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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
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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