AMS Sectional Meeting Full Program
Current as of Saturday, March 22, 2008 00:20:42
2008 Spring Eastern Meeting
New York, NY, March 1516, 2008 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1036
Associate secretaries: Lesley M Sibner, AMS lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Saturday March 15, 2008

Saturday March 15, 2008, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Meetings Registration
Lobby, Warren Weaver Hall 
Saturday March 15, 2008, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
13th Floor Lounge, Warren Weaver Hall 
Saturday March 15, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Difference Equations and Applications,I
Room 804, Silver Center
Organizers:
Michael A. Radin, Rochester Institute of Technology michael.radin@rit.edu

8:00 a.m.
On Riccati Difference Equations With Complex Coefficients.
E Grove, University Of Rhode Island
Yevgeniy Kostrov*, University Of Rhode Island
G Ladas, University Of Rhode Island
S Schultz, Providence College
(103639157) 
8:30 a.m.
Global Attractivity Results of a QuadraticLinear Rational Difference Equation with Delay.
Candace Marie Kent*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Hassan Sedaghat, Virginia Commonwealth University
(10363999) 
9:00 a.m.
On a class of third order rational difference equations with quadratic terms.
H Sedaghat*, Virginia Commonwealth University
(10363987) 
9:30 a.m.
Global behavior of solutions of a rational first order system of difference equations in the plane.
Sukanya Basu*, University of Rhode Island
Orlando Merino, University of Rhode Island
(103639184) 
10:00 a.m.
Stability of Large Systems.
Harold M Hastings*, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549
(10363974) 
10:30 a.m.
Modeling and Comparing Nonconjugate systems.
Erik Bollt*, Clarkson University
(103639163)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday March 15, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Elliptic Equations and Geometric Inequalities, I
Room 101, Warren Weaver Hall
Organizers:
Fengbo Hang, Princeton University fhang@math.princeton.edu
Xiaodong Wang, Michigan State University xwang@math.msu.edu

8:00 a.m.
An approximation theorem for prescribing Qcurvature equations on riemannian manifolds.
Lei Zhang*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(10363575) 
8:45 a.m.
Conformally compact Einstein manifolds.
Szuyu Sophie Chen*, University of California, Berkeley
Alice Chang, Princeton University
Paul Yang, Princeon University
(103635139) 
9:30 a.m.
Affine MoserTrudinger and MorreySobolev inequalities.
Andrea Cianchi, Dipartimento di Matematica, Universit\`a di Firenze
Erwin Lutwak, Department of Mathematics, Polytechnic University
Deane Yang, Department of Mathematics, Polytechnic University
Gaoyong Zhang*, Department of Mathematics, Polytechnic University
(10364682) 
10:15 a.m.
Hessian equations and inequalities.
Igor E. Verbitsky*, School of Math., University of Birmingham, UK, and Dept. of Math., University of MissouriColumbia
(10363579)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday March 15, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Combinatorial Geometry, I
Room 207, Silver Center
Organizers:
Julianna Tymoczko, University of Iowa tymoczko@umich.edu
Linda Chen, Ohio State University lchen@math.ohiostate.edu

8:00 a.m.
Degenerations of $\overline{M}_{0,n}$ to toric varieties.
Angela Gibney*, University of Pennsylvania
Diane Maclagan, University of Warwick
(103614149) 
8:30 a.m.
Embeddings of the moduli space of points on the projective line.
Milena Hering*, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota
Benjamin Howard, University of Michigan
(103614127) 
9:00 a.m.
A natural smooth compactification of the space of elliptic curves in projective space.
Ravi Vakil*, Stanford University
Aleksey Zinger, SUNY Stony Brook
(103614135) 
10:00 a.m.
Schubert geometry and jeu de taquin.
Kevin Purbhoo*, University of Waterloo/MSRI
(103614164) 
10:30 a.m.
Toward a Type $B_n$ Geometric LittlewoodRichardson Rule.
Diane E Davis*, Metropolitan State College of Denver
(103614105)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday March 15, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematics of Multiscale Phenomena,I
Room 803, Silver Center
Organizers:
Peter McCoy, U.S. Naval Academy pam@usna.edu
Reza MalekMadani, U.S. Naval Academy rmm@usna.edu

8:00 a.m.
MultiScale Models for the Tropics: A Systematic Route for Improving Theory, Computational, and Predictive Strategies.
Andrew J. Majda*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU
(10363594) 
9:00 a.m.
New Algorithms in Information Science.
Stanley J Osher*, Math, UCLA
(10366573) 
10:00 a.m.
Rare Events in Complex Systems.
Eric VandenEijnden*, Courant Institute
(103682162)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday March 15, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Buckminster Fuller's Synergetics and Mathematics, I
Room 802, Silver Center
Organizers:
Christopher J. Fearnley, Synergetics Collaborative cjf@cjfearnley.com
Joe Clinton, Synergetics Collaborative jclinton@kennett.net

