy and Combinatorial Group Theory, I
Room 364, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
F. Rudolf Beyl, Portland State University beylf@pdx.edu
Paul Latiolais, Portland State University paul@mth.pdx.edu
William A. Bogley, Oregon State University bogley@math.orst.edu
Micheal N. Dyer, University of Oregon dyer@math.uoregon.edu

2:30 p.m.
A Generalization of the Bias Invariant.
Katherine S Byler*, University of Oregon
(97855113) 
3:00 p.m.
Exotic homotopy types of algebraic 2complexes.
F. Rudolf Beyl, Portland State University
Nancy Waller*, Portland State University
(9785797) 
3:30 p.m.
Embedded 2polyhedra with Regular Neighborhoods which have Sphere Boundaries.
Marcia Lynne Burdon*, Portland State University
(97857120) 
4:00 p.m.
Some interesting new results concerning the fundamental groups of onedimensional spaces.
Gregory R Conner*, BYU
Erin Summers, BYU
Kristin Spencer, BYU
(97857119) 
4:30 p.m.
Multiplicative Invariants of Special 2Complexes.
John Rosson*, University of Minnesota, Morris Campus
(97857128)

2:30 p.m.

Thursday June 20, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Association Schemes and DistanceRegular Graphs, I
Room 341, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
John S. Caughman, Portland State University caughman@mth.pdx.edu
Paul M. Terwilliger, University of Wisconsin terwilli@math.wisc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Two linear transformations each tridiagonal with respect to an eigenbasis for the other.
Paul M. Terwilliger*, University of WisconsinMadison
(9780573) 
3:25 p.m.
A $p$adic generalization of the Johnson Scheme.
Gregory M Hill*, University of Portland
(9780565) 
4:20 p.m.
Jones Pairs and Association Schemes.
Ada Chan*, University of Waterloo
(9780561)

2:30 p.m.

Thursday June 20, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse
What to teach and how not to teach it.
Room 350, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Edward B. Burger, Williams College 
Thursday June 20, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse
Visualization in Mathematics: Using proofs without words in your classrooms.
Room 343, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Roger B. Nelsen, Lewis \& Clark College
Jeanette R. Palmiter, Portland State University 
Thursday June 20, 2002, 5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Reception
Foyer, Simon Benson House
Friday June 21, 2002

Friday June 21, 2002, 8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Atrium, Third Floor, Neuberger Hall 
Friday June 21, 2002, 8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Room 307, Neuberger Hall 
Friday June 21, 2002, 8:20 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Geometry and Combinatorics, I
Room 385, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Eric Babson, University of Washington babson@math.washington.edu
Rekha Thomas, University of Washington thomas@math.washington.edu
Sergey Yuzvinsky, University of Oregon yuz@darkwing.uoregon.edu

8:20 a.m.
Vector configurations and toric varieties.
Gregory G Smith*, Barnard College
(97814117) 
9:00 a.m.
Combinatorics and Quotients of Toric Varieties.
Yi Hu*, University of Arizona
(97805106) 
9:40 a.m.
Cohomology of wonderful compactifications and intersection theory on toric varieties.
EvaMaria E. Feichtner*, ETH Zurich
Sergey Yuzvinsky, University of Oregon
(97851100) 
10:20 a.m.
A simple formula for the Todd class of a toric variety (that sometimes works). Preliminary Report.
Graham Denham, University of Western Ontario
Hugh Thomas*, University of Western Ontario
(9781453)

8:20 a.m.

Friday June 21, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Qualitative Properties and Applications of Functional Equations, II
Room 388, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Theodore A. Burton, Southern Illinois University taburton@olypen.com

8:30 a.m.
Absolute Stability for Neutral Systems.
C. Corduneanu*, Univ. of Texas,Arlington
(9783416) 
9:00 a.m.
Asymptotic behavior in some classes of functional differential equations.
Mehran Mahdavi*, Bowie State University
(9784569) 
9:30 a.m.
A Quenching Problem for a Nonlinear Volterra Integral Equation.
Colleen M. Kirk*, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Catherine A. Roberts, College of the Holy Cross
(9784547) 
10:00 a.m.
The analysis of some characteristic equations arising in population and epidemic models.
Fred Brauer*, University of British Columbia
(9789250) 
10:30 a.m.
Questions/Conjectures.

