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1999 Fall Southeastern Section Meeting
Charlotte, NC, October 1517, 1999
Meeting #949
Associate secretaries:
John L Bryant, AMS
bryant@math.fsu.edu
Friday October 15, 1999

Friday October 15, 1999, 12:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Lobby, Fretwell Hall

Friday October 15, 1999, 12:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Lobby, Fretwell Hall

Friday October 15, 1999, 1:15 p.m.2:15 p.m.
Invited Address
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Room 110, Storrs Architecture Building
Phase transitions in combinatorial structures.
Room 110, Storrs Architecture Building
B\'ela Bollob\'as*, University of Memphis and Cambridge University
(9490504)

Friday October 15, 1999, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Knot Theory and Its Applications, I
Room 106, Denny Hall
Organizers:
Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina at Charlotte ydiao@uncc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Polygonal approximation and energy of smooth knots.
Eric Rawdon, Chatham College
Jonathan Simon*, University of Iowa
(94957191)

3:00 p.m.
Conformal Energy of Thick Knots.
Gregory Buck, St. Anselm College
Eric J Rawdon*, Chatham College
Jonathan Simon, University of Iowa
(94957187)

3:30 p.m.
The ropelength of knots and links.
John M Sullivan*, Univ. of Illinois
Rob Kusner, Univ. of Massachusetts
Jason Cantarella, Univ. of Massachusetts
(94953128)

4:00 p.m.
Multiple Minimal Energy Knots.
Louis H Kauffman*, Univ of Ill at Chicago
(9495792)

4:30 p.m.
Can one tie a knot with 8.58299... inches of 1 inch rope?
Robert B Kusner*, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Jason H Cantarella, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
John M Sullivan, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(9495343)

5:00 p.m.
Global Knotting in Equilateral Random Polygons.
John C Nardo*, North Georgia College & State University
Yuanan Diao, UNC Charlotte
(94957232)

Friday October 15, 1999, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, I
Room 116, Fretwell Hall
Organizers:
Sarah Glaz, University of Connecticut glaz@uconnvm.uconn.edu
Evan G. Houston, University of North Carolina at Charlotte eghousto@email.uncc.edu
Thomas G. Lucas, University of North Carolina at Charlotte tglucas@math.uncc.edu

2:30 p.m.
A class of Bezout overrings of group algebras.
Silvana Bazzoni, University of Padua
Alan Loper*, university of North CarolinaCharlotte
(94913203)

3:00 p.m.
Finite Generation of Powers of Ideals.
Robert Gilmer*, Florida State University
William Heinzer, Purdue University
Moshe Roitman, University of Haifa
(9491308)

3:30 p.m.
Multiplication modules.
D. D Anderson*, The University of Iowa
(9491399)

4:00 p.m.
Duality, stability and 2generated ideals.
Bruce M Olberding*, Northeast Louisiana University
(94913204)

4:30 p.m.
Weakly integrally closed domains: minimum polynomials of matrices.
James Brewer*, Florida Atlantic University
Fred Richman, Florida Atlantic University
(9491342)

5:00 p.m.
Direct sums of modules over local rings.
Roger A Wiegand*, University of Nebraska
(94913145)

5:30 p.m.
mCanonical Ideals In Integral Domains, II.
Valentina Barucci, Universita di Roma
Evan G Houston, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Thomas G Lucas, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Ira J Papick*, University of MissouriColumbia
(94913139)

Friday October 15, 1999, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Spectral Theory of Differential Operators and Applications, I
Room 102, Denny Hall
Organizers:
Boris R. Vainberg, University of North Carolina at Charlotte brvainbe@uncc.edu
Stanislav Molchanov, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

2:30 p.m.
Dynamical bounds for Fibonacci operator.
Rowan Killip, Caltech
Alexander Kiselev*, University of Chicago
Yoram Last, Caltech
(94981102)

3:00 p.m.
Pulse propagation in Nonlinear Photonic Crystals.
Alexander Figotin*, University of California at Irvine
(9497812)

3:30 p.m.
The limiting equation of the Neumann Laplacians on shrinking domains.
Yoshimi Saito*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(9493566)

4:00 p.m.
Convergence of spectra of mesoscopic systems collapsing onto a graph.
Peter Kuchment*, Wichita State University
Hongbiao Zeng, Wichita State University
(9493564)

4:30 p.m.
Spectral Decomposition Methods for the Incompressible NavierStokes Equation on Bounded Domains.
Joel D Avrin*, UNC Charlotte
(9493582)

5:00 p.m.
The Feshbach formula and Fermi's golden rule.
Jan Derezinski, Warsaw University
Vojkan Jaksic*, University of Ottawa
(9494749)

5:30 p.m.
Extended and Localized states for the quantum Hall systems.
Peter Hislop*, University of Kentucky
(9494796)

Friday October 15, 1999, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Optimal Control and Computational Optimization, I
Room 122, Denny Hall
Organizers:
Mohammed A. Kazemi, University of North Carolina at Charlotte mkazemi@email.uncc.edu
Gamal N. Elnagar, University of South Carolina Spartanburg

3:00 p.m.
Uniform stabilization of systems of nonlinear PDE's coupled at the interface of two regions.
Irena M Lasiecka*, University of Virginia
(9493531)

3:30 p.m.
Inverse type inequalities for multidimensional hyperbolic and Schrodinger equations with variable coefficients.
Roberto Triggiani*, University of Virginia
(94935192)

4:00 p.m.
Principles of the dynamics of wealth.
Ethelbert N. Chukwu*, North Carolina State University, Raleigh,N.C.
(94949196)

4:30 p.m.
A Complete Numerical Theory for Constrained Problems in the Calculus of Variations/Optimal Control Theory.
John Gregory*, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 629014408
(94949199)

5:00 p.m.
Augmented Lagrangian Method for Nonsmooth Optimizations.
Kazufumi Ito*, North Carolina State University
(94993205)

5:30 p.m.
Discussion

Friday October 15, 1999, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Stochastic PDEs and Turbulence, I
Room 121, Fretwell Hall
Organizers:
Weinan E, Courant Institute, New York University weinan@courant.nyu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Stochastic PDEs and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics.
Jinqiao Duan*, Clemson University
(9497681)

3:00 p.m.
Stochastic Burgers equation.
Weinan E*, Princeton University and New York University
Eric Vanden Eijnden, New York University
(94982158)

3:30 p.m.
Recent results on the 2D Stochastic NavierStokes equations.
Jonathan C. Mattingly*, Stanford University
(94976157)

