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1999 Fall Central Sectional Meeting
Austin, TX, October 810, 1999
Meeting #948
Associate secretaries: Susan J Friedlander, AMS susan@math.northwestern.edu
Friday October 8, 1999

Friday October 8, 1999, 1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
RLM, Robert Lee Moore Hall

Friday October 8, 1999, 1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
RLM, Robert Lee Moore Hall

Friday October 8, 1999, 3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Invited Address
Characterization of nonsmooth domains via potential theory.
Room 106, Burdine Hall
Carlos E. Kenig, University of Chicago
Tatiana Toro*, University of Washington
(94828260)

Friday October 8, 1999, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Wavelets and Approximation Theory, I
Room 5.122, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Don Hong, Eastern Tennessee State University hong@access.etsu.edu
Michael Prophet, Murray State University mike@banach.mursuky.edu

4:00 p.m.
Orthogonal lifting: constructing nonseparable orthogonal wavelets.
Eugene Belogay*, Purdue University
(94842291)

4:30 p.m.
IntegertoInteger Transformations Using Scaling Vectors.
Patrick J Van Fleet*, University of St. Thomas
(94841311)

5:00 p.m.
Conjugate Wavelets.
TianXiao He*, Illinois Wesleyan University
(9484267)

5:30 p.m.
Multiwavelets on the interval and divergencefree wavelets on a rectangle.
Maria C Pereyra*, University of New Mexico
Joseph Lakey, New Mexico State University
(94841250)

Friday October 8, 1999, 4:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis and PDEs, I
Room 6.104, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: William Beckner, University of Texas at Austin beckner@math.utexas.edu
Luis A. Caffarelli, University of Texas at Austin caffarel@math.utexas.edu
Toti Daskalopoulos, University of California, Irvine pdaskalo@math.uci.edu
Tatiana Toro, University of Washington toro@math.washington.edu

4:00 p.m.
Regularity of Zakharov System Evolutions.
James E Colliander*, University of California, Berkeley
(94835298)

4:30 p.m.
Small Solutions of the KadomtsevPetviashvili Equation.
Jim Colliander, University of California Berkeley
Carlos E Kenig, University of Chicago
Gigliola Staffilani*, Stanford University
(94835278)

5:30 p.m.
Multilinear singular integrals.
Christoph M Thiele*, UC Los Angeles
(94842231)

6:00 p.m.
Boundary unique continuation: doubling property and nodal domains.
Paul MacManus, N.U.I. Maynooth, Ireland
Andrea Nahmod*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(94842208)

6:30 p.m.
Recent Regularity Results for Nonlinear Wave Equations.
Hart Smith, University of Washington, Seattle
Christopher D Sogge, Johns Hopkins University
Terence Tao, University of California, Los Angeles
Markus A Keel*, Cal Tech
(94835277)

5:00 p.m.
Break.

Friday October 8, 1999, 4:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on Aperiodic Tiling, I
Room 6.122, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Charles Radin, University of Texas, Austin radin@math.utexas.edu
Lorenzo Sadun, University of Texas, Austin sadun@math.utexas.edu

4:00 p.m.
Selfsimilarity and Invariant Measures in Model Sets.
Robert V Moody*, University of Alberta
(94852100)

4:30 p.m.
Substitution Delone sets.
Jeffrey C. Lagarias*, AT&T
(94852192)

5:00 p.m.
When are two tilings the same?
Charles Radin*, University of Texas at Austin
Lorenzo Sadun, University of Texas at Austin
(9485270)

5:30 p.m.
Cohomology and Ktheory of spaces of tilings.
Ian F Putnam*, University of Victoria
(9483780)

6:00 p.m.
Rotations and the topology of substitution spaces.
Nicholas Ormes*, University of Texas at Austin
(94852193)

6:30 p.m.
Pseudoselfsimilar tilings are MLD from selfsimilar tilings.
Natalie M. Priebe*, Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute
Boris Solomyak, University of Washington
(94852194)

Friday October 8, 1999, 4:00 p.m.7:20 p.m.
Special Session on Banach and Operator Spaces:Isomorphic and Geometric Structure, I
Room 5.118, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Edward Odell, University of Texas, Austin odell@math.utexas.edu
Haskell P. Rosenthal, University of Texas, Austin rosenthl@math.utexas.edu

4:00 p.m.
Homogeneous Hilbertian subspaces of $L_p$.
Timur Oikhberg*, The University of Texas at Austin
(94846271)

4:30 p.m.
Approximate units and complete Mideals.
Alvaro Arias*, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Haskell Rosenthal, The University of Texas at Austin
(94846328)

5:00 p.m.
Noncommutative Lpspaces and their operator space structures.
Marius Junge*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(94846139)

5:30 p.m.
On Injectivity and Nuclearity for Operator Spaces.
Edward G Effros, UCLA
Narutaka Ozawa, Texas A&M University
ZhongJin Ruan*, University of Illinois
(94846111)

6:00 p.m.
Exactness of CuntzPimsner algebras.
Ken Dykema*, Texas A&M University
Dimitri Shlyakhtenko, UCLA
(94846255)

6:30 p.m.
Norming $C^*$algebras by subalgebras.
Allan M Sinclair, University of Edinburgh
Roger R Smith*, Texas A&M University
(9484657)

7:00 p.m.
The measure of noncompactness, the essential spectrum, and the essential spectral radius of a positive operator.
Vladimir G Troitsky*, University of Texas, Austin
(9484763)

Friday October 8, 1999, 4:00 p.m.6:45 p.m.
Special Session on Recent Developments in Index Theory, I
Room 6.126, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Daniel S. Freed, University of Texas, Austin dafr@math.utexas.edu
John Roe, Pennsylvania State University roe@math.psu.edu

4:00 p.m.
Transverse index theory and cyclic cohomology of Hopf algebras.
Henri Moscovici*, Ohio State University
(94858219)

5:00 p.m.
Family Index Theorems for Manifolds with Boundary and Adiabatic limit.
Xianzhe Dai*, UCSB
Weiping Zhang, Nankai Institute of Mathematics
(94858319)

6:00 p.m.
Positive scalar curvature metrics and Ktheory of $C^*$algebras.
Stephan A Stolz*, Notre Dame
(94847220)

Friday October 8, 1999, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Dynamics, I
Room 7.122, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Robert J. McCann, University of Toronto mccann@math.toronto.edu
Catherine Sulem, University of Toronto sulem@math.toronto.edu

4:00 p.m.
Discussion.

4:30 p.m.
Formation of singularities in solutions of the derivative nonlinear Schr\"odinger equation on the half line.
Hayato Nawa*, Nagoya University
(94835202)

5:00 p.m.
Nonlinear stability and bifurcation in Optical Parametric Oscillators.
Keith S. Promislow*, Simon Fraser University
J. Nathan Kutz, University of Washington
(94847237)

Friday October 8, 1999, 4:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical and Computational Finance, I
Room 7.104, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Stathis Tompaidis, University of Texas, Austin stathis@athena.bus.utexas.edu

4:00 p.m.
Modeling Credit Risk.
Alain Belanger*, Bank of Nova Scotia
Steven E Shreve, Carnegie Mellon
Dennis Wong, Scotia Capital Markets
(94891322)

4:30 p.m.
Modeling of Liquidity Risk.
Robert Almgren*, University of Chicago
(94891321)

5:00 p.m.
Problems in Real Options.
Murray Carlson*, University of Texas at Austin
(94891323)

5:30 p.m.
Pricing Lease Options in Dynamic Markets.
Chris M Kenyon*, Schlumberger
Stathis Tompaidis, University of Texas at Austin
(94890144)

6:00 p.m.
Agency Costs, Credit Constraints and Default Costs: the case of Commercial Mortgages.
Sheridan Titman, University of Texas at Austin
Stathis Tompaidis, University of Texas at Austin
Sergey Tsyplakov*, University of Texas at Austin
(94891336)

6:30 p.m.
The Impact of Large Changes in Asset Prices on IntraMarket Correlations in the Stock, Bond, and International Markets.
Ehud I Ronn, University of Texas at Austin
Akin Sayrak*, University of Pittsburgh
Stathis Tompaidis, University of Texas at Austin
(94891333)

Friday October 8, 1999, 4:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on DNA Topology, I
Room 4.102, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Isabel K. Darcy, University of Texas, Austin darcy@math.utexas.edu
Makkuni Jayaram, Univeristy of Texas, Austin jayaram@intron.icmb.utexas.edu

4:00 p.m.
On the elastic stability of configurations of knotted and unknotted miniplasmids.
Bernard D Coleman*, Rutgers University
David Swigon, Rutgers University
(94874140)

4:30 p.m.
On minimum elastic energy configurations of torus knots.
David Swigon*, Rutgers University
Bernard D Coleman, Rutgers University
(94874141)

5:00 p.m.
Biology and Physics of DNA Knots.
Andrzej Stasiak*, Universite de Lausanne
(94892264)

6:00 p.m.
Moving knots with obstacles.
Kenneth Hunt, Dept. Computer Science, UWLa Crosse
Jonathan Simon*, University of Iowa
(94892266)

