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2004 Spring Southeastern Section Meeting
Tallahassee, FL, March 1213, 2004
Meeting #994
Associate secretaries: John L Bryant, AMS bryant@math.fsu.edu
Friday March 12, 2004

Friday March 12, 2004, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Weichelt Lounge, Rovetta Business Building

Friday March 12, 2004, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Weichelt Lounge, Rovetta Business Building

Friday March 12, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Modeling and Simulation of Complex Fluid Systems, I
Room 106, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Qi Wang, Florida State University wang@math.fsu.edu
Mark Sussman, Florida State University sussman@math.fsu.edu
Xiaoming Wang, Iowa State University xiawang@iastate.edu

8:00 a.m.
Connecting Molecular Orientation and Structure to NanoComposite Properties.
M. Gregory Forest*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Xiaoyu Zheng, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Robert Lipton, Louisiana State University
Qi Wang, Florida State University
Ruhai Zhou, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(99476150)

8:30 a.m.
The flowphase diagram of Doi theory for sheared nematic polymers.
Ruhai Zhou*, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M. Gregory Forest, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Qi Wang, Florida State Univ.
(99476165)

9:00 a.m.
Structure formation and evolution in simple flows of nematic liquid crystal polymers.
Qi Wang*, Florida State University
(99476136)

9:30 a.m.
On weak shear and Poiseuille flows of nematic liquid crystalline polymers: steady structures and transient behavior.
Zhenlu Cui*, Florida State University
M. Gregory Forest, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Qi Wang, Florida State University
(99482134)

10:00 a.m.
On Ericksen's Model for Nematic Liquid Crystals with Variable Degree of Orientation.
Xiaobing Feng*, The University of Tennessee
(9946526)

10:30 a.m.
Grain boundary motion for lamellar structures of a diblock copolymer under oscillatory shear flow.
ZhiFeng Huang*, School of Computational Science and Information Technology, Florida State University
Jorge Vinals, School of Computational Science and Information Technology, Florida State University
(99476104)

Friday March 12, 2004, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Syzygies and Hilbert Functions, I
Room 108, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Irena Peeva, Cornell University ivp1@cornell.edu
Christopher A. Francisco, Cornell University chris@math.cornell.edu

8:30 a.m.
On the projective dimension of three cubics.
Bahman Engheta*, University of Kansas
(99413118)

9:00 a.m.
The HomAB Problem.
Kia Dalili*, Rutgers University
(9941373)

9:30 a.m.
Poincare sreies of surface singularities.
Steven D Cutkosky*, Univ. of Missouri
(9941483)

10:00 a.m.
Endomorphism rings of finite global dimension.
Graham J Leuschke*, University of Toronto
(9941399)

10:30 a.m.
Multiplicity Bounds.
Hema Srinivasan*, University of Missouri
(99413174)

Friday March 12, 2004, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Knot Theory and Applications, I
Room 202, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina at Charlotte ydiao@uncc.edu

8:30 a.m.
A Fast Algorithm for Computing Ropelength.
Jason H Cantarella*, University of Georgia
Ted Ashton, University of Georgia
(99452144)

9:00 a.m.
Quadrisecants Give New Lower Bounds for Ropelength of a Knot.
Elizabeth J. Denne*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina Charlotte
John M. Sullivan, Technische Universitat Berlin
(9945784)

9:30 a.m.
Semidifferential topology and the ropelength problem.
Joseph HG Fu*, University of Georgia
(99449148)

10:00 a.m.
Local structure of knot space near ropelengthminimized knots.
Kenneth Millett, University of California, Santa Barbara
Michael Piatek, Duquesne University
Eric Rawdon*, Duquesne University
(9945776)

10:30 a.m.
Implementing the Gradient of Ropelength.
Michael Piatek*, Duquesne University
Eric Rawdon, Duquesne University
Jason Cantarella, University of Georgia
(9947467)

Friday March 12, 2004, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Robert Gilmer and Joe Mott: Forty Years of Commutative Ring Theory at Florida State University, I
Room 206, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: William J. Heinzer, Purdue University heinzer@math.purdue.edu
James W. Brewer, Florida Atlantic University brewer@fau.edu