4:00 p.m.
Infinite dimensional HamiltonJacobiBellman equations and control of stochastic PDE.
Andrzej J. Swiech*, Georgia Institue of Technology
(94935189)

4:30 p.m.
Discussion

Friday October 15, 1999, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on SetTheoretic Topology, I
Room 113, Fretwell Hall
Organizers:
Ronald F. Levy, George Mason University RLevy@vms1.gmu.edu

2:30 p.m.
An Irrational Problem.
Franklin D. Tall*, University of Toronto
(9490468)

3:00 p.m.
A generalized version of Tukey's Lemma that is equivalent to the PIT.
Richard Hodel*, Duke University
(94954190)

3:30 p.m.
Ultrafilter Spaces on the Semilattice of Partitions.
Lorenz J. Halbeisen*, Swiss National Science Foundation Scholar
Benedikt L\"owe, University of Bonn, Germany
(94904133)

4:00 p.m.
Weakly Uniform Bases.
Sheldon W Davis*, Miami University
(94954138)

4:30 p.m.
Cleavability and Divisibility in Ordered Spaces.
Harold R Bennett*, Texas Tech University
Robert E Byerly, Texas Tech University
David J Lutzer, College of William and Mary
(9495465)

5:00 p.m.
The continuous Urysohn property in generalized ordered spaces.
David J Lutzer*, College of William and Mary
Harold R Bennett, Texas Tech University
(9495450)

5:30 p.m.
Trichotomies and tetrachotomies on locally compact spaces.
Peter J Nyikos*, University of South Carolina
(94954245)

Friday October 15, 1999, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Function Theory, I
Room 203, Denny Hall
Organizers:
David A. Herron, University of Cincinnati david.herron@math.uc.edu
Shanshuang Yang, Emory University syang@mathcs.emory.edu

2:30 p.m.
On Korenblum's maximum principle in Bergman space.
Aimo Hinkkanen*, University of Illinois
(9493009)

3:00 p.m.
Circle preserving maps.
Alan F. Beardon, University of Cambridge
David Minda*, University of Cincinnati
(94930163)

3:30 p.m.
Hyperbolically convex functions.
William Ma*, Pennsylvania College of Technology
David Minda, University of Cincinnati
(94930113)

4:00 p.m.
Best approximation by analytic and harmonic functions in the supremum norm.
Dmitry Khavinson*, University of Arkansas
Harold S. Shapiro, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
(9494135)

4:30 p.m.
Banach spacevalued classes of Sobolev functions.
Juha Heinonen, University of Michigan
Pekka Koskela, University of Jyv\"askyl\"a
Nageswari Shanmugalingam, National University of Ireland
Jeremy Tyson*, SUNYStony Brook
(94946160)

5:00 p.m.
Hausdorff dimension and limit sets of quasiconformal groups.
Petra BonfertTaylor*, Wesleyan University
Edward C. Taylor, University of Connecticut
(9493054)

5:30 p.m.
Quasisymmetries, Quasicircles, and Circle Packing.
G Brock Williams*, Texas Tech University
(94930171)

Friday October 15, 1999, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Contemporary Methods in Dynamics and Differential Equations, I
Room 200, Denny Hall
Organizers:
Robert W. Ghrist, Georgia Institute of Technology ghrist@math.gatech.edu
Konstantin M. Mischaikow, Georgia Institute of Technology mischaik@math.gatech.edu

2:30 p.m.
The Extended Morse Complex.
Octav Cornea*, Universite de Lille 1
(9493738)

3:00 p.m.
Deterministic Central Limit Theorems in Dynamical Systems with Symmetry .
Matthew Nicol, UMIST
Ian Melbourne*, University of Houston
Peter Ashwin, University of Surrey
(9493751)

3:30 p.m.
Stochastic Dynamical Systems and Applications to Geophysical Flow Modeling.
Jinqiao Duan*, Clemson University
(9493774)

4:00 p.m.
Euler flows and the Weinstein conjecture for solid tori.
John Etnyre, Stanford University
Robert Ghrist*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(9495878)

4:30 p.m.
Periodic orbits for fourth order conservative systems and a Morse type theory.
Robert C Vandervorst*, GA Tech
JanBouwe Van den Berg, University of Leiden
(9493779)

5:00 p.m.
Separatrix Crossing for MultiDimensional Hamiltonian Systems.
Norman Lebovitz, University of Chicago
Todd Young*, Ohio University
(9493480)

5:30 p.m.
Positivity of Nonnegative solutions for cooperative semipositone systems.
Alfonso Castro, University of Texas at San Antonio
Maya Chhetri, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Ratnasingham Shivaji*, Mississippi State University
(9493590)

Friday October 15, 1999, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry, I
Room 107, Fretwell Hall
Organizers:
Valery Aleexev, University of Georgia valery@math.uga.edu
William Graham, University of Georgia
Roy C. Smith, University of Georgia
Robert Varley, University of Georgia robert@math.uga.edu

2:30 p.m.
The Separation Conjecture in Real Algebraic Geometry.
James J Madden*, Louisiana State University
(94914172)

3:00 p.m.
Discussion

3:30 p.m.
Fundamental groups of real algebraic varieties.
Eriko Hironaka*, Florida State University
(94914127)

4:00 p.m.
Representations of polynomials positive on semialgebraic sets.
Victoria Powers*, Emory University
(94914161)

4:30 p.m.
Polygons with Prescribed Edges and Special Lagrangians in CalabiYau Manifolds.
Ciprian S Borcea*, Rider University
(94914137)

5:00 p.m.
An application of commutative algebra to tiling theory.
Kevin P Keating*, University of Florida
(94952148)

5:30 p.m.
Generalized Newton Puiseux Expansions and a conjecture of D. Daigle and G. Freudenberg.
Avinash Sathaye*, University of Kentucky
(94914197)

Friday October 15, 1999, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Gauge Theory and LowDimensional Topology, I
Room 118, Fretwell Hall
Organizers:
Eric P. Klassen, Florida State University klassen@math.fsu.edu
Paul A. Kirk, Indiana University pkirk@ucs.indiana.edu

2:30 p.m.
Floer Homology and Dehn surgeries along knots in $S^3$ with nontrivial cyclic fundamental group.
Olivier Collin*, Harvard University
(94957200)

3:10 p.m.
Quantized Flat Connections on Spines of ThreeManifolds.
Charles D Frohman*, The University of Iowa
(94957186)

3:50 p.m.
The Theta Divisor and ThreeManifold Invariants.
Peter S Ozsvath*, Michigan State University
Zoltan Szabo, University of MichiganDe
(94957220)

