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2003 Fall Southeastern Section Meeting
Chapel Hill, NC, October 2425, 2003
Meeting #991
Associate secretaries:
John L Bryant, AMS
bryant@math.fsu.edu
Friday October 24, 2003

Friday October 24, 2003, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Room 220, Phillips Hall

Friday October 24, 2003, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Room 224, Phillips Hall

Friday October 24, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Knots, Links, and Embedded Graphs, I
Room 304, Dey Hall
Organizers:
Joel S. Foisy, SUNY at Potsdam foisyjs@potsdam.edu
Erica L. Flapan, Pomona College elf04747@pomona.edu

8:30 a.m.
Total Curvature and Packing of Knots.
Jonathan K Simon*, University of Iowa
Gregory R Buck, St. Anselm College
(99157152)

9:00 a.m.
Polygonal Cable Links.
Rollie Trapp*, California State University, San Bernardino
(99157243)

9:30 a.m.
Tying Knots with Stiff Rope.
Eric J Rawdon*, Duquesne University
Greg Buck, St. Anselm College
(99157215)

10:00 a.m.
Regular and Almost Regular Stick Numbers of Knots.
Timothy D Comar*, Benedictine University
Jessica M Tyrus, Benedictine University
(9915730)

10:30 a.m.
Tangle Solutions for a Family of DNARearranging Proteins.
Dorothy Buck*, Brown University
(99157194)

Friday October 24, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Group Cohomology in Algebra and Geometry, I
Room 308, Hanes Hall
Organizers:
Richard M. Hain, Duke University hain@math.duke.edu
Kevin P. Knudson, Mississippi State University knudson@math.msstate.edu

8:30 a.m.
Rigid relations in mapping class groups.
Dan Margalit*, University of Utah
(99120210)

9:00 a.m.
Real vector bundles obtained from representations of pure braid groups, and fundamental groups of complex hyperplane complements.
F. R. Cohen*, University of Rochester
A. Adem, University of Wisconsin, Madison
D. C. Cohen, Louisiana State University
(99155196)

9:30 a.m.
Cohomology of the boundary of a line arrangement.
Daniel C. Cohen*, Louisiana State University
Alexander I. Suciu, Northeastern University
(99132134)

10:00 a.m.
Euler Classes and Group Actions.
A Adem*, University of Wisconsin
(99155172)

10:30 a.m.
Koszul Duality and Graph Cohomology.
T G Goodwillie, Brown University
K Igusa*, Brandeis University
(99118175)

Friday October 24, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Association Schemes: 19732003, I
Room 309, Gardner Hall
Organizers:
William J. Martin, Worcester Polytechnic Institute martin@wpi.edu
Dijen K. RayChaudhuri, Ohio State University dijen@math.ohiostate.edu

8:30 a.m.
Tridiagonal pairs and the quantum affine algebra $U_q({\widehat {sl}}_2)$.
Paul M Terwilliger*, University of Wisconsin
Tatsuro Ito, Kanazawa University
(9910558)

9:00 a.m.
Taut distanceregular graphs of even diameter.
Mark S MacLean*, University of North Carolina at Asheville
(99105197)

9:30 a.m.
The Terwilliger algebra of a distanceregular graph that supports a spin model.
John S Caughman*, Portland State University
Nadine Wolff, University of British Columbia
(99105283)

10:00 a.m.
Modular Leonard triples.
Brian W Curtin*, University of South Florida
(9911567)

10:30 a.m.
TypeII matrices, fourweight spin models and Nomura algebras.
Ada Chan*, California Institute of Technology
(99105238)

Friday October 24, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Linear Operators on Function Spaces, I
Room 308, Gardner Hall
Organizers:
Nathan S. Feldman, Washington and Lee University feldmanN@wlu.edu
William T. Ross, University of Richmond wross@richmond.edu

8:30 a.m.
Radial Sets Whose Blaschke Sequences are ${\cal D}$Zero Sets.
Boris Korenblum*, University at Albany, SUNY
(99130138)