6:30 p.m.
Notions of writhing and linking density for closed, circular DNA.
David C Miller*, William Paterson University
Craig J Benham, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
(94892182)

Friday October 8, 1999, 4:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on Dehn Surgery and Kleinian Groups, I
Room 6.116, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: John Luecke, University of Texas, Austin luecke@math.utexas.edu
Alan Reid, University of Texas, Austin areid@math.utexas.edu

4:00 p.m.
Incompressible surfaces and Dehn surgery on knots.
Hugh N Howards*, Wake Forest University/ UT Austin
(94857294)

4:30 p.m.
Virtual Betti numbers of bundles.
Joseph D Masters*, Rice University
(94857286)

5:00 p.m.
Immersed essential surfaces without triple points in 3manifolds.
Joachim Hyam Rubinstein*, University of Melbourne
(9485776)

5:30 p.m.
Knots and links in $S^3$ without parallel tangent lines.
YingQing Wu*, University of Iowa
(94857204)

6:00 p.m.
Surgery when degeneracy is $\pm 2$.
Rachel D Roberts*, Washington University in St Louis
(94857195)

6:30 p.m.
On Algebraic Components Of SL(2,C)Character Varieties Of Knot Exteriors.
Steven Boyer, University of Quebec at Montreal
Erhard Luft, University of British Columbia
Xingru Zhang*, SUNY at Buffalo
(9485758)

Friday October 8, 1999, 4:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Problems in Transport Phenomena, I
Room 5.116, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Jose Antonio Carrillo, University of Texas, Austin carri@math.utexas.edu
Irene M. Gamba, University of Texas, Austin gamba@math.utexas.edu

4:00 p.m.
Structure of an infinitely strong shock waves.
Carlo Cercignani*, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
Aldo Frezzotti, Milano, Italy
P Grosfils, Milano,Italy
(9488259)

4:30 p.m.
Approximate Summation of the ChapmanEnskog Expansion.
Marshall Slemrod*, Univ. of Wisconsin
(9487608)

5:00 p.m.
Unsteady Continuum/Rarefied Gasdynamics Simulations with a Hybrid Euler/Monte Carlo Approach.
David Goldstein*, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas at Austin
Roberto Roveda, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas at Austin
Philip Varghese, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas at Austin
(9488261)

5:30 p.m.
Transport eauations and their diffusion approximations.
Moulay D Tidriri*, Iowa State University
(94865315)

6:00 p.m.
Some properties of kinetic and macroscopic equations in granular media.
Alexander V Bobylev, Keldysh Institute, Moscow, Russia
Jose A Carrillo*, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin
Irene M Gamba, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin
(9488269)

6:30 p.m.
Vibrated Granular Media and Kinetic Theory.
Mark D. Shattuck*, University of Texas at Austin
Chris Bizon, Colorado Research Associates
Jack B. Swift, University of Texas at Austin
Harry L. Swinney, University of Texas at Austin
(94876267)

Friday October 8, 1999, 4:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on The Diverse Mathematical Legacy of Jean Leray, I (A)
Room 7.116, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Eric M. Friedlander, Northwestern University eric@math.nwu.edu
Susan J. Friedlander, University of Illinois, Chicago susan@math.uic.edu

4:00 p.m.
NavierStokes Equations.
Roger M Temam*, Indiana University
(9483585)

5:00 p.m.
Beyond Sobolev norms in the study of the NavierStokes equations.
Ciprian Foias*, Indiana University
(9483536)

5:30 p.m.
An EulerianLagrangian Approach to Incompressible Fluids.
Peter Constantin*, The University of Chicago
(9483553)

6:00 p.m.
Some remarks on the post War contributions of Jean Leray.
Pierre Cartier*, IHES
(94801196)

Friday October 8, 1999, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on The Diverse Mathematical Legacy of Jean Leray, I (B)
Room 7.118, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Eric M. Friedlander, Northwestern University eric@math.nwu.edu
Susan J. Friedlander, University of Illinois, Chicago susan@math.uic.edu

5:00 p.m.
Spectral Sequence.
Haynes R Miller*, MIT
(94855103)

5:30 p.m.
The Cohomological Dimension of Function Fields.
John Tate*, University of Texas at Austin
(94814136)

Friday October 8, 1999, 4:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on Theoretical, Computational and Experimental Aspects of Mechanics, I
Room 7.120, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Jerry Bona, University of Texas, Austin bona@math.utexas.edu
Steven Levandosky, University of Texas, Austin slevan@math.utexas.edu
Jiahong Wu, University of Texas, Austin jiahong@math.utexas.edu

4:00 p.m.
Stability of the Solution with Respect to the Boundary.
Ivo M Babuska*, Texas Institute of Computational and Applied Mathematics, The University of Texas at Austin
Jan Chleboun, Mathematical Institute, Academy of Science, Czech Republic
(94835105)

4:30 p.m.
Modelling of crack propagation.
Michael P Marder*, University of Texas at Austin
(94876341)

5:00 p.m.
Stability of instability for the two dimensional Euler equations.
Susan Friedlander*, U of IllinoisChicago
(9483572)

5:30 p.m.
The renormalization group method. Application to a slightly compressible fluid model.
Ioana Moise*, University of Texas at Austin
Mohammed Ziane, Texas A&M University
(9483533)

6:00 p.m.
The geometric structure of the superlevel sets and global regularity for 3D NavierStokes equations.
Zoran Grujic*, University of Texas
(9487626)

6:30 p.m.
Zerodissipation limits of nonlinear waves.
Jerry L Bona, University of Texas at Austin
Jiahong Wu*, University of Texas at Austin
(94876115)

Friday October 8, 1999, 4:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on Topology of Continua, I
Room 6.124, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Wayne Lewis, Texas Tech University wlewis@math.ttu.edu
Carl Seaquist, Texas Tech University seaqucr@math.ttu.edu

4:00 p.m.
Minimal trees.
Krystyna M. Kuperberg*, Auburn University
Wlodzimierz Kuperberg, Auburn University
(9485468)

4:30 p.m.
The HahnMazurkiewicz Theorem: A characterization.
Dale B Daniel, Lamar University
Jacek Nikiel, American University of Beirut
L Bruce Treybig*, Texas A\&M University
H Murat Tuncali, Nipissing University
(94854295)

5:00 p.m.
On strongly monotone mappings.
Janusz J Charatonik*, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and University of Wroclaw
(94854118)

5:30 p.m.
Concerning the Role of Local Separating Points of Decomposition Spaces in the HahnMazurkiewicz Theorem.
Dale Daniel*, Lamar University
(94854216)

6:00 p.m.
A Tale of Six Atriodic Treelike Continua.
W. T. Ingram*, University of Missouri  Rolla
(94854133)

6:30 p.m.
A problem concerning topological properties which are inheredited.
Raul Escobedo*, Instituto de Matematicas, UNAM
(94854305)

Friday October 8, 1999, 4:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on Dynamical Systems, I
Room 6.120, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: David Delatte, University of North Texas delatte@sol.acs.unt.edu
R. Daniel Mauldin, University of North Texas mauldin@unt.edu
Mariusz Urbanski, University of North Texas urbanski@unt.edu
Luca Quardo Zamboni, University of North Texas lqz0001@jove.acs.unt.edu

4:00 p.m.
Safe states of subshifts of finite type are not so powerful.
Robert M Burton*, Oregon State University
Arthur Robinson, George Washington University
(94837179)

4:30 p.m.
Expansive homeomorphisms of solenoids and generalizations thereof.
Alex D Clark*, University of North Texas
(94858112)

5:00 p.m.
Minimal sets.
Krystyna M Kuperberg*, Auburn University
(94858107)

5:30 p.m.
Uniformly perfect analytic and conformal attractor sets.
Rich L Stankewitz*, Texas A&M University
(9483091)

6:00 p.m.
On Besicovitch's 1/2Conjecture.
Hany M Farag*, Caltech
(9482840)

6:30 p.m.
Discussion.

