
AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Special Session
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2008 Spring Southeastern Meeting
Baton Rouge, LA, March 2830, 2008 (Friday  Sunday)
Meeting #1037
Associate secretaries: Matthew Miller, AMS miller@math.sc.edu
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory

Friday March 28, 2008, 3:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, I
Room 119, Tureaud Building Organizers: Noel Brady, University of Oklahoma
Tara E. Brendle, Louisiana State University
Pallavi Dani, University of Oklahoma pdani@math.ou.edu

3:30 p.m.
Finiteness properties of rank one arithmetic groups over function fields.
KaiUwe Bux, University of Virginia
Kevin Wortman*, University of Utah
(103720372)

4:00 p.m.
Discrete cocompact subgroups of $SL_2$ over a nonarchimedean local field.
Anne Thomas*, Cornell University
Lisa Carbone, Rutgers State University  New Brunswick
Leigh Cobbs, Rutgers State University  New Brunswick
Inna Korchagina, Warwick University
(103720151)

4:30 p.m.
The minimality of the wellrounded retract.
Alexandra Pettet*, Stanford University
Juan Souto, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(103754217)

5:00 p.m.
Computing solutions to systems of equations over free and hyperbolic groups.
Henry Wilton*, University of Texas at Austin
(103720261)

Saturday March 29, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, II
Room 120, Tureaud Building Organizers: Noel Brady, University of Oklahoma
Tara E. Brendle, Louisiana State University
Pallavi Dani, University of Oklahoma pdani@math.ou.edu

Saturday March 29, 2008, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, III
Room 120, Tureaud Building Organizers: Noel Brady, University of Oklahoma
Tara E. Brendle, Louisiana State University
Pallavi Dani, University of Oklahoma pdani@math.ou.edu

3:00 p.m.
Geometric Intersection Number and analogues of the Curve Complex for free groups.
Ilya Kapovich*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Martin Lustig, Universite Paul Cezanne  Aix Marseille III
(10372063)

3:30 p.m.
Growth of intersection numbers for free group automorphisms.
Jason Behrstock, Columbia University
Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah
Matt Clay*, University of Oklahoma
(103720354)

4:00 p.m.
Virtual Amalgamation of Quasiconvex Subgroups in Relatively Hyperbolic Groups.
Eduardo MartinezPedroza*, University of Oklahoma
(103720291)

4:30 p.m.
Lattice commensurators in rightangled buildings.
Angela Kubena Barnhill*, Northwestern University
Anne Thomas, Cornell University
(103720307)

5:00 p.m.
Navigating blindly.
Lucas Sabalka*, University of California, Davis
(103751362)

5:30 p.m.
The Automorphism Group of a Rightangled Coxeter Group.
Kim E Ruane*, Tufts University
Adam Piggott, Tufts University
Mauricio Gutierrez, Tufts University
(103720315)

Sunday March 30, 2008, 8:30 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, IV
Room 120, Tureaud Building Organizers: Noel Brady, University of Oklahoma
Tara E. Brendle, Louisiana State University
Pallavi Dani, University of Oklahoma pdani@math.ou.edu

8:30 a.m.
The Casson invariant and the word metric on the Torelli group.
Nathan Broaddus*, University of Chicago
Benson Farb, University of Chicago
Andrew Putman, MIT
(103720292)

9:00 a.m.
Whitehead Doubles of Knots with Certain Underlying Polyhedra.
Jacqueline A Jensen*, Sam Houston State University
(103755183)

9:30 a.m.
On transverse knots and branched covers.
Keiko Kawamuro*, Rice University
(103757321)

10:00 a.m.
BrownsteinLee Conjecture.
Craig Jensen*, University of New Orleans
Jon McCammond, UC Santa Barbara
John Meier, Lafayette College
(10372034)

10:30 a.m.
Length and convexity in Thompson's group $F$.
Matthew E Horak*, University of WisconsinStout
Melanie Stein, Trinity College
Jennifer Taback, Bowdoin College
(103757165)

11:00 a.m.
Twisted Cohomology of Hyperelliptic Mapping Class Groups.
Joseph Alfred Spivey*, Duke University
(103757172)

11:30 a.m.
HigherOrder signature cocycles for subgroups of the Torelli Group.
Tim Cochran, Rice University
Shelly Harvey*, Rice University
(103757355)
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