8:00 a.m.
Participants Introductions/Moderated Q&A on Buckminster Fuller's Mathematics, I 
8:20 a.m.
Break 
8:30 a.m.
Participants Introductions/Moderated Q&A on Buckminster Fuller's Mathematics, II 
9:00 a.m.
Explorations to define a Theory of Foldable Great Circle Origami.
CJ Fearnley*, Synergetics Collaborative
(10365130) 
9:30 a.m.
Structural Skew Topology (SST): geometric topology. threedimensional linkages and knots, a new paradigm for the meaning and interpretation of structure and fields.
Charles Donald Briddell*, Independent researcher, member of Synergetic Collaborative (SNEC), fieldstructure.org, Mt. Airy, MD
(103654107) 
10:00 a.m.
The structure of particles as explained by the Structural Skew Topology of Field Structure Theory producing a Particle Hierarchy Chart.
Charles Donald Briddell*, Independent researcher, member of Synergetic Collaborative (SNEC), fieldstructure.org, Mt. Airy, MD
(103670114) 
10:30 a.m.
Synergetic structures of topological knots and links as physical models of point surfaces in 3D space.
Dmitri Kozlov*, Research institute of the theory and history of architecture, Russian Academy of the Architecture and Building Sciences
(10365423)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday March 15, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Waves and their Applications, I
Room 809, Silver Center
Organizers:
Edward D. Farnum, Kean University efarnum@kean.edu
Roy Goodman, New Jersey Institute of Technology goodman@njit.edu

8:00 a.m.
Bifurcation structure in multifrequency modelocked lasers.
Edward D. Farnum*, Kean University, Center for Science, Technology & Mathematics Education
(103678181) 
8:30 a.m.
Modelocking Dynamics: Attracting States, Limit Cycles, and Bifurcations.
Brandon G. Bale*, University of Washington
(103678120) 
9:00 a.m.
Dynamics and bifurcation structure of harmonic modelocking.
J. Nathan Kutz*, University of Washington
Bjorn Sandstede, University of Surrey
(10367844) 
9:30 a.m.
Nonlocal stabilization of localized solutions to dampeddispersive equations.
Richard O. Moore*, New Jersey Institute of Technology
(103678153) 
10:00 a.m.
Stability of Trapped Light in Bragg Grating Optical Fiber Defects.
Roy H. Goodman*, New Jersey Institute of Technology
(10367896) 
10:30 a.m.
``Solitray Waves in Discrete Media in the presence of Fourwave mixing products".
Rudy L. Horne*, Florida State University
(103678166)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday March 15, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Topology, I
Room 208, Silver Center
Organizers:
Marco Varisco, Binghamton University, SUNY marco@math.binghamton.edu
David Rosenthal, St. John's University rosenthd@stjohns.edu

8:30 a.m.
Algebraic Ktheory over the infinite dihedral group.
James F. Davis, Indiana University
Qayum Khan*, Vanderbilt University
Andrew A. Ranicki, University of Edinburgh
(103619124) 
9:00 a.m.
Some remarks on Nil groups in algebraic Ktheory.
James F. Davis*, Indiana University
(103619192) 
10:00 a.m.
Degree Complexes in Auter Space.
Heather Armstrong, Minneapolis, MN
Brad Forrest*, Cornell University
Karen Vogtmann, Cornell University
(103620165) 
10:30 a.m.
Centralizers in R.Thompson's groups.
Francesco Matucci*, Cornell University
(103620143)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday March 15, 2008, 8:50 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Computational Fluid Dynamics, I
Room 810, Silver Center
Organizers:
Daljit S. Ahluwalia, New Jersey Institute of Technology ahluwali@njit.edu
James G. Glimm, State University of New York at Stony Brook glimm@ams.sunysb.edu, ldalessio@notes.cc.sunysb.ed
Jean E. Taylor, NYUCourant Institute jtaylor@cims.nyu.edu

8:50 a.m.
The Mathematics and Numerics of Chaotic Mixing Flows.
James Glimm*, SUNY Stony Brook
Hyun Kyung Lim, SUNY Stony Brook
Yan Yu, SUNY Stony Brook
(10367628) 
9:20 a.m.
Numerical studies on the evolution of nonlinear water waves and their validation with laboratory experiments.
Arnaud Goullet*, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
Wooyoung Choi, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
(10367676) 
9:50 a.m.
Twopoint microrheology: modeling and simulation protocols.
Christel Hohenegger*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
M Gregory Forest, Department of Mathematics & Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina
(10367672) 
10:20 a.m.
Thin film dynamics in a cylindrical tube: new equilibrium structures, and bifurcations.
L J Cummings*, University of Nottingham (UK), and City College New York
A A King, University of Nottingham
O E Jensen, University of Nottingham
(103676130)

8:50 a.m.

Saturday March 15, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Isoperimetric Problems and PDE, I
Room 102, Warren Weaver Hall
Organizers:
Bernd Kawohl, University of Cologne kawohl@math.unikoeln.de
Marcello Lucia, City University of New York mlucia@math.csi.cuny.edu

9:00 a.m.
A comparison principle, a Liouville theorem and applications.
Yanyan Li*, Rutgers University
(10363550) 
9:30 a.m.
Inequalities on CR manifolds and nilpotent groups.
Sagun Chanillo*, Rutgers University
(10365322) 
10:00 a.m.
An approximation theorem for prescribing Qcurvature equations on riemannian manifolds.
Lei Zhang*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(10365847) 
10:30 a.m.
Moment, entropy and Fisher information inequalities.
Erwin Lutwak*, Polytechnic University
Deane Yang, Polytechnic University
Gaoyong Zhang, Polytechnic University
(10365283)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday March 15, 2008, 9:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on LFunctions and Automorphic Forms, I
Room 206, Silver Center
Organizers:
Alina Bucur, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Akshay Venkatesh, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Stephen D. Miller, Rutgers University
Steven J. Miller, Brown University sjmiller@math.brown.edu

9:30 a.m.
Chebyshev's bias in function fields.
Byungchul Cha*, Muhlenberg College
(10361107) 
10:00 a.m.
Combinatorics and representation theory of padic groups.
Cristina M Ballantine*, College of the Holy Cross
(103611102) 
10:30 a.m.
Hecke Operators and Buildings.
A Setyadi*, College of Mount Saint Vincent
(10361160)

9:30 a.m.

