# AMS Sectional Meeting Invited Addresses

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### 2003 Spring Western Section Meeting

San Francisco, CA, May 3-4, 2003

Meeting #987

Associate secretaries:

**Michel L Lapidus**, AMS

lapidus@math.ucr.edu,

lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu

#### Invited Addresses

**Joe P Buhler**, Reed College, *A problem in symmetric functions arising from phase determination in crystallography.*
**Raymond C Heitmann**, University of Texas at Austin, *The Direct Summand Conjecture in dimension three.*
**Alexei Kitaev**, Caltech, *Topological quantum computation and quantum media.*
**Arkady Vaintrob**, University of Oregon, *Higher spin curves and Gromov-Witten theory.*

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