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1998 Fall Eastern Section Meeting
State College, PA, October 2425, 1998
Meeting #937
Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS
lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Saturday October 24, 1998

Saturday October 24, 1998, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration and AMS Book Sale and Exhibit
Lobby, Schwab Auditorium

Saturday October 24, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Modeling of Inhomogeneous Materials: Homogenizaton and Related Topics, I
Room 160, Willard Building
Organizers:
Leonid Berlyand, The Pennsylvania State University berlyand@math.psu.edu
Karl Voss, The Pennsylvania State University voss@math.psu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Percolation in Sea Ice.
Kenneth M Golden*, University of Utah
(9373511)

8:25 a.m.
Gradient estimates related to composite media with closely spaced fibers.
Yanyan Li, Rutgers University
Michael Vogelius*, Rutgers University
(93735126)

8:50 a.m.
MRA Homogenization: An overview.
Anna C Gilbert*, AT&T LabsResearch
(9376524)

9:15 a.m.
Exact relations for composites: towards a complete solution.
Yury Grabovsky*, University of Utah
Graeme W Milton, University of Utah
Daniel S Sage, University of Utah
(9377314)

9:40 a.m.
Biot Fissured Media.
R. E. Showalter*, The University of Texas
(9373507)

10:05 a.m.
Heat Conduction in fine Scale Mixtures with Interfacial Contact Resistance.
Robert P Lipton*, Worcester Polytechnic Inst.
(9377308)

10:30 a.m.
Interfacial effects in electrorheological fluids.
Bogdan Vernescu*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(9377319)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Partitions and qSeries, I
Room 162, Willard Building
Organizers:
George E. Andrews, The Pennsylvania State University andrews@math.psu.edu
Ken Ono, The Pennsylvania State University ono@math.psu.edu
Scott D. Ahlgren, The Pennsylvania State University ahlgren@math.psu.edu

8:30 a.m.
Ramanujan and the Probability of Nuclear War.
William A. Beyer*, Los Alamos National Laboratory
(9374017)

9:00 a.m.
Plane partitions.
David M. Bressoud*, Macalester College
(9371131)

9:30 a.m.
A Family of Partitions with Attached Parts and "N copies of N".
Jose O Santos*, UNICAMP
Paulo Mondek, UFMS
(9371171)

10:00 a.m.
TypeB partitions and restricted permutations.
Rodica Simion*, The George Washington Univ.
(93705123)

10:30 a.m.
New Proofs and Generalizations of the RogersRamanujan Identities.
Tina Garrett, University of MinnesotaMinneapolis
Dennis W. Stanton, University of MinnesotaMinneapolis
Mourad E. H. Ismail*, University of South Florida
(93733144)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Automorphic Forms and Arithmetic Geometry, I
Room 358, Willard Building
Organizers:
Kevin L. James, The Pennsylvania State University klj@math.psu.edu
WenChing Winnie Li, The Pennsylvania State University wli@math.psu.edu

8:30 a.m.
Unipotent groups and curves of genus two.
David K Penniston*, Pennsylvania State University
(9371168)

9:00 a.m.
HilbertSiegel moduli spaces in positive characteristic.
Jeffrey D Achter*, UMass Amherst
(9371479)

9:30 a.m.
Newton Polygons as Lattic Points.
ChingLi Chai*, Univ. of Pennsylvania
(9371448)

10:00 a.m.
Hecke's convergence factor and modular forms of weight zero.
Marvin I Knopp*, Temple University
(9371166)

10:30 a.m.
Lattice Points in Ellipses and Dirichlet Series.
W. Duke*, Rutgers University
(9371193)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 8:45 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Operator Algebras and Noncommutative Geometry, I
Room 262, Willard Building
Organizers:
Victor Nistor, The Pennsylvania State University nistor@math.psu.edu
Paul F. Baum, The Pennsylvania State University baum@math.psu.edu
Adrian Ocneanu, The Pennsylvania State University adrian@math.psu.edu

