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2002 Fall Eastern Section Meeting
Boston, MA, October 56, 2002
Meeting #979
Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS
lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Sunday October 6, 2002

Sunday October 6, 2002, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Indoor Quad, Mezzanine Level, Curry Student Center

Sunday October 6, 2002, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Quivers and Their Generalizations, III
Room 173, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Alex Martsinkovsky, Northeastern University
Gordana G. Todorov, Northeastern University
Jerzy M. Weyman, Northeastern University weyman@neu.edu
Andrei V. Zelevinsky, Northeastern University andrei@neu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Weak Morita Duality.
Robert R Colby, University of Iowa
Kent R Fuller*, University of Iowa
(9791647)

8:35 a.m.
Discussion.

9:10 a.m.
Hochschild cohomology rings, support varieties, and finite generation.
E L Green*, Virginia Tech
Nicole Snashall, University of Leicester
Oyvind Solberg, NTNU
(9791623)

9:45 a.m.
Cotorsion rings.
Pedro Antonio Guil Asensio, Universidad de Murcia
Ivo Herzog*, The Ohio State University at Lima
(97916111)

10:20 a.m.
A grading on the preprojective algebra of a locally finite quiver.
Mark Kleiner*, Syracuse University
(9791673)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Gallery, Mezzanine Level, Curry Student Center

Sunday October 6, 2002, 8:15 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Hilbert Schemes, III
Room 330, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Mark De Cataldo, SUNY at Stony Brook mde@math.sunysb.edu
Anthony A. Iarrobino, Northeastern University a.iarrobino@neu.edu

8:15 a.m.
Rational Cherednik Algebras and Differential Operators on Varieties of QuasiInvariants.
Yuri Berest*, Cornell University
Pavel Etingof, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Victor Ginzburg, University of Chicago
(97916231)

9:00 a.m.
Finite dimensional representations of the rational Cherednik algebra.
Yuri Berest, Cornell University
Pavel Etingof*, MIT
Victor Ginzburg, University of Cheicago
(97916197)

9:40 a.m.
Symmetric products, Symmetric group Frobenius algebras and Discrete Torsion.
Ralph M Kaufmann*, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK and MaxPlanckInstitut fuer Mathematik,Bonn, Germany
(97914123)

10:20 a.m.
An elementary construction of an open affine covering of the Hilbert scheme of points of an affine space.
Mark E Huibregtse*, Skidmore College
(97914230)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems, III
Room 119, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Stanley J. Eigen, Northeastern University eigen@neu.edu
Vidhu S. Prasad, University of Massachusetts, Lowell vidhu_prasad@uml.edu

8:30 a.m.
Dynamics of McMullen's RootFinding Algorithm for cubic polynomials.
Jane M. Hawkins*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(9793741)

9:00 a.m.
Parameter space of the Weierstrass elliptic function.
Jane Hawkins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lorelei Koss*, Dickinson College
(97937189)

9:30 a.m.
The Dynamics of Quadratic OneDimensional Continuous Cellular Automata.
Randall E Rausch*, University of Texas at Dallas
(97937181)

10:00 a.m.
Asymptotic Behaviour of Measures with Long Range Correlations under the Action of Cellular Automata.
Reem Yassawi*, Trent University
Marcus Pivato, Trent University
(97937204)

10:30 a.m.
Dimension of hyperbolic sets computed from stable and unstable slices.
Boris Hasselblatt*, Tufts University
Joerg Schmeling, Lunds Universitet
(9793748)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Developments and Applications in Differential Geometry, III
Room 130, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
ChuuLian Terng, Northeastern University terng@neu.edu
Xiaobo Liu, University of Notre Dame xliu3@nd.edu

8:30 a.m.
Discussion.

9:00 a.m.
Painlev\'e Expansions, Cohomogeneity One Metrics, and Exceptional Holonomy.
A. Dancer, Oxford University
M. Wang*, McMaster University
(97953153)

9:30 a.m.
Some fully nonlinear equations in conformal geometry.
Jeff A Viaclovsky*, MIT
(97953207)

10:00 a.m.
The GromovHausdorff Stability of the Spacelike Friedman Model.
Christina Sormani*, Lehman College, CUNY
(9795885)

10:30 a.m.
The minimal marked length spectrum of Riemannian twostep nilmanifolds.
Ruth Gornet, University of Texas at Arlington
Maura B Mast*, University of Massachusetts Boston
(97953235)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry, III
Room 230, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Matthew A. Papanikolas, Brown University map@math.brown.edu
Siman Wong, University of Massachusetts, Amherst siman@math.umass.edu

8:00 a.m.
Discussion.