Friday October 8, 1999, 4:00 p.m.5:45 p.m.
Special Session on Advances in the Mathematics and Applications of Finite Elements, I
Room 5.124, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: J. Tinsley Oden, University of Texas, Austin oden@ticam.utexas.edu

5:00 p.m.
Approximation Problems and Generalized Finite Element Method.
Ivo M Babuska*, Texas Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics, The University of Texas at Austin
(94865106)

Friday October 8, 1999, 7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Reception
Texas Union Building, Texas Union Building
Saturday October 9, 1999

Saturday October 9, 1999, 8:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Meeting Registration
RLM, Robert Lee Moore Hall

Saturday October 9, 1999, 8:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
RLM, Robert Lee Moore Hall

Saturday October 9, 1999, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Banach and Operator Spaces:Isomorphic and Geometric Structure, II
Room 5.118, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Edward Odell, University of Texas, Austin odell@math.utexas.edu
Haskell P. Rosenthal, University of Texas, Austin rosenthl@math.utexas.edu

8:30 a.m.
Non reflexive subspaces of duals of $C^*$algebras.
Narcisse J Randrianantoanina*, Miami University
(94846296)

9:00 a.m.
Uniform duality of the weak essential norm.
HansOlav J Tylli*, University of Helsinki
(94846200)

9:30 a.m.
A separable space with no Schauder decomposition.
Denka Kutzarova*, Bulgarian Academny of Sciences and University of South Carolina
G. Alexandrov, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
A. Plichko, Pedagogical University, Kirovograd, Ukraine
(94846156)

10:00 a.m.
Dual Banach spaces which contain an isometric copy of $L_1$.
S. J Dilworth, University of South Carolina
Maria Girardi*, University of South Carolina
James N Hagler, University of Denver
(94846276)

10:30 a.m.
Daugavet property of Banach spaces.
Roman Shvidkoy*, University of Missouri
(94846138)

11:00 a.m.
On the size of approximately convex sets in normed spaces.
Stephen J Dilworth*, University of South Carolina
Ralph Howard, University of South Carolina
James W Roberts, University of South Carolina
(94846155)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Topology of Continua, II
Room 6.124, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Wayne Lewis, Texas Tech University wlewis@math.ttu.edu
Carl Seaquist, Texas Tech University seaqucr@math.ttu.edu

8:30 a.m.
Irreducible Whitney levels.
Wlodzimierz J Charatonik*, University of MissouriRolla
(94854292)

9:00 a.m.
Joinable ContinuaAn Application of Inverse Limits.
William S Mahavier*, Department of Mathematics and C.S., Emory University
(94854205)

9:30 a.m.
Applications of Topology to Medicine.
Beverly L Brechner*, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
(94854147)

10:00 a.m.
Expansive Homeomorphisms and Plane Continua.
Christopher G Mouron*, University of Delaware
(94854265)

10:30 a.m.
Indecomposable continua having hyperspaces as cones.
Maria de Jesus Lopez*, Instituto de Matematicas, UNAM.
(94854275)

11:00 a.m.
Open maps on Knaster Continua.
Carl Eberhart, University of Kentucky
Brauch Fugate*, University of Kentucky
Shannon Schumann, Centre College
(94854169)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Dynamical Systems, II
Room 6.120, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: David Delatte, University of North Texas delatte@sol.acs.unt.edu
R. Daniel Mauldin, University of North Texas mauldin@unt.edu
Mariusz Urbanski, University of North Texas urbanski@unt.edu
Luca Quardo Zamboni, University of North Texas lqz0001@jove.acs.unt.edu

8:30 a.m.
Discussion.

9:00 a.m.
Integral means of derivative of conformal mappings.
Alexander Volberg*, Michigan State University
(94837352)

9:30 a.m.
Growing trees, laminations and the dynamics on the Julia set.
Alexander Blokh*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Genadi Levin, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
(94837175)

10:00 a.m.
Dimension of quasicircles.
Stanislav K Smirnov*, KTH (Stockholm)
(94830262)

10:30 a.m.
Phasetransitions for equilibrium states on subshifts.
Nicolai T A Haydn*, Department of Mathematics, University of Southern California
(94860224)

11:00 a.m.
Attractors for graph critical rational functions.
Alexander Blokh, University of Alabama in Birmingham
Michal Misiurewicz*, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
(94858114)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 9:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on The Development of Topology in the Americas, I
Room 7.124, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Cameron Gordon, University of Texas, Austin gordon@math.utexas.edu
Ioan Mackenzie James, University of Oxford imj@maths.ox.ac.uk

9:00 a.m.
The Golden Age of Princeton Topology.
I. M. James*, University of Oxford
(9480106)

10:00 a.m.
Steenrod and his students.
Franklin P Peterson*, M.I.T.
(9480152)

10:30 a.m.
Topological groups vis\`avis Lie groups.
Robert D. Edwards*, UCLA
(94822280)

11:00 a.m.
Little and Haseman  early American tabulators of knots.
Jozef H Przytycki*, GWU
(9480124)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 9:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Wavelets and Approximation Theory, II
Room 5.122, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Don Hong, Eastern Tennessee State University hong@access.etsu.edu
Michael Prophet, Murray State University mike@banach.mursuky.edu

9:00 a.m.
Algorithm for optimal triangulations in scattered data representation and implementation in MatLab.
Brad Dyer*, East Tennessee State University
Don Hong, East Tennessee State University
(94841129)

9:30 a.m.
On Optimal Triangulation and Local Basis of Bivariate Spline Spaces.
Don Hong*, East Tennessee State University
(94841228)

10:00 a.m.
Cardinal interpolation by Gaussian radialbasis functions.
N Sivakumar*, Texas A&M University
(9484142)

10:30 a.m.
Interpolants with bounded derivatives.
Tom Kunkle*, College of Charleston
(94841218)

11:00 a.m.
Bivariate Polynomial Natural Spline Interpolation Algorithm with Local Basis for Scattered Data.
Lutai Guan*, Zhongshan University
(94841152)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 9:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis and PDEs, II
Room 6.104, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: William Beckner, University of Texas at Austin beckner@math.utexas.edu
Luis A. Caffarelli, University of Texas at Austin caffarel@math.utexas.edu
Toti Daskalopoulos, University of California, Irvine pdaskalo@math.uci.edu
Tatiana Toro, University of Washington toro@math.washington.edu

9:00 a.m.
Rank sets of harmonic mappings.
Qing Han*, University of Notre Dame
Fanghua Lin, Courant intitute
(94835206)

9:30 a.m.
An application of corner comparison theorems.
John McCuan*, Georgia Tech
(94839176)

10:00 a.m.
Break.

10:30 a.m.
Crystals in a Cone: Equilibrium Shapes in the Plane.
Robert J McCann*, University of Toronto
Felix Otto, University of California at Santa Barbara
(94873236)

11:00 a.m.
Gamma limits of GinzburgLandau functionals.
R L Jerrard*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
H M Soner, Applied Mathematics, Princeton University
(94849270)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Dynamics, II
Room 7.122, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Robert J. McCann, University of Toronto mccann@math.toronto.edu
Catherine Sulem, University of Toronto sulem@math.toronto.edu

9:00 a.m.
Timedependent solutions of the Benjamin Equation.
Juan Mario Restrepo*, Mathematics Deparment, University of Arizona
James Hyman, T7 Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory
(94835223)

9:30 a.m.
TimeEvolving Interfaces in Viscous Flows.
Mary Catherine A Kropinski*, Simon Fraser University
(94876269)

10:00 a.m.
A New Approach to Analytic Continuation of DirichletNeumann Operators Upon Boundary Variations.
David P Nicholls*, University of Minnesota
(94835283)

10:30 a.m.
Discussion.

Saturday October 9, 1999, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical and Computational Finance, II
Room 7.104, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Stathis Tompaidis, University of Texas, Austin stathis@athena.bus.utexas.edu

9:00 a.m.
Hybrid Calibration of Interest Rate Models: Implied and Statistical.
Raphael Douady*, CIBC New York
(94891324)

9:30 a.m.
Comparing Stochastic Discount Factors Through Their Implied Measures.
Yan Jin*, Goldman, Sachs NY
(94891325)

10:00 a.m.
Stochastic Volatility Modeling, Asymptotics & Parameter Estimation.
JeanPierre Fouque, North Carolina State University
George Papanicolaou, Stanford University
Ronnie Sircar*, University of Michigan
(94891335)

10:30 a.m.
Calibration of Financial Models.
David Saunders*, University of Toronto
(94891332)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 9:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on DNA Topology, II
Room 4.102, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Isabel K. Darcy, University of Texas, Austin darcy@math.utexas.edu
Makkuni Jayaram, Univeristy of Texas, Austin jayaram@intron.icmb.utexas.edu

9:00 a.m.
Chirality of knots and links.
Corinne Cerf*, Universit\'e Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
(9485750)

9:30 a.m.
Topological Symmetry Groups of Embedded Graphs.
Erica L Flapan*, Pomona College
David L Li, Stanford University
(94892167)

10:00 a.m.
SelfAssembling Graphs with DNA molecules.
Nata\v sa Jonoska*, University of South Florida
(94868143)

10:30 a.m.
Characterizing DNA knots from bacteriophage P4.
Francisco J Arsuaga*, Mathematics Department, Florida State University
Carles Rojals, Department of Molecular Biology, I.B.M.B.  C.S.I.C.
Maria E Vazquez, Mathematics Department, Florida State University
Sonia Trigueros, Department of Molecular Biology,I.B.M.B.  C.S.I.C.
Joaquim Roca, Department of Molecular Biology, I.B.M.B.  C.S.I.C.
De Witt L Sumners, Mathematics Department, Florida State University
(9489295)

11:00 a.m.
Knotting under Spatial Constraints.
Kenneth C Millett*, University of California
(94857235)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 9:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Free Surface Interfaces and PDEs, I
Room 7.112, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Kirk Lancaster, Wichita State University lancaste@twsuvm.uc.twsu.edu
Thomas Vogel, Texas A & M University tvogel@math.tamu.edu