8:30 a.m.

Friday June 21, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Biology, II
Room 373, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Richard S. Gomulkiewicz, Washington State University gomulki@wsu.edu
Sebastian Schreiber, Western Washington University sschreib@cc.wwu.edu

8:30 a.m.
Nonequilibiurm Thermodynamics of Living Biochemical Processes  Motor Proteins, GTPase Signaling, and LargeScale Biochemical Networks.
Hong Qian*, University of Washington
(9789227) 
9:00 a.m.
Ratchets, Power Strokes, and Molecular Motors.
Hongyun Wang*, University of California, Santa Cruz
(9783599) 
9:30 a.m.
An integrative model of internal axoneme mechanics and external fluid dynamics in sperm motility.
Robert Dillon*, Washington State University
Lisa Fauci, Tulane University
Charlotte Omoto, Washington State University
(9789248) 
10:00 a.m.
Determining the mobility of actin proteins in the cell nucleus with a compartmental model.
Gerda de Vries*, University of Alberta
(97892105) 
10:30 a.m.
Discussion.

8:30 a.m.

Friday June 21, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Quantum Topology, I
Room 381, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Douglas G. Bullock, Boise State University bullock@math.boisestate.edu
Joanna M. KaniaBartoszynska, Boise State University kania@math.boisestate.edu
Uwe Kaiser, Boise State University kaiser@math.boisestate.edu

8:30 a.m.
Generalized Casson Invariants and Gauge Theory.
Christopher M. Herald*, University of Nevada, Reno
(9785793) 
9:30 a.m.
Cyclotomic Integer Expansion of the Fibonacci TQFT and Applications.
Thomas Kerler*, The Ohio State University
(9785774) 
10:00 a.m.
Quantum Invariants away from roots of unity.
Charles D Frohman*, University of Iowa
Joanna M KaniaBartoszynska, Boise State University
(9785749)

8:30 a.m.

Friday June 21, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Session on Innovations in Teaching Undergraduates
Room 364, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Monte Boisen, University of Idaho 
Friday June 21, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Session on Undergraduate Research: Programs That Work
Room 343, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Daniel Kim, Southern Oregon University 
Friday June 21, 2002, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Special Presentation
Mathematically inspired, computergenerated poster art.
Room 350, Neuberger Hall
Presenters:
Jeffrey Ely, Lewis \& Clark College 
Friday June 21, 2002, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
MAA Invited Address
The MAA's role in the future of undergraduate mathematics.
Room 338, Smith Memorial Center
Tina H. Straley*, Mathematical Association of America
(9780010) 
Friday June 21, 2002, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Modular curves and their twisted analogues.
Room 338, Smith Memorial Center
Kenneth A. Ribet*, University of California Berkeley
(9781102) 
Friday June 21, 2002, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Qualitative Properties and Applications of Functional Equations, III
Room 388, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Theodore A. Burton, Southern Illinois University taburton@olypen.com

2:30 p.m.
Local Boundedness in Functional Differential Equations.
Junji Kato*, Miyagi University
(9783426) 
3:00 p.m.
Formulas of Liapunov Functions for Systems of Linear Partial Differential Equations.
Bo Zhang*, Fayetteville State University
(9783551) 
3:30 p.m.
Jensen's Inequality and Liapunov's Direct Method.
Leigh C Becker*, Christian Brothers University
Theodore A Burton, Southern Illinois University
(9783431) 
4:00 p.m.
Regularity of weak solutions to Maxwell's equations and applications to microwave heating.
HongMing Yin*, Washington State University
(9783524) 
4:30 p.m.
Questions/Conjectures.

2:30 p.m.

Friday June 21, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Geometry and Combinatorics, II
Room 385, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Eric Babson, University of Washington babson@math.washington.edu
Rekha Thomas, University of Washington thomas@math.washington.edu
Sergey Yuzvinsky, University of Oregon yuz@darkwing.uoregon.edu

2:30 p.m.
On orbifold cohomology.
Arkady Vaintrob*, University of Oregon
(9781491) 
3:10 p.m.
Stable reductive varieties.
Valery Alexeev*, University of Georgia
(9781485) 
3:50 p.m.
Wonderful blowups associated to group actions.
Lev A. Borisov, Columbia University
Paul E. Gunnells*, University of Massachusetts
(9781430) 
4:30 p.m.
Affine approach to quantum Schubert calculus.
Alexander Postnikov*, M.I.T.
(9780578) 
5:10 p.m.
$X^2=0$ and upper triangular matrices.
Brian David Rothbach*, U.C. Berkeley
(97805115)

2:30 p.m.

