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2012 Spring Central Section Meeting
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
March 30  April 1, 2012 (Friday  Sunday)
Meeting #1081
Associate secretaries:
Georgia Benkart, AMS benkart@math.wisc.edu
Friday March 30, 2012

Friday March 30, 2012, 2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Book Sale and Exhibit
Room 4021, Wescoe Hall

Friday March 30, 2012, 2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Outside Room 4011, Wescoe Hall

Friday March 30, 2012, 2:45 p.m.3:45 p.m.
Invited Address
Welcome.
Room 3931, Wescoe Hall
Complexity of surface homeomorphisms.
Room 3931, Wescoe Hall
Christopher J. Leininger*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Benson Farb, University of Chicago
Dan Margalit, Georgia Instittute of Technology
(10815702)

Friday March 30, 2012, 4:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry and its Applications, I
Room 4023, Wescoe Hall
Organizers:
Yasuyuki Kachi, University of Kansas
B. P. Purnaprajna, University of Kansas purna@math.ku.edu
Sarang Sane, University of Kansas

Friday March 30, 2012, 4:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on Complex Analysis, Geometry and Probability, I
Room 4007, Wescoe Hall
Organizers:
Pietro PoggiCorradini, Kansas State University pietro@math.ksu.edu
Hrant Hakobyan, Kansas State University

4:00 p.m.
Quasisymmetric graphs and Zygmund functions.
Leonid V Kovalev*, Syracuse University
Jani Onninen, Syracuse University
(10813091)

4:30 p.m.
Uniformization of rectifiable surfaces.
Kai Rajala*, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
(10813090)

5:00 p.m.
Geometric properties of Schur class mappings of the unit ball in $\mathbb C^n$.
Michael Jury*, University of Florida
(108132317)

5:30 p.m.
Parabolic dynamics in the disk and in the ball.
Olena Ostapyuk*, University of Northern Iowa
(108130335)

6:00 p.m.
Nonuniqueness of convex bodies with prescribed volumes of sections and projections.
Dmitry Ryabogin*, Kent State University
(10815215)

6:30 p.m.
Energy minimal diffeomorphisms: existence and nonexistence.
Tadeusz Iwaniec, Syracuse University
NginTee Koh, Ohio University
Leonid V. Kovalev, Syracuse University
Jani Onninen*, Syracuse University
(108130383)

Friday March 30, 2012, 4:00 p.m.6:45 p.m.
Special Session on Dynamics and Stability of Nonlinear Waves, I
Room 4041, Wescoe Hall
Organizers:
Mat Johnson, University of Kansas matjohn@math.ku.edu
Myunghyun Oh, University of Kansas

4:00 p.m.
Refined Stability of Combustion Waves.
Gregory D Lyng*, University of Wyoming
(108135362)

4:30 p.m.
Fronts in a model for gasless combustion with heat loss.
Anna R Ghazaryan*, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Stephen Schecter, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Peter Simon, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
(10813537)

5:00 p.m.
Various families of traveling wave solutions of GrayScott model.
Vahagn Manukian*, Miami University Hamilton
(108135241)

5:30 p.m.
Traveling waves in reactiondiffusion equations coupled to a conservation law.
Alin Pogan*, Indiana University
(108135354)

6:00 p.m.
Nonlinear stability of defects.
Bjorn Sandstede*, Brown University
(10813520)

Friday March 30, 2012, 4:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Representation Theory, I
Room 4033, Wescoe Hall
Organizers:
Zongzhu Lin, Kansas State University zlin@math.ksu.edu
Zhiwei Yun, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Friday March 30, 2012, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Topology and Group Theory, I
Room 4035, Wescoe Hall
Organizers:
Richard P. Kent IV, University of WisconsinMadison
Christopher J. Leininger, University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign clein@math.uiuc.edu
Kasra Rafi, University of Oklahoma

Friday March 30, 2012, 4:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis and Applications, I
Room 4002, Wescoe Hall
Organizers:
Arpad Benyi, Western Washington University
David CruzUribe, Trinity College
Rodolfo Torres, University of Kansas torres@math.ku.edu

Friday March 30, 2012, 4:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on Interplay between Geometry and Partial Differential Equations in Several Complex Variables, I
Room 4001, Wescoe Hall
Organizers:
Jennifer Halfpap, University of Montana
Phil Harrington, University of Arkansas psharrin@uark.edu

Friday March 30, 2012, 4:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on Invariants of Knots, I
Room 4071, Wescoe Hall
Organizers:
Heather A. Dye, McKendree University hadye@mckendree.edu
Aaron Kaestner, University of Illinois at Chicago
Louis H. Kauffman, University of Illinois at Chicago

4:00 p.m.
Projective Representations of Mapping Classes of Surfaces coming from the Kauffman bracket.
Charles Frohman*, The University of Iowa
Michael Fitzpatrick, The University of Iowa
Joanna KaniaBrtoszynska, The National Science Foundation
(10815706)

5:00 p.m.
Computing 4move invariants.
Robert Todd*, University of Nebraska at Omaha
(10815764)

5:30 p.m.
An invariant for handlebodytangles.
Carmen Caprau*, California State University, Fresno
(10815792)

6:00 p.m.
On torsion in the Khovanov homology of knots.
Alexander N. Shumakovitch*, The George Washington University
(108157401)

