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2006 Spring Eastern Section Meeting
Durham, NH, April 2223, 2006 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1017
Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS
lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Saturday April 22, 2006

Saturday April 22, 2006, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Lobby, Murkland Hall

Saturday April 22, 2006, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Room G02, Murkland Hall

Saturday April 22, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Quantum Invariants of Knots and 3Manifolds, I
Room 115, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Charles D. Frohman, University of Iowa
Razvan Gelca, Texas Tech University rgelca@gmail.com

8:00 a.m.
Combinatorial patterns in Khovanov type graph homology.
Jozef H Przytycki*, GWU
Milena D Pabiniak, GWU
Radmila Sazdanovic, GWU
(101757222)

8:30 a.m.
Behavior of knot invariants under genus~$2$ mutation.
Nathan M. Dunfield, California Institute of Technology
Stavros Garoufalidis, Georgia Institute of Technology
Alexander Shumakovitch*, The George Washington University
Morwen Thislethwaite, The University of Tennessee
(101757220)

9:00 a.m.
Khovanov Homology and The Geometry of Alternating Knots.
Robert G. Todd*, Universtiy of Iowa
(10170081)

9:30 a.m.
Discovering torsion in chromatic graph homology.
Radmila Sazdanovic*, George Washington University
Milena D. Pabiniak, GWU
Jozef H. Przytycki, GWU
(10175734)

10:00 a.m.
Introduction to Quandle Algebras.
J. Scott Carter*, University of South Alabama
(101755113)

10:30 a.m.
The Reidemeister torsion of a 3dimensional homology sphere at the trivial representation.
Charles D. Frohman, The University of Iowa
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska*, National Science Foundation
(101757148)

Saturday April 22, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Banach Spaces of Analytic Functions, I
Room 201, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Rita A. Hibschweiler, University of New Hampshire rah2@cisunix.unh.edu
Thomas H. MacGregor, SUNY Albany and Bowdoin College

8:00 a.m.
Pluripolarity of manifolds of Gevrey class and asymptotics of $n$width.
Oleg Eroshkin*, University of New Hampshire
(10173220)

8:30 a.m.
On a question of Korevaar and Br\'ezis concerning a class of square summable sequences.
Richard Fournier*, Université de Montréal
(10173095)

9:00 a.m.
Composition operators on $\mu$Bloch spaces.
Huaihui Chen, Nanjing Normal University
Paul M Gauthier*, Universit\'e de Montr\'eal
(101730117)

9:30 a.m.
Algebraic aspects of the Dirirchlet problem.
Steven R. Bell, Purdue University
Peter Ebenfelt, University of California San Diego at La Jolla
Dima Khavinson*, University of Arkansas and National Science Foundation
Harold S. Shapiro, Royal Institute of Technology
(10173112)

10:00 a.m.
Interpolation of Bergmantype spaces and applications.
Marc R Lengfield*, Western Kentucky University
(10174722)

10:30 a.m.
Fractional Cauchy Transforms and Compositions, Preliminary Report.
Thomas H. Mac Gregor*, Bowdoin College/SUNY at Albany
(10173038)

Saturday April 22, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:35 a.m.
Special Session on Banach Lattices, Regular Operators, and Applications, I
Room G01, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
A. K. Kitover, Community College of Philadelphia
M. Orhon, University of New Hampshire
A. W. Wickstead, Queen's University of Belfast a.wickstead@queensbelfast.ac.uk

Saturday April 22, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Galois Theory in Arithmetic and Geometry, I
Room 202, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Florian Pop, University of Pennsylvania pop@math.upenn.edu
David Harbater, University of Pennsylvania harbater@math.upenn.edu
Rachel J. Pries, Colorado State University pries@math.colostate.edu

8:00 a.m.
Galois groups of unramified extensions.
Romyar T Sharifi*, McMaster University
(101711167)

8:30 a.m.
Realizing Groups with Minimal Ramification.
Nigel Boston*, University of Wisconsin, Madison
(101711150)

9:00 a.m.
Mild pro$p$ groups and $p$extensions with restricted ramification.
Michael R. Bush*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
John Labute, McGill University, Canada
(101711112)