Saturday March 15, 2008, 9:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Northeast Hyperbolic Geometry, I
Room 1302, Warren Weaver Hall
Organizers:
Ara Basmajian, Hunter College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York abasmaji@hunter.cuny.edu
Ed Taylor, Wesleyan University ectaylor@wesleyan.edu

9:30 a.m.
Kleinian groups with discrete length spectrum.
Richard D Canary*, University of Michigan
Christopher Leininger, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(103657151) 
10:00 a.m.
On Quasiconformal Stability in Hyperbolic 4Space.
Youngju Kim*, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
(10365188) 
10:30 a.m.
Extremal Groups for the Bers Area Theorems.
William Abikoff*, University of Connecticut at Storrs
William J. Harvey, Kings College, London
(103630115)

9:30 a.m.

Saturday March 15, 2008, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
Murphy's Law in algebraic geometry: Badlybehaved moduli spaces.
Room 109, Warren Weaver Hall
Ravi Vakil*, Stanford University
(10361403) 
Saturday March 15, 2008, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Are solutions to elliptic PDEs always nice?
Room 109, Warren Weaver Hall
Ovidiu Savin*, Columbia University
(10363504) 
Saturday March 15, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Computational Fluid Dynamics, II
Room 810, Silver Center
Organizers:
Daljit S. Ahluwalia, New Jersey Institute of Technology ahluwali@njit.edu
James G. Glimm, State University of New York at Stony Brook glimm@ams.sunysb.edu, ldalessio@notes.cc.sunysb.ed
Jean E. Taylor, NYUCourant Institute jtaylor@cims.nyu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Novel dynamics in Stokes flows due to fluidstructure or fluidinterface interaction.
Yuan N. Young*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technolgoy
(10367637) 
3:00 p.m.
Shape Changing Bodies in Fluid: Hovering, Ratcheting, and Bursting.
Saverio E Spagnolie*, New York University
Michael J Shelley, New York University
(10367664) 
3:30 p.m.
The Benchmark of FronTier Library and its Applications to Scientific and Engineering Problems.
Brian Fix*, SUNY Stony Brook
James Glimm, SUNY Stony Brook
Justin Iwerks, SUNY Stony Brook
Ryan Kaufman, SUNY Stony Brook
Xiaolin Li, SUNY Stony Brook
(10367631) 
4:00 p.m.
Simulation of viscous drops rolling on an inclined superhydrophobic plane.
Xinli Wang*, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Michael Siegel, New Jersey Institute of Technology
(10367663) 
4:30 p.m.
Multidomain spectral methods for the helically reduced wave equation.
Stephen R Lau*, Brown University
(10360090) 
5:00 p.m.
Pearling Instability of Nanoflows Confined to a Chemical Channel.
Tak S. Lo*, Levich Institute, City College of CUNY, New York, NY
Joel Koplik, Levich Institute, City College of CUNY, New York, NY
(10367689)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday March 15, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Difference Equations and Applications,II
Room 804, Silver Center
Organizers:
Michael A. Radin, Rochester Institute of Technology michael.radin@rit.edu

2:30 p.m.
Global Stability in a Nonlinear System of Difference Equations.
M Predescu*, Bentley College
R Levins, HSPH
T Awerbuch, HSPH
(103639146) 
3:00 p.m.
Modeling Public Health Systems with Difference Equations.
Tamara Awerbach*, Harvard School of Public Health
(103639112) 
3:30 p.m.
Discretetime models and epidemic thresholds for infections on networks.
L. A. Zager*, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
(103639136) 
4:00 p.m.
Fixed Points Results in Partially Ordered Metric Spaces.
Ann Brett*, Department of Mathematics, University of Rhode Island
M. R.S. Kulenovic, Department of Mathematics, University of Rhode Island
(103639103) 
4:30 p.m.
The Complex Dynamics of Singularly Perturbed Rational Maps.
Sebastian M. Marotta*, Boston University
(10363797) 
5:00 p.m.
A Generalized Version of the McMullen Domain.
Elizabeth D Russell*, Boston University
(103637134)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday March 15, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on LFunctions and Automorphic Forms, II
Room 206, Silver Center
Organizers:
Alina Bucur, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Akshay Venkatesh, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Stephen D. Miller, Rutgers University
Steven J. Miller, Brown University sjmiller@math.brown.edu

2:30 p.m.
AtkinSerre type conjectures for automorphic representations on $GL(2)$.
Jeremy A Rouse*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
(10361112) 
3:00 p.m.
Arithmetic functions attached to real quadratic fields and central values of Lfunctions.
Alexandru Popa*, University of Pennsylvania, Mathematics Dept.
(103611172) 
3:30 p.m.
Quadratic function fields with large class rank.
Siman Wong*, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Massachusetts. Amherst, MA
(10361184) 
4:00 p.m.
Moments of automorphic Lfunctions.
Adrian Diaconu*, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
(103611191)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday March 15, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:25 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Elliptic Equations and Geometric Inequalities, II
Room 101, Warren Weaver Hall
Organizers:
Fengbo Hang, Princeton University fhang@math.princeton.edu
Xiaodong Wang, Michigan State University xwang@math.msu.edu

