AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Day
Current as of Sunday, October 25, 2009 00:30:46
2009 Fall Central Section Meeting
Waco, TX, October 1618, 2009 (Friday  Sunday)
Meeting #1051
Associate secretaries: Susan J Friedlander, AMS susan@math.northwestern.edu
Friday October 16, 2009

Friday October 16, 2009, 12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Atrium, Baylor Sciences Bldg 
Friday October 16, 2009, 12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Atrium, Baylor Sciences Bldg 
Friday October 16, 2009, 2:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Aspects of Spectral Problems Related to Physics, I
E234, Baylor Sciences Bldg
Organizers:
Klaus Kirsten, Baylor University klaus_kirsten@baylor.edu
Gregory Berkolaiko, Texas A & M University berko@math.tamu.edu
Stephen Fulling, Texas A & M University fulling@math.tamu.edu
Jon Harrison, Baylor University jon_harrison@baylor.edu
Peter Kuchment, Texas A & M University kuchment@math.tamu.edu

2:00 p.m.
Two Themes of Rational Quantum Graphs.
Robert Carlson*, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
(105134115) 
3:00 p.m.
Spectra of selfsimilar groups.
Zoran Sunic*, Texas A&M University
(105137264) 
4:00 p.m.
Trace expansions for elliptic cone operators.
Juan B. Gil, Penn State Altoona
Thomas Krainer*, Penn State Altoona
Gerardo A. Mendoza, Temple University
(10515859) 
5:00 p.m.
Elliptic functions in cosmology.
Jennie D'Ambroise*, University of Massachusetts Amherst
(105183108)

2:00 p.m.

Friday October 16, 2009, 2:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Contemporary Complex and Special Function Theory, I
C123, Baylor Sciences Bldg
Organizers:
Roger W. Barnard, Texas Tech University barnard@math.ttu.edu
Kent Pearce, Texas Tech University kent.pearce@ttu.edu
Kendall Richards, Southwestern University richards@southwestern.edu
Alexander Solynin, Texas Tech University alex.solynin@ttu.edu
Brock Williams, Texas Tech University BROCK.WILLIAMS@ttu.edu

2:00 p.m.
Monotonicity and comparison results for conformal invariants.
Albert Baernstein II*, Washington University
A. Yu. Solynin, Texas Tech University
(105130131) 
2:30 p.m.
Some sufficient conditions for obtaining biLipschitz quasiconformal maps.
James T Gill*, University of Washington
(105130132) 
3:00 p.m.
Geometric characterization of planar BV extension domains.
Nageswari Shanmugalingam*, University of Cincinnati.
Pekka Koskela, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.
Michele Miranda, University of Ferrara, Italy.
(105130193) 
3:30 p.m.
Hyperbolizing Hyperspaces.
Zair Ibragimov*, California State University, Fullerton
(105130151) 
4:00 p.m.
Hyperbolic distortion for holomorphic maps.
C. David Minda*, University of Cincinnati
(10513076) 
4:30 p.m.
Applications of Circle Packing to Civil/Military Force Structures.
Eric M. Murphy*, Washington, DC
(105130248)

2:00 p.m.

Friday October 16, 2009, 2:00 p.m.5:15 p.m.
Special Session on Formations of Singularities in Geometric Flows, I
A235, Baylor Sciences Bldg
Organizers:
MariaCristina Caputo, University of Texas at Austin caputo@math.utexas.edu
Natasa Sesum, University of Pennsylvania

2:00 p.m.
Remarks on Ricci solitons.
HuaiDong Cao*, Lehigh University
(105153168) 
3:00 p.m.
Mean Curvature Flow with Surgeries.
John Head*, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)
(105151266) 
4:00 p.m.
Regularity for flows through semipermeable membranes.
Nestor Guillen*, University of Texas at Austin
(105135156) 
4:30 p.m.
Some preliminary results on the second order renormalization group flow.
Christine M Guenther*, Pacific University
(105158173)

2:00 p.m.

Friday October 16, 2009, 2:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on The Topology of Continua, I
A207, Baylor Sciences Bldg
Organizers:
David Ryden, Baylor University david_ryden@baylor.edu
Chris Mouron, Rhodes College mouronc@rhodes.edu
Sergio Macias, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico sergiom@matem.unam.mx

2:00 p.m.
The Group of Homeomorphisms of Certain Inverse Limit Spaces.
James E Keesling*, University of Florida
(105154225) 
2:30 p.m.
Inverse Limits of Postcritically Finite Polynomials.
Brian R Williams*, Baylor University
(105137186) 
3:00 p.m.
Prime end theory and inverse limits of Hadamard spaces.
Paul A Fabel*, Mississippi State University
(105157222) 
3:30 p.m.
The circle is not the generalized inverse limit of a subset of a subset of the square.
Alejandro Illanes*, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
(105154256) 
4:00 p.m.
The generalized inverse limits and simple nods.
Veronica MartinezdelaVega*, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
(105154260) 
4:30 p.m.
The Connectedness of Inverse Limits with Set Valued Functions.
Van C Nall*, University of Richmond
(105154201) 
5:00 p.m.
Inverse limits with upper semicontinuous bonding functions: a problem set.
W. T. Ingram*, Spring Branch, Texas
(105154202)

2:00 p.m.