8:30 a.m.
Invertibility of the content of a Gaussian polynomial.
Thomas G Lucas*, University of North Carolina Charlotte
(9941314)

9:00 a.m.
Condensed Rings with ZeroDivisors.
D. D. Anderson*, The University of Iowa
Tiberiu Dumitrescu, Universitatea Bucresti
(9941333)

9:30 a.m.
On chain morphisms of commutative rings.
David E Dobbs*, University of Tennessee
Andrew J Hetzel, University of Louisiana at Monroe
(9941322)

10:00 a.m.
Divisorial elements in latticeordered monoids.
Laszlo Fuchs*, Tulane University
Niovi Kehayopulu, University of Athens, Greece
Raquel Reis, Universidade Aberta, Portugal
Michael Tsingelis, University of Athens, Greece
(9940630)

10:30 a.m.
Star operations and pullbacks.
Marco Fontana*, Universit\`a degli Studi ``Roma Tre"
Mi Hee Park, Korea Institute for Advanced Study
(9941343)

Friday March 12, 2004, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Topology in Honor of John Bryant, I
Room 204, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Washington Mio, Florida State University mio@math.fsu.edu
Erik K. Pedersen, Binghamton University (SUNY) erik@math.binghamton.edu

8:30 a.m.
Recognizing open subsets of $S^n$.
Diarmuid J Crowley, Penn State University
Steven C Ferry*, Rutgers University
(99457172)

9:30 a.m.
Representing 2knot groups.
Gerard A Venema*, Calvin College
(99457200)

10:00 a.m.
2Dimensional Axiomatic Geometry Revisited.
Fredric D Ancel*, University of Wisconsin  Milwaukee
(99451189)

10:30 a.m.
Embedding of Coxeter groups in a product of trees.
Alexander N Dranishnikov*, University of Florida
(9945181)

Friday March 12, 2004, 8:45 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry and Topology, I
Room 205, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Eriko Hironaka, Florida State University hironaka@math.fsu.edu
Paolo Aluffi, Florida State University aluffi@math.fsu.edu
Ettore Aldrovandi, Florida State University ealdrov@math.fsu.edu

8:45 a.m.
Mahler measures of Alexander polynomials.
Daniel S Silver, University of South Alabama
Susan G Williams*, University of South Alabama
(99458149)

9:30 a.m.
Links and Lehmer's Question.
Daniel S Silver*, University of South Alabama
Susan G Williams, University of South Alabama
(99457153)

10:15 a.m.
New arithmetic invariants of hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Igor V Nikolaev*, Calgary
(9941178)

Friday March 12, 2004, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Financial Mathematics, I
Room 103, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Alec N. Kercheval, Florida State University kercheva@math.fsu.edu
Warren D. Nichols, Florida State University nichols@math.fsu.edu
Craig A. Nolder, Florida State University nolder@math.fsu.edu

9:00 a.m.
ContinuousTime MeanVariance Portfolio Selection with Bankruptcy Prohibition.
Tomasz R. Bielecki*, Illinois Institute
Hanqing Jin, Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Stanley R. Pliska, Department of Finance, University of Illinois at Chicago
XunYu Zhou, Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
(99493145)

9:30 a.m.
Optimal portfolio choice in bond markets.
Michael R. Tehranchi*, University of Texas at Austin
(99460109)

10:00 a.m.
Portfolio Optimization under Budget Constraints.
Kiseop Lee*, University of Louisville
Andrew E.B. Lim, University of California, Berkeley
(9946019)

10:30 a.m.
A SamplePath Approach to Optimal Position Liquidation.
Paul Krokhmal*, University of Florida
Stan Uryasev, University of Florida
(9949063)

Friday March 12, 2004, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Results in 3Manifolds and Related Topics, I
Room 203, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Wolfgang H. Heil, Florida State University heil@math.fsu.edu
Sergio R. Fenley, Florida State University fenley@math.fsu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Tameness of hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Ian Agol*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(9945786)

9:30 a.m.
QuasiFuchsian immersions in cusped hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Joseph D Masters*, SUNY Buffalo
Xingru Zhang, SUNY Buffalo
(99457205)

