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 Geometric Group Theory

Friday March 27, 2009, 2:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory
Room 445, Altgeld Hall
Organizers:
Sergei V. Ivanov, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign ivanov@math.uiuc.edu
Ilya Kapovich, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign kapovich@math.uiuc.edu
Igor Mineyev, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign mineyev@math.uiuc.edu
Paul E. Schupp, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign schupp@math.uiuc.edu

2:00 p.m.
Classifying surface bundles.
Daniel P. Groves*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(104720195) 
2:30 p.m.
Sofic groups and profinite topology on free groups.
Lev Glebsky*, UASLP, Mexico. UIUC visiting.
L.M. Rivera, University of Zacatecaz, Mexico
(104720369) 
3:00 p.m.
Dehn functions of solvable groups.
Kevin Wortman*, University of Utah
(104720335) 
3:30 p.m.
Search problems in group theory.
Vladimir Shpilrain*, The City College of New York
(104720324) 
4:00 p.m.
Packing subgroups and relative hyperbolicity.
G Christopher Hruska*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
Daniel T Wise, McGill University
(104720468)

2:00 p.m.

Saturday March 28, 2009, 9:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, II
Room 445, Altgeld Hall
Organizers:
Sergei V. Ivanov, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign ivanov@math.uiuc.edu
Ilya Kapovich, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign kapovich@math.uiuc.edu
Igor Mineyev, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign mineyev@math.uiuc.edu
Paul E. Schupp, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign schupp@math.uiuc.edu

9:00 a.m.
Combinatorial models of Julia sets and Group Theory.
Volodymyr Nekrashevych*, Texas A&M University
(104720418) 
10:00 a.m.
Combination and separation.
J F Manning*, SUNY at Buffalo
E MartínezPedroza, McMaster University
(104720322) 
10:30 a.m.
Actions of Maximal Growth.
Yuri A. Bahturin, Memorial University, Canada
Alexander Y. Olshanskii*, Vanderbilt University
(104720196) 
11:00 a.m.
Ranks of subgroups of free groups.
D. B. McReynolds*, University of Chicago
Larsen Louder, University of Michigan
(104720461)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday March 28, 2009, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, III
Room 445, Altgeld Hall
Organizers:
Sergei V. Ivanov, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign ivanov@math.uiuc.edu
Ilya Kapovich, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign kapovich@math.uiuc.edu
Igor Mineyev, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign mineyev@math.uiuc.edu
Paul E. Schupp, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign schupp@math.uiuc.edu

3:00 p.m.
Characterizing the solvability of the conjugacy problem in freebyfree and [free abelian]byfree groups.
Enric Ventura*, Universitat Politecnica Catalunya
(104720435) 
4:00 p.m.
Growth in BaumslagSolitar groups: Asymptotics.
Eric M Freden*, Southern Utah University
Jared Adams, Southern Utah University
(104720364) 
4:30 p.m.
Generalized expanders.
Lucas Sabalka*, Binghamton University
Jerry Kaminker, University of California, Davis
(104754420)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday March 29, 2009, 9:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, IV
Room 445, Altgeld Hall
Organizers:
Sergei V. Ivanov, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign ivanov@math.uiuc.edu
Ilya Kapovich, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign kapovich@math.uiuc.edu
Igor Mineyev, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign mineyev@math.uiuc.edu
Paul E. Schupp, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign schupp@math.uiuc.edu

9:00 a.m.
Geometry of groups, random walks, and polynomial maps over finite fields.
Mark Sapir*, Vanderbilt University
(104720238) 
10:00 a.m.
Krull dimension for limit groups.
Larsen E Louder*, University of Michigan
(104720392) 
10:30 a.m.
Frobenius Problem and dead ends in integers.
Zoran Sunic*, Texas A&M University
(104720429) 
11:00 a.m.
Tame combings for groups.
Sean Cleary, The City College of New York
Susan Hermiller*, University of Nebraska
Melanie Stein, Trinity College
Jennifer Taback, Bowdoin College
(104720252) 
11:30 a.m.
Some quotients of Coxeter groups.
Tadeusz Januszkiewicz*, Ohio State University
(104720262)

9:00 a.m.