Friday October 16, 2009, 2:00 p.m.5:15 p.m.
Special Session on Numerical Solutions of Singular or Perturbed Partial Differential Equation Problems with Applications, I
E231, Baylor Sciences Bldg
Organizers:
Peter Moore, Southern Methodist University pmoore@smu.edu
Qin Sheng, Baylor University Qin_Sheng@baylor.edu

2:00 p.m.
Computerfriendly representations of Green's functions for Laplace and KleinGordon equations.
Yuri A. Melnikov*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Middle Tennessee State University
(105135157) 
2:30 p.m.
Singularities in the unphysical complex plane for deep water waves.
Chao Xie*, The Ohio State University
(105176245) 
3:00 p.m.
Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Tumor Growth.
Serge Prudhome*, ICES, The University of Texas at Austin
J. Tinsley Oden, ICES, The University of Texas at Austin
Andrea Hawkins, ICES, The University of Texas at Austin
Kris van der Zee, ICES, The University of Texas at Austin
(105135254) 
3:30 p.m.
A mathematical model for foreign body reactions.
Jianzhong Su*, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas 76019, USA
Humberto Perez Gonzales, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas 76019, USA
Michail Todorov, Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Technical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
Hristo Kojouharov, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas 76019, USA
Liping Tang, Department of Bioengineering, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas 76019, USA
(105165197) 
4:00 p.m.
An Adaptively Weighted LeastSquares Finite Element Method for Convection Dominated Diffusion PDEs.
Myles Baker*, Baylor University / Wabash College REU
Sarah Farell, Bard College / Wabash College REU
(10513534) 
4:30 p.m.
Extrapolation of elliptic eigenvalue calculations on the whole space by the virial theorem.
Goong Chen*, Texas A&M University and National Taiwan University
Zhonghai Ding, University of NevadaLas Vegas
ChangShou Lin, National Taiwan University
Alain Perronnet, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie
Viswanath Ramakrishna, University of Texas at Dallas
Joe Ward, Texas A&M University
(10513528)

2:00 p.m.

Friday October 16, 2009, 2:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Models of Neuronal and Metabolic Mechanisms, I
E206, Baylor Sciences Bldg
Organizers:
Janet Best, Ohio State University jbest@math.ohiostate.edu
Michael Reed, Duke University reed@math.duke.edu

2:00 p.m.
Mathematical Analysis of SleepWake Distributions.
Janet A Best*, Ohio State University
Badal S Joshi, Duke University
Mark S Blumberg, University of Iowa
(105192213) 
2:30 p.m.
Computational approaches to studying hypothalamic gonadotropin releasinghormone (GnRH) neurons.
Kelly J Suter*, University of Texas San Antonio
(10510062) 
3:00 p.m.
Firing frequency regulation in a computational model of a midbrain dopaminergic neuron.
Anna Y Kuznetsova*, Dept Biol., UTSA
Alexey S Kuznetsov, Dept Math Sci, IUPUI
(105192140) 
3:30 p.m.
Neuromodulation of Synaptic Depression: Discrete dynamical system models predict changes in short term plasticity.
Emily Stone*, The University of MontanaMissoula
Josh Lawrence, The University of MontanaMissoula
(10519274) 
4:00 p.m.
Passive and Active Stabilization of Dopamine in the Striatum.
M. Reed*, Duke University
J. Best, The Ohio State University
H. F. Nijhout, Duke University
(10519218) 
4:30 p.m.
Discussion on new mathematical methods in neuroscience

2:00 p.m.

