AMS Sectional Meeting Full Program
Current as of Wednesday, April 13, 2005 08:32:22
2005 Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting
Bowling Green, KY, March 1819, 2005
Meeting #1004
Associate secretaries: Matthew Miller, AMS miller@math.sc.edu
Friday March 18, 2005

Friday March 18, 2005, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Lobby, Mass Media and Technology Hall 
Friday March 18, 2005, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Lobby, Mass Media and Technology Hall 
Friday March 18, 2005, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Commutative Ring Theory, I
Room 236, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Michael C. Axtell, Wabash College axtellm@wabash.edu
Joe Alyn Stickles, Jr., University of Evansville js298@evansville.edu

8:00 a.m.
Polynomials whose roots and critical points are integers.
JeanClaude Evard*, Western Kentucky University
(100411277) 
8:30 a.m.
Idealization.
Michael R Winders*, Worcester State College
(100413115) 
9:00 a.m.
Rings of Bounded CohenMacaulay Type.
Nicholas R Baeth*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(10041390) 
9:30 a.m.
Orderpreserving injections on groups of divisibility.
Jack Maney*, The University of South Dakota
(10041356) 
10:00 a.m.
When the vOperation Distributes Over Intersections.
Sharon Magdalene Clarke*, Pepperdine University
Daniel D. Anderson, University of Iowa
(100413268) 
10:30 a.m.
The Frattini subsemigroup of the multiplicative monoid of a finite special pricipal ideal ring.
David E. Dobbs*, University of Tennessee
Brian C. Irick, University of Tennessee
(10041337)

8:00 a.m.

Friday March 18, 2005, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Partial Differential Equations and Their Applications, I
Room 121, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Zhongwei Shen, University of Kentucky shenz@ms.uky.edu
Changyou Wang, University of Kentucky cywang@ms.uky.edu

8:00 a.m.
Uniqueness in a Free Boundary Problem.
John L Lewis*, University of Kentucky
Andrew L Vogel, Syracuse University
(10043546) 
8:30 a.m.
Positive solutions of elliptic equations involving both supercritical and sublinear growth.
Peihao Zhao*, Department of Mathematics, Lanzhou University
Chengkui Zhong, Department of Mathematics, Lanzhou University
(100435111) 
9:00 a.m.
Boundary Value Problems and Duality Between $L^p$ Dirichlet and Regularity Problems for Second order Parabolic Systems in Noncylindrical Domains.
Kaj Nystr{\"o}m*, Umea University, Sweden
(100435160) 
9:30 a.m.
The mixed problem in twodimensional Lipschitz domains.
Russell Brown*, Department of Mathematics, University of Kentucky
Luca Capogna, Department of Mathematics, University of Arkansas
Loredana Lanzani, Department of Mathematics, University of Arkansas
(100435158) 
10:00 a.m.
Generalized GagliardoNirenberg inequalities and Hodge systems in $R^n$.
Loredana Lanzani*, University of Arkansas
Elias M Stein, Princeton University
(10043583) 
10:30 a.m.
Continuous dependence of the scattering data on the compactlysupported potential for the Schr\"{o}dinger equation, $(\Delta + q)u  0$, in $\mathbb{R}^2$.
Michael Dobranski*, Morehead State University
(100435246)

8:00 a.m.

Friday March 18, 2005, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Knot Theory and Its Applications, I
Room 107, Academic Complex
Organizers:
Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina,Charlotte ydiao@uncc.edu
Claus Ernst, Western Kentucky University claus.ernst@wku.edu

8:00 a.m.
The ropelength of closed braids.
Yuanan Diao*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, UNC Charlotte
Claus Ernst, Department of Mathematics, Western Kentucky University
Uta Ziegler, Department of Computer Science, Western Kentucky University
(100457234) 
8:30 a.m.
Diffusion of knots along stretched DNA molecule.
Alexander Vologodskii*, New York University
Anatoly Borovik, Institute of Molecular Genetics, Moscow, Russia
(100492236) 
9:00 a.m.
Discussion. 
9:30 a.m.
Hydrodynamics of ideal knots.
C\'edric Weber, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland
Giovanni Dietler, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland
John H. Maddocks, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland
Eric J. Rawdon, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh
Andrzej Stasiak*, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
(100476220) 
10:00 a.m.
The average intercrossing number (ICN) between two equilateral random walks and polygons.
Akos Dobay*, University of Munich
Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina Charlotte
Andrzej Stasiak, University of Lausanne
(100465166) 
10:30 a.m.
Equilibrium Lengths of Random Equilateral Knots.
Akos Dobay, University of Munich
Kenneth C Millett, University of California, Santa Barbara
Michael Piatek, Duquesne University
Eric J Rawdon*, Duquesne University
Andrzej Stasiak, University of Lausanne
(100457110)

8:00 a.m.

Friday March 18, 2005, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Semigroups of Operators and Applications, I
Room 257, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Khristo Boyadzhiev, Ohio Northern University kboyadzhiev@onu.edu
Lan Nguyen, Western Kentucky University lan.nguyen@wku.edu
QuocPhong Vu, Ohio University qvu@math.ohiou.edu

8:00 a.m.
HillePhillips Functional Calculus and TimeDiscretization.
Frank Neubrander*, Louisiana State University
(100447270) 
8:30 a.m.
Null Controllability of the von K\'{a}rm\'{a}n Thermoelastic Plates Under the Clamped or Free Mechanical Boundary Conditions.
George Avalos*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(100435273) 
9:00 a.m.
Dichotomy Theorem, Fredholm determinants, and the Evans function.
Yuri Latushkin*, Department of Mathematics, University of MissouriColumbia
(10043489) 
9:30 a.m.
Integral representations of analytic functions on sectors and $H^inf$ calculus for generators of semigroups.
Khristo N Boyadzhiev*, Ohio Northern University
(100447249) 
10:00 a.m.
On the periodic solutions of abstract second order differential equations.
Lan Nguyen*, Western Kentucky University
(100447171) 
10:30 a.m.
Wellposedness of finite energy solutions to a twodimensional KirchhoffBoussinesq equations.
Irena M Lasiecka*, Department of Mathematics, University of Virginia.
I. Chueshov, Kharkov National University
(100435196)

8:00 a.m.

Friday March 18, 2005, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Topology, Convergence, and Order (in Honor of Darrell Kent), I
Room 106, Academic Complex
Organizers:
Gary Richardson, University of Central Florida garyr@pegasus.cc.ucf.edu
Thomas A. Richmond, Western Kentucky University tom.richmond@wku.edu

8:00 a.m.
Opening tribute to Darrell Kent by {\it Meg Gamon Bartrand}, Columbia Basin College. 
8:05 a.m.
Darrell Kent: 40 Years of Research.
Gary D. Richardson*, University of Central Florida
(10045433) 
8:30 a.m.
Neighborhood Spaces.
Darrell C. Kent*, Washington State University
Won Keun Min, Kangwon National University
(10045423) 
9:00 a.m.
Relations Between Decomposition Series and Supratopological Series of Neighborhood Spaces.
SangHo Park*, Gyeongsang National University, Korea
Darrell C. Kent, Washington State University
(10045425) 
9:30 a.m.
Motley Merotopological Spaces.
H. L. Bentley*, University of Toledo
(10045429) 
10:00 a.m.
On the Pontryagin duality in groups.
Ronald J. Beattie*, Mount Allison University
(100446146) 
10:30 a.m.
Topological properties of generalized quotients.
David Bradshaw, University of Central Florida
Mehrdad Khosravi, University of Central Florida
Heath M Martin, University of Central Florida
Piotr Mikusinski*, University of Central Florida
(10045432)

8:00 a.m.

