AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Special Session
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2005 Spring Western Section Meeting
Santa Barbara, CA, April 1617, 2005
Meeting #1007
Associate secretaries:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS
lapidus@math.ucr.edu,
lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Special Session on Geometric Methods in Three Dimensions

Saturday April 16, 2005, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Methods in Three Dimensions, I
Room 1115, Girvetz Hall
Organizers:
Daryl Cooper, University of California Santa Barbara cooper@math.ucsb.edu
David Darren Long, University of California Santa Barbara long@math.ucsb.edu
Martin G. Scharlemann, University of California Santa Barbara mgscharl@math.ucsb.edu

8:00 a.m.
Finiteness of $3$manifolds via nonzero degree mappings.
J. Hyam Rubinstein*, Currently visiting UCDavis. Davis, Calfiornia 95616
Michel Boileau, Toulouse University
Shicheng Wang, Beijing University
(10075767)

9:00 a.m.
Asymptotic behavior of foliations.
Sergio R Fenley*, Florida State University
(10075785)

9:30 a.m.
Heegaard splittings and virtual fibers.
Joseph Maher*, California Institute of Technology
(10075763)

10:00 a.m.
Does a random 3manifold fiber over the circle?
Nathan M Dunfield*, Caltech
Dylan P. Thurston, Harvard
(10075795)

10:30 a.m.
Thin position of knots and 3manifolds.
Jennifer C Schultens*, University of California at Davis
Hugh Howards, Wake Forest University
(100757100)

Saturday April 16, 2005, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Methods in Three Dimensions, II
Room 1115, Girvetz Hall
Organizers:
Daryl Cooper, University of California Santa Barbara cooper@math.ucsb.edu
David Darren Long, University of California Santa Barbara long@math.ucsb.edu
Martin G. Scharlemann, University of California Santa Barbara mgscharl@math.ucsb.edu

3:00 p.m.
Surgery formulas for Heegaard Floer homology and applications.
Peter S Ozsvath*, UC Berkeley
(100757168)

4:00 p.m.
Deforming closed hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Daryl Cooper, University of California, Santa Barbara
D. Darren Long, University of California, Santa Barbara
Morwen Thistlethwaite*, University of Tennessee
(10075771)

4:30 p.m.
Arithmetic knots in integral homology 3spheres.
Mark D. Baker*, Universite Rennes 1
Alan W. Reid, University of Texas
(100757219)

5:00 p.m.
All roots of unity are detected by the Apolynomial.
Eric B. Chesebro*, University of Texas  Austin
(10075796)

5:30 p.m.
Slender Knots.
Abigail Thompson*, UC Davis
Martin Scharlemann, UCSB
(100757156)

Sunday April 17, 2005, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Methods in Three Dimensions, III
Room 1115, Girvetz Hall
Organizers:
Daryl Cooper, University of California Santa Barbara cooper@math.ucsb.edu
David Darren Long, University of California Santa Barbara long@math.ucsb.edu
Martin G. Scharlemann, University of California Santa Barbara mgscharl@math.ucsb.edu

8:30 a.m.
Common stabilizaions of Heegaard splittings of link exteriors.
Jung Hoon Lee*, KAIST
Gyo Taek Jin, KAIST
(10075733)

9:00 a.m.
Heegaard splittings and connected sums.
David Bachman*, Pitzer College
(10075751)

9:30 a.m.
Alternate Heegaard genus bounds distance.
Martin Scharlemann, University of California, Santa Barbara
Maggy Tomova*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(100757101)

10:00 a.m.
Large embedded balls and Heegaard genus in negative curvature.
David Bachman, Pitzer College
Daryl Cooper, University of California, Santa Barbara
Matthew E White*, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
(100757224)

10:30 a.m.
Links with no exceptional surgeries.
David Futer*, Stanford University
Jessica S Purcell, University of Texas at Austin
(10075730)

Sunday April 17, 2005, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Methods in Three Dimensions, IV
Room 1115, Girvetz Hall
Organizers:
Daryl Cooper, University of California Santa Barbara cooper@math.ucsb.edu
David Darren Long, University of California Santa Barbara long@math.ucsb.edu
Martin G. Scharlemann, University of California Santa Barbara mgscharl@math.ucsb.edu
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