AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Day
Current as of Saturday, April 29, 2006 00:28:48
2006 Spring Eastern Section Meeting
Durham, NH, April 2223, 2006 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1017
Associate secretaries: Lesley M Sibner, AMS lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Sunday April 23, 2006

Sunday April 23, 2006, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Lobby, Murkland Hall 
Sunday April 23, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Quantum Invariants of Knots and 3Manifolds, III
Room 115, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Charles D. Frohman, University of Iowa
Razvan Gelca, Texas Tech University rgelca@gmail.com

8:00 a.m.
Integral TQFTs and applications.
Patrick M Gilmer*, Louisiana State University
(10175748) 
8:30 a.m.
Girth and the Span of the Jones Polynomial.
Lisa Hernandez*, University of California, Riverside
XiaoSong Lin, University of California, Riverside
(10175477) 
9:00 a.m.
On links with cyclotomic Jones polynomials.
Abhijit Champanerkar*, University of South Alabama
Ilya Kofman, College of Staten Island, City University of New York
(101757147) 
9:30 a.m.
Knot polynomials and hyperbolic volume.
Efstratia Kalfagianni*, Michigan State University
(101757124) 
10:00 a.m.
Khovanov Homology and Reidemeister Torsion.
Juan Ariel OrtizNavarro*, University of Iowa
(101755101) 
10:30 a.m.
Holonomic relations between quantum invariants.
Adam S. Sikora*, SUNY Buffalo
(101757178)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday April 23, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Banach Spaces of Analytic Functions, III
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.
Uniqueness Theorems for Inner Functions and Fixed Sets of Positive Measure.
Patrick Arthur Brown*, Albany University, State University of New York
(101746225) 
8:30 a.m.
A survey of extremal problems for nonvanishing analytic functions.
Catherine Beneteau*, Seton Hall University
Dov Aharonov, Technion
Dmitry Khavinson, University of Arkansas
Harold S. Shapiro, Royal Institute of Technology
(10173017) 
9:00 a.m.
Characterization of the isometric composition operators on the Bloch space.
Flavia Colonna*, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
(10173006) 
9:30 a.m.
A PaleyWiener Theorem for Bergman Spaces with Application to Invariant Subspaces.
Peter Duren*, University of Michigan
Eva GallardoGutierrez, Universidad de Zaragoza
Alfonso MontesRodriguez, Universidad de Sevilla
(10173090) 
10:00 a.m.
Generalized Multiplication and Composition Operators I.
Don Hadwin, University of New Hampshire
Eric Nordgren*, University of New Hampshire
(101747203) 
10:30 a.m.
Generalized Multiplication and Composition Operators II.
Don W. Hadwin*, University of New Hampshire
Eric A. Nordgren, University of New Hampshire
(101747216)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday April 23, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:35 a.m.
Special Session on Banach Lattices, Regular Operators, and Applications, III
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

8:00 a.m.
Sums of nonlinear disjointness preserving operators on Banach lattices.
William A. Feldman*, University of Arkansas
(101747229) 
8:55 a.m.
Examples of obstructions to Banach lattice structures.
Mehmet Orhon*, University of New Hampshire
(101747212) 
9:50 a.m.
Universally order bounded operators on Hilbert spaces.
Arkady K Kitover*, Community College of Philadelphia
Anthony W Wickstead, Belfast Queens University
(101747163)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday April 23, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Symplectic and Contact Topology, III
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

