AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Day
Current as of Saturday, March 22, 2008 00:20:43
2008 Spring Eastern Meeting
New York, NY, March 1516, 2008 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1036
Associate secretaries: Lesley M Sibner, AMS lsibner@duke.poly.edu
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.