AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Day
Current as of Tuesday, April 12, 2005 15:10:33
Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting
Binghamton, NY, October 1112, 2003
Meeting #990
Associate secretaries: Lesley M Sibner, AMS lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Sunday October 12, 2003

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Room 13, Lecture Hall 
Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Biomolecular Mathematics, III
Room 12, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
Thomas J. Head, Binghamton University tom@math.binghamton.edu
Dennis G. Pixton, Binghamton University dennis@math.binghamton.edu
Mitsunori Ogihara, University of Rochester
Carlos MartinVide, Universitat Rovira i Virgili cmv@correu.urv.es

8:00 a.m.
DNA codes for biological computing and assays.
Anthony J. Macula*, SUNY Geneseo
Wendy Knapp Pogozelski, SUNY Geneseo
Vyacheslav V. Rykov, University Nebraska Omaha
(99092130) 
8:30 a.m.
Structure Free Sequences for Biomolecular Computing.
Satoshi Kobayashi*, Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of ElectroCommunications
(99068125) 
9:00 a.m.
Genome Rearrangement, Random Walks on the Permutation Group, and Phase Transitions in Random Graphs.
Nathanael Berestycki, Cornell U and U. Pierre and Marie Curie
Rick Durrett*, Cornell U.
(99060105) 
10:00 a.m.
Modelling Genetic Gymnastics: The mathematics of gene scrambling in ciliates.
Mark Daley*, University of Saskatchewan
(9906898)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, III
Room 10, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
Zlil Sela, Einstein Institute of Mathematics
Ross Geoghegan, Binghamton University ross@math.binghamton.edu

8:00 a.m.
Simplicial nonpositive curvature.
Tadeusz Januszkiewicz*, The Ohio State Univrsity
Jacek Swiatkowski, Wroclaw University
(99051197) 
8:30 a.m.
Relatively hyperbolic groups and almost convexity.
Inna Bumagin*, McGill University
(99020245) 
9:00 a.m.
Periodic rank one geodesics in foldable cubical complexes.
Xiangdong Xie*, Washington University
(9905317) 
9:30 a.m.
Relative hyperbolicity of limit groups.
Emina Alibegovic*, University of Michigan
(99051109) 
10:00 a.m.
Rapid Decay and Geometry  Part I.
Indira Chatterji*, Cornell University
(99020194) 
10:30 a.m.
Rapid Decay and Geometry  Part II.
Kim E. Ruane*, Tufts University
(99020192)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Infinite Groups and Group Rings, III
Room 14, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
LuiseCharlotte Kappe, Binghamton University menger@math.binghamton.edu
Derek J. S. Robinson, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign robinson@math.uiuc.edu

8:00 a.m.
The maximal and minimal conditions for normal subgroups of infinite order or index.
F de Giovanni, University of Naples
D H Paek, Busan Normal University
Derek J.S. Robinson*, University of Illinois
A Russo, University of Lecce
(9902019) 
8:30 a.m.
Groups with the maximal condition on nonFCsubgroups.
Martyn R. Dixon*, University of Alabama
Leonid A. Kurdachenko, University of Dnepropetrovsk
(9902041) 
9:00 a.m.
Embedding in simple locally (solublebyfinite) groups. Preliminary report.
Martin J Evans*, Universtiy of Alabama
(99020222) 
9:30 a.m.
Uncountably many basic sequences of commutators.
David A Jackson*, Saint Louis University
(9902024) 
10:00 a.m.
Recent developments in the theory of Fuchsian and Kleinian groups.
Gerhard Rosenberger*, Dortmund/University
(9902020) 
10:30 a.m.
Most recent results on test ranks of free nilpotent groups.
C K Gupta*, University of Manitoba
V A Romankov, Omsk State University
E I Timoshenko, Novosibirsk University
(99020242)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:25 a.m.
Special Session on Inverse Problems and Tomography, III
Room 7, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
Peter Kuchment, Texas A\&M University kuchment@math.tamu.edu
Leonid A. Kunyansky, University of Arizona
Eric Todd Quinto, Tufts University