4:30 p.m.
Immersed symplectic spheres in sympelctic four manifolds.
TianJun Li*, Princeton University
(9495755)

Friday October 15, 1999, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Stochastic Processs and Control, I
Room 305, Fretwell Hall
Organizers:
Volker Wihstutz, University of North Carolina at Charlotte wihstutz@uncc.edu
Alexander A. Yushkevich, University of North Carolina at Charlotte fma00aay@unccvm.uncc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Optimal switching of a Markov chain.
Alexander A Yushkevich*, UNC, Charlotte
(9496022)

3:00 p.m.
Levylike Continuity Theorems for Convergence in Distribution.
Theodore P. Hill*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(9496023)

3:30 p.m.
Mixed and Isoperimetric Estimates on the LogSobolev Constants of Graphs and Markov Chains.
Christian Houdre*, School of Math., Georgia Tech
(9496024)

4:00 p.m.
Characterization of stabilizing stochastic processes.
Volker Wihstutz*, UNC Charlotte
(9499336)

4:30 p.m.
Branching Particle Systems on Brownian Flows.
Erhan Cinlar*, Princeton University
Christopher C. Finger, J. P. Morgan
(9496037)

5:00 p.m.
Simple robust control problems in queueing theory.
Martin V Day*, Virginia Tech
(9499357)

Friday October 15, 1999, 2:30 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Applied Probabilistic Combinatorics, I
Room 105, Denny Hall
Organizers:
Bela Bollob\'as, University of Memphis bollobas@msci.memphis.edu
Gregory Sorkin, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center sorkin@watson.ibm.com

2:30 p.m.
Coalescent trees and the age of a mutation.
Robert C Griffiths, University of Oxford
Simon Tavar\'e*, UNiversity of Southern California
(9496071)

3:00 p.m.
Random ThreeDimensional Tilings of Aztec Octahedra and Tetrahedra: An Extension of Domino Tilings.
Dana Randall*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Gary Yngve, Georgia Institute of Technology
(94905182)

3:30 p.m.
The sizes and speeds of properties of graphs.
David Weinreich*, The University of Memphis
Bela Bollobas, The University of Memphis and Cambridge University
Jozsef Balog, The University of Memphis
(94905227)

4:00 p.m.
Graphical Representations of the Potts Model in a Magnetic Field.
Marek Biskup, Microsoft Research
Christian Borgs*, Microsoft Research
Jennifer T Chayes, Microsoft Research
Roman Kotecky, Center for Theoretical Study
(94982226)

4:30 p.m.
Discounted Reward Markov Decision Process is Undecidable.
Anne E Condon*, University of British Columbia
(94968109)

5:00 p.m.
Random matchings which induce Hamilton cycles, and Hamiltonian decompositions of random regular graphs.
Jeong Han Kim*, Microsoft Research
Nick C. Wormald, University of Melbourne
(9490584)

5:30 p.m.
01 Laws for Single Molecules.
Bud Mishra*, Courant Institute, NYU
(9490567)

6:00 p.m.
Discussion
Saturday October 16, 1999

Saturday October 16, 1999, 8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Lobby, Fretwell Hall

Saturday October 16, 1999, 8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Lobby, Fretwell Hall

Saturday October 16, 1999, 8:20 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Gauge Theory and LowDimensional Topology, II
Room 118, Fretwell Hall
Organizers:
Eric P. Klassen, Florida State University klassen@math.fsu.edu
Paul A. Kirk, Indiana University pkirk@ucs.indiana.edu

8:20 a.m.
Finite Type Link Homotopy Invariants.
Blake Mellor*, Florida Atlantic University, Honors College
(9495797)

9:00 a.m.
Surgery Presentations of 3dim Framed Relative Cobordisms, and applications to topological quantum field theories with corners.
Thomas Kerler*, The Ohio State University
Volodimir Lyubashenko, Kiev University
(94957167)

9:40 a.m.
Groups of concordant mutants.
Paul A. Kirk*, Indiana University
Charles Livingston, Indiana University
(94957134)

10:20 a.m.
Four dimensional manifolds that become diffeomorphic after one stabilization.
David R.r Auckly*, Kansas State University
(9495777)

Saturday October 16, 1999, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Knot Theory and Its Applications, II
Room 106, Denny Hall
Organizers:
Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina at Charlotte ydiao@uncc.edu

8:30 a.m.
A Family of RopelengthMinimizing Links.
Jason H Cantarella*, UMASS and UGA
Robert B Kusner, UMASS
John M Sullivan, UIUC
(94953159)

9:00 a.m.
Some numerical results on random linking.
Tetsuo Deguchi*, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, and Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University
(94965154)

9:30 a.m.
Nearby Knots in Knot Space.
Kenneth C Millett*, University of California
(94957129)

10:00 a.m.
Configuration spaces and knot spaces.
Richard Randell*, University of Iowa
(94957114)

10:30 a.m.
Discussion

Saturday October 16, 1999, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, II
Room 116, Fretwell Hall
Organizers:
Sarah Glaz, University of Connecticut glaz@uconnvm.uconn.edu
Evan G. Houston, University of North Carolina at Charlotte eghousto@email.uncc.edu
Thomas G. Lucas, University of North Carolina at Charlotte tglucas@math.uncc.edu

8:30 a.m.
On the Asymptotic Behavior of Irreducible Elements in Dedekind Domains.
Scott T Chapman*, Trinity University
(9491388)

9:00 a.m.
Generalized Sets of Lengths.
William W. Smith*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Scott T Chapman, Trinity University
Michael Freeze, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
(9491394)

9:30 a.m.
On the integral closure of a halffactorial domain.
James B Coykendall, IV*, North Dakota State University
(94913166)

10:00 a.m.
Integervalued polynomials on subsets of a rankone valuation domain.
Pauljean Cahen*, Universit\'e d'AixMarseille III
JeanLuc Chabert, Universit\'e de Picardie
(9491358)

10:30 a.m.
Versions of Hilbert's Nullstellensatz for integervalued polynomials (preliminary report).
Sophie Frisch*, Technische Universit\"at Graz
(94913230)

Saturday October 16, 1999, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Spectral Theory of Differential Operators and Applications, II
Room 102, Denny Hall
Organizers:
Boris R. Vainberg, University of North Carolina at Charlotte brvainbe@uncc.edu
Stanislav Molchanov, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

8:30 a.m.
Finitevolume Criteria for Anderson Localization.
Michael Aizenman*, Princeton University
Dirk Hundertmark, Princeton University
Roland Friedrich, Student,ThPhys,ETHZurich
Jeffrey Schenker, Princeton University
(94947175)