8:00 a.m.
Symplectic embeddings in Euclidean spaces.
Richard Keith Hind*, University of Notre Dame
(101751156) 
8:30 a.m.
Holomorphic graphs in singular Lagrangian torus fibrations.
Brett Parker*, MIT
(101758130) 
9:00 a.m.
Some remarks on holomorphic foliations.
Chris Wendl*, MIT and University of Munich
(101753166) 
9:30 a.m.
Lagrangian correspondences and a Floer field theory.
Katrin Wehrheim*, IAS Princeton
(10175444) 
10:00 a.m.
Relative Gromov radius: some results and conjectures.
Octav Cornea*, Universite de Montreal
(10175394) 
10:30 a.m.
Biinvariant metrics on the group of symplectomorphisms.
Zhigang Han*, SUNY at Stony Brook
(101753227)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday April 23, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Galois Theory in Arithmetic and Geometry, III
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.
Progess on Riemann existence via degenerations.
Brian Osserman*, University of California, Berkeley
(101714110) 
8:30 a.m.
Monodromy of hyperelliptic and trielliptic curves.
Jeffrey D Achter*, Colorado State University
Rachel J Pries, Colorado State University
(101714181) 
9:00 a.m.
Galois Theory in Higher Dimensions.
Katherine F. Stevenson*, California State University, Northridge
(101714165) 
9:30 a.m.
On anabelian properties of the moduli spaces of smooth projective curves.
Jakob M. Stix*, University of Bonn, Germany
(10171472) 
10:00 a.m.
Local padic differential modules.
Julia Hartmann*, University of Pennsylvania
(101712209) 
10:30 a.m.
Iterative Differantial Equations and Finite Groups.
B. H. Matzat*, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing of the University of Heidelberg
(101712196)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday April 23, 2006, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Room G02, Murkland Hall 
Sunday April 23, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Topological Algebras and Applications, III
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

8:30 a.m.
On real rigged Hilbert spaces and GelfandNaimarkSegal type theorem for projective limits of real operator algebras.
Alexander A Katz, St. John's University, NY
Oleg Friedman*, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
Roman Kushnir, St. John's University, NY
(10174669) 
9:00 a.m.
Basis separating maps.
Edward Beckenstein*, St. John's University, NY
Lawrence Narici, St. John's University, NY
(101746119) 
9:55 a.m.
On real structures in projective limits of abstract and concrete von Neumann algebras.
Alexander A Katz, St. John's University, NY
Mark Ustayev*, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
(101746146) 
10:25 a.m.
A topological Boolean algebra, the accompanying semifield S and the Snormability of a Slineartopological Smodule.
KarlErnst Erich Biebler*, ErnstMoritzArndtUniversity, Greifswald, Germany
(101746159)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday April 23, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Discrete and Convex Geometry, III
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

8:30 a.m.
Integral Geometry in Octonionically defined contexts.
Eric L Grinberg*, University of New Hampshire
(101752223) 
9:00 a.m.
Geometry of spaces between polytopes and zonotopes.
Elisabeth M. Werner*, Case Western Reserve University
(10175289) 
9:30 a.m.
On a question for illumination bodies.
Alina Stancu*, University of Massachusetts Lowell
(10175271) 
10:00 a.m.
Graphassociahedra and Coxeter complexes.
Satyan L Devadoss*, Williams College
(101752157) 
10:30 a.m.
Isometric submersion of polyhedral surfaces.
Igor Pak*, M.I.T.
(10175282)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday April 23, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Hopf Algebras and Galois Module Theory, III
Room 204, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Timothy Kohl, Boston University tkohl@it.bu.edu
Robert G. Underwood, Auburn University Montgomery runderwo@mail.aum.edu

8:30 a.m.
Galois module structure of units in biquadratic extensions of imaginary quadratic fields.
Marcin Mazur*, Binghamton University
Stephen V Ullom, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(101711189) 
9:00 a.m.
PBWbases of coideal subalgebras.
Vladislav K. Kharchenko*, UNAM, Mexico
(10171611) 
10:00 a.m.
Regular Representations of Liftings of Quantum Planes.
Leonid Krop*, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
William Chin, DePaul University
(10171618) 
10:30 a.m.
Equivariant Tamagawa Number Conjecture and NonCommutative Fitting Invariants.
Andrew J. C. Parker*, King's College London
(101711194)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday April 23, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Groups, III
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.
Quantum shifted subgroups and support varieties for some noncocommutative Hopf algebras.
Julia Pevtsova*, University of Washington
Sarah Witherspoon, Texas A & M
(101716193) 
9:00 a.m.
A "motivic" calculation in $SL_2({\mathbb Q_p})$.
C. Cunningham, University of Calgary
J. Gordon*, University of Toronto
(101722188) 
9:30 a.m.
Branching Rules for Unramified Principal Series Representations of $p$adic $\mathrm{GL}(3)$.
Peter S. Campbell, University of Bristol, UK
Monica Nevins*, University of Ottawa, Canada
(101722173) 
10:00 a.m.
Construction of tame types.
JuLee Kim*, University of Illinois at Chicago
JiuKang Yu, Purdue University
(101722161) 
10:30 a.m.
Supercuspidal Lpackets and coinvariants in the weight lattice.
Mark Reeder*, Boston College
(101722139)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday April 23, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Arithmetic Geometry and Modular Forms, III
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