2:30 p.m.
The quermassintegral inequalities for starshaped domains.
Junfang Li*, CRM and McGill University
(103635132) 
3:15 p.m.
On the classification of gradient Ricci solitons.
William Wylie*, UCLA
(103653150) 
4:00 p.m.
On KellerRubinsteinSternberg's problem.
Fanghua Lin, New York University
Xingbin Pan, Eastern China Normal Unviersity
Changyou Wang*, Unviersity of Kentucky
(103635179) 
4:45 p.m.
Smoothness of solutions of some classes of semilinear elliptic degenerate equations.
Tri Minh Nguyen*, Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
(10363543)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday March 15, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:15 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Combinatorial Geometry, II
Room 207, Silver Center
Organizers:
Julianna Tymoczko, University of Iowa tymoczko@umich.edu
Linda Chen, Ohio State University lchen@math.ohiostate.edu

2:30 p.m.
Quantum cohomology and the periodicity of LittlewoodRichardson coefficients for flag varieties.
Izzet Coskun*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(10361455) 
3:00 p.m.
A Giambelli formula for isotropic Grassmannians.
Harry Tamvakis*, University of Maryland
(103614123) 
3:30 p.m.
Triality and symmetries of morphisms.
Dave Anderson*, University of Michigan
(103614174) 
4:00 p.m.
Ktheoretic GromovWitten invariants of Grassmannians.
Anders S. Buch*, Rutgers University
Leonardo C. Mihalcea, Duke University
(103614187) 
4:30 p.m.
Affine tableaux approach to Macdonald polynomials, GromovWitten invariants and Schubert calculus.
Jennifer Morse*, Math Department, Drexel University
(103605170)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday March 15, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:15 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematics of Multiscale Phenomena,II
Room 803, Silver Center
Organizers:
Peter McCoy, U.S. Naval Academy pam@usna.edu
Reza MalekMadani, U.S. Naval Academy rmm@usna.edu

2:30 p.m.
Some thoughts about building general framework for multiscale modeling.
Weinan E*, Princeton University
(10366571) 
3:30 p.m.
QuantumBased Multiscale and Multiphysics Simulations of Materials.
Emily A Carter*, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics
(10368285)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday March 15, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Buckminster Fuller's Synergetics and Mathematics, II
Room 802, Silver Center
Organizers:
Christopher J. Fearnley, Synergetics Collaborative cjf@cjfearnley.com
Joe Clinton, Synergetics Collaborative jclinton@kennett.net

2:30 p.m.
R. Buckminster Fuller's Synergetic 'Jitterbug:' its fascination and some challenges.
Joseph D. Clinton*, West Chester, PA
(10360035) 
3:00 p.m.
Optimal Tensegrity Systems.
R E Skelton*, UCSD
(10360638) 
3:30 p.m.
Symmetric Tensegrities.
Robert Connelly*, Cornell University
(10365232) 
4:00 p.m.
Some Geometric Invariants of a Class of TensileIntegrity Structures.
Roger S. Tobie*, Princeton, NJ
(10365133) 
4:30 p.m.
Scientific Storytelling: How to Increase Pattern Recognition of the Primordial Units of Structural Integrity.
Thomas Miller*, Manhattan, NY
(103651137) 
5:00 p.m.
Prototyping of forms in structural morphology.
Romuald Tarczewski*, Wroclaw University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture
Waldemar Bober, Wroclaw University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture
(10365234)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday March 15, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Isoperimetric Problems and PDE, II
Room 102, Warren Weaver Hall
Organizers:
Bernd Kawohl, University of Cologne kawohl@math.unikoeln.de
Marcello Lucia, City University of New York mlucia@math.csi.cuny.edu

2:30 p.m.
Minimum Cuts and Maximum Area.
Gilbert Strang*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(10364921) 
3:00 p.m.
Some results about Cheeger sets: uniqueness and nonuniqueness.
Enea Parini*, University of Cologne
(10363519) 
3:30 p.m.
Some Simple Inequalities: Best Constants and Minimizing Functions.
Florin Catrina*, St John's University
(10363518) 
4:00 p.m.
Isoperimetric problem for the free plate eigenvalue.
L. M. Chasman*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(10363525) 
4:30 p.m.
The FaberKrahn inequality for the $p$Laplacian operator in a Minkowski metric.
Bernd Kawohl*, Mathematical Institute, University of Cologne, D 50923 Cologne, Germany
(10364915)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday March 15, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Topology, II
Room 208, Silver Center
Organizers:
Marco Varisco, Binghamton University, SUNY marco@math.binghamton.edu
David Rosenthal, St. John's University rosenthd@stjohns.edu

