AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Day
Current as of Thursday, November 2, 2006 00:39:18
2006 Fall Eastern Section Meeting
Storrs, CT, October 2829, 2006 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1021
Associate secretaries: Lesley M Sibner, AMS lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Sunday October 29, 2006

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sale
Atrium, ITE Building, Information Technology Engineering Building 
Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Meetings Registration
Atrium, ITE Building, Information Technology Engineering Building 
Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic and Analytic Combinatorics, III
Room 227, Business School
Organizers:
Richard Ehrenborg, University of Kentucky and MIT jrge@ms.uky.edu
Margaret A. Readdy, University of Kentucky and MIT readdy@ms.uky.edu

8:00 a.m.
Harmonic analysis of Boolean functions.
Gil Kalai*, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Yale University
(102105147) 
8:30 a.m.
Polyhedral theta functions.
Sinai Robins*, Temple Unviersity
(102152166) 
9:00 a.m.
An index for nonregular spheres.
Michael Slone*, University of Kentucky
(102105110) 
9:30 a.m.
NonCrossing Tableaux.
Pavlo Pylyavskyy*, MIT
(10210540) 
10:00 a.m.
Coloring complexes and arrangements.
Patricia Hersh*, Indiana UniversityBloomington
Edward Swartz, Cornell University
(10210543) 
10:30 a.m.
Is Analysis Necessary?
Ira M Gessel*, Brandeis University
(102105155)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry and Moduli Spaces, III
Room 112, Business School
Organizers:
Dan Abramovich, Brown University abrmovic@math.brown.edu
Ralph M. Kaufmann, University of Connecticut, Storrs kaufmann@math.uconn.edu

8:00 a.m.
New Moduli Spaces for K3 Surfaces.
Daniele Arcara*, St. Vincent College
Aaron Bertram, University of Utah
(10211456) 
9:00 a.m.
The Picard group of the moduli stack of elliptic curves.
Martin Olsson*, UC Berkeley
(102114132) 
10:00 a.m.
Mirror Symmetry for Finite Quotients of Tori.
Michael Thaddeus*, Columbia University
(102114225)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory of Compactified Moduli Spaces, III
Room 122, Business School
Organizers:
Thomas J. Lada, North Carolina State University lada@math.ncsu.edu
Jim Stasheff, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill jds@math.upenn.edu

8:00 a.m.
The Category of $A_{\infty}$Bialgebras and Applications.
Samson Saneblidze, A. Razmadze Mathematical Institute; Georgian Academy of Sciences
Ronald N Umble*, Millesville University of Pennsylvania
(10215512) 
8:30 a.m.
Brace and $\infty$  algebras.
Tom Lada*, North Carolina State University
(10210824) 
9:00 a.m.
The orbifold structure of moduli spaces of algebras.
Michael Robert Penkava*, University of WisconsinEau Claire
(102118121) 
10:00 a.m.
Moduli spaces of $L_{\infty}$ structures.
Marilyn Daily*, Max Planck Institute
Alice Fialowski, E\"otv\"os Lor\'and University
Michael Penkava, University of Wisconsin  Eau Claire
(10215530)

8:00 a.m.

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)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Analysis and Probability on Fractals, III
Room 127, Business School
Organizers:
Robert S. Strichartz, Cornell University str@math.cornell.edu
Alexander Teplyaev, University of Connecticut, Storrs teplyaev@math.uconn.edu

8:25 a.m.
Operator algebras, groups and Julia sets.
Volodymyr Nekrashevych*, Texas A&M University, College Station
(102137164) 
9:00 a.m.
Schreier spectra and selfsimilar groups.
Zoran {\v S}uni\'c*, Texas A&M University
Rostislav Grigorchuk, Texas A&M University
(102137177) 
9:25 a.m.
Spectral selfsimilarity on a group.
Alexander Teplyaev*, University of Connecticut
(102131105) 
10:00 a.m.
Local behavior of harmonic and smooth functions on fractals.
Anders Pelander*, Department of Mathematics, Uppsala University, Sweden
(10216090) 
10:25 a.m.
Smooth bumps and a Borel Theorem on P.C.F Fractals.
Luke G Rogers*, Cornell University
Robert S Strichartz, Cornell University
Alexander Teplyaev, University of Connecticut
(102128170)

8:25 a.m.