9:00 a.m.
LinearFractional Composition Operators.
Barbara D MacCluer*, University of Virginia
Rachel Weir, University of Virginia
(9914763)

9:30 a.m.
Conditional Expectation and the Bergman Projection.
Brent Carswell*, Union College
Michael Stessin, University at Albany
(99147229)

10:00 a.m.
$C^*$algebras of composition operators.
Michael T Jury*, Purdue University
(99147205)

10:30 a.m.
The backward shift on the space of Cauchy transforms.
J A Cima*, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
W T Ross, University of RIchmond
A Matheson, Lamar University
(9913009)

Friday October 24, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Commutative Rings and Monoids, I
Room 215, Phillips Hall
Organizers:
Scott Chapman, Trinity University schapman@trinity.edu

8:30 a.m.
An exceptional class of stable rings.
Bruce M Olberding*, New Mexico State University
(99113158)

9:00 a.m.
On the FIP property for extensions of commutative rings.
David E Dobbs, University of Tennessee
Bernadette Mullins, Birmingham Southern College
Gabriel Picavet, Universit\'e Blaise Pascal
Martine PicavetL'Hermitte*, Universit\'e Blaise Pascal
(9911338)

9:30 a.m.
On $\phi$Mori rings.
Ayman Badawi, American University of Sharjah
Thomas G Lucas*, University of North Carolina Charlotte
(99113117)

10:00 a.m.
Completions, filtrations and ultrapowers of local domains.
Bruce Olberding, New Mexico State University
Serpil Saydam, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Jay Shapiro*, George Mason University
(9911379)

10:30 a.m.
Extension of the notion of a Prufer domain to rings with zerodivisors.
Sarah Glaz*, University of Connecticut
(99113135)

Friday October 24, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebras and Their Representations, I
Room 332, Phillips Hall
Organizers:
Edward L. Green, Virginia Polytech Institute & State University green@calvin.math.vt.edu
Ellen E. Kirkman, Wake Forest University kirkman@wfu.edu

8:30 a.m.
Field Algebras.
Bojko Bakalov*, North Carolina State University
Victor G Kac, MIT
(99117207)

9:00 a.m.
Hilbert series of prime PI algebras.
Jason P Bell*, University of Michigan
(9911645)

9:30 a.m.
Basic Properties of Generalized DownUp Algebras.
Thomas Cassidy*, Bucknell University
(99116218)

10:00 a.m.
Representations of Quantum Groups defined over Commutative Rings II: Weakly Hereditary Invariant Forms.
Ben L Cox*, College of Charleston
(99117102)

10:30 a.m.
On twisted quantum toroidal algebras.
Naihuan Jing*, North Carolina State Univ.
(99117260)

Friday October 24, 2003, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Modeling in Physiology and Medicine, I
Room 305, Dey Hall
Organizers:
Mary Ann Horn, Vanderbilt University horn@math.vanderbilt.edu
Glenn Webb, Vanderbilt University

8:30 a.m.
Modeling hormonal control of the menstrual cycle using a system of delay differential equations.
James F Selgrade*, North Carolina State University
Leona Harris Clark, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Paul M Schlosser, CIIT Centers for Health Research
(99192132)

9:00 a.m.
A Model for the Oscillatory Behavior of Single Dynein Molecules.
Mike Goedecke, North Carolina State University
John Fricks, University of North Carolina
Tim Elston*, University of North Carolina
(99192200)

9:30 a.m.
Mixture models of cellmatrix mechanics in articular cartilage and alterations with osteoarthritis.
Mansoor A Haider*, North Carolina State University
(99174141)

10:00 a.m.
A Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Model for 4Methylimidazole.
Cammey E. Cole*, Meredith College
(99192123)

10:30 a.m.
Probability and Neurobiology.
Michael C. Reed*, Duke University
Jacob J. Blum, Duke University
Colleen Mitchell, Boston University
(99192231)

Friday October 24, 2003, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Group Actions on Curves, I
Room 307, Hanes Hall
Organizers:
Kay Magaard, Wayne State University and University of Florida kaym@math.wayne.edu
Helmut Voelklein, University of Florida helmut@math.ufl.edu