2:30 p.m.
Stable concordance of knots in 3manifolds.
Rob Schneiderman*, Lehman College, City University of New York
(103657133) 
3:00 p.m.
Aspherical 2complexes and 4manifolds.
Ian Hambleton*, McMaster University
(10365786) 
4:00 p.m.
Volume entropy rigidity for buildings.
Fran\c cois Ledrappier, University of Notre Dame
Seonhee Lim*, Cornell University
(103651125) 
4:30 p.m.
Notes on an additive decomposition for twisted equivariant Ktheory.
Christopher Dwyer*, Binghamton University
Nansen Petrosyan, K.U.Leuven Campus Kortrijk
(103619154) 
5:00 p.m.
Mod2 Equivalence of the Symbols of the de Rham and Signature Operators.
James F. Davis, Indiana University
Pisheng Ding*, St. John's University, New York
(103658109)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday March 15, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Waves and their Applications, II
Room 809, Silver Center
Organizers:
Edward D. Farnum, Kean University efarnum@kean.edu
Roy Goodman, New Jersey Institute of Technology goodman@njit.edu

2:30 p.m.
Ramaninduced energy exchange between optical solitons as a random cascade model.
Avner Peleg*, University at Buffalo, SUNY
(10363524) 
3:00 p.m.
Impact of stochastic perturbations on ultrashort solitons in cubic nonlinear media.
Tobias B Schaefer*, The College of Staten Island, CUNY
(10363565) 
3:30 p.m.
Dynamics of KdV discretizations.
A. David Trubatch*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Montclair State University
(103634169) 
4:00 p.m.
On the stability of deepwater surface waves.
Diane M Henderson*, Penn State University
Harvey Segur, University of Colorado
(103676175) 
4:30 p.m.
Gravity induced dispersion for nearly flat vortex sheets.
Doug Wright*, Drexel University
Daniel Spirn, University of Minnesota
(10363542) 
5:00 p.m.
A Kinematic Model of Wave Propagation in an Excitable Medium.
John Wesley Cain*, Virginia Commonwealth University
(10369209)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday March 15, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Northeast Hyperbolic Geometry, II
Room 1302, Warren Weaver Hall
Organizers:
Ara Basmajian, Hunter College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York abasmaji@hunter.cuny.edu
Ed Taylor, Wesleyan University ectaylor@wesleyan.edu

2:30 p.m.
Asymptotics of WeilPetersson geodesics: ending laminations, recurrence and flows.
Jeffrey F. Brock*, Brown University
Howard A. Masur, University of Illinois, Chicago
Yair N. Minsky, Yale University
(103637195) 
3:00 p.m.
Strong convergence of Kleinian groups: the cracked eggshell.
James W Anderson*, Southampton
Cyril Lecuire, Toulouse
(103657173) 
3:30 p.m.
The minimum Dirichlet principle for measured foliations, Teichm\"uller lines of minima and the associahedron.
Frederick P. Gardiner*, Brooklyn College CUNY and The Graduate Center of CUNY
(10363041) 
4:00 p.m.
Diffeomorphism groups of compact 2dimensional hyperbolic orbifolds.
Clifford J Earle*, Department of Mathematics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
(10363056) 
4:30 p.m.
SatoTate like measures for geodesic laminations on hyperbolic surfaces.
Martin J Bridgeman*, Boston College
David Dumas, Brown University
(103651161) 
5:00 p.m.
Geodesic excursions into a neighborhood on a hyperbolic 2orbifold.
Andrew Haas*, University of Connecticut
(103630167)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday March 15, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:40 p.m.
Session for Contributed Papers, I
Room 513, Warren Weaver Hall

2:30 p.m.
Noncommutative StoneWeierstrass Theorem.
Krzysztof Jarosz*, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(103646193) 
2:45 p.m.
Mentors and Mechanics of Molecular Biotopology: Warren Weaver (18941978) $>$ Linus Pauling (19011994) Conrad Hal Waddington (19051975) $>$ Rene Thom (19232002).
Okan Gurel*, IBM
Demet Gurel, Touro College, Chemistry and Physics
(10365417) 
3:00 p.m.
"The gradient flows, spaces of multitangent trajectories, convexity and complexity on manifolds with boundary".
Gabriel Katz*, William Paterson University
(103657178) 
3:15 p.m.
An Analysis of Underwood's model of traffic flow.
Mostafa Ghandehari*, University of Texas at Arlington
Siamak Ardekani, The University of Texas at Arlington
(10366227) 
3:30 p.m.
On the stability of semiadaptive iterative splitting for solving twodimensional reactiondiffusion equations.
Juergen Geiser, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin
Qin Sheng*, Baylor University
(10366511) 
3:45 p.m.
Investigation of ground state energies and pair correlation functions for the system of three electrons confined in a parabolic well by the use of the hyperspherica function method.
Lia Leon Margolin*, Marymount Manhattan College
Shalva Tsiklauri, City College of Technology, CUNY
(10367091) 
4:00 p.m.
Direct Simulation of FluidSolid Systems Using Implicit Compressible Immersed Continuum Method.
Sheldon Wang*, Department of Mathematical Sciences/New Jersey Institute of Technology
(10367440) 
4:15 p.m.
Soliton Content of Generalised TwoDimensional Gravitation.
Shabnam Beheshti*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
(103683189) 
4:30 p.m.
A Coalescent Theory Analysis of a Population Structure Statistic.
Sivan Rottenstreich*, Georgetown University
(103692160)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday March 15, 2008, 5:30 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Erd\H os Memorial Lecture
Decomposing bounded functions.
Room 109, Warren Weaver Hall
William Timothy Gowers*, University of Cambridge
(10364116)
Sunday March 16, 2008

