AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Special Session
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2006 Fall Eastern Section Meeting
Storrs, CT, October 2829, 2006 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1021
Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS
lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Special Session on Combinatorial Methods in Equivariant Topology

Saturday October 28, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial Methods in Equivariant Topology, I
Room 226, Business School
Organizers:
Tara Holm, University of Connecticut, Storrs tsh@math.uconn.edu
Tom C. Braden, University of Massachusetts, Amherst braden@math.umass.edu

8:00 a.m.
Localization via cobordisms and polytope decompositions.
Megumi Harada*, McMaster University
Yael Karshon, University of Toronto
(10215346)

8:30 a.m.
Gauged GromovWitten Theory for Hamiltonian $G$manifolds.
Eduardo Gonzalez*, Rutgers University
Chris Woodward, Rutgers University
(102153146)

9:00 a.m.
Combinatorics of the toric symplectic ball packing problem and the topology of spaces of toric symplectic embeddings.
Alvaro Pelayo*, University of Michigan
(102151180)

9:30 a.m.
The toric geometry of triangulated polygons in Euclidean space.
Benjamin J Howard*, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota
Chris Manon, University of Maryland College Park
John Millson, University of Maryland College Park
(10215166)

10:00 a.m.
Chow classes in toric varieties via tropicalization.
Kevin Purbhoo*, University of British Columbia
(102114202)

10:30 a.m.
GIT and Chow quotients of toric varieties.
Alastair Craw, University of Glasgow
Diane Maclagan*, Rutgers University
(10211459)

Saturday October 28, 2006, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial Methods in Equivariant Topology, II
Room 226, Business School
Organizers:
Tara Holm, University of Connecticut, Storrs tsh@math.uconn.edu
Tom C. Braden, University of Massachusetts, Amherst braden@math.umass.edu

2:30 p.m.
The photo space of a matroid.
Mike Develin, American Institute of Mathematics
Jeremy L Martin*, University of Kansas
Victor Reiner, University of Minnesota
(102105131)

3:00 p.m.
Algebraic combinatorics of hypertoric varieties.
Nicholas J Proudfoot*, Columbia University
(10211483)

3:30 p.m.
Matroid Invariants and $K$Theory.
David E Speyer*, University of Michigan
(102114176)

4:00 p.m.
Schubert calculus, matroids, and shifting.
Allen Knutson*, UCSD
Ravi Vakil, Stanford University
(102155228)

4:30 p.m.
Total positivity on the Grassmannian.
Alexander Postnikov*, M.I.T.
(102105137)

5:00 p.m.
Total positivity for real flag varieties.
Lauren K Williams*, Harvard University
(102105143)

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial Methods in Equivariant Topology, III
Room 226, Business School
Organizers:
Tara Holm, University of Connecticut, Storrs tsh@math.uconn.edu
Tom C. Braden, University of Massachusetts, Amherst braden@math.umass.edu

8:00 a.m.
A generalized Schubert calculus for symplectic circle manifolds.
Rebecca F Goldin*, George Mason University
Susan Tolman, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(10210570)

8:30 a.m.
Strong Equivalence of Three Definitions of the Bruhat Order and Consequences for the Equivariant Cohomology of Flag Manifolds.
Catalin Zara*, University of Massachusetts Boston
(102105237)

9:00 a.m.
Equivariant Pieri rules.
Julianna S Tymoczko*, University of Michigan
(102105221)

9:30 a.m.
A combinatorial rule for (co)minuscule Schubert calculus.
Alexander Yong*, Math Dept., University of Minnesota; Fields Institute/Statistics Department, University of Toronto
Hugh Thomas, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Brunswick
(10210555)

10:00 a.m.
Double Schubert varieties and double Schubert polynomials.
Dave Anderson*, University of Michigan
(102114158)

10:30 a.m.
Affine (Grassmannian) Schubert Calculus: polynomial representatives and Pieri rules.
Thomas F. Lam*, Harvard University
(10210547)

Sunday October 29, 2006, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial Methods in Equivariant Topology, IV
Room 226, Business School
Organizers:
Tara Holm, University of Connecticut, Storrs tsh@math.uconn.edu
Tom C. Braden, University of Massachusetts, Amherst braden@math.umass.edu
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