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Computability Theory in Honor of Manuel Lerman's Retirement, III
Room 211, Business School
Organizers:
Joseph S. Miller, University of Connecticut, Storrs josephmiller@math.uconn.edu
David Reed Solomon, University of Connecticut, Storrs solomon@math.uconn.edu

8:00 a.m.
Degrees of Homogeneous Models.
Robert I. Soare*, The University of Chicago
(10210337) 
8:30 a.m.
Algorithmic randomness of closed sets and continuous functions.
Douglas Cenzer*, University of Florida
(102103191) 
9:00 a.m.
Computable Shuffle Sums of Ordinals.
Asher M. Kach*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(102103197) 
9:30 a.m.
Lowness properties for randomness in higher recursion theory.
C T Chong*, National University of Singapore
(102103216) 
10:00 a.m.
The Settling Time Reducibility Ordering.
Barbara F. Csima*, University of Waterloo
Richard A. Shore, Cornell University
(102103185) 
10:30 a.m.
$\eta$Representation of Sets and Degrees.
Kenneth Allen Harris*, University of Chicago
(102103196)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Geometric PDEs, III
Room 125, Information Technology Engineering Building
Organizers:
Wenxiong Chen, Yeshiva University wchen@yu.edu
ZhengChao Han, Rutgers University zchan@math.rutgers.edu

8:30 a.m.
A sup + inf inequality for a semilinear elliptic equation.
Wenxiong Chen*, Yeshiva University
Congming Li, University of California, Riverside
(10213593) 
9:10 a.m.
Harmonic maps from a simplicial complex and geometric rigidity.
Georgios Daskalopoulos, Brown University
Chikako Mese*, Johns Hopkins University
(10215368) 
9:50 a.m.
Stability and uniqueness of minimal graphs of higher codimensions.
MuTao Wang*, Columbia University
(102153172) 
10:30 a.m.
Lagrangian mean curvature flow.
Andre Neves*, Department of Mathematics, Princeton University
(102153238)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Teichmuller Theory and Hyperbolic Geometry, III
Room 202, Business School
Organizers:
Martin Bridgeman, Boston College martin.bridgeman.1@bc.edu
Jeffrey F. Brock, Brown University Jeffrey_Brock@brown.edu
Linda Keen, Lehman College, CUNY linda.keen@lehman.cuny.edu
Kasra Rafi, University of Connecticut, Storrs rafi@math.uconn.edu

8:30 a.m.
Kleinian groups with discrete length spectrum.
Richard D Canary*, University of Michigan
Christopher J Leininger, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(102157232) 
9:00 a.m.
The skinning map.
Richard P Kent*, Brown University
(102157224) 
9:30 a.m.
Volumes of hyperbolic orbifolds.
Ilesanmi D. Adeboye*, University of Southern California
(102157139) 
10:00 a.m.
Bending Invariants of Jordan Curves.
Reza Chamanara*, SUNY at Stony Brook
(102151205) 
10:30 a.m.
Bounds on the geometry of torus cusps.
Richard Evans, University of Auckland
John Holt*, Massey University
(102157156)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Number Theory, III
Room 203, Business School
Organizers:
Keith Conrad, University of Connecticut, Storrs kconrad@math.uconn.edu
David Pollack, Wesleyan University dpollack@wesleyan.edu
Thomas A. Weston, University of Massachusetts, Amherst weston@math.umass.edu

8:30 a.m.
Cuspidal Cohomology for GL(3).
Avner Ash*, Boston College
(10211118) 
9:05 a.m.
Lifting CM abelian varieties to characteristic 0.
Brian David Conrad*, University of Michigan
(10211109) 
9:45 a.m.
Class field theory for a semiglobal field.
Karen Acquista*, Boston University
(10211163) 
10:20 a.m.
A padic method for (conjecturally) constructing points on elliptic curves.
Robert Pollack*, Boston University
(102111154)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Elliptic and Parabolic Equations, III
Room 119, Information Technology Engineering Building
Organizers:
YungSze Choi, University of Connecticut, Storrs choi@math.uconn.edu
Changfeng Gui, University of Connecticut, Storrs gui@math.uconn.edu
Joseph McKenna, University of Connecticut, Storrs mckenna@math.uconn.edu

8:30 a.m.
On the Stability of the Positive Steady States for a Nonhomogeneous Semilinear Cauchy Problem.
YinBin Deng, Huazhong Normal University
Yi Li*, University of Iowa & Hunan Normal University
Fen Yang, Huazhong Normal University
(102135141) 
9:00 a.m.
Multiphase Image Segmentation via ModicaMortola Phase Transition.
Jackie J. Shen*, University of Minnesota
SungHa Kang, University of Kentucky
YoonMo Jung, University of Minnesota
(102149102) 
9:30 a.m.
Computerassisted Proofs for Nonlinear Elliptic Boundary Value Problems.
Michael Plum*, University of Karlsruhe, Faculty of Mathematics, Institute for Analysis
(102135209) 
10:00 a.m.
Bistable dynamics in autocatalytic chemical reactions.
Junping Shi*, College of William and Mary
(102135103) 
10:30 a.m.
A Numerical Method for Computing Nonlinear Eigenpairs.
Xudong Yao*, Department of Mathematics, University of Connecticut
(102149167)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Undergraduate Mathematics Education, III
Room 215, Business School
Organizers:
Tom Roby, University of Connecticut, Storrs tom.roby@uconn.edu
Fabiana Cardetti, University of Connecticut, Storrs
Tom DeFranco, University of Connecticut, Storrs

