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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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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
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