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1992 Spring Eastern Section Meeting
Bethlehem, PA, April 1112, 1992
Meeting #874
Associate secretaries: W Wistar Comfort, AMS wcomfort@wesleyan.edu
Sunday April 12, 1992

Sunday April 12, 1992, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Finite Geometry, III
Auditorium II, Neville Hall

8:30 a.m.
Some characterizations of quasisymmetric designs with a spread.
Mohan S. Shrikhande*, Central Michigan University
S. S. Sane, University of Bombay, India
(8740566)

9:00 a.m.
Locally classical generalized quadrangles.
D. Ghinelli*, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
(8745157)

9:30 a.m.
Unitals in symmetric designs.
Tran Van Trung*, University of Essen, Germany
R. Mathon, University of Toronto
(8740567)

10:00 a.m.
Nets and their codes.
Steven T. Dougherty*, Lehigh University
(8740523)

10:30 a.m.
A design and a code invariant under the simple group Co3.
Willem H. Haemers, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Christopher Parker, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Vera Pless, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
Vladimir D. Tonchev*, Michigan Technological University
(8740525)

Sunday April 12, 1992, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory, III
Room 343, Seeley G. Mudd Building

8:30 a.m.
Approximations to iterated loop spaces.
Jeffrey L. Caruso*, Carlisle, Massachusetts
(8745598)

9:00 a.m.
The fibre of the interated Freudenthal suspension.
Shiuchun Wong*, University of Toronto, Canada
(87455115)

9:30 a.m.
Level N elliptic cohomology.
Mark Hovey*, Yale University
J. Barr Von Oehsen, William Paterson College
(8745582)

10:00 a.m.
BrownGliter spectra and cobordism with singularities.
Boris I. Botvinnik*, York University
(87455117)

10:30 a.m.
On the dual spectrum of the classifying space of a torus.
ChunNip Lee*, Northwestern University
(8745505)

Sunday April 12, 1992, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Analysis, III
Room 353, Seeley G. Mudd Building

8:30 a.m.
Nonminimal critical points of the Higgs functional with arbitrary coupling constant.
L. M. Sibner*, Polytechnic Institute of New York
Janet Talvacchia, Swarthmore College
(8743508)

9:00 a.m.
Causal boundary of a product spacetime.
Steven G. Harris*, Saint Louis University
(87453135)

9:30 a.m.
Gap theorems for indefinite manifolds.
Lars Andersson, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Ralph Howard*, University of South Carolina, Columbia
(87483139)

10:00 a.m.
On the regularity of spherically symmetric wave maps.
Demetrios Christodoulou, New York UniversityCourant Institute
A. Shadi TahvildarZadeh*, Institute for Advanced Study
(87458105)

10:30 a.m.
3dimensional contact manifolds with the characteristic vector field section sign as an eigenvector of the Lapacian operator.
Haiwen Chen*, State University of New York, Stony Brook
(8745375)

Sunday April 12, 1992, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on New Invariants of Links and 3Manifolds, III
Room 253, Seeley G. Mudd Building

8:30 a.m.
Another way to calculate the Conway polynomial.
Fred Hickling*, Santa Clara University
(8745762)

9:00 a.m.
Different 3manifolds with the same invariants of Witten and ReshetikhinTuraev.
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska*, Boise State University
(87457101)

9:30 a.m.
Normal surface equations for branched covers.
John Hempel*, Rice University
(87457131)

10:00 a.m.
Torsion in skein modules of links in 3manifolds.
J\'ozef H. Przytycki*, University of California, Riverside
(87457123)

10:30 a.m.
Torsion class and universal constraint of Donaldson invariants for odd manifolds.
Selman Akbulut*, Michigan State University
Tom Mrowka, California Institute of Technology
Yongbin Ruan, Michigan State University
(87457132)

Sunday April 12, 1992, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Set Theory, III
Auditorium III, Neville Hall

8:30 a.m.
Infinitary hydra.
Dan Velleman*, Amherst College
(8740356)

9:00 a.m.
Informal Discussion

9:30 a.m.
Semimorasses and nonreflection at singular cardinals.
Piotr Koszmider*, University of Toronto
(8740315)

10:00 a.m.
Partition ordinals: The big picture.
Jean A. Larson*, University of Florida
(8740458)