Friday June 21, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on The Quintic Equation: Algebra and Geometry, I
Room 343, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Jerry Shurman, Reed College jerry@reed.edu
Scott Crass, California State University, Long Beach scrass@csulb.edu

2:30 p.m.
Questions related to quintics.
David S Dummit*, University of Vermont
(9781237) 
3:20 p.m.
Generic Polynomials with Few Parameters.
Joe P Buhler*, Reed College
(9781192) 
4:10 p.m.
Folding Viete's Postulates.
Roger C. Alperin*, San Jose State University
(9781280) 
5:00 p.m.
The Kiepert Algorithm for Solution of the General Quintic Equation: An Exercise in "Mathematical Archaeology".
R. Bruce King*, University of Georgia
(9781221)

2:30 p.m.

Friday June 21, 2002, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mathematical Biology, III
Room 373, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Richard S. Gomulkiewicz, Washington State University gomulki@wsu.edu
Sebastian Schreiber, Western Washington University sschreib@cc.wwu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Virus Dynamics: a global analysis.
Hal L Smith*, Arizona State University
Patrick Deleenheer, Arizona State University
(9789234) 
3:00 p.m.
Disease induced oscillations between two competing species.
P. van den Driessche, University of Victoria
M.L. Zeeman*, University of Texas at San Antonio
(9789282) 
3:30 p.m.
Likelihood, Simulation and Evaluation of a Class on NonNeutral Models with Selection.
Paul Joyce*, University of Utah
(9786246) 
4:00 p.m.
Stochastic Demography and Coalescent Theory.
Ingemar Kaj, Uppsala University
Stephen Krone*, University of Idaho
Martin Lascoux, Uppsala University
Magnus Nordborg, University of Southern California
(9786081) 
4:30 p.m.
Discussion.

2:30 p.m.

Friday June 21, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Matroid Theory, II
Room 387, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Jennifer M. McNulty, University of Montana mcnulty@selway.umt.edu
Nancy Ann Neudauer, Pacific University nancy@pacificu.edu

2:30 p.m.
A Determinantal Identity for Oriented Matroids.
Thomas H. Brylawski*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(97805108) 
3:00 p.m.
MaxFlow MinCut Duality for a Paint Shop Problem.
Winfried Hochstaettler*, BT University, Cottbus
Thomas Epping, BT University Cottbus
Marco Luebbecke, TU Braunschweig
(9789075) 
3:30 p.m.
Various Chromatic Numbers of a Matroid.
Luis A Goddyn*, Simon Fraser University
Laura ChavezLomeli, Simon Fraser Universtiy
(97805121) 
4:00 p.m.
Broken circuit and independence complexes of matroids.
Ed Swartz*, Cornell University
(9780556) 
4:30 p.m.
Perfect Matroids.
Allan D. Mills*, Tennessee Tech. University
(9780554) 
5:00 p.m.
Greedoid Invariants.
Chris A Clouse*, University of Montana
(9780595)

2:30 p.m.

Friday June 21, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Quantum Topology, II
Room 381, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Douglas G. Bullock, Boise State University bullock@math.boisestate.edu
Joanna M. KaniaBartoszynska, Boise State University kania@math.boisestate.edu
Uwe Kaiser, Boise State University kaiser@math.boisestate.edu

2:30 p.m.
Symplectic Lie algebras, operads and graphs.
James R Conant*, Cornell University
Karen Vogtmann, Cornell University
(9781735) 
3:30 p.m.
Rational moves on links measured by Burnside type groups.
Mieczyslaw K. Dabkowski, GWU
Jozef H. Przytycki*, George Washington University
(9785766) 
4:00 p.m.
Burnside group of a link as an obstructions to the MontesinosNakanishi 3move conjecture.
Mieczyslaw K. Dabkowski*, George Washington University
Jozef H. Przytycki, George Washington University
(9785723) 
4:30 p.m.
Twist sequences and finite quotients of knot groups.
Ted Stanford*, New Mexico State University
(97857125)

2:30 p.m.