8:30 a.m.
Localization of padic regulators.
Tom Weston*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(10171146) 
9:00 a.m.
Computations with overconvergent $GL_3$ modular symbols.
Robert Pollack*, Boston University
(101711115) 
9:30 a.m.
Slope filtrations for relative Frobenius.
Kiran S. Kedlaya*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(101711100) 
10:00 a.m.
On a theorem of G. Stevens.
Matthew Greenberg*, McGill University
(101711204) 
10:30 a.m.
Sheaves of Analytic Families of Overconvergent $p$adic Modular Forms.
Glenn Stevens*, Boston University
Adrian Iovita, Concordia University
(10171110)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday April 23, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Arrangements and Configuration Spaces, III
Room 203, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Graham C. Denham, University of Western Ontario gdenham@uwo.ca
Alexander I. Suciu, Northeastern University a.suciu@neu.edu

9:00 a.m.
The topology of the moduli space of marked genus 0 real curves.
Pavel Etingof, MIT
Andre Henriques, Muenster
Joel Kamnitzer*, MIT/AIM
Eric Rains, UC Davis
(10175536) 
9:40 a.m.
Higherorder Alexander invariants of plane curve complements.
Laurentiu G Maxim*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Constance Leidy, University of Pennsylvania
(10175552) 
10:20 a.m.
StiefelWhitney characteristic classes of line bundles and graph colorings.
Dmitry N Kozlov*, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
(101755175)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday April 23, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Challenges in Physical and Engineering Sciences, II
Room 116, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Marianna A. Shubov, University of New Hampshire marianna.shubov@euclid.unh.edu

9:00 a.m.
Fractional Airy Transform and Kortewegde VriesType Equations.
Vladimir V Varlamov*, University of Texas  Pan American
(10173570) 
9:30 a.m.
Asymptotics of the Solutions to the General Sixth Painlev\'e Equation.
Youmin Lu*, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Bloomsburg University
Huizeng Qin, Department of Mathematics and Information Technology, Shandong University of Technology
(10173419) 
10:00 a.m.
Asymptotic and Spectral Analysis of Aircraft Wing Model in Subsonic Airflow. Applications to Flutter Control.
Marianna Shubov*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Hampshire
(10173521) 
10:30 a.m.
Numerical Analysis of Spectral Properties of Operators Generated by an Aircraft Wing Model.
Stephen B. Wineberg*, University of New Hampshire
(101765133)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday April 23, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Global Perspectives on the Geometry of Riemann Surfaces, II
Room G16, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Eran Makover, Central Connecticut State University makovere@ccsu.edu
Jeffrey K. McGowan, Central Connecticut State University mcgowan@ccsu.edu

9:00 a.m.
From left earthquakes to right earthquakes.
Jun Hu*, Brooklyn College CUNY
(101737122) 
9:30 a.m.
Boundary homeomorphisms of transquasiconformal maps.
Saeed Zakeri*, Queens College CUNY
(10173062) 
10:00 a.m.
Spectral asymptotics through elliptic degeneration.
Jay Jorgenson*, The City College of New York
Rolf Lundelius, Western Asset Management
(10171176) 
10:30 a.m.
Scaling Functions.
Fred Gardiner*, CUNY Graduate Center
Yuanping Jiang, Queens College and Graduate Center CUNY
Guizhen Cui, Academia Sinica, Beijing
(10173063)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday April 23, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Methods in Group Theory and Topology, III
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

