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1999 Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting
Buffalo, NY, April 2425, 1999
Meeting #943
Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS
lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Sunday April 25, 1999

Sunday April 25, 1999, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Rotunda, Diefendorf Hall

Sunday April 25, 1999, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Room 114, Diefendorf Hall

Sunday April 25, 1999, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Knot and 3Manifolds, IV
Room 2, Diefendorf Hall
Organizers:
Thang T.Q. Le, State University of New York at Buffalo letu@math.buffalo.edu
William W. Menasco, SUNY at Buffalo menasco@tait.math.buffalo.edu
Morwen B. Thistlethwaite, University of Tennessee morwen@math.utk.edu

8:00 a.m.
Knots in nonHaken 3Manifolds.
Marc Culler*, AMS
(94357171)

8:30 a.m.
YangMills measure in the Kauffman bracket skein module.
Doug Bullock, Boise State University
Charles Frohman, University of Iowa
Joanna KaniaBartoszynska*, Boise State University
(94357121)

9:00 a.m.
The Apolynomial from the Noncommutative Viewpoint.
Charles D Frohman*, The University of Iowa
Razvan Gelca, The University of Michigan
Walter LoFaro, Boise State University
(9435754)

9:30 a.m.
Contact Structures On 3Manifolds That Fiber Over $S^1$.
Andrew P Lewis*, UC Berkeley
(94357139)

10:00 a.m.
Constructing tight contact 3manifolds.
John B. Etnyre, Stanford
Robert W. Ghrist*, Geogia Institute of Technology
(9435829)

10:30 a.m.
A dynamics proof that Alexander polynomials multiply under connected sums .
Michael C Sullivan*, Southern Illinois University
(9435809)

Sunday April 25, 1999, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Representations of Lie Algebras, III
Room 8, Diefendorf Hall
Organizers:
Duncan J. Melville, Saint Lawrence University dmel@music.stlawu.edu

8:00 a.m.
A Homological Invariant of Weyl modules for $GL_n$.
Upendra B Kulkarni*, University of Massachusetts
(9432085)

8:30 a.m.
Gr\"obnerShirshov Pair in Representation Theory.
SeokJin Kang, Seoul National University, Korea
KyuHwan Lee*, Seoul National University, Korea
(9431726)

9:00 a.m.
Combinatorics of Crystals for Demazure modules.
Kailash C. Misra*, North Carolina State University
(94317133)

9:30 a.m.
Symmetric functions and $U_q(\widehat{sl}_2)$.
Naihuan Jing*, MSRI and N. C. State Univ.
(94317132)

10:00 a.m.
Fusion Rules From Elementary Group Theory.
Alex J. Feingold*, Binghamton University
(94317156)

10:30 a.m.
Realization of affine algebras.
Albert John Coleman*, Queen's University
(9431758)

Sunday April 25, 1999, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Complex Geometry, III
Room 103, Diefendorf Hall
Organizers:
Terrence Napier, Lehigh University tjn2@lehigh.edu
Mohan Ramachandran, State University of New York at Buffalo ramacm@newton.math.buffalo.edu

8:00 a.m.
On the fundamental group of an elliptic fibration.
Stephen S.Y. Lu*, Pure Math. Dept., University of Waterloo.
(9433244)

9:00 a.m.
HermitianEinstein Metrics for Vector Bundles on Complete Kahler Manifolds.
Lei Ni*, Purdue University
(94358104)

10:00 a.m.
Extended bisectors in complex projective space.
William M. Goldman*, University of Maryland
(9435330)

Sunday April 25, 1999, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, III
Room 6, Diefendorf Hall
Organizers:
Harris Kwong, SUNY College at Fredonia kwong@cs.fredonia.edu

8:30 a.m.
Vertex reinforced random walks on arbitrary graphs.
Stanislav Volkov*, University of Toronto
(94305174)

9:00 a.m.
Condensation Method.
Tewodros Amdeberhan*, DeVry Institute of Technology
(94305166)

9:30 a.m.
Probabilistic Group Testing in the Presence of Errors and its Applications to DNA Library Screening.
Arkadii G D'yachkov, SUNY Geneseo/Moscow State Univ.
Anthony J Macula*, SUNY Geneseo
Vyacheslav V Rykov, SUNY Geneseo/ Moscow State Univ.
(9430510)

10:30 a.m.
Cospectral Graphs with Arbitrary Centers.
Ian C. Walter, Jr.*, D'Youville College
(9430511)

Sunday April 25, 1999, 8:40 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Integrable Systems, III
Room 104, Diefendorf Hall
Organizers:
Mich\'ele Audin, Universit\'e Louis Pasteur et NCRS maudin@math.ustrasbg.fr
Lisa Claire Jeffrey, University of Toronto jeffrey@math.toronto.edu

8:40 a.m.
Contact forms on Frobenius manifolds.
Mich\`ele Audin, Universit\'e Louis Pasteur et CNRS
Emma Previato*, Boston University
(94358118)

9:15 a.m.
Localization in equivariant cohomology for invariant submanifolds.
Mikhail Kogan*, MIT
(94353123)