Friday March 18, 2005, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on LFunctions, I
Room 400, Academic Complex
Organizers:
Heather Russell, Western Kentucky University Heather.Russell@wku.edu
Nilabh Sanat, Western Kentucky University Nilabh.Sanat@wku.edu
Dominic Lanphier, Western Kentucky University Dominic.Lanphier@wku.edu

8:00 a.m.
An introduction to the Artin and strong Artin conjectures.
Kimball Martin*, Columbia University
(100411131) 
8:30 a.m.
Artin's conjecture and the failure of multiplicity one.
Mark Dickinson*, University of Pittsburgh
(100411239) 
9:00 a.m.
Levelraising for definite unitary groups.
Wm. Russell Mann*, Brown University
(100411266) 
9:30 a.m.
Local Asai LFunctions and Applications.
Anthony C. Kable*, Oklahoma State University
(100422175) 
10:00 a.m.
Distinguished Tame Supercuspidal Representations.
Jeffrey Hakim*, American University
(100443145) 
10:30 a.m.
Bessel Functions and Functoriality.
James W Cogdell*, Ohio State University
(100411124)

8:00 a.m.

Friday March 18, 2005, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Hopf Algebras and Related Topics, I
Room 249, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
David E. Radford, University of Illinois at Chicago radford@uic.edu
Bettina Richmond, Western Kentucky University bettina.richmond@wku.edu

8:30 a.m.
Coalgebras, Hopf algebras and Casimir elements.
Margaret Beattie*, Mount Allison University
(100416143) 
9:00 a.m.
Braided biGalois theory.
Peter C Schauenburg*, Mathematisches Institut der Universit\"at M\"unchen
(100416159) 
9:30 a.m.
Dual Hopf orders in group rings of elementary abelian $p$groups.
Lindsay N. Childs*, University at Albany
Harold H. Smith, III, Pennsylvania State Univ,. New Kensington
(100413109) 
10:00 a.m.
On the representations of a family of Drinfel'd doubles.
Karen Erdmann, Oxford University
Edward L Green*, Virginia Tech
Nicole Snashall, University of Leicester
Rachel Taillefer, University Jean Monnet
(10041695) 
10:30 a.m.
How to compute the FaddeevReshetikhinTakhtajan Quantum Enveloping Algebra.
Jacob Towber*, Math. Dept., De Paul University, Chi. IL
(100420219)

8:30 a.m.

Friday March 18, 2005, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Analysis and Applied Mathematics, I
Room 118B, Academic Complex
Organizers:
Robert J. McCann, University of Toronto mccann@math.toronto.edu
Daniel P. Spirn, University of Minnesota spirn@math.umn.edu

8:30 a.m.
Variational solutions of some nonlinear problems in geometry and optics via MongeKantorovich optimal mass transport theory.
Vladimir Oliker*, Department of Mathematics and Computer Scince, Emory University
(10044987) 
9:00 a.m.
A variational problem on the formation of mud cracking.
Qinglan Xia*, University of Texas at Austin
(10044999) 
9:30 a.m.
Electrostatically deflected membranes and their symmetry.
J. McCuan*, Atlanta, GA
J. Pelesko, University of Deleware
(100435181) 
10:00 a.m.
Positive Solutions of Elliptic Equations Involving both Supercritical and Sublinear Growth.
Peihao Zhao*, Department of Mathematics, Lanzhou University
Chengkui Zhong, Department of Mathematics, Lanzhou University
(10043547) 
10:30 a.m.
Compactness via Symmetrization.
Almut Burchard*, University of Virginia
Yan Guo, Brown University
(100446202)

8:30 a.m.

Friday March 18, 2005, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Topology and Group Theory, I
Room 118A, Academic Complex
Organizers:
Jens E. Harlander, Western Kentucky University jens.harlander@wku.edu

9:00 a.m.
A simple algebraic proof of the algebraic index theorem.
Vasiliy A. Dolgushev*, Department of Mathematics, MIT
(10041927) 
9:30 a.m.
Universal covers of uniform spaces.
Valera N Berestovskii, Omsk State University
Conrad Plaut*, University of Tennessee
(100453179) 
10:00 a.m.
Hyperbolic structure on ``link'' complements in simply connected 4manifolds.
Dubravko Ivan\v si\'c*, Murray State University
John G. Ratcliffe, Vanderbilt University
Steven T. Tschantz, Vanderbilt University
(100457172) 
10:30 a.m.
On the Homotopy Type of CWComplexes with Aspherical Fundamental Group.
Jens Harlander, Western Kentucky University
Jacqueline A Jensen*, Sam Houston State University
(100457167)

9:00 a.m.

Friday March 18, 2005, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Recent Advances in Noncommutative Algebra, I
Room 250, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Ellen E. Kirkman, Wake Forest University kirkman@wfu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Remarks on the $K$invariants in $\mathcal U(\mathfrak g)$.
Jeb F. Willenbring*, University of Wisconsin  Milwaukee
(100417154) 
9:30 a.m.
Automorphisms of affine $n$space and critical density.
Jason Pierre Bell*, University of Michigan
(10041630) 
10:00 a.m.
Some results on characters and cohomology.
Brian Parshall*, University of Virginia
(100420205) 
10:30 a.m.
On the parameterization of primitive ideals in affine PI algebras.
Edward S Letzter*, Temple University
(100416127)

9:00 a.m.

Friday March 18, 2005, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Graph Theory, I
Room 228, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Mustafa Atici, Western Kentucky University mustafa.atici@wku.edu

9:00 a.m.
Discussion. 
9:30 a.m.
Closed neighborhood antiSperner graphs.
Alison M. Marr*, Southern Illinois University
John P. McSorley, Southern Illinois University
Thomas D. Porter, Southern Illinois University
W. D. Wallis, Southern Illinois University
(100405232) 
10:00 a.m.
$\rho$valuations for some stunted trees.
Andr\'{e} E K\'{e}zdy*, University of Louisville
(10040571) 
10:30 a.m.
On the domination of triangulations of graphs having nonnegative Euler characteristic.
Michael D Plummer, Vanderbilt University
Xiaoya Zha*, Middle Tennessee State University
(100405102)

9:00 a.m.

Friday March 18, 2005, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Invited Address
Combinatorial geometric flows.
Auditorium, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Bennett Chow*, University of California San Diego
(10045302) 
Friday March 18, 2005, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Invited Address
Searching for quantum projective spaces.
Auditorium, Mass Media and Technology Hall
James J. Zhang*, University of Washington
(10041605) 
Friday March 18, 2005, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Hopf Algebras and Related Topics, II
Room 249, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
David E. Radford, University of Illinois at Chicago radford@uic.edu
Bettina Richmond, Western Kentucky University bettina.richmond@wku.edu

3:00 p.m.
On the irreducible representations of a class of pointed Hopf algebras.
David E. Radford, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
H.J. G. Schneider*, Mathematisches Institut der LudwigMaximilinsInuversitaet Muenchen
(100416176) 
3:30 p.m.
Comodule Lie algebras over a cotriangular Hopf algebra.
Mikhail V. Kochetov*, University of Southern California
(100417269) 
4:00 p.m.
Parameters for Hopf Orders.
Robert G. Underwood*, Auburn University, Montgomery
(10041369) 
4:30 p.m.
Factorization of characters on graded connected Hopf algebras.
Marcelo Aguiar*, Texas A&M University
Sam Hsiao, Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan
(100416207) 
5:00 p.m.
Products of linear maps on bialgebras.
Edwin J. Beggs, Univerity of Wales Swansea
Earl J. Taft*, Rutgers university
(10041626)

3:00 p.m.