8:00 a.m.
Anisotropic Inverse Problems in Two Dimensions.
Ziqi Sun*, Wichita State University
(9903535) 
8:30 a.m.
A New Look at an Old Result of Smith and Keinert on the Inversion of the $k$  Plane Transform.
Andrew Markoe*, Rider University
(99044140) 
9:00 a.m.
Analysis of a family of exact inversion formulas for cone beam transform.
Alexander Katsevich*, University of Central Florida
Alexander Zamyatin, University of Central Florida
(99044156) 
9:30 a.m.
Reconstruction of the convection term via a RiemannHilbert problem.
Alexandru C Tamasan*, University of Toronto
(99035182) 
10:00 a.m.
An eigensystem decomposition method for an inverse medium problem in a waveguide.
Sava Dediu*, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Joyce R McLaughlin, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(99035212)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory: Honoring Peter Hilton on his Eightieth Birthday, III
Room 8, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
Martin Bendersky, Hunter College (CUNY) mbenders@math.hunter.cuny.edu
Joseph Roitberg, Hunter College (CUNY) roitberg@math.hunter.cuny.edu

8:00 a.m.
Geometric applications of the BersteinHilton Hopf invariant.
Octavian Cornea*, University of Montreal
(99055121) 
8:30 a.m.
Also on Systems of Interlocking Exact Sequences.
C. Joanna Su*, Providence College
(9905558) 
9:00 a.m.
Recent advances in $v_1$ periodic homotopy theory.
Martin Bendersky*, CUNY/ Hunter College
(9905546) 
9:30 a.m.
3local Hspaces of rank 2.
John R Harper*, University of Rochester
(9905590) 
10:00 a.m.
Implications of the Equation $\mathrm{cat}(X\times A) =\mathrm{cat(X)}$.
Donald Stanley, University of Ottawa
Jeffrey Strom*, Western Michigan University
(99055185) 
10:30 a.m.
The Genus and SNT Sets of Certain Connective Covering Spaces: Work of Huale Huang.
Joseph Roitberg*, Hunter College (CUNY)
(9905576)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Character Theory of Finite Groups and Algebraic Combinatorics, III
Room 5, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
Kenneth W. Johnson, Pennsylvania State University kwj1@psu.edu
Eirini Poimenidou, New College of Florida poimenidou@ncf.edu

8:00 a.m.
Characters of large degree.
Tom Wolf*, Ohio U.
(99020265) 
8:30 a.m.
Automorphism groups of finite monolithic $p$groups.
Jeffrey M Riedl*, University of Akron
(99020206) 
9:00 a.m.
Products of Charactes of Finite $p$groups.
Edith AdanBante*, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast
(9902016) 
9:30 a.m.
Sylow subgroups and the number of conjugacy classes of $p$elements.
Alexandre Turull*, University of Florida
(99020238) 
10:00 a.m.
Diameters of Degree Graphs of Nonsolvable Groups, Part I.
Mark L Lewis, Kent State University
Donald L White*, Kent State University
(9902059) 
10:30 a.m.
Diameters of Degree Graphs of Nonsolvable Groups, Part II.
Mark L. Lewis*, Kent State University
Donald L. White, Kent State University
(9902015)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Room 13, Lecture Hall 
Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:20 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Lie Algebras, Conformal Field Theory, and Related Topics, III
Room 231, Student Wing
Organizers:
Chongying Dong, University of California Santa Cruz dong@cats.ucsc.edu
Alex J. Feingold, Binghamton University alex@math.binghamton.edu
Gaywalee Yamskulna, Binghamton University gail@math.binghamton.edu

8:20 a.m.
On radical of vertex algebras.
Michael Roitman*, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
(99017282) 
9:00 a.m.
Dual pairs and primitive quotients of enveloping algebras.
Victor Protsak*, Cornell University
(99017199) 
9:40 a.m.
Cohomology of Borcherds Lie algebras.
Elizabeth G Jurisich*, The College of Charleston
(99017161) 
10:20 a.m.
Representations of quantum toroidal algerbas.
Naihuan Jing*, North Carolina State University
(99017186)

8:20 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Probability Theory, III
Room 321, Student Wing
Organizers:
Miguel A. Arcones, Binghamton University arcones@math.binghamton.edu
Evarist Gine, University of Connecticut gine@uconnvm.uconn.edu