9:00 a.m.
On The Surface Spectrum.
Stanislav A Molchanov*, UNC Charlotte
Vojkan Jaksic, University of Ottawa
(94935194)

9:30 a.m.
Localization and Delocalization in Media with Sparse Scatterers.
Stanislav A. Molchanov, UNC at Charlotte
Boris R. Vainberg*, UNC at Charlotte
(9493515)

10:00 a.m.
NonMonotoneous Random Operators: The Anderson Model.
G\"unter Stolz*, UAB
(9498144)

10:30 a.m.
Localization: A Scattering Theoretic Approach.
Robert Sims*, U.A.B.
Gunter Stolz, U.A.B.
(9498163)

Saturday October 16, 1999, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Optimal Control and Computational Optimization, II
Room 122, Denny Hall
Organizers:
Mohammed A. Kazemi, University of North Carolina at Charlotte mkazemi@email.uncc.edu
Gamal N. Elnagar, University of South Carolina Spartanburg

8:30 a.m.
Aerospace Trajectory Optimization Methods.
Eugene M. Cliff*, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
(94949206)

9:00 a.m.
A pointwise maximum principle for optimal control problems with state inequality constraints.
Nohammad A Kazemi*, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
(94949239)

9:30 a.m.
Nonlinear pperiodic optimal control: A pseudospectral fourier approach.
G N Elnagar*, University of South Carolina Spartanburg
(94949242)

10:00 a.m.
MaxPlus Linearity Based Methods in Nonlinear Control Computation.
William M McEneaney*, North Carolina State University
(94993246)

10:30 a.m.
On the solution of optimal control problems with pointwise state and control constraints.
Joseph C Dunn*, North Carolina State University
(94949250)

Saturday October 16, 1999, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Operator Theory, Including Applications in Operator Algebras and Wavelets, I
Room 114, Fretwell Hall
Organizers:
Alan L. Lambert, University of North Carolina at Charlotte allamber@email.uncc.edu
Xingde Dai, University of North Carolina at Charlotte xdai@uncc.edu

8:30 a.m.
Solution of the singular quartic moment problem.
Ra\'ul E Curto*, The University of Iowa
(94947231)

9:00 a.m.
Wavelets with Higher Order Translation Invariance.
Eric Weber*, Texas A&M University
(94942219)

9:30 a.m.
Convergence of the cascade algorithm at irregular scaling functions.
Ola Bratteli, University of Oslo
Palle E.T. Jorgensen*, The University Of Iowa
(94946152)

10:00 a.m.
Discussion

10:30 a.m.
Frame Sets.
Xingde Dai, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Yuanan Diao*, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Qing Gu, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
(94946255)

Saturday October 16, 1999, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on SetTheoretic Topology, II
Room 113, Fretwell Hall
Organizers:
Ronald F. Levy, George Mason University RLevy@vms1.gmu.edu

8:30 a.m.
Modified compactness conditions.
Robert M. Stephenson, Jr.*, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
(9495461)

9:00 a.m.
On the decomposition of orderseparable posets of countable width into chains.
Gary Gruenhage*, Auburn University
Joe Mashburn, University of Dayton
(94906162)

9:30 a.m.
On $\lambda$metacompact subspaces of the product of finitely many ordinals, preliminary report.
William G Fleissner*, University of Kansas
(94954156)

10:00 a.m.
An $N$compact metric space of positive covering dimension for which all closed sets are clopen Borel.
John S Kulesza*, George Mason University
(94954136)

10:30 a.m.
Von Neumann regular rings of functions on topological spaces.
Melvin Henriksen*, Harvey Mudd College
(94954258)

Saturday October 16, 1999, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Function Theory, II
Room 203, Denny Hall
Organizers:
David A. Herron, University of Cincinnati david.herron@math.uc.edu
Shanshuang Yang, Emory University syang@mathcs.emory.edu

8:30 a.m.
The Schwarzian Derivative of Harmonic Mappings.
Martin S. Chuaqui*, P. Universidad Catolica de Chile
Peter L. Duren, University of Michigan
Brad G. Osgood, Stanford University
(94953207)

9:00 a.m.
The Riemann Router: An approach to fast IP address lookups via conformal mapping.
Brad Osgood*, Stanford University
(94930140)

9:30 a.m.
A conjecture about integrals of stretches of Lipschitz functions in a disk.
Albert Baernstein, II*, Washington University
Stephen J. MontgomerySmith, University of Missouri  Columbia
(94930132)

10:00 a.m.
The Loewner differential equation and slit discs.
Steffen Rohde*, University of Washington
(94930234)

10:30 a.m.
Hyperbolic symmetrization and an inequality of Dyn'kin.
John F Rossi*, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA
Alexandre Fryntov, Institute for Low Temperature, Kharkov, Ukraine
(9493093)

Saturday October 16, 1999, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Contemporary Methods in Dynamics and Differential Equations, II
Room 200, Denny Hall
Organizers:
Robert W. Ghrist, Georgia Institute of Technology ghrist@math.gatech.edu
Konstantin M. Mischaikow, Georgia Institute of Technology mischaik@math.gatech.edu

8:30 a.m.
An existence result for a class of superlinear plaplacian semipositone systems.
Hai Dang, Mississippi State University
Maya Chhetri*, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Ratnasingham Shivaji, Mississippi State University
(9493591)

9:00 a.m.
Jacobians from time series.
Timothy D. Sauer*, George Mason University
(94958147)

9:30 a.m.
Morse Conley index for Braid solutions in Lagrangian systems on $S^1$.
Sigurd B Angenent*, UW MAdison
(94934169)

10:00 a.m.
Partially hyperbolic KAM theorem and homoclinic splitting.
Michael Rudnev*, UT at Austin
(94937170)

10:30 a.m.
Discontinuous Changes in the Chain Recurrent Set.
Evelyn Sander*, George Mason University
(94958178)

Saturday October 16, 1999, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry, II
Room 107, Fretwell Hall
Organizers:
Valery Aleexev, University of Georgia valery@math.uga.edu
William Graham, University of Georgia
Roy C. Smith, University of Georgia
Robert Varley, University of Georgia robert@math.uga.edu

8:30 a.m.
The special subvariety of divisors associated to an \'etale double cover of curves: a factorization of the Prym map.
Roy C Smith, University of Georgia
Robert Varley*, University of Georgia
(94914244)

9:00 a.m.
Polarizations of Varieties and Constructions of Moduli Spaces.
Amassa C Fauntleroy*, North Carolina State University
(94914126)