Friday March 18, 2005, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Commutative Ring Theory, II
Room 236, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Michael C. Axtell, Wabash College axtellm@wabash.edu
Joe Alyn Stickles, Jr., University of Evansville js298@evansville.edu

3:00 p.m.
Prufer, Gaussian, and Arithmetical Rings.
Sarah Glaz*, University of Connecticut
(100413173) 
3:30 p.m.
Schreier Property and Gauss' Lemma.
Daniel D Anderson, Department of Mathematics, Uinversity of Iowa, Iowa City IA
Muhammad Zafrullah*, Pocatello, Idaho
(100413100) 
4:00 p.m.
ZeroDivisor Graphs of Polynomial and Power Series Rings.
Mike Axtell, Wabash College
Jim Coykendall*, North Dakota State University
Joe Stickles, University of Evansville
(10041375) 
4:30 p.m.
The diameter of the zero divisor graph of R[[x]].
Thomas G. Lucas*, University of North Carolina Charlotte
(10041358) 
5:00 p.m.
Zero divisor graphs of semigroups.
Frank DeMeyer, Colorado State University
Lisa DeMeyer*, Central Michigan University
(100413128) 
5:30 p.m.
Central Sets of the ZeroDivisor Graph of a Commutative Ring.
Shane P Redmond*, Eastern Kentucky University
(100413142)

3:00 p.m.

Friday March 18, 2005, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Partial Differential Equations and Their Applications, II
Room 121, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Zhongwei Shen, University of Kentucky shenz@ms.uky.edu
Changyou Wang, University of Kentucky cywang@ms.uky.edu

3:00 p.m.
The Dirichlet problem for fully nonlinear equations on Riemannian manifolds.
Bo Guan*, Ohio Sate University
(100435245) 
3:30 p.m.
Remarks on maximum principles for uniformly elliptic PDE with unbounded and quadratic terms.
Andrzej Swiech*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(100435130) 
4:00 p.m.
$L^{infty}$ Variational problems and Aronsson equations.
Yifeng Yu*, U.C. Berkeley
(100435140) 
4:30 p.m.
On Recent Progress of Nonhomogeneous BoundaryValue Problems of the Kortewegde Vries Equation.
BingYu Zhang*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Cincinnati
(10043570) 
5:00 p.m.
Symmetry Theorems and Uniform Rectifiability.
John L Lewis, University of Kentucky
Andrew L Vogel*, Syracuse University
(100435182) 
5:30 p.m.
Uniqueness in a free boundary problem of Lewis and Vogel.
Bj\"orn Bennewitz*, University of Kentucky
(100435226)

3:00 p.m.

Friday March 18, 2005, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Analysis and Applied Mathematics, II
Room 118, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Robert J. McCann, University of Toronto mccann@math.toronto.edu
Daniel P. Spirn, University of Minnesota spirn@math.umn.edu

3:00 p.m.
Mean curvature flow in the Heisenberg group.
Luca Capogna*, University of Arkansas
(100435125) 
3:30 p.m.
Long time asymptotics for scalar conservation laws via potential comparison.
Yong Jung Kim*, Department of Mathematics, Univercity of CaliforniaRiverside
(100435161) 
4:00 p.m.
Hyperbolic models for chemotaxis.
Hyung Ju Hwang*, Duke University
(100435135) 
4:30 p.m.
Generalized Homogeneous Autonomous System and Gyroscope.
Keying Guan*, Science College, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing China
Yanxia Hu, Science College, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing China
(10047019) 
5:00 p.m.
Opial's Inequality for ZeroArea Constraint.
Jochen Denzler*, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
(100426275) 
5:30 p.m.
Blowup Solutions of the Semilinear Schr\"{o}dinger Equation.
James Colliander, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
Sarah Raynor*, Department of Mathematics, Wake Forest University
Catherine Sulem, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
J. Douglas Wright, Department of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
(100435178)

3:00 p.m.

Friday March 18, 2005, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Topology and Group Theory, II
Room 118A, Academic Complex
Organizers:
Jens E. Harlander, Western Kentucky University jens.harlander@wku.edu

3:00 p.m.
Generalized Knot Complements and Aspherical Ribbon Disc Complements.
Stephan T Rosebrock*, Paedagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe
(10045794) 
3:30 p.m.
The geometric realization problem of algebraic 2complexes.
Nancy Waller*, Portland State University
F. Rudolf Beyl, Portland State University
(100457259) 
4:00 p.m.
The effect of cyclic factors of 3manifold groups on homotopy classification.
F. Rudolf Beyl*, Portland State University
Nancy Waller, Portland State University
(100457257) 
4:30 p.m.
Path Spaces and cohomology of the fundamental group.
Greg Conner*, BYU
x, x
(100455211) 
5:00 p.m.
Controlled Topology Invariants of Translation Actions.
Nic Koban*, Western Carolina University
(10042050) 
5:30 p.m.
Elements of finite order in VF groups.
Ian J Leary*, Ohio State University, University of Southampton
(100420129)

3:00 p.m.

Friday March 18, 2005, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Recent Advances in Noncommutative Algebra, II
Room 250, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Ellen E. Kirkman, Wake Forest University kirkman@wfu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Spherical functions on homogeneous superspaces.
Rui Bin Zhang, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney
Yi Ming Zou*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(10041663) 
3:30 p.m.
Canonical Singularities of Orders over Surfaces.
Daniel Chan, University of New South Wales
Colin Ingalls*, University of New Brunswick
(100416223) 
4:00 p.m.
Maximal orders on surfaces of Kodaira dimension 1.
Daniel Chan, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Rajesh S Kulkarni*, Michigan State University
(100416264) 
4:30 p.m.
Classifying birationally commutative surfaces.
Daniel Rogalski*, M. I. T.
(100416241) 
5:00 p.m.
Ialgebras and Curve Categories.
K. Retert*, University of Dallas
(100416198)

3:00 p.m.

Friday March 18, 2005, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Graph Theory, II
Room 228, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Mustafa Atici, Western Kentucky University mustafa.atici@wku.edu

3:00 p.m.
Odddegenerate Graphs.
Dan Pritikin*, Dept. of Math & Stat, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056
(10040528) 
3:30 p.m.
On Hajos' coloring conjecture.
Xingxing Yu*, School of Mathematics Georgia Institute of Technology
Florian Zickfeld, Technische Universitat Berlin , Germany
(100405224) 
4:00 p.m.
Multidecomposition of the Complete graph with certain leave.
Atif Abueida*, University of Dayton
(100405240) 
4:30 p.m.
$2$connected spanning subgraphs with low maximum degree in locally planar graphs.
Mark Ellingham*, Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University
Kenichi Kawarabayashi, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University, Japan
(10040553) 
5:00 p.m.
Connectivity and matching in 3vertexcritical clawfree graphs.
Nawarat Ananchuen, Silpakorn University
Michael D Plummer*, Vanderbilt University
(100405148)

3:00 p.m.