9:00 a.m.
Antecedent Schur multipliers and Frattini extensions of alternating Groups.
Michael D Fried*, UC Irvine and MSU Billings
(9911136)

9:30 a.m.
On Schur extensions for Modular Towers.
Darren Semmen*, Yorba Linda, CA
(99120262)

10:00 a.m.
The eighth moment and Larsen's conjecture.
Robert M. Guralnick, University of Southern California
Pham Huu Tiep*, University of Florida
(99120133)

10:30 a.m.
Computation of Group Actions.
Alexander J Hulpke*, Colorado State University
(9912027)

Friday October 24, 2003, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Homological Physics, I
Room 106, Gardner Hall
Organizers:
Thomas J. Lada, North Carolina State University lada@math.ncsu.edu
James Stasheff, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

9:00 a.m.
What is Cohomological Physics and where is it going?
Jim Stasheff*, UNCCH and UPenn
(9917034)

9:30 a.m.
Where do homotopy BatalinVilkovisky algebras come from?
Fusun Akman*, Coastal Carolina University
(9911731)

10:00 a.m.
Finite Dimensional $L_{\infty}$ Algebras.
Marilyn Daily*, North Carolina State University
(9915528)

10:30 a.m.
Classification of Strongly Homotopy Lie Algebras, Some Finite Dimensional Examples.
Michael Robert Penkava*, University of WisconsinEau Claire
(9911883)

Friday October 24, 2003, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Banach Algebras and Several Complex Variables, I
Room 307, Gardner Hall
Organizers:
John T. Anderson, College of the Holy Cross anderson@radius.holycross.edu
Alexander J. Izzo, Bowling Green State University aizzo@math.bgsu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Approximation problems on the unit sphere in C2.
John Wermer*, Brown University
(9914681)

9:30 a.m.
Analytic structures on compact sets.
Evgeny A. Poletsky*, Syracuse University
(99132201)

10:00 a.m.
What Blaschke Products Do That Interpolating Blaschke Products Can't.
Pamela Gorkin*, Bucknell University
Raymond Mortini, University of Metz
(9914695)

10:30 a.m.
Local Maximum Sets in Weakly Complete Complex Manifolds.
Zbigniew Slodkowski*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Giuseppe Tomassini, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy
(99132296)

Friday October 24, 2003, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Multiscale Challenges in Soft Matter Materials, I
Room 381, Phillips Hall
Organizers:
Gregory M. Forest, University of North Carolina forest@amath.unc.edu
Qi Wang, Florida State Univeristy wang@math.fsu.edu
Ruhai Zhou, University of North Carolina ruhai@amath.unc.edu

9:00 a.m.
Theory and simulation of structure formation during flowprocessing of nanocomposite materials.
M Gregory Forest*, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Qi Wang, Florida State University
Hong Zhou, University of California at Santa Cruz
Ruhai Zhou, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(9917657)

9:30 a.m.
Kinetic theories for nonhomogeneous liquid crystal polymers.
MG Forest, UNC, CH
Q. Wang*, FSU
R. Zhou, UNCCH
(9918250)

10:00 a.m.
Multiscale stress analysis for heterogeneous media: estimation of over stressed zones and development of macroscopic failure criteria.
Robert P. Lipton*, Louisiana State University
(99174115)

10:30 a.m.
Numerical Simulations of Flow Structure in Nematic Polymers.
Ruhai Zhou*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Gregory M. Forest, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Qi Wang, Florida State University
(99176221)

Friday October 24, 2003, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Molecular Biology, I
Room 307, Dey Hall
Organizers:
Dorothy Buck, Brown University dbuck@dam.brown.edu

9:00 a.m.
A Survey of Topological Chirality.
Erica L Flapan*, Pomona College
(99157154)

9:30 a.m.
3string Tangle Analysis of Mu Transposase.
John Luecke, University of Texas at Austin
Isabel K Darcy*, University of Iowa
Mariel Vazquez, University of California at Berkeley
(99192274)