9:30 a.m.
Birational rigidity fo hypersurfaces on degree n in $P^n$.
Ivan Cheltsov*, JHU
(94914202)

10:00 a.m.
An inductiv approach to log flips.
Vyacheslav V Shokurov*, Johns Hopkins University
(94914185)

10:30 a.m.
Discussion

Saturday October 16, 1999, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Applied Probabilistic Combinatorics, II
Room 105, Denny Hall
Organizers:
Bela Bollob\'as, University of Memphis bollobas@msci.memphis.edu
Gregory Sorkin, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center sorkin@watson.ibm.com

8:30 a.m.
DNA sequencing, Euler circuits, and graph polynomials.
Richard Arratia, U.S.C.
Bela Bollobas, Univ. of Cambridge / Memphis Univ.
Don Coppersmith, IBM Watson Research Ctr.
Gregory B Sorkin*, IBM Watson Research Ctr.
(9490583)

9:00 a.m.
The interlace polynomial: a new graph polynomial.
Richard Arratia, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA
B\'ela Bollob\'as*, University of Memphis, Memphis TN
Gregory B Sorkin, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
(94905218)

9:30 a.m.
On the impossibility of closedform partition functions for the 3D Ising model across lattices.
Sorin I Istrail*, Sandia National Laboratories
(94982153)

10:00 a.m.
A Survey of Subshifts of Finite Type and Measures of Maximal Entropy.
Jeffrey E Steif*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(9490569)

10:30 a.m.
Phylogeny needs more probability for sure.
Laszlo A Szekely*, University of South Carolina
(94992122)

Saturday October 16, 1999, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
From Experimental Time Series to Symbolic Dynamics.
Room 200, Denny Hall
Konstantin Mischaikow*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(94937253)

Saturday October 16, 1999, 1:25 p.m.2:15 p.m.
Invited Address
Stable maps between varieties with group action.
Room 200, Denny Hall
Valery Alexeev*, University of Georgia
(94914120)

Saturday October 16, 1999, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Knot Theory and Its Applications, III
Room 106, Denny Hall
Organizers:
Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina at Charlotte ydiao@uncc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Monte Carlo Studies of Lattice Knots.
Esaias J Janse van Rensburg*, York University
(9498240)

3:00 p.m.
The writhe of simple closed curves in lattices.
Stu Whittington*, University of Toronto
(94957103)

3:30 p.m.
The curvature of lattice knots.
David Promislow*, York University
(94957108)

4:00 p.m.
Entanglement Complexity of Selfavoiding Polygons in a Rectangular Tube.
Christine E Soteros*, University of Saskatchewan
(94982146)

4:30 p.m.
Using random knotting to analyze DNA packing in viral capsids.
Francisco J Arsuaga*, Florida State University
Joaquim Roca, Department of Molecular Biology. I.B.M.B.  C.S.I.C.
De Witt L Sumners, Florida State University
(9499286)

5:00 p.m.
Computing canonical conformations for knots.
Gregory Buck*, Saint Anselm College
(94957243)

Saturday October 16, 1999, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, III
Room 116, Fretwell Hall
Organizers:
Sarah Glaz, University of Connecticut glaz@uconnvm.uconn.edu
Evan G. Houston, University of North Carolina at Charlotte eghousto@email.uncc.edu
Thomas G. Lucas, University of North Carolina at Charlotte tglucas@math.uncc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Prime ideals in polynomial and related rings.
Serpil Saydam, Northeast Louisiana State University
Sylvia M Wiegand*, University of Nebraska
(94913240)

3:00 p.m.
The projective line over the integers.
Meral Arnavut*, University of NebraskaLincoln
(94913236)

3:30 p.m.
A cancellation theorem for ideals.
Alberto Corso*, Michigan State University
(94913144)

4:00 p.m.
The Sally module and the associated graded ring of an ideal.
Claudia Polini*, Hope College
(94913116)

4:30 p.m.
Seminormal Rings.
David F Anderson*, University of Tennessee
Ayman Badawi, Birzeit University
(94913106)

5:00 p.m.
Root Closure in Rings.
David F Anderson, University of Tennessee
Ayman Badawi*, Birzeit University
(94913107)

5:30 p.m.
Ufactorizations in Commutative Rings with Zero Divisors.
Michael C Axtell*, University of Iowa, IA 522451419 USA
(9491334)

Saturday October 16, 1999, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Spectral Theory of Differential Operators and Applications, III
Room 102, Denny Hall
Organizers:
Boris R. Vainberg, University of North Carolina at Charlotte brvainbe@uncc.edu
Stanislav Molchanov, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

2:30 p.m.
Inverse problem for a semibounded crystal.
Yulia Karpeshina*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(9493518)

3:00 p.m.
The Direct And Inverse Scattering Problems For The Difference Schroedinger Operator.
Wafaa A. Shaban*, UNC at Charlotte
Boris R. Vainberg, UNC at Charlotte
(9493513)

3:30 p.m.
Spectral Asymptotics with Sharp Remainder Estimates for Operators with Non Regular Coefficients.
Victor Ivrii*, University of Toronto
(9493517)

4:00 p.m.
Semiclassical asymptotics for the counting functions of Pauli and Dirac operators with large magnetic fields.
Alexander A. Balinsky, University of Wales, Cardiff
W. Desmond Evans, University of Wales, Cardiff
Roger T. Lewis*, UAB
(9498133)

4:30 p.m.
Boundary estimates and perturbation theory for the ground state of the pLaplacian.
Evans M Harrell, II*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jacqueline Fleckinger, University of Toulouse
Francois de Th\'elin, University of Toulouse
(9493510)

5:00 p.m.
Positive Lyapunov exponents and dimensionality of the spectral measures of quasiperiodic operators.
Svetlana Jitomirskaya*, UC Irvine
(94937215)

5:30 p.m.
Semiclassical Dynamics with Exponentially Small Error Estimates.
George A. Hagedorn*, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
(9498132)

Saturday October 16, 1999, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Stochastic PDEs and Turbulence, II
Room 121, Fretwell Hall
Organizers:
Weinan E, Courant Institute, New York University weinan@courant.nyu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Smallscale turbulent dynamo.
Michael Chertkov*, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Gregory Falkovich, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel
Igor Kolokolov, Budker Institute, Novosibirsk, Russia
Massimo Vergassola, CNRS, Nice, France
(94976151)

3:00 p.m.
Asymptotics for the almostsure Lyapunov exponent for the solution of parabolic Anderson model.
Leonid B. Koralov*, IAS
Stanislav A. Molchanov, UNC at Charlotte
(94960121)