8:30 a.m.
Recent progress on families of twisted $L$functions.
Solomon Friedberg*, Boston College
(9791145)

9:00 a.m.
Nonholomorphic cocyclic Eisenstein series.
Gautam Chinta*, Brown University
Cormac O'Sullivan, CUNY
(97911126)

9:30 a.m.
Can a Drinfeld module be modular?
David M Goss*, Ohio State University
(9791140)

10:00 a.m.
Newton polygons of wildly ramified curves.
Rachel J. Pries*, Columbia University
(97911129)

10:30 a.m.
Algebraic independence of the divided derivatives of the Carlitz modules.
W. Dale Brownawell*, Penn State
Alfred J. van der Poorten, Macquarie University
(97911170)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Special Session on Recent Developments in the Orbit Method for Real and padic Groups, III
Room 344, Curry Student Center
Organizers:
Donald R. King, Northeastern University donking@neu.edu
Alfred G. Noel, University of Massachusetts, Boston alfred.noel@umb.edu

8:30 a.m.
Complexity of Nilpotent Orbits and the KostantSekiguchi Correspondence.
Donald R. King*, Northeastern University
(9792242)

9:00 a.m.
Triangularity results for characteristic cycles.
Peter E Trapa*, University of Utah
(97922158)

9:30 a.m.
Discussion.

10:00 a.m.
Discussion.

Sunday October 6, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on The History of Mathematics, III
Room 333, Curry Student Center
Organizers:
Adrian C. Rice, RandolphMacon College arice4@rmc.edu
Amy E. ShellGellasch, U. S. Military Academy aa7423@usma.edu

8:30 a.m.
Taylor's Theorem: A historical link between discrete and continuous mathematics.
Dick Jardine*, Keene State College
(97901115)

9:00 a.m.
A Jacobian School in Mathematics?
Tom Archibald*, Acadia University
(9790154)

9:30 a.m.
Kinematic space in special relativity.
Paul R Wolfson*, West Chester University of PA
(9790138)

10:00 a.m.
The Evolution of American Geometry Education, 17501950.
Amy AckerbergHastings*, Rockville, MD
(9790109)

10:30 a.m.
Old Books and Hidden Gems.
Amy ShellGellasch*, United States Military Academy
(9790111)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Convex Geometry, III
Room 50, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Daniel A. Klain, University of Massachusetts, Lowell Daniel_Klain@uml.edu
Elisabeth Werner, Case Western Reserve University emw2@po.cwru.edu

8:30 a.m.
Directed Projection Functions.
Paul Goodey*, University of Oklahoma
Wolfgang Weil, Universit\"at Karlsruhe
(97952198)

9:00 a.m.
A regularity theorem for support functions of convex bodies.
Ralph Howard*, University of South Carolina
(97952116)

9:30 a.m.
Smoothing Convex Polytopes.
Mohammad Ghomi*, University of South Carolina
(97953157)

10:00 a.m.
Convex bodies: metrics and dimension.
R A Vitale*, University of Connecticut
(9795270)

10:30 a.m.
On directly additive selectors for convex and star bodies.
Maria Moszy\'nska*, Warsaw University
(9795236)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Modern Schubert Calculus, III
Room 150, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Frank Sottile, University of Massachusetts, Amherst sottile@math.umass.edu
Christopher T. Woodward, Rutgers University ctw@math.rutgers.edu

9:00 a.m.
A Schubert calculus recurrence from the noncomplex $W$action on $G/B$.
Allen Knutson*, UC Berkeley
(97905236)

9:30 a.m.
Grothendieck Polynomials via Permutation Patterns and Chains in the Bruhat Order.
Cristian Lenart, State University of New York at Albany
Shawn Robinson*, Rutgers University
Frank Sottile, University of Massachusetts
(97905143)

10:00 a.m.
Computational aspects of Schubert Calculus.
Alexander Yong*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(97905161)

10:30 a.m.
Multiplication Formulas in the Grothendieck Ring of a Flag Variety.
Cristian P. Lenart*, SUNY Albany
(97914178)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Special Session on Singularities in Algebraic and Analytic Geometry, III
Room 470, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Terence Gaffney, Northeastern University gaff@neu.edu
David B. Massey, Northeastern University dmassey@neu.edu
Caroline Grant Melles, U. S. Naval Academy cgg@usna.edu