10:00 a.m.
A knottheoretic look at the mu transpososome.
John E. Luecke*, University of Texas at Austin
Darcy, University of Iowa
Vasquez, University of California, Berkeley
(99157297)

10:30 a.m.
Tangle solutions for the Integrase Family of DNArearranging proteins.
Dorothy Buck, Brown Univesity
Cynthia Verjovsky Marcotte*, St. Edward's University
(99192204)

Friday October 24, 2003, 9:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Special Session on Current Topics in Optical Communications Systems, I
Room 385, Phillips Hall
Organizers:
Rudy Horne, University of North Carolina rhorne@amath.unc.edu
Tobias Schaefer, University of North Carolina tobiass@amath.unc.edu

9:00 a.m.
Dispersion management for randomly varying optical fibers.
Jamison T. Moeser*, University of Colorado
Mark J. Ablowitz, University of Colorado
(99135233)

9:30 a.m.
Shedding and interaction of solitons in weakly disordered optical fibers.
Y Chung*, Los Alamos National Laboratory
M Chertkov, Los Alamos National Laboratory
A Dyachenko, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics
I Gabitov, Los Alamos National Laboratory
I Kolokolov, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics
V Lebedev, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics
(99178110)

10:00 a.m.
Critical broadening of optical pulses: importance sampling applied to a problem exhibiting stochastic resonance.
Richard O. Moore*, Simon Fraser University
Tobias Schaefer, University of North CarolinaChapel Hill
Christopher K. R. T. Jones, University of North CarolinaChapel Hill
(99178280)

Friday October 24, 2003, 11:05 a.m.12:05 p.m.
Invited Address
Welcoming Remarks
Auditorium, Carroll Hall
Scalebased geometry and its role in computer imaging.
Auditorium, Carroll Hall
James N. Damon*, University of North Carolina
(9915101)

Friday October 24, 2003, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Mathematical modeling and challenges in the development of drug resistance.
Auditorium, Carroll Hall
Mary Ann Horn*, Vanderbilt University
(9919203)

Friday October 24, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Group Actions on Curves, II
Room 307, Hanes Hall
Organizers:
Kay Magaard, Wayne State University and University of Florida kaym@math.wayne.edu
Helmut Voelklein, University of Florida helmut@math.ufl.edu

2:30 p.m.
Automorphism groups of modular curves in positive characteristic.
Robert M Guralnick*, University of Southern California
(9911432)

3:00 p.m.
Coverings of degree 5 from a genus 2 curve to an elliptic curve.
T Shaska*, University of Idaho
(9911421)

3:30 p.m.
The Full Automorphism Group of a Fermat Curve.
Aaron D Wootton*, University of Arizona
(99120228)

4:00 p.m.
Automorphisms and moduli of generalized hyperelliptic surfaces.
Anthony Weaver*, BCC of the City University of New York
(99114122)

4:30 p.m.
Riemann surfaces that possess $8(g+3)$ automorphisms.
Peter Turbek*, Purdue University Calumet
Emilio Bujalance, Universidad UNED
Francisco Javier Cirre, Universidad Uned
(99120258)

5:00 p.m.
The Number of Genus 2 Covers of an Elliptic Curve.
Ernst Kani*, Queen's University
(99114302)

Friday October 24, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Knots, Links, and Embedded Graphs, II
Room 304, Dey Hall
Organizers:
Joel S. Foisy, SUNY at Potsdam foisyjs@potsdam.edu
Erica L. Flapan, Pomona College elf04747@pomona.edu

2:30 p.m.
2irreducibility of spatial graphs.
Fengchun Lei, Harbin Institute of Technology
Kouki Taniyama*, Waseda University
Gengyu Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology
(99157173)

3:00 p.m.
Intersection graphs for string links.
Blake Mellor*, Loyola Marymount University
(9915723)

3:30 p.m.
Musings on Links, Planar Graphs and Plane Curves.
Jeff Johannes*, SUNY Geneseo
(9915782)

4:00 p.m.
Intrinsically Linked Graphs, Kuratowski Minors, and Embeddings in Surfaces.
Thomas Fleming*, University of California San Diego
(9915784)