10:30 a.m.
Informal Discussion

Sunday April 12, 1992, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Stochastic Processes, III
Room 201, ChristmasSaucon Hall

8:30 a.m.
Rice formula: The expected number of low and high level crossings for stationary stable processes.
Robert J. Adler, TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology, Israel
Gennady Samorodnitsky*, Cornell University
(8746019)

9:00 a.m.
Some nonlinear operators on two distribution functions.
R. M. Dudley*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(8746094)

9:30 a.m.
Densities with Gaussian tails.
A. A. Balkema, University of Amsterdam, Holland
Claudia Kl\"uppelberg, Eidgen Technological Hochschule, Germany
Sidney Resnick*, Cornell University
(8746020)

10:00 a.m.
Geography of level sets of the Brownian sheet.
Robert C. Dalang*, Tufts University
John B. Walsh, University of British Columbia
(8746009)

10:30 a.m.
Generalized stable moving averages.
Jan Rosinski*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(8746038)

Sunday April 12, 1992, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Sequence Spaces, III
Room 303, ChristmasSaucon Hall

9:00 a.m.
Weak sequential completeness of alphaduals.
Christopher E. Stuart*, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
(8744031)

9:30 a.m.
The weak gliding humps property.
Johann Boos*, Fern University, Germany
Dan Fleming, Saint Lawrence University
(8744611)

10:00 a.m.
Commutants for some classes of Hausdorff matrices.
B. E. Rhoades*, Indiana University, Bloomington
(8744077)

10:30 a.m.
A basis for c_o which fails the Wilansky property.
A. K. Snyder*, Lehigh University
(8744690)

Sunday April 12, 1992, 9:10 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Session on Applied and Applicable Mathematics
Room 203, ChristmasSaucon Hall

9:10 a.m.
Nearly optimal strategies for singularly perturbed wideband driven delay systems.
K. M. Ramachandran*, University of South Florida
(8746003)

9:25 a.m.
On the growth of the GaltonWatson predatorprey process.
John Coffey*, Purdue University, Calumet Campus
(8746001)

9:40 a.m.
Formules for the value of asian options.
Miguel A. Ari\~no*, University Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
(8749050)

9:55 a.m.
Stochastic modeling of seismic records based on their nonstationary feature.
G. R. DargahiNoubary*, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
(87462108)

10:10 a.m.
A note on the KirbyMelvin and ReshetikhinTuraev formulations of the Witten invariant.
Francis D. Lonergan*, Webster, Massachusetts
(8745570)

10:25 a.m.
A relation between the Casson invariant and the Jones polynomial.
David Mullins*, University of South Florida, New College
(8745761)

10:40 a.m.
Geometric aspects of Backlund transformations and Weingarten submanifolds.
Steven G. Buyske*, Lafayette College
(8745864)

Sunday April 12, 1992, 9:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Characteristic Classes, Algebraic KTheory, and Field Theory, III
Room 302, ChristmasSaucon Hall

9:30 a.m.
Geometric quantization and Ktheory.
Peter Woit*, Columbia University
(8748192)

10:00 a.m.
Informal Discussion

10:30 a.m.
Topological physics and geometric topology.
Louis Crane*, Yale University
(8745547)

Sunday April 12, 1992, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
Spectral flow, small eigenvalues and symplectic geometry applied to 3manifolds.
Auditorium I, Neville Hall
Edward Y. Miller*, Polytechnic Institute of New York
(87457136)

Sunday April 12, 1992, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Geometry of characteristic classes.
Auditorium I, Neville Hall
JeanLuc Brylinski*, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
(8745516)

Sunday April 12, 1992, 2:45 p.m.4:05 p.m.
Special Session on Finite Geometry, IV
Auditorium II, Neville Hall

2:45 p.m.
The use of projective geometry for shared secret schemes.
Albrecht Beutelspacher*, JustusLiebig University Giessen, Germany
(8740554)

3:15 p.m.
The discriminant divisor of an algebraic curve over a finite field.
Despina Polemis*, Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York
(8741407)

3:45 p.m.
The Sperner capacity of linear and nonlinear codes for the cyclic triangle.
A. R. Calderbank*, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey
P. Frankl, CNRS, France
R. L. Graham, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey
W.C. W. Li, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
L. A. Shepp, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey
(8740514)

