AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Special Session
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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 Geometric Topology

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, 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)

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)

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)
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