4:30 p.m.
Ends of 4Manifolds.
Sandy Ganzell*, Pomona College
(99157263)

5:00 p.m.
Minor deformation of graphs preserving achiral embeddability.
Kazuaki Kobayashi*, Tokyo Womans Christian University
(9910535)

Friday October 24, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Measurable, Complex, and Symbolic Dynamics, I
Room 206, Dey Hall
Organizers:
Jane M. Hawkins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill jmh@math.unc.edu
Karl E. Petersen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill petersen@email.unc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Symmetries of shifts of finite type.
Daniel S Silver, University of South Alabama
Susan G Williams*, University of South Alabama
(99137281)

3:00 p.m.
Spectral analysis of substitution sequences in $\mathbb Z^d$.
Natalie Priebe Frank*, Vassar College
(99128289)

3:30 p.m.
An extension of the Moore and Myhill's GardenofEden Theorem to $Z^2$shifts of finite type.
T. Hamachi*, Kyushu University
(99137267)

4:00 p.m.
Symbolic dynamics of the restricted collinear 3body problem.
Samuel R Kaplan*, UNC Asheville
Ernesto A Lacomba, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa
Jaume Llibre, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
(99170120)

4:30 p.m.
Rigidity of algebraic $\mathbb{Z}^d$ shift dynamical systems.
Bruce P Kitchens*, SUNY at Stony Brook
(99137198)

Friday October 24, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Group Cohomology in Algebra and Geometry, II
Room 308, Hanes Hall
Organizers:
Richard M. Hain, Duke University hain@math.duke.edu
Kevin P. Knudson, Mississippi State University knudson@math.msstate.edu

2:30 p.m.
On bounded cohomology of amalgamated products of groups.
Igor V Erovenko*, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(9912007)

3:00 p.m.
Calculations in $H^2(G,Q/Z)$ Made Easy.
Eric S. Brussel*, Emory University
(99116166)

3:30 p.m.
Introduction to the Rost invariant in Galois cohomology.
Skip Garibaldi*, Emory University
(99111164)

4:00 p.m.
Ultraproducts and the FriedlanderMilnor conjecture.
Tibor Beke*, University of Michigan
(9912271)

4:30 p.m.
A conjectural bridge from mod p arithmetic cohomology to characteristic 0.
Avner Ash*, Boston College
(9911118)

5:00 p.m.
Euler characteristics of arithmetic groups.
Ivan E Horozov*, Brown University
(99111112)

5:30 p.m.
Vanishing of Some Cohomology Groups and Bounds for the ShafarevichTate Groups of Elliptic Curves.
Byungchul Cha*, Johns Hopkins University
(9911105)

Friday October 24, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Association Schemes: 19732003, II
Room 309, Gardner Hall
Organizers:
William J. Martin, Worcester Polytechnic Institute martin@wpi.edu
Dijen K. RayChaudhuri, Ohio State University dijen@math.ohiostate.edu

2:30 p.m.
A survey on the structure theory of association schemes.
PaulHermann Zieschang*, University of Texas at Brownsville
(99120256)

3:00 p.m.
Amorphic Association Schemes I. From Folklore to Foundation.
Andrew Woldar*, Villanova University
Edwin van Dam, Tilburg University
Mikhail Klin, University of Delaware & BenGurion University
Mikhail Muzychuk, Netanya Academic College
(99105170)

3:30 p.m.
Amorphic association schemes. II. A positive answer on a question of BarlottiStrambach.
Mikhail H. Klin*, University of Delaware, Newark and BenGurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva
Aiso Heinze, University of Augsburg
(99105208)

4:00 p.m.
Decompositions of an Association Scheme.
Sung Yell Song*, Iowa State University
(99105227)

4:30 p.m.
Some new 3class association schemes.
Jianmin Ma*, Colorado State University
(99105272)

5:00 p.m.
Discussion

Friday October 24, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Linear Operators on Function Spaces, II
Room 308, Gardner Hall
Organizers:
Nathan S. Feldman, Washington and Lee University feldmanN@wlu.edu
William T. Ross, University of Richmond wross@richmond.edu