9:30 a.m.
Open conditions for infinite multiplicity eigenvalues on elliptic curves.
BoHae Im*, University of Utah
Michael Larsen, Indiana University
(101711105)

10:00 a.m.
A finiteness conjecture for abelian varieties over number fields.
Christopher Rasmussen*, Rice University
(101714138)

10:30 a.m.
Obstructions to deformations of complexes.
Frauke M. Bleher*, University of Iowa
Ted Chinburg, University of Pennsylvania
Luc Illusie, Universit\'{e} ParisSud
(101711137)

Saturday April 22, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Topological Algebras and Applications, I
Room G18, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Alexander A. Katz, St. John's University katza@stjohns.edu
Genady Y. Grabarnik, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center genady@us.ibm.com

Saturday April 22, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Hopf Algebras and Galois Module Theory, I
Room 204, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Timothy Kohl, Boston University tkohl@it.bu.edu
Robert G. Underwood, Auburn University Montgomery runderwo@mail.aum.edu

Saturday April 22, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Groups, I
Room 104, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
George J. McNinch, Tufts University george.mcninch@tufts.edu
Eric Sommers, University of MassachusettsAmherst esommers@math.umass.edu

8:30 a.m.
Tilting modules for semisimple groups in characteristic $p$.
James E. Humphreys*, U. Massachusetts, Amherst
(10172086)

9:00 a.m.
On special pieces, unipotent classes, and complex reflection groups.
Pramod N Achar*, Louisiana State University
(101720190)

9:30 a.m.
AlvisCurtis duality for admissible complexes.
J. Matthew Douglass*, University of North Texas
(101720185)

10:00 a.m.
BruhatTits Buildings of Rank Three.
Richard M Weiss*, Tufts University
(10172025)

10:30 a.m.
Semiinfinite moment graphs.
Jared Anderson, New York, NY
Tom Braden*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Mikhail Kogan, New York, NY
Robert MacPherson, IAS, Princeton, NJ
(101714186)

Saturday April 22, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Arithmetic Geometry and Modular Forms, I
Room 102, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Paul E. Gunnells, University of Massachusetts, Amherst gunnells@math.umass.edu
Farshid Hajir, University of Massachusetts, Amherst hajir@math.umass.edu

Saturday April 22, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Symplectic and Contact Topology, I
Room 118, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Weimin Chen, University of Massachusetts, Amherst wchen@math.umass.edu
Michael G. Sullivan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst sullivan@math.umass.edu
Hao Wu, University of Massachusetts, Amherst wu@math.umass.edu

8:30 a.m.
On the Morse Index of a Functional Arising in Contact Geometry.
Abbas Bahri, Rutgers University, Math dept
Yongzhong Xu*, Courant Institute, NYU
(101753191)

9:00 a.m.
Existence of Engel structures.
Thomas Vogel*, University of Pennsylvania/Institute for Advanced Study
(10175793)

9:30 a.m.
Tight Beltrami fields with symmetry.
Rafal Komendarczyk*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(101751114)

10:00 a.m.
Reduction and duality in generalized geometry.
Shengda Hu*, Universit\'e de Montr\'eal
(101753160)

10:30 a.m.
Right veering diffeomorphisms of surfaces with boundary and.
Ko Honda, University of Southern California
William H. Kazez, University of Georgia
Gordana Matic*, University of Georgia
(101757226)

Saturday April 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Arrangements and Configuration Spaces, I
Room 203, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Graham C. Denham, University of Western Ontario gdenham@uwo.ca
Alexander I. Suciu, Northeastern University a.suciu@neu.edu

Saturday April 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Challenges in Physical and Engineering Sciences, I
Room 116, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Marianna A. Shubov, University of New Hampshire marianna.shubov@euclid.unh.edu

9:00 a.m.
Construction and Analysis of Perturbation and Methods for `Truly Nonlinear' Oscillatory Systems.
Ronald E. Mickens*, Clark Atlanta University
(10174156)

9:30 a.m.
Applications of the Directional Wavelet and Ridgelet Transforms in Texture Identification.
Ahmed I. Zayed*, DePaul University
Lucia Dettori, School of Computer Science, Telecommunications, and Information Systems, DePaul University
(101742134)

