AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Special Session
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2008 Fall Eastern Section Meeting
Middletown, CT, October 1112, 2008 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1042
Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS
lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory and Topology

Saturday October 11, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory and Topology, I
Room 109, Exley Science Center
Organizers:
Matthew Horak, University of WisconsinStout horakm@uwstout.edu
Melanie Stein, Trinity College melanie.stein@trincoll.edu
Jennifer Taback, Bowdoin College jtaback@bowdoin.edu

9:00 a.m.
Metric properties of braided and higherdimensional Thompson's groups.
Sean Cleary*, The City College of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center
Jose Burillo, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona
(10422045)

9:30 a.m.
Distortion of Subgroups of the Generalized Thompson groups $F(n_1,...,n_k)$.
Claire W Wladis*, BMCC/CUNY
(104220112)

10:00 a.m.
A Geometric Model for $\rm{Aut}(F_2)$.
Kim Ruane*, Tufts University
Adam Piggott, Bucknell University
Genevieve Walsh, Tufts University
(104220160)

10:30 a.m.
Twisted conjugacy classes for lamplighter groups.
Jennifer Taback, Department of Mathematics, Bowdoin College
Peter N Wong*, Department of Mathematics, Bates College
(10422073)

Saturday October 11, 2008, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory and Topology, II
Room 109, Exley Science Center
Organizers:
Matthew Horak, University of WisconsinStout horakm@uwstout.edu
Melanie Stein, Trinity College melanie.stein@trincoll.edu
Jennifer Taback, Bowdoin College jtaback@bowdoin.edu

3:00 p.m.
A useful odd finitely presented group.
Gilbert Baumslag*, The City College of New York
(10422076)

3:30 p.m.
Virtual Properties of Cyclically Pinched OneRelator Groups.
Gilbert Baumslag, City College, CUNY, New York
Benjamin Fine*, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT 05430
Charles F. Miller, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Douglas Troeger, City Collge, CUNY, New York
(10422090)

4:00 p.m.
Commutative transitive, conjugately separated abelian and restricted Gromov onerelator groups.
Gerhard Rosenberger*, Department of Mathematics, TU Dortmund
Benjamin Fine, Deparment of Mathematics, Fairfield University
Alexei Myasnikov, Deparment of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University
Volkmar grosse Rebel, Department of Mathematics, TU Dortmund
(10422034)

4:30 p.m.
Generic properties of finitely presented groups.
Robert H Gilman*, Stevens Institute of Technology
(104220168)

5:00 p.m.
Computer experiments on the Torelli group.
Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah
KaiUwe Bux, University of Virginia
Dan Margalit*, Tufts University
(104220186)

Sunday October 12, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory and Topology, III
Room 109, Exley Science Center
Organizers:
Matthew Horak, University of WisconsinStout horakm@uwstout.edu
Melanie Stein, Trinity College melanie.stein@trincoll.edu
Jennifer Taback, Bowdoin College jtaback@bowdoin.edu

8:30 a.m.
Quantum invariants of random 3manifolds.
Nathan Dunfield, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Helen M. Wong*, Bowdoin College
(104257180)

9:00 a.m.
Large scale geometry of certain solvable Lie groups.
Tullia Dymarz*, Yale University
(104222184)

9:30 a.m.
Intersections in Metabelian Groups.
Gilbert Baumslag, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, The City College of New York, CUNY
Charles F. Miller, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, University of Melbourne
Gretchen Ostheimer*, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Hofstra University
(10422075)

10:00 a.m.
Centralizer theorem for graph products of primary indecomposable cyclic groups.
Mauricio A. Gutierrez*, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155
(10422012)

10:30 a.m.
Generalizing the lamplighter group.
Andrew Dunlap Warshall*, Yale University
(104220107)
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