9:00 a.m.
Equisingularity of sections, $t^r$ condition, and the integral closure of modules.
Terence Gaffney, Northeastern University
David Trotman, Universite de Provence
Leslie Wilson*, University of Hawai`i
(9793297)

9:50 a.m.
Equisingularity and the multiplicity of a pair of modules.
Terence Gaffney*, Northeastern University
(9793275)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Quantum Information Theory, III
Room 70, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Christopher K. King, Northeastern University king@neu.edu
Mary Beth Ruskai, University of Massachusetts, Lowell bruskai@cs.uml.edu

9:00 a.m.
Exponential speedup via quantum random walk.
Sam Gutmann*, Northeastern University
(97981121)

9:30 a.m.
Conditions for Equality in the Strong Subadditivity Inequality.
Andreas Winter*, University of Bristol
Patrick Hayde, Institution for Quantum Information, Caltech
Richard Jozsa, University of Bristol
(9799487)

10:00 a.m.
Quantum Channels with Limited Access.
Neal G. Anderson*, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
(97981185)

10:30 a.m.
The communication cost of entanglement transformations.
Patrick Hayden*, California Institute of Technology
Sumit Daftuar, California Institute of Technology
Andreas Winter, University of Bristol
(97981243)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Elliptic Operators on Noncompact Manifolds, III
Room 170, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Maxim Braverman, Northeastern University maxim@neu.edu
Victor Nistor, Pennsylvania State University nistor@math.psu.edu
Mikhail A. Shubin, Northeastern University shubin@neu.edu

9:00 a.m.
The density of states of a periodic media in a large coupling limit.
Leonid Friedlander*, University of Arizona
(97935175)

9:40 a.m.
Adiabatic decompositions formulas for the zetadeterminant of the Dirac Laplacian.
Krzysztof P Wojciechowski*, IUPUI
(97958112)

10:20 a.m.
On complete Ricciflat metrics.
Gang Tian*, MIT
(97953192)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, III
Room 346, Curry Student Center
Organizers:
Sean T. Cleary, City College, CUNY cleary@sci.ccny.cuny.edu
Murray Elder, Tufts University melder@math.tamu.edu
Jennifer Taback, University of Albany jtaback@math.albany.edu

9:00 a.m.
The girth of groupsd and quasiisometry.
Azer Akhmedov*, Yale University
(97920107)

9:30 a.m.
Trivializations of group presentations and the AndrewsCurtis conjecture.
Andrew Casson*, Yale University
(97920203)

10:00 a.m.
The gallery length filling function for finite presentations of groups.
Tim R Riley*, Yale University
Steve M Gersten, University of Utah
(97920154)

10:30 a.m.
Approximating CAT(0) geodesics by Cayley graph geodesics.
Kim E. Ruane*, Tufts University
(97920168)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 9:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Presentation: Part I
TA development using case studies: A workshop for faculty.
Room 342, Curry Student Center
Organizers:
Solomon Friedberg, Boston College

Sunday October 6, 2002, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
Information capacity of quantum channels.
Ballroom, Curry Student Center
Christopher K. King*, Northeastern University
(9798102)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 1:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.
Erd\H os Memorial Lecture
The conjecture of Erd\H osTuran and its impact on ergodic theory.
Ballroom, Curry Student Center
Hillel Furstenberg*, Einstein Institute of Mathematics
(9790505)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 2:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Modern Schubert Calculus, IV
Room 150, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Frank Sottile, University of Massachusetts, Amherst sottile@math.umass.edu
Christopher T. Woodward, Rutgers University ctw@math.rutgers.edu

2:00 p.m.
Polynomial representatives of Schubert classes in $QH^*(G/B)$.
Liviu Mare*, University of Toronto
(97922162)

2:30 p.m.
A Pieri formula for universal Schubert polynomials.
Linda Chen*, Columbia University
(97914217)

3:00 p.m.
The Peterson variety and total positivity.
Konstanze Rietsch*, King's College London
(97922145)

3:30 p.m.
Symmetries in quantum Schubert calculus.
Harald Hengelbrock*, RuhrUniversitaet Bochum
(97905160)

4:00 p.m.
Quantum Bruhat graph and Schubert polynomials.
Alexander Postnikov*, MIT
(97905240)