9:50 a.m.
Localization theorems for manifolds with boundary and geometric quantization.
David S Metzler*, Rice University
(94353116)

10:25 a.m.
Cohomology Ring of Weight Varieties.
Rebecca F Goldin*, Massachusetts Insitute of Technology
(94351155)

Sunday April 25, 1999, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Smooth Categories in Geometry and Mechanics, III
Room 5, Diefendorf Hall
Organizers:
F. William Lawvere, SUNY at Buffalo wlawvere@acsu.buffalo.edu

9:00 a.m.
Arithmetic Categories.
Peter Freyd*, University of Pennsylvania
(9431869)

9:30 a.m.
Vertex Algebras  An example of a relaxed multilinear category.
Craig T. Snydal*, Cambridge University
(9431867)

10:00 a.m.
Conceptual Mathematics, Categories, Functors, and Tensors.
Walter Noll*, Carnegie Mellon University
(94318176)

10:30 a.m.
Smoothness of Cubical Splines.
F. William Lawvere*, SUNY at Buffalo
(94318145)

Sunday April 25, 1999, 9:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Physics, III
Room 7, Diefendorf Hall
Organizers:
Jonathan Dimock, SUNY at Buffalo dimock@acsu.buffalo.edu

9:00 a.m.
Heat kernel analysis on infinite dimensional complex groups.
Maria Gordina*, McMaster University
(94346136)

9:30 a.m.
Boundary conformal fiel theory on the upper half plane.
J\"urg Fr\"ohlich, ETHZ Z\"urich
Olivier Grandjean*, Harvard University
Andreas Recknagel, MPI Leipzig
Volker Schomerus, Hamburg University
(94381111)

10:00 a.m.
Supersymmetry with a Twist.
Arthur M. Jaffe*, Harvard University
(9438162)

Sunday April 25, 1999, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Operads, Algebras, and Their Applications, III
Room 4, Diefendorf Hall
Organizers:
Alexander A. Voronov, Michigan State University voronov@math.mit.edu

9:00 a.m.
Homology of $A_{\infty}$ and $L_{\infty}$algebras.
Masoud Khalkhali*, University of Western Ontario
(94318142)

9:40 a.m.
Formality conjectures for chains and characteristic classes.
Boris L Tsygan*, Penn State University
(94318170)

10:20 a.m.
A master identity for homotopy Gerstenhaber algebras.
Fusun Akman*, Coastal Carolina University
(94317100)

Sunday April 25, 1999, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
Operad Theory and Some Applications.
Room 148, Diefendorf Hall
Alexander A. Voronov*, Michigan State University
(9431805)

Sunday April 25, 1999, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Harmonic Algebra.
Room 148, Diefendorf Hall
Gregg J. Zuckerman*, Yale University
(94317175)

Sunday April 25, 1999, 2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Special Session on Smooth Categories in Geometry and Mechanics, IV
Room 5, Diefendorf Hall
Organizers:
F. William Lawvere, SUNY at Buffalo wlawvere@acsu.buffalo.edu

2:30 p.m.
Round Table Discussion.

Sunday April 25, 1999, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Physics, IV
Room 7, Diefendorf Hall
Organizers:
Jonathan Dimock, SUNY at Buffalo dimock@acsu.buffalo.edu

2:30 p.m.
Quantization of Massive Vector Fields in Curved Spacetime.
Edward P Furlani*, Department of Physics, SUNY at Buffalo
(9438117)

3:00 p.m.
The Faddeev formula in the inverse scattering for Dirac operators.
Ghias Hachem*, Institut Galilée,Université Paris 13,France.
(9434723)

3:30 p.m.
Dynamic Stability of Magnetic Vortices.
Stephen J Gustafson*, University of Toronto
(94335105)

4:00 p.m.
Properties of the Laplacian on a Sierpinski Gasket.
Alexander Teplyaev*, McMaster University
(94335157)

4:30 p.m.
On separability of the Toda lattice.
Raymond G. McLenaghan, University of Waterloo
Roman G. Smirnov*, University of Waterloo
(94358149)

Sunday April 25, 1999, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Knot and 3Manifolds, V
Room 2, Diefendorf Hall
Organizers:
Thang T.Q. Le, State University of New York at Buffalo letu@math.buffalo.edu
William W. Menasco, SUNY at Buffalo menasco@tait.math.buffalo.edu
Morwen B. Thistlethwaite, University of Tennessee morwen@math.utk.edu

2:30 p.m.
The CassonWalkerLescop Invariant and Link Invariants.
Jeff Johannes*, University of Nevada Las Vegas
(9435718)

3:00 p.m.
The CassonWalker invariant for double covers of rational homology 3spheres.
Cynthia L. Curtis*, The College of New Jersey
(9435737)

3:30 p.m.
Comparison among finite type 3manifold invariants.
Stavros Garoufalidis*, Harvard University
Michael Polyak, Tel Aviv University
Mikhal Goussarov, POMI, St. Petersburg, Russia
(9435788)