8:30 a.m.
Proving Minkowski's Inequality as a Tool for Student Research.
Karen S. Adams*, Morgan State University
XiaoXiong Gan, Morgan State University
(102197149) 
9:00 a.m.
Teaching Graduate Students to Teach Mathematics.
Thomas W Judson*, Harvard University
(10219775) 
9:30 a.m.
Preparation for Sciences:Integrating Intermediate Algebra and Mathematical Modeling.
Sarah Glaz*, University of Connecticut
(10219758) 
10:00 a.m.
Effects of highly contextualized learning activities on students' mathematical and nonmathematical recall.
Dale J Winter*, University of Michigan
(10219716) 
10:30 a.m.
Computer manipulatives in an Ordinary Differential Equations Course: Development, Implementation, and Assessment.
Haynes Miller*, MIT
Deborah Upton, Stonehill College
(10219754)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Analysis, III
Room 127, Information Technology Engineering Building
Organizers:
Jesse Ratzkin, University of Connecticut ratzkin@math.uconn.edu
Rob Kusner, University of Massachusetts kusner@math.umass.edu

8:30 a.m.
A Rigidity result for Conformally Compact Manifolds with the round sphere as the Conformal Infinity.
Satyaki Dutta*, State University of New York, StonyBrook
(102153157) 
9:00 a.m.
Minimal surfaces and isoperimetric domains in subRiemannian geometry.
Robert K Hladky*, University of Rochester
(102153120) 
9:30 a.m.
Renormalization and blow up for charge one equivariant critical wave maps.
Joachim Krieger*, Harvard University
(102135161) 
10:30 a.m.
A view on affine differential geometry from the perspective of illumination bodies.
Alina Stancu*, Concordia University & University of Massachusetts Lowell
(102153169)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday October 29, 2006, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Invited Address
Pretentious characters and the PolyaVinogradov inequality.
Room C80, Information Technology Engineering Building
Kannan Soundararajan*, University of Michigan
(10211103) 
Sunday October 29, 2006, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Floer theories in symplectic topology and gauge theory.
Room C80, Information Technology Engineering Building
Katrin Wehrheim*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(10215402) 
Sunday October 29, 2006, 2:30 p.m.3:20 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic and Analytic Combinatorics, IV
Room 227, Business School
Organizers:
Richard Ehrenborg, University of Kentucky and MIT jrge@ms.uky.edu
Margaret A. Readdy, University of Kentucky and MIT readdy@ms.uky.edu

2:30 p.m.
On the Torsion Part of the Homology of the Matching Complex.
Jakob Jonsson*, Department of Mathematics, MIT, Cambridge, MA
(10210598) 
3:00 p.m.
The Rank of Random Graphs.
Kevin P Costello*, Rutgers University
Van H Vu, Rutgers University
(102105215)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday October 29, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:10 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry and Moduli Spaces, IV
Room 112, Business School
Organizers:
Dan Abramovich, Brown University abrmovic@math.brown.edu
Ralph M. Kaufmann, University of Connecticut, Storrs kaufmann@math.uconn.edu

2:30 p.m.
Explicit equations for and degenerations of $\overline{M}_{0,n}$.
Angela Gibney*, University of Pennsylvania
Diane Maclagan, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
(102114183) 
3:30 p.m.
On the Moduli of $\mathrm{SL} (3,\mathbb{C})$Bundles over a Surface of Euler Characteristic 1.
Sean Lawton*, Kansas State University
(10211423)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday October 29, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory of Compactified Moduli Spaces, IV
Room 122, Business School
Organizers:
Thomas J. Lada, North Carolina State University lada@math.ncsu.edu
Jim Stasheff, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill jds@math.upenn.edu

2:30 p.m.
Discussion. 
3:30 p.m.
Hopf algebras of graphs, multiple zeta values and motives.
Abhijnan Rej*, MaxPlanckInstitut fur Mathematik, Bonn
(10211472) 
4:00 p.m.
The orbifold cohomology of a global quotient of a manifold by an abelian Lie group.
Rebecca Goldin*, George Mason University
(10211495) 
4:30 p.m.
Poisson and other algebras on bordism groups of garlands.
Vladimir V Chernov*, Dartmouth College
(10215735)

2:30 p.m.

