AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Day
Current as of Sunday, October 14, 2007 00:27:35
2007 Fall Eastern Section Meeting
New Brunswick, NJ, October 67, 2007 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1031
Associate secretaries: Lesley M Sibner, AMS lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Saturday October 6, 2007

Saturday October 6, 2007, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sale
Room 105, Scott Hall 
Saturday October 6, 2007, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Meetings Registration 
Saturday October 6, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Noncommutative Geometry and Arithmetic Geometry, I
Room 119, Scott Hall
Organizers:
Caterina Consani, Johns Hopkins University kc@math.jhu.edu
Li Guo, Rutgers University liguo@andromeda.rutgers.edu

8:00 a.m.
Discussion 
8:50 a.m.
Modular Hecke algebras and quantum statistical mechanics of Qlattices: an overview.
Alain Connes*, College de France, Paris; IHES, France; Vanderbilt U.
(10318188) 
9:40 a.m.
Discussion 
10:30 a.m.
Hypersurfaces from Feynman graphs.
Abhijnan Rej*, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics
(10311489)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 6, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, I
Room 101, Scott Hall
Organizers:
Jooyoun Hong, University of California Riverside hongucr@gmail.com
Wolmer V. Vasconcelos, Rutgers University vasconce@math.rutgers.edu

8:00 a.m.
Indices of Normalization of Ideals.
Claudia Polini*, University of Notre Dame
(103113129) 
8:30 a.m.
Blowups in monomialization problems.
Laura Ghezzi*, New York City College of Technology (CUNY)
(10311319) 
9:00 a.m.
Integral closure and estimation of jdeg.
Thuy Pham*, University of Toronto
(10311396) 
9:30 a.m.
An explicit, characteristicfree, equivariant homology equivalence between Koszul complexes.
Andrew R. Kustin*, University of South Carolina
(10311393) 
10:00 a.m.
A (weak) embedding theorem for modules of finite (phantom) projective dimension.
Mel Hochster, University of Michigan
Yongwei Yao*, Georgia State University
(10311382) 
10:30 a.m.
Triple resultants and the explicit calculation of certain HilbertKunz series.
Pedro Teixeira*, Knox College
(10311313)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 6, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Partial Differential Equations of Mathematical Physics, I (Dedicated to the Memory of Tom Branson)
Room 204, Scott Hall
Organizers:
Sagun Chanillo, Rutgers University chanillo@math.rutgers.edu
Michael K.H. Kiessling, Rutgers University miki@math.rutgers.edu
Avy Soffer, Rutgers University soffer@math.rutgers.edu

8:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks in Honor of Tom Branson 
8:10 a.m.
Applications of nonlinear hyperbolic problems to the theory of water waves.
Timothy A. Smith*, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach campus)
(10313510) 
8:40 a.m.
Extension to a classical theorem of Liouville and applications.
Y. Y. Li*, Rutgers University
(103135116) 
9:20 a.m.
Break 
9:30 a.m.
Prescribing $Q$curvature on four manifolds and related issues.
A. Malchiodi*, SISSA
(103135113) 
10:10 a.m.
The $p$mean curvature equation in 3D pseudohermitian geometry.
P. Yang*, Princeton University
(103135114)

8:00 a.m.

Saturday October 6, 2007, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Probability and Combinatorics, I
Room 206, Scott Hall
Organizers:
Jeffry N. Kahn, Rutgers University jkahn@math.rutgers.edu
Van Ha Vu, Rutgers University vanvu@math.rutgers.edu

9:00 a.m.
A probabilistic method for graphs of large girth.
Nicholas C Wormald*, University of Waterloo
(10310587) 
9:30 a.m.
Collision Time in Pollard's Rho for the Discrete Log Problem.
Prasad Tetali*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(10311186) 
10:00 a.m.
Nonlinear index coding outperforming the linear optimum.
Eyal Lubetzky*, Microsoft Research
Uri Stav, Tel Aviv University
(103105107) 
10:30 a.m.
The big vague probabilistic conjecture.
Jozsef Beck*, Rutgers University
(103105102)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday October 6, 2007, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Set Theory of the Continuum, I
Room 214, Scott Hall
Organizers:
Simon R. Thomas, Rutgers University sthomas@math.rutgers.edu