9:00 a.m.
PhragmenLindelof theorems for quasilinear elliptic partial differential equations.
Kirk E Lancaster*, Wichita State University
(94835110)

9:30 a.m.
Asymptotic Behavior of Minimal Surfaces Over Strips and Sectors.
David Siegel*, University of Waterloo
(94835226)

10:00 a.m.
Equilibrium Configurations for a Floating Drop.
Alan R Elcrat*, Wichita State University
(9483578)

10:30 a.m.
Bubble Development of Known Radius from Capillary Surfaces.
Kevin M Hemphill*, Wichita State University
(94835213)

11:00 a.m.
Wetting barriers and local minimizers in the calculus of variations.
Erich Miersemann*, Department of Mathematics, Leipzig University, Germany
(9484984)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 9:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Dehn Surgery and Kleinian Groups, II
Room 6.116, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: John Luecke, University of Texas, Austin luecke@math.utexas.edu
Alan Reid, University of Texas, Austin areid@math.utexas.edu

9:00 a.m.
Foliations and group actions on $S^1$ and $\mathbb{R}$.
Danny Calegari*, UC Berkeley
(94857146)

9:30 a.m.
Volumes of Haken hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Ian Agol*, U. C. Davis
(94857342)

10:00 a.m.
Supercrossing Number for Knots and Links.
Colin C Adams*, Williams College
Sang Pahk, University of CaliforniaDavis
(94857145)

10:30 a.m.
Abelian Subgroup Separability of Kleinian Groups and Fundamental Groups of Haken Manifolds.
Emily Hamilton*, Emory University
(9485771)

11:00 a.m.
Pseudomodular surfaces.
Darren Long*, UC Santa Barbara
Alan W Reid, UT, Austin
(94857116)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 9:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Problems in Transport Phenomena, II
Room 5.116, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Jose Antonio Carrillo, University of Texas, Austin carri@math.utexas.edu
Irene M. Gamba, University of Texas, Austin gamba@math.utexas.edu

9:00 a.m.
High frequency behavior of the focusing nonlinear Schr\"odinger equation wtih random inhomogeneities.
Shi Jin*, Georgia Institute of Technology
George Papanicolaou, Stanford University
Albert Fannjiang, University of California, Davis
(9486507)

9:30 a.m.
A High Order Discontinuous Galerkin Method for 2D Incompressible Flows.
JianGuo Liu, University of Maryland
ChiWang Shu*, Brown University
(9486514)

10:00 a.m.
Maximum Entropy Closure for Nonparabolic Band Transport in Semiconductors .
Angelo M Anile*, University of Catania
Vittorio Romano, Politecnico di bari
(9487615)

10:30 a.m.
Entropy Based Numerical Methods For Kinetic And Fluid Dynamic Semiconductor Models.
Christian Ringhofer*, Arizona State University
(9486521)

11:00 a.m.
Relaxation, Stability and Oscillation in a Reactive Transport Model of Bioremediation.
Jack Xin*, UT Texas,Austin
(9483581)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 9:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on The Diverse Mathematical Legacy of Jean Leray, II (A)
Room 7.116, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Eric M. Friedlander, Northwestern University eric@math.nwu.edu
Susan J. Friedlander, University of Illinois, Chicago susan@math.uic.edu

9:00 a.m.
Jean Leray and Algebraic Analysis.
Pierre B Schapira*, University of Paris 6
(9483230)

10:00 a.m.
Space time decay of solutions to the NavierStokes equations.
Cherif E Amrouche, Univ. de Tecnologie de Compiegne
Vivette Giraud, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie
Maria E Schonbek*, University of California
Tomas P Schonbek, Florida Atlantic University
(94835123)

10:30 a.m.
On the connection between the CamassaHolm equations and turbulence theory.
Edriss Titi*, U of California, Irvine
(94835177)

11:00 a.m.
Regularity of solutions of NavierStokes equations for rotating fluids .
Anatoli V Babin*, UC at Irvine
(9483539)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 9:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on The Diverse Mathematical Legacy of Jean Leray, II (B)
Room 7.118, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Eric M. Friedlander, Northwestern University eric@math.nwu.edu
Susan J. Friedlander, University of Illinois, Chicago susan@math.uic.edu

10:00 a.m.
A DeRham/Federer approach to the Cheeger/Simons theory of differential characters.
Reese Harvey*, Rice University
(94853128)

10:30 a.m.
CRcharacteristic classes and residues.
Daniel M. Burns, Jr.*, University of Michigan
(94832215)

11:00 a.m.
The Spectral Sequence Relating Algebraic $K$theory to Motivic Cohomology.
Eric M Friedlander, Northwestern University
Andrei A Suslin*, Northwestern University
(9481973)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 9:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Theoretical, Computational and Experimental Aspects of Mechanics, II
Room 7.120, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Jerry Bona, University of Texas, Austin bona@math.utexas.edu
Steven Levandosky, University of Texas, Austin slevan@math.utexas.edu
Jiahong Wu, University of Texas, Austin jiahong@math.utexas.edu

9:00 a.m.
On similarity solutions in theories of curvature driven motion of planar curves.
Bernard D Coleman*, Rugters University
(9487655)

9:30 a.m.
Stability and symmetry of solitarywave solutions to model systems for long waves.
John P. Albert*, University of Oklahoma
Felipe Linares, IMPA
(9483531)

10:00 a.m.
Stability of solitary waves for a complex modified KdV system.
Judith R. Miller*, Georgetown University
(9483528)

10:30 a.m.
Strong instability of solitarywave solution of Boussinesq equations.
Yue Liu*, Univ. of Texas, Arlington
(9483556)

11:00 a.m.
The Boussinesq Limit of the FermiPastaUlam Equation.
John F Bukowski*, Juniata College
(94835168)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Advances in the Mathematics and Applications of Finite Elements, II
Room 5.124, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: J. Tinsley Oden, University of Texas, Austin oden@ticam.utexas.edu

9:00 a.m.
Some recent results on "shift" theorems for elliptic problems on plane polygonal domains.
James Bramble*, Texas A&M University
(94865131)

10:00 a.m.
Approximation theory of the pversion finite element method and spectral method in the framework of Jacobiweighted Besov spaces.
Benqi Guo*, university of Manitoba
(94865258)

10:30 a.m.
Nonlinear subgrid upscaling of twophase flow in porous media.
Todd Arbogast*, Texas Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics, The University of Texas at Austin
(94865120)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 9:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Aperiodic Tiling, II
Room 6.122, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Charles Radin, University of Texas, Austin radin@math.utexas.edu
Lorenzo Sadun, University of Texas, Austin sadun@math.utexas.edu

9:30 a.m.
Diffraction of Stochastic Structures.
Michael Baake*, Unversity of T\"ubingen
(94837162)

10:00 a.m.
Energy spectra and eigenstates of discrete quasiperiodic Schr\"{o}dinger operators.
Uwe Grimm*, Institut f\"{u}r Physik, Technische Universit\"{a}t Chemnitz, Germany
(94881166)

10:30 a.m.
Crystallography of Quasiperiodic Tilings.
Ted Janssen*, University of Nijmegen
(94820238)

11:00 a.m.
Crystallography and Riemann surfaces.
Veit Elser*, Cornell University
(94806203)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 9:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Special Session on Recent Developments in Index Theory, II
Room 6.126, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Daniel S. Freed, University of Texas, Austin dafr@math.utexas.edu
John Roe, Pennsylvania State University roe@math.psu.edu

9:30 a.m.
The Schwartz algebra, Chern characters and the BaumConnes conjecture.
Jacek Brodzki*, University of Exeter, UK
Roger J Plymen, Manchester University
(9484690)

10:30 a.m.
An index theorem for families of elliptic operators invariant with respect to the action of a bundle of Lie groups.
Victor Nistor*, Penn State
(94858126)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 9:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Interconnections Among Diophantine Geometry, Algebraic Geometry, and Value Distribution Theory, I
Room 5.126, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: William Cherry, University of North Texas wcherry@unt.edu
Min Ru, University of Houston minru@math.uh.edu
Felipe Voloch, University of Texas, Austin voloch@fireant.ma.utexas.edu

9:30 a.m.
Big Picard and trichotomy.
Alexandru Buium*, University of New Mexico
(9483219)

10:00 a.m.
The Contribution of the Infinite Valuations to the Radical.
Machiel van Frankenhuysen*, University of California, Riverside
(9481196)

10:30 a.m.
Transcendental B\"ezout Estimates.
Bao Qin Li*, Florida International University
(94832242)

11:00 a.m.
A geometric version of the ``lemma on the logarithmic derivative''.
Paul Vojta*, University of California, Berkeley
(94832222)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 11:30 a.m.12:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Derived deformation theory.
Room 106, Burdine Hall
Mikhail M Kapranov*, Northwestern University Evanston IL
(94814308)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Invited Address
The Nonlinear Schr\"odinger equation: Selffocusing and Wave Collapse.
Room 106, Burdine Hall
Catherine Sulem*, University of Toronto
(94835353)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 3:00 p.m.6:10 p.m.
Special Session on The Development of Topology in the Americas, II
Room 7.124, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Cameron Gordon, University of Texas, Austin gordon@math.utexas.edu
Ioan Mackenzie James, University of Oxford imj@maths.ox.ac.uk

3:00 p.m.
$3$manifolds in Princeton in the 50's and 60's.
John R Stallings*, University of California, Berkeley
(94801127)

4:00 p.m.
The HarvardPrinceton connection: The development of the exact sciences in Latin America, 19421950.
Eduardo L Ortiz*, Imperial College, London (UK)
(94801117)

5:00 p.m.
Algebraic Topology in Brazil.
Duane Randall*, Loyola University New Orleans
(9485529)

5:30 p.m.
Discussion.