4:30 p.m.
GromovWitten invariants on Grassmannians.
Harry Tamvakis*, Brandeis University
(97914174)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 2:00 p.m.4:20 a.m.
Special Session on Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems, IV
Room 119, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Stanley J. Eigen, Northeastern University eigen@neu.edu
Vidhu S. Prasad, University of Massachusetts, Lowell vidhu_prasad@uml.edu

2:00 a.m.
Properties of Topological Entropy which Characterize it.
Ethan M. Coven*, Wesleyan University
(9793718)

2:30 a.m.
Entropy Points, Expansiveness and Symbolic Dynamics.
Doris Fiebig, Goettingen, Germany
Ulf Rainer Fiebig, Goettingen, Germany
Zbigniew H Nitecki*, Tufts University
(9793714)

3:00 a.m.
On weak mixing and multiple recurrence for infinite measurepreserving transformations.
Cesar E Silva*, Williams College
(97937222)

3:30 a.m.
Distributions of Special Onedependent Measures.
Jorge E Navarro*, University of TexasBrownsville
(97937149)

4:00 a.m.
Complementing subsets of the integers and a conjecture of Yuji Ito.
Stanley J. Eigen*, Northeastern University
(97937206)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 2:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry, IV
Room 230, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Matthew A. Papanikolas, Brown University map@math.brown.edu
Siman Wong, University of Massachusetts, Amherst siman@math.umass.edu

2:00 p.m.
padic rigidity of arithmetic cohomology.
Avner Ash*, Boston College
(9791110)

2:30 p.m.
Cusp singularities and special values of $L$functions.
Paul E. Gunnells*, UMass Amherst
Jacob Sturm, Rutgers University, Newark
Robert Sczech, Rutgers University, Newark
(97911148)

3:00 p.m.
1Motives and Iwasawa Theory.
Cristian D. Popescu*, Johns Hopkins University
(97911163)

3:30 p.m.
Adequate equivalence relations and cycles on abelian varieties.
Reza Akhtar*, Miami University
(97914179)

4:00 p.m.
Optimal curves and their $j$invariants.
Mihran Papikian*, University of Michigan
(9791198)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 2:00 p.m.5:10 p.m.
Special Session on Quivers and Their Generalizations, IV
Room 173, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Alex Martsinkovsky, Northeastern University
Gordana G. Todorov, Northeastern University
Jerzy M. Weyman, Northeastern University weyman@neu.edu
Andrei V. Zelevinsky, Northeastern University andrei@neu.edu

2:00 p.m.
Cotilting modules for tame quivers.
Henning Krause*, University of Bielefeld
(97916113)

2:40 p.m.
Koszul algebras and sheaves over projective space.
Roberto MartinezVilla*, UNAM
(9791671)

3:20 p.m.
Infinite dimensional representations of canonical algebras.
Idun Reiten*, NTNU, Norway
Claus Michael Ringel, Universität Bielefeld, Germany
(97916180)

4:00 p.m.
Representations of selfinjective Koszul algebras.
Dan Zacharia*, Syracuse University
Roberto MartinezVilla, UNAM
(9791674)

4:40 p.m.
Direct products of representations and the puresemisimplicity conjecture.
Birge HuisgenZimmermann*, University of California at Santa Barbara
Manuel Saorin, Universidad de Murcia
(97916132)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 2:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
Special Session on Hilbert Schemes, IV
Room 330, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Mark De Cataldo, SUNY at Stony Brook mde@math.sunysb.edu
Anthony A. Iarrobino, Northeastern University a.iarrobino@neu.edu

2:00 p.m.
Autoequivalences of the derived category of a K3 surface and monodromy of its Hilbert schemes.
Eyal Markman*, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
(97914166)

2:45 p.m.
Hilbert schemes and singular curves on a surface.
Ragni Piene*, University of Oslo, Norway
(9791458)

3:25 p.m.
Chow motives for semismall maps.
Mark Andrea A de Cataldo*, SUNY at Stony Brook
Luca Migliorini, University of Bologna
(9791443)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 2:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Special Session on Quantum Information Theory, IV
Room 70, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Christopher K. King, Northeastern University king@neu.edu
Mary Beth Ruskai, University of Massachusetts, Lowell bruskai@cs.uml.edu

2:00 p.m.
Discussion.