10:00 a.m.
Mathematical Modeling of Cellular Signaling: Lipid Signaling Kinetics.
Hannah L. Callender, Vanderbilt University
Mary Ann Horn*, Vanderbilt University
(101792145)

10:30 a.m.
On equations of fluid suspensions.
Victor Shubov*, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
(101776199)

Saturday April 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Discrete and Convex Geometry, I
Room G04, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Daniel A. Klain, University of Massachusetts (Lowell)
Barry R. Monson, University of New Brunswick
Egon Schulte, Northeastern University schulte@neu.edu

Saturday April 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Methods in Group Theory and Topology, I
Room G17, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Kim Ruane, Tufts University kim.ruane@tufts.edu
Jennifer Taback, Bowdoin College jtaback@bowdoin.edu
Peter N. Wong, Bates College pwong@bates.edu

Saturday April 22, 2006, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
On the dynamics of binary fluid mixtures.
Room 115, Murkland Hall
Konstantina Trivisa*, University of Maryland, College Park
(10173501)

Saturday April 22, 2006, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Algebraic theory of tensor categories.
Room 115, Murkland Hall
Dmitri Nikshych*, University of New Hampshire
(10171802)

Saturday April 22, 2006, 2:30 p.m.5:40 p.m.
Special Session on Arrangements and Configuration Spaces, II
Room 203, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Graham C. Denham, University of Western Ontario gdenham@uwo.ca
Alexander I. Suciu, Northeastern University a.suciu@neu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Configuration spaces of algebraic varieties.
Stefan Papadima*, Institute of Mathematics "Simion Stoilow", Bucharest
Barbu Berceanu, Institute of Mathematics "Simion Stoilow", Bucharest
Martin Markl, Mathematical Institute of the Academy, Prague
(101755131)

3:10 p.m.
The projective invariants of ordered points on the line.
Benjamin J Howard*, University of Maryland College Park
John J Millson, University of Maryland College Park
Andrew Snowden, Princeton University
Ravi Vakil, Stanford University
(10171437)

3:50 p.m.
Configurations of points in $R^3$.
Richard Randell*, University of Iowa
(101757176)

4:30 p.m.
Moduli spaces and Coxeter operads.
Satyan L Devadoss*, Williams College
(101755155)

5:10 p.m.
Topological Criteria for $k$Formal Arrangements.
Stefan O Tohaneanu*, Texas A&M University
(10175255)

Saturday April 22, 2006, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Quantum Invariants of Knots and 3Manifolds, II
Room 115, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Charles D. Frohman, University of Iowa
Razvan Gelca, Texas Tech University rgelca@gmail.com

2:30 p.m.
Unitary Representations of the Braid Group.
Louis H. Kauffman*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(101757153)

3:00 p.m.
padic framed braids.
Sofia Lambropoulou*, National Technical University of Athens
Jesus Juyumaya, University of Valparaiso, Chile
(101757192)

3:30 p.m.
Categorifying the Tutte polynomial and more.
Yongwu Rong*, The George Washington University
E Fanny JassoHernandez, The George Washington University
(101757183)

4:00 p.m.
Chromatic graph $A_3$ homology from geometric properties of graphs.
Milena Dorota Pabiniak*, George Washington University, Washington DC
Jozef H Przytycki, GWU
Radmila Sazdanovic, GWU
(10175732)

4:30 p.m.
On Kauffman bracket quantization.
Uwe Kaiser*, Boise State University
Nikolaos Apostolakis, CUNY New York
(101757158)

5:00 p.m.
Torus knot complements: A natural series for the natural logarithm.
Oliver T Dasbach*, Louisiana State University
(101757206)

Saturday April 22, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Topological Algebras and Applications, II
Room G18, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Alexander A. Katz, St. John's University katza@stjohns.edu
Genady Y. Grabarnik, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center genady@us.ibm.com

Saturday April 22, 2006, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Global Perspectives on the Geometry of Riemann Surfaces, I
Room G16, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Eran Makover, Central Connecticut State University makovere@ccsu.edu
Jeffrey K. McGowan, Central Connecticut State University mcgowan@ccsu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Geodesics on quilted flute surfaces.
Perry Susskind*, Connecticut College
Andy Haas, University of Connecticut
(101730140)

3:00 p.m.
The distribution of geodesic excursions.
Andy Haas*, University of Connecticut
(10173096)

3:30 p.m.
Determinants of laplacians over Riemann surfaces in flat metrics with conical singularities.
Dmitry Korotkin*, Concordia University
(10175388)

4:00 p.m.
Break.

