AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Day
Current as of Saturday, October 18, 2008 00:36:13
2008 Fall Eastern Section Meeting
Middletown, CT, October 1112, 2008 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1042
Associate secretaries: Lesley M Sibner, AMS lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Sunday October 12, 2008

Sunday October 12, 2008, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Lobby, Exley Science Center 
Sunday October 12, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Model Theory and Its Applications, III
Room 121, Exley Science Center
Organizers:
Thomas Scanlon, University of California, Berkeley scanlon@math.berkeley.edu
Philip H. Scowcroft, Wesleyan University pscowcroft@wesleyan.edu
Carol S. Wood, Wesleyan University cwood@wesleyan.edu

8:00 a.m.
Model theory of probability spaces with an automorphism.
C. Ward Henson*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(10420393) 
8:30 a.m.
More decidable theories of nonprojectable $\mathit{l}$groups.
Brian Wynne*, Bard College at Simon's Rock
(10420388) 
9:00 a.m.
Geometric ganzstellensaetze in theories of valued fields.
Deirdre Haskell*, McMaster University
Yoav Yaffe, Hebrew University
(10420387) 
9:30 a.m.
Definability in characteristic $0$ henselian valued fields via the leading terms.
Joseph Flenner*, University of California, Berkeley
(104203171) 
10:00 a.m.
Quantifier elimination in valued Ore modules.
Luc Bélair*, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Françoise Point, FNRS  Université de MonsHainaut, Belgique.
(10420320) 
10:30 a.m.
A differential Chevalley theorem.
Eric Rosen*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(104203133)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on LowDimensional Topology, III
Room 141, Exley Science Center
Organizers:
Constance Leidy, Wesleyan University cleidy@wesleyan.edu
Shelly Harvey, Rice University shelly@rice.edu

8:00 a.m.
Broken Lefschetz fibrations on smooth 4manifolds.
Denis Auroux*, MIT
(10425746) 
8:30 a.m.
Higherorder genera of knots.
Peter D Horn*, Rice University
(10425798) 
9:00 a.m.
The Transverse Invariant and Bindings of Open Books.
David Shea VelaVick*, University of Pennsylvania
(10425483) 
9:30 a.m.
1relator grous and Heegaard splittings.
Joseph Masters*, SUNY Buffalo
(104257228) 
10:00 a.m.
Polygons inscribed in simple closed curves.
Elizabeth Denne*, Smith College
Jason Cantarella, University of Georgia, Athens
John McCleary, Vassar College
(104257208) 
10:30 a.m.
Cobordism of surface knots.
Kent Orr*, Indiana University
Vladimir Touraev, Indiana University
(104257221)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Computability Theory and Effective Algebra, III
Room 638, Exley Science Center
Organizers:
Joseph S. Miller, University of Connecticut joseph.miller@math.uconn.edu
David Reed Solomon, University of Connecticut solomon@math.uconn.edu
Asher Kach, University of Connecticut kach@math.uconn.edu

8:00 a.m.
A Feiner Look at the Intermediate Degrees.
Denis R. Hirschfeldt*, University of Chicago
Asher M. Kach, University of Connecticut
Antonio Montalbán, University of Chicago
(104203115) 
8:30 a.m.
Rank Homogeneous Trees and Turing Computable Embeddings.
Sara Quinn*, Northwestern University
E. Fokina, Kurt Goedel Research Center at the University of Vienna
J. F. Knight, University of Notre Dame
C. Maher, Colby College
A. Melnikov, Novosibirsk State University
(104203181) 
9:00 a.m.
Intrinsically Complete Relations on Linear Orders.
Daniel D Turetsky*, University of Wisconsin, Madison
(104203167) 
9:30 a.m.
When low information is no information.
Antonio Montalban*, University of Chicago
(10420347) 
10:00 a.m.
Amalgamation Constructions and Recursive Model Theory.
Uri Andrews*, University of California, Berkeley
(104203202) 
10:30 a.m.
Randomized Computation and Continuous Firstorder Logic.
Wesley Crain Calvert*, Murray State University
(10420361)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry, III
Room 137, Exley Science Center
Organizers:
Eyal Markman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst markman@math.umass.edu
Jenia Tevelev, University of Massachusetts, Amherst tevelev@math.umass.edu

