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2009 Fall Western Section Meeting
Riverside, CA, November 78, 2009 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1054
Associate secretaries:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS
lapidus@math.ucr.edu,
lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Special Session on Knotting Around Dimension Three: A Special Session in Memory of XiaoSong Lin

Saturday November 7, 2009, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Knotting Around Dimension Three: A Special Session in Memory of XiaoSong Lin, I
Room B118, Bourns Hall
Organizers:
Martin Scharlemann, University of California Santa Barbara mgscharl@math.ucsb.edu
Mohammed Ait Nouh, University of California Riverside maitnouh@math.ucr.edu

8:30 a.m.
A nonstandard interpretation of the Thurston boundary of Teichmuller Space.
Daryl Cooper*, UCSB
(105403197)

9:00 a.m.
If smooth 4manifolds are puzzling, what are the pieces?
Ronald A Fintushel, Michigan State University
Ronald J Stern*, UC Irvine
(105457234)

9:30 a.m.
The kwidth of a knot.
Joel Hass*, University of California, Davis
J Hyam Rubinstein, University of Melbourne
Abigail Thompson, University of California, Davis
(10545739)

10:00 a.m.
New from old representations of braid groups.
Stephen Bigelow*, University of California at Santa Barbara
(105420166)

10:30 a.m.
Detecting rightveering homeomorphisms of the oncepunctured torus.
Emille Davie*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(105457236)

Saturday November 7, 2009, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Knotting Around Dimension Three: A Special Session in Memory of XiaoSong Lin, II
Room B118, Bourns Hall
Organizers:
Martin Scharlemann, University of California Santa Barbara mgscharl@math.ucsb.edu
Mohammed Ait Nouh, University of California Riverside maitnouh@math.ucr.edu

3:00 p.m.
Broken fibrations on $4$manifolds.
Rob Kirby*, UC Berkeley
David T. Gay, University of Cape Town
(105457224)

3:30 p.m.
Skein relations and quantizations of representations of surfaces groups.
Francis Bonahon*, University of Southern California
Helen Wong, Carleton College
(105457159)

4:00 p.m.
Networking Seifert surgeries on knots.
Arnaud Deruelle, Institute of Natural Sciences, Nihon University
Katura Miyazaki, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Denki University
Kimihiko Motegi*, Department of Mathematics, Nihon University
(105457188)

4:30 p.m.
On the knot complement problem for nonhyperbolic knots.
Daniel Matignon*, Université de Provence
(105457243)

5:00 p.m.
Braid groups and evolution algebras.
Jianjun Paul Tian*, Mathematics Department, the College of William and Mary
Carolyn Troha, Mathematics Department, the College of William and Mary
David Lutzer, Mathematics Department, the College of William and Mary
(10541784)

5:30 p.m.
Girth: Discussions, Comments, and Corrections.
Lisa Hernandez*, California Baptist University
(105454174)

Sunday November 8, 2009, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Knotting Around Dimension Three: A Special Session in Memory of XiaoSong Lin, III
Room B118, Bourns Hall
Organizers:
Martin Scharlemann, University of California Santa Barbara mgscharl@math.ucsb.edu
Mohammed Ait Nouh, University of California Riverside maitnouh@math.ucr.edu

Sunday November 8, 2009, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Knotting Around Dimension Three: A Special Session in Memory of XiaoSong Lin, IV
Room B118, Bourns Hall
Organizers:
Martin Scharlemann, University of California Santa Barbara mgscharl@math.ucsb.edu
Mohammed Ait Nouh, University of California Riverside maitnouh@math.ucr.edu
Inquiries: meet@ams.org