Friday June 21, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Association Schemes and DistanceRegular Graphs, II
Room 341, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
John S. Caughman, Portland State University caughman@mth.pdx.edu
Paul M. Terwilliger, University of Wisconsin terwilli@math.wisc.edu

2:30 p.m.
On the Covering Radius of Simplex Codes.
Bharti Bhandari*, I. I. T. Kanpur
(97805109) 
3:25 p.m.
The Last Subconstituent of a Bipartite Qpolynomial Distanceregular Graph.
John Caughman*, Portland State University
(97805110) 
4:20 p.m.
Products of association schemes and their representations.
Sejeong Bang, POSTECH, Korea
Mitsugu Hirasaka, Busan National University, Korea
SungYell Song*, Iowa State University
(9780564)

2:30 p.m.

Friday June 21, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Session on Mathematics Education Research
Room 364, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Barbara E. Edwards, Oregon State University
Sam Hall, Willamette University 
Friday June 21, 2002, 3:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Session for Contributed Papers
Room 350, Neuberger Hall

3:00 p.m.
An Extended Gap Theorem.
Dennis H. Nemzer*, California State University, Stanislaus
(9784207) 
3:15 p.m.
On the Covering Radius of Simplex Codes.
M. C. Bhandari*, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,India
C Durairajan, Govt. Arts College, Musri, T.Nadu, India.
(9789414) 
3:30 p.m.
A Picard's type theorem for one operator of generalised integrodifferentiation.
Sergey N Kabanov*, Saratov State University, Russia
(9784513) 
3:45 p.m.
Virtual Knots and Stable Handle Equivalence (Preliminary Report).
Heather A. Dye*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(9785522) 
4:00 p.m.
Cortical Orientation Response Fields Are Canonical Coordinates for Constancy Lie Transformation Groups.
William C Hoffman*, Institute for Topological Psychology
(9789228)

3:00 p.m.

Friday June 21, 2002, 7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
MAA Banquet and Invited Address
Innovative Experiments$\ldots$and how I survived them.
Second Floor, Great China Seafood Restaurant
Edward B. Burger*, Williams College
(9780009)
Saturday June 22, 2002

Saturday June 22, 2002, 8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Room 307, Neuberger Hall 
Saturday June 22, 2002, 8:20 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Geometry and Combinatorics, III
Room 385, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Eric Babson, University of Washington babson@math.washington.edu
Rekha Thomas, University of Washington thomas@math.washington.edu
Sergey Yuzvinsky, University of Oregon yuz@darkwing.uoregon.edu

8:20 a.m.
Chen ranks of arrangements.
Alexander I Suciu*, Northeastern University
(97820112) 
9:00 a.m.
Linearity of resonance components in characteristic $p$.
Michael J. Falk*, Northern Arizona University
(9781494) 
9:40 a.m.
A B\'ezouttype formula for bivariate hypergeometric systems.
Alicia Dickenstein, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Laura Felicia Matusevich*, UC Berkeley
Timur Sadykov, Stockholm University
(9781457) 
10:20 a.m.
A short simplicial hvector and the Upper Bound Theorem.
Patricia L Hersh, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Isabella Novik*, University of Washington, Seattle
(9780543)

8:20 a.m.

Saturday June 22, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Qualitative Properties and Applications of Functional Equations, IV
Room 388, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Theodore A. Burton, Southern Illinois University taburton@olypen.com

8:30 a.m.
Dynamics of Differential Equations on Invariant Manifolds.
James S Muldowney*, University Of Alberta
Michael Y Li, University of Alberta
(9783433) 
9:00 a.m.
Some principles in dynamical systems.
John R Haddock*, University of Memphis
(9783470) 
9:30 a.m.
Stability In Linear Volterra Integrodifferential Equations With Nonlinear Perturbation.
Youssef N Raffoul*, University of Dayton
Muhammad N Islam, University of Dayton
(9784512) 
10:00 a.m.
Stable Periodic Solutions in Functional Equations.
Roger H. Hering*, University of MissouriRolla
(9783479) 
10:30 a.m.
Stability by Fixed Point Theory or Liapunov Theory: A Comparison.
Theodore A Burton*, Southern Illinois University
(9783442)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday June 22, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Matroid Theory, III
Room 387, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Jennifer M. McNulty, University of Montana mcnulty@selway.umt.edu
Nancy Ann Neudauer, Pacific University nancy@pacificu.edu

