# AMS Sectional Meeting Special Sessions

Current as of Saturday, April 4, 2009 00:27:24

**Program | Deadlines | Registration/Housing/Etc. | Special Event or Lecture | Inquiries: meet@ams.org**

### 2009 Spring Central Sectional Meeting

Urbana, IL, March 27-29, 2009 (Friday - Sunday)

Meeting #1047

Associate secretaries: **Susan J Friedlander**, AMS susan@math.northwestern.edu

Links to abstracts will be available approximately one week (for sectional meetings) to four weeks (for national meetings) after the abstracts deadline.

#### Special Sessions

*Special Session on Algebra, Geometry and Combinatorics***Rinat Kedem**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rinat@uiuc.edu**Alexander T. Yong**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ayong@uiuc.edu

*Special Session on Algebraic Methods in Statistics and Probability***Marlos A. G. Viana**, University of Illinois at Chicago viana@uic.edu

*Special Session on Complex Dynamics and Value Distribution***Aimo Hinkkanen**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign aimo@uiuc.edu**Joseph B. Miles**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign joe@math.uiuc.edu

*Special Session on Concrete Aspects of Real Positive Polynomials***Victoria Powers**, Emory University vicki@mathcs.emory.edu**Bruce Reznick**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reznick@illinois.edu

*Special Session on Differential Geometry and Its Applications***Stephanie B. Alexander**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign stephanieb.alexander@gmail.com**Jianguo Cao**, University of Notre Dame cao.7@nd.edu

*Special Session on Geometric Function Theory and Analysis on Metric Spaces***Sergiy Merenkov**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign merenkov@uiuc.edu**Jeremy Taylor Tyson**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign tyson@math.uiuc.edu**Jang-Mei Wu**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign wu@math.uiuc.edu

*Special Session on Geometric Group Theory***Sergei V. Ivanov**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ivanov@math.uiuc.edu**Ilya Kapovich**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kapovich@math.uiuc.edu**Igor Mineyev**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign mineyev@math.uiuc.edu**Paul E. Schupp**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign schupp@math.uiuc.edu

*Special Session on Graph Theory***Alexander V. Kostochka**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kostochk@math.uiuc.edu**Douglas B. West**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign west@math.uiuc.edu

*Special Session on Holomorphic and CR Mappings***John P. D'Angelo**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign jpda@math.uiuc.edu**Jiri Lebl**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign jlebl@math.uiuc.edu**Alex Tumanov**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign tumanov@math.uiuc.edu

*Special Session on Hyperbolic Geometry and Teichmuller Theory***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 Urbana-Champaign clein@math.uiuc.edu

*Special Session on The Interface Between Number Theory and Dynamical Systems***Florin Boca**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign fboca@math.uiuc.edu**Jeffrey Lagarias**, University of Michigan lagarias@umich.edu**Kenneth Stolarsky**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign stolarsk@math.uiuc.edu

*Special Session on Local and Homological Methods in Commutative Algebra***Florian Enescu**, Georgia State University fenescu@gsu.edu**Sandra Spiroff**, University of Mississippi spiroff@olemiss.edu

*Special Session on The Logic and Combinatorics of Algebraic Structures***John Snow**, Concordia University john.snow@cune.edu**Jeremy Alm**, Illinois College alm.academic@gmail.com

*Special Session on Mathematical Visualization***George K. Francis**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign gfrancis@uiuc.edu**Louis H. Kauffman**, University of Illinois at Chicago kauffman@uic.edu**Dennis Martin Roseman**, University of Iowa roseman@math.uiowa.edu**Andrew J. Hanson**, Indiana University hanson@cs.indiana.edu

*Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Applications***Igor Kukavica**, University of Southern California kukavica@usc.edu**Anna L. Mazzucato**, Pennsylvania State University mazzucat@math.psu.edu

*Special Session on Number Theory in the Spirit of Erdos***Kevin Ford**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ford@math.uiuc.edu**A. J. Hildebrand**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign hildebr@math.uiuc.edu

*Special Session on Operator Algebras and Operator Spaces***Zhong-Jin Ruan**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ruan@math.uiuc.edu**Florin P. Boca**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign fboca@math.uiuc.edu**Marius Junge**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign junge@math.uiuc.edu

*Special Session on Probabilistic and Extremal Combinatorics***Jozsef Balogh**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign jobal@math.uiuc.edu**Zoltan Furedi**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign z-furedi@math.uiuc.edu

*Special Session on Time, Scale and Frequency Methods in Harmonic Analysis***Richard S. Laugesen**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Laugesen@illinois.edu**Darrin M. Speegle**, St. Louis University speegled@slu.edu

*Special Session on Topological Dynamics and Ergodic Theory***Alica Miller**, University of Louisville amiller@erdos.math.louisville.edu**Joseph Rosenblatt**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rosnbltt@math.uiuc.edu

*Special Session on Topological Field Theories, Representation Theory, and Algebraic Geometry***Thomas Nevins**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign nevins@uiuc.edu**David Ben-Zvi**, University of Texas at Austin benzvi@math.utexas.edu

*Special Session on q-Series and Partitions***Bruce Berndt**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign berndt@math.uiuc.edu**Ae Ja Yee**, Pennsylvania State University yee@math.psu.edu