Sunday March 16, 2008, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Meetings Registration
Lobby, Warren Weaver Hall 
Sunday March 16, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on LFunctions and Automorphic Forms, III
Room 206, Silver Center
Organizers:
Alina Bucur, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Akshay Venkatesh, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Stephen D. Miller, Rutgers University
Steven J. Miller, Brown University sjmiller@math.brown.edu

8:00 a.m.
Oppenheim Summation and the AtkinsonJutila Formula for the Square of the Riemann Zeta Function.
Jennifer Beineke*, Western New England College
Daniel Bump, Stanford University
(103611138) 
8:30 a.m.
Applications of Invariant Distributions.
Stephen D Miller*, Rutgers University
(103611129) 
9:00 a.m.
Weyl group multiple Dirichlet series and GelfandTsetlin patterns.
Ben Brubaker, Department of Mathematics, M.I.T.
Daniel Bump, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
Solomon Friedberg*, Department of Mathematics, Boston College
(10361166) 
9:30 a.m.
Lefschetz numbers of automorphism on the cuspidal cohomology.
Birgit Speh*, Cornell University
(103622155) 
10:00 a.m.
Calculating Maass forms and Lfunctions for GL(3).
David W Farmer*, American Institute of Mathematics
(103611108) 
10:30 a.m.
Subconvexity bounds of $L$functions.
Xiaoqing Li*, SUNYBuffalo
(103611197)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday March 16, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Combinatorial Geometry, III
Room 207, Silver Center
Organizers:
Julianna Tymoczko, University of Iowa tymoczko@umich.edu
Linda Chen, Ohio State University lchen@math.ohiostate.edu

8:00 a.m.
Symplectic techniques in algebraic combinatorial geometry.
Tara S Holm*, Cornell University
(103653186) 
9:00 a.m.
Schubert calculus and BottSamelson manifolds.
Rebecca F Goldin*, George Mason University
(103614159) 
9:30 a.m.
Positivity in Equivariant Schubert Calculus: A Symplectic Approach.
Catalin Zara*, University of Massachusetts Boston
(103653182) 
10:00 a.m.
Hypertoric varieties and Gale duality.
Tom Braden*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Anthony Licata, Stanford University
Nicholas Proudfoot, University of Oregon
Ben Webster, IAS, Princeton
(103614101) 
10:30 a.m.
Hyperkahler Kirwan surjectivity for quiver varieties: Morse theory and examples.
Megumi Harada*, McMaster University
Graeme Wilkin, Johns Hopkins University
(10365377)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday March 16, 2008, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
13th Floor Lounge, Warren Weaver Hall 
Sunday March 16, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Elliptic Equations and Geometric Inequalities, III
Room 101, Warren Weaver Hall
Organizers:
Fengbo Hang, Princeton University fhang@math.princeton.edu
Xiaodong Wang, Michigan State University xwang@math.msu.edu

8:30 p.m.
Reflector problem in $\Bbb R^n$ endowed with nonEuclidean norm.
Luis A. Caffarelli, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin
Qingbo Huang*, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Wright State University
(103635106) 
9:20 p.m.
Some special boundary value problems for the complex MongeAmpere equation.
Bo Guan*, Department of Mathematics, Ohio State University
(103635190) 
10:10 p.m.
Curvature and continuity of optimal transport.
YoungHeon Kim*, University of Toronto
(10363508)

8:30 p.m.

Sunday March 16, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Topology, III
Room 208, Silver Center
Organizers:
Marco Varisco, Binghamton University, SUNY marco@math.binghamton.edu
David Rosenthal, St. John's University rosenthd@stjohns.edu

8:30 a.m.
Supersymmmetric Quantum Mechanics, InfiniteDimensional MathaiQuillen Formalism, and GaussBonnetChern.
Dana Fine, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Stephen F Sawin*, Fairfield University
(10365820) 
9:00 a.m.
The Burnside Ring, Equivariant Stable Cohomotopy and the Segal Conjecture for Infinite Groups.
Wolfgang Lueck*, Mathematisches Institut der Westfaelischen WilhelmsUniversitaet Muenster
(103657113) 
10:00 a.m.
On Obstructions to Realizing Diagrams of $\Pi$algebras.
David Blanc, Department of Mathematics, University of Haifa
Mark W. Johnson*, Department of Mathematics, Penn State Altoona
James M. Turner, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Calvin College
(103655145) 
10:30 a.m.
Cohomology of planar polygon spaces.
Dirk Schuetz*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Durham University, UK
(103658183)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday March 16, 2008, 8:50 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Computational Fluid Dynamics, III
Room 810, Silver Center
Organizers:
Daljit S. Ahluwalia, New Jersey Institute of Technology ahluwali@njit.edu
James G. Glimm, State University of New York at Stony Brook glimm@ams.sunysb.edu, ldalessio@notes.cc.sunysb.ed
Jean E. Taylor, NYUCourant Institute jtaylor@cims.nyu.edu

8:50 a.m.
A Numerical Method for Soluble Surfactants on Moving Interfaces.
Shilpa Madangopal Khatri*, Courant Institute, NYU
AnnaKarin Tornberg, Courant Institute, NYU / KTH, Sweden
(10366580) 
9:20 a.m.
Numerical Study of Jet Spray Formation in Diesel Injectors.
W Bo*, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics,Stony Brook University, NY
W Glimm, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics,Stony Brook University, NY
X Li, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics,Stony Brook University, NY
(10367639) 
9:50 a.m.
Effects of electric fields and inertia on the deformation of liquid drops in simple shear flow.
Stefan B Maehlmann*, Postdoctoral fellow/Department of Mathematical Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark
(10367654) 
10:20 a.m.
Interface Tracking Using Face Offsetting and Anisotropic Mesh Adaptation.
Xiangmin Jiao*, Department of Applied Mathamatics & Statistics, Stony Brook University
(10366568)

8:50 a.m.