8:00 a.m.
Stability conditions, wallcrossing and DonaldsonThomas invariants.
Arend Bayer*, University of Utah
(104214237) 
9:00 a.m.
Simply connected random surfaces.
Giancarlo Urzua*, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
(10421459) 
10:00 a.m.
Exceptional bundles associated to degenerations of surfaces.
Paul Hacking*, University of Washington
(10421457)

8:00 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2008, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Book Sale and Exhibit
Room 139, Exley Science Center 
Sunday October 12, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Topology, III
Woodhead Lounge, Exley Science Center
Organizers:
Mark A. Hovey, Wesleyan University mhovey@wesleyan.edu
Kathryn Lesh, Union College leshk@union.edu

8:30 a.m.
On the Symmetric Homology of Algebras.
Shaun V Ault*, The Ohio State University
(10421892) 
9:00 a.m.
Finite Chevalley groups and loop groups.
Masaki Kameko*, Toyama University of International Studies
(104255136) 
9:30 a.m.
Power operations and differentials in higher real $K$theory.
Michael A Hill*, University of Virginia
(104255140) 
10:00 a.m.
Spectral sequences of operad algebras.
Kristine Bauer*, University of Calgary
Laura Scull, Fort Lewis College
(10425568) 
10:30 a.m.
Calculus of Homotopy Functors Revisited.
Brenda Johnson*, Union College
Kristine Bauer, University of Calgary
Randy McCarthy, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(104255131)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Analysis on Metric Measure Spaces and on Fractals, III
Room 201, Exley Science Center
Organizers:
Piotr Hajlasz, University of Pittsburgh hajlasz@pitt.edu
Luke Rogers, University of Connecticut rogers@math.uconn.edu
Robert S. Strichartz, Cornell University str@math.cornell.edu
Alexander Teplyaev, University of Connecticut teplyaev@math.uconn.edu

8:30 a.m.
Discussion. 
9:00 a.m.
Derivations on Metric Measure Spaces.
Jasun Gong*, University of Pittsburgh
(104228164) 
9:30 a.m.
Lipschitz, Hölder and Sobolev surjections from Euclidean cubes.
Piotr Hajlasz, University of Pittsburgh
Jeremy Tyson*, University of Illinois
(10424695) 
10:00 a.m.
Regularity of certain minimal surfaces in the subRiemannian Heisenberg group.
Luca Capogna*, University of Arkansas
(10423527) 
10:30 a.m.
Density of Lipschitz maps in Sobolev spaces with Heisenberg group target.
Piotr Hajlasz*, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Mathematics
Jeremy Tyson, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
(104246229)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Convex and Integral Geometry, III
Room 58, Exley Science Center
Organizers:
Monika Ludwig, Polytechnic University of New York mludwig@poly.edu
Daniel Klain, University of Massachusetts, Lowell daniel_klain@uml.edu
Franz Schuster, Vienna University of Technology schuster@dmg.tuwien.ac.at

8:30 a.m.
Zonoids, intrinsic volumes, and multivariate medians.
Rick Vitale*, University of Connecticut
(10425285) 
9:00 a.m.
Small ball probability estimates for logconcave measures.
Grigorios Paouris*, Texas A&M University
(104252191) 
9:30 a.m.
Is the ball the only body of revolution having the constant perimeter of all boundaries of central sections?
Dmitry Ryabogin*, Kent State University
(104252207) 
10:00 a.m.
Determining centrally symmetric convex polyhedra by the perimeters of central sections.
SerWei Fu, University of South Carolina
Ralph Howard*, University of South Carolina
(104252173) 
10:30 a.m.
BrunnMinkowski type inequalities for Gaussian Measure.
Richard J. Gardner, Western Washington University
Artem Zvavitch*, Kent State University
(104252156)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Riemannian and Lorentzian Geometries, III
Room 422, Public Affairs Center
Organizers:
Ramesh Sharma, University of New Haven rsharma@newhaven.edu
Philippe Rukimbira, Florida International University rukim@fiu.edu

8:30 a.m.
The 1Nullity of Sasakian Manifolds.
Philippe Rukimbira*, Florida International University
(10425336) 
9:00 a.m.
Conformal geometry of contact metric manifolds.
Ramesh Sharma*, University Of New Haven
(10425310) 
9:30 a.m.
Some results on 4 dimensional austere submanifolds. .
Marianty Ionel*, University of Toledo
(104253244) 
10:00 a.m.
Discussion. 
10:00 a.m.
An invariant of Einstein conformally compact Kähler metrics.
Gideon Maschler*, Clark University
(104253245) 
10:30 a.m.
Discussion.