2:30 p.m.
Quantum Reverse Shannon Theorem.
Charles H. Bennett*, IBM Research Division
(97994239)

3:00 p.m.
Application of operator space methods to conditional expectation and completely positive maps in $L_p$ spaces.
Marius Junge*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(97946151)

3:30 p.m.
Entanglement Breaking Channels.
M. Beth Ruskai*, Arlington, MA
(9798169)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 2:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Special Session on Elliptic Operators on Noncompact Manifolds, IV
Room 170, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Maxim Braverman, Northeastern University maxim@neu.edu
Victor Nistor, Pennsylvania State University nistor@math.psu.edu
Mikhail A. Shubin, Northeastern University shubin@neu.edu

2:00 p.m.
Adjoints of elliptic cone operators.
Juan B Gil*, Temple University
Gerardo A Mendoza, Temple University
(97935119)

2:40 p.m.
Dirac operators and periodic connections.
Marcos Jardim*, University of Pennsylvania
(9795808)

3:20 p.m.
$b$holomorphic manifolds.
Howard Jacobowitz, Rutgers University
Gerardo A. Mendoza*, Temple University
(9793595)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 2:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Convex Geometry, IV
Room 50, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Daniel A. Klain, University of Massachusetts, Lowell Daniel_Klain@uml.edu
Elisabeth Werner, Case Western Reserve University emw2@po.cwru.edu

2:00 p.m.
A local Steinertype formula for closed sets and applications.
Daniel Josef Hug*, Universität Freiburg
Günter Last, Universität Karlsruhe
Wolfgang Weil, Universität Karlsruhe
(97952159)

2:30 p.m.
On the uniqueness of solutions to the discrete ${\hbox{L}}_0$Minkowski problem in the plane.
Alina Stancu*, Polytechnic University of New York
(97952110)

3:00 p.m.
On the State of Voronoi's Conjecture on Parallelohedra.
Konstantin Rybnikov*, UMASS Lowell
(97952142)

3:30 p.m.
Volumes of symmetric random polytopes.
Mark W Meckes*, Case Western Reserve University
(9795294)

4:00 p.m.
Inequalities for mixed volumes and the Minkowski problem for polytopes.
Daniel A. Klain*, University of Massachusetts Lowell
(97952227)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 2:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, IV
Room 346, Curry Student Center
Organizers:
Sean T. Cleary, City College, CUNY cleary@sci.ccny.cuny.edu
Murray Elder, Tufts University melder@math.tamu.edu
Jennifer Taback, University of Albany jtaback@math.albany.edu

2:00 p.m.
Sections of projections from a free product to one of its factors.
Mauricio Gutierrez*, Tufts University
(9792057)

2:30 p.m.
Three Dimensional FC Artin Groups are CAT(0).
Robert W Bell*, The Ohio State University
(97920215)

3:00 p.m.
Properties of relatively hyperbolic groups.
Inna Bumagin*, McGill University
(97920202)

3:30 p.m.
Superrigidity for Quasiisometric Embeddings.
David M Fisher*, Lehman College
Kevin Whyte, University of Illinois, Chicago
(97922209)

4:00 p.m.
Automorphisms of rightangled Coxeter groups.
Anton Kaul*, Tufts University
(97920104)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Special Presentation: Part II
TA development using case studies: A workshop for faculty.
Room 342, Curry Student Center
Organizers:
Solomon Friedberg, Boston College

Sunday October 6, 2002, 2:15 p.m.5:05 p.m.
Special Session on Singularities in Algebraic and Analytic Geometry, IV
Room 470, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Terence Gaffney, Northeastern University gaff@neu.edu
David B. Massey, Northeastern University dmassey@neu.edu
Caroline Grant Melles, U. S. Naval Academy cgg@usna.edu

2:15 p.m.
Lipschitz Stratifications and Generic Wings.
Dwi Juniati, Universitas Negeri Surabaya (UNESA), Indonesia
David J. A. Trotman*, University of Provence
Guillaume Valette, University of Provence
(97958208)

3:05 p.m.
Recent results on the PierceBirkhoff conjecture.
Francois Lucas, Universite d'Angers, Angers, France
James J. Madden, University of Louisiana, Baton Rouge
Daniel Schaub, Universite d'Angers, Angers, France
Mark Spivakovsky*, Labo. de Math. E. Picard, Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
(97914228)

3:55 p.m.
Additive invariants of real varieties.
Clint McCrory*, University of Georgia
Adam Parusinski, University of Angers
(9791477)

4:25 p.m.
Betti numbers of semialgebraic and subPfaffian sets.
Andrei Gabrielov*, Purdue University
(9791492)
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