4:30 p.m.
How large can the first eigenvalue be on a surface of genus two?
Dmitry Jakobson*, McGill University
I Polterevich, University of Montreal
M Levitin, HeriotWatt University
N Nadirashvili, University of Chicago
N Nigam, McGill University
(10175866)

5:00 p.m.
Fundamental tone, volume concentration and conformal degeneracy.
Alexandre Girouard*, University of Montreal
(10175315)

5:30 p.m.
Sharp upper bounds for the first eigenvalue on surfaces and mixed isospectrality.
Iosif Polterovich*, University of Montreal
(10175861)

Saturday April 22, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Discrete and Convex Geometry, II
Room G04, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Daniel A. Klain, University of Massachusetts (Lowell)
Barry R. Monson, University of New Brunswick
Egon Schulte, Northeastern University schulte@neu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Gray graph as a medial layer graph of a polytope.
Monson, University of New Brunswick
Pisanski, University of Ljubljana
Schulte, Northeastern University
Weiss*, York University
(101752126)

3:00 p.m.
Abstract Archimedean Polyhedra  Preliminary Report.
Gordon I Williams*, Ursinus College
Michael Hartley, School of CS & IT, University of Nottingham (Malaysia Campus)
(101752107)

3:30 p.m.
On fullytransitive maps.
Isabel A Hubard*, York University
(101752127)

4:00 p.m.
CPRgraphs and regular polytopes.
Daniel PellicerCovarrubias*, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City
(101752205)

4:30 p.m.
Statistical Estimation of Topological and IntegralGeometric Invariants of NonConvex Bodies in 3D: Mathematical Challenges.
Konstantin Rybnikov*, University of Massachusetts at Lowell
(101752228)

Saturday April 22, 2006, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Banach Spaces of Analytic Functions, II
Room 201, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Rita A. Hibschweiler, University of New Hampshire rah2@cisunix.unh.edu
Thomas H. MacGregor, SUNY Albany and Bowdoin College

2:30 p.m.
Continuous functions in starinvariant subspaces.
Alec L Matheson*, Lamar University
(101730201)

3:00 p.m.
Hardy space of a slit disk.
William T Ross*, University of Richmond
(101747116)

3:30 p.m.
Nevanlinna functions in hyperconvex domains.
Michael I Stessin*, SUNY at Albany
(10174797)

4:00 p.m.
Taylor coefficients of functions in Fock spaces.
James Tung*, Michigan State University
(10173079)

4:30 p.m.
Approximation In Weighted Hardy Spaces.
Changzhong Zhu*, Univ. of Montreal
(101741213)

5:00 p.m.
On invertibility of analytic mappings.
Joseph A. Cima*, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Warren Wogen, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC
(10174613)

Saturday April 22, 2006, 2:30 p.m.5:40 p.m.
Special Session on Banach Lattices, Regular Operators, and Applications, II
Room G01, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
A. K. Kitover, Community College of Philadelphia
M. Orhon, University of New Hampshire
A. W. Wickstead, Queen's University of Belfast a.wickstead@queensbelfast.ac.uk

Saturday April 22, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Hopf Algebras and Galois Module Theory, II
Room 204, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Timothy Kohl, Boston University tkohl@it.bu.edu
Robert G. Underwood, Auburn University Montgomery runderwo@mail.aum.edu

Saturday April 22, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Groups, II
Room 104, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
George J. McNinch, Tufts University george.mcninch@tufts.edu
Eric Sommers, University of MassachusettsAmherst esommers@math.umass.edu

Saturday April 22, 2006, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Arithmetic Geometry and Modular Forms, II
Room 102, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Paul E. Gunnells, University of Massachusetts, Amherst gunnells@math.umass.edu
Farshid Hajir, University of Massachusetts, Amherst hajir@math.umass.edu