9:00 a.m.
Open colorings and automorphisms of the Calkin algebra.
Ilijas Farah*, York University
(10310335) 
9:40 a.m.
Steinhaus sets for finite configurations.
Su Gao*, University of North Texas
(10310362) 
10:20 a.m.
The stationary set splitting game.
Paul B Larson*, Miami University
Saharon Shelah, Hebrew University
(10310360)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday October 6, 2007, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Toric Varieties, I
Room 104, Scott Hall
Organizers:
Milena S. Hering, Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications hering@ima.umn.edu
Diane Maclagan, Rutgers University maclagan@math.rutgers.edu

9:00 a.m.
Syzygies of varieties lying on toric varieties.
Jessica Sidman*, Mount Holyoke College
(10311364) 
9:30 a.m.
Tate Resolutions for Products of Projective Spaces.
Evgeny Materov*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(10311497) 
10:00 a.m.
Algebraic properties of cut ideals.
Uwe Nagel, University of Kentucky
Sonja Petrovic*, University of Kentucky
(10311358) 
10:30 a.m.
Triangulated categories and toric varieties.
R. Paul Horja*, Oklahoma State University
Lev A. Borisov, University of Wisconsin at Madison
(103114135)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday October 6, 2007, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Analysis of Complex Laplacians, I
Room 205, Scott Hall
Organizers:
Siqi Fu, Rutgers University, Camden sfu@camden.rutgers.edu
Xiaojun Huang, Rutgers University, New Brunswick huangx@math.rutgers.edu
Howard J. Jacobowitz, Rutgers University, Camden jacobowi@camden.rutgers.edu

9:00 a.m.
Compactness of the complex Green operator.
Andrew S. Raich, Texas A&M University
Emil J. Straube*, Texas A&M University
(10313227) 
9:40 a.m.
Compactness of the complex Green operator II.
Andrew S Raich*, Texas A&M University
Emil J. Straube, Texas A&M University
(10313245) 
10:20 a.m.
Equivalence of Types.
Andreea Carina Nicoara*, Harvard University
(10313278)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday October 6, 2007, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Invariants of Lie Group Actions and Their Quotients, I
Room 116, Scott Hall
Organizers:
Tara S. Holm, Cornell University tsh@math.cornell.edu
Rebecca F. Goldin, George Mason University rgoldin@math.gmu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Kirwan surjectivity for Hamiltonian LGspaces in Ktheory.
Megumi Harada*, McMaster University
Paul Selick, University of Toronto
(10315139) 
9:30 a.m.
Symplectic actions of two\tori on four\manifolds.
Alvaro Pelayo*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(10315892) 
10:00 a.m.
Torsion and abelianization in equivariant cohomology and equivariant Chow theory.
Tara S. Holm, Cornell University
Reyer Sjamaar*, Cornell University
(10315533) 
10:30 a.m.
On the $S^1$equivariant cohomology of a compact symplectic manifold.
Silvia Sabatini*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(10315381)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday October 6, 2007, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Invited Address
Act globally, compute locally: Localization in symplectic geometry.
Room 123, Scott Hall
Tara S. Holm*, Cornell University
(10315304) 
Saturday October 6, 2007, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Invited Address
Isometric embeddings and quasilocal mass.
Room 123, Scott Hall
MuTao Wang*, Columbia University
(10315303) 
Saturday October 6, 2007, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Noncommutative Geometry and Arithmetic Geometry, II
Room 119, Scott Hall
Organizers:
Caterina Consani, Johns Hopkins University kc@math.jhu.edu
Li Guo, Rutgers University liguo@andromeda.rutgers.edu

3:00 p.m.
Hecke operators and distributions in characteristic p.
David M. Goss*, The Ohio State University
(10311124) 
3:50 p.m.
Modular forms in noncommutative geometry.
Matilde Marcolli*, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics
(10315850) 
4:40 p.m.
Arithmetic and $t$structures.
Niranjan Ramachandran*, University of Maryland
(10311484) 
5:20 p.m.
Phase transitions for Bost Connes systems for number fields.
Marcelo Laca*, University of Victoria
Nadia S. Larsen, University of Oslo
Sergey Neshveyev, University of Oslo
(10314667)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday October 6, 2007, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Probability and Combinatorics, II
Room 206, Scott Hall
Organizers:
Jeffry N. Kahn, Rutgers University jkahn@math.rutgers.edu
Van Ha Vu, Rutgers University vanvu@math.rutgers.edu

3:00 p.m.
On rainbow trees and cycles.
Alan M. Frieze*, Carnegie Mellon University
Michael Krivelevich, Tel Aviv University
(10310529) 
3:30 p.m.
The Power of Choice in a Generalized Polya Urn Model.
Gregory B Sorkin*, IBM Research
(103160137) 
4:00 p.m.
The Nullspace of Random Graphs.
Kevin P Costello*, Institute for Advanced Study/Rutgers
Van H Vu, Rutgers University
(103105124) 
4:30 p.m.
Discussion

3:00 p.m.

