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2005 Fall Central Section Meeting
Lincoln, NE, October 2123, 2005
Meeting #1011
Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS
susan@math.northwestern.edu
Special Session on Geometric Methods in Group Theory and Semigroup Theory

Friday October 21, 2005, 1:45 p.m.3:35 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Methods in Group Theory and Semigroup Theory, I
Room 107, Burnett Hall
Organizers:
Susan M. Hermiller, University of NebraskaLincoln smh@math.unl.edu
John C. Meakin, University of NebraskaLincoln jmeakin@math.unl.edu
Zoran Sunik, Texas A&M University sunik@math.tamu.edu

Saturday October 22, 2005, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Methods in Group Theory and Semigroup Theory, II
Room 107, Burnett Hall
Organizers:
Susan M. Hermiller, University of NebraskaLincoln smh@math.unl.edu
John C. Meakin, University of NebraskaLincoln jmeakin@math.unl.edu
Zoran Sunik, Texas A&M University sunik@math.tamu.edu

Saturday October 22, 2005, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Methods in Group Theory and Semigroup Theory, III
Room 107, Burnett Hall
Organizers:
Susan M. Hermiller, University of NebraskaLincoln smh@math.unl.edu
John C. Meakin, University of NebraskaLincoln jmeakin@math.unl.edu
Zoran Sunik, Texas A&M University sunik@math.tamu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Asymptotic density in free groups and $\mathbb Z^k$, Visible Points and Test Elements.
Ilya Kapovich*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Igor Rivin, Temple University
Paul E Schupp, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Vladimir Shpilrain, City College of the City University of New York
(10112082)

3:30 p.m.
Detecting the growth of freegroup automorphisms via their action on homology.
Adam Piggott*, Tufts University
(10112074)

4:00 p.m.
Examples of retracts in a free group that are not the fixed subgroup of any group of automorphisms.
Laura I Ciobanu*, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Warren Dicks, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
(101120122)

4:30 p.m.
Solving one variable equations in free groups.
Robert Gilman*, Stevens Institute of technology
(101120153)

Sunday October 23, 2005, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Methods in Group Theory and Semigroup Theory, IV
Room 107, Burnett Hall
Organizers:
Susan M. Hermiller, University of NebraskaLincoln smh@math.unl.edu
John C. Meakin, University of NebraskaLincoln jmeakin@math.unl.edu
Zoran Sunik, Texas A&M University sunik@math.tamu.edu

8:30 a.m.
What properties do groups of random knots have?
Paul Schupp*, University of Illinois
Kari Barkley, Lafayette College
(101120274)

9:00 a.m.
Ends for Monoids and Semigroups.
Vesna Kilibarda*, Indiana University Northwest
David A. Jackson, Saint Louis University
(10112027)

9:30 a.m.
A criterion for property FA$_n$.
Angela K. Barnhill*, The Ohio State University
(101120331)

10:00 a.m.
Artin groups in a continuous context.
Jon McCammond*, UC Santa Barbara
(101120169)

10:30 a.m.
Rewriting systems and orderings on Artin monoids.
Patrick Bahls*, The University of North Carolina, Asheville
Tyler Smith, Vanderbilt University
(101120246)

11:00 a.m.
Minimal Splittings of Coxeter Groups.
Michael L Mihalik*, Vanderbilt University
Steve Tschantz, Vanderbilt University
(101120285)

Sunday October 23, 2005, 2:00 p.m.3:20 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Methods in Group Theory and Semigroup Theory, V
Room 107, Burnett Hall
Organizers:
Susan M. Hermiller, University of NebraskaLincoln smh@math.unl.edu
John C. Meakin, University of NebraskaLincoln jmeakin@math.unl.edu
Zoran Sunik, Texas A&M University sunik@math.tamu.edu
Inquiries: meet@ams.org