Sunday March 16, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematics of Multiscale Phenomena,III
Room 803, Silver Center
Organizers:
Peter McCoy, U.S. Naval Academy pam@usna.edu
Reza MalekMadani, U.S. Naval Academy rmm@usna.edu

9:00 a.m.
Multiscale decomposition of images: deblurring, denoising and segmentation.
Eitan Tadmor*, University of Maryland
Suzanne Nezzar, Richard Stockton College
Luminita Vese, University of California, LosAngeles
(10364153) 
10:00 a.m.
Coupled atomisticcontinuum methods for fluid.
Weiqing Ren*, Courant Institute, New York University
(103676128)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday March 16, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Isoperimetric Problems and PDE, III
Room 102, Warren Weaver Hall
Organizers:
Bernd Kawohl, University of Cologne kawohl@math.unikoeln.de
Marcello Lucia, City University of New York mlucia@math.csi.cuny.edu

9:00 a.m.
Minimal surfaces in hyperbolic space and renormalized area.
Spyros Alexakis*, University of Princeton
(10365381) 
9:30 a.m.
Hamiltonian identities for Elliptic PDEs and its application.
Changfeng Gui*, University of Connecticut
(103635116) 
10:00 a.m.
Radial symmetry of solutions to systems of higher order semilinear PDE.
Michael Kiessling*, Rutgers University
(10363561) 
10:30 a.m.
Symmetry properties of extremals for the CaffarelliKohnNirenberg inequality in dimension two.
Gabriella Tarantello*, University of Rome Tor Vergata
(10363570)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday March 16, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:25 a.m.
Session for Contributed Papers, II
Room 513, Warren Weaver Hall

9:00 a.m.
Extensions of Bernoulli Theorem.
Hungping Tsao*, Novato, California
(10361136) 
9:15 a.m.
Method Of Infinite Ascent Applied On $ mA^6 + nB^3 = C^2 $.
Susil Kumar Jena*, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
(103611185) 
9:30 a.m.
On some analitical properties of Diriclet series.
Ilgar Shikar Jabbarov*, Ganja State University, Ganja, Azerbaican
(10361169) 
9:45 a.m.
Cusp Forms and Quantum Mechanics.
Julio Cesar Bueno de Andrade*, Sao Paulo State University  UNESP.
(103611180) 
10:00 a.m.
Fragment Computing Categories and Fragment Consistent Functorial Models.
Cyrus F Nouranij*, http://projektakdmkrd.tripod.com
(103612122) 
10:15 a.m.
A framework for classical and quantum geometries.
M. D Iftime*, Boston U. and MCP
(10361448)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday March 16, 2008, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
The density functional theory of electronic structure.
Room 109, Warren Weaver Hall
Weinan E*, Princeton University
(10368101) 
Sunday March 16, 2008, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Algebraic rigidity and randomness in geometric group theory.
Room 109, Warren Weaver Hall
Ilya Kapovich*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(10362002) 
Sunday March 16, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Computational Fluid Dynamics, IV
Room 810, Silver Center
Organizers:
Daljit S. Ahluwalia, New Jersey Institute of Technology ahluwali@njit.edu
James G. Glimm, State University of New York at Stony Brook glimm@ams.sunysb.edu, ldalessio@notes.cc.sunysb.ed
Jean E. Taylor, NYUCourant Institute jtaylor@cims.nyu.edu

2:30 p.m.
The Boundary Integral Method for StokesDarcy Problems.
Svetlana Tlupova*, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Ricardo Cortez, Tulane University
(10367659) 
3:00 p.m.
Multiphase MHD at low magnetic Reynolds numbers.
Tianshi Lu*, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Jian Du, University of Utah
Roman Samulyak, Stony Brook University
(10367629) 
3:30 p.m.
A hybrid approach to simulating vibrated gasfluidized beds of fine powders.
Sung Joon Moon*, Princeton University
Sankaran Sundaresan, Princeton University
Ioannis G Kevrekidis, Princeton University
(103676194) 
4:00 p.m.
Modeling and Simulating the Fluid Dynamics of Electrowetting On Dielectric (EWOD) with Contact Line Friction.
Shawn W. Walker*, Courant Institute
Ricardo H. Nochetto, University of Maryland
Andrea Bonito, University of Maryland
(10367658)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday March 16, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on LFunctions and Automorphic Forms, IV
Room 206, Silver Center
Organizers:
Alina Bucur, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Akshay Venkatesh, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Stephen D. Miller, Rutgers University
Steven J. Miller, Brown University sjmiller@math.brown.edu