5:30 p.m.
The development of infinitedimensional topology in the United States.
James E. West*, Cornell Univ.
(94801354)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Wavelets and Approximation Theory, III
Room 5.122, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Don Hong, Eastern Tennessee State University hong@access.etsu.edu
Michael Prophet, Murray State University mike@banach.mursuky.edu

3:30 p.m.
On the HahnBanach Operators.
Boris Shekhtman*, University of South Florida
(94841244)

4:00 p.m.
Constrained Optimal Location.
Robert Huotari, California State Automobile Association
Michael P Prophet*, University of Northern Iowa
(94841172)

4:30 p.m.
An $n$Dimensional HahnBanach Extension Theorem and Minimal Projections.
Bruce L Chalmers*, University of California
(94841161)

5:00 p.m.
Bounding nonharmonic, nonnegative, trigonometric sums.
John N McDonald, Arizona State University
Andrew J Siefker*, Murray State University
(9484245)

5:30 p.m.
M.I.N.D.Y BASIC as a Data Collection.
Franc Dominica S Mueller*, C.F.C.T.E., Inc.
(9485312)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis and PDEs, III
Room 6.104, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: William Beckner, University of Texas at Austin beckner@math.utexas.edu
Luis A. Caffarelli, University of Texas at Austin caffarel@math.utexas.edu
Toti Daskalopoulos, University of California, Irvine pdaskalo@math.uci.edu
Tatiana Toro, University of Washington toro@math.washington.edu

3:00 p.m.
A Priori Estimates for Solutions of Fully Nonlinear Equations with Convex Level Set.
Luis A Caffarelli, Uinversity of Texas at Austin
Yu Yuan*, University of Texas at Austin
(94835268)

3:30 p.m.
Legendrian energy minimizers.
Luca Capogna*, University of Arkansas
(94849214)

4:00 p.m.
Break.

4:30 p.m.
Existence and uniqueness in the Monge's transport problem.
Mikhail Feldman*, University of WisconsinMadison
(94849199)

5:00 p.m.
The Gauss Curvature Flow on Rotationally Symmetric Surfaces with with Flat Sides.
Kiahm Lee*, UCIrvine
Panagiota Daskalopoulos, UCIrvine
(94835230)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Aperiodic Tiling, III
Room 6.122, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Charles Radin, University of Texas, Austin radin@math.utexas.edu
Lorenzo Sadun, University of Texas, Austin sadun@math.utexas.edu

3:00 p.m.
Construction of dual substitution on the stepped surface tiling.
Maki Furukado*, Tsuda College
(9483783)

3:30 p.m.
Tilings from stepped surfaces and dual substitutions.
Shunji Ito*, Tsuda College
(9483782)

4:00 p.m.
A dynamical systems approach to the symmetry properties of aperiodic tilings.
Arthur Robinson*, George Washington University
(94837158)

4:30 p.m.
Optimal Circle Packing in the Hyperbolic Plane.
Lewis P Bowen*, University of Texas
(94851188)

5:00 p.m.
Nonrepetitive tilings.
James Currie*, University of Winnipeg
(94852189)

5:30 p.m.
Old Open Questions: Whither the Einstein?
Chaim GoodmanStrauss*, University of Arkansas
(94852191)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Banach and Operator Spaces:Isomorphic and Geometric Structure, III
Room 5.118, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Edward Odell, University of Texas, Austin odell@math.utexas.edu
Haskell P. Rosenthal, University of Texas, Austin rosenthl@math.utexas.edu

3:30 p.m.
A geometric inequality concerning the average Banach Mazur diameter of proportional sections symmetric convex bodies in $R^n$.
Piotr Mankiewicz*, Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences
Nicole TomczakJaegermann, University of Alberta, Edmonton
(94846151)

4:00 p.m.
A functional analytic approach to intersection bodies.
Alexander Koldobsky*, University of Missouri  Columbia
(9484617)

4:30 p.m.
Asymptotic uniform smoothness.
William B Johnson*, Texas A&M University
Joram Lindenstrauss, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
David Preiss, University College London
Gideon Schechtman, Weizmann Institute of Science
(9484698)

5:00 p.m.
The maximal regularity problem.
Nigel Kalton*, University of Missouri
Gilles Lancien, University of Missouri
(9484693)

5:30 p.m.
Onecomplemented subspaces in $H_p$, $1
Beata Randrianantoanina*, Miami University
(94846297)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 3:00 p.m.5:45 p.m.
Special Session on Recent Developments in Index Theory, III
Room 6.126, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Daniel S. Freed, University of Texas, Austin dafr@math.utexas.edu
John Roe, Pennsylvania State University roe@math.psu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Finite energy SeibergWitten monopoles.
Liviu I Nicolaescu*, University of Notre Dame
(94858240)

4:00 p.m.
Combinatorial Morse Theory.
Robin Forman*, Rice University
(94858159)

5:00 p.m.
Exact triangle in SeibergWitten Floer theory.
Matilde Marcolli*, MIT
BaiLing Wang, University of Adelaide
(94857122)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Dynamics, III
Room 7.122, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Robert J. McCann, University of Toronto mccann@math.toronto.edu
Catherine Sulem, University of Toronto sulem@math.toronto.edu

3:00 p.m.
Soliton perturbations and the random Kepler problem.
Jared C Bronski*, University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign
Fatkhulla Kh Abdullaev, Physical/Technical Institute, Tashkent
George Papanicolaou, Stanford University
(94834314)

3:30 p.m.
Optimal Transportation on Manifolds with Obstacles.
Mikhail Feldman, University of Wisconsin
Robert J McCann*, University of Toronto
(94849241)

4:00 p.m.
Stability and Instability of GinzburgLandau Vortices.
Stephen J Gustafson*, University of Toronto
(94835251)

4:30 p.m.
On a nonlinear heat equation.
Changfeng Gui*, University of Connecticut and University of British Columbia
(9483546)

5:00 p.m.
On a pLaplacian Type of Evolution System Arising from Bean's Superconductivity Theory.
HongMing Yin*, Washongton State University
(9483535)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 3:00 p.m.5:45 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical and Computational Financem, III
Room 7.104, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Stathis Tompaidis, University of Texas, Austin stathis@athena.bus.utexas.edu

3:00 p.m.
New Ways to Price Options: Unleashing the Power of PDEs.
Curt Randall*, SciComp, Inc.
(94891331)

3:30 p.m.
A new integral representation of the early exercise boundary for American Put Options.
Chunli Hou, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Thomas D Little*, PriceWaterHouseCoopers
Vijay Pant, PriceWaterHouseCoopers
(94891329)

4:00 p.m.
A PDE method for Computing Moments.
Thomas D Little, PriceWaterHouseCoopers
Vijay Pant*, PriceWaterHouseCoopers
(94891330)

4:30 p.m.
On the Robustness of Option Pricing.
Thomas Schlumprecht*, Texas A&M University
(94860256)

5:00 p.m.
Options on a Traded Account.
Steven E. Shreve*, Carnegie Mellon University
Jan Vecer, Carnegie Mellon University
(9486038)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 3:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on DNA Topology, III
Room 4.102, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Isabel K. Darcy, University of Texas, Austin darcy@math.utexas.edu
Makkuni Jayaram, Univeristy of Texas, Austin jayaram@intron.icmb.utexas.edu

3:00 p.m.
Introduction to DNA Recombination.
De Witt Sumners*, Florida State University
(94892349)

3:30 p.m.
Topology of Xer recombination at {\it psi}.
Sean D Colloms*, Biochemistry, University of Oxford
(94892284)

4:00 p.m.
Tangle Analysis of Xer SiteSpecific Recombination.
Maria Elena Vazquez*, Mathematics Department, Florida State University
De Witt Sumners, Mathematics Department, Florida State University
(9489288)

4:30 p.m.
DNA Structure and Topology in FLP Sitespecific Recombination.
Stephen D Levene*, University of Texas at Dallas
Kenneth E Huffman, University of Texas at Dallas
(94892273)

5:00 p.m.
Topological investigations of Flp sitespecific recombination.
Ian Grainge*, University of Texas at Austin
Dorothy Buck, University of Texas at Austin
Makkuni Jayaram, University of Texas at Austin
(94892164)

