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2005 Fall Central Section Meeting
University of Nebraska in Lincoln
Lincoln, NE, October 21—23, 2005
Meeting #1011

Associate secretary:
Susan J. Friedlander, AMS,

Special Einstein Public Lecture in Mathematics - See Poster Here

The American Mathematical Society is pleased to inaugurate a series of public lectures entitled The AMS Einstein Public Lecture in Mathematics "in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's annus mirabilis" to be given annually at one of its eight sectional meetings. The Department of Mathematics at UNL is honored that the AMS has chosen the Lincoln meeting for its first public lecture and that Abel prizewinner Sir Michael Atiyah, University of Edinburgh, will be the speaker. He will speak on "The Nature of Space", Friday, October 21, in Kimball Hall at 4:00 p.m.


Participants should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel of their choice as early as possible. Special rates have been negotiated with the hotels listed below. Rates quoted do not include taxes. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations. When making a reservation, participants should state that they are with the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Sectional Meeting. Cancellation and early checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation.

Holiday Inn Downtown, 141 North 9th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508-1311; phone: 402-475-4011, fax: 402-475-4366; US\$71/single or double, about six blocks to the meeting site. Deadline for reservations is September 30, 2005. Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout policies.

Embassy Suites, 1040 P Street, Lincoln, NE; phone: 402-474-1111; US\$109/single or double, complimentary hot breakfast daily; about four blocks to the meeting site. Deadline for reservations is September 30, 2005. Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout policies.

Town House Mini Suites Motel, 1744 M Street, Lincoln, NE; phone: 800-279-1744; US\$44 single or US\$51 double, about 1/2 mile to the meeting site. Deadline for reservations is September 30, 2005. Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout policies.

For your information, we list the following hotels:

The Cornhusker Marriott (JUST LISTED)
Lincoln, NE
333 S. 13th Street
\$89/single or double
About 7 blocks to the meeting site
Cornhusker website
Provides shuttle to airport upon request
Deadline for reservations is October 7, 2005

Other hotels (You may need a car for these.)

Cornhusker Super 8 Motel
2545 Cornhusker Highway
Lincoln, NE 68508-1311
(402) 467-4488
About 3 miles to the meeting site

Holiday Inn Express
Lincoln, NE
1133 Belmont Avenue
(402) 435-0200
\$109/single or double
About 2 miles to the meeting site

Super 8 Motel
Lincoln, NE
2635 West O Street
(402) 476-8887
About 3 miles to the meeting site

Lincoln Travelodge
2801 West O Street
Lincoln, NE
(402) 475-4921
About 3 miles to the meeting site.

Food Service

There are many restaurants in the downtown area for lunch and dinner, as well as the student union. A list of restaurants will be available at the registration desk.

Local Information

The mathematics department's webpage is located at; the university's homepage is Other local information can be found at the local organizer's page at and at the Lincoln Convention and Visitor's Bureau website

Other Activities

Book Sales: Examine the newest titles from the AMS! Many of the AMS books will be available at a special discount available only at the meeting. Complimentary coffee will be served courtesy of AMS Membership Services.


The Department of Mathematics will a host a reception immediately following the lecture in the Van Brunt Visitor Center.


The closest public parking to the meeting site is found at the Stadium Drive parking garage. From the Lincoln airport take I-80 to the Downtown exit (401A) going south. Turn left on P Street; turn left onto 11th Street; turn left onto Q Street; turn right onto 10th Street, staying on 10th until T Street. Entry to the parking garage will be to the left. Cost at the time of this printing is US\$0.45 per 1/2 hour for the first hour; US\$0.60 per hour thereafter; US\$5.00 maximum per day. A map of the parking facilities can be found at

Registration and Meeting Information

The meeting is on the city campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska. Sessions and Invited
Addresses will take place in Avery Hall, Burnett Hall, and Oldfather Hall. The registration desk will be in Room 13B, Avery Hall. It will be open Friday, October 21, noon to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 22, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fees are US\$40 for AMS or CMS members; US\$60 for nonmembers; and US\$5 for students, unemployed mathematicians, and emeritus members. Fees are payable on site by cash, check, or credit card.