4:00 p.m.
Finitetype invariants, Massey products and the Johnson homomorphism.
Jerome P Levine*, Brandeis University
Stavros Garoufalidis, Harvard University
(94357103)

4:30 p.m.
Norm duality and hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Steven P Boyer*, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Xingru Zhang, SUNY Buffalo
(94357119)

5:00 p.m.
On Simple Points Of Character Varieties Of 3Manifolds.
Steven Boyer, UQAM
Xingru Zhang*, SUNY at Buffalo
(9435738)

Sunday April 25, 1999, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Representations of Lie Algebras, IV
Room 8, Diefendorf Hall
Organizers:
Duncan J. Melville, Saint Lawrence University dmel@music.stlawu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Peterson's formula for generalized KacMoody superalgebras.
SeokJin Kang*, Seoul National University, Korea
JaeHoon Kwon, Seoul National University, Korea
YoungTak Oh, Seoul National University, Korea
(94317138)

3:00 p.m.
Irreducible Representations for toroidal Lie algebras.
Stephen Berman*, Univ. of Sask.
Yuly Billig, Univ. of New Brunswick
(9431734)

3:30 p.m.
Stratification of algebras.
Vlastimil Dlab*, Carleton University
(94316140)

4:00 p.m.
Affine braids, quantum groups and Jantzen filtrations.
Rosa Orellana, University of California, San Diego
Arun Ram*, Princeton University
(94316110)

4:30 p.m.
Representation theory of reductive normal algebraic monoids.
Stephen R Doty*, Loyola University Chicago
(94320102)

5:00 p.m.
Representations of KacMoody algebras and the sineGordon equation.
Yuly Billig*, University of New Brunswick
(9431747)

5:30 p.m.
a realization of the infinite wedge space representation of $\mathfrak{gl}_{\infty}$.
R. Michael Howe*, University of WisconsinEau Claire
(94317106)

Sunday April 25, 1999, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Operads, Algebras, and Their Applications, IV
Room 4, Diefendorf Hall
Organizers:
Alexander A. Voronov, Michigan State University voronov@math.mit.edu

2:30 p.m.
A Tale of Two Quantizations.
Jim Stasheff*, UNCCH
(9438195)

3:10 p.m.
Semiinfinite forms and topological vertex operator algebras.
YiZhi Huang*, Rutgers University
Wenhua Zhao, University of Chicago
(9431764)

3:50 p.m.
The Operads of locally trivialized holomorphic $G$bundles over Riemann sphere.
Wenhua Zhao*, University of Chicago
(94381107)

Sunday April 25, 1999, 2:30 p.m.4:40 p.m.
Special Session on Integrable Systems, IV
Room 104, Diefendorf Hall
Organizers:
Mich\'ele Audin, Universit\'e Louis Pasteur et NCRS maudin@math.ustrasbg.fr
Lisa Claire Jeffrey, University of Toronto jeffrey@math.toronto.edu

2:30 p.m.
Convex polytopes and moment maps in the geometry of an integrable system.
Barbara A. Shipman*, The University of Texas at Arlington
(9437051)

3:05 p.m.
Extended integrability and biHamiltonian systems .
Oleg I. Bogoyavlenskij*, Queen's University
(94358151)

3:40 p.m.
Representations of Fundamental Groups of Riemann Surfaces.
Mark Hoyle*, Michigan State University
(94358152)

4:15 p.m.
Moduli spaces of flat connections on Riemann surfaces.
Lisa C Jeffrey*, University of Toronto
(94358141)

Sunday April 25, 1999, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, IV
Room 6, Diefendorf Hall
Organizers:
Harris Kwong, SUNY College at Fredonia kwong@cs.fredonia.edu

3:00 p.m.
Aspects of Representability of Bias Matroids of Signed Graphs.
Steven R. Pagano*, University of Kentucky
(9430574)

3:30 p.m.
Symplectic matroids the easy way.
Timothy Y Chow*, Tellabs Research Center
(9430525)

4:00 p.m.
Superimposed Codes based on ReedSolomon Codes.
Arkadii G D'yachkov, SUNY Geneseo/Moscow State Univ.
Anthony J Macula*, SUNY Geneseo
Vyacheslav V Rykov, SUNY Geneseo/Moscow State Univ.
(9430514)

4:30 p.m.
New Applications and Results of Superimposed Code Theory.
Arkadii G D'yachkov*, SUNY Geneseo/Moscow State Univ.
Anthony J Macula, SUNY Geneseo
Vyacheslav V Rykov, SUNY Geneseo/Moscow State Univ.
(9430513)

Sunday April 25, 1999, 3:00 p.m.3:40 p.m.
Special Session on Complex Geometry, IV
Room 103, Diefendorf Hall
Organizers:
Terrence Napier, Lehigh University tjn2@lehigh.edu
Mohan Ramachandran, State University of New York at Buffalo ramacm@newton.math.buffalo.edu

3:00 p.m.
A Generalized Boundary Schwarz's Lemma.
Dov N. Chelst*, Drew University
(94330161)
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