Friday October 16, 2009, 2:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra: Module and Ideal Theory, I
B114, Baylor Sciences Bldg
Organizers:
Lars W. Christensen, Texas Tech University lars.w.christensen@ttu.edu
Louiza Fouli, University of Texas at Austin lfouli@math.utexas.edu
David Jorgensen, University of Texas at Arlington djorgens@uta.edu

2:00 p.m.
Tight Closure in Nonexcellent Rings.
Raymond C. Heitmann*, University of Texas at Austin
(105113137) 
2:30 p.m.
On the Existence of Totally Reflexive Modules.
Kristen A. Beck*, The University of Texas at Arlington
David A. Jorgensen, The University of Texas at Arlington
(105113265) 
3:00 p.m.
Standard systems of parameters and rings with finite local cohomology.
Hamid Rahmati*, Texas Tech University
Frank Moore, Cornell University
(105113252) 
3:30 p.m.
When are multigraded modules CohenMacaulay?
CY Jean Chan, Central Michigan University
Christine K Cumming*, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Huy Tai Ha, Tulane University
(105113129) 
4:00 p.m.
Asymptotic behavior of value semigroups.
S. D. Cutkosky, University of Missouri  Columbia
K. Dalili*, University of Missouri  Columbia
O. Kashcheyeva, University of Illinois at Chicago
(105113196) 
4:30 p.m.
Free resolutions over small Gorenstein rings.
Liana M Sega*, University of Missouri  Kansas City
Ines Henriques, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
(105113204) 
5:00 p.m.
Semidualizing modules over certain Veronese subrings.
Sean SatherWagstaff*, North Dakota State University
Neil Epstein, University of Michigan
Karl Schwede, University of Michigan
(105113175)

2:00 p.m.

Friday October 16, 2009, 2:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis and Partial Differential Equations, I
C206, Baylor Sciences Bldg
Organizers:
Susan Friedlander, University of Southern California susanfri@usc.edu
Natasa Pavlovic, University of Texas at Austin natasa@math.utexas.edu
Nikolaos Tzirakis, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign tzirakis@math.uiuc.edu

2:00 p.m.
Global regularity of solutions to a class of systems of reactiondiffusion.
Alexis F. Vasseur*, University of Texas
Cristina Caputo, University of Texas
(105135214) 
2:30 p.m.
Partial Schauder estimates for secondorder elliptic and parabolic equations.
Hongjie Dong*, Brown University
(10513572) 
3:00 p.m.
Analyticity and Gevreyclass regularity up to the boundary for the Euler equations.
Igor Kukavica, University of Southern California
Vlad Vicol*, University of Southern California
(105135187) 
3:30 p.m.
On the equivalence of the BirkhoffRott and Euler descriptions of vortex sheet evolution.
Milton C. Lopes Filho, IMECCUNICAMP
Helena J. Nussenzveig Lopes*, IMECCUNICAMP
Steven Schochet, Tel Aviv University
(105176238) 
4:00 p.m.
Regularity of the primitive equations of the ocean.
Igor Kukavica*, University of Southern California
Mohammed Ziane, University of Southern California
(105135259) 
4:30 p.m.
Illposedness of the 3D NavierStokes equations in Besov spaces.
Alexey Cheskidov*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Roman Shvydkoy, University of Illinois at Chicago
(105135243) 
5:00 p.m.
Rotational Stokes waves.
Vera Mikyoung Hur*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(105135128)

2:00 p.m.

Friday October 16, 2009, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Applicable Algebraic Geometry, I
B105, Baylor Sciences Bldg
Organizers:
Luis David GarciaPuente, Sam Houston State University lgarcia@shsu.edu
Frank Sotille, Texas A&M University sottile@math.tamu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Identifiability of phylogenetic mixture models.
Elizabeth Allman, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Sonja Petrovic, University of Illinois, Chicago
John Rhodes, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Seth Sullivant*, North Carolina State University
(10511430) 
3:30 p.m.
A Fast Algorithm for Computing Geodesic Distances in Tree Space.
Megan Owen*, North Carolina State University
J. Scott Provan, University of North Carolina
(105192234) 
4:00 p.m.
What do Coxeter groups and Boolean networks have in common?
Matthew Macauley*, Clemson University
(105105219) 
4:30 p.m.
Probabilistic dynamical systems for reverse engineering of the yeast cell cycle network.
Elena S Dimitrova*, Clemson University
Abdul S Jarrah, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
(10511492) 
5:00 p.m.
Algebraic Statistical Model for Inferring Biochemical Reactions Network.
Grzegorz A Rempala*, Department of Biostatistics, Medical College of Georgia
(10516287)

3:00 p.m.