8:30 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Number Theory, III
Room 405, Exley Science Center
Organizers:
Wai Kiu Chan, Wesleyan University wkchan@wesleyan.edu
David Pollack, Wesleyan University dpollack@wesleyan.edu

8:30 a.m.
Representations of positive ternary quadratic forms.
ByeongKweon Oh*, Department of Applied Mathematics, Sejong University
(10421142) 
9:00 a.m.
Siegel's lemma outside of a union of varieties.
Lenny Fukshansky*, Claremont McKenna College
(104211109) 
9:30 a.m.
Multiplicative Properties and Parametrization of Integral Binary Quadratic Forms.
Andrew G. Earnest*, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Robert W. Fitzgerald, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(10421172) 
10:00 a.m.
Lattices, sphere packings and energy minimization.
Abhinav Kumar*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Henry Cohn, Microsoft Research New England
(104211198) 
10:30 a.m.
Intersections of polynomial orbits, and a dynamical MordellLang conjecture.
Dragos Ghioca, University of Lethbridge
Thomas J. Tucker, University of Rochester
Michael E. Zieve*, Rutgers University
(104211118)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2008, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Function Theory and Geometry, III
Room 421, Public Affairs Center
Organizers:
Petra BonfertTaylor, Wesleyan University pbonfert@wesleyan.edu
Katsuhiko Matsuzaki, Okayama University matsuzak@math.okayamau.ac.jp
Edward C. Taylor, Wesleyan University ectaylor@wesleyan.edu

8:30 a.m.
Some extensions of holomorphic motions.
Sudeb Mitra*, Queens College of the City University of New York
Hiroshige Shiga, Department of Mathematics, Tokyo Institute Of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
(10423277) 
9:00 a.m.
Geometric Integration Theory in Banach Spaces.
Marie A. Snipes*, University of Michigan
(104228125) 
9:30 a.m.
An Effective Compactness Theorem for Coxeter Groups.
Yvonne Lai*, University of Michigan
(104251154) 
10:00 a.m.
On injectivity of quasiregular mappings.
Tadeusz Iwaniec, Syracuse University
Leonid V Kovalev*, Syracuse University
Jani Onninen, Syracuse University
(10423044) 
10:30 a.m.
PositiveDefiniteness of the WeilPetersson extension on Quasifuchsian Space.
Martin J Bridgeman*, Boston College
(104251132)

8:30 a.m.

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)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on History of Mathematics, III
Room 309, Exley Science Center
Organizers:
Robert E. Bradley, Adelphi University bradley@adelphi.edu
Lawrence A. D'Antonio, Ramapo College of New Jersey ldant@ramapo.edu
Lee J. Stemkoski, Adelphi University stemkoski@adelphi.edu

9:00 a.m.
Samuel Hart Wright and the Yates County Chronicle.
J J Tattersall*, Providence College
(10420129) 
9:30 a.m.
Warren Colburn and His Influence on American Mathematics Textbooks.
Andrew B. Perry*, Springfield College
(104201151) 
10:00 a.m.
The Early History of Quasideterminants in the Nineteenth Century.
Francine F. Abeles*, Kean University
(10420109) 
10:30 a.m.
History of PutCall Parity.
Marina Vulis*, University of Bridgeport
(104201236)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2008, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Complex Geometry and Partial Differential Equations, III
Room 104, Public Affairs Center
Organizers:
Jacob Sturm, Rutgers University sturm@andromeda.rutgers.edu
Jian Song, Rutgers University jiansong@math.rutgers.edu

9:00 a.m.
Isolated Complex Singularity and Its CR Links.
Xiaojun Huang*, Rutgers University at New Brunswick
(10423230) 
9:40 a.m.
Hessian Equations on Compact Kahler Manifold.
Zuoliang Hou*, Department of Mathematics, Columbia University
(104235126) 
10:20 a.m.
BargmannFock Space Interpolation and Sampling From Singular Hypersurfaces in $\mathbb{C}^n$.
Dror Varolin*, Stony Brook University
(104232138)

9:00 a.m.