Friday March 18, 2005, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Dynamic Equations on Time Scales and Applications, I
Room 227, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Ferhan M. Atici, Western Kentucky University ferhan.atici@wku.edu
Daniel C. Biles, Western Kentucky University daniel.biles@wku.edu
Billvur Kaymakccalan, Georgia Southern University billur@georgiasouthern.edu

3:00 p.m.
An Application of Time Scales to Economics.
Ferhan Merdivenci Atici, Western Kentucky University
Daniel C. Biles*, Western Kentucky University
Alex Lebedinsky, Western Kentucky University
(10043449) 
3:30 p.m.
A Linear Difference Equation of Fractional Order.
Paul W. Eloe*, University of Dayton
(100439149) 
4:00 p.m.
Positive Solutions for a Nonlinear Functional Dynamical Equation on a Time Scale.
Eric R Kaufmann*, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Youssef N Raffoul, University of Dayton
(100434174) 
4:30 p.m.
Existence results for even ordered multipoint boundary value problems on a time scale.
Bonita A Lawrence*, Marshall University
(100434251) 
5:00 p.m.
Forward and reverse bifurcations in a unimodal queueing model.
James A Walsh*, Oberlin College
(10043739) 
5:30 p.m.
Lyapunov Functions and Hybrid Differential Equations.
Snezhana G. Hristova*, Denison University
(100434255)

3:00 p.m.

Friday March 18, 2005, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Knot Theory and Its Applications, II
Room 107, Academic Complex
Organizers:
Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina Charlotte ydiao@uncc.edu
Claus Ernst, Western Kentucky University claus.ernst@wku.edu

3:00 p.m.
The Probability of Knotting after a Local Strand Passage in SAPs.
M L Szafron*, University of Saskatchewan/St. Peter's College
C E Soteros, University of Saskatchewan
(100462177) 
3:30 p.m.
On lattice knots and links in dimensions 3 and higher.
Dennis Roseman*, University of Iowa
(10045711) 
4:00 p.m.
Lattice Knots and Cell Knots.
Casey Mann*, The University of Texas at Tyler
Jennifer McLoud, The University of Texas at Tyler
(100452208) 
4:30 p.m.
How many knots are enough?
Kenneth C. Millett*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(100457217) 
5:00 p.m.
Spin Networks and Anyonic Topological Quantum Computation.
Louis H Kauffman*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Samuel J Lomonaco, University of Maryland at Baltimore County
(100457137) 
5:30 p.m.
QuasiFuchsian Surfaces in Hyperbolic Knot Complements.
Colin C. Adams*, Williams College
(100457117)

3:00 p.m.

Friday March 18, 2005, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Advances in the Study of Wavelets and Multiwavelets, I
Room 322, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Douglas P. Hardin, Vanderbilt University doug.hardin@vanderbilt.edu
Bruce Kessler, Western Kentucky University bruce.kessler@wku.edu

3:00 p.m.
MALDI TOF MS Data Processing Using Wavelets, Splines, and Statistical Techniques.
Don Hong*, Vanderbilt University and ETSU
Yu Shyr, Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University
(10046238) 
3:30 p.m.
Detecting tissue anomalies in CT data by statistical analysis with isotropic wavelets.
Bernhard G Bodmann*, University of Houston
Manos Papadakis, University of Houston
(10044209) 
4:00 p.m.
Some wavelet constructions in nonlinear dynamics.
Dorin Ervin Dutkay, Rutgers University
Palle E. T. Jorgensen*, University of Iowa
(10044706) 
4:30 p.m.
A characterization of semiorthogonal multiwavelets.
Lawrence W. Baggett, University of Colorado at Boulder
Veronika Furst*, University of Colorado at Boulder
(100443105) 
5:00 p.m.
Nonhomogeneous Refinement Equations and Quadrilateral/Triangular Subdivision Schemes.
Qingtang Jiang*, University of MissouriSt. Louis
(100442151) 
5:30 p.m.
Fractal Surface Macroelements for Orthogonal Nonseparable Bases.
Bruce Kessler*, Western Kentucky University
Douglas Hardin, Vanderbilt University
(100441260)

3:00 p.m.

Friday March 18, 2005, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Semigroups of Operators and Applications, II
Room 257, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Khristo Boyadzhiev, Ohio Northern University kboyadzhiev@onu.edu
Lan Nguyen, Western Kentucky University lan.nguyen@wku.edu
QuocPhong Vu, Ohio University qvu@math.ohiou.edu

3:00 p.m.
Stability of operator semigroups. Achievements and perspectives.
Yuriy Tomilov*, Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences
(100447218) 
3:30 p.m.
On Mild solutions and almost periodic solutions of differential equations with multitime.
Saud M. Alsulami*, Ohio University
Quoc Phong Vu, Ohio University
(10044693) 
4:00 p.m.
Propagation of some properties of semigroups S(t) from a neighborhood of +infinity, to a neighborhood of 0+.
Nicolae H Pavel*, Ohio University, Department of Mathematics
(100446209) 
4:30 p.m.
Bounded Solutions of Evolution Equations.
Van Minh Nguyen*, Department of Mathematics, State University of West Georgia
(10044713) 
5:00 p.m.
Cocycles of Holomorphic Flows.
Elena T. Toneva*, Eastern Washington University
(100447162)

3:00 p.m.

Friday March 18, 2005, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Topology, Convergence, and Order (in Honor of Darrell Kent), II
Room 106, Academic Complex
Organizers:
Gary Richardson, University of Central Florida garyr@pegasus.cc.ucf.edu
Thomas A. Richmond, Western Kentucky University tom.richmond@wku.edu

3:00 p.m.
A convergencetheoretic approach to product theorems.
Frederic Mynard*, Georgia Southern Uinversity
(100454213) 
3:30 p.m.
Convergence structures for homeomorphism groups and coset spaces.
N Rath*, University of Western Australia
(100454121) 
4:00 p.m.
Convergence with respect to a closure operator.
Josef Slapal*, Brno University of Technology
(100418107) 
4:30 p.m.
Epiconvergence and topology in archimedean latticeordered groups.
Anthony W. Hager*, Wesleyan University
Richard N. Ball, University of Denver
(10045442) 
5:00 p.m.
Various types of logics, related structures and their applications.
Werner Gaehler*, Berlin, Germany
(100454222) 
5:30 p.m.
Apartness spacesa constructive approach.
Lumini\c ta Simona V\^\i\c t\u a*, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
(10045444)

3:00 p.m.

Friday March 18, 2005, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on LFunctions, II
Room 344, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Heather Russell, Western Kentucky University Heather.Russell@wku.edu
Nilabh Sanat, Western Kentucky University Nilabh.Sanat@wku.edu
Dominic Lanphier, Western Kentucky University Dominic.Lanphier@wku.edu

3:00 p.m.
Metaplectic forms and multiple Dirichlet series.
Gautam Chinta*, Lehigh University
(100411250) 
3:30 p.m.
Archimedean Zeta Integrals.
Paul Garrett*, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
(100411231) 
4:00 p.m.
Poles of Eisenstein series induced from cuspforms.
Feryal Alayont*, University of Arizona
(100411252) 
4:30 p.m.
Nonvanishing of central critical values of modular Lfunctions modulo p.
Scott Ahlgren, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Matthew Boylan*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(10041151) 
5:00 p.m.
Tate classes and Lfunctions for a product of Picard modular surfaces.
Andrew H. Knightly*, University of Maine
(100411112)

3:00 p.m.