8:30 a.m.
The extremal dependence measure, hidden regular variation and asymptotic independence.
Sidney I Resnick*, Cornell University
(9906091) 
9:05 a.m.
Density dependent Markov chains generated by iteration of iid random maps on R+.
Krishna B. Athreya*, School of ORIE, Cornell University
(9906097) 
9:40 a.m.
Natural wavelet expansions for GaussianMarkov processes.
Vladimir Dobric*, Lehigh University
Francisco M. Ojeda, Lehigh University
(99060271) 
10:15 a.m.
Wonham Filters with random parameters.
Xin Guo*, School of ORIE, Cornell University
(99060219)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Statistics, III
Room 323, Student Wing
Organizers:
Miguel A. Arcones, Binghamton University arcones@math.binghamton.edu
Anton Schick, Binghamton University anton@math.binghamton.edu
Qiqing Yu, Binghamton University qyu@math.binghamton.edu

8:30 a.m.
Poissonization of Statistical Experiments.
Mark G Low*, Department of Statistics, University of Pennsylvan
Michael Nussbaum, Cornell University
Sara Van de Geer, University of Leiden
Harrison H Zhou, Cornell University
(99062193) 
9:05 a.m.
Statistical Equivalence and StochasticProcess Limit Theorems.
Lawrence D. Brown*, University of Pennsylvania
(99062122) 
9:40 a.m.
Combining Information From Independent Sources Through Confidence Distributions.
Kesar Singh*, Rutgers Univ.
Minge Xie, Rutgers Univ.
William E Strawderman, Rutgers Univ.
(9906248) 
10:15 a.m.
Asymptotic equivalence of spectral density estimation and Gaussian white noise.
Michael Nussbaum*, Cornell University
Harrison H. Zhou, Cornell University
(99062202)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Manifold Theory, III
Room 9, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
Erik K. Pedersen, Binghamton University erik@math.binghamton.edu
Ian Hambleton, McMaster University ian@math.mcmaster.ca

8:30 a.m.
Periodic Methods and Fixity.
Alejandro Adem*, University of Wisconsin
Jim Davis, Indiana University
Ozgun Unlu, University of Wisconsin
(9905782) 
9:00 a.m.
Thickenings of $Z/nZ$ manifolds and applications.
Laurence R Taylor*, University of Notre Dame
(9905778) 
9:30 a.m.
Splitting With Continuous Control in Algebraic $K$theory.
David Rosenthal*, McMaster University
(99057112) 
10:00 a.m.
Controlled exact categories.
Manuel Cardenas*, Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)
(9901930) 
10:30 a.m.
Obstructions to transversality for exotic homology manifolds.
Heather M Johnston*, Vassar College
(99057257)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Noncommutative Ring Theory, III
Room 331, Student Wing
Organizers:
Howard E. Bell, Brock University hbell@spartan.ac.brocku.ca
Yuanlin Li, Brock University yli@brocku.ca

8:30 a.m.
Bilinear spaces with unimodular automorphism group.
Dragomir Djokovic, University of Waterloo
Fernando Szechtman*, University of Regina
(99020244) 
9:00 a.m.
Extensions of Generalized Armendariz Rings.
Chan Y. Hong, Kyung Hee University
Tae Keun Kwak, Daejin University
S. Tariq Rizvi*, The Ohio State University
(99016237) 
9:30 a.m.
Baer And QuasiBaer Modules.
S. Tariq Rizvi, The Ohio State University
Cosmin S Roman*, The Ohio State University
(99016232) 
10:00 a.m.
Associative algebras related to the representations of Lie algebras.
Vlastimal Dlab*, Carleton University
(99016280) 
10:30 a.m.
Properly stratified endomorphism algebras.
Xueqing Chen*, University of Ottawa
Vlastimil Dlab, Carleton University
(99016171)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Dowling Lattices: The 30th Anniversary, III
Room 3, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
Thomas Zaslavsky, Binghamton University of SUNY zaslav@math.binghamton.edu

8:30 a.m.
Asymptotic results for the WDVV ring of physics.
Margaret A. Readdy*, University of Kentucky
(99005252) 
9:00 a.m.
Inequalities for Zonotopes.
Richard Ehrenborg*, University of Kentucky
(99005254) 
9:30 a.m.
Modularly Contractible Representable Matroids.
Kenneth P Bogart*, Dartmouth College
David L Neel, Seattle University
(99005246) 
10:00 a.m.
The structure of biased expansion graphs and multary quasigroups.
Thomas Zaslavsky*, Binghamton University (SUNY)
(99005221) 
10:30 a.m.
Cographic Excluded Minors for GainGraphic Matroids.
Thomas Dowling*, The Ohio State University
Hongxun Qin, The Ohio State University
(99005203)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Topological Combinatorics, III
Room 2, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
Laura M. Anderson, Binghamton University laura@math.binghamton.edu
Edward B. Swartz, Cornell University ebs@math.cornell.edu

