AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Day
Current as of Monday, October 16, 2006 00:25:09
2006 Fall Western Section Meeting
Salt Lake City, UT, October 78, 2006 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1019
Associate secretaries: Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Sunday October 8, 2006

Sunday October 8, 2006, 7:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Faculty Lounge, John Widtsoe Building 
Sunday October 8, 2006, 7:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Faculty Lounge, John Widtsoe Building 
Sunday October 8, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Special Session on Nonconvex Variational Problems: Recent Advances and Applications, III
Room 103, James Fletcher Building
Organizers:
Marian Bocea, North Dakota State University and University of Utah bocea@math.utah.edu
Andrej Cherkaev, University of Utah cherk@math.utah.edu

8:00 a.m.
The homogenization of energies arising in the van der WaalsCahnHilliard theory of phase transitions.
Cristina Popovici*, North Dakota State University
(101949143) 
8:30 a.m.
Proof of the conjectures of PolyaSzego and Eshelby.
Graeme W. Milton*, University of Utah
Hyeonbae Kang, Seoul National University
(101935181) 
9:00 a.m.
Optimal Multiphase Composites: Navigating the Translation Bound.
Nathan Albin*, Universitat DuisburgEssen
(101949158) 
9:30 a.m.
The unfolding method for perforated domains.
Doina Cioranescu, University Paris 6
Georges Griso, University Paris 6
Alain Damlamian, University Paris 12
Daniel Onofrei*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(101935170) 
10:00 a.m.
Distortion Minimal Morphing of Compact Embedded Manifolds.
Oksana Bihun*, Department of Mathematics, University of MissouriColumbia, Columbia, Missouri 65211, USA
Carmen Chicone, Department of Mathematics, University of MissouriColumbia, Columbia, Missouri 65211, USA
(10194910)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 8, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Multivariable Operator Theory, II
Room 219, LeRoy Cowles Building
Organizers:
William B. Arveson, University of California Berkeley arveson@math.berkeley.edu
Scott A. McCullough, University of Florida sam@math.ufl.edu
Geoffrey L. Price, U.S. Naval Academy glp@usna.edu

8:00 a.m.
Uses of multivariable operator theory in recursive algorithms.
Palle E. T. Jorgensen*, University of Iowa
(10194711) 
8:30 a.m.
Functional Spectrum of Contractions.
Rongwei Yang*, SUNY at Albany
(10194790) 
9:00 a.m.
Transferfunction realization and de BrangesRovnyak functional models: multivariable settings.
Joseph A. Ball*, Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech
Vladimir Bolotnikov, Department of Mathematics, College of William and Mary
Quanlei Fang, Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech
(10194726) 
9:30 a.m.
Row contractions, composition operators, and generalized de BrangesRovnyak kernels.
Michael T Jury*, University of Florida
(10194784) 
10:00 a.m.
Lipschitz estimates for Berezin's operator calculus.
L. A. Coburn*, University at Buffalo, SUNY
(10193220) 
10:30 a.m.
Functional Representations of the Hardy Algebra and Some Applications.
Paul S. Muhly*, University of Iowa
Baruch Solel, Technion
(10194738)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 8, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Number Theory, III
Room 140, James Talmage Building
Organizers:
Jasbir Singh Chahal, Brigham Young University jasbir@math.byu.edu
Machiel van Frankenhuijsen, Utah Valley State College vanframa@uvsc.edu