8:45 a.m.
Some minimization problems for the free analogue of the Fisher information .
Alexandru M. Nica*, University of Waterloo
Dimitri Shlyakhtenko, U.C.L.A.
Roland Speicher, Universitat Heidelberg
(9370063)

9:30 a.m.
OperatorValued semicircular systems.
Dimitri Y Shlyakhtenko*, UCLA
(9374638)

10:15 a.m.
Subfactors and planar algebras of small dimension.
Dietmar Bisch*, University of California at Santa Barbara
(9374656)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on C*Algebraic Methods in Geometry and Topology, I
Room 362, Willard Building
Organizers:
Nigel D. Higson, The Pennsylvania State University higson@math.psu.edu
Erik Guentner, Dartmouth College guentner@dorset.dartmouth.edu
John D. Trout, Jr., Dartmouth College john.d.trout@dartmouth.edu

9:00 a.m.
Groupoids and the integration of Lie algebroids.
Victor Nistor*, Penn State Univ.
(9375849)

9:40 a.m.
An Operator Algebra Approach to Eta Invariants for Families.
Steven E. Hurder*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(93758125)

10:20 a.m.
The coarse BaumConnes conjecture for spaces which admit a uniform embedding into Hilbert space.
Guoliang Yu*, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder
(9371923)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Symplectic Geometry and Quantization, I
Room 258, Willard Building
Organizers:
JeanLuc Brylinski, The Pennsylvania State University jlb@math.psu.edu
Ranee Brylinski, The Pennsylvania State University rkb@math.psu.edu
Boris Tsygan, The Pennsylvania State University tsygan@math.psu.edu
Ping Xu, The Pennsylvania State University ping@math.psu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Strict Deformation Quantization of Symmetric Spaces.
Pierre Bieliavsky*, Dartmouth College
(9378172)

9:40 a.m.
On deformation quantization with seperation of variables of Poisson manifolds.
Alexander Astashkevich*, UC Davis
(9378192)

10:20 a.m.
On deformation theory of associative algebras.
Yan Soibelman*, Kansas State U
(93716113)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Metric Topology
Room 273, Willard Building
Organizers:
Steve Armentrout, The Pennsylvania State University sxa@math.psu.edu
Joseph Borzelino, The Pennsylvania State University borzelli@math.psu.edu
Hossein MovahediLankarani, The Pennsylvania State University hml@math.psu.edu
Robert Wells, The Pennsylvania State University wells@math.psu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Smooth finite dimensional embeddings.
R. Mansfield, Pensylvania State University
Hossein MovahediLankarani*, Pensylvania State University
Robert Wells, Pensylvania State University
(93753149)

9:30 a.m.
Almost flat subsets of euclidean spaces and lipschitz graphs.
Alireza RanjbarMotlagh*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
(93753148)

10:00 a.m.
On the Locally Euclidean Metric Gauge.
Juha Heinonen*, University of Michigan
(93753147)

10:30 a.m.
Minimal surfaces in Banach spaces, asymptotic volume of tori and Finsler filling volumes.
Dmitri Burago*, Pennsylvania State University
Sergei Ivanov, University of Illinois, Urbana
(93753152)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Least Squares and Total Least Squares, I
Room 260, Willard Building
Organizers:
Jesse L. Barlow, The Pennsylvania State University barlow@cse.psu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Recursive Total Least Squares and Complete Orthogonal Decompositions.
Jesse L Barlow*, The Pennsylvania State University
(9376529)

9:40 a.m.
The QuasiGramSchmidt Method and Sparse LowRank Approximations.
G. W. Stewart*, University of Maryland
(9376599)

10:20 a.m.
Total Least Squares in Image Processing.
Nirmal Kumar Bose*, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
(9371562)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Set Theory, I
Room 360, Willard Building
Organizers:
Thomas Jech, The Pennsylvania State University jech@math.psu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Some cardinal characteristics of the continuum .
Andreas R. Blass*, University of Michigan
(9370328)