Friday March 18, 2005, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Western Kentucky University Reception
Lobby, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Saturday March 19, 2005

Saturday March 19, 2005, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Lobby, Mass Media and Technology Hall 
Saturday March 19, 2005, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Commutative Ring Theory, III
Room 236, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Michael C. Axtell, Wabash College axtellm@wabash.edu
Joe Alyn Stickles, Jr., University of Evansville js298@evansville.edu

8:00 a.m.
Prime ideals of injective dimension one.
Bruce Olberding*, New Mexico State University
(10041364) 
8:30 a.m.
The prime spectrum of a ring of integervalued rational functions.
K. Alan Loper*, Ohio State University  Newark
(100413187) 
9:00 a.m.
Generating sets for ideals of a pullback.
Jeanam Park*, Department of Mathematics, Inha University
(100413106) 
9:30 a.m.
Factoring ideals in Pr\"ufer domains.
Marco Fontana, University of Rome III
Evan Houston*, UNC Charlotte
Thomas G Lucas, UNC Charlotte
(100413191) 
10:00 a.m.
VSFT Domains, a preliminary report.
Tridib Dutta*, North Dakota State University
(100413210) 
10:30 a.m.
Descent of Minimal Overrings of Integrally Closed Domains to Fixed Rings.
David E Dobbs, Univfersity of Tennessee , Knoxville
Jay Shapiro*, George Mason University
(10041385)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Partial Differential Equations and Their Applications, III
Room 121, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Zhongwei Shen, University of Kentucky shenz@ms.uky.edu
Changyou Wang, University of Kentucky cywang@ms.uky.edu

8:00 a.m.
Recent Results in Linfinity Variational Problems.
Robert R Jensen*, Loyola University Chicago
(100435164) 
8:30 a.m.
A new approach to some nonlinear geometric equations in dimension two.
Fengbo Hang*, Michigan State University
Xiaodong Wang, Michigan State University
(10043592) 
9:00 a.m.
Some regularity properties of convex functions in Carnot groups.
Luca Capogna*, University of Arkansas
(100435170) 
9:30 a.m.
An example in 2D nonlinear elasticity.
Xiaodong Yan*, Michigan State University
Jonathan Bevan, Oxford University
(10043591) 
10:00 a.m.
On the uniqueness and regularity of discontinuous solution of HamiltonJacobi equations.
Bo Su*, Iowa State University
(100435212) 
10:30 a.m.
Isospectral membranes: a connection between shape and density.
Maeve L McCarthy*, Murray State University
(100435254)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Numerical Analysis, Approximation, and Computational Complexity: Interdisciplinary Aspects, I
Room 314, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
David Benko, Western Kentucky University benko@math.tamu.edu
Steven B. Damelin, Georgia Southern University damelin@georgiasouthern.edu

8:00 a.m.
Integral and Positivity Preserving Approximations of Functions with Application to Markov Operators.
Jiu Ding*, Univ of Southern Mississippi
Noah Rhee, Univ of Missouri at Kansas City
(10046507) 
8:30 a.m.
Matrix analysis of the smallworld properties of a ring network.
Minerva Catral, Department of Mathematics, University of Connecticut
Michael Neumann, Department of Mathematics, University of Connecticut
Jianhong Xu*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of West Florida
(10041512) 
9:00 a.m.
A finite element method for the solution of an electromagnetic scattering problem.
Aihua W Wood*, Air Force Institute of Technology
Junqi Huang, Air Force Institue of Technology
(10046518) 
9:30 a.m.
Applications of Approximation in Hilbert Spaces.
Scott N. Kersey*, Georgia Southern University
(10044120) 
10:00 a.m.
Separation of minimal $s$energy points on the sphere.
P. D. Dragnev*, IndianaPurdue University
E. B. Saff, Vanderbilt University
(100431261) 
10:30 a.m.
On Efficiency of Smolyak's Algorithms for Sobolev Spaces.
Fengbo Hang, Michigan State University
Youming Li*, Georgia Southern University
(100441189)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Graph Theory, III
Room 228, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Mustafa Atici, Western Kentucky University mustafa.atici@wku.edu

8:00 a.m.
ConvexityRelated Independence in Multipartite Tournaments.
Darren B. Parker*, University of Dayton
Randy F. Westhoff, Bemidji State University
Marty J. Wolf, Bemidji State University
(100405136) 
8:30 a.m.
Some Structural Properties of Visibility Graphs.
J Michael McGrew*, Ball State University
Jay S Bagga, Ball State University
John W Emert, Ball State University
Frank W Owens, Ball State University
(100405235) 
9:00 a.m.
Lower Bounds on the Cheeger Constant and Integrity of Highly Connected Graphs.
Jason Rosenhouse*, James Madison University
Dominic Lanphier, Western Kentucky University
(100405228) 
9:30 a.m.
Induced Turan problem for graphs with bounded degree.
Myung S. Chung, National Institute of Health
Tao Jiang*, Miami University
Douglas B. West, University of IllinoisUrbana
(100405134) 
10:00 a.m.
On $k${\em additive spanners} or {\em $k$detour subgraphs}.
Peter Hamburger*, Indiana UniversityPurdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)
Nana Arizumi, University of Illinois, Urbana
Alexandr Kostochka, University of Illinois, Urbana
(10040566) 
10:30 a.m.
Spanning Eulerian Subgraphs in clawfree graphs.
ZhiHong Chen*, Butler University, Indianpolis, IN 46208
HongJian Lai, Department of Math, West Virginia University, Morgantown, VW
Weiqi Luo, JiNan University, GuangZhou, P.R. China
(10040541)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Knot Theory and Its Applications, III
Room 107, Academic Complex
Organizers:
Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina Charlotte ydiao@uncc.edu
Claus Ernst, Western Kentucky University claus.ernst@wku.edu

8:00 a.m.
Packing, curvature, and tangling of filaments (III).
Jonathan K. Simon*, University of Iowa
Gregory Buck, St. Anselm College
(100457118) 
8:30 a.m.
Classification of Tangle Solutions for a Generic Integrase, A Protein that Changes DNA Topology.
Dorothy Buck*, Imperial College London & UCDavis
Cynthia Verjovsky Marcotte, St Edwards University
(100457237) 
9:00 a.m.
Solving tangle equations with KnotPlot.
Isabel K. Darcy*, University of Iowa
Stephen D. Levene, UT Dallas
Robert G. Scharein, Vancouver, B. C., Canada
(100492186) 
9:30 a.m.
DNA Knotting \& Unknotting.
Jennifer K. Mann*, Mathematics, Florida State University and Molecular Virology & Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine
Richard W. Deibler, Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine
De Witt L. Sumners, Department of Mathematics, Florida State University
E. Lynn Zechiedrich, Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine
(100492184) 
10:00 a.m.
Chirality of DNA Knots and ProteinDNA Complexes Determined by Atomicforce Microscopy and Surface Reconstructions.
Stephen D Levene*, University of Texas at Dallas
Travis Thompson, University of Texas at Dallas
Nicola E Dundas, University of Texas at Dallas
Isabel K Darcy, University of Iowa
(100452133) 
10:30 a.m.
Modeling DNA Unknotting by TypeII Topoisomerases.
Mariel Vazquez*, Mathematics Department, U.C. Berkeley
(100492119)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Advances in the Study of Wavelets and Multiwavelets, II
Room 322, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Douglas P. Hardin, Vanderbilt University doug.hardin@vanderbilt.edu
Bruce Kessler, Western Kentucky University bruce.kessler@wku.edu