2:30 p.m.
An update on nonvanishing results for twists of automorphic Lseries.
Jeff Hoffstein*, Brown University
(10361198) 
3:00 p.m.
Partition statistics and quasiweak Maass forms.
Kathrin Bringmann, University of Minnesota
Frank Garvan, University of Florida
Karl Mahlburg*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(103611196) 
3:30 p.m.
Recent trends and advances in sieve methods.
Henryk Iwaniec*, Rutgers University
(103611147) 
4:00 p.m.
A Symplectic Test of the LFunctions Ratios Conjecture.
Steven J Miller*, Brown University
(10361149) 
4:30 p.m.
Orbital Counting for Infinite CoVolume Fuchsian Groups and Affine Linear Sieves.
Alex V Kontorovich*, Brown University
(10361151) 
5:00 p.m.
Algebraic Number Fields, Primes, and Photonic Devices.
P. Robert Kotiuga*, ECE Dept. Boston University
(103611126)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday March 16, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Elliptic Equations and Geometric Inequalities, IV
Room 101, Warren Weaver Hall
Organizers:
Fengbo Hang, Princeton University fhang@math.princeton.edu
Xiaodong Wang, Michigan State University xwang@math.msu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Problems in General Relativity.
Marcus A. Khuri*, Stony Brook University
(103683148) 
3:20 p.m.
Isometric embeddings and quasilocal mass.
MuTao Wang*, Columbia University
ShingTung Yau, Harvard University
(103653156) 
4:10 p.m.
Applications of Geometric Inequalities to the topology of manifolds with nonnegative Ricci Curvature.
Michael Munn*, CUNY Graduate Center
Christina Sormani, CUNY Graduate Center and Lehman College
(103658100)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday March 16, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:15 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Topology, IV
Room 208, Silver Center
Organizers:
Marco Varisco, Binghamton University, SUNY marco@math.binghamton.edu
David Rosenthal, St. John's University rosenthd@stjohns.edu

2:30 p.m.
Secondary Transfer and Higher Reidemeister Torsion.
Wojciech Dorabiala*, Department of Mathematics, Penn State Altoona
Bernard Badzioch, Department of Mathematics, SUNY, Buffalo
John Klein, Department of Mathematics, Wayne State University
Bruce Williams, Department of Mathematics, University of Notre Dame
(103655144) 
3:00 p.m.
$L^2$ Bettiless manifolds.
Sylvain Cappell*, Courant Institute, NYU
(103657152) 
4:00 p.m.
Rotation numbers, a generalized Maslov index and representation varieties.
Anna Wienhard*, Princeton University
Marc Burger, ETH Zuerich
Alessandra Iozzi, ETH Zuerich
(103622171) 
4:30 p.m.
Aspects of compact topological group actions.
Shmuel Weinberger*, University of Chicago
(103657111)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday March 16, 2008, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Northeast Hyperbolic Geometry, III
Room 1302, Warren Weaver Hall
Organizers:
Ara Basmajian, Hunter College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York abasmaji@hunter.cuny.edu
Ed Taylor, Wesleyan University ectaylor@wesleyan.edu

2:30 p.m.
Commutators in Groups of Hyperbolic Motions.
Ara Basmajian, Hunter College, CUNY
Bernard Maskit*, Stony Brook University
(10362095) 
3:00 p.m.
On the geometry of quasiconformally homogeneous domains.
Petra BonfertTaylor*, Wesleyan University
Edward Taylor, Wesleyan University
(10363057) 
3:30 p.m.
Some geometrical properties of the Teichm\"uller space of a Riemann surface rel a closed subset.
Sudeb Mitra*, Queens College of the City University of New York
(10363252) 
4:00 p.m.
Piecewise linear coordinates for spaces of finite disk patterns.
Reza Chamanara*, CUNY/Brooklyn College
(103651176) 
4:30 p.m.
Coincidence of conformal densities.
Kourosh Tavakoli*, Fordham University
(103630177) 
5:00 p.m.
Informative Words and Discreteness: Palindromes.
Jane Gilman*, RutgersNewark
Linda Keen, Lehman College, CUNY
(10362092)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday March 16, 2008, 2:30 p.m.4:25 p.m.
Session for Contributed Papers, III
Room 513, Warren Weaver Hall

2:30 p.m.
On existence and like results for a modified BBM equation that is applied to unidirectional propagation of long waves in certain nonlinear dispersive systems, with viscosity considered.
Timothy A Smith*, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
(10363510) 
2:45 p.m.
Computer Algorithms for Isometric Mapping with Ricci Flow.
Tuan CaoHuu*, York University (Canada)/MGH, Harvard Medcial School
(10363246) 
3:00 p.m.
On pharmonic mappings in the plane.
Tomasz Adamowicz*, Syracuse University
(10363526) 
3:15 p.m.
Uniqueness of Semilinear Elliptic Inverse Problem.
C Qu, Yunnan University, P. R. China
P Wang*, Penn State University
(10363514) 
3:30 p.m.
A variational approach to front propagation in reactiondiffusion equations and their singular limits.
Cyrill B Muratov*, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Matteo Novaga, University of Pisa
(10363567) 
3:45 p.m.
Dynamic Adhesive Contact of a Rod.
Sriyani Renuka Menike Rathugamage*, Rochester, Michigan
(103635121) 
4:00 p.m.
On the Painleve Property of two Partial Differential Equations.
Aloysius Bathi Kasturiarachi*, Kent State University, Stark Campus
(103635158) 
4:15 p.m.
The Numerical Solution of the Exterior Dirichlet Problem for Helmholtz Equationfor Oval of Cassini.
Yajni M. Warnapala*, Roger Williams University
Elizabeth Morgan, Roger Williams University
(10364505)

2:30 p.m.