3:30 p.m.
Generalized Stochastic Flows and Passive Scalar Transport.
Weinan E, Princeton University
Eric Vanden Eijnden*, Courant Institute
(94960211)

4:00 p.m.
Ideal Turbulent Decay in Kraichnan's Model of a Passive Scalar, Part I.
Gregory L Eyink*, University of Arizona
Jack Xin, University of Texas at Austin
(94935179)

4:30 p.m.
Ideal Turbulent Decay in Kraichnan's Model of a Passive Scalar, Part II.
Gregory L Eyink, University of Arizona
Jack Xin*, University of Texas at Austin
(94935180)

5:00 p.m.
Discussion

Saturday October 16, 1999, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Operator Theory, Including Applications in Operator Algebras and Wavelets, II
Room 114, Fretwell Hall
Organizers:
Alan L. Lambert, University of North Carolina at Charlotte allamber@email.uncc.edu
Xingde Dai, University of North Carolina at Charlotte xdai@uncc.edu

2:30 p.m.
A simple approach to limit distributions of Haar unitary systems.
Michal Dostal, Prague
Don Hadwin*, University of New Hampshire
(94947229)

3:00 p.m.
Abstract harmonic analysis applied to wavelet theory.
Lawrence W. Baggett*, University of Colorado
Kathy D. Merrill, The Colorado College
(94943123)

3:30 p.m.
On a weighted Cesaro operator.
Joseph A. Cima*, UNC, Chapel Hill
Aristmonenis G. Siskakis, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki
(9494720)

4:00 p.m.
Semisimple TUHF algebras are primitive.
Elias G Katsoulis*, East Carolina University
(9494730)

4:30 p.m.
Discussion

5:00 p.m.
Discussion

5:30 p.m.
Discussion

Saturday October 16, 1999, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on SetTheoretic Topology, III
Room 113, Fretwell Hall
Organizers:
Ronald F. Levy, George Mason University RLevy@vms1.gmu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Character Reduction.
Zoltan T. Balogh*, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056
(94954193)

3:00 p.m.
Basic homogeneity.
Mikhail V Matveev*, Moscow, Russia; currently UC Davis, California
(94954164)

3:30 p.m.
Connected HausdorffSubtopologies.
Jack R Porter*, University of Kansas
(9495462)

4:30 p.m.
Cantor sets with bounded splitting.
L. Brian Lawrence*, George Mason University
(94954257)

5:00 p.m.
More homogeneous almost disjoint Boolean algebras .
Judith Roitman*, University of Kansas
(9490428)

5:30 p.m.
On the family of spaces $Seq(\{u_t\})$.
Jerry E Vaughan*, UNCGreensboro
(94954131)

Saturday October 16, 1999, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Function Theory, III
Room 203, Denny Hall
Organizers:
David A. Herron, University of Cincinnati david.herron@math.uc.edu
Shanshuang Yang, Emory University syang@mathcs.emory.edu

2:30 p.m.
Inner ChordArc Domains with Fractal Boundary.
David A Herron*, University of Cincinnati
Theresa S Sullivan, University of Cincinnati
(94930141)

3:00 p.m.
Spherical and weakly quasisymmetric maps.
M. Jean M McKemie*, St. Edward's University
(94930117)

3:30 p.m.
Quasiconformally symmetric compacta in the complex plane.
Paul MacManus, National University of IrelandMaynooth
Raimo N\"akki, University of Jyv\"askyl\"a
Bruce Palka*, The University of Texas at Austin
(9493059)

4:00 p.m.
Fatou Theorem for pHarmonic Functions on Trees.
Robert Kaufman, University of Illinois
JangMei Wu*, University of Illinois
(94931101)

4:30 p.m.
$p$Harmonic Functions on Metric Spaces.
Nageswari Shanmugalingam*, National University of Ireland, and Institut MittagLeffler
(9493089)

5:00 p.m.
On Wolff's Integral.
Andrew L Vogel*, Syracuse University
Greg C Verchota, University of Syracuse
John L Lewis, University of Kentucky
(9493073)

Saturday October 16, 1999, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Contemporary Methods in Dynamics and Differential Equations, III
Room 200, Denny Hall
Organizers:
Robert W. Ghrist, Georgia Institute of Technology ghrist@math.gatech.edu
Konstantin M. Mischaikow, Georgia Institute of Technology mischaik@math.gatech.edu

2:30 p.m.
Topological analysis of point vortex motions.
Philip L Boyland*, University of Florida
Mark Stremler, University of Illinois
Hassan Aref, University of Illinois
(94937208)

3:00 p.m.
Topological Entropy and the Conley Index.
Anthony W Baker*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(94937216)

3:30 p.m.
Numerical Computation of Invariant Sets in Flows: Part I.
Erik M Boczko, Georgia Institute of Technology
William D Kalies*, Florida Atlantic University
Konstantin Mischaikow, Georgia Institute of Technology
(94937248)

4:00 p.m.
Numerical Computation of Invariant Sets in Flows: Part II.
Erik M Boczko*, Georgia Institute of Technology
William D Kalies, Florida Atlantic University
Konstantin Mischaikow, Georgia Institute of Technology
(94937247)

4:30 p.m.
Invariant measures for stochastically forced dynamical systems and their numerical discretizations.
Jonathan C Mattingly*, Stanford University
(94937249)

Saturday October 16, 1999, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry, III
Room 107, Fretwell Hall
Organizers:
Valery Aleexev, University of Georgia valery@math.uga.edu
William Graham, University of Georgia
Roy C. Smith, University of Georgia
Robert Varley, University of Georgia robert@math.uga.edu

2:30 p.m.
The Siegel Modular Variety of Degree Two and Level Three.
J. William Hoffman, Louisiana State Univ.
Steven H. Weintraub*, Louisiana State Univ.
(9491419)

3:00 p.m.
Discussion

3:30 p.m.
Hodge Structures with Automorphisms.
Bert van Geemen, Universita di Pavia, Italia
Elham Izadi*, University of Georgia
(94914198)

4:00 p.m.
Characterization of Veronese varieties  in the framework of AlexeevShokurov.
Yasuyuki Kachi*, The Johns Hopkins University
(94914176)

4:30 p.m.
Positivity in equivariant Schubert calculus.
William Graham*, University of Georgia
(94914135)

5:00 p.m.
Forms with logarithmic poles and ChernSchwartzMacPherson's classes of singular varieties.
Paolo Aluffi*, Florida State University
(9491487)

5:30 p.m.
Hypersurfaces and generalized deformations.
John A Terilla*, UNC, Chapel Hill
(94916118)

