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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
Special Session on Algebraic Combinatorial Geometry

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, 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

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)
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