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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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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

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)

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

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

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

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)

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)

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)
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