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2002 Central Section Meeting
Ann Arbor, MI, March 13, 2002
Meeting #974
Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS
susan@math.northwestern.edu
Special Session on Differential Geometry

Saturday March 2, 2002, 8:30 a.m.11:25 a.m.
Special Session on Differential Geometry, I
Room 232, Dennison Building
Organizers:
Lizhen Ji, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor lji@math.lsa.umich.edu
Krishnan Shankar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor shankar@math.lsa.umich.edu
Ralf Spatzier, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor spatzier@math.lsa.umich.edu

8:30 a.m.
The rigidity of higher dimensional graphmanifolds.
Jianguo Cao*, University of Notre Dame
(97453212)

9:15 a.m.
Unreduced weighted $L_2$ cohomology of strictly negatively quarter pinched manifolds of finite volume.
Stephen S Bullock*, University of Michigan
(97453153)

10:00 a.m.
Finsler Metrics of Constant Flag Curvature.
Zhongmin Shen*, Indiana Univ.Purdue Univ. Indianapolis
(97453225)

10:45 a.m.
The $\pi_1$ of manifolds with integrable geodesic flows.
Leo T Butler*, Northwestern University
(97453134)

Saturday March 2, 2002, 3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Differential Geometry, II
Room 232, Dennison Building
Organizers:
Lizhen Ji, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor lji@math.lsa.umich.edu
Krishnan Shankar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor shankar@math.lsa.umich.edu
Ralf Spatzier, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor spatzier@math.lsa.umich.edu

3:00 p.m.
Rigidity of quasiconformal structures on the boundary of negatively curved manifolds.
Chris Connell*, University of Chicago
(97453217)

3:45 p.m.
On Ricci Rank for Nonpositively Curved Manifolds.
Fangyang Zheng*, Ohio State University
(9745351)

4:30 p.m.
Discussion

Sunday March 3, 2002, 10:00 a.m.12:10 p.m.
Special Session on Differential Geometry, III
Room 232, Dennison Building
Organizers:
Lizhen Ji, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor lji@math.lsa.umich.edu
Krishnan Shankar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor shankar@math.lsa.umich.edu
Ralf Spatzier, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor spatzier@math.lsa.umich.edu

10:00 a.m.
Vector bundles with infinitely many souls.
Igor Belegradek*, Caltech
(97453138)

10:45 a.m.
Obstructions to nonnegative curvature and rational homotopy theory.
Vitali Kapovitch*, University of California at Santa Barbara
Igor Belegradek, Caltech
(9745314)

11:30 a.m.
The second twisted Betti number and the convergence of collapsing manifolds with bounded curvature and diameter.
Fuquan Fang, NanKai Institute of Mathematics
Xiaochun Rong*, Rutgers University and Beijing Normal University
(9745368)
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