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2002 Fall Western Section Meeting
Salt Lake City, UT, October 2627, 2002
Meeting #981
Associate secretaries:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS
lapidus@math.ucr.edu,
lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Sunday October 27, 2002

Sunday October 27, 2002, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Math Office, Room 233, John Widtsoe Building

Sunday October 27, 2002, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Analytic Number Theory, III
Room 219, Leroy Cowles Building
Organizers:
Roger Baker, Brigham Young University baker@math.byu.edu
XianJin Li, Brigham Young University xianjin@math.byu.edu
Andrew D. Pollington, Brigham Young University andy@math.byu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Some doubly exponential sums over primes.
John B Friedlander*, University of Toronto
(98111102)

8:30 a.m.
Gaps in the Fourier expansions of modular forms.
Emre Alkan*, University of Wisconsin
(9811143)

9:00 a.m.
Primes and powers of a fixed integer.
Peter D.T.A. Elliott*, University of Colorado at Boulder
(9811124)

9:30 a.m.
On polynomials with coefficients +1 or 1.
Kwokkwong Stephen Choi*, Simon Fraser University
(9811139)

10:00 a.m.
Automorphic Boundary Distributions, Voronoi Summation, and Lfunctions on GL(n).
Stephen David Miller*, Rutgers University
Wilfried Schmid, Harvard University
(9811113)

10:30 a.m.
Complex arithmetic dimensions of fractal strings and membranes.
Michel L. Lapidus*, University of California,Riverside
(9811122)

Sunday October 27, 2002, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Representation Theory of Semisimple Lie Groups, III
Room 121, Leroy Cowles Building
Organizers:
Dragan Milicic, University of Utah milicic@math.utah.edu
Peter Trapa, University of Utah ptrapa@math.utah.edu

8:00 a.m.
Hilbert Series for Unitary Highest Weight Representations.
Thomas J Enright*, UCSD
(9812236)

9:00 a.m.
On the automorphism group of free nilpotent groups and Kazhdan property $T$.
Martin D Kassabov*, Yale University
(9812217)

9:30 a.m.
Geometric approach to Whittaker modules.
Denis Lukic*, University of Utah
(9812295)

10:00 a.m.
Dirac cohomology and $\mathfrak u$cohomology.
JingSong Huang, HKUST, Hong Kong
Pavle Pandzic*, University of Zagreb, Croatia
David Renard, University of Poitiers, France
(98122100)

10:30 a.m.
The cubic Dirac operator on homogeneous spaces.
Roger Zierau*, Oklahoma State University
(9812285)

Sunday October 27, 2002, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Numerical Solutions of Modeling Problems, I
Room 333, John Widtsoe Building
Organizers:
Sun Chow, Brigham Young University schow@math.byu.edu
Joseph V. Koebbe, Utah State University koebbe@math.usu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Finite Element Approximations of a Glaciology Problem.
ShueSum Chow*, Brigham Young University
(98165106)

8:30 a.m.
Elliptic Grid Generation with Control of the Coordinate Line Distribution for Multiply Connected Regions.
Vianey R Villamizar*, Brigham Young University
Otilio Rojas, Universidad Central de Venezuela
(98165105)

9:00 a.m.
Solitary Wave Interactions of the EulerPoisson Equations.
David Sattinger*, Utah State University
David Nicholls, Notre Dame University
Mariana Haragus, Univesite de Bordeaux
(9813593)

9:30 a.m.
Numerical Simulation of TwoSpecies Biofilms.
Benito M Chen*, University of Wyoming
Hristo Kojouharov, University of Texas at Arlington
(9816579)

10:00 a.m.
Modeling Biofilm Growth in a Porous Medium.
Kenneth L. Bowers*, Montana State University
(98176101)

10:30 a.m.
A numerical approach for coupling independently modeled substructures.
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer*, Texas Tech University
(9816586)

Sunday October 27, 2002, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Faculty Lounge, Room 228, John Widtsoe Building

Sunday October 27, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometry and Topology, III
Room 215, Leroy Cowles Building
Organizers:
Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah bestvina@math.utah.edu
Michael Kapovich, University of Utah kapovich@math.utah.edu
Grigory Mikhalkin, University of Utah gmikhalk@math.utah.edu

8:30 a.m.
Ending laminations and the classification of hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Jeffrey F. Brock*, University of Chicago
Richard D. Canary, University of Michigan
Yair N. Minsky, SUNY Stony Brook
(9815199)

9:30 a.m.
Geometric inflexibility of hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Kenneth Bromberg*, Caltech
Jeff Brock, University of Chicago
(9815165)

10:00 a.m.
Small principal curvature surfaces in hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Christopher J Leininger*, Columbia University
(9815742)

10:30 a.m.
Small 3manifolds of large genus.
Ian Agol*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(9815767)