10:00 a.m.
LERF and tameness.
Darren Long, UCSB
Alan W Reid*, University of Texas at Austin
(9945762)

10:30 a.m.
Finite quotients of rings and applications to subgroup separability of linear groups.
Emily Hamilton*, Emory University
(99457135)

Friday March 12, 2004, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis, I
Room 207, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Daniel M. Oberlin, Florida State University oberlin@math.fsu.edu
Laura de Carli, Florida International University decarlil@fiu.edu

9:00 a.m.
A new homotopy operator for differential forms in Lipschitz domains and applications to boundary problems.
Marius S Mitrea*, University of Missouri
(99431164)

9:30 a.m.
Parabolic layer potentials and initial boundary value problems in Lipschitz cylinders with data in Besov spaces.
Tunde D Jakab*, University of Missouri  Columbia
(9943582)

10:00 a.m.
Maximal function estimates for a modified $KP$ equation.
Sarah N Ziesler*, Dominican University
Carlos E Kenig, University of Chicago
(9944272)

10:30 a.m.
Some remarks on unique continuation.
Steve M Hudson*, Florida International University
Laura De Carli, Florida International University
(99442103)

Friday March 12, 2004, 11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Invited Address
Welcoming remarks.
Auditorium, Moore Auditorium
Logistic nonlinearities in population dynamics.
Auditorium, Moore Auditorium
Glenn F. Webb*, Vanderbilt University
(9949206)

Friday March 12, 2004, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Surfaces in hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Room 101, Rovetta Business Building
Yair Minsky*, Yale University
(9945707)

Friday March 12, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Syzygies and Hilbert Functions, II
Room 108, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Irena Peeva, Cornell University ivp1@cornell.edu
Christopher A. Francisco, Cornell University chris@math.cornell.edu

2:30 p.m.
Syzygies of Projective Toric Varieties.
Gregory G Smith*, Barnard College, Columbia University
Hal Schenck, Texas A&M University
(99414113)

3:00 p.m.
Polytopal initial ideals for Gorenstein rings.
Volkmar Welker*, PhlippsUniversit\"at Marburg
(9941339)

3:30 p.m.
Projective algebraic sets of minimal degree.
David Eisenbud, UC Berkeley
Mark Green, UCLA
Klaus Hulek, University of Hannover
Sorin Popescu*, SUNY at Stony Brook
(99414198)

4:00 p.m.
On the Hilbert function and the minimal free resolution of a relatively compressed level algebra.
Juan C. Migliore*, University of Notre Dame
Rosa M. MiroRoig, University of Barcelona
Uwe Nagel, University of Kentucky
(9941361)

4:30 p.m.
More on the Lex Plus Powers Conjecture.
Ben Richert*, California Polytechnic State University
(99413122)

5:00 p.m.
The Pinched Veronese is Koszul.
Giulio Caviglia*, University of Kansas
(99413102)

5:30 p.m.
Matroids and the structure of multigraded modules.
A Tchernev*, University at Albany,SUNY
(9941390)

Friday March 12, 2004, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Financial Mathematics, II
Room 103, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Alec N. Kercheval, Florida State University kercheva@math.fsu.edu
Warren D. Nichols, Florida State University nichols@math.fsu.edu
Craig A. Nolder, Florida State University nolder@math.fsu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Derivative Pricing with Selfsimilar Additive Processes.
Craig A. Nolder*, Florida State University
Mack Galloway, Florida State University
(99460158)

3:00 p.m.
Pricing of Options in Stock Price Models driven by L\'{e}vy Processes.
Frank Oertel*, Department T  Mathematics and Physics, Zurich University
(9946049)

3:30 p.m.
Nonparametric estimation of asset price models driven by purejump L\'evy processes.
Jose E FigueroaLopez*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(99460206)

4:00 p.m.
The pricing of a Callable Call on a Forward price.
Luis Hernandez*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(99465194)

Friday March 12, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Knot Theory and Applications, II
Room 202, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina at Charlotte ydiao@uncc.edu