8:00 a.m.
Several Multiwavelet Bases Centered on Nonuniform Knot Sequences.
Derek Bruff*, Harvard University
(100442265) 
8:30 a.m.
Lowpass filters and representations of the Baumslag Solitar group.
Dorin Ervin Dutkay*, Rutgers University
(10044335) 
9:00 a.m.
On localized frames.
Fumiko Futamura*, Vanderbilt University
(100442267) 
9:30 a.m.
Tight Wavelet Frame Construction over Bounded Domains.
MingJun Lai, University of Georgia
Kyunglim Nam*, University of Georgia
(100442116) 
10:00 a.m.
Causal Equivalence of Frames.
Troy Henderson*, Texas A&M University
David R Larson, Texas A&M University
(100443203) 
10:30 a.m.
Construction of Orthogonal Framelets.
Eric Weber*, Iowa State University
(100442165)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 8:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Special Session on Semigroups of Operators and Applications, III
Room 118B, Academic Complex
Organizers:
Khristo Boyadzhiev, Ohio Northern University kboyadzhiev@onu.edu
Lan Nguyen, Western Kentucky University lan.nguyen@wku.edu
QuocPhong Vu, Ohio University qvu@math.ohiou.edu

8:00 a.m.
Admissible subspaces and almost periodicity of solutions of degenerate equations.
QuocPhong Vu*, Ohio University
(100434253) 
8:30 a.m.
Rbounded semigroups on $L_1$ and $C(K)$ spaces.
Mark Hoffmann, University of South Carolina
Nigel Kalton, University of MissouriColumbia
Tamara Kucherenko*, University of MissouriColumbia
(100446263) 
9:00 a.m.
Sharp uniform decay rates at the L2level of the Schrodinger equation with nonlinear boundary dissipation.
Irena Lasiecka, Mathematics Department, University of Virginia
Roberto Triggiani*, Mathematics Department, University of Virginia
(100435139) 
9:30 a.m.
Existence and Uniqueness of Almost Automorphic Solutions to a Class of Semilinear Differential Equations.
Toka Diagana*, Department of Mathematics, Howard University
(10043422) 
10:00 a.m.
Transmutations for Strings.
Kim Tuan Vu*, University of West Georgia
Amin Boumenir, University of West Georgia
(100434126)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Topology, Convergence, and Order (in Honor of Darrell Kent), III
Room 106, Academic Complex
Organizers:
Gary Richardson, University of Central Florida garyr@pegasus.cc.ucf.edu
Thomas A. Richmond, Western Kentucky University tom.richmond@wku.edu

8:00 a.m.
Fuzzy Convergence.
Gary D. Richardson*, University of Central Florida
(10045484) 
8:30 a.m.
Fuzzy Natural Function Spaces.
Gerhard Preuss*, Freie Universitaet Berlin, I. Mathematisches Institut
(10045424) 
9:00 a.m.
Partial metrics and metrics with a viewpoint.
Homeira Pajoohesh*, CEOL and BCRI, University College Cork
(100454229) 
9:30 a.m.
On a paper not published by D. C. Kent.
Ralph Kopperman*, The City College of New York
(100454230) 
10:00 a.m.
A Topological Approach to Shape Classification.
Anne Collins*, Centre College
Gunnar Carlsson, Stanford University
Afra Zomorodian, Stanford University
Leo Guibas, Stanford University
(100455262) 
10:30 a.m.
Compact spaces with and without semilattice structures.
Minakshisundaram Rajagopalan*, Tennessee State University ; Nashville (Tn) 37209
(10045498)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on LFunctions, III
Room 344, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Heather Russell, Western Kentucky University Heather.Russell@wku.edu
Nilabh Sanat, Western Kentucky University Nilabh.Sanat@wku.edu
Dominic Lanphier, Western Kentucky University Dominic.Lanphier@wku.edu

8:00 a.m.
On the Modularity of Wildly Ramified Galois Representations.
Edray Herber Goins*, Purdue University
(100411144) 
8:30 a.m.
Anticyclotomic Iwasawa invariants of elliptic curves.
Robert Pollack, Boston University
Tom Weston*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(100411138) 
9:00 a.m.
The cuspidal structure of certain ternary theta functions.
Jonathan Hanke*, Duke University
(100411274) 
9:30 a.m.
Zeta functions and theta lifts.
ZeLi Dou*, Texas Christian University
(100411169) 
10:00 a.m.
The SiegelWeil formula, Lfunctions, and arithmeticity of cuspforms on Hermitian orthogonal groups.
Cetin Urtis*, University of Arizona
(100411215) 
10:30 a.m.
Liftings from $\widetilde{SL_(2)}$ to $Spin(1,4)$.
Ameya Pitale*, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
(100411188)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Lobby, Mass Media and Technology Hall 
Saturday March 19, 2005, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Hopf Algebras and Related Topics, III
Room 249, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
David E. Radford, University of Illinois at Chicago radford@uic.edu
Bettina Richmond, Western Kentucky University bettina.richmond@wku.edu

8:30 a.m.
Multiplier Hopf algebras with integrals.
Alfons Van Daele*, University of Leuven, Belgium
(10041654) 
9:00 a.m.
Oriented Quantum Algebras Derived from YetterDrinfel'd Modules.
David E. Radford*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(100416248) 
9:30 a.m.
PicardVessiot extensions of artinian simple module algebras.
Akira Masuoka*, Institute of Mathematics, University of Tsukuba
(10041645) 
10:00 a.m.
Semisimple Hopf algebras of dimension $2^n$ and their groups of grouplikes.
Yevgenia Kashina*, DePaul University
(100416258) 
10:30 a.m.
Cauchy's theorem for Hopf algebras.
Yorck Sommerh\"auser*, Universit\"at M\"unchen
(100416256)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Analysis and Applied Mathematics, III
Room 118, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Robert J. McCann, University of Toronto mccann@math.toronto.edu
Daniel P. Spirn, University of Minnesota spirn@math.umn.edu

8:30 a.m.
Vortex Sheets in 3D fluids.
David M Ambrose*, Courant Institute
(10047677) 
9:00 a.m.
Sharp nonlinear stability criterion for Relativistic VlasovMaxwell system.
Zhiwu Lin*, Courant Institute, New York University
(100435233) 
9:30 a.m.
The Emergence of Large Scale Structure Under Small Scale Random Bombardments.
Xiaoming Wang*, Department of Mathematics, Florida State University
Andrew J. Majda, Courant Institute, New York University
(100435238) 
10:00 a.m.
On the Solutions to the Normal Form of the NavierStokes Equations.
Ciprian Foias, Texas A&M University
Luan Hoang*, Texas A&M University
Eric Olson, University of Nevada
Mohammed Ziane, University of Southern California
(10043521) 
10:30 a.m.
Pinning and DePinning Phenomena in Materials Phase Boundary Motions.
Nicolas Dirr, MaxPlanck Institute, Leipzig, Germany
Nung Kwan Yip*, Purdue University
(100435156)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Topology and Group Theory, III
Room 118A, Academic Complex
Organizers:
Jens E. Harlander, Western Kentucky University jens.harlander@wku.edu