Sunday October 27, 2002, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Elliptic Partial Differential Equations, III
Room 225, Leroy Cowles Building
Organizers:
David A. Hartenstine, University of Utah hartenst@math.utah.edu
Jon T. Jacobsen, Harvey Mudd College jacobsen@hmc.edu

9:00 a.m.
On a Liouvilletype comparison principle for solutions of quasilinear elliptic inequalities.
Vasyl V. Kurta*, Mathematical Reviews
(9813563)

9:30 a.m.
Variational inequalities in OrliczSobolev spaces.
Matthew B Rudd*, University of Utah
(9814732)

10:00 a.m.
Symmetry breaking of extremal functions for weighted Sobolev inequalities.
ZhiQiang Wang*, Utah State University
(9813533)

10:30 a.m.
Asymptotic Behavior of the Potential and Existence of a periodic Solution for a Second Order Differential Equation.
Alfonso Castro*, University of Texas at San Antonio
(98135109)

Sunday October 27, 2002, 9:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Recent Trends in Algebraic Geometry, III
Room 323, Leroy Cowles Building
Organizers:
Aaron J. Bertram, University of Utah bertram@math.utah.edu
Christopher Derek Hacon, University of California Riverside hacon@math.ucr.edu

9:00 a.m.
Toward ArakelovParshin rigidity.
Sandor J Kovacs*, University of Washington
(9811459)

10:00 a.m.
Flops of GHilb as moduli of representations of the McKay quiver.
Alastair Craw*, University of Utah
(9811441)

Sunday October 27, 2002, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
The Wave Equation and Harmonic Analysis.
Room 335, John Widtsoe Building
Hart F Smith*, University of Washington, Seattle
(9813526)

Sunday October 27, 2002, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Invited Address
The Stability and Dynamics of Localized Patterns for a ReactionDiffusion System.
Room 335, John Widtsoe Building
Michael Ward*, University of British Columbia
(9813544)

Sunday October 27, 2002, 3:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Analytic Number Theory, IV
Room 219, Leroy Cowles Building
Organizers:
Roger Baker, Brigham Young University baker@math.byu.edu
XianJin Li, Brigham Young University xianjin@math.byu.edu
Andrew D. Pollington, Brigham Young University andy@math.byu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Asymptotic Large Sieve.
J. Brian Conrey*, American Institute of Mathematics
Henryk Iwaniec, Rutgers University
(9811174)

3:30 p.m.
Poincare Series and Kloosterman Sums.
Wladimir de Azevedo Pribitkin*, Haverford College
(9811127)

4:00 p.m.
Galois representations and arithmetic cohohomology.
Darrin M Doud*, Brigham Young University
(9811190)

4:30 p.m.
Exponential sums over primes and the WaringGoldbach problem.
Angel V. Kumchev*, University of Toronto
(9811114)

5:00 p.m.
Exponential Sums With Real Zeros and Fourier Transforms With Real Zeros.
David A Cardon*, Brigham Young University
(9814255)

5:30 p.m.
Integers with dense divisors.
Andreas Weingartner*, Southern Utah University
(9811145)

6:00 p.m.
On the Weighted Hilbert Inequality.
XianJin Li*, Brigham Young University
(9811161)

Sunday October 27, 2002, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Representation Theory of Semisimple Lie Groups, IV
Room 121, Leroy Cowles Building
Organizers:
Dragan Milicic, University of Utah milicic@math.utah.edu
Peter Trapa, University of Utah ptrapa@math.utah.edu

Sunday October 27, 2002, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Numerical Solutions of Modeling Problems, II
Room 333, John Widtsoe Building
Organizers:
Sun Chow, Brigham Young University schow@math.byu.edu
Joseph V. Koebbe, Utah State University koebbe@math.usu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Mathematical and Computational Methodology for Predicting the Emergence of Insect Pests.
James A Powell, Utah State University
Jeff T Leek*, Utah State University
(9819276)

3:30 p.m.
Modeling CellCell interactions and motion with discrete viscoelastic ellipsoids.
John C. Dallon*, Brigham Young University
(9819277)

4:00 p.m.
Wavelet Characterization of Homogenization in Elliptic Problems.
Laura Watkins*, Utah State University
Joe Koebbe, Utah State University
(9816571)

4:30 p.m.
A Wavelet "Spectral" Method for Approximate Solutions of Elliptic Problems.
Joe Koebbe*, Utah State University
(9816572)

5:00 p.m.
A Numerical Scheme for the MullinsSekerka Evolution in Three Space Dimensions.
Peter W Bates, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Sarah M Brown*, Brigham Young University
(98135104)

5:30 p.m.
On the Approximation of Minimal Norm Solutions of Systems of Linear Equalities.
Said Bahi*, Southern Utah University
(9819052)
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