5:30 p.m.
Coordination of bilateral cleavage of DNA fourway junctions by resolving enzymes.
David MJ Lilley*, University of Dundee
Jon M Fogg, University of Dundee
Mark Schofield, University of Dundee
(94892130)

6:00 p.m.
The Double Helix Knot.
Louis H Kauffman*, Univ of Illinois at Chicago
(9485797)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 3:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Free Surface Interfaces and PDEs, II
Room 7.112, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Kirk Lancaster, Wichita State University lancaste@twsuvm.uc.twsu.edu
Thomas Vogel, Texas A & M University tvogel@math.tamu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Csingular solutions of the capillary problem.
Robert Finn*, Stanford University
Robert W Neel, Universität Leipzig
(94835150)

3:30 p.m.
Uniqueness of the singular solution to the capillary equation.
Radoslav P Nickolov*, Stanford University
(94835183)

4:00 p.m.
Instability of nonspherical liquid bridges.
Paul Concus, Lawrence Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley
Robert Finn, Stanford University
John McCuan*, Georgia Tech
(94853181)

4:30 p.m.
Behaviour of singularities for the rotationally symmetric, volumepreserving mean curvature flow.
Maria Athanassenas*, Monash University
(94835234)

5:00 p.m.
Sufficient Conditions for Capillary Surfaces to be Energy Minima.
Thomas I Vogel*, Texas A&M University
(94853163)

5:30 p.m.
Constant mean curvature surfaces of annular type.
Henry C Wente*, University of Toledo
(9484927)

6:00 p.m.
A general variational method for crystalline triple junction motion.
Jean Taylor*, Rutgers University
(94849355)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Dehn Surgery and Kleinian Groups, III
Room 6.116, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: John Luecke, University of Texas, Austin luecke@math.utexas.edu
Alan Reid, University of Texas, Austin areid@math.utexas.edu

3:00 p.m.
On the Weak Lopez Conjecture.
Marc E Culler, U. of I. at Chicago
Nathan M Dunfield, Harvard University
Peter B Shalen*, U. of I. at Chicago
(94857184)

3:30 p.m.
More on the Weak Lopez Conjecture.
Marc E Culler*, U. of I. at Chicago
Nathan M Dunfield, Harvard University
Peter B Shalen, U. of I. at Chicago
(94857186)

4:00 p.m.
Levelling a knot's tunnel.
Hiroshi Goda, Kobe University
Martin Scharlemann*, U. C. Santa Barbara
Abigail Thompson, U. C. Davis
(94857187)

4:30 p.m.
Some local properties of the $SL_2(\mathbb C)$character variety of $3$manifolds.
Steven P Boyer*, UQAM
(94857281)

5:00 p.m.
Boundary slopes of immersed surfaces in 3manifolds.
Joel Hass*, U. C. Davis
Hyam Rubinstein, University of Melbourne
Shicheng Wang, Bejing University
(94857307)

5:30 p.m.
The shape of hyperbolic Dehn surgery space.
Steve Kerckhoff*, Stanford University
Craig Hodgson, University of Melbourne
(94853303)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 3:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Problems in Transport Phenomena, III
Room 5.116, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Jose Antonio Carrillo, University of Texas, Austin carri@math.utexas.edu
Irene M. Gamba, University of Texas, Austin gamba@math.utexas.edu

3:00 p.m.
Novel results in the kinetic thoery of vehicular traffic.
Paul Nelson*, Texas A\&M University
Alexandros Sopaskis, Texas A\&M University
(9487613)

3:30 p.m.
Kinetic formulation for system of two conservation laws.
Benoit Perthame, ENSUlm
Athanasios Tzavaras*, Univ. of Wisconsin
(9483516)

4:00 p.m.
Inviscid limits of the complex GinzburgLandau equation.
Ansgar Jungel*, TU Berlin
(9483525)

4:30 p.m.
Strong uncertainty principle and stability of fronts.
Eric A. Carlen, Georgia Tech
Maria C. Carvalho*, Lisbon University and Georgia Tech
E. Orlandi, Universita degli Studi di Roma Tre
(94835180)

5:00 p.m.
Asymptotic Analysis of some Nonlinear Schroedinger Equations for charged particle transport.
Norbert J. Mauser*, Univ. of Vienna and Courant Institute
(9488160)

5:30 p.m.
Derivation of FokkerPlanck type equations from coupled quantum oscillators.
Francois Castella, University of Rennes, France
Laszlo Erdos*, Georgiatech, Atlanta
Florian Frommlet, Technical Univesity of Berlin, Germany
Peter Markowich, University of Vienna,Austria
(9488118)

6:00 p.m.
Selfconsistent quantumdiffusion models.
Anton Arnold*, TUBerlin, MA 62
(9483509)

6:30 p.m.
Magnetically created instability in a collisionless plasma.
Walter Strauss*, Brown University
(94835356)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on The Diverse Mathematical Legacy of Jean Leray, III (A)
Room 7.116, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Eric M. Friedlander, Northwestern University eric@math.nwu.edu
Susan J. Friedlander, University of Illinois, Chicago susan@math.uic.edu

4:00 p.m.
The damping of fluid motion.
Jerry Bona*, U of Texas, Austin
(94835178)

4:30 p.m.
On Leray's selfsimilar solution to the NavierStokes equations in three dimensions.
Jindrich Necas*, Northern Illinois U.
(9483575)

5:00 p.m.
Approximation dynamics for the NavierStokes equations.
Victor A Pliss, St Petersburg University, St Petersburg, Russia
George R Sell*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
(94835165)

5:30 p.m.
On the minimal scale for the NavierStokes equation.
Igor Kukavica*, University of Southern California
(94835113)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on The Diverse Mathematical Legacy of Jean Leray, III (B)
Room 7.118, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Eric M. Friedlander, Northwestern University eric@math.nwu.edu
Susan J. Friedlander, University of Illinois, Chicago susan@math.uic.edu

4:00 p.m.
Jean Leray's work on spectral sequences.
Douglas C Ravenel*, University of Rochester
(9480199)

4:30 p.m.
Weight filtrations in Ktheory.
Daniel R Grayson*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(94819142)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Theoretical, Computational and Experimental Aspects of Mechanics, III
Room 7.120, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Jerry Bona, University of Texas, Austin bona@math.utexas.edu
Steven Levandosky, University of Texas, Austin slevan@math.utexas.edu
Jiahong Wu, University of Texas, Austin jiahong@math.utexas.edu

3:00 p.m.
Flows of an ideal incompressible fluid with unbounded vorticity.
Misha Vishik*, University of Texas at Austin
(94835306)

3:30 p.m.
Numerical simulation of circulation and transport in shallow water systems.
Clint Dawson*, University of Texas at Austin
(9486551)

4:00 p.m.
Mixed Finite Element Methods on NonMatching Multiblock Grids.
Todd Arbogast*, The University of Texas
Lawrence C Cowsar, Lucent Technologies Bell Labs
Mary F Wheeler, The Unicversity of Texas at Austin
Ivan Yotov, University of Pittsburgh
(94865346)

4:30 p.m.
On Temporal Asymptotics in OneDimensional Nonlinear Thermoviscoelasticity with Phase Transitions.
Stephen J Watson*, Professor
(9483522)

5:00 p.m.
Discussion.

Saturday October 9, 1999, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Interconnections Among Diophantine Geometry, Algebraic Geometry, and Value Distribution Theory, II
Room 5.126, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: William Cherry, University of North Texas wcherry@unt.edu
Min Ru, University of Houston minru@math.uh.edu
Felipe Voloch, University of Texas, Austin voloch@fireant.ma.utexas.edu

3:00 p.m.
A sharp form of the Nevanlinna's error term.
Yuefei Wang*, Institute of Mathematics, Academia Sinica, PRC
(9483066)

3:30 p.m.
On Cartan's Conjecture and the moving target problem.
PitMann Wong*, University of Notre Dame
(94832290)

4:00 p.m.
The Radon transform and holomorphic curves in Abelian varieties.
Ryoichi Kobayashi*, Nagoya University
(94832132)

4:30 p.m.
Break.