Saturday October 16, 1999, 2:30 p.m.5:40 p.m.
Special Session on Gauge Theory and LowDimensional Topology, III
Room 118, Fretwell Hall
Organizers:
Eric P. Klassen, Florida State University klassen@math.fsu.edu
Paul A. Kirk, Indiana University pkirk@ucs.indiana.edu

2:30 p.m.
Witten's conjecture and gluing PU(2) monopoles.
Paul M Feehan*, Ohio State University
Thomas G Leness, Florida International University
(9495860)

3:10 p.m.
PU(2) monopoles and spin polynomials (preliminary report).
Thomas G Leness*, Florida International University
Paul M N Feeehan, Ohio State University
(9495327)

3:50 p.m.
Exact triangles in SeibergWitten Floer theory.
Matilde Marcolli*, MIT
BaiLing Wang, University of Adelaide
(9495798)

4:30 p.m.
On the SeibergWitten theory of rational homology 3spheres.
Liviu I Nicolaescu*, University of Notre Dame
(94958130)

5:10 p.m.
Isotopy of 4manifolds and the SeibergWitten equations.
Daniel Ruberman*, Brandeis University
(94957143)

Saturday October 16, 1999, 2:30 p.m.6:40 p.m.
Special Session on Applied Probabilistic Combinatorics, III
Room 105, Denny Hall
Organizers:
Bela Bollob\'as, University of Memphis bollobas@msci.memphis.edu
Gregory Sorkin, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center sorkin@watson.ibm.com

2:30 p.m.
Anisotropic SelfAvoiding Walks: The Existence of a Phase with Nontrivial Negative Masses.
Christian H Borgs, Microsoft Research
Jennifer T Chayes*, Microsoft Research
Chris King, Northeastern University
Neal Madras, York University
(94960225)

3:00 p.m.
Equivalent Conditions of Regularity.
Yoshiharu Kohayakawa, University of Sao Paulo, Brasil
Vojtech Rodl, Emory University
Jozef Skokan*, Emory University
(94905251)

3:30 p.m.
Broadcasting on Trees and the Ising Model.
William Evans, U. Arizona
Claire Kenyon, LRI, Universite de ParisSud
Yuval Peres, Hebrew University and U. C. Berkeley
Leonard J Schulman*, Georgia Tech
(9496095)

4:00 p.m.
Edge disjoint paths in expander graphs.
Alan M Frieze*, Carnegie Mellon University
(9496885)

4:30 p.m.
Interruptible perfect sampling.
Mark L Huber*, Stanford University
(94960104)

5:00 p.m.
Correlation decay in random tilings.
Rick Kenyon, Orsay
Robin Pemantle*, Ohio State University
(94905252)

5:30 p.m.
Upper and lower bounds for the time constant of firstpassage percolation.
Sven Erick Alm*, Uppsala University
(94960142)

6:20 p.m.
Discussion

Saturday October 16, 1999, 2:30 p.m.3:55 p.m.
Session for Contributed Papers
Room 103, Denny Hall

2:30 p.m.
On the Approximation of a Generalized Incomplete Gamma Function Arising in Heat Conduction Problems.
Mohamed T Boudjelkha*, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Aslam M Chaudhry, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
(94933181)

2:45 p.m.
Moments and Probability Densities of Traveling Wave Solutions of Stochastic Burgerslike Nonlinear Wave Equations.
Thad G. Dankel*, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Matthew K Griffith, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
(94935238)

3:00 p.m.
The Minimal Polynomial of $1+\sqrt[n]{a}+\sqrt[n]{a^2}+\ldots+\sqrt[n]{a^{n1}}$ for $a$ such that $x^na$ is Irreducible over the Rational Numbers.
Karin M Deck*, UNC Wilmington
(94912125)

3:15 p.m.
Computer Science or Mathematics?: An Alternative Contemporary Method for Scientifically Capturing Dynamics.
Danielle Mihram, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 900890182
G. Arthur Mihram*, Princeton, NJ
(94968223)

3:30 p.m.
Another Look at Julia's Lemma.
Peter R Mercer*, SUNY College at Buffalo
(94930254)

3:45 p.m.
Haylon spaces, Ghers, and the Rogers Lemma.
Q. P. Mueller*, C.F.C.T.E. Inc.
(9491807)
Sunday October 17, 1999

Sunday October 17, 1999, 8:30 a.m.9:20 a.m.
Invited Address
Recent results in mathematical and statistical hydrodynamics.
Room 200, Denny Hall
Yakov Sinai*, Princeton University

Sunday October 17, 1999, 9:30 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Knot Theory and Its Applications, IV
Room 106, Denny Hall
Organizers:
Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina at Charlotte ydiao@uncc.edu

9:30 a.m.
A Leibniz type formula for links  with application to higher order link polynomials.
Yongwu Rong*, The George Washington University
(94957222)

10:00 a.m.
On $n$string tangles.
Claus Ernst*, Western Kentucky University
John Emert, Ball State University
(94954201)

10:30 a.m.
Noncommutative trigonometry and the Apolynomial.
Razvan Gelca*, University of Michigan
(9495739)

11:00 a.m.
Polygonal Isotopy of Geometric Knots.
Jorge Alberto Calvo*, North Dakota State University
(94957221)

11:30 a.m.
A state space model of the HOMFLY polynomial.
Bela Bollobas, The University of Memphis and Trinity College, Cambridge
Luke Pebody*, The University of Memphis
David Weinreich, The University of Memphis
(94905228)

Sunday October 17, 1999, 9:30 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, IV
Room 116, Fretwell Hall
Organizers:
Sarah Glaz, University of Connecticut glaz@uconnvm.uconn.edu
Evan G. Houston, University of North Carolina at Charlotte eghousto@email.uncc.edu
Thomas G. Lucas, University of North Carolina at Charlotte tglucas@math.uncc.edu

9:30 a.m.
How many random submodules of a free module should be summed to yield the free module?
Grady D Bullington*, Huntingdon College
David E Dobbs, University of Tennessee
(9491356)

10:00 a.m.
Pairs of goingdown rings.
R. Douglas Chatham*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(9491341)

10:30 a.m.
On zerodimensionality and fragmented rings.
Jim Coykendall, North Dakota State Univerity
David E. Dobbs*, University of Tennessee
Bernadette Mullins, Youngstown State University
(9491314)

11:00 a.m.
The Weak Davenport Constant and Related Class Group Invariants of a Dedekind Domain.
Michael A Freeze*, UNC Wilmington
(94913188)