9:00 a.m.
Primitive elements in finitely generated free groups.
Adam Piggott*, Tufts University
(101720121) 
9:30 a.m.
Symmetric Automorphisms of rightangled Groups.
Mauricio Gutierrez*, Tufts University
Adam Piggott, Tufts University
(10172085) 
10:00 a.m.
Actions of Free Products of Two Cyclic Groups on $\mathbb{R}$Trees.
Ophir Feldman*, Wellesley College
(10170068) 
10:30 a.m.
The growth series for $H_n=\langle b,s,t\ \vert\ sbs^{1}=b^n=tbt^{1} \rangle $.
Eric M Freden*, Southern Utah University
Jennifer L Schofield, Southern Utah University
(10172087)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday April 23, 2006, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
From topological covers to algebraic numbers.
Room 115, Murkland Hall
Florian Pop*, University of Pennsylvania
(10171404) 
Sunday April 23, 2006, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Analytic methods in studying curvature and topology.
Room 115, Murkland Hall
Ailana M. Fraser*, University of British Columbia
(10175303) 
Sunday April 23, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Quantum Invariants of Knots and 3Manifolds, IV
Room 115, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Charles D. Frohman, University of Iowa
Razvan Gelca, Texas Tech University rgelca@gmail.com

2:30 p.m.
Affine Linking Invariants.
Vladimir V. Chernov*, Dartmouth College
Yuli B Rudyak, University of Florida Gainesville
(10175709) 
3:00 p.m.
Topology and combinatorics of circle orders.
Catherine L Crockett*, University of California, Riverside
XiaoSong Lin, University of California, Riverside
(101754215) 
3:30 p.m.
Quandles and tangle embeddings.
Maciej Niebrzydowski*, The George Washington University
(10175731) 
4:00 p.m.
The Extension of Knot Groups to Tangles.
John Armstrong*, Yale University
(10175516)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday April 23, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:10 p.m.
Special Session on Topological Algebras and Applications, IV
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

2:30 p.m.
On real, Jordan and Lie structures in projective limits of operator algebras.
Alexander A Katz*, St. John's University, NY
(101746141) 
3:25 p.m.
On Uniform Equcontinuity for Sequences of Maps into the Space of Measurable Operators.
Vladimir I Chilin, National University of Uzbekistan
Semyon N Litvinov*, Pennsylvalia State University, Hazleton
(101746187)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday April 23, 2006, 2:30 p.m.3:20 p.m.
Special Session on Hopf Algebras and Galois Module Theory, IV
Room 204, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
Timothy Kohl, Boston University tkohl@it.bu.edu
Robert G. Underwood, Auburn University Montgomery runderwo@mail.aum.edu

2:30 p.m.
Hopf algebras in the PicardVessiot theory.
Akira Masuoka*, University of Tsukuba
(10171683) 
3:00 p.m.
Harrison cohomology for commutative Hopf algebroids.
Stefaan Caenepeel*, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Bojana Femic, Universidad de Almeria
(101716171)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday April 23, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Groups, IV
Room 104, Murkland Hall
Organizers:
George J. McNinch, Tufts University george.mcninch@tufts.edu
Eric Sommers, University of MassachusettsAmherst esommers@math.umass.edu

2:30 p.m.
Spherical unitary principal series.
Dan Ciubotaru*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(101722184) 
3:00 p.m.
Prehomogeneous Spaces Associated to Real Nilpotent Orbits and Their Relative Invariants.
Steven Glenn Jackson*, The University of Massachusetts Boston
Alfred G. Noel, The University of Massachusetts Boston
(10172214) 
3:30 p.m.
Complexity of nilpotent orbits in complex symmetric space.
Donald R King*, Northeastern University
(10172240) 
4:00 p.m.
Cohomological induction and irreducible representations.
David A. Vogan*, MIT
(10172227)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday April 23, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Methods in Group Theory and Topology, IV
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.
Quasiisometries of arithmetic groups over function fields.
Kevin Wortman*, Yale University
(101720172) 
3:00 p.m.
Isoperimetric inequalities and the large scale geometry of Hadamard spaces.
Stefan Wenger*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
(101753128) 
3:30 p.m.
Noncompact Heegaard Splittings of Deleted Boundary 3manifolds.
Scott A. Taylor*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(10175728) 
4:00 p.m.
Pseudoisotopy classes of diffeomorphisms of the unknotted pairs $(S^{n+2},~S^n)$ and $(S^{2p+2},~S^p\times S^p)$.
Nikolai A Krylov*, Siena College
(10175578)

2:30 p.m.