8:30 a.m.
Unfolding convex polyhedral manifolds.
Ezra Miller*, University of Minnesota
Igor Pak, MIT
(99052279) 
9:00 a.m.
On face numbers of manifolds with symmetry.
Isabella Novik*, University of Washington
(99005114) 
9:30 a.m.
Inequalities for the hvector and flag hvector of geometric lattices.
Ed Swartz, Cornell University
Kathryn Nyman*, Texas A&M University
(99006251) 
10:00 a.m.
Angle Sums of Polytopes: A new proof of Perles' result.
Kristin A. Camenga*, Cornell University
(99005214) 
10:30 a.m.
The angle defect for odddimensional simplicial manifolds.
Ethan D. Bloch*, Bard College
(99052148)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2003, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Boundary Value Problems on Singular Domains, III
Room 325, Student Wing
Organizers:
Juan B. Gil, Penn State Altoona gil@euclid.math.temple.edu
Paul A. Loya, Binghamton University paul@math.binghamton.edu

9:00 a.m.
Zeta functions with nonstandard poles.
Robert T. Seeley*, University of Massachusetts at Boston
(99058104) 
9:40 a.m.
Mellin Transform and Global Optimization Techniques for Elliptic Boundary Problems.
Irina Mitrea*, Cornell University
(9904563) 
10:20 a.m.
Strictly pseudoconvex $b$CR manifolds.
Gerardo A Mendoza*, Temple University
(9903257)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2003, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
Quantum graphs and their applications.
Room 1, Lecture Hall
Peter Kuchment*, Texas A\&M University
(9903504) 
Sunday October 12, 2003, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Diophantine geometry over groups and the elementary theory of free and hyperbolic groups.
Room 1, Lecture Hall
Zlil Sela*, Einstein Institute of Mathematics
(9902002) 
Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Biomolecular Mathematics, IV
Room 12, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
Thomas J. Head, Binghamton University tom@math.binghamton.edu
Dennis G. Pixton, Binghamton University dennis@math.binghamton.edu
Mitsunori Ogihara, University of Rochester
Carlos MartinVide, Universitat Rovira i Virgili cmv@correu.urv.es

2:30 p.m.
Mathematics of Giant Hexagonal Bilayer Hemoglobins.
Leonid G. Hanin*, University of Rochester
(9909251) 
3:30 p.m.
Biomolecular Computing To Solve Hard Problems.
Rani Siromoney*, Chennai Mathematical Institute
Bireswar Das, Institute of Mathematical Sciences
(99068136) 
4:00 p.m.
StemLoop Rewrite Rules.
Julia Khodor*, MIT
(99092163) 
4:30 p.m.
Universality and Complexity Aspects in Networks of Evolutionary Processors.
Erzsebet CsuhajVarju, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Carlos MartinVide*, Rovira i Virgili University
Victor Mitrana, Rovira i Virgili University
(99068201)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, IV
Room 10, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
Zlil Sela, Einstein Institute of Mathematics
Ross Geoghegan, Binghamton University ross@math.binghamton.edu

2:30 p.m.
Garside structures for Artin groups.
Jon McCammond*, U.C. Santa Barbara
(99020123) 
3:00 p.m.
Polyfree constructions for Artin groups.
Susan M. Hermiller*, University of Nebraska
Zoran Sunik, Texas A&M University
(99020248) 
3:30 p.m.
The Even Isomorphism Theorem for Coxeter Groups.
Mike Mihalik*, Vanderbilt University
(99020150) 
4:00 p.m.
Loops in Coxeter diagrams: what do they get us?
Patrick Bahls*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(9902053) 
4:30 p.m.
The cohomology of right angled Artin groups with group ring coefficients.
John Meier*, Lafayette College
(99020149)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.3:40 p.m.
Special Session on Boundary Value Problems on Singular Domains, IV
Room 325, Student Wing
Organizers:
Juan B. Gil, Penn State Altoona gil@euclid.math.temple.edu
Paul A. Loya, Binghamton University paul@math.binghamton.edu

