AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Special Session
Current as of Saturday, April 4, 2009 00:27:23
2009 Spring Central Sectional Meeting
Urbana, IL, March 2729, 2009 (Friday  Sunday)
Meeting #1047
Associate secretaries: Susan J Friedlander, AMS susan@math.northwestern.edu
Special Session on Hyperbolic Geometry and Teichmuller Theory

Friday March 27, 2009, 2:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Hyperbolic Geometry and Teichmuller Theory, I
Room 443, Altgeld Hall
Organizers:
Jason Deblois, University of Illinois at Chicago jdelbois@math.uic.edu
Richard P. Kent, IV, Brown University rpkfour@gmail.com
Christopher J. Leininger, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign clein@math.uiuc.edu

2:00 p.m.
Title: The Casson invariant and the word metric on the Torelli group.
Nathan Broaddus*, University of Chicago
Benson Farb, University of Chicago
Andrew Putman, MIT
(104757185) 
2:30 p.m.
The determinant of the Laplacian, Lyapunov exponents and volumes of strata of quadratic differentials.
Alex Eskin*, University of Chicago
(104737293) 
3:00 p.m.
Controlling covers of arithmetic orbifolds.
D B McReynolds*, University of Chicago
(104751107) 
3:30 p.m.
Discussion 
4:00 p.m.
Fourfree groups and hyperbolic geometry.
Marc Culler*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Peter B. Shalen, University of Illinois at Chicago
(104757316) 
4:30 p.m.
A combinatorial property of isometric Zactions and geodesic flow.
Ian Biringer*, University of Chicago
(104751149) 
5:00 p.m.
Epstein surfaces, trees, and bubbles.
David Dumas*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(104753182)

2:00 p.m.

Saturday March 28, 2009, 9:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Hyperbolic Geometry and Teichmuller Theory, II
Room 443, Altgeld Hall
Organizers:
Jason Deblois, University of Illinois at Chicago jdelbois@math.uic.edu
Richard P. Kent, IV, Brown University rpkfour@gmail.com
Christopher J. Leininger, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign clein@math.uiuc.edu

9:00 a.m.
Moduli spaces of hyperbolic manifolds.
Richard Canary*, University of Michigan
Peter Storm, University of Pennsylvania
(104757291) 
9:30 a.m.
Quasiconvexity of balls in Teichmueller space.
Anna B Lenzhen*, ANR Caen, France
Rafi Kasra, University of Oklahoma
(104751349) 
10:00 a.m.
Rank of the fundamental group of hyperbolic mapping tori.
Ian Biringer, University of Chicago
Juan Souto*, University of Michigan
(104751105) 
10:30 a.m.
Modular character varieties of knots.
Ben Klaff*, University of IllinoisChicago
Peter B. Shalen, University of IllinoisChicago
(104757387) 
11:00 a.m.
Dynamics of Generalized Interval Exchanges.
Vaibhav Gadre*, Caltech
(104737360)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday March 28, 2009, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Hyperbolic Geometry and Teichmuller Theory, III
Room 443, Altgeld Hall
Organizers:
Jason Deblois, University of Illinois at Chicago jdelbois@math.uic.edu
Richard P. Kent, IV, Brown University rpkfour@gmail.com
Christopher J. Leininger, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign clein@math.uiuc.edu

3:00 p.m.
The Local Topology of Deformation Spaces of Kleinian Surface Groups.
Aaron D Magid*, University of Michigan
(10475772) 
3:30 p.m.
Perturbed, Genus One Scherk Surfaces and Their Limits.
Casey Douglas*, Rice University
(10475395) 
4:00 p.m.
Uniform uniform exponential growth of subgroups of the mapping class group.
Johanna Mangahas*, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
(10475191) 
4:30 p.m.
Asymptotics for pseudoAnosovs in the Teichmüller lattice.
Joseph Maher*, Oklahoma State
(10475730)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday March 29, 2009, 10:00 a.m.12:20 p.m.
Special Session on Hyperbolic Geometry and Teichmuller Theory, IV
Room 443, Altgeld Hall
Organizers:
Jason Deblois, University of Illinois at Chicago jdelbois@math.uic.edu
Richard P. Kent, IV, Brown University rpkfour@gmail.com
Christopher J. Leininger, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign clein@math.uiuc.edu

10:00 a.m.
Asymptotics of pseudoAnosov dilatations.
ChiaYen Tsai*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(104753160) 
10:30 a.m.
Margulis numbers and trace fields.
Peter B Shalen*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(104753294) 
11:00 a.m.
Rigid conics and Teichmueller discs.
Christopher Martin Judge*, Indiana University
S. Allen Broughton, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(10475794) 
11:30 a.m.
Linear bound for the length of a conjugating element in the mapping class group.
Jing Tao*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(104751302) 
12:00 p.m.
A compactification for the space of singular Euclidean metrics on a surface.
Kasra Rafi*, University of Chicago
Moon Duchin, University of Michigan
Christopher Leininger, UIUC
(104751172)

10:00 a.m.