Sunday October 12, 2008, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Invited Address
Definitions of quasiconformality.
Room 150, Exley Science Center
Pekka Koskela*, University of Jyväskylän
(10423001) 
Sunday October 12, 2008, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Invited Address
Polynomial dynamics.
Room 150, Exley Science Center
Thomas Warren Scanlon*, University of California Berkeley
(10421404) 
Sunday October 12, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Topology, IV
Woodhead Lounge, Exley Science Center
Organizers:
Mark A. Hovey, Wesleyan University mhovey@wesleyan.edu
Kathryn Lesh, Union College leshk@union.edu

3:00 p.m.
Link invariants and functor calculus.
Ismar Volic*, Wellesley College
Brian Munson, Wellesley College
(104255182) 
3:30 p.m.
Deformation Ktheory and moduli spaces of representations.
Daniel A. Ramras*, Vanderbilt University
(104255153) 
4:00 p.m.
Discussion. 
4:30 p.m.
Connected covers of O and U, and Fivebrane structure.
Hisham Sati*, Yale University
(104255234)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday October 12, 2008, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Model Theory and Its Applications, IV
Room 121, Exley Science Center
Organizers:
Thomas Scanlon, University of California, Berkeley scanlon@math.berkeley.edu
Philip H. Scowcroft, Wesleyan University pscowcroft@wesleyan.edu
Carol S. Wood, Wesleyan University cwood@wesleyan.edu

3:00 p.m.
Some tractable trivial minimal sets in ACFA.
Alice Medvedev*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Thomas Scanlon, University of California, Berkeley
(104203178) 
3:30 p.m.
Tannakian Categories and Valuation Rings.
Meghan Anderson*, UC Berkeley
(104203218) 
4:00 p.m.
Definable subcategories of modules.
Philipp Rothmaler*, The City University of New York
(10421648) 
4:30 p.m.
Schemic Grothendieck rings.
Hans Schoutens*, City University of New York
(10421462) 
5:00 p.m.
Remarks on Zilber's pseudoexponentiation.
David Marker*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(104203150) 
5:30 p.m.
Stable, $\aleph_0$categorical Algebraic Structures.
Paul Baginski*, University of California, Berkeley
(104203239)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday October 12, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on LowDimensional Topology, IV
Room 141, Exley Science Center
Organizers:
Constance Leidy, Wesleyan University cleidy@wesleyan.edu
Shelly Harvey, Rice University shelly@rice.edu

3:00 p.m.
BieriNeumannStrebelRenz invariants and homology jumping loci.
Stefan Papadima, Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania
Alexander I. Suciu*, Department of Mathematics, Northeastern University
(10425781) 
3:30 p.m.
Slices of Planar Lagrangians.
Phil Eiseman, Haverford College
Jonathan D. Lima, Haverford College
Joshua M. Sabloff, Haverford College
Lisa Traynor*, Bryn Mawr College
(10425766) 
4:00 p.m.
Topological 4manifolds with infinite cyclic fundamental group.
Paul Melvin*, Bryn Mawr College
S. Friedl, University of Warwick
I. Hambleton, McMaster University
P. Teichner, University of California, Berkeley
(104257223) 
4:30 p.m.
Near forcefree magnetic fields, contact structures, open book decompositions, and HeegaardFloer homology.
P. Robert Kotiuga*, Boston University, ECE Dept.
(104278197)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday October 12, 2008, 3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Special Session on Computability Theory and Effective Algebra, IV
Room 638, Exley Science Center
Organizers:
Joseph S. Miller, University of Connecticut joseph.miller@math.uconn.edu
David Reed Solomon, University of Connecticut solomon@math.uconn.edu
Asher Kach, University of Connecticut kach@math.uconn.edu