2:30 p.m.
Topological entanglement of a random $\theta$curve through knots and links.
Tetsuo Deguchi*, Department of Physics, Ochanomizu University
(99482125)

3:00 p.m.
Knots in Linear Random Walks.
Kenneth C Millett*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(99457181)

3:30 p.m.
Knot complexity and the probability of random knotting.
Miyuki K. Shimamura*, Japan
Tetsuo Deguchi, Japan
(9946579)

4:00 p.m.
Random Knotting of selfavoiding polygons on $\mathbb{Z}^3$.
Christine E Soteros*, Univ. of Saskatchewan
(99405184)

4:30 p.m.
The Probability of Knotting after a Local Strand Passage in an Unknotted SAP.
M. L. Szafron*, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Saskatchewan
C. E. Soteros, The Mathematical Sciences Group, University of Saskatchewan
(99482147)

5:00 p.m.
Distribution of knots in lattice polygons.
Stuart G Whittington*, University of Toronto
(9945727)

5:30 p.m.
How long is a knot in a polymer ?
Enzo Orlandini*, INFMDipartimento di Fisica, Universita' di Padova
Boris Marcone, INFMDipartimento di Fisica, Universita' di Padova
Attilio L. Stella, INFMDipartimento di Fisica, Universita' di Padova
Francesco Zonta, INFMDipartimento di Fisica, Universita' di Padova
(99482167)

Friday March 12, 2004, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Results in 3Manifolds and Related Topics, II
Room 203, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Wolfgang H. Heil, Florida State University heil@math.fsu.edu
Sergio R. Fenley, Florida State University fenley@math.fsu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Unknotting number 1 knots with nontrivial characteristic toric splitting.
Cameron McA Gordon*, University of Texas at Austin
John E Luecke, University of Texas at Austin
(99457154)

3:00 p.m.
Remarks on 2universal links.
V\'\i ctor N\'u\~nez*, CIMAT
(99457140)

3:30 p.m.
Constructing knots with trivial mapping class group in closed, orientable 3manifolds.
Robert Myers*, Oklahoma State University
(99457119)

4:00 p.m.
Classifying orientation reversing actions on lens spaces.
John Kalliongis*, Saint Louis University
Andy Miller, University of Oklahoma
(9945747)

4:30 p.m.
The Smale Conjecture for Elliptic 3manifolds.
Sungbok Hong, Korea University
Darryl McCullough*, University of Oklahoma
J. H. Rubinstein, University of Melbourne
(9945751)

Friday March 12, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Robert Gilmer and Joe Mott: Forty Years of Commutative Ring Theory at Florida State University, II
Room 206, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: William J. Heinzer, Purdue University heinzer@math.purdue.edu
James W. Brewer, Florida Atlantic University brewer@fau.edu

2:30 p.m.
tSplitting Multiplicative Sets of Ideals in Integral Domains.
G W Chang, University of Incheon
Tiberiu Dumitrescu, Universitatea Bucuresti
Muhammad Zafrullah*, Idaho State University
(9941350)

3:00 p.m.
Splitting Sets.
David F Anderson*, University of Tennessee
(9941354)

3:30 p.m.
Irreducibles and Elasticity in the Block Monoid B(S,G) for a Cyclic Group G.
William W. Smith*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(9941359)

4:00 p.m.
On the irreducible elements of $\mathrm{Int}(D)$ when $D$ is a UFD.
Scott T Chapman*, Trinity University
(9941266)

4:30 p.m.
Socles of local cohomology modules.
Tom Marley*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Janet Vassilev, University of Arkansas
(9941371)

5:00 p.m.
On Polynomial Equivalence.
S. B. Mulay*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(9941398)

5:30 p.m.
Integral Closures of Ideals in Completions of Regular Local Domains.
William Heinzer, Purdue University
Christel Rotthaus, Michigan State University
Sylvia Wiegand*, University of Nebraska
(99413107)

Friday March 12, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:15 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry and Topology, II
Room 205, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Eriko Hironaka, Florida State University hironaka@math.fsu.edu
Paolo Aluffi, Florida State University aluffi@math.fsu.edu
Ettore Aldrovandi, Florida State University ealdrov@math.fsu.edu