2:30 p.m.
On the index of invariant subspaces in spaces of analytic functions in the unit ball of $\Bbb C^d$.
Jim Gleason, University of Tennessee
Stefan Richter*, University of Tennessee
Carl Sundberg, University of Tennessee
(99147146)

3:00 p.m.
Conjugation, the Backward Shift, and Toeplitz Kernels.
Stephan Ramon Garcia*, U.C. Santa Barbara
(99147107)

3:30 p.m.
Composition Operators on Uniform Algebras.
Pamela Gorkin*, Bucknell University
Raymond Mortini, University of Metz
(9914794)

4:00 p.m.
A weakly hypercyclic operator that is not norm hypercyclic.
Kit C Chan*, Bowling Green State University
Rebecca Sanders, Bowling Green State University
(99147109)

4:30 p.m.
Isolation and Component Structure in Spaces of Composition Operators.
Christopher Hammond*, Connecticut College
Barbara D. MacCluer, University of Virginia
(9914708)

5:00 p.m.
Remarks Concerning the Index of the Shift.
John R Akeroyd*, University of Arkansas
(9914748)

Friday October 24, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Wave Phenomena: Stability and Interactions, I
Room 383, Phillips Hall
Organizers:
Christopher Jones, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ckrtj@amath.unc.edu
Bjorn Sandstede, The Ohio State University sandstede.1@osu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Pulse Interaction in Damped Hyperbolic Systems.
Keith S Promislow*, Michigan State University
(99135219)

3:00 p.m.
Interactions of traveling water waves.
C. Eugene Wayne*, Boston University
(99135167)

3:30 p.m.
A Dynamic Renormalization Approach to SelfSimilar Collapse Type Phenomena.
Panayotis Kevrekidis*, University of Massachusetts
(99135143)

4:00 p.m.
Absolute instabilities of standing pulses.
Bjorn Sandstede, OhioState University
Arnd Scheel*, University of Minnesota
(99135103)

4:30 p.m.
Inverse scattering and the linear stability of solitons.
Todd Kapitula*, University of New Mexico
(9913588)

Friday October 24, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Homological Physics, II
Room 106, Gardner Hall
Organizers:
Thomas J. Lada, North Carolina State University lada@math.ncsu.edu
James Stasheff, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2:30 p.m.
Strongly homotopy Lie algebras and reduction of the ``de Rham complex" of a Lagrangian field theory.
Samer S Ashhab*, North Carolina State University
(9915519)

3:00 p.m.
The chain extensions of Dalgebras and their applications.
Jining Gao*, North Carolina State University
(9918125)

3:30 p.m.
Symmetric brace algebras and gauge theory.
Tom Lada*, N. C. State University
(9911826)

4:00 p.m.
Cohomology of Feynman graphs and Linfinity morphisms.
Lucian M Ionescu*, Illinois State University
(9911812)

Friday October 24, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Banach Algebras and Several Complex Variables, II
Room 307, Gardner Hall
Organizers:
John T. Anderson, College of the Holy Cross anderson@radius.holycross.edu
Alexander J. Izzo, Bowling Green State University aizzo@math.bgsu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Interpolation bodies for complex manifolds.
Brian J. Cole*, Brown University
(99130301)

3:00 p.m.
$L^2$ Sampling and Interpolation on Riemann Surfaces.
Dror Varolin*, UIUC
(99130171)

3:30 p.m.
H. Bohr's phenomenon and its applications.
Catherine Anne Beneteau, Seton Hall university
Anders Dahlner, University of Lund
Dmitry Khavinson*, University of Arkansas
(9913062)

4:00 p.m.
Problem Session

4:30 p.m.
A principle for constructing peak functions.
Gautam Bharali*, University of Michigan
(99146104)

5:00 p.m.
The geometric characterization of algebraic surfaces that satisfy the strong Phragm\'enLindel\"of condition.
R\"udiger W Braun, HeinrichHeineUniversit\"at
Reinhold Meise, HeinrichHeineUniversit\"at
B A Taylor*, University of Michigan
(9913265)

