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2002 Spring Western Section Meeting
Portland, OR, June 2022, 2002
Meeting #978
Associate secretaries:
Bernard Russo, AMS
brusso@math.uci.edu
Saturday June 22, 2002

Saturday June 22, 2002, 8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales
Room 307, Neuberger Hall

Saturday June 22, 2002, 8:20 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Geometry and Combinatorics, III
Room 385, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Eric Babson, University of Washington babson@math.washington.edu
Rekha Thomas, University of Washington thomas@math.washington.edu
Sergey Yuzvinsky, University of Oregon yuz@darkwing.uoregon.edu

8:20 a.m.
Chen ranks of arrangements.
Alexander I Suciu*, Northeastern University
(97820112)

9:00 a.m.
Linearity of resonance components in characteristic $p$.
Michael J. Falk*, Northern Arizona University
(9781494)

9:40 a.m.
A B\'ezouttype formula for bivariate hypergeometric systems.
Alicia Dickenstein, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Laura Felicia Matusevich*, UC Berkeley
Timur Sadykov, Stockholm University
(9781457)

10:20 a.m.
A short simplicial hvector and the Upper Bound Theorem.
Patricia L Hersh, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Isabella Novik*, University of Washington, Seattle
(9780543)

Saturday June 22, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Qualitative Properties and Applications of Functional Equations, IV
Room 388, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Theodore A. Burton, Southern Illinois University taburton@olypen.com

8:30 a.m.
Dynamics of Differential Equations on Invariant Manifolds.
James S Muldowney*, University Of Alberta
Michael Y Li, University of Alberta
(9783433)

9:00 a.m.
Some principles in dynamical systems.
John R Haddock*, University of Memphis
(9783470)

9:30 a.m.
Stability In Linear Volterra Integrodifferential Equations With Nonlinear Perturbation.
Youssef N Raffoul*, University of Dayton
Muhammad N Islam, University of Dayton
(9784512)

10:00 a.m.
Stable Periodic Solutions in Functional Equations.
Roger H. Hering*, University of MissouriRolla
(9783479)

10:30 a.m.
Stability by Fixed Point Theory or Liapunov Theory: A Comparison.
Theodore A Burton*, Southern Illinois University
(9783442)

Saturday June 22, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Matroid Theory, III
Room 387, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Jennifer M. McNulty, University of Montana mcnulty@selway.umt.edu
Nancy Ann Neudauer, Pacific University nancy@pacificu.edu

8:30 a.m.
An operation for matroids.
Scott Jones*, The University of Montana
(9780560)

9:00 a.m.
Modularly contractible $GF(q)$representable matroids.
David L Neel*, Truman State University
(9780584)

9:30 a.m.
Semiunique representation of some graphlike matroids.
Thomas Zaslavsky*, SUNY at Binghamton
(9780529)

10:00 a.m.
Survey and catalog of finite linear spaces viewed as matroids.
Sandra R Kingan*, Penn State Harrisburg
(9780568)

10:30 a.m.
Pseudotriangulations and Rigidity.
Brigitte Servatius*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(97805101)

Saturday June 22, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Flat Structures, Moduli Spaces, and Minimal Surfaces, I
Room 373, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Matthias Weber, Indiana University matweber@indiana.edu
Michael Wolf, Rice University mwolf@math.rice.edu

8:30 a.m.
Helicoidal Minimal Surfaces.
Matthias Weber*, Indiana University, Bloomington
(97851111)

9:00 a.m.
Harmonic univalent mappings and minimal graphs in $R^3$.
Michael J Dorff*, Brigham Young University
(9784944)

9:30 a.m.
Areaminimizing minimal graphs over nonconvex domains.
Denise M Halverson*, Brigham Young University
Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University
Gary Lawlor, Brigham Young University
(9783017)

10:00 a.m.
Solutions tp the HSurface Equation.
Henry C Wente*, University Of Toledo
(9783538)

Saturday June 22, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Quantum Topology, III
Room 381, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Douglas G. Bullock, Boise State University bullock@math.boisestate.edu
Joanna M. KaniaBartoszynska, Boise State University kania@math.boisestate.edu
Uwe Kaiser, Boise State University kaiser@math.boisestate.edu

8:30 a.m.
On the potential functions for the hyperbolic structures of a knot complement.
Yoshiyuki Yokota*, Tokyo Metropolitan University
(9785755)

9:30 a.m.
TQFT arising from operator algebras.
Marta Asaeda*, Univ of Maryland
(9788196)

10:00 a.m.
Property P for some knots.
Oliver T Dasbach*, LSU
Tao Li, Oklahoma State University
(9785790)

10:30 a.m.
A curious curve.
Steven A. Bleiler*, Portland State University
(9785762)

Saturday June 22, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Low Dimensional Homotopy and Combinatorial Group Theory, II
Room 350, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
F. Rudolf Beyl, Portland State University beylf@pdx.edu
Paul Latiolais, Portland State University paul@mth.pdx.edu
William A. Bogley, Oregon State University bogley@math.orst.edu
Micheal N. Dyer, University of Oregon dyer@math.uoregon.edu

9:00 a.m.
A Consistency Test for Asphericity.
Travis R Kelm*, University of Oregon
(97855114)

9:30 a.m.
Finiteness properties and the topology of monoid presentations.
Susan Hermiller*, University of Nebraska
John Meier, Lafayette College
(9782063)

10:00 a.m.
Finitely presented subgroups of groups with higher finiteness properties.
W. A. Bogley, Oregon State University
Jens Harlander*, Oregon State University
(97820129)

10:30 a.m.
Problem/Discussion.