Sunday April 12, 1992, 2:45 p.m.4:05 p.m.
Special Session on Sequence Spaces, IV
Room 303, ChristmasSaucon Hall

2:45 p.m.
Hausdorff operators on l_p.
David Borwein*, University of Western Ontario
Xiaopeng Gao, University of Western Ontario
(8744789)

3:15 p.m.
On analytic sequence spaces.
KarlGoswin GrosseErdmann*, Fern University, Germany
(8744687)

3:45 p.m.
On conservative summability methods that are potent.
Brian Kuttner, University of Manitoba
Mangalam R. Parameswaran*, University of Manitoba
(87440112)

Sunday April 12, 1992, 2:45 p.m.4:05 p.m.
Special Session on Characteristic Classes, Algebraic KTheory, and Field Theory, IV
Room 302, ChristmasSaucon Hall

2:45 p.m.
2Categories and quantum field theories.
Dennis A. McLaughlin*, Princeton University
(8745576)

3:15 p.m.
Compact Kahler manifolds and their embeddings in CP(n).
N. Michelacakis*, University College of London, England
(87453106)

3:45 p.m.
Informal Discussion

Sunday April 12, 1992, 2:45 p.m.4:05 p.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory, IV
Room 343, Seeley G. Mudd Building

2:45 p.m.
On the torsionfree integral cohomology of BSpin(n).
Jay A. Wood*, Purdue University, Calumet Campus
(8745527)

3:15 p.m.
Another look at twisted Steenrod actions on H*(V).
Mark W. Winstead*, University of Virginia
(8745528)

3:45 p.m.
On embedding polynomial functors in symmetric powers.
Piotr Krason*, Lehigh University
Nicholas J. Kuhn, University of Virginia
(87455104)

Sunday April 12, 1992, 2:45 p.m.4:35 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Analysis, IV
Room 353, Seeley G. Mudd Building

2:45 p.m.
Hypersurfaces of hyperbolic space that have nonnegative Ricci curvature.
Robert J. Currier*, Smith College
(8745365)

3:15 p.m.
Generalizing the collar lemma.
Ara Basmajian*, University of Oklahoma
(8745304)

3:45 p.m.
On the Einstein equation.
ChuanChih Hsiung*, Lehigh University
(8745360)

4:15 p.m.
On the possibilities for a convex domain to contain another in R^3.
Jiazu Zhou*, Temple University
(87453125)

Sunday April 12, 1992, 2:45 p.m.4:05 p.m.
Special Session on New Invariants of Links and 3Manifolds, IV
Room 253, Seeley G. Mudd Building

2:45 p.m.
A Seifert algorithm for knotted oriented surfaces.
J. Scott Carter*, University of South Alabama
Masahiko Saito, University of Texas, Austin
(8745717)

3:15 p.m.
Reidemeister moves for surface isotopies and their interpretation as moves to movies.
J. Scott Carter, University of South Alabama
Masahiko Saito*, University of Texas, Austin
(8745746)

3:45 p.m.
Triality in braid theory.
Michael Khovanov*, Yale University
(87457137)

Sunday April 12, 1992, 2:45 p.m.4:05 p.m.
Special Session on Set Theory, IV
Auditorium III, Neville Hall

2:45 p.m.
Special topologies on omega_1.
William G. Fleissner*, University of Kansas
(8745491)

3:15 p.m.
Informal Discussion

3:45 p.m.
Instances of dependent choice and the measurability of aleph_omega+1.
Arthur W. Apter*, Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York
Menachem Magidor, Hebrew University, Israel
(8740436)

Sunday April 12, 1992, 2:45 p.m.4:05 p.m.
Special Session on Stochastic Processes, IV
Room 201, ChristmasSaucon Hall

2:45 p.m.
Some problems in classical probability.
Abram Kagan, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey
Larry Shepp*, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey
(8746073)

3:15 p.m.
Selfnormalized trimmed sums: Nonormal limits.
Daniel C. Weiner*, Boston University
(8746041)

3:45 p.m.
Exact convergence rates for the bounded law of the iterated logarithm in Hilbert space.
Uwe Einmahl*, Indiana University, Bloomington
(87460100)
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