11:30 a.m.
Almost GCD Domains with a Finiteness Condition.
Tiberiu Dumitrescu, Universitatea Bucuresti
Joe L Mott, Florida State University
Muhammad Zafrullah*, University of Arkansas
(94913150)

Sunday October 17, 1999, 9:30 a.m.12:20 p.m.
Special Session on Spectral Theory of Differential Operators and Applications, IV
Room 102, Denny Hall
Organizers:
Boris R. Vainberg, University of North Carolina at Charlotte brvainbe@uncc.edu
Stanislav Molchanov, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

9:30 a.m.
Strong Uncertianty Principle and Stability of Fronts.
Eric A Carlen*, Ga Tech
M C Carvalho, Ga Tech
Enza Orlandi, University of Roma III
(94935110)

10:00 a.m.
The $\Xi$ Operator and its Relation to Krein's Spectral Shift Function.
Fritz Gesztesy, University of MissouriColumbia
Konstantin A Makarov*, University of MissouriColumbia
(94947165)

10:30 a.m.
Simon  Wolff localization theorem: a measure theoretic approach .
Alexander Y Gordon*, UNCCharlotte
(94900224)

11:00 a.m.
On the Spectrum of NBody Schr\"odinger Operators with Singular Potentials.
Marcel Griesemer*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(9498172)

11:30 a.m.
Mfunctions and the spectral theory of SturmLiouville expressions with interior singularities.
Dominic P. Clemence*, North Carolina A \& T State University
(94934256)

12:00 p.m.
Discussion

Sunday October 17, 1999, 9:30 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Operator Theory, Including Applications in Operator Algebras and Wavelets, III
Room 114, Fretwell Hall
Organizers:
Alan L. Lambert, University of North Carolina at Charlotte allamber@email.uncc.edu
Xingde Dai, University of North Carolina at Charlotte xdai@uncc.edu

9:30 a.m.
Joint similarity and weak factorization.
Sarah Ferguson, Wayne State University
Srdjan Petrovic*, Western Michigan University
(94947217)

10:00 a.m.
Wavelets, frames and operator algebras.
Xingde Dai, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Qing Gu, Peking University
David R Larson*, Texas A&M University
(94947177)

10:30 a.m.
Spectral properties of backward shift operators.
William T Ross*, University of Richmond
(94947111)

11:00 a.m.
Geometry of the Unit Ball in D: Preliminary Report.
John P Daughtry*, East Carolina University
(9494653)

11:30 a.m.
Discussion

Sunday October 17, 1999, 9:30 a.m.12:20 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Function Theory, IV
Room 203, Denny Hall
Organizers:
David A. Herron, University of Cincinnati david.herron@math.uc.edu
Shanshuang Yang, Emory University syang@mathcs.emory.edu

9:30 a.m.
Elliptic capacity.
Peter Duren*, University of Michigan
Reiner K\"uhnau, MartinLutherUniversit\"at HalleWittenberg
(94930115)

10:00 a.m.
Existence of extremal domains for Robin capacity.
Robert E Thurman*, Pacific Lutheran University
Michael O'Neill, University of Texas at El Paso
(9493076)

10:30 a.m.
McMillan's area problem.
Michael D O'Neill*, University of Texas at El Paso
Robert E Thurman, University of Texas at El Paso
(9493075)

11:00 a.m.
Generalizations and Extensions of Lindel\"of's Theorem.
Enrique Villamor*, Florida International University
Juan J Manfredi, University of Pittsburgh
(94931100)

11:30 a.m.
The Four Arc Conjecture for the Schwarzian Derivative of Support Points of the Class S.
Stephen M. Zemyan*, Pennsylvania State University
(9493029)

Sunday October 17, 1999, 9:30 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry, IV
Room 107, Fretwell Hall
Organizers:
Valery Aleexev, University of Georgia valery@math.uga.edu
William Graham, University of Georgia
Roy C. Smith, University of Georgia
Robert Varley, University of Georgia robert@math.uga.edu

9:30 a.m.
Special Subschemes at a Cusp.
Robert F Lax*, LSU
(9491411)

10:00 a.m.
Discussion

10:30 a.m.
Base loci of linear series and diophantine approximation.
Michael J Nakamaye*, University of New Mexico
(94914124)

11:00 a.m.
Adeles and autoduality of the Jacobian.
Richard M Crew*, University of Florida
(94914105)

11:30 a.m.
Weierstrass mtuples and minimum distance of Goppa codes.
Gretchen L Matthews*, University of TennesseeKnoxville
(94914184)

Sunday October 17, 1999, 9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Special Session on Gauge Theory and LowDimensional Topology, IV
Room 118, Fretwell Hall
Organizers:
Eric P. Klassen, Florida State University klassen@math.fsu.edu
Paul A. Kirk, Indiana University pkirk@ucs.indiana.edu

9:30 a.m.
The SU(3) Casson invariant for homology spheres split along a 2sphere or a 2torus: I.
Hans U Boden, Ohio State University
Christopher M Herald*, University of Nevada, Reno
(94957214)

10:10 a.m.
The SU(3) Casson invariant for homology spheres split along a 2sphere or a 2torus:II.
Hans U Boden*, Ohio State UniversityMansfield
Chris M Herald, University of Nevada at Reno
(94957233)

10:50 a.m.
$SL_2(C)$knot invariants.
Weiping Li*, Oklahoma State University
(94958149)

11:30 a.m.
Floer Homology and Homology Cobordisms.
Kim A Froyshov*, Harvard University
(94958119)

Sunday October 17, 1999, 9:30 a.m.12:50 p.m.
Special Session on Applied Probabilistic Combinatorics, IV
Room 105, Denny Hall
Organizers:
Bela Bollob\'as, University of Memphis bollobas@msci.memphis.edu
Gregory Sorkin, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center sorkin@watson.ibm.com

9:30 a.m.
Counting Independent Sets in the Grid.
Neil J Calkin*, Clemson University
(94905235)

10:00 a.m.
Mick gets more than pie.
Dimitris Achlioptas*, Microsoft Research
(9490570)

10:30 a.m.
Confirming KleitmanWinston conjecture on the largest coefficient in a qCatalan number.
Boris G Pittel*, Ohio State University
Jeong Han Kim, Microsoft
(94905168)

11:00 a.m.
Bounds for Critical Probabilities in Percolation Models.
John C Wierman*, Johns Hopkins University
(9490552)

11:30 a.m.
Entanglement in 3D percolation.
Olle Haggstrom*, Chalmers University of Technology
(94960155)

12:00 p.m.
Discussion

12:30 p.m.
Discussion
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