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Infinite Groups and Group Rings, IV
Room 14, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
LuiseCharlotte Kappe, Binghamton University menger@math.binghamton.edu
Derek J. S. Robinson, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign robinson@math.uiuc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Some solvable automaton groups.
Laurent Bartholdi, University of California  Berkeley
Zoran Sunik*, Texas A&M University
(9902089) 
3:00 p.m.
Superrigidity and the classification problem for the torsionfree abelian groups of finite rank.
Simon Thomas*, Rutgers University
(9902036) 
3:30 p.m.
Onerelator groups with torsion  computing presentations with SCHEME.
Gilbert Baumslag*, City College of New York
Douglas Troeger, City College of New York
(99020200) 
4:00 p.m.
The Finitary AndrewsCurtis Conjecture.
Alexei Myasnikov*, McGill University
(99020135) 
4:30 p.m.
Groups Normal in the Unit Groups of Their Group Rings.
Marcin Mazur*, Binghamton University
(99020116) 
5:00 p.m.
On finite presentability of some prop groups.
Mikhail V. Ershov*, Yale University
(99020117)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Lie Algebras, Conformal Field Theory, and Related Topics, IV
Room 231, Student Wing
Organizers:
Chongying Dong, University of California Santa Cruz dong@cats.ucsc.edu
Alex J. Feingold, Binghamton University alex@math.binghamton.edu
Gaywalee Yamskulna, Binghamton University gail@math.binghamton.edu

2:30 p.m.
On Rigidity of Vertex Tensor Categories.
Antun Milas*, University of Arizona / Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(99017266) 
3:10 p.m.
Openstring vertex algebras.
YiZhi Huang, Rutgers University
Liang Kong*, Rutgers University
(99017106) 
3:50 p.m.
On the Decomposition Rules for $E_9$.
Eric C. Rowell*, Indiana University
(99020128) 
4:30 p.m.
Computing type A fusion rules by using $S_k$orbits of $\mathbb{Z}_N ^k$.
Omar D Saldarriaga*, State university of New York at Binghamton
(99016172)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Special Session on Probability Theory, IV
Room 321, Student Wing
Organizers:
Miguel A. Arcones, Binghamton University arcones@math.binghamton.edu
Evarist Gine, University of Connecticut gine@uconnvm.uconn.edu

2:30 p.m.
Sample path regularity for Brownian motions on compact groups.
Laurent SaloffCoste*, Cornell University
Alexander Bendikov, Cornell University
(99060205) 
3:05 p.m.
Stochastic differential equations on noncommutative $L^2$spaces.
Maria Gordina*, University of Connecticut
(9906072) 
3:40 p.m.
Moment characterizing operators.
Luigi Accardi, Centro Vito Volterra
HuiHsiung Kuo, Louisiana State University
Aurel Iulian Stan*, University of Rochester
(9906081) 
4:15 p.m.
Markov chains, moment problems and discrete quantum gravity.
Patrick T. McDonald*, New College of Florida
Avner Ash, Boston College
(99060115)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:55 p.m.
Special Session on Statistics, IV
Room 323, Student Wing
Organizers:
Miguel A. Arcones, Binghamton University arcones@math.binghamton.edu
Anton Schick, Binghamton University anton@math.binghamton.edu
Qiqing Yu, Binghamton University qyu@math.binghamton.edu

2:30 p.m.
Asymptotic Analysis of A TwoWay Semiparametric Regression Model for Microarray Data.
Jian Huang, University of Iowa
CunHui Zhang*, Rutgers University
(99062269) 
3:05 p.m.
On efficient estimation of parameters in functional partly linear regression models.
Hanxiang Peng*, University of Mississippi
Hawking Wang, University of Mississippi
(99062264) 
3:40 p.m.
Aysmptotics of the TheilSen estimator in simple linear regression model with a random covariate.
Xueqin Wang*, University of Mississippi
(9906273) 
4:15 p.m.
Maximum bias curves for Mestimates of regression with general scale.
Jose R. Berrendero, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Beatriz V.M. Mendes, Universidade Federal do Rio Janeiro
David E. Tyler*, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Ruben H. Zamar, University of British Columbia
(99062210) 
4:50 p.m.
A probabilistic method for detecting multivariate outliers.
Shafiu Jibrin, Northern Arizona University
Irwin S. Pressman*, Carleton University
Matias SalibanBarrera, Carleton University
(9906232) 
5:25 p.m.
Contour regression: a general approach to dimension reduction.
Bing Li*, Dept of Statistics, Pennsylvania State University
Hongyuan Zha, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
Francesca Chiaromonte, Dept of Statistics, The Pennsylvania State University
(9906284)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Special Session on Finite Solvable Groups and Their Representations, III
Room 4, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
Ben Brewster, SUNY at Binghamton ben@yggdrasil.math.binghamton.edu
Arnold Feldman, Franklin & Marshall College afeldman@fandm.edu