3:00 p.m.
Separating complete sets with respect to strong notions of reducibility.
Brooke M Andersen*, Framingham State College
(10420322) 
3:30 p.m.
Spectra of Algebraic Fields.
Andrey Frolov, Dept. of Algebra and Logic, Kazan State University
Iskander Kalimullin, Dept. of Algebra and Logic, Kazan State University
Russell Miller*, Queens College and C.U.N.Y. Graduate Center
(10420384)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday October 12, 2008, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Analysis on Metric Measure Spaces and on Fractals, IV
Room 201, Exley Science Center
Organizers:
Piotr Hajlasz, University of Pittsburgh hajlasz@pitt.edu
Luke Rogers, University of Connecticut rogers@math.uconn.edu
Robert S. Strichartz, Cornell University str@math.cornell.edu
Alexander Teplyaev, University of Connecticut teplyaev@math.uconn.edu

3:00 p.m.
Homotopies of eigenfunctions, and the spectrum of the Laplacian on the Sierpinski carpet.
Steven M. Heilman*, Cornell University
Robert S. Strichartz, Cornell University
(104246175) 
3:30 p.m.
Approximation of the spectrum of the Laplacian operator on some Laakso spaces.
Kevin Romeo*, University of Connecticut
(104241113) 
4:00 p.m.
Spectral Operators on Vicsek Sets.
Sarah Constantin, Princeton University
Miles Wheeler*, Cornell University
(10423571) 
4:30 p.m.
Laplacians on Julia Sets.
Taryn C. Flock*, Yale University
Robert S. Strichartz, Cornell University
(104228110) 
5:00 p.m.
Spectral Decimation on the mBranch Tree.
Daniel J. Ford*, Providence College
Benjamin Steinhurst, University of Connecticut
(104247114)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday October 12, 2008, 3:00 p.m.5:45 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry, IV
Room 137, Exley Science Center
Organizers:
Eyal Markman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst markman@math.umass.edu
Jenia Tevelev, University of Massachusetts, Amherst tevelev@math.umass.edu

3:00 p.m.
From GromovWitten Invariants to Integer Counts.
Rahul Pandharipande, Princeton
Aleksey Zinger*, Stony Brook
(10421460) 
4:00 p.m.
Moduli and enumerative geometry of curves on rational ruled surfaces.
Maksym Fedorchuk*, Columbia University
(104214194) 
5:00 p.m.
Strong rational Connectedness of Smooth loci of log del Pezzo surfaces.
Chenyang Xu*, Math department, IAS
(104214170)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday October 12, 2008, 3:00 p.m.5:35 p.m.
Special Session on Complex Geometry and Partial Differential Equations, IV
Room 104, Public Affairs Center
Organizers:
Jacob Sturm, Rutgers University sturm@andromeda.rutgers.edu
Jian Song, Rutgers University jiansong@math.rutgers.edu

3:00 p.m.
On Locally Conformally Flat Gradient Shrinking Ricci Solitons.
Biao Wang*, Cornell University
(104253177) 
3:40 p.m.
The Hartogs phenomenon in line bundles over smooth toric varieties.
Malgorzata Aneta Marciniak*, Missouri University of Science and Technology
(10423218) 
4:20 p.m.
Discussion. 
5:00 p.m.
Discussion.

3:00 p.m.

Sunday October 12, 2008, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Number Theory, IV
Room 405, Exley Science Center
Organizers:
Wai Kiu Chan, Wesleyan University wkchan@wesleyan.edu
David Pollack, Wesleyan University dpollack@wesleyan.edu

3:00 p.m.
Finite conductor models for zeros near the central point of elliptic curve Lfunctions.
Steven J Miller*, Williams College
(10421143) 
3:30 p.m.
Bounds for the torsion of elliptic curves over extensions with bounded ramification.
Alvaro LozanoRobledo, Cornell University
Benjamin E. Lundell*, Cornell University
(10421115) 
4:00 p.m.
Ranks of abelian varieties over infinite extensions of the rationals.
Alvaro LozanoRobledo*, University of Connecticut  Storrs
(10421114) 
4:30 p.m.
Finiteness results on abelian varieties with constrained torsion.
Christopher Rasmussen*, Wesleyan University
Akio Tamagawa, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences
(104211124)

3:00 p.m.