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2002 Fall Western Section Meeting
Salt Lake City, UT, October 2627, 2002
Meeting #981
Associate secretaries:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS
lapidus@math.ucr.edu,
lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Special Session on Geometry and Topology

Saturday October 26, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometry and Topology, I
Room 215, Leroy Cowles Building
Organizers:
Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah bestvina@math.utah.edu
Michael Kapovich, University of Utah kapovich@math.utah.edu
Grigory Mikhalkin, University of Utah gmikhalk@math.utah.edu

8:30 a.m.
Surface subgroups of Coxeter groups.
Cameron McA Gordon*, University of Texas at Austin
Darren D Long, UC Santa Barbara
Alan W Reid, University of Texas at Austin
(9812083)

9:30 a.m.
Bounded cochains on 3manifolds.
D Calegari*, California Institute of Technology
(9815762)

10:30 a.m.
Compactifications of leaves and foliations.
Alberto Candel*, CSUN
(9815869)

Saturday October 26, 2002, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Geometry and Topology, II
Room 215, Leroy Cowles Building
Organizers:
Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah bestvina@math.utah.edu
Michael Kapovich, University of Utah kapovich@math.utah.edu
Grigory Mikhalkin, University of Utah gmikhalk@math.utah.edu

3:00 p.m.
An invariant of tangle cobordisms.
Mikhail Khovanov*, University of California, Davis
(9815718)

4:00 p.m.
HigherOrder Alexander Modules with Applications to the Thurston Norm and Symplectic 4manifolds.
Shelly Harvey*, University of California, San Diego
(9815764)

4:30 p.m.
Cube complexes for groups and manifolds.
Jon McCammond*, UC Santa Barbara
Noel Brady, University of Oklahoma
(9812068)

5:00 p.m.
The \emph{loop shortening property} and almost convexity.
Murray J Elder*, Tufts University
(9812030)

Sunday October 27, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometry and Topology, III
Room 215, Leroy Cowles Building
Organizers:
Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah bestvina@math.utah.edu
Michael Kapovich, University of Utah kapovich@math.utah.edu
Grigory Mikhalkin, University of Utah gmikhalk@math.utah.edu

8:30 a.m.
Ending laminations and the classification of hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Jeffrey F. Brock*, University of Chicago
Richard D. Canary, University of Michigan
Yair N. Minsky, SUNY Stony Brook
(9815199)

9:30 a.m.
Geometric inflexibility of hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Kenneth Bromberg*, Caltech
Jeff Brock, University of Chicago
(9815165)

10:00 a.m.
Small principal curvature surfaces in hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Christopher J Leininger*, Columbia University
(9815742)

10:30 a.m.
Small 3manifolds of large genus.
Ian Agol*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(9815767)
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