8:00 a.m.
Ihara power series for function fields.
Dinesh S. Thakur*, University of Arizona
(101911122) 
8:30 a.m.
On Rubin's variant of the padic Birch and SwinnertonDyer conjecture.
A. Agboola*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(101911156) 
9:00 a.m.
Galois representations and arithmetic cohomology.
Darrin M Doud*, Brigham Young University
(101911164) 
9:30 a.m.
Open conditions for infinite multiplicity eigenvalues on elliptic curves.
BoHae Im*, ChungAng University/University of Utah
Michael Larsen, Indiana University
(101911190) 
10:00 a.m.
Linear operators on entire functions with zeros in a strip with application to the Riemann $\xi$function.
David A Cardon*, Brigham Young University
(101911202) 
10:30 a.m.
The CasselsTate Pairing for Jacobians of Fermat Curves.
William McCallum*, University of Arizona
(101911205)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 8, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Differential Equations: Methods and Applications, III
Room 101, James Fletcher Building
Organizers:
David G. Costa, University of Nevada costa@unlv.nevada.edu
ZhiQiang Wang, Utah State University zhiqiang.wang@usu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Multiple positive solutions for classes of elliptic systems with combined nonlinear effects.
Jaffar Ali, Mississippi State University
Mythily Ramaswamy, Tata Institute For Fundamental Research, India
Ratnasingham Shivaji*, Mississippi State University
(10193512) 
9:00 a.m.
Continuity of solutions to an elliptic eigenvalue problem with respect to parameters.
Yongqing Li*, Department of Mathematics, Fujian Normal University, China
(10193540) 
9:30 a.m.
Traveling Waves and Shocks in a Viscoelastic Generalization of Burgers Equation.
Victor Camacho, Harvey Mudd College
Robert Guy, UC Davis
Jon Jacobsen*, Harvey Mudd College
(10193571) 
10:00 a.m.
On the local H\"{o}lder continuity of the inverse of the $p$Laplace operator.
An H. Le*, Utah State University
(10193549) 
10:30 a.m.
An AllenChan type problem with curvature modification.
Xiaofeng Ren*, Utah State University
Juncheng Wei, Chinese University of Hong Kong
(10193530)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 8, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, III
Room 310, James Talmage Building
Organizers:
Paul Roberts, University of Utah roberts@math.utah.edu
Anurag K. Singh, University of Utah singh@math.utah.edu
Oana Veliche, University of Utah oveliche@math.utah.edu

8:00 a.m.
Approimate Liftings in Local Algebra.
Phillip A Griffith*, University of Illinois
(101913133) 
8:30 a.m.
Lower Bounds for HilbertKunz Multiplicities.
Ian M. Aberbach, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
Florian Enescu*, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
(101913106) 
9:00 a.m.
On the Artin functions of rings with approximation property.
Trung Dinh*, University of Utah
(101913146) 
9:30 a.m.
Growth of the length of local cohomology.
C\u at\u alin Ciuperc\u a*, North Dakota State University
(101913174) 
10:00 a.m.
Galois cohomology and ring theory.
Kazuma Shimomoto*, University of Minnesota
(10191337) 
10:30 a.m.
Local cohomology and the constant term of a HilbertSamuel polynomial.
CY. Jean Chan*, University of Arkansas and Purdue University
Claudia Miller, Syracuse University
(101913207)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 8, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematics Motivated by Physics, III
Room 121, LeRoy Cowles Building
Organizers:
Aaron J. Bertram, University of Utah bertram@math.utah.edu
YuanPin Lee, University of Utah yplee@math.utah.edu
Eric R. Sharpe, University of Utah ersharpe@math.utah.edu

8:00 a.m.
Algebraic Topology of CalabiYau Threefolds in Toric Varieties.
Charles F Doran*, University of Washington
John W Morgan, Columbia University
(10191483) 
9:00 a.m.
The "Jacobi genus": relation between the Witten genus and the twovariable elliptic genus.
Matthew Ando*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Nora Ganter, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Christopher P French, Grinnell College
(101955162) 
10:00 a.m.
The Physics of Knot Homologies.
Sergei G Gukov*, Caltech
(10195167)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 8, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Theory and Applications of Infinite Dimensional Dynamical Systems, III
Room 222, LeRoy Cowles Building
Organizers:
Peter W. Bates, Michigan State University bates@math.msu.edu
Kening Lu, Brigham Young University klu@math.byu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Quasilinear parabolic problems with fully nonlinear boundary conditions.
Yuri Latushkin*, University of MissouriColumbia
(10193569) 
9:00 a.m.
Asymptotic behavior of solutions of parabolic equations via Liouville theorems.
Peter Polacik*, University of MInnesota, Minneapolis, MN
(101935165) 
10:00 a.m.
Strange Attractors for PDE's.
Kening Lu*, Brigham Young University
Qiudong Wang, University of Arizona
LaiSang Young, New York University
(10193755)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 8, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Floer Methods in Lowdimensional Topology, III
Room 225, LeRoy Cowles Building
Organizers:
Alexander Felshtyn, Boise State University felshtyn@math.boisestate.edu
Uwe Kaiser, Boise State University kaiser@math.boisestate.edu

