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Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting
University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
March 2729, 2015 (Friday  Sunday)
Meeting #1109
Associate secretaries:
Brian D. Boe, AMS brian@math.uga.edu
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory and Topology

Friday March 27, 2015, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory and Topology, I
Room 205, Shelby Center
Organizers:
Tara Brendle, University of Glasgow
Christopher Leininger, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Dan Margalit, Georgia Institute of Technology margalit@math.gatech.edu

Saturday March 28, 2015, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory and Topology, II
Room 205, Shelby Center
Organizers:
Tara Brendle, University of Glasgow
Christopher Leininger, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Dan Margalit, Georgia Institute of Technology margalit@math.gatech.edu

8:00 a.m.
Tori in the double handlebody.
Matt Clay*, University of Arkansas
Funda Gultepe, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
Kasra Rafi, University of Toronto
(110920170)

8:30 a.m.
Stability and convex cocompactness in mapping class groups.
Matthew Durham, University of Michigan
Samuel J Taylor*, Yale University
(110920106)

9:00 a.m.
The geometry of purely loxodromic subgroups of rightangled Artin groups.
Thomas Koberda, Yale University
Johanna Mangahas*, University at Buffalo
Samuel J Taylor, Yale University
(110920113)

9:30 a.m.
The primitivity index function for a free group, and untangling closed curves on surfaces.
Neha Gupta*, UIUC
(110920147)

10:00 a.m.
Palindromic automorphisms of free groups.
Neil J. Fullarton*, Rice University
(110920120)

10:30 a.m.
Separability Properties of RightAngled Artin Groups.
Priyam Patel*, Purdue University
(110920109)

Saturday March 28, 2015, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory and Topology, III
Room 205, Shelby Center
Organizers:
Tara Brendle, University of Glasgow
Christopher Leininger, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Dan Margalit, Georgia Institute of Technology margalit@math.gatech.edu

3:00 p.m.
Dual Digraphs and Entropy.
Eriko Hironaka*, Florida State University and AMS
Kasra Rafi, University of Toronto
Yael AlgomKfir, Haifa University
(110957131)

3:30 p.m.
Unbounded asymmetry of free group automorphism stretch factors.
Spencer Dowdall*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Ilya Kapovich, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Christopher J. Leininger, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(110920111)

4:00 p.m.
Computations in the mapping class group via global coordinates.
Dan Margalit, Georgia Tech
S Oyku Yurttas*, Georgia Tech
(110920122)

4:30 p.m.
PseudoAnosov mapping classes not arising from Penner's construction.
Hyunshik Shin*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Balazs Strenner, University of Wisconsin at Madison
(110957125)

5:00 p.m.
Algebraic degrees of pseudoAnosov mapping classes.
Balazs Strenner*, University of WisconsinMadison
(11095796)

5:30 p.m.
Problem session.

Sunday March 29, 2015, 8:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory and Topology, IV
Room 205, Shelby Center
Organizers:
Tara Brendle, University of Glasgow
Christopher Leininger, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Dan Margalit, Georgia Institute of Technology margalit@math.gatech.edu

8:00 a.m.
Thoughts on convex cocompactness in mapping class groups.
Richard Kent*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(11092090)

8:30 a.m.
Mapping class groups and simple covers.
Rebecca R. Winarski*, Wittenberg University
(110957112)

9:00 a.m.
Spectral rigidity for qdifferential metrics.
Anja Bankovic*, Boston College
Christopher Leininger, University of Illinois
(11095194)

9:30 a.m.
Finite rigid sets and homologically nontrivial spheres in the curve complex of a surface.
Joan Birman, BarnardColumbia University
Nathan Broaddus*, Ohio State University
William Manasco, University at BuffaloSUNY
(110920110)

10:00 a.m.
On the geometry of the flip graph.
Valentina Disarlo*, Indiana University Bloomington
(11092088)

10:30 a.m.
Random graphs and applications to Coxeter groups.
Jason Behrstock*, Columbia University and CUNY
(11090549)

11:00 a.m.
A logarithm law for the earthquake flow.
SerWei Fu*, Temple University
(11095747)

11:30 a.m.
Word metrics for arithmetic groups.
Kevin Wortman*, University of Utah
(110920127)
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