8:30 a.m.
First and second order isoperimetric exponents of groups.
Noel Brady, University of Oklahoma
Martin Bridson, Imperial College London
Max Forester*, University of Oklahoma
Krishnan Shankar, University of Oklahoma
(10042065) 
9:00 a.m.
Topological complexity and motion planning in certain real Grassmannains.
Tan Zhang*, Murray State University
Kelly J Pearson, Murray State University
(100455113) 
9:30 a.m.
The dimension of the colohomogy groups of the OrlikSolomon Algebras.
Kelly Jeanne Pearson*, Murray State University
Tan Zhang, Murray State University
(10040586) 
10:00 a.m.
JSJ Decompositions of Coxeter Groups.
Michael L. Mihalik*, Vanderbilt University
Steven Tschantz, Vanderbilt University
(100420132) 
10:30 a.m.
On the Isomorphism Problem for Finitely Generated Coxeter Groups. I, Basic Matching.
John Ratcliffe*, Vanderbilt University
Michael Mihalik, Vanderbilt University
Steven Tschantz, Vanderbilt University
(100420153)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Recent Advances in Noncommutative Algebra, III
Room 250, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Ellen E. Kirkman, Wake Forest University kirkman@wfu.edu

9:00 a.m.
On a question of Happel.
Ragnar Buchweitz, University of Toronto
Edward L. Green*, Virginia Tech
Dag Madsen, NTNU
Oeyvind Solberg, NTNU
(10041696) 
9:30 a.m.
Fixed Rings of ArtinSchelter Regular Algebras.
Ellen Kirkman, Wake Forest University
James Kuzmanovich*, Wake Forest University
(100416227) 
10:00 a.m.
An Equivalence of Categories for Deformations of Type A Kleinian Singularities.
Ian M. Musson*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(100416152) 
10:30 a.m.
Noncommutative covers of weighted projective varieties.
S Paul Smith*, University of Washington
(10041688)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Dynamic Equations on Time Scales and Applications, II
Room 227, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Ferhan M. Atici, Western Kentucky University ferhan.atici@wku.edu
Daniel C. Biles, Western Kentucky University daniel.biles@wku.edu
Bill\v ur Kaymak\c calan, Georgia Southern University billur@georgiasouthern.edu

9:00 a.m.
HenstockKurzweil Delta Integral.
Allan C. Peterson*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Bevan B. Thompson, University of Queensland
(10043962) 
9:30 a.m.
An Operational Calculus for Discrete Time Scales.
John Davis, Baylor University
Billy Jackson*, Baylor University
(100439195) 
10:00 a.m.
A continuing approach of the diamond$\alpha$ dynamic derivatives.
Qin Sheng*, University of Dayton
(10043957) 
10:30 a.m.
Higher Order Self Adjoint Problems on Time Scales.
Jo Hoffacker*, Clemson University
Doug Anderson, Concordia College
(100434141)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Representation Theory, I
Room 257, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Markus Hunziker, Baylor University marcus_hunziker@baylor.edu

9:00 a.m.
Differential Systems of Type (1,1) on Symmetric Spaces.
Chal Benson, East Carolina University
Dariusz Buraczewski, University of Wroclaw
Ewa Damek, University of Wroclaw
Gail Ratcliff*, East Carolina University
(100422120) 
9:30 a.m.
Differential Operators, Lie Symmetries and Representations of $SL(2,\mathbf{R})\times O(n)$.
Ronald J. Stanke*, Baylor University
Mark R. Sepanski, Baylor University
(100422243) 
10:00 a.m.
Invariant Tensor Product and Parabolic Induction.
Hongyu He*, Atlanta, GA 30303
(10042278) 
10:30 a.m.
Small Unitary Representations and Decay of Matrix Coefficients.
Hadi Salmasian*, PhD Candidate, Yale University, Department of Mathematics
(10042214)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 9:00 a.m.10:25 a.m.
Session for Contributed Papers
Room 203, Academic Complex

9:00 a.m.
On the ShieldsHarary Numbers of a Tree.
S H Holliday*, University of Tennessee at Martin
John Holliday, University of Tennessee at Martin
P D Johnson, Auburn University
(100405193) 
9:15 a.m.
On proofs of certain combinatorial identities.
George Grossman*, Central Michigan University
Akalu Tefera, Grand Valley State University
Aklilu Zeleke, Alma College
(10040555) 
9:30 a.m.
A Upper Bound for Brun's Constant.
Andy D Martin*, Department of Mathematics, University of Kentucky
(100411123) 
9:45 a.m.
Preserving Properties in a Ring Extension.
Jason P Huffman*, Georgia College & State University
(100416206) 
10:00 a.m.
PathConnected Group Extensions.
Laurie A. Edler*, Georgia College & State University
Victor Schneider, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
(100422204) 
10:15 a.m.
Results of Blowup of Solutions of Degenerate Parabolic Problems.
W. Y. Chan*, Southeast Missouri State University, M0 63701
(10043567)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Invited Address
On some connections between finite groups and Hopf algebras.
Auditorium, Mass Media and Technology Hall
M. Susan Montgomery*, University of Southern California
(10041601) 
Saturday March 19, 2005, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Invited Address
Optimal convergence rates for the fastest conservative nonlinear diffusions.
Auditorium, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Robert J. McCann*, University of Toronto
(10043517) 
Saturday March 19, 2005, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Hopf Algebras and Related Topics, IV
Room 249, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
David E. Radford, University of Illinois at Chicago radford@uic.edu
Bettina Richmond, Western Kentucky University bettina.richmond@wku.edu

3:00 p.m.
Varieties for modules of noncocommutative Hopf algebras.
Julia Pevtsova, University of Oregon
Sarah Witherspoon*, Texas A&M University
(100416242) 
3:30 p.m.
Fully bounded noetherian rings and Frobenius extensions.
Stefaan Caenepeel*, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Thomas Gu\'ed\'enon, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
(100416168) 
4:00 p.m.
Rank 1 Hopf Algebras and Their Doubles.
Leonid Krop*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, DePaul University
David E Radford, Department of Mathematics, statistics and Computer Science, University Of Illinois at Chicago
(10041652) 
4:30 p.m.
Hopf algebras of dimension $2p$.
SiuHung Ng*, Iowa State University
(100416197) 
5:00 p.m.
Applications of graphical calculi to Hopf superalgebras.
Fernando J. O. Souza*, University of Iowa
(100416271)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Commutative Ring Theory, IV
Room 236, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Michael C. Axtell, Wabash College axtellm@wabash.edu
Joe Alyn Stickles, Jr., University of Evansville js298@evansville.edu

3:00 p.m.
A general theory of factorization, I.
Andrea M. Frazier*, University of Iowa
D. D. Anderson, University of Iowa
(10041372) 
3:30 p.m.
A general theory of factorization, II.
D. D. Anderson*, University of Iowa
Andrea M. Frazier, University of Iowa
(10041373) 
4:00 p.m.
Almost splitting sets in integral domains.
David F. Anderson*, University of Tennessee
Gyu Whan Chang, University of Incheon
(10041397) 
4:30 p.m.
Realizing sets of prime divisors.
Steve McAdam*, University of Texas at Austin
(10041308) 
5:00 p.m.
Discussion.