9:30 a.m.
The automorphism tower problem revisited.
Simon R Thomas*, Rutgers University
(9370441)

10:00 a.m.
Measures on Boolean Algebras.
Fred Galvin, University of Kansas
Karel Prikry*, University of Minnesota
(9370457)

10:30 a.m.
Admissible Ordinals and Patterns of Resemblance.
Timothy J Carlson*, Department of Mathematics, The Ohio State University
(93703145)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:10 a.m.
Session for Contributed Papers
Room 217, Willard Building

9:00 a.m.
Orbits of Exponents. II.
Saul I. Drobnies*, San Diego State University
(9374016)

9:30 a.m.
Properties of Circulant and Negacirculant Matrices.
Eugene C. Boman*, PennState University
(9371544)

9:45 a.m.
Compositions of Polynomials with Coefficients in a given Field.
Alan L Horwitz*, Penn State University
(9373987)

10:00 a.m.
Generalized Fourier transform and Maslov's canonical operator.
Vladimir Tulovsky*, St. John's University
(9373518)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 11:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
AUD, Schwab Auditorium

11:00 a.m.
Welcome.
Gary Mullen*, Chair, Department of Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University

11:05 a.m.
Opening remarks.
Daniel Larson*, Dean, Eberly College of Science, The Pennsylvania State University

Saturday October 24, 1998, 11:15 a.m.12:05 p.m.
Invited Address
Character Theory.
AUD, Schwab Auditorium
Jeffrey Adams*, University of Maryland
(93722131)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
The BaumConnes Conjecture.
AUD, Schwab Auditorium
Nigel D. Higson*, Pennsylvania State University

Saturday October 24, 1998, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Partitions and qSeries, II
Room 162, Willard Building
Organizers:
George E. Andrews, The Pennsylvania State University andrews@math.psu.edu
Ken Ono, The Pennsylvania State University ono@math.psu.edu
Scott D. Ahlgren, The Pennsylvania State University ahlgren@math.psu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Lecture hall partitions.
Kimmo Eriksson*, Royal Institute of Technology
(9370542)

3:00 p.m.
Multivariable maj statistics.
Dennis W Stanton*, University of Minnesota
Dongsu Kim, KAIST
(93705103)

3:30 p.m.
MacMahon's Master Theorem and rational functions with nonnegative power series coefficients.
Ira M. Gessel*, Brandeis University
(9370595)

4:30 p.m.
Divisibility of restricted partition functions.
John H Rickert*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(93711110)

5:00 p.m.
Proving congruences for partition functions.
Dennis Eichhorn*, University of Illinois
(93711111)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 2:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Special Session on C*Algebraic Methods in Geometry and Topology, II
Room 362, Willard Building
Organizers:
Nigel D. Higson, The Pennsylvania State University higson@math.psu.edu
Erik Guentner, Dartmouth College guentner@dorset.dartmouth.edu
John D. Trout, Jr., Dartmouth College john.d.trout@dartmouth.edu

2:30 p.m.
A coarse look at Bott periodicity.
John Roe*, Penn State
(9371922)

3:30 p.m.
Concordance classes of positive scalar curvature metrics.
Stephan A Stolz*, Notre Dame
(93753118)

4:10 p.m.
Counterexample to the GromovLawsonRosenberg conjecture .
Thomas Schick*, visiting research fellow
(9375376)

4:50 p.m.
Assembly and Applications.
James F Davis*, Indiana University
(93757130)

5:30 p.m.
The Baum Connes map and assembly.
Erik K. Pedersen*, Binghamton University
(9371965)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 2:30 p.m.5:40 p.m.
Special Session on Modeling of Phase Transitions of Partially Ordered Physical Systems, I
Room 158, Willard Building
Organizers:
MariaCarme T. Calderer, The Pennsylvania State University mcc@math.psu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Discussion