Saturday October 6, 2007, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, II
Room 101, Scott Hall
Organizers:
Jooyoun Hong, University of California Riverside hongucr@gmail.com
Wolmer V. Vasconcelos, Rutgers University vasconce@math.rutgers.edu

3:00 p.m.
Complete Intersections on Hypersurfaces of projective nspace.
Anthony Vito Geramita*, Queen's Univ. Kingston, Ont./ Univ. of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
Enrico Carlini, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Luca Chiantini, Univ. di Siena, Siena, Italia
(10311420) 
3:30 p.m.
Specialization of Ferrers ideals.
Alberto Corso*, Department of Mathematics, University of Kentucky
(103113126) 
4:00 p.m.
OddCycleFree Complexes and the Koenig Property.
Massimo Caboara, University of Pisa, Italy
Sara Faridi*, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
(10311366) 
4:30 p.m.
When is tight closure determined by the test ideal?
Janet C Vassilev, University of California, Riverside
Adela N Vraciu*, University of South Carolina
(10311351) 
5:00 p.m.
When is the Gorenstein Colength of an Artinian Local Ring Two or Less?
Ananthnarayan Hariharan*, University of Kansas
(10311330) 
5:30 p.m.
Full ideals.
Jooyoun Hong, University of California, Riverside
Heisook Lee, Ewha Womans University
Sunsook Noh*, Ewha Womans University
David E. Rush, University of California, Riverside
(103113134)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday October 6, 2007, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Set Theory of the Continuum, II
Room 214, Scott Hall
Organizers:
Simon R. Thomas, Rutgers University sthomas@math.rutgers.edu

3:00 p.m.
Essentially enslaved countable Borel equivalence relations.
Greg Hjorth*, University of Melbourne
(10310357) 
3:35 p.m.
Compactifications of the Natural Numbers and Polishable Subgroups of $S_\infty$.
Todor Tsankov*, California Institute of Technology
(10312295) 
4:10 p.m.
Banach spaces without minimal subspaces.
Valentin Ferenczi, Universit\'e Paris 6 and Universidade de Sa\~o Paulo
Christian Rosendal*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(10314628) 
4:45 p.m.
Localized cohomology in orbit equivalence and Borel reducibility theory.
Asger Dag Tornquist*, University of Toronto
(10310369) 
5:20 p.m.
Borel chromatic number of actions of $Z^n$.
Steve C Jackson*, University Of North Texas
(10310385)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday October 6, 2007, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Toric Varieties, II
Room 104, Scott Hall
Organizers:
Milena S. Hering, Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications hering@ima.umn.edu
Diane Maclagan, Rutgers University maclagan@math.rutgers.edu

3:00 p.m.
Multiplier ideals of sums via cellular resolutions.
ShinYao Jow, University of Michigan
Ezra Miller*, University of Minnesota
(10311463) 
3:30 p.m.
On the multiplier ideals of a monomial curve.
Howard Thompson*, Spring Arbor University
(103114120) 
4:00 p.m.
Combinatorial descriptions of the Mori cone of a toric variety.
Christine von Renesse*, Westfield State College, MA
(10311454) 
4:30 p.m.
Lower bounds for the minimum distance of a toric code.
Leah Gold, Cleveland State University
Ivan Soprunov*, Cleveland State University
Jenya Soprunova, Kent State University
(10311475) 
5:00 p.m.
Big Witt vectors and Kthery of toric varieties.
Joseph Gubeladze*, San Francisco State University
(10311953)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday October 6, 2007, 3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Special Session on Partial Differential Equations of Mathematical Physics, II (Dedicated to the Memory of Tom Branson)
Room 204, Scott Hall
Organizers:
Sagun Chanillo, Rutgers University
Michael K.H. Kiessling, Rutgers University miki@math.rutgers.edu
Avy Soffer, Rutgers University

3:00 p.m.
On a class of variational functional in conformal geometry.
S.Y. A. Chang*, Princeton University
H. Fang, IAS Princeton
(103135115) 
3:40 p.m.
Break 
4:00 p.m.
An estimate on the blowingup solutions of a fourth order equation.
Y. Xu*, Department of Mathematics, Courant Institute, NYU
(103135112) 
4:40 p.m.
Discussion 
5:20 p.m.
Discussion and Closing Remarks

3:00 p.m.