6:30 p.m.
Khovanov homology for knotted webs.
David A Clark*, RandolphMacon College
Scott Morrison, UC Berkeley
Kevin Walker, Microsoft Station Q
(108157360)

Friday March 30, 2012, 4:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Statistics, I
Room 4012, Wescoe Hall
Organizers:
Zsolt Talata, University of Kansas talata@math.ku.edu

Friday March 30, 2012, 4:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on Mirror Symmetry, I
Room 4076, Wescoe Hall
Organizers:
Ricardo CastanoBernard, Kansas State University rcastano@math.ksu.edu
Paul Horja, Oklahoma State University
Zheng Hua, Kansas State University
Yan Soibelman, Kansas State University

Friday March 30, 2012, 4:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Applications, I
Room 4043, Wescoe Hall
Organizers:
Weishi Liu, University of Kansas
Erik Van Vleck, University of Kansas evanvleck@math.ku.edu

4:00 p.m.
Degeneracy, Complexity, and Robustness of Biosystems.
Yingfei Yi*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(108137127)

4:30 p.m.
Global Dynamics of a PlantHerbivore Model with ToxinDetermined Functional Response.
Wenzhang Huang*, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Zhilan Feng, Purdue University
(108134204)

5:00 p.m.
Concerning the uniform of a structural acoustic PDE model.
George Avalos*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(108135220)

5:30 p.m.
On the relationship of continuous and discrete models in systems biology.
Alan VelizCuba*, University of NebraskaLincoln
J. Arthur, North Carolina State University
L. Hochstetler, Asbury University
V. Klomps, Northwestern College
E. Korpi, University of WisconsinRiver Falls
(10813411)

6:00 p.m.
A Circuit Model of Neuron.
Bo Deng*, Department of Mathematics, University of NebraskaLincoln
(108192165)

Friday March 30, 2012, 4:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, I
Room 4051, Wescoe Hall
Organizers:
Weizhang Huang, University of Kansas huang@math.ku.edu
Xuemin Tu, University of Kansas
Erik Van Vleck, University of Kansas
Honggou Xu, University of Kansas

4:00 p.m.
Error estimates for Gaussian beam superpositions.
Hailiang Liu*, Iowa State University, Department of Mathematics, Ames, IA 500102064, USA.
Olog Runborg, KTH, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
Nicolay M. Tanushev, The University of Texas at Austin
(108165348)

4:30 p.m.
A local discontinuous Galerkin method for the secondorder wave equation.
Mahboub Baccouch*, University of Nebraska at Omaha
(108165326)

5:00 p.m.
A Local Discontinuous Galerkin method for HamiltonJacobi Equations.
Jue Yan*, Iowa State University
(10816514)

5:30 p.m.
Alternating evolution schemes for HamiltonJacobi equations.
Michael James Pollack*, Iowa State University
(108165325)

6:00 p.m.
Simulations of Discontinuous Shallow Water flows by Weighted Essential Nonoscillatory Schemes.
C. Lu*, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology
(108176125)

6:30 p.m.
An $h$adaptive RKDG method with different troubledcell indicators for hyperbolic conservation laws.
Hongqiang Zhu, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Jianxian Qiu*, Xiamen University
(108165104)

Friday March 30, 2012, 4:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on Partial Differential Equations, I
Room 4040, Wescoe Hall
Organizers:
Milena Stanislavova, University of Kansas
Atanas Stefanov, University of Kansas stefanov@math.ku.edu

4:00 p.m.
On the Cauchy problem of the CH and DP equations.
Alex A. Himonas*, University of Notre Dame
Curtis Holliman, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(10813561)

4:30 p.m.
An Improved Local Wellposedness Result for the Periodic "Good" Boussinesq Equation.
Seungly Oh*, University of Kansas
Atanas Stefanov, University of Kansas
(10813547)

5:00 p.m.
On the nonlocal symmetries of the $\mu$CamassaHolm equation.
Ognyan Borisov Christov*, Sofia University, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgaria
(108135215)

5:30 p.m.
Stability and the Synchronization Phase transition in the Kuramoto model.
Jared C Bronski*, University of Illinois
Lee DeVille, University of Illinois
Moon Jip Park, University of Illinois
(108135264)

6:00 p.m.
The cauchy problem for strongly dispersive twodimensional surface waves.
Felipe Linares, Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA)
Didier Pilod*, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
JeanClaude Saut, Université ParisSud
(10813544)

6:30 p.m.
Equivariant Schroedinger Maps in 2D with large data.
Ioan Bejenaru*, Univ of Chicago
A Ionescu, Princeton
C Kenig, Univ of Chicago
D Tataru, UC Berkeley
(108135258)

Friday March 30, 2012, 4:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on Singularities in Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, I
Room 4020, Wescoe Hall
Organizers:
Hailong Dao, University of Kansas
Lance E. Miller, University of Utah lmiller@math.utah.edu
Karl Schwede, Pennsylvania State University

Friday March 30, 2012, 4:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on Stochastic Analysis, I
Room 4008, Wescoe Hall
Organizers:
Jin Feng, University of Kansas
Yaozhong Hu, University of Kansas
David Hualart, University of Kansas nualart@math.ku.edu

Friday March 30, 2012, 4:30 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on Topics in Commutative Algebra, I
Room 4019, Wescoe Hall
Organizers:
Hailong Dao, University of Kansas hdao@math.ku.edu
Craig Huneke, University of Kansas
Daniel Katz, University of Kansas
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