Saturday June 22, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Session on the Use of Technology in Community College Mathematics Courses
Room 343, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Peter Haberman, Portland Community College

Saturday June 22, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
MAA Session by Junior Faculty on their Research
Room 341, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Jennifer Ann Firkins, Linfield College

Saturday June 22, 2002, 10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
PNWMAA Teaching Award Winner
Room 364, Neuberger Hall
Presenters:
Andrew ChangFung Liu, University of Alberta

Saturday June 22, 2002, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Invited Address
Techmuller theory and minimal surfaces in space.
Room 338, Smith Memorial Center
Michael Wolf*, Rice University
(9785305)

Saturday June 22, 2002, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
MAA Invited Address
Improving pc graphics.
Room 338, Smith Memorial Center
Jim H. Valerio*, Intel Desktop Architecture Labs
(9780011)

Saturday June 22, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Geometry and Combinatorics, IV
Room 385, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Eric Babson, University of Washington babson@math.washington.edu
Rekha Thomas, University of Washington thomas@math.washington.edu
Sergey Yuzvinsky, University of Oregon yuz@darkwing.uoregon.edu

2:30 p.m.
Discrete models for algebraic invariants of spaces of polynomials.
Dmitry N Kozlov*, Bern University/KTH Stockholm
(9785771)

3:10 p.m.
GromovWitten invariants on Grassmannians.
Anders S. Buch*, M.I.T.
Andrew Kresch, University of Pennsylvania
Harry Tamvakis, Brandeis University
(97814124)

3:50 p.m.
Period Integrals and Feynman diagrams.
Prakash Belkale, University of Utah
Patrick G Brosnan*, University of California, Los Angeles
(9781486)

4:30 p.m.
Eliminating Two Variables from Three Sparse Unmixed Polynomial Equations.
Amit Khetan*, University of California Berkeley
(97814116)

5:10 p.m.
Schubert calculus on Grassmannians, via puzzles: ordinary, equivariant, Ktheory, and quantum.
Allen Knutson*, UC Berkeley
Terence Tao, UCLA
(97814127)

Saturday June 22, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on The Quintic Equation: Algebra and Geometry, II
Room 343, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Jerry Shurman, Reed College jerry@reed.edu
Scott Crass, California State University, Long Beach scrass@csulb.edu

2:30 p.m.
Solving the quintic by iteration in three dimensions.
Scott Crass*, CSU, Long Beach
(97837104)

3:20 p.m.
Klein's Galois Theory of the Icosahedral Group via Elliptic Curves.
Edray Herber Goins*, Caltech/Harvard
(97811102)

4:10 p.m.
Icosahedral Galois Representations and Modular Forms.
Mark Dickinson*, University of Michigan
(9781187)

5:00 p.m.
A minimalist approach to the insolvability of the quintic.
David McKay*, Cal State Long Beach
(97812122)

Saturday June 22, 2002, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Flat Structures, Moduli Spaces, and Minimal Surfaces, II
Room 373, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Matthias Weber, Indiana University matweber@indiana.edu
Michael Wolf, Rice University mwolf@math.rice.edu

2:30 p.m.
An Hurwitz function on moduli space.
Sa'ar D Hersonsky*, BenGurion University, Israel
Frederic Paulin, ENSParis, France
(97853123)

3:00 p.m.
Toward a Compactification of the Moduli Space of Convex $\mathbb{RP}^2$ Surfaces.
John C. Loftin*, Columbia University
(9785372)

3:30 p.m.
The Asymptotic Flatness of the WeilPetersson Metric on Teichmuller Space.
Zheng Huang*, Rice University
(9785389)

4:00 p.m.
Veech surfaces and complete periodicity in genus 2.
Kariane Calta*, University of Chicago
(9785198)

4:30 p.m.
Harmonic Maps Between Hyperbolic Spaces.
Michael Wolf*, Rice University
Scott D Pauls, Dartmouth College
(97858103)

Saturday June 22, 2002, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Quantum Topology, IV
Room 381, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Douglas G. Bullock, Boise State University bullock@math.boisestate.edu
Joanna M. KaniaBartoszynska, Boise State University kania@math.boisestate.edu
Uwe Kaiser, Boise State University kaiser@math.boisestate.edu

2:30 p.m.
Cocycle knot invariants from dynamical cocycles of quandles and YangBaxter cocycles of ubiques.
Masahico Saito*, University of South Florida
(9785776)

3:30 p.m.
A generalization of quandles and homology theory of settheoretic YangBaxter equations.
Mohamed Elhamdadi*, University of South Florida
(9785777)

4:00 p.m.
On the completeness of the involutory Kuperberg invariant of 3manifolds.
Fernando J. O. Souza*, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada
(97857118)

Saturday June 22, 2002, 3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Special Presentation
Supporting Assessment in Undergraduate Mathematics: Why and how you should integrate assessment of student learning in your instructional programs.
Room 364, Neuberger Hall
Organizers:
Bonnie Gold, Monmouth University
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