8:00 a.m.
Khovanov homology and contact knot theory.
Hao Wu*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(101957104) 
8:30 a.m.
Graded Poisson algebras on bordism groups of odddimensional garlands and minimizing the intersection of loops on a surface.
Vladimir V. Chernov*, Dartmouth College
(10195713) 
9:00 a.m.
From Topological Quantum Field Theory to Geometry.
Charles Frohman*, The University of Iowa
(101957161) 
10:00 a.m.
Long exact sequence for the Khovanov homology corresponding to the Jones skein relation of oriented links.
Alexander N Shumakovitch*, The George Washington University
(101957214) 
10:30 a.m.
Discussion

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 8, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology and Geometry, III
Room 215, LeRoy Cowles Building
Organizers:
Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah bestvina@math.utah.edu
Kenneth W. Bromberg, University of Utah bromberg@math.utah.edu

8:30 a.m.
Bounded geometry and combinatorics for hyperbolic handlebodies.
Jeffrey Brock*, Brown University
Yair Minsky, Yale University
Hossein Namazi, Princeton University
Juan Souto, University of Chicago
(101951188) 
9:30 a.m.
Krull Dimension of Limit groups.
Larsen E Louder*, University of Utah
(101920124) 
10:00 a.m.
Some residual properties of groups.
Henry Wilton*, University of Texas at Austin
(10195176) 
10:30 a.m.
Poisson Structure on SL(3)Character Varieties Relative to a Punctured Surface.
Sean Dodd Lawton*, Kansas State University
(10195117)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday October 8, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Random Motion in Random Media, III
Room B1, James Fletcher Building
Organizers:
Firas RassoulAgha, University of Utah firas@math.utah.edu
Tom Schmitz, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich schmitz@math.ethz.ch

9:00 a.m.
Detecting the path of a random walker in a random scenery.
Noam Berger*, UCLA
Yuval Peres, Microsoft Research
(10196075) 
10:00 a.m.
An Almost Sure Invariance Principle for NonNestling Random Walk in Mixing Random Environment.
Firas RassoulAgha*, University of Utah
Timo Seppalainen, University of WisconsinMadison
(10196089)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday October 8, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis: Trends and Perspectives, III
Room 130, James Talmage Building
Organizers:
Alex Iosevich, University of Missouri iosevich@math.missouri.edu
Michael T. Lacey, Georgia Institute of Technology lacey@math.gatech.edu

9:00 a.m.
Spectral multipliers for Schr\"odinger operators.
Shijun Zheng*, University of South Carolina
(10193524) 
9:30 a.m.
Unbounded singular integral operators, weighted Hardy spaces, and $A_p$ weights.
Ryan Berndt*, Kansas State University
(10194214) 
10:00 a.m.
Two weight bounds on the Beurling Operator.
Janine E Wittwer*, Westminster College, Salt Lake City
Stefanie Petermichl,
(101947148) 
10:30 a.m.
$L^2$ decay estimates for oscillatory integral operators in several variables with homogeneous polynomial phases.
Allan Greenleaf, University of Rochester, NY
Malabika Pramanik*, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Wan Tang, University of Rochester, NY
(10194261)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday October 8, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Interface of Stochastic Partial Differential Equations and Gaussian Analysis, III
Room 102, James Fletcher Building
Organizers:
Davar Khoshnevisan, University of Utah davar@math.utah.edu
Eulalia Nualart, University of Paris XIII nualart@math.univparis13.fr

9:00 a.m.
Some remarks on the CLT and the Compact LIL.
James D. Kuelbs*, Department of Mathematics University of WisconsinMadison
(10196068) 
10:00 a.m.
High moment asymptotics associated with large permutation groups.
Xia Chen*, Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee
(10196077)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday October 8, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Complex Geometry, Kaehler Groups, and Related Topics, III
Room 110, James Talmage Building
Organizers:
Terrence Napier, Lehigh University tjn2@lehigh.edu
Mohan Ramachandran, State University of New York at Buffalo ramacm@math.buffalo.edu
Domingo Toledo, University of Utah toledo@math.utah.edu

