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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
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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