2:30 p.m.
Subgroup Containment Properties of Finite Solvable Groups.
Joseph Kirtland*, Marist College
(9902070) 
3:00 p.m.
An Overview of Permutability in Direct Products.
Joseph Evan*, King's College
(9902067) 
3:30 p.m.
Finite minimal nonnilpotent groups.
Adolfo BallesterBolinches, Universitat de Val\`encia
Ramon EstebanRomero*, Universitat Polit\`ecnica de Val\`encia
Derek J. S. Robinson, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(99020124)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.3:20 p.m.
Special Session on Manifold Theory, IV
Room 9, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
Erik K. Pedersen, Binghamton University erik@math.binghamton.edu
Ian Hambleton, McMaster University ian@math.mcmaster.ca

2:30 p.m.
Lipschitz cohomology, coronas, and the Novikov conjecture.
Alexander Dranishnikov*, University of Florida
(99057132) 
3:00 p.m.
Hamiltonian Stationary Lagrangian Surfaces in $CP^2$.
Hui Ma*, Dept. of Math. & Stat., GANG, Umass, Amherst
Franz Pedit, Dept. of Math. & Stat., GANG, Umass, Amherst
(9905139)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Noncommutative Ring Theory, IV
Room 331, Student Wing
Organizers:
Howard E. Bell, Brock University hbell@spartan.ac.brocku.ca
Yuanlin Li, Brock University yli@brocku.ca

2:30 p.m.
Rings in which elements are uniquely the sum of a unit and an idempotent.
W Keith Nicholson, The University of Calgary
Yiqiang Zhou*, Memorial University of Newfoundland
(9901677) 
3:00 p.m.
Duo Rings and Ore Extensions.
Greg Marks*, St. Louis University
(9901611) 
3:30 p.m.
Orders in artinian rings.
Vijay Kumar Bhat*, Banasthali VidyapithRajasthan304022.India.
(9901605) 
4:00 p.m.
How distributivity influences commutativity in rings.
Mark Farag*, Wagner College
(99016179) 
4:30 p.m.
CSProperty and Matrix Rings.
K. I. Beidar, National ChengKung University
S. K. Jain, Ohio University
Pramod Kanwar*, Ohio UniversityZanesville
J. B. Srivastava, Indian Institute of Technology
(99016178)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.3:20 p.m.
Special Session on Dowling Lattices: The 30th Anniversary, IV
Room 3, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
Thomas Zaslavsky, Binghamton University of SUNY zaslav@math.binghamton.edu

2:30 p.m.
Discussion 
3:00 p.m.
Extensor Valued $P$ported Parametrized Tuttelike Functions and Invariants of Graphs and Oriented Matroids.
Seth Chaiken*, Computer Science Dept., Univ. at Albany
(9900527)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday October 12, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Topological Combinatorics, IV
Room 2, Lecture Hall
Organizers:
Laura M. Anderson, Binghamton University laura@math.binghamton.edu
Edward B. Swartz, Cornell University ebs@math.cornell.edu

2:30 p.m.
A $GL_n(q)$analogue of the partition lattice.
Phil Hanlon, University of Michigan
Patricia Hersh*, University of Michigan
John Shareshian, Washington University in St. Louis
(99005208) 
3:00 p.m.
A poset structure on multichains in the noncrossing partition lattice.
Drew D Armstrong*, Cornell University
(99005218) 
3:30 p.m.
On the topology of multigraph picture spaces.
Jeremy L Martin*, University of Minnesota
(9900587) 
4:00 p.m.
Graphs, Syzygies and Multivariate Splines.
Lauren L Rose*, Bard College
(99052267) 
4:30 p.m.
Abelianizing the Real Permutation Action via Blowups.
EvaMaria E Feichtner*, ETH Zurich
Dmitry N Kozlov, KTH Stockholm
(99051176)

2:30 p.m.