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2003 Spring Western Section Meeting
San Francisco, CA, May 34, 2003
Meeting #987
Associate secretaries:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS
lapidus@math.ucr.edu,
lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Special Session on Efficient Arrangements of Convex Bodies

Saturday May 3, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Efficient Arrangements of Convex Bodies, I
Room 211, Thornton Hall
Organizers:
Dan P. Ismailescu, Hofstra University ismailes@CIMS.nyu.edu
Wlodzimierz Kuperberg, Auburn University kuperwl@auburn.edu

8:00 a.m.
The cardinality of a finite saturated packing of convex bodies in $E^d$.
Valeriu Soltan*, George Mason University
(9875245)

8:30 a.m.
Lattice packings with a gap are not completely saturated.
Greg Kuperberg, UCDavis
Krystyna Kuperberg*, Auburn University
Wlodzimierz Kuperberg, Auburn University
(9875286)

9:00 a.m.
On an area inequality related to Tarski's plank problem.
Andras Bezdek*, Auburn University, AL
(98752159)

9:30 a.m.
Cyclic polytopes,hyperplanes and codes.
T Bisztriczky*, U. of Calgary
K. Boroczky, Jr., Renyi Institute
D S Gunderson, U. of Manitoba
(9875249)

10:00 a.m.
Isohedral multiple tilings of the sphere and isohedral polyhedra related to them.
Branko Grünbaum*, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
(9875234)

Saturday May 3, 2003, 3:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
Special Session on Efficient Arrangements of Convex Bodies, II
Room 211, Thornton Hall
Organizers:
Dan P. Ismailescu, Hofstra University ismailes@CIMS.nyu.edu
Wlodzimierz Kuperberg, Auburn University kuperwl@auburn.edu

3:00 p.m.
The symmetry of densest packings.
Charles Radin*, University of Texas at Austin
(9875239)

4:00 p.m.
Regular Production Systems and Aperiodicity in the Hyperbolic Plane.
Chaim GoodmanStrauss*, Univ Arkansas
(9875240)

4:30 p.m.
Infinite packings of hyperbolic space through ergodic theory.
Lewis P Bowen*, University of California, Davis
(9875273)

5:00 p.m.
On the KneserPoulsen Conjecture in Euclidean and spherical spaces.
Robert Connelly*, Cornell University
Károly Bezdek, Eötvös University
(98752114)

Sunday May 4, 2003, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Efficient Arrangements of Convex Bodies, III
Room 211, Thornton Hall
Organizers:
Dan P. Ismailescu, Hofstra University ismailes@CIMS.nyu.edu
Wlodzimierz Kuperberg, Auburn University kuperwl@auburn.edu

8:00 a.m.
The KneserPoulsen conjecture for bounded hyperbolic convex polyhedra.
Karoly Bezdek*, Cornell University, Dept. of Math., Ithaca NY
(98752112)

8:30 a.m.
The bottleneck conjecture.
Greg Kuperberg*, UC Davis
(98752129)

9:30 a.m.
A Polytopal Generalization of Sperner's coloring Lemma.
Jesus A De Loera*, Univ. of California, Davis
Elisha Peterson, Univ. of Maryland
Francis E. Su, Harvey Mudd College
(9875237)

10:00 a.m.
Upper bounds for generalized touching numbers of convex bodies.
Istvan Talata*, Eotvos University, Budapest
(98752158)

10:30 a.m.
Sphere Packing in Hyperbolic Space.
Henry Cohn*, Microsoft Research
Thomas Hales, University of Pittsburgh
Jacob Lurie, MIT
Peter Sarnak, Princeton
(98752161)

Sunday May 4, 2003, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Efficient Arrangements of Convex Bodies, IV
Room 211, Thornton Hall
Organizers:
Dan P. Ismailescu, Hofstra University ismailes@CIMS.nyu.edu
Wlodzimierz Kuperberg, Auburn University kuperwl@auburn.edu

3:00 p.m.
Large transversals to families of unit disks.
T Bisztriczky, University of Calgary, Canada
F Fodor*, University of Szeged, Hungary
D OliverosBraniff, University of Calgary, Canada
(9875262)

3:30 p.m.
Hyperbolic Regular Polygons with Notched Edges  A Classification of Tilers.
Casey Mann*, University of Texas at Tyler
(9875276)

4:00 p.m.
On the Number of Cylinders Touching a Ball.
Dan P Ismailescu*, Hofstra University
(98752173)

4:30 p.m.
Covering a Strip by Unit Circles.
G\'abor Fejes T\'oth*, Alfr\'ed R\'enyi Mathematical Institute
(98752157)
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