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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
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.
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