9:00 a.m.
Finite subgroups of arithmetic lattices in U(2,1).
D B McReynolds*, Caltech
(101922175) 
10:00 a.m.
Property (FA) and lattices in SU(2,1).
Matthew Stover*, University of Texas at Austin
(10192248)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday October 8, 2006, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
Operator theory and the Khomology of algebraic varieties.
Room 335, John Widtsoe Building
William Arveson*, UC Berkeley
(10194681) 
Sunday October 8, 2006, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Invited Address
Residual properties and beyond for hyperbolic manifolds.
Room 335, John Widtsoe Building
Darren Long*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(10195760) 
Sunday October 8, 2006, 3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Special Session on Random Motion in Random Media, IV
Room B1, James Fletcher Building
Organizers:
Firas RassoulAgha, University of Utah firas@math.utah.edu
Tom Schmitz, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich schmitz@math.ethz.ch

3:00 p.m.
Lyapunov norms for random walks random with random potential.
Nikos Zygouras*, University of Southern California
(10193185) 
4:00 p.m.
Discussion

3:00 p.m.

Sunday October 8, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Noncommutative Dynamical Systems, II
Room 219, LeRoy Cowles Building
Organizers:
William B. Arveson, University of California Berkeley arveson@math.berkeley.edu
Scott A. McCullough, University of Florida sam@math.ufl.edu
Geoffrey L. Price, U.S. Naval Academy glp@usna.edu

3:00 p.m.
On pure $E_0$semigroups.
Remus Floricel*, University of Regina
(101946138) 
3:30 p.m.
Fractals, wavelets, and groupoids.
Marius V Ionescu*, Deparmtent of Mathematics, Dartmouth College
Paul S Muhly, Department of Mathematics, The University of Iowa
(10194729) 
4:00 p.m.
Comparison Theory for Esemigroups.
Robert T. Powers*, Department of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania
(101937114) 
5:00 p.m.
$E_0$semigroups of $II_1$factors.
Alexis Alevras*, United States Naval academy
(101946168) 
5:30 p.m.
$E_0$semigroups induced from CPflows.
Robert T. Powers, University of Pennsylvania
Geoffrey L. Price*, United States Naval Academy
(10194633)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday October 8, 2006, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Number Theory, IV
Room 140, James Talmage Building
Organizers:
Jasbir Singh Chahal, Brigham Young University jasbir@math.byu.edu
Machiel van Frankenhuijsen, Utah Valley State College vanframa@uvsc.edu

3:00 p.m.
On uniqueness of padic period morphisms.
Wieslawa Niziol*, university of utah
(101911222) 
3:30 p.m.
Arithmetic progressions of zeros of the Riemann zeta function.
Machiel van Frankenhuijsen*, Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah
(10191107) 
4:00 p.m.
Cauchy and Priority Selection.
Donald W Robinson*, Brigham Young University
(10191198) 
4:30 p.m.
Discussion

3:00 p.m.

Sunday October 8, 2006, 3:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Differential Equations: Methods and Applications, IV
Room 101, James Fletcher Building
Organizers:
David G. Costa, University of Nevada costa@unlv.nevada.edu
ZhiQiang Wang, Utah State University zhiqiang.wang@usu.edu

3:00 p.m.
One Dimensional Conformal Metric Flows.
Yilong Ni*, University of Oklahoma
(10193543) 
3:30 p.m.
Dynamics of Unstable Fluid Interfaces.
Yan Guo, Brown University
Chris Hallstrom*, University of Portland
Daniel Spirn, University of Minnesota
(10193516) 
4:00 p.m.
A Discrete Multicompartmental pharmacokinetic model.
Mostafa Ghandehari*, University of Texas at Arlington
Jennifer Holyk, Houston, Texas
(10193422)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday October 8, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, IV
Room 310, James Talmage Building
Organizers:
Paul Roberts, University of Utah roberts@math.utah.edu
Anurag K. Singh, University of Utah singh@math.utah.edu
Oana Veliche, University of Utah oveliche@math.utah.edu