3:00 p.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Analysis and Applied Mathematics, IV
Room 118, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Robert J. McCann, University of Toronto mccann@math.toronto.edu
Daniel P. Spirn, University of Minnesota spirn@math.umn.edu

3:00 p.m.
Universality in Burgers turbulence.
Govind Menon*, Brown University
(10043580) 
3:30 p.m.
Coarsening in a thinfilm equation: A rigorous upper bound on coarsening rate.
Felix Otto, Bonn University
Tobias Rump, Bonn University
Dejan Slepcev*, UCLA
(100435201) 
4:00 p.m.
The Existence of Weak Solutions of a Polymer Crystal Growth Model.
Bo Su*, Iowa State University
(10043582) 
4:30 p.m.
$C^{1,\alpha}$ regularity of the free boundary in a subelliptic obstacle problem.
Arshak Petrosyan*, Purdue University
(100435216) 
5:00 p.m.
On a Characterization of Some Flowinvariant Sets.
Elena Constantin*, Ohio University
(10043461) 
5:30 p.m.
Dynamics of a criticalcase generalized thin film equation.
Thomas P Witelski*, Dept of Math, Duke University
(10043536)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Topology and Group Theory, IV
Room 118A, Academic Complex
Organizers:
Jens E. Harlander, Western Kentucky University jens.harlander@wku.edu

3:00 p.m.
Local homotopy properties of boundaries of CAT(0) complexes.
Nikolay Brodskiy*, The University of Tennessee
(100457200) 
3:30 p.m.
On the growth of iterated monodromy groups.
KaiUwe Bux*, University of Virginia
Rodrigo Perez, Cornell University
(100420199) 
4:00 p.m.
Separable Subsets of Gferf Nngatively Curved Groups.
Ashot Minasyan*, Vanderbilt University
(100420180) 
4:30 p.m.
On one question about torsionfree groups with file bases.
Alexey Muranov*, Vanderbilt University
(10042040) 
5:00 p.m.
Groups with small Dehn functions.
Alexander Yurievich Olshanskii*, Vanderbilt University, Moscow State University
Mark Valentinovich Sapir, Vanderbilt University
(100420214)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Numerical Analysis, Approximation, and Computational Complexity: Interdisciplinary Aspects, II
Room 314, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
David Benko, Western Kentucky University benko@math.tamu.edu
Steven B. Damelin, Georgia Southern University damelin@georgiasouthern.edu

3:00 p.m.
Multivariate $C^1$ Piecewise Quadratic Interpolation Schemes.
Andrew J Worsey*, Middle Tennessee State University
Tanya Sorokina, University of Georgia
(100465150) 
3:30 p.m.
The support of the logarithmic equilibrium measure on revolutionary sets.
D. P. Hardin*, TN
E. B. Saff, TN
H. Stahl, TN
(100431247) 
4:00 p.m.
Approximation methods and stability of singular integral equations for Freud exponential weights on the line.
Steven B Damelin*, Georgia Southern University
Kai Diethelm, University of Braunshweig
(100445103) 
4:30 p.m.
Unbounded extremal measures.
David Benko*, Western Kentucky University
(100441163)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 3:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Dynamic Equations on Time Scales and Applications, III
Room 227, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Ferhan M. Atici, Western Kentucky University ferhan.atici@wku.edu
Daniel C. Biles, Western Kentucky University daniel.biles@wku.edu
Bill\v ur Kaymak\c calan, Georgia Southern University billur@georgiasouthern.edu

3:00 p.m.
Langenhop's Inequality and Applications for Dynamic Equations.
Billur Kaymakcalan*, Georgia Southern University
Agacik Zafer, Middle East Technical University
(100439183) 
3:30 p.m.
Stability In Neutral Nonlinear Dynamic Equations on a Time Scale With Functional Delay.
Eric R Kaufmann, University of Arkansa at Little Rock
Youssef Naim Raffoul*, University of Dayton
(10043443) 
4:00 p.m.
Asymptotic Stability for SecondOrder Differential Equations.
Gro Hovhannisyan*, Kent State University, Stark campus
(100434244)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Knot Theory and Its Applications, IV
Room 107, Academic Complex
Organizers:
Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina Charlotte ydiao@uncc.edu
Claus Ernst, Western Kentucky University claus.ernst@wku.edu

3:00 p.m.
Tensegrities, constrained optimization, and the theory of numerical knottightening.
Jason H Cantarella*, University of Georgia
Eric Rawdon, Duquesne University
Michael Piatek, Duquesne University
(100452192) 
3:30 p.m.
Essential arcs of knots.
John M Sullivan*, U Illinois Urbana / TU Berlin
(100457104) 
4:00 p.m.
The Distortion of a Knotted Curve.
Elizabeth Denne*, Harvard University
John M Sullivan, Technische Universitat, Berlin
(10045759) 
4:30 p.m.
Distortion in $S^3$.
Elizabeth Denne, Harvard University
Robert B Kusner*, University Massachusetts at Amerst
(100457185)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Representation Theory, II
Room 257, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Markus Hunziker, Baylor University hunziker@math.uga.edu

3:00 p.m.
Small semisimple subalgebras of semisimple Lie algebras.
Jeb F. Willenbring*, University of Wisconsin  Milwaukee
Gregg Zuckerman, Yale University
(10041781) 
3:30 p.m.
Relative Extremal Projectors.
Mark R Sepanski*, Baylor University
Charles C Conley, University of North Texas
(100417114) 
4:00 p.m.
On ranktwo complex reflection groups.
Pramod N Achar*, Louisiana State University
AnneMarie Aubert, Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu
(100420108) 
4:30 p.m.
Some invariant polynomials of a matrix argument.
Chal Benson*, East Carolina University
R. Michael Howe, University of WisconsinEau Claire
Gail Ratcliff, East Carolina University
(10042048) 
5:00 p.m.
Multiplication of polynomials on Hermitian symmetric spaces and LittlewoodRichardson coefficients.
William Graham*, University of Georgia
Markus Hunziker, Baylor University
(100422194)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Topology, Convergence, and Order (in Honor of Darrell Kent), IV
Room 106, Academic Complex
Organizers:
Gary Richardson, University of Central Florida garyr@pegasus.cc.ucf.edu
Thomas A. Richmond, Western Kentucky University tom.richmond@wku.edu

3:00 p.m.
Extension of measures: a topological approach.
Roman Fric*, Mathematical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
(100454157) 
3:30 p.m.
Extensions and ultrafilters.
Ellen E Reed*, Trinity School at Greenlawn
(10045474) 
4:00 p.m.
Hyperreal maps and nearly realcompact spaces.
John J. Schommer*, University of Tennessee at Martin
Biswajit Mitra, University of Calcutta
(100454101) 
4:30 p.m.
$T_i$ordered Reflections.
HansPeter A. Kunzi, University of Cape Town
Tom Richmond*, Western Kentucky University
(10045431) 
5:00 p.m.
Continued Radicals.
Jamie Johnson*, Western Kentucky University
(100440147) 
5:30 p.m.
On $\gamma$semiopen sets.
Asli Guldurdek*, Western Kentucky University
Oya Ozbakir, Ege University
(100454272)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday March 19, 2005, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on LFunctions, IV
Room 344, Mass Media and Technology Hall
Organizers:
Heather Russell, Western Kentucky University Heather.Russell@wku.edu
Nilabh Sanat, Western Kentucky University Nilabh.Sanat@wku.edu
Dominic Lanphier, Western Kentucky University Dominic.Lanphier@wku.edu

3:00 p.m.
Subconvexity for Lfunctions.
Akshay Venkatesh*, Clay Mathematics Institute
(100411122) 
3:30 p.m.
Local Newforms for ${\rm GSp}(4)$.
Brooks Roberts, University of Idaho
Ralf Schmidt*, University of Oklahoma
(10041176) 
4:00 p.m.
Global newforms for GSp(4).
Brooks Roberts*, University of Idaho
Ralf Schmidt, University of Oklahoma
(10041160) 
4:30 p.m.
Evaluations of a Class of Double $L$values.
David Terhune*, Pennsylvania State University
(10041116) 
5:00 p.m.
pdivisibility of Bernoulli numbers and diophantine equations.
Sankar Sitaraman*, Howard University, Washington DC
(10041179)

3:00 p.m.