3:10 p.m.
A ThreeDimensional Superconductor in a Strong Magnetic Field.
Patricia Bauman*, Purdue University
Melvyn Royer, Parkland College
(93735133)

3:50 p.m.
Weak Continuity of Minors and Lower Semicontinuity Results in Nonlinear Elasticity.
Irene Fonseca*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
(93735132)

4:30 p.m.
The Configurations of Bipolar Droplets of Nematic Liquid Crystals.
Quan Shen*, Purdue University
Carme Calderer, Penn State University
Chun Liu, Penn State University
(93735139)

5:10 p.m.
Existence of Solutions for the Dynamics System of Smectic A Liquid Crystals.
Chun Liu*, Penn State University
(93735138)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 2:30 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Symplectic Geometry and Quantization, II
Room 258, Willard Building
Organizers:
JeanLuc Brylinski, The Pennsylvania State University jlb@math.psu.edu
Ranee Brylinski, The Pennsylvania State University rkb@math.psu.edu
Boris Tsygan, The Pennsylvania State University tsygan@math.psu.edu
Ping Xu, The Pennsylvania State University ping@math.psu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Multiplets of representations and a new kind of Dirac operartor involving a cubic term .
Bertram Kostant*, Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
(9372250)

3:10 p.m.
The dispersionless limit of the Toda system and Toeplitz quantization.
A. Bloch, University of Michigan
T. Paul, CEREMADE
A. Uribe*, University of Michigan
(9377043)

3:50 p.m.
Moment maps and Riemannian symmetric pairs.
Luis O'Shea, Cornell University
Reyer Sjamaar*, Cornell University
(9375885)

4:30 p.m.
Homotopy Gerstenhaber algebras.
Alexander A. Voronov*, Michigan State University
(9378140)

5:10 p.m.
Formal solution of the master equation via HPT.
Johannes Huebschman, Universite de Lille I
Jim Stasheff*, UNCChapel Hill
(9375891)

5:50 p.m.
Compatible deformations.
Murray Gerstenhaber*, University of Pennsylvania
Anthony Giaquinto, Loyola University of Chicago
(93718122)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Automorphic Forms and Arithmetic Geometry, II
Room 358, Willard Building
Organizers:
Kevin L. James, The Pennsylvania State University klj@math.psu.edu
WenChing Winnie Li, The Pennsylvania State University wli@math.psu.edu

2:30 p.m.
On a Positivity Property of the Riemann Xi Function.
Jeffrey C Lagarias*, A T & T Labs
(93711104)

3:00 p.m.
Universal Deformation Rings and Embedding Problems.
Ted C Chinburg*, Univ. of Pennsylvania
Frauke M Bleher, Univ. of Pennsylvania
(9371126)

3:30 p.m.
Galois representations with nonsurjective traces.
Chantal David*, Concordia University
Hershy Kisilevsky, Concordia University
Francesco Pappalardi, University of Roma III
(9371154)

4:00 p.m.
$p$adic properties of Artin representations.
Vinayak Vatsal*, University of Toronto
(9371174)

4:30 p.m.
A $q$analogue of Mahler Expansions.
Keith Conrad*, Ohio State Univeristy
(9371158)

5:00 p.m.
Exponential sums and cryptography.
Daniel B Lieman*, University of Missouri
(9371188)

5:30 p.m.
Bound for incomplete hyperKloosterman sum.
Wenzhi Luo*, Princeton University
(9371130)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 2:30 p.m.6:25 p.m.
Special Session on Operator Algebras and Noncommutative Geometry, II
Room 262, Willard Building
Organizers:
Victor Nistor, The Pennsylvania State University nistor@math.psu.edu
Paul F. Baum, The Pennsylvania State University baum@math.psu.edu
Adrian Ocneanu, The Pennsylvania State University adrian@math.psu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Joint Special Session talk by John Roe in Room 362.