Friday October 16, 2009, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Global Analysis on Homogeneous Spaces, I
D105, Baylor Sciences Bldg
Organizers:
Ruth Gornett, University of Texas at Arlington rgornet@uta.edu
Ken Richardson, Texas Christian University k.richardson@tcu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Spaces of Smooth Orbifold Mappings.
Joseph E Borzellino*, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Victor Brunsden, Penn State Altoona
(10515745) 
3:30 p.m.
Geometric properties of GromovWitten varieties for homogeneous spaces.
Leonardo C Mihalcea*, Baylor University
Anders Buch, Rutgers University
(10511456) 
4:00 p.m.
Berezin Quantization of Quantum Homogeneous Spaces.
Jeremy Sain*, Clarendon College
(10514789) 
4:30 p.m.
Riemannian submersions from simple, compact Lie groups.
Martin Kerin, University of Muenster, Germany
Krishnan Shankar*, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
(105153120) 
5:00 p.m.
Toda flows on homogeneous spaces.
Barbara Shipman*, University of Texas at Arlington
(105170155)

3:00 p.m.

Friday October 16, 2009, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Lie Groups, Lie Algebras, and Representations, I
D114, Baylor Sciences Bldg
Organizers:
Markus Hunziker, Baylor University Markus_Hunziker@baylor.edu
Mark Sepanski, Baylor University Mark_Sepanski@baylor.edu
Ronald Stanke, Baylor University Ronald_Stanke@baylor.edu

2:30 p.m.
Singularities of free group character varieties.
Sean Dodd Lawton*, University of Texas, Pan American
Carlos Florentino, Instituto Superior Técnico
(105114270) 
3:00 p.m.
Modules of differential operators for vector field Lie algebras.
Charles H Conley*, University of North Texas
(10511741) 
3:30 p.m.
On realizations of Lie superalgebras in matrices over a Weyl algebra.
Elena Poletaeva*, Department of Mathematics, University of TexasPan American
(105117199) 
4:00 p.m.
Generalized Trace and Dimension Functions in Ribbon Categories.
Nathan Geer, Utah State University
Jonathan Kujawa*, University of Oklahoma
Bertrand PatureauMirand, Université de BretagneSud
(10511797) 
4:30 p.m.
Building two boundary diagram algebras.
Zajj B Daugherty*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(105116177) 
5:00 p.m.
Applications of generalized Young diagrams for Hermitian symmetric spaces.
W. Andrew Pruett*, Baylor University
Markus Hunziker, Baylor University
(105117192)

2:30 p.m.

Friday October 16, 2009, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Recent Developments on Turbulence, I
C230, Baylor Sciences Bldg
Organizers:
Eleftherios Gkioulekas, University of TexasPan American gkioulekase@utpa.edu
Michael Jolly, Indiana University msjolly@indiana.edu

3:00 p.m.
Dissipation range and anomalous sinks in steady twodimensional turbulence.
Eleftherios Gkioulekas*, University of TexasPan American
(10517690) 
3:30 p.m.
On convective instability & transition to turbulence in a mushy layer.
Mallikarjunaiah S Muddamallappa, The University of TexasPan American
Dambaru Bhatta*, The University of TexasPan American
Daniel N Riahi, The University of TexasPan American
(10517643) 
4:00 p.m.
Combining rotation and helicity in turbulent flows and the emergence of strong and persistent cyclonic columnar vortices.
Annick Pouquet*, NCAR
Julien Baerenzung, IMTG
Pablo Mininni, University of Buenos Aires, and NCAR
Duane Rosenberg, NCAR
(10517653) 
4:30 p.m.
Fourier Transforms and Wavelet Transforms in Turbulence.
Lokenath Debnath*, University of TexasPan American
(10517660) 
5:00 p.m.
The question of universal scaling coefficients for inertial range structure functions.
mogens v melander*, dept of Mathematics, SMU, Dallas TX
(105176102)

3:00 p.m.

Friday October 16, 2009, 4:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Dynamic Equations on Time Scales: Analysis and Applications, I
A236, Baylor Sciences Bldg
Organizers:
John M. Davis, Baylor University John_M_Davis@baylor.edu
Ian A. Gravagne, Baylor University Ian_Gravagne@baylor.edu
Robert J. Marks, Baylor University Robert_Marks@baylor.edu

4:00 p.m.
Oscillation criteria for first order dynamic equations.
Lynn H. Erbe, University of NebraskaLincoln 685880130
Taher S. Hassan, Mansoura University
Allan C. Peterson*, Univesity of NebraskaLincoln
(10513979) 
4:30 p.m.
Existence of resolvent for Volterra integral equations on time scales.
Youssef N Raffoul*, University of dayton
(10513796) 
5:00 p.m.
Classification of forms of the solutions to time varying and time invariant linear dynamic systems.
Jeffrey J DaCunha*, Spirit Global Energy Solutions
(105139135)

4:00 p.m.

Friday October 16, 2009, 5:40 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Invited Address
Representation theory and gauge theory.
B110, Baylor Sciences Bldg
David BenZvi*, University of Texas at Austin
(10510004)