Saturday April 22, 2006, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Symplectic and Contact Topology, II
Room 118, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Weimin Chen, University of Massachusetts, Amherst wchen@math.umass.edu
Michael G. Sullivan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst sullivan@math.umass.edu
Hao Wu, University of Massachusetts, Amherst wu@math.umass.edu

Saturday April 22, 2006, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Galois Theory in Arithmetic and Geometry, II
Room 202, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Florian Pop, University of Pennsylvania pop@math.upenn.edu
David Harbater, University of Pennsylvania harbater@math.upenn.edu
Rachel J. Pries, Colorado State University pries@math.colostate.edu

2:30 p.m.
Families of abelian varieties: rigidity and isogenies.
Yuri G Zarhin*, Pennsylvania State University
(10171499)

3:00 p.m.
A Galois theory for elliptic subfields of a genus 2 function field.
Ernst Kani*, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
(101711207)

3:30 p.m.
The 2ranks of elementary abelian 2covers of the projective line.
Darren B Glass*, Gettysburg College
(101711118)

4:00 p.m.
Group representations on some RiemannRoch spaces of Hurwitz curves.
David Joyner, United States Naval Academy
Amy Ksir*, United States Naval Academy
Roger Vogeler, Ohio State University
(101714200)

4:30 p.m.
Riemann Roch theorems for the Weil etale topology.
Ted Chinburg*, University of Pennsylvania
Stephen Lichtenbaum, Brown University
Georgios Pappas, Michigan State University
Martin Taylor, University of Manchester
(101711136)

5:00 p.m.
Determining the Zeta Function of Gauss' Curve.
Jeremy Muskat*, Colorado State University
(101711182)

5:30 p.m.
Simultaneous surface resolution in quadratic and biquadratic Galois extensions.
Shreeram S Abhyankar*, Purdue University
(10171247)

Saturday April 22, 2006, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Methods in Group Theory and Topology, II
Room G17, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Kim Ruane, Tufts University kim.ruane@tufts.edu
Jennifer Taback, Bowdoin College jtaback@bowdoin.edu
Peter N. Wong, Bates College pwong@bates.edu

2:30 p.m.
Fundamental groups in fixed point theory.
Peter N Wong*, Bates College
(10175565)

3:00 p.m.
Conjugacy separability for virtual surface groups and Seifert fibred 3manifolds.
Armando Martino*, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
(10172045)

3:30 p.m.
Twisted classes for some torsion free groups.
Daciberg Lima Gon\c calves*, IMEUniversidade de Sao Paulo
Peter Wong, Bates CollegeLewistonMaine
Felshtyn, Boise State University
(10172035)

4:00 p.m.
Twisted BurnsideFrobenius theory for infinite groups.
Alexander Fel'shtyn*, Boise State University and University of Szczecin
Evgenij Troitsky, Moscow State University Moscow State University
(10172060)

4:30 p.m.
The universal functorial equivariant Lefschetz invariant.
Julia Weber*, MaxPlanckInstitut fuer Mathematik, Bonn, Germany
(10175554)

5:00 p.m.
Computation of Reidemeister classes by nilpotentization.
P. Christopher Staecker*, Mesiah College
(101720180)

Saturday April 22, 2006, 3:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
Session for Contributed Papers
Room 116, Murkland Hall

3:00 p.m.
Fixing \& Teaching the Decimal Number System to Obviate Millennium Confusion.
Pal S. Asija*, Shelton, CT
(10171129)

3:15 p.m.
Superquadratic functions in several variables.
Shoshana Abramovich*, University of Haifa, Israel
Senka Banic, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Split, Croatia
Marko Matic, University of Split, Croatia
(10172643)

3:30 p.m.
Topological Aspects of Products of Measures.
Carmen Vlad*, Pace University  New York
(10172858)

3:45 p.m.
On Fractional Fourier transform of tempered distributions.
Bharat N. Bhosale*, University of Mumbai.
(10173508)

4:00 p.m.
Shape Evolution of the Metatarsal Length Pattern from Nonhuman Primates to Modern Humans.
Philip H. Demp*, Temple University
(10179224)
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