8:30 a.m.
An operation for matroids.
Scott Jones*, The University of Montana
(9780560) 
9:00 a.m.
Modularly contractible $GF(q)$representable matroids.
David L Neel*, Truman State University
(9780584) 
9:30 a.m.
Semiunique representation of some graphlike matroids.
Thomas Zaslavsky*, SUNY at Binghamton
(9780529) 
10:00 a.m.
Survey and catalog of finite linear spaces viewed as matroids.
Sandra R Kingan*, Penn State Harrisburg
(9780568) 
10:30 a.m.
Pseudotriangulations and Rigidity.
Brigitte Servatius*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(97805101)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday June 22, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Flat Structures, Moduli Spaces, and Minimal Surfaces, I
Room 373, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Matthias Weber, Indiana University matweber@indiana.edu
Michael Wolf, Rice University mwolf@math.rice.edu

8:30 a.m.
Helicoidal Minimal Surfaces.
Matthias Weber*, Indiana University, Bloomington
(97851111) 
9:00 a.m.
Harmonic univalent mappings and minimal graphs in $R^3$.
Michael J Dorff*, Brigham Young University
(9784944) 
9:30 a.m.
Areaminimizing minimal graphs over nonconvex domains.
Denise M Halverson*, Brigham Young University
Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University
Gary Lawlor, Brigham Young University
(9783017) 
10:00 a.m.
Solutions tp the HSurface Equation.
Henry C Wente*, University Of Toledo
(9783538)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday June 22, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Quantum Topology, III
Room 381, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Douglas G. Bullock, Boise State University bullock@math.boisestate.edu
Joanna M. KaniaBartoszynska, Boise State University kania@math.boisestate.edu
Uwe Kaiser, Boise State University kaiser@math.boisestate.edu

8:30 a.m.
On the potential functions for the hyperbolic structures of a knot complement.
Yoshiyuki Yokota*, Tokyo Metropolitan University
(9785755) 
9:30 a.m.
TQFT arising from operator algebras.
Marta Asaeda*, Univ of Maryland
(9788196) 
10:00 a.m.
Property P for some knots.
Oliver T Dasbach*, LSU
Tao Li, Oklahoma State University
(9785790) 
10:30 a.m.
A curious curve.
Steven A. Bleiler*, Portland State University
(9785762)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday June 22, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Low Dimensional Homotopy and Combinatorial Group Theory, II
Room 350, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
F. Rudolf Beyl, Portland State University beylf@pdx.edu
Paul Latiolais, Portland State University paul@mth.pdx.edu
William A. Bogley, Oregon State University bogley@math.orst.edu
Micheal N. Dyer, University of Oregon dyer@math.uoregon.edu

9:00 a.m.
A Consistency Test for Asphericity.
Travis R Kelm*, University of Oregon
(97855114) 
9:30 a.m.
Finiteness properties and the topology of monoid presentations.
Susan Hermiller*, University of Nebraska
John Meier, Lafayette College
(9782063) 
10:00 a.m.
Finitely presented subgroups of groups with higher finiteness properties.
W. A. Bogley, Oregon State University
Jens Harlander*, Oregon State University
(97820129) 
10:30 a.m.
Problem/Discussion.

9:00 a.m.