3:00 p.m.
On Borel fixed ideals generated in one degree.
Achilleas Sinefakopoulos*, Cornell University
(10191336) 
3:30 p.m.
Resolutions of edge ideals.
Noam Horwitz*, Department of Mathematics, Cornell University
(101913189) 
4:00 p.m.
On the degree of Hilbert polynomials associated to the torsion functor.
Daniel Katz*, University of Kansas
Emanoil Theodorescu, University of Iowa
(10191393) 
4:30 p.m.
Approximating Artinian rings by Gorenstein rings.
Ananthnarayan Hariharan*, University of Kansas
(101913118) 
5:00 p.m.
Gorenstein rings, parameter ideals, and limit closure.
Thomas Marley*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Mark W. Rogers, Missouri State University
(101913125) 
5:30 p.m.
Comparison of relative cohomology theories with respect to semidualizing modules.
Diana M White*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(101913213)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday October 8, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology and Geometry, IV
Room 215, LeRoy Cowles Building
Organizers:
Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah bestvina@math.utah.edu
Kenneth W. Bromberg, University of Utah bromberg@math.utah.edu

3:00 p.m.
Length equivalent hyperbolic manifolds.
Alan W Reid*, University of Texas at Austin
(101957149) 
4:00 p.m.
Commensurability of Link Complements.
Jason DeBlois*, University of TexasAustin
(101957167) 
4:30 p.m.
Examples of Deformation Spaces of Gtrees.
Matt T Clay*, University of Oklahoma
(101920183) 
5:00 p.m.
Symplectic actions of tori on four manifolds.
Alvaro Pelayo*, Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
(101953173)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday October 8, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematics Motivated by Physics, IV
Room 121, LeRoy Cowles Building
Organizers:
Aaron J. Bertram, University of Utah bertram@math.utah.edu
YuanPin Lee, University of Utah yplee@math.utah.edu
Eric R. Sharpe, University of Utah ersharpe@math.utah.edu

3:00 p.m.
GromovWitten theory of twisted projective lines and intergable hierarchies.
HsianHua Tseng*, Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia
(10191427) 
4:00 p.m.
Moduli space of 4manifolds and the universal SeibergWitten invariant.
N. Shirokova*, Stanford University
(101957140) 
5:00 p.m.
Gerstenhaber Structures and Vertex Algebras.
Vassily Gorbounov*, University of Kentucky
(101981142)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday October 8, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
Special Session on Theory and Applications of Infinite Dimensional Dynamical Systems, IV
Room 222, LeRoy Cowles Building
Organizers:
Peter W. Bates, Michigan State University bates@math.msu.edu
Kening Lu, Brigham Young University klu@math.byu.edu

3:00 p.m.
On some nonlocal phasefield equations.
Peter Bates, Michigan State University
Jianlong Han*, Southern Utah University
(101935137) 
4:00 p.m.
Traveling Pulses for the Nonlocal and Lattice KleinGordon Equations.
Peter W Bates, Department of Mathematics , Michigan State University
Chunlei Zhang*, Department of Mathematics, Southern Utah University
(101937136) 
5:00 p.m.
Multiplicative Ergodic Theorem for Infinite Dimensional Random Dynamical Systems in Banach Spaces.
Zeng Lian*, Brigham Young University
Kening Lu, Brigham Young University
(101937187)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday October 8, 2006, 3:00 p.m.4:40 p.m.
Special Session on Interface of Stochastic Partial Differential Equations and Gaussian Analysis, IV
Room 102, James Fletcher Building
Organizers:
Davar Khoshnevisan, University of Utah davar@math.utah.edu
Eulalia Nualart, University of Paris XIII nualart@math.univparis13.fr

3:00 p.m.
Strong Local Nondeterminism of Anisotropic Gaussian Random Fields with Applications to SPDEs.
Yimin Xiao*, Michigan State University
(101960111) 
4:00 p.m.
Discussion

3:00 p.m.

Sunday October 8, 2006, 3:00 p.m.4:40 p.m.
Special Session on Complex Geometry, Kaehler Groups, and Related Topics, IV
Room 110, James Talmage Building
Organizers:
Terrence Napier, Lehigh University tjn2@lehigh.edu
Mohan Ramachandran, State University of New York at Buffalo ramacm@math.buffalo.edu
Domingo Toledo, University of Utah toledo@math.utah.edu

3:00 p.m.
Filtered ends of Kahler groups.
Mohan Ramachandran*, Dept of Mathematics ,SUNY at Buffalo
Terrence Napier, Dept of Math,Lehigh University
(101932206) 
4:00 p.m.
Discussion

3:00 p.m.