2:30 p.m.
The Hodge theory of algebraic maps.
Mark Andrea Antonio de Cataldo*, SUNY at Stony Brook
Luca Migliorini, Univerity of Bologna
(9941495)

3:15 p.m.
Toric Koszul Duality.
Tom Braden*, UMass, Amherst
Valery Lunts, Indiana University
(9941456)

4:00 p.m.
Milnor Monodromy in the Perverse Category.
David B Massey*, Northeastern University
(99432112)

4:45 p.m.
CalogeroMoser and KP systems.
David BenZvi*, University of Texas, Austin
Thomas Nevins, University of Michigan
(99414123)

Friday March 12, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Topology in Honor of John Bryant, II
Room 204, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Washington Mio, Florida State University mio@math.fsu.edu
Erik K. Pedersen, Binghamton University (SUNY) erik@math.binghamton.edu

2:30 p.m.
Generalized manifolds  examples, techniques, antecedents and main developments.
Robert J. Daverman*, University of Tennessee
(99457177)

3:30 p.m.
The quadratic form $E_8\times T^{2n}$ used to construct exotic homology manifolds.
Andrew A. Ranicki*, University of Edinburgh
(9945760)

4:00 p.m.
The Celllike Approximation Theorem in Dimension 5.
Denise M. Halverson*, Brigham Young University
Robert J. Daverman, University of Tennessee
(99457190)

4:30 p.m.
Colored finite type invariants and a multivariable analogue of the Conway polynomial.
Sergey A Melikhov*, University of Florida
(99457124)

5:00 p.m.
What groups can be the fundamental group if a compact Hausdorff space?
James E Keesling*, University of Florida
Yuli Rudyak, University of Florida
(99454191)

Friday March 12, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Modeling and Simulation of Complex Fluid Systems, II
Room 106, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Qi Wang, Florida State University wang@math.fsu.edu
Mark Sussman, Florida State University sussman@math.fsu.edu
Xiaoming Wang, Iowa State University xiawang@iastate.edu

2:30 p.m.
Some new results on elastic fluids.
Chun Liu*, Penn State University
(9943520)

3:00 p.m.
CVT reducedorder modeling for fluid flow systems.
John Burkardt, Florida State University
Max Gunzburger*, Florida State University
HyungChun Lee, Ajou University, Korea
(99465126)

3:30 p.m.
Moment closure for a two dimensional complex fluid model.
Qiang Du, Penn State University
Chun Liu, Penn State University
Peng Yu*, Penn State University
(9947615)

4:00 p.m.
Adaptive simulation of 3d nonnewtonian bubble and drop dynamics.
Mark M Sussman*, Florida State University
Mitsuhiro Ohta, Muroran Institute of Technology
(99465166)

4:30 p.m.
Localization of BoseEinstein Condensate in a TwoDimensional Optical Lattice.
Ziad H Musslimani*, University of Central Florida
(9943524)

5:00 p.m.
The role of volume and surface measure in statistical models of multiphase flow.
Shankar Subramaniam*, Iowa State University
(99476152)

Friday March 12, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:25 p.m.
Special Session on Partial Differential Equations and Turbulence (dedicated to the memory of Olga A. Ladyzhenskaya), I
Room 208, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Xiaoming Wang, Florida State University and Iowa State University xiawang@iastate.edu

2:30 p.m.
Spatial complexity of solutions of the KuramotoSivashinsky equation.
Igor Kukavica*, University of Southern California
(99435182)

3:00 p.m.
The 2D quasigeostrophic equation with critical or supercritical dissipation.
Jiahong Wu*, Oklahoma State University
(9943536)

3:30 p.m.
On the Dissipative 2D QuasiGeostrophic Equations.
Ning Ju*, Oklahoma State University
(99435186)

4:00 p.m.
Channel Flow Due To A Concentrated Nonlinear Source.
C. Y. Chan*, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(9943557)

4:30 p.m.
Discussion.