Travel and Campus Map

A campus map is found at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
campus is four miles from the Lincoln Municipal Airport (LNK) (see, which is served by United and Northwest. It is also possible to fly into Omaha (OMA) (see,
rent a car, and drive the 60-mile distance to Lincoln.

The official airline for the meetings is Delta Airlines. Take advantage of Delta's new SimpliFares™ and enjoy the following benefits:

* No Saturday-night stay required--more flexibility

* Always affordable--realize up to 50% savings on everyday fares in the contiguous forty-eight states

* Lower change fees--reduced from \$100 to \$50 to change travel plans

* Just eight fares--less guessing and easier planning

To make immediate reservations call Delta Air Lines at 800-221-1212. Be sure to reference US738367060 or visit and enter SkyBonus account number US738367060 in your passenger information screen to be recognized as a participant of the AMS Meeting. Your benefits include:

* No service fees

* 1,000 SkyMile bonus points

* Skip the airport lines; check in online

Ground transportation from the airport: If you are staying at the Holiday Inn or Embassy Suites, call the hotel from the airport to request a shuttle.

Car Rental

Avis is the official car rental company for the sectional meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska. All rates include unlimited free mileage. Special rates for this meeting are effective October 14, 2005­October 29, 2005, and begin at \$27/day for a subcompact car at the weekend rate (available from noon Thursday through Monday at 11:59 p.m.). Should a lower qualifying rate become available at the time of booking, Avis is pleased to offer a 5% discount off the lower qualifying rate or the Meeting rate, whichever is lowest. Rates do not include any state or local surcharges, tax, optional coverages or gas refueling charges. Renters must meet Avis' age, driver, and credit requirements. Reservations can be made by calling 800-331-1600 or online at Meeting Avis Discount Number B159266.

Shuttle Services: Eppley Express, 800-888-9793,; OMALiNK, 877-473-5465,

Driving Directions: If you are arriving in Lincoln via Interstate 80, take the Downtown Lincoln Exit (onto I-180). It is difficult to miss seeing the football stadium on the left as you enter downtown Lincoln from I-180. Stay on
I-180 past the football stadium until it becomes 9th Street. Then turn left on P Street and left again on 10th Street. Proceed north on 10th Street, keeping to the right-hand lane as you pass "Q" Street, and you will see the stadium (and the parking structure) on the right.

Special Travel Information for International Participants. Visa regulations are continually changing for travel to the United States. Visa applications may take from three to four months to process and require
a personal interview, as well as specific personal information. International participants should view the
important information about traveling to the U.S. found at Traveling_to_US.html and If you need a preliminary conference invitation in order to secure a visa, please send your request to

If you discover you do need a visa, the National Academies website (see above) provides these tips for successful visa applications:

* Visa applicants are expected to provide evidence that they are intending to return to their country of residence. Therefore, applicants should provide proof of "binding" or sufficient ties to their home country or permanent
residence abroad. This may include documentation of the following:

* family ties in home country or country of legal permanent residence,

* property ownership,

* bank accounts,

* employment contract or statement from employer stating that the position will continue when the employee returns.

* Visa applications are more likely to be successful if done in a visitor's home country than in a third country.

* Applicants should present their entire trip itinerary, including travel to any countries other than the United States, at the time of their visa application.

* Include a letter of invitation from the meeting organizer or the U.S. host, specifying the subject, location and dates of the activity, and how travel and local expenses will be covered.

* If travel plans will depend on early approval of the visa application, specify this at the time of the application.

* Provide proof of professional scientific and/or educational status (students should provide a university transcript).

This list is not to be considered complete. Please visit the websites above for the most up-to-date information.

Reminder: Machine-readable passports required by June 26, 2005. The Department of Homeland Security
reminds travelers from the 27 Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries that as of June 26, 2005, they must have a
machine-readable passport to enter the United States without a visa. Beginning June 26, 2005, transportation
carriers will be fined US\$3,300, per violation, for transporting any VWP traveler to the United States without
a machine-readable passport. Similarly, VWP travelers arriving in the United States on that date without a machine-readable passport should not anticipate being granted one-time entry into the country. As an alternative for persons with immediate travel plans who are unable to obtain a machine-readable passport in time, the individual may apply for a U.S. visa at a U.S. consulate or embassy abroad.


Weather conditions in Lincoln during October are usually very pleasant, with lows of about 30°F and highs around 50°F.