3:30 p.m.
Twist Positivity.
Arthur Jaffe*, Harvard Univ.
(9378167)

4:15 p.m.
The eta invariant, relative cyclic cocycles and quasiaction of groups.
Hitoshi Moriyoshi*, Keio University
(9375896)

5:00 p.m.
Homotopical algebra and cyclic cohomology.
Masoud Khalkhali*, University of Western Ontario
(9371873)

5:45 p.m.
Analog BaumConnes map and an index theorem for manifols with proper actions.
Ronghui Ji*, IUPUI
(9375897)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 2:40 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Set Theory, II
Room 360, Willard Building
Organizers:
Thomas Jech, The Pennsylvania State University jech@math.psu.edu

2:40 p.m.
Squares, scales and stationary sets.
James Cummings*, CMU
(9370386)

3:20 p.m.
Square below a superstrong.
Ernest Schimmerling*, CMU and UConn
(9370389)

4:00 p.m.
Sigma ideals and generic reals.
Jindrich Zapletal*, Dartmoth College
(9370332)

4:40 p.m.
The domestic levels of $K^c$ are iterable.
Itay Neeman*, Harvard University
John R Steel, University of California at Berkeley
(9370464)
Sunday October 25, 1998

Sunday October 25, 1998, 7:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration and AMS Book Sale and Exhibit
Lobby, Schwab Auditorium

Sunday October 25, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Modeling of Inhomogeneous Materials: Homogenizaton and Related Topics, II
Room 160, Willard Building
Organizers:
Leonid Berlyand, The Pennsylvania State University berlyand@math.psu.edu
Karl Voss, The Pennsylvania State University voss@math.psu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Energy minimization and recoverable strains in shapememory polycrystals.
Kaushik Bhattacharya*, California Institute of Technology
(9377309)

8:25 a.m.
On the new model for the vibrating of a thin plate with rapidly oscillating boundary .
Gregory A Chechkin*, Moscow State University
Doina Cioranescu, Universite ParisVI
(9373510)

8:50 a.m.
From Atomic to Continuum for Nanoscale Deformable Objects.
Richard D James*, University of Minnesota
Gero Friesecke, University of Oxford
(9377312)

9:15 a.m.
Distribution of minimum values of weakly stochastic functionals.
Victor L. Berdichevsky*, Wayne State University
(9378213)

9:40 a.m.
Microscopic misfit strains in polycrystals.
Oscar P Bruno*, Caltech
Guillermo H Goldsztein, Caltech
(9377306)

10:05 a.m.
Remarks about the dynamics of the FokkerPlanck Equation.
David Kinderlehrer*, Carnegie Mellon University
(93773101)

10:30 a.m.
Secondorder estimates of the selfconsistent type for nonlinear polycrystals.
Pedro Ponte Castaneda*, University of Pennsylvania
(9377305)

Sunday October 25, 1998, 8:20 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Symplectic Geometry and Quantization, III
Room 258, Willard Building
Organizers:
JeanLuc Brylinski, The Pennsylvania State University jlb@math.psu.edu
Ranee Brylinski, The Pennsylvania State University rkb@math.psu.edu
Boris Tsygan, The Pennsylvania State University tsygan@math.psu.edu
Ping Xu, The Pennsylvania State University ping@math.psu.edu

8:20 a.m.
Morita equivalence of Poisson manifolds and Poisson (co)homology.
Viktor L Ginzburg*, University of California Santa Cruz
(93758116)

9:00 a.m.
Cohomology rings of nonabelian symplectic quotients.
S Tolman, UIUC
J Weitsman*, UCSC
(93758115)

9:40 a.m.
The Verlinde formula for moduli spaces of parabolic bundles.
Lisa Claire Jeffrey*, Univ. of Toronto
(93758106)

10:20 a.m.
The Verlinde formulas as fixed point formulas .
Anton Alekseev, Uppsala University
Eckhard Meinrenken, University of Toronto
Chris T Woodward*, Rutgers University
(9375360)

Sunday October 25, 1998, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Partitions and qSeries, III
Room 162, Willard Building
Organizers:
George E. Andrews, The Pennsylvania State University andrews@math.psu.edu
Ken Ono, The Pennsylvania State University ono@math.psu.edu
Scott D. Ahlgren, The Pennsylvania State University ahlgren@math.psu.edu

8:30 a.m.
Discussion.