Saturday June 22, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Session on the Use of Technology in Community College Mathematics Courses
Room 343, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Peter Haberman, Portland Community College 
Saturday June 22, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Session by Junior Faculty on their Research
Room 341, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Jennifer Ann Firkins, Linfield College 
Saturday June 22, 2002, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
PNWMAA Teaching Award Winner
Room 364, Neuberger Hall
Presenters:
Andrew ChangFung Liu, University of Alberta

Saturday June 22, 2002, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Techmuller theory and minimal surfaces in space.
Room 338, Smith Memorial Center
Michael Wolf*, Rice University
(9785305) 
Saturday June 22, 2002, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Improving pc graphics.
Room 338, Smith Memorial Center
Jim H. Valerio*, Intel Desktop Architecture Labs
(9780011) 
Saturday June 22, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Geometry and Combinatorics, IV
Room 385, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Eric Babson, University of Washington babson@math.washington.edu
Rekha Thomas, University of Washington thomas@math.washington.edu
Sergey Yuzvinsky, University of Oregon yuz@darkwing.uoregon.edu

2:30 p.m.
Discrete models for algebraic invariants of spaces of polynomials.
Dmitry N Kozlov*, Bern University/KTH Stockholm
(9785771) 
3:10 p.m.
GromovWitten invariants on Grassmannians.
Anders S. Buch*, M.I.T.
Andrew Kresch, University of Pennsylvania
Harry Tamvakis, Brandeis University
(97814124) 
3:50 p.m.
Period Integrals and Feynman diagrams.
Prakash Belkale, University of Utah
Patrick G Brosnan*, University of California, Los Angeles
(9781486) 
4:30 p.m.
Eliminating Two Variables from Three Sparse Unmixed Polynomial Equations.
Amit Khetan*, University of California Berkeley
(97814116) 
5:10 p.m.
Schubert calculus on Grassmannians, via puzzles: ordinary, equivariant, Ktheory, and quantum.
Allen Knutson*, UC Berkeley
Terence Tao, UCLA
(97814127)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday June 22, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on The Quintic Equation: Algebra and Geometry, II
Room 343, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Jerry Shurman, Reed College jerry@reed.edu
Scott Crass, California State University, Long Beach scrass@csulb.edu

2:30 p.m.
Solving the quintic by iteration in three dimensions.
Scott Crass*, CSU, Long Beach
(97837104) 
3:20 p.m.
Klein's Galois Theory of the Icosahedral Group via Elliptic Curves.
Edray Herber Goins*, Caltech/Harvard
(97811102) 
4:10 p.m.
Icosahedral Galois Representations and Modular Forms.
Mark Dickinson*, University of Michigan
(9781187) 
5:00 p.m.
A minimalist approach to the insolvability of the quintic.
David McKay*, Cal State Long Beach
(97812122)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday June 22, 2002, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Flat Structures, Moduli Spaces, and Minimal Surfaces, II
Room 373, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Matthias Weber, Indiana University matweber@indiana.edu
Michael Wolf, Rice University mwolf@math.rice.edu

2:30 p.m.
An Hurwitz function on moduli space.
Sa'ar D Hersonsky*, BenGurion University, Israel
Frederic Paulin, ENSParis, France
(97853123) 
3:00 p.m.
Toward a Compactification of the Moduli Space of Convex $\mathbb{RP}^2$ Surfaces.
John C. Loftin*, Columbia University
(9785372) 
3:30 p.m.
The Asymptotic Flatness of the WeilPetersson Metric on Teichmuller Space.
Zheng Huang*, Rice University
(9785389) 
4:00 p.m.
Veech surfaces and complete periodicity in genus 2.
Kariane Calta*, University of Chicago
(9785198) 
4:30 p.m.
Harmonic Maps Between Hyperbolic Spaces.
Michael Wolf*, Rice University
Scott D Pauls, Dartmouth College
(97858103)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday June 22, 2002, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Quantum Topology, IV
Room 381, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Douglas G. Bullock, Boise State University bullock@math.boisestate.edu
Joanna M. KaniaBartoszynska, Boise State University kania@math.boisestate.edu
Uwe Kaiser, Boise State University kaiser@math.boisestate.edu

2:30 p.m.
Cocycle knot invariants from dynamical cocycles of quandles and YangBaxter cocycles of ubiques.
Masahico Saito*, University of South Florida
(9785776) 
3:30 p.m.
A generalization of quandles and homology theory of settheoretic YangBaxter equations.
Mohamed Elhamdadi*, University of South Florida
(9785777) 
4:00 p.m.
On the completeness of the involutory Kuperberg invariant of 3manifolds.
Fernando J. O. Souza*, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada
(97857118)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday June 22, 2002, 3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation
Supporting Assessment in Undergraduate Mathematics: Why and how you should integrate assessment of student learning in your instructional programs.
Room 364, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University