Friday October 24, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Commutative Rings and Monoids, II
Room 215, Phillips Hall
Organizers:
Scott Chapman, Trinity University schapman@trinity.edu

2:30 p.m.
SFT stability via power series extension.
Byung Gyun Kang*, Postech
(99113216)

3:00 p.m.
On the Ideal generated by the Values of a Polynomial.
JL Chabert*, Universit\'e de Picardie, France
(9911347)

3:30 p.m.
Planar ZeroDivisor Graphs.
Neal O Smith*, University of Tennessee
(9911366)

4:00 p.m.
The content of a Gaussian polynomial is invertible.
K Alan Loper*, Ohio State University
Moshe Roitman, University of Haifa
(99113241)

4:30 p.m.
The minimal generating sets of the multiplicative monoid of a finite commutative ring.
David E Dobbs*, University of Tennessee
Brian C Irick, University of Tennessee
(9911368)

5:00 p.m.
Integervalued polynomials on matrices.
Sophie Frisch*, TU Graz, Austria
(99113265)

5:30 p.m.
ZeroDivisor Graphs of Polynomials and Power Series over Commutative Rings.
M. Axtell, Wabash College
J. Coykendall, North Dakota State University
J. Stickles*, University of Evansville
(99113128)

Friday October 24, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Multiscale Challenges in Soft Matter Materials, II
Room 381, Phillips Hall
Organizers:
Gregory M. Forest, University of North Carolina forest@amath.unc.edu
Qi Wang, Florida State Univeristy wang@math.fsu.edu
Ruhai Zhou, University of North Carolina ruhai@amath.unc.edu

2:30 p.m.
On the Strength of Monodomain Attractors in Sheared Nematic Polymers.
Xiaoyu Zheng*, UNCCH
Gregory M. Forest, UNCCH
Ruhai Zhou, UNCCH
Qi Wang, FSU
(99137155)

3:00 p.m.
Kinetic simulations of nematic polymers in planar linear flows.
Lingxing Yao*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Greg Forest, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Qi Wang, Florida State University
Ruhai Zhou, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(99176234)

3:30 p.m.
2D Stochastic Simulations of Shear Flow of LiquidCrystalline Polymers.
Joohee Lee*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.Gregory Forest, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ruhai Zhou, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(99176151)

4:00 p.m.
Discussion

Friday October 24, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Algebras and Their Representations, II
Room 332, Phillips Hall
Organizers:
Edward L. Green, Virginia Polytech Institute & State University green@calvin.math.vt.edu
Ellen E. Kirkman, Wake Forest University kirkman@wfu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Admissible sequences and the preprojective component of a quiver.
Mark Kleiner*, Syracuse University
Helene R. Tyler, Manhattan College
(9911676)

3:00 p.m.
Fixed Subrings of Noetherian Graded Regular Rings.
Ellen Kirkman, Wake Forest University
James Kuzmanovich*, Wake Forest University
(99116157)

3:30 p.m.
Multiplicative invariants of finite groups.
Martin Lorenz*, Temple University
(99113195)

4:00 p.m.
Preprojective modules and AuslanderReiten components.
Shiping Liu*, University of Sherbrooke
(99116100)

4:30 p.m.
Separation of Variables for $U_{q}(\mathfrak{sl}_{n+1})^{+}$.
Samuel Antonio Lopes*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(9911690)

5:00 p.m.
Some Morita comparisons of quasihereditary algebras.
Leonard L Scott*, University of Virginia
(99116124)

Friday October 24, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Modeling in Physiology and Medicine, II
Room 305, Dey Hall
Organizers:
Mary Ann Horn, Vanderbilt University horn@math.vanderbilt.edu
Glenn Webb, Vanderbilt University

2:30 p.m.
Precision of Neural Timing: The Small $\varepsilon$ Limit.
Colleen C Mitchell*, Boston University
(99192277)