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

2:30 p.m.
Symplectic geometry.
Jonathan Weitsman*, UC Santa Cruz
(102151212) 
3:00 p.m.
ChernSchwartzMacPherson classes for Schubert varieties in the Grassmannian.
Paolo Aluffi, Florida State University
Leonardo Constantin Mihalcea*, Duke University
(10211448) 
3:30 p.m.
Quiver coefficients of Dynkin type.
Anders S. Buch*, Rutgers University
(102114163)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday October 29, 2006, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Analysis and Probability on Fractals, IV
Room 127, Business School
Organizers:
Robert S. Strichartz, Cornell University str@math.cornell.edu
Alexander Teplyaev, University of Connecticut, Storrs teplyaev@math.uconn.edu

2:30 p.m.
Outer approximation: a new approach to studying fractal Laplacians.
Tyrus Berry, Ohio State University
Stacey Goff, New College of Florida
Robert S Strichartz*, Cornell University
(102128116) 
2:55 p.m.
Spectra of selfsimilar Laplacians on the Sierpinski gasket with twists.
Anna Blasiak*, Middlebury college
Robert S Strichartz, Cornell Univ.
Baris Evren Ugurcan, Bilkent Univ.
(10212899) 
3:30 p.m.
Dirichlet Forms on HigherDimensional Analogues of the Sierpinski Gasket.
Michael Jeremy Barany*, Cornell University
Luke Rogers, Cornell University
(102128204) 
3:55 p.m.
Harmonic Gradients of Eigenfunction on the Sierpinski Gasket.
Jessie L DeGrado*, Cornell University
Luke G Rogers, Cornell University
Robert S Strichartz, Cornell University
(102128195) 
4:30 p.m.
What Happens to the Spectrum When You Perturb a Fractal Graph?
Marya Bessonov, North Carolina State University
Michael Jennings, Cornell University
Robyn L Miller*, Cornell University
Robert S Strichartz, Cornell University
(102126171) 
4:55 p.m.
Analogs of the quantum mechanical harmonic oscillator on the Sierpinski gasket.
Edward Fan, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Zuhair Khandker*, Princeton University
Robert S Strichartz, Cornell University
(102128117)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday October 29, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Computability Theory in Honor of Manuel Lerman's Retirement, IV
Room 211, Business School
Organizers:
Joseph S. Miller, University of Connecticut, Storrs josephmiller@math.uconn.edu
David Reed Solomon, University of Connecticut, Storrs solomon@math.uconn.edu

2:30 p.m.
Logic and Control Theory.
Anil Nerode*, Cornell University
(102103182) 
3:00 p.m.
Subsystems of 2ndorder arithmetic below $WKL_0$.
Stephen Binns*, University of Connecticut
(102103186) 
3:30 p.m.
Complex oscillations and the law of the iterated logarithm.
Bjoern KjosHanssen*, Cornell University
Anil Nerode, Cornell University
(102103165) 
4:00 p.m.
Direct definitions of the Turing Jump from degree classes.
Richard A Shore*, Cornell University
(10210352)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday October 29, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Analysis and Nonlinear Geometric PDEs, IV
Room 336, Information Technology Engineering Building
Organizers:
Jesse Ratzkin, University of Connecticut ratzkin@math.uconn.edu
Rob Kusner, University of Massachusetts kusner@math.umass.edu
Wenxiong Chen, Yeshiva University
ZhengChao Han, Rutgers University

2:30 p.m.
On the extinction profile of solutions to the fast diffusion.
Panagiota Daskalopoulos, Columbia University
Natasa Sesum*, Columbia University
(102141142) 
3:20 p.m.
Ancient Solutions of the Affine Normal Flow.
John C Loftin*, Rutgers Newark
MaoPei Tsui, University of Toledo
(102135219) 
4:10 p.m.
On the Penrose Inequality of General Relativity.
Marcus A. Khuri*, Stony Brook University
(102183173)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday October 29, 2006, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Teichmuller Theory and Hyperbolic Geometry, IV
Room 202, Business School
Organizers:
Martin Bridgeman, Boston College martin.bridgeman.1@bc.edu
Jeffrey F. Brock, Brown University Jeffrey_Brock@brown.edu
Linda Keen, Lehman College, CUNY linda.keen@lehman.cuny.edu
Kasra Rafi, University of Connecticut, Storrs rafi@math.uconn.edu

3:00 p.m.
Grafting Coordinates for Teichm\"uller space.
David Dumas*, Brown University
Michael Wolf, Rice University
(102130100) 
3:30 p.m.
Grafting lines fellow travel Teichmuller geodesics.
YoungEun Choi*, Penn State Altoona
Kasra Rafi, University of Connecticut
(102132174) 
4:00 p.m.
Coarse geometry of mapping class groups.
Yair N Minsky*, Yale University
(102120193) 
4:30 p.m.
A structure theorem for twoparabolic space.
Jane Gilman*, Rutgers UnivesityNewark
(10212086)

3:00 p.m.