Saturday October 6, 2007, 3:00 p.m.6:10 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Analysis of Complex Laplacians, II
Room 205, Scott Hall
Organizers:
Siqi Fu, Rutgers University, Camden sfu@camden.rutgers.edu
Xiaojun Huang, Rutgers University, New Brunswick huangx@math.rutgers.edu
Howard J. Jacobowitz, Rutgers University, Camden jacobowi@camden.rutgers.edu

3:00 p.m.
Bergman kernels, Bernstein polynomials and MongeAmpere.
Steve Zelditch*, Johns Hopkins University
(10313023) 
3:40 p.m.
Geodesics in the space of K\"ahler metrics.
Jacob Sturm*, Rutgers University (Newark campus)
(103153103) 
4:20 p.m.
Boundary value problems for Maxwell's equations in exterior domains.
Charles L Epstein*, University of PA
(103135123) 
5:00 p.m.
Einstein equations and Local Embedding of 3dim CR manifolds.
C. Denson Hill*, Stony Brook University
(10313542) 
5:40 p.m.
Rigidity and Holomorphic Segre Transversality for Holomorphic Segre Maps.
Yuan Zhang*, Rutgers University
(10313255)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday October 6, 2007, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Invariants of Lie Group Actions and Their Quotients, II
Room 116, Scott Hall
Organizers:
Tara S. Holm, Cornell University tsh@math.cornell.edu
Rebecca F. Goldin, George Mason University rgoldin@math.gmu.edu

3:00 p.m.
The Stringy Algebraic Structures on Orbifolds and Topological Field Theory.
Takashi Kimura*, Boston University
(103153133) 
3:30 p.m.
Gauged GromovWitten invariants on surfaces with cylindrical ends.
Eduardo Gonzalez*, Rutgers University
Chris Woodward, Rutgers University
(103153101) 
4:00 p.m.
Equivariant GromovWitten theory: quantum Martin formula and quantum Kirwan map.
Chris T Woodward*, Rutgers New Brunswick
Eduardo Gonzalez, Rutgers New Brunswick
(10315852) 
4:30 p.m.
Twisted cohomology for differentiable stacks.
Ping Xu*, Penn State University
JeanLouis Tu, Universite Metz
(103153106)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday October 6, 2007, 3:00 p.m.5:10 p.m.
Session for Contributed Papers, I
Room 201, Scott Hall

3:00 p.m.
Some philosophical thoughts of Quantum Field Theory.
Julio Cesar Bueno de Andrade*, State S\~ao Paulo University  UNESP.
(10310306) 
3:15 p.m.
Extension of Menalus theorem and cyclic quadrilateral theorem for any polygon in a generalized form.
Shree Ram Gupta, Kendriya Vidhylaya, Jhansi, UP, India
Madhusuden Agrawal*, ANSYS Inc
(10310332) 
3:30 p.m.
Discussion. 
3:45 p.m.
Random Search with Memory.
William G Kolata*, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Stefan Kolata, Department of Psychology, Rutgers University
(10310515) 
4:00 p.m.
A Pair of Formulas Involving the Difference and Shift Operators and FibonacciLike Sequences.
Fangjun Arroyo*, Francis Marion University
Johnny Sun, Jilin University
(10310538) 
4:15 p.m.
Hopf Cyclic homology (in the sense of dual theory) of Connes Moscovici Hopf algebra .
Bahram Rangipour*, The University of New Bruswick
(10311836) 
4:30 p.m.
Convergence of Galerkin approximations for differential eigenvalue problems with derivative discontinuities.
Richard B Evans*, Rensselaer, Troy, NY
(103141139) 
4:45 p.m.
On commuting powers of Banach and Hilbert space operators.
Fotios C Paliogiannis*, St. Francis College
(10314608) 
5:00 p.m.
A topological vector space is Fr\'echetUrysohn iff it has bounded tightness.
J. K\c akol, A. Mickiewicz University, Pozna/'n, Poland
M. L\'opezPellicer, Universidad Polit\'ecnica, Valencia, Spain
A. R. Todd*, Baruch College, CUNY
(10314649)

3:00 p.m.

Saturday October 6, 2007, 8:00 p.m.8:50 p.m.
Einstein Public Lecture in Mathematics
Spacetime conformal geometry, and a new extended cosmology.
Room 123, Scott Hall
Sir Roger Penrose*, University of Oxford
(10315301)