9:00 a.m.
Properties of $\left( 2,3\right) $core partitions.
Lawrence H.T. Sze*, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
(9370594)

9:30 a.m.
Two identities for mock theta function in Ramanujan's lost notebook .
YounSeo Choi*, University of Illinois
(9371169)

10:00 a.m.
Eisenstein series in Ramanujan's Lost Notebook.
Bruce C. Berndt, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Heng H. Chan, National University of Singapore
Jaebum Sohn, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Seung H. Son*, University of Missouri
(9371127)

10:30 a.m.
Permutation Statistics and $q$Rook Polynomials.
James B Haglund*, Penn. State. Univ.
(9370578)

Sunday October 25, 1998, 8:45 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Operator Algebras and Noncommutative Geometry, III
Room 262, Willard Building
Organizers:
Victor Nistor, The Pennsylvania State University nistor@math.psu.edu
Paul F. Baum, The Pennsylvania State University baum@math.psu.edu
Adrian Ocneanu, The Pennsylvania State University adrian@math.psu.edu

8:45 a.m.
Characters of cycles and equivariant Chern character.
Alexander Gorokhovsky*, Ohio State University
(9375881)

9:30 a.m.
$S^1$ Equivariant Novikov Conjecture.
John W Lott*, University of Michigan
(9375851)

10:15 a.m.
Hopf algebra cyclic cohomology and characteristic classes of foliations.
Alain Connes, Coll\`ege de France, Paris
Henri Moscovici*, Ohio State University
(93746107)

Sunday October 25, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on C*Algebraic Methods in Geometry and Topology, III
Room 362, Willard Building
Organizers:
Nigel D. Higson, The Pennsylvania State University higson@math.psu.edu
Erik Guentner, Dartmouth College guentner@dorset.dartmouth.edu
John D. Trout, Jr., Dartmouth College john.d.trout@dartmouth.edu

9:00 a.m.
On the Bivariant Chern Character.
Paul Baum*, The Pennsylvania State University
(9371980)

9:40 a.m.
A counterexample to a question on the rationality of the trace map.
Ranja Roy*, SUNY at Binghamton
(9371915)

10:20 a.m.
Index Theory for Algebraic Ktheory.
Edward Bruce Williams*, U. of Notre Dame
(9371945)

Sunday October 25, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Least Squares and Total Least Squares, II
Room 260, Willard Building
Organizers:
Jesse L. Barlow, The Pennsylvania State University barlow@cse.psu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Solving Total Least Squares Problems in Information Filtering.
Michael W. Berry*, University of Tennessee
Eric P. Jiang, University of Tennessee
(9371546)

9:40 a.m.
Lanczos Method with InnerOuter Iterations.
Hongyuan Zha*, Penn State Univ.
(93765100)

10:20 a.m.
Intrinsic least square estimators on manifolds and their asymptotic distributions.
Victor Patrangenaru*, Georgia State University
(93762112)

Sunday October 25, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Automorphic Forms and Arithmetic Geometry, III
Room 358, Willard Building
Organizers:
Kevin L. James, The Pennsylvania State University klj@math.psu.edu
WenChing Winnie Li, The Pennsylvania State University wli@math.psu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Tame construction of supercuspidal representations.
JiuKang Yu*, Princeton Univ
(93722105)

9:30 a.m.
RankinSelberg Integrals in Two Complex Variables.
Daniel Bump, Stanford University
Solomon Friedberg*, Boston College
David Ginzburg, TelAviv University
(9371121)

10:00 a.m.
The Holomorphic Kernel of the RankinSelberg Convolution.
Dorian Goldfeld*, Columbia University
(9371175)

10:30 a.m.
Arithmeticity of Fuchsian groups of the first kind.
Dihua Jiang*, University of Minnesota
Ilya PiatetskiShapiro, Yale University
(93711108)

Sunday October 25, 1998, 9:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Set Theory, III
Room 360, Willard Building
Organizers:
Thomas Jech, The Pennsylvania State University jech@math.psu.edu

9:30 a.m.
Discussion.

