AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Special Session
Current as of Tuesday, April 12, 2005 15:10:40
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 Mapping Class Groups and Geometric Theory of Teichmuller Spaces

Friday March 1, 2002, 1:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Mapping Class Groups and Geometric Theory of Teichmuller Spaces, I
Room 237, Dennison Building
Organizers:
Benson Farb, University of Chicago farb@math.uchicago.edu
Nikolai Ivanov, Michigan State University ivanov@math.msu.edu
Howard Masur, University of Illinois, Chicago masur@math.uic.edu

1:00 p.m.
Large scale structure of the mapping class group.
Yair N Minsky*, SUNY at Stony Brook
Howard A Masur, U. of Illinois at Chicago
(97430176) 
1:30 p.m.
Stable quasigeodesics in Teichmuller space.
Lee Mosher*, Rutgers University at Newark
(97430109) 
2:00 p.m.
"On Superinjective Simplicial Maps of Complexes of Curves and Injective Homomorphisms of Mapping Class Groups".
Elmas Irmak*, Michigan State University
(9745748) 
2:30 p.m.
Automorphisms of the Torelli group.
Benson Farb*, University of Chicago
(9745758) 
3:00 p.m.
The coarse geometry of the WeilPetersson metric.
Jeffrey F. Brock*, University of Chicago
Benson Farb, University of Chicago
(97451144) 
3:30 p.m.
Automorphisms of the Pants Complex.
Dan Margalit*, University of Chicago
(9745170) 
4:30 p.m.
Thompson's groups, Teichmuller theory and algebraic topology.
William J Harvey*, King's College London
(97457244)

1:00 p.m.

Saturday March 2, 2002, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Mapping Class Groups and Geometric Theory of Teichmuller Spaces, II
Room 237, Dennison Building
Organizers:
Benson Farb, University of Chicago farb@math.uchicago.edu
Nikolai Ivanov, Michigan State University ivanov@math.msu.edu
Howard Masur, University of Illinois, Chicago masur@math.uic.edu

8:30 a.m.
On the linearity problem for mapping class groups.
Hessam HamidiTehrani*, B.C.C. of the City University of New York
Tara E. Brendle, Columbia University
(9745773) 
9:00 a.m.
Relations in the Torelli Group.
Tara E. Brendle*, Columbia University
(9745782) 
9:30 a.m.
The second homology groups of mapping class groups of orientable surfaces.
Mustafa Korkmaz*, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Andras I Stipsicz, Princeton Univ.  ELTE TTK, Budapest, Hungary
(9745753) 
10:00 a.m.
Bounded cohomology of subgroups of mapping class groups.
Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah
Koji Fujiwara*, Tohoku University
(9742075) 
10:30 a.m.
Presentations for the mapping class groups of surfaces and handlebodies.
Susumu Hirose*, Michigan State University / Saga University
(9745791) 
11:00 a.m.
Discussion

8:30 a.m.

Saturday March 2, 2002, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Mapping Class Groups and Geometric Theory of Teichmuller Spaces, III
Room 237, Dennison Building
Organizers:
Benson Farb, University of Chicago farb@math.uchicago.edu
Nikolai Ivanov, Michigan State University ivanov@math.msu.edu
Howard Masur, University of Illinois, Chicago masur@math.uic.edu

3:00 p.m.
The Geometry of the WeilPetersson completion of Teichm\"{u}ller space.
Scott A. Wolpert*, University of Maryland
(97430220) 
3:30 p.m.
Classification of WeilPetersson Isometries.
Georgios D. Daskalopoulos, Brown University
Richard A. Wentworth*, Johns Hopkins University
(9745869) 
4:00 p.m.
Moduli Spaces of Harmonic and Minimal Mappings of Surfaces.
Michael Wolf*, Rice University
(97458122) 
4:30 p.m.
Divergent trajectories on noncompact spaces  rates and applications.
Barak Weiss*, BenGurion University
(97437228)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday March 3, 2002, 10:00 a.m.12:50 p.m.
Special Session on Mapping Class Groups and Geometric Theory of Teichmuller Spaces, IV
Room 237, Dennison Building
Organizers:
Benson Farb, University of Chicago farb@math.uchicago.edu
Nikolai Ivanov, Michigan State University ivanov@math.msu.edu
Howard Masur, University of Illinois, Chicago masur@math.uic.edu

10:00 a.m.
Homology of moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces with symplectic coefficients.
Myint Zaw*, The Abdus Salam ICTP
Carl Friedrich Boedigheimer, Universitat Bonn
(97457190) 
10:30 a.m.
Stratification of the Moduli Space of Hyperelliptic Surfaces.
Anthony Weaver*, City University of New York
(9745156) 
11:00 a.m.
An illustration of the action of the Riemann surfaces on the free loop space of a manifold.
Moira Chas*, SUNY at Stony Brook
Dennis Sullivan, SUNY at Stony Brook, CUNY
(97457126) 
11:30 a.m.
The geometry of $\mathcal{M}_g$ and the normal function associated to $CC^$.
Richard M Hain*, Duke University
(9741461) 
12:00 p.m.
Lengths of Measured Laminations on Surfaces.
Feng Luo*, Rutgers University
(9745786) 
12:30 p.m.
Discussion

10:00 a.m.