5:00 p.m.
pcoverings and geometric height inequalities.
Minhyong Kim*, university of arizona
(94811225)

5:30 p.m.
"The truncated second main theorem over higher dimensional function fields of arbitrary characteristic".
Julie TzuYueh Wang*, Institute of Mathematics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan & Department of Mathematics, University of Notre Dame
(94811101)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Topology of Continua, III
Room 6.124, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Wayne Lewis, Texas Tech University wlewis@math.ttu.edu
Carl Seaquist, Texas Tech University seaqucr@math.ttu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Preservation of properties of continua by refinable maps.
Eldon J Vought*, California State University, Chico
(94854282)

3:30 p.m.
Higherdimensional hereditarily indecomposable continua.
James T Rogers, Jr.*, Tulane University
(94854217)

4:00 p.m.
Nonhereditarily indecomposable local Siegel disk boundaries.
Andrew O Maner*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(94854252)

4:30 p.m.
Circlelike continua with small rotations.
Andrew O Maner, University of Alabama at Birmingham
John C Mayer*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Lex G Oversteegen, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(94854274)

5:00 p.m.
On fixed points and primeends.
Lex G Oversteegen*, UAB
Robbert Fokkink, TuDelft
John C Mayer, UAB
(94854310)

5:30 p.m.
Locally Connected Continua and Images of Arcs.
Murat Tuncali*, Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario, Canada
(94854185)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 3:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Special Session on Dynamical Systems, III
Room 6.120, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: David Delatte, University of North Texas delatte@sol.acs.unt.edu
R. Daniel Mauldin, University of North Texas mauldin@unt.edu
Mariusz Urbanski, University of North Texas urbanski@unt.edu
Luca Quardo Zamboni, University of North Texas lqz0001@jove.acs.unt.edu

3:30 p.m.
Numerical calculation of the decay of correlations in particle systems.
Marek R Rychlik*, University of Arizona
(94837350)

4:00 p.m.
Gaussian Thermostats, Lorentz Gas and Differential Geometry .
Maciej P. Wojtkowski*, University of Arizona
(9485841)

4:30 p.m.
A Dani Theorem for the Teichmuller Horocycle Flow.
William A Veech*, Rice University
(94837198)

5:00 p.m.
Periodic billiard orbits for a simple family of polygons.
Eugene Gutkin*, University of Southern California
(94837197)

5:30 p.m.
Perturbations of piecewise rotations.
Arek Goetz*, San Francisco State University
(94858327)

6:00 p.m.
Discussion.

Saturday October 9, 1999, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Advances in the Mathematics and Applications of Finite Elements, III
Room 5.124, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: J. Tinsley Oden, University of Texas, Austin oden@ticam.utexas.edu

3:00 p.m.
Local discontinuous Galerkin methods for contaminant transport.
Clint Dawson*, Texas Institute for Computational & Applied Mathematics, The University of Texas at Austin
(94865119)

3:30 p.m.
Locally Conservative Discretizations on Nonmatching Grids.
Raytcho Lazarov*, Texas A&M University
Joseph Pasciak, Texas A & M University
P. Vassilevski, Texas A & M University
(94865121)

4:00 p.m.
A Fully Automatic hpAdaptivity for Maxwell Equations. Is it Possible?
Leszek Demkowicz*, TICAM, The University of Texas at Austin
(94865243)

4:30 p.m.
Finite Element Approximation of a Linearized Buckling Model.
Manil Suri*, University of Maryland Baltimore County
(94865288)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 3:00 p.m.4:40 p.m.
Session for Contributed Papers
Room 5.112, Robert Lee Moore Hall

3:00 p.m.
Global solutions for a class of nonlinear dispersive and dissipative equations via semigroups.
Radu C Cascaval*, University of Memphis
(94835317)

3:15 p.m.
On the geometry of the free boundary of the onephase Stefan problem.
Marianne K Korten*, University of Louisville
(9483554)

3:30 p.m.
Regularity of solutions to the perturbed conservation laws.
Yudi Soeharyadi*, The University of Memphis
Jerome A Goldstein, The University of Memphis
(94835300)

3:45 p.m.
A time dependent model for the transport of heavy pollutants from groundlevel aerial sources.
Ismail Taqi Ali*, Kuwait University
(9483501)

4:00 p.m.
General Formulas for Solving Solvable Sextic Equations.
Thomas R Hagedorn*, Centre de Recherche Mathematique
(9481234)

4:15 p.m.
Braid representatives of links in $3$manifolds.
Gretchen Wright*, Bronx Community College, CUNY
(94857301)

4:30 p.m.
The Asymptotic Expansion and Numerical Verification of Van der Pol's Equation.
Deeba Elias, University of HoustonDowntown
Shishen S Xie*, University of HoustonDowntown
(94841316)

Saturday October 9, 1999, 8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Special Session on Aperiodic Tiling, IV
Room 6.122, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Charles Radin, University of Texas, Austin radin@math.utexas.edu
Lorenzo Sadun, University of Texas, Austin sadun@math.utexas.edu

8:30 p.m.
Roundtable discussion.
Sunday October 10, 1999

Sunday October 10, 1999, 9:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
Invited Address
Large scale geometric invariants of elliptic operators.
Room 106, Burdine Hall
John Roe*, Penn State University
(94858153)

Sunday October 10, 1999, 9:30 a.m.12:45 p.m.
Special Session on Recent Developments in Index Theory, IV
Room 6.126, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Daniel S. Freed, University of Texas, Austin dafr@math.utexas.edu
John Roe, Pennsylvania State University roe@math.psu.edu

10:00 a.m.
Index Theory of Toeplitz Operators on Transformation Group C*algebras.
Efton Park*, Texas Christian University
(9484732)

11:00 a.m.
Coarse obstructions to positive scalar curvature metrics in noncompact quotients of symmetric spaces.
Stanley S Chang*, Rice University
(94819207)

12:00 p.m.
C*algebraic index theory and finite asymptotic dimension.
Nigel D Higson*, Penn State University
(94819304)

Sunday October 10, 1999, 10:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Wavelets and Approximation Theory, IV
Room 5.122, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Don Hong, Eastern Tennessee State University hong@access.etsu.edu
Michael Prophet, Murray State University mike@banach.mursuky.edu

10:00 a.m.
Wavelets for Compression of Terrain Data.
Ratan Guha, University of Central Florida
Rajkumar Madhuram, University of Central Florida
R. N Mohapatra*, University of Central Florida
(94841339)

10:30 a.m.
Semiorthogonal Spline Wavelet Packets for Homogeneous Sobolev Spaces on a Bounded Interval.
Jianzhong Wang*, Sam Houston State University
(94841249)

11:00 a.m.
Digitized PDE method for data restoration.
Stanley Osher, Dept. of Math. UCLA
Jianhong Shen*, Dept. of Math. UCLA
(94894245)

Sunday October 10, 1999, 10:00 a.m.1:20 p.m.
Special Session on Banach and Operator Spaces:Isomorphic and Geometric Structure, IV
Room 5.118, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Edward Odell, University of Texas, Austin odell@math.utexas.edu
Haskell P. Rosenthal, University of Texas, Austin rosenthl@math.utexas.edu

10:00 a.m.
Rotating the unit ball of $l^n_1$.
Piotr Mankiewisz, Polish Acad. of Sciences
Nicole TomczakJaegermann*, Univ. of Alberta
(94846340)

10:30 a.m.
Constructing isomorphic $\ell_1$preduals.
Dale E. Alspach*, Oklahoma State University
(94846259)

11:00 a.m.
Ramsey dichotomies and ordinal indices.
Vassiliki A Farmaki*, Department Of Mathematics, University of Athens, Greece
(9480548)

11:30 a.m.
Unconditional structures of weakly null sequences.
Spiros A Argyros, University of Athens
Ioannis Gasparis*, Oklahoma State University
(9484665)

12:00 p.m.
A remark on polynomials in several variables.
Petr Hajek*, Texas A&M University
(94846263)

12:30 p.m.
On the scalar plus compact problem.
Thomas Schlumprecht*, Texas A&M University
George Androulakis, Texas A&M University
(94846253)

1:00 p.m.
Subsymmetric sequences in Schlumprecht'space.
George Androulakis*, Texas A&M University
Thomas Schlumprecht, Texas A&M University
(94846257)

Sunday October 10, 1999, 10:00 a.m.12:20 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical and Computational Finance, IV
Room 7.104, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Stathis Tompaidis, University of Texas, Austin stathis@athena.bus.utexas.edu

10:00 a.m.
Risk Management in Nongaussian markets.
Luis Seco*, University of Toronto
(94891334)

10:30 a.m.
Stratified Sampling and Quasi Monte Carlo Methods to Measure Portfolio Risk.
Alex Kreinin*, Algorithmics, Inc.
Leonid Merkoulovitch, Algorithmics, Inc.
Dan Rosen, Algorithmics, Inc.
Michael Zerbs, Algorithmics, Inc.
(94891326)

11:00 a.m.
Affine stochastic models for energy prices.
Mihaela Manoliu*, Caminus LLC/Zai*Net Analytics
(94890229)

11:30 a.m.
Uncertain Growth Prospects, Estimation Risk, and Asset Prices.
Hong Yan*, University of Texas at Austin
(94891345)

12:00 p.m.
Equity options with Montecarlo methods: calibration and variance reduction.
Claudio Albanese*, University of Toronto
(94891337)

Sunday October 10, 1999, 10:00 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Special Session on DNA Topology, IV
Room 4.102, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Isabel K. Darcy, University of Texas, Austin darcy@math.utexas.edu
Makkuni Jayaram, Univeristy of Texas, Austin jayaram@intron.icmb.utexas.edu

10:00 a.m.
Simplification of DNA Topology by Type II Topoisomerases.
Alexander V Vologodskii*, New York University
(94892293)

11:00 a.m.
A three DNAsegment recognition model of type II topoisomerases.
Joaquim Roca*, IBMB  CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
(94892102)

11:30 a.m.
Effect of DNA topology on E. coli DNA topoisomerase IV.
Richard W. Deibler, Baylor College of Medicine
Sonia R. Rahmati, Baylor College of Medicine
Lynn Zechiedrich*, Baylor College of Medicine
(94892149)

12:00 p.m.
Topoisomerase IV is the Main Unknotting Enzyme in Escherichia coli.
Richard W Deibler*, Baylor College of Medicine
Lynn Zechiedrich, Baylor College of Medicine
(94892160)

12:30 p.m.
Discussion of open problems at the interface of mathematics and molecular biology.