10:00 a.m.
Filters and sequences.
Slawomir J. Solecki*, Indiana University
(93703114)

10:30 a.m.
Images of coanalytic sets.
Greg Hjorth*, UCLA
(9370490)

Sunday October 25, 1998, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
The Determinant of the Laplacian on Compact Manifolds.
AUD, Schwab Auditorium
Kate Okikiolu*, University of California, San Diego
(93753153)

Sunday October 25, 1998, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Aspects of stability theory for pattern formation in reactiondiffusion equations.
AUD, Schwab Auditorium
Tasso J. Kaper*, Boston University

Sunday October 25, 1998, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Partitions and qSeries, IV
Room 162, Willard Building
Organizers:
George E. Andrews, The Pennsylvania State University andrews@math.psu.edu
Ken Ono, The Pennsylvania State University ono@math.psu.edu
Scott D. Ahlgren, The Pennsylvania State University ahlgren@math.psu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Zeros of certain modular functions.
Frank G Garvan*, University of Florida
(93711109)

3:00 p.m.
The HallLittlewood Polynomials, the Finite General Linear Groups, and the RogersRamanujan Identities.
Jason E Fulman*, Dartmouth College
(9370539)

3:30 p.m.
Partitions Defined by Rank Conditions.
Sylvie Corteel, LRI, Orsay
Carla D Savage*, North Carolina State University
Radhika Venkatraman, GTE
(9370577)

4:00 p.m.
Bernoulli Trials and qIdentities.
Don P. Rawlings*, California Polytechnic State University
(9376070)

4:30 p.m.
Congruences for $m$ary Partitions: Revisiting the Work of Andrews and others.
James A Sellers*, Cedarville College
(9371134)

Sunday October 25, 1998, 2:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Special Session on C*Algebraic Methods in Geometry and Topology, IV
Room 362, Willard Building
Organizers:
Nigel D. Higson, The Pennsylvania State University higson@math.psu.edu
Erik Guentner, Dartmouth College guentner@dorset.dartmouth.edu
John D. Trout, Jr., Dartmouth College john.d.trout@dartmouth.edu

2:30 p.m.
Joint Special Session talk by Alain Connes in Room 262.

3:30 p.m.
The $K$homology class of the equivariant Euler characteristic operator.
Jonathan M Rosenberg*, University of Maryland
(9371925)

4:10 p.m.
Perturbed Dirac Operators.
Jeffrey Fox, University of Colorado
Cezary Gajdzinski, Virginia Tech
Peter Haskell*, Virginia Tech
(9375853)

4:50 p.m.
Geometric Constructions in $KK_G(C,C)$.
Jeffrey Fox*, University of Colorado
Peter Haskell, Virginia Tech
G Kasparov, Institut de Mathematiques de Luminy
(93719117)

5:30 p.m.
Lefschetz formulas and the Ktheory of the unstable algebras for hyperbolic dynamical systems.
Jerome Kaminker*, IUPUI
Ian F. Putnam, University of Victoria
Jack Spielberg, Arizona State University
(93719137)

Sunday October 25, 1998, 2:30 p.m.5:40 p.m.
Special Session on Modeling of Phase Transitions of Partially Ordered Physical Systems, II
Room 158, Willard Building
Organizers:
MariaCarme T. Calderer, The Pennsylvania State University mcc@math.psu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Grain boundary energy and evolution.
David Kinderlehrer*, Carnegie Mellon University
(93773102)