3:00 p.m.
Dynamics of FeedbackRegulated Flow in the Nephrons of the Kidney: Perturbations, Oscillations, and Compensation.
Darren R. Oldson*, Vanderbilt University
Leon C. Moore, SUNY Stony Brook
Harold E. Layton, Duke University
(99192168)

3:30 p.m.
Irregular Oscillations in Nephron Flow Mediated by Tubuloglomerular Feedback.
Anita T. Layton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Leon C. Moore, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Harold E. Layton*, Duke University
(99192187)

4:00 p.m.
Effective Equations Describing Blood Flow in Large and Small Arteries.
Suncica Canic*, University of Houston
(99192113)

4:30 p.m.
Modeling baroreflex and autoregulation of cerebral blood flow velocity and finger pressure during posture change from sitting to standing.
M S Olufsen*, North Carolina State University
J T Ottesen, Roskilde University
H T Tran, North Carolina State University
V Novak, Beth Israel Deacones Hospital
L A Lipsitz, Harvard Medical School
(99192139)

5:00 p.m.
Multiphase fluid mechanics in selfdeforming tissues.
Sharon R Lubkin*, NC State University
(9919213)

5:30 p.m.
The Immune System as a Fluid Organ: anthraxinduced "vortices".
Thomas B Kepler*, Duke University
(99192199)

Friday October 24, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Molecular Biology, II
Room 307, Dey Hall
Organizers:
Dorothy Buck, Brown University dbuck@dam.brown.edu

2:30 p.m.
Hinged rod models for flexible sites in DNA.
Robert S Manning*, Haverford College
(99192293)

3:00 p.m.
Discussion

3:30 p.m.
DNA Mechanics and the Regulation of Lac Operon in E. Coli.
David Swigon*, Rutgers University
Wilma K Olson, Rutgers University
Bernard D Coleman, Rutgers University
(99192232)

4:00 p.m.
Discussion

4:30 p.m.
Random Segregation of Minicircles during Replication of Kinetoplast DNA.
Alexander V Vologodskii*, New York University
(99192298)

5:00 p.m.
Discussion

Friday October 24, 2003, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Special Session on Current Topics in Optical Communications Systems, II
Room 385, Phillips Hall
Organizers:
Rudy Horne, University of North Carolina rhorne@amath.unc.edu
Tobias Schaefer, University of North Carolina tobiass@amath.unc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Randomly perturbed Integrable Systems in Optics.
Jared C Bronski*, University of Illinois
(99178286)

3:00 p.m.
Optical pulse dynamics in nonlinear periodic structures.
Alejandro B Aceves*, The University of New Mexico
Tomas Dohnal, The University of New Mexico
(9917877)

3:30 p.m.
Nonlinear optics, fibers and photonic crystal fibers new paths for signal processing?
Fiorenzo G Omenetto*, Los Almaos National Laboratory
(99194270)

Friday October 24, 2003, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Multiscale Fluid Flow: Theory and Computation, I
Room 367, Phillips Hall
Organizers:
Sorin M. Mitran, University of North Carolina mitran@amath.unc.edu
Traian Iliescu, Virginia Tech iliescu@calvin.math.vt.edu

2:30 p.m.
Multidimensional granular flows.
Pierre Gremaud*, North Carolina State University
(99170220)

3:00 p.m.
Average Behavior of Viscous Instabilities in Miscible Porous Flow.
John Trangenstein*, Duke University
(99176185)

3:30 p.m.
The small viscosity limit for curved, multidimensional Euler shocks.
Mark Williams*, University of North Carolina
(99176182)

4:00 p.m.
Scale Similarity/deConvolution Models in LES: Is the closure problem in turbulence modeling solved?
William Layton*, University of Pittsburgh
(99176180)

4:30 p.m.
Deconvolution LES Models  A Numerical Study.
Traian Iliescu*, Virginia Tech
(99176181)

5:00 p.m.
A Study of LES Models Using Sensitivity Analysis.
Jeff Borggaard*, Virginia Tech
(99176269)

Friday October 24, 2003, 6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
University of North Carolina Mathematics Department Reception
Special Room, Carolina Inn
Inquiries: meet@ams.org