Sunday October 10, 1999, 10:00 a.m.12:20 p.m.
Special Session on Free Surface Interfaces and PDEs, III
Room 7.112, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Kirk Lancaster, Wichita State University lancaste@twsuvm.uc.twsu.edu
Thomas Vogel, Texas A & M University tvogel@math.tamu.edu

10:00 a.m.
Approximating Finite 3energy Maps from the 4 Ball to the 2 Sphere.
Robert M Hardt*, Rice University
Tristan Riviere, Ecole Norm. Sup.Cachan
(94835134)

10:30 a.m.
Gauss map omissions of minimal surfaces.
Helen Moore*, Stanford University/Bowdoin College
(94853302)

11:00 a.m.
Triunduloids: embedded threeended surfaces of constant mean curvature.
John M Sullivan*, Univ. of Illinois
Rob Kusner, Univ. of Massachusetts
Karsten GrosseBrauckmann, Uni. Bonn
(94853232)

11:30 a.m.
Dirac's Equation and Prescribing Mean Curvature.
George I Kamberov*, Washigton University in St. Louis
(94853299)

12:00 p.m.
Geometry, topology and conformal structure of properly embedded minimal surfaces.
Rob Kusner*, University of Massachusetts
(94853313)

Sunday October 10, 1999, 10:00 a.m.12:20 p.m.
Special Session on Dehn Surgery and Kleinian Groups, IV
Room 6.116, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: John Luecke, University of Texas, Austin luecke@math.utexas.edu
Alan Reid, University of Texas, Austin areid@math.utexas.edu

10:00 a.m.
Finiteness of (H)eegaard splittings for atoridal $3$manifolds.
William H Jaco*, Oklahoma State University
Joachim H Rubinstein, University of Melbourne
(94857210)

10:30 a.m.
Heegaard genus and separating incompressible surfaces.
Martin G Scharlemann, UCSB
Jennifer C Schultens*, Emory University
(94857201)

11:00 a.m.
Nonmutant hyperbolic knots with unfaithful double branch covers.
Steven A. Bleiler*, Portland State University
Bell Foozwell, University of Melbourne
Hyam Rubinstein, University of Melbourne
(94857221)

11:30 a.m.
Seifert surfaces and disk decompositions.
Mark W Brittenham*, University of North Texas
(94857211)

12:00 p.m.
Decision problems in the space of Dehn fillings.
William Jaco, Oklahoma State University
Eric Sedgwick*, DePaul University
(94857309)

Sunday October 10, 1999, 10:00 a.m.12:50 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematical Problems in Transport Phenomena, IV
Room 5.116, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Jose Antonio Carrillo, University of Texas, Austin carri@math.utexas.edu
Irene M. Gamba, University of Texas, Austin gamba@math.utexas.edu

10:00 a.m.
Entropy Production and Convergence to Equilibrium for the Povzner and PovznerVlasov Equations.
Eric A Carlen*, Ga Tech
M C Carvalho, Ga Tech
Joel Lebowitz, Rutgers University
(94882148)

10:30 a.m.
Entropy dissipation methods in kinetic theory.
Cedric Villani*, ENS, DMI
(9483523)

11:00 a.m.
Acoustic and Stokes Limits for the Boltzmann Equation.
C. David Levermore*, Department of Mathematics, The University of Arizona,
(94882109)

11:30 a.m.
Some geometric mechanisms for transport in classical dynamical systems.
Rafael de la Llave*, Univ. of Texas at Austin
(9483511)

12:00 p.m.
Hamiltonian Description of Vlasov Dynamics: ActionAngle Variables for the Continuous Spectrum.
Philip J Morrison*, Department of Physics and Institute for Fusion Studies, University of Texas at Austin
(9488262)

12:30 p.m.
Asymmetric Quasiperiodic Solution of HartreeFock Systems, and their Counterparts for the VlasovPoisson System.
Jean Dolbeault, CEREMADE
Reinhard Illner*, University of Victoria
Horst Lange, Universitaet Koeln
(9488149)

Sunday October 10, 1999, 10:00 a.m.1:20 p.m.
Special Session on Interconnections Among Diophantine Geometry, Algebraic Geometry, and Value Distribution Theory, III
Room 5.126, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: William Cherry, University of North Texas wcherry@unt.edu
Min Ru, University of Houston minru@math.uh.edu
Felipe Voloch, University of Texas, Austin voloch@fireant.ma.utexas.edu

10:00 a.m.
Simultaneous approximation in positive characteristic.
Wolfgang M Schmidt*, University of Colorado at Boulder
(94811174)

10:30 a.m.
Stability of base loci of linear series.
Michael Nakamaye*, University of New Mexico
(94814173)

11:00 a.m.
On Lang's Geometric Conjecture for Surfaces of General Type.
Cong X Kang*, American University
(9481487)

11:30 a.m.
Rational curves on holomorphic symplectic manifolds, with applications to rational points and rationality problems.
Brendan E Hassett*, University of Chicago
Yuri Tschinkel, University of Illinois at Chicago
(94814209)

12:00 p.m.
Break.

12:30 p.m.
A uniform bound for the number of solutions to some Thue equations.
Thomas J Tucker*, University of Georgia
(94811212)

1:00 p.m.
Quadratic points on some Fermat curves.
Pavlos Tzermias*, University of Arizona
(94811227)

Sunday October 10, 1999, 10:00 a.m.12:20 p.m.
Special Session on Topology of Continua, IV
Room 6.124, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: Wayne Lewis, Texas Tech University wlewis@math.ttu.edu
Carl Seaquist, Texas Tech University seaqucr@math.ttu.edu

10:00 a.m.
On $C_n$Determined Continua.
Sergio Ma\'{\i}as*, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
(9485437)

10:30 a.m.
Spans of Spaces Contained in a Convex Disc Cross an Arc.
Thelma R West*, University of Southwestern Louisiana
(94854108)

11:00 a.m.
On open retractions of the pseudoarc.
Janusz R. Prajs*, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
(94854135)

11:30 a.m.
Concerning Continua that are Irreducible about Finitely Many Points.
David J Ryden*, University of Missouri  Rolla
(94854157)

12:00 p.m.
Unions of shore sets in dendroids.
Alejandro Illanes*, UNAM. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
(94854320)

Sunday October 10, 1999, 10:00 a.m.12:20 p.m.
Special Session on Dynamical Systems, IV
Room 6.120, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: David Delatte, University of North Texas delatte@sol.acs.unt.edu
R. Daniel Mauldin, University of North Texas mauldin@unt.edu
Mariusz Urbanski, University of North Texas urbanski@unt.edu
Luca Quardo Zamboni, University of North Texas lqz0001@jove.acs.unt.edu

10:00 a.m.
The EckmannRuelle conjecture  the past, present, and future.
Yakov B Pesin*, Penn State University
(94837279)

11:00 a.m.
Asymptotic Measures in Dissipative Systems.
Sheldon E Newhouse*, Michigan State University
(94837171)

11:30 a.m.
Positive entropy for the Standard map.
Oliver R Knill*, University of Texas
(94858170)

12:00 p.m.
Smooth Rigidity of Conformal Anosov systems in higher dimensions.
Rafael de la Llave*, U. Texas at Austin
(9483764)

Sunday October 10, 1999, 10:00 a.m.12:20 p.m.
Special Session on Advances in the Mathematics and Applications of Finite Elements, IV
Room 5.124, Robert Lee Moore Hall Organizers: J. Tinsley Oden, University of Texas, Austin oden@ticam.utexas.edu

10:00 a.m.
Numerical modeling of photonic crystals.
Joseph E Pasciak*, Texas A&M University
David C Dobson, Texas A&M University
(94865124)

10:30 a.m.
Some Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Least Squares Finite Element Methods.
Graham F Carey*, The University of Texas at Austin
Walter B Richardson, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Atanas I Pehlivanov, The University of Texas at Austin
Abhijit Bose, The University of Michigan
(94865137)

11:00 a.m.
Locally Conservative Algorithms for Flow.
Mary F Wheeler*, Texas Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics, The University of Texas at Austin
(94865125)

11:30 a.m.
Iterative Analysis of the Mortar Element.
Yuri A Kuznetsov*, University of Houston
(94865261)

12:00 p.m.
Finite Volume Element Methods for Fluid Flow.
Richard E. Ewing*, Texas A\&M University, College Station, Texas
Raytcho Lazarov, Texas A\&M University, College Station, Texas
Yanping Lin, Texas A\&M University, College Station, Texas
(9486589)
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