3:10 p.m.
Kinetic theory for polymerliquid crystal systems.
Weinan E*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU, New York, NY 10012
Cyrill Muratov, Courant Institute, NYU
(93735146)

3:50 p.m.
Entropic elasticity of martensites.
Lev Truskinovsky*, Dept of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
(93735135)

4:30 p.m.
Dynamics of free surface and pure elongational flows of liquid crystalline polymers.
Qi Wang*, Purdue UniversityIndiana University
(93735136)

5:10 p.m.
Scaling Relations for Chemical Spirals: Dispersion and Selection .
Andrew L. Belmonte*, Penn State University
JM. Flesselles, ESPCI, Paris, France
Q. Ouyang, NEC Research
Vilmos Gaspar, Kossuth Lajos University, Debrecen, Hungary
(93792141)

Sunday October 25, 1998, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Symplectic Geometry and Quantization, IV
Room 258, Willard Building
Organizers:
JeanLuc Brylinski, The Pennsylvania State University jlb@math.psu.edu
Ranee Brylinski, The Pennsylvania State University rkb@math.psu.edu
Boris Tsygan, The Pennsylvania State University tsygan@math.psu.edu
Ping Xu, The Pennsylvania State University ping@math.psu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Poisson harmonic forms and a theorem of Kostant.
Sam Evens*, U. of Arizona
JiangHua Lu, U. of Arizona
(9372235)

3:10 p.m.
A Littelmanntype formula for DuistermaatHeckman measures.
Allen Knutson*, Brandeis
(9375359)

3:50 p.m.
On the Moduli Space of YangBaxter Operators .
Anthony Giaquinto*, Loyola University Chicago
(93717127)

4:30 p.m.
Quantum States Localized on Lagrangian Submanifolds.
Fran\c cois Ziegler*, University of Georgia
(93722140)

Sunday October 25, 1998, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Automorphic Forms and Arithmetic Geometry, IV
Room 358, Willard Building
Organizers:
Kevin L. James, The Pennsylvania State University klj@math.psu.edu
WenChing Winnie Li, The Pennsylvania State University wli@math.psu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Central derivative of Hecke Lseries .
Tonghai Yang*, SUNY at Stony Brook
(9371137)

3:00 p.m.
On Dirichlet series whose coefficients are class numbers of binary quadratic forms.
Boris A Datskovsky*, Temple University
(9371136)

3:30 p.m.
Tate's Conjecture for Elliptic Surfaces  Some Examples.
Michael I. Rosen*, Brown University
(9371155)

4:00 p.m.
Canonical heights on elliptic curves in characteristic $p$.
Matthew A Papanikolas*, Pennsylvania State University
(9371161)

4:30 p.m.
Convolution structures and arithmetic cohomology.
Alexander A. Borisov*, Penn State University
(9371133)

Sunday October 25, 1998, 2:30 p.m.5:40 p.m.
Special Session on Operator Algebras and Noncommutative Geometry, IV
Room 262, Willard Building
Organizers:
Victor Nistor, The Pennsylvania State University nistor@math.psu.edu
Paul F. Baum, The Pennsylvania State University baum@math.psu.edu
Adrian Ocneanu, The Pennsylvania State University adrian@math.psu.edu

2:30 p.m.
The trace formula in Noncommutative Geometry and the Riemann Zeta function.
Alain Connes*, I.H.E.S and Ecole Normale, Paris, France
(93747124)

3:30 p.m.
Twodimensional groups and the BaumConnes assembly map.
Alain J Valette*, University of Neuchatel
(9374652)

4:15 p.m.
Hochschild and cyclic homology of certain dynamical systems arising in number theory.
Eric Leichtnam*, Ecole Normale Superieure
(93746129)

5:00 p.m.
Generation properties in some group von Neumann algebras tensor B(H) .
Florin G Radulescu*, University of Iowa
(93746119)
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