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1997 Spring Central Sectional Meeting
Detroit, MI, May 24, 1997
Meeting #922
Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS
susan@math.northwestern.edu
Sunday May 4, 1997

Sunday May 4, 1997, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Registration
Lobby Area, State Hall Building

Sunday May 4, 1997, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Lobby Area, State Hall Building

Sunday May 4, 1997, 9:30 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Invited Address
Singular Integrals and Multivariate Stochastic Processes: New Problems and Methods
Auditorium, Upper Deroy Building
Alexander L. Volberg*, Michigan State University
(9224203)

Sunday May 4, 1997, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Special Session on Partial Differential Equations: Theories, Applications and Numerical Approaches, IV
Room 114, State Hall Building
Organizers:
Jennifer Zhao, University of MichiganDearborn xich@umdsun2.umd.umich.edu
Frank J. Massey, III, University of MichiganDearborn fmassey@umf1.umd.umich.edu
Daoqi Yang, Wayne State University yang@math.wayne.edu

10:30 a.m.
Another fast algorithm for the heat conduction problems
R. C. Y. Chin, Purdue University at Indianaplis
S. Shao*, Cleveland State University
(92235168)

11:00 a.m.
The role of charge separation in the response of electrochemical systems
Daniel R. Baker*, General Motors Research and Development Center
Mark W. Verbrugge, General Motors Research and Development Center
(9223509)

11:30 a.m.
Analysis and computation of a cyclic plasticity model
Peter Shi*, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
(92235166)

12:00 p.m.
A New Scheme for the Incompressible NavierStokes Equations Employing AlternatingDirection Operator Splitting and Domain Decomposition
John T. Spyropoulos*, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
(92276257)

Sunday May 4, 1997, 10:30 a.m.12:20 p.m.
Special Session on Differential Geometry and Its Applications, IV
Room 123, State Hall Building
Organizers:
Daniel S. Drucker, Wayne State University drucker@math.wayne.edu
ChorngShi Houh, Wayne State University houh@math.wayne.edu

10:30 a.m.
Lightlike hypersurfaces of Lorentz framed manifolds.
Krishan L. Duggal*, University of Windsor
(9225363)

11:00 a.m.
Some basic facts about Lorentz surfaces
Naomi L Klarreich*, Case Western Reserve University
(92253199)

11:30 a.m.
Causality conditions on simply connected Lorentz surfaces
Luke A. Higgins*, Rutgers University
(92253177)

12:00 p.m.
Symplectic connections and quasars
Ivan C Sterling*, University of Toledo
Geoffrey Martin, University of Toledo
(9225373)

Sunday May 4, 1997, 10:30 a.m.12:50 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Topology, IV
Room 125, State Hall Building
Organizers:
Robert R. Bruner, Wayne State University rrb@math.wayne.edu
David Handel, Wayne State University handel@math.wayne.edu

10:30 a.m.
Classical homotopy techniques and telescopes
Paul L. Shick*, John Carroll University
(92255213)

11:00 a.m.
Connective Ktheory and the Chern character
Jay A. Wood*, Purdue University Calumet
(9225518)

11:30 a.m.
Hit polynomials and conjugation in the dual Steenrod algebra
Judith H. Silverman*, Indiana UniversityPurdue University at Columbus
(92255224)

12:00 p.m.
Identification of Infinite Loop Spaces Arising From Group Theory
Kathryn Lesh*, University of Toledo
(92255238)

12:30 p.m.
A simplicial model category structure for the category of small categories CAT
Wojciech Chacholski*, The Fields Institute
Jerome Scherer, ETH, Zurich
(92255237)

Sunday May 4, 1997, 10:30 a.m.12:20 p.m.
Special Session on Analysis and Geometry, IV
Room 113, State Hall Building
Organizers:
Carlos E. Kenig, University of Chicago cek@math.uchicago.edu
Tatiana Toro, University of Washington toro@math.washington.edu

10:30 a.m.
Local Schauder Estimate and Its Applications
Qing Han*, University of Notre Dame
(92235160)

11:00 a.m.
$C^\infty$ Regularity of the Free Boundary of the Porous Medium Equation
Panagiota Daskalopoulos*, University of California, Irvine
(92235275)

11:30 a.m.
Boundary Regularity for Free Boundary Problems with Two Phases
Alex Gurevich*, The University of Chicago
(92235154)

12:00 p.m.
Parabolic PDE's in timevarying domains, or with time varying coefficients
Steve Hofmann*, University of Missouri
John L. Lewis, University of Kentucky
(92242156)

Sunday May 4, 1997, 10:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Combinatorics, IV
Room 137, State Hall Building
Organizers:
Devadatta M. Kulkarni, Oakland University kulkarni@oakland.edu

10:30 a.m.
No feedback card guessing for dovetail shuffles
Mihai A. Ciucu*, MSRI, Berkeley
(92205138)

11:00 a.m.
A ``Fourier transform'' for multiplicative functions on noncrossing partitions
Alexandru M. Nica*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Roland Speicher, University of Heidelberg, Germany
(9220533)

11:30 a.m.
How many quartic graphs have integral spectra?
Allen J. Schwenk*, Western Michigan University
(92205276)

12:00 p.m.
Minimal transitive factorisations into pure cycles.
David M. Jackson*, University of Waterloo
(92205278)

12:30 p.m.
Problem Session

Sunday May 4, 1997, 11:00 a.m.12:20 p.m.
Special Session on Representation Theory of Finite Groups and Related Topics, IV
Room 129, State Hall Building
Organizers:
David Howard Gluck, Wayne State University dgluck@math.wayne.edu

11:00 a.m.
Calculating some Schur indices
Alexandre Turull*, University of Florida
(9222064)

11:30 a.m.
Feit's conjecture on $p$Steinberg characters
Pham Huu Tiep*, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210
(9222028)

12:00 p.m.
The McLaughlin Finite Simple Group $Mc$ and Dade's Conjecture.
John C. Murray*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(9222085)
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