5:00 p.m.
Schrodinger maps with strong potentials.
Jalal Shatah, New York University
Chongchun Zeng*, University of Virginia
(9943535)

Friday March 12, 2004, 2:45 p.m.4:25 p.m.
Session for Contributed Papers
Room 102, Rovetta Business Building

2:45 p.m.
Boolean Rank and Minimum Rank of Nonnegative Sign Pattern Matrices.
Frank J Hall*, Georgia State University
(9941534)

3:00 p.m.
Genetic Algorithm for Constrained Optimization.
M Sun*, The University of Alabama
D. Bunnag, The University of Alabama
(9944953)

3:15 p.m.
On $3\times 3$ Orthogonal Matrices with no Zero Entries (Preliminary Report).
Michael E Holcomb*, Emory and Henry College
(9941580)

3:30 p.m.
Well ordered subsets of the real line.
David A Rose*, Florida Southern College
Shi Broadwell, Florida Southern College
Stephen C Mitchell, Florida Southern College
(99454143)

3:45 p.m.
A DomainDecomposition Algorithm for ConvectionDiffusion Equations.
Jayathi Raghavan*, EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University
(99465188)

4:00 p.m.
Fourier coefficients of the eigenfunction expansions for direct sum differential operators.
Maksim S. Sokolov*, National University of Uzbekistan
(9944731)

4:15 p.m.
On the contemporary technologies of creating of electronic libraries for IT students and mathematicians.
Paul G Shlyonsky*, National University of Uzbekistan
(9949738)

Friday March 12, 2004, 3:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis, II
Room 207, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Daniel M. Oberlin, Florida State University oberlin@math.fsu.edu
Laura de Carli, Florida International University decarlil@fiu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Some recent applications of Carleman estimates.
Carlos E Kenig*, University of Chicago and Institute for Advanced Study
(99442117)

3:30 p.m.
Estimates for null forms.
Atanas Stefanov, University of Kansas
Rodolfo H. Torres*, University of Kansas
(9944294)

4:00 p.m.
The Poisson problem with optimal Besov and TriebelLizorkin estimates on nonsmooth domains.
Svitlana Mayboroda*, University of MissouriColumbia
(99435155)

4:30 p.m.
Discussions.

Friday March 12, 2004, 6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Florida State University Department of Mathematics Reception
Courtyard, Moore Auditorium
Saturday March 13, 2004

Saturday March 13, 2004, 7:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Weichelt Lounge, Rovetta Business Building

Saturday March 13, 2004, 7:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Weichelt Lounge, Rovetta Business Building

Saturday March 13, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Syzygies and Hilbert Functions, III
Room 108, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Irena Peeva, Cornell University ivp1@cornell.edu
Christopher A. Francisco, Cornell University chris@math.cornell.edu

8:00 a.m.
Gorenstein projective dimesion, Tate and Vogel cohomology for complexes.
Oana Veliche*, Purdue University
(9941896)

8:30 a.m.
Classes of Gorenstein rings defined via vanishing cohomology.
David A. Jorgensen*, University of Texas at Arlington
Liana M. Sega, Michigan State University
(99413110)

9:00 a.m.
The set of semidualizing complexes is a metric space.
Sean SatherWagstaff*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Anders Frankild, University of Copenhagen
(9941340)

9:30 a.m.
Sally modules of mprimary ideals in local rings.
Alberto Corso*, University of Kentucky
(99413141)

10:00 a.m.
A bound on the first Hilbert coefficient.
Claudia Polini*, University of Notre Dame
(99413106)

10:30 a.m.
Rees algebras of the modules of cycles in a Koszul complex.
Jerzy M Weyman*, Northeastern University
(99413111)

Saturday March 13, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Knot Theory and Applications, III
Room 202, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina at Charlotte ydiao@uncc.edu

8:00 a.m.
Solving Tangle Equations with KnotPlot.
Isabel K Darcy*, University of Iowa
Robert G Scharein, Simon Fraser University
Stephen D Levene, University of Texas at Dallas
(99492193)

8:30 a.m.
A comparison between the scaling of the average crossing number ${\rm ACN}$ of equilateral random polygons with the corresponding ${\rm ACN}$ scaling observed in native proteins.
Akos Dobay*, Laboratory of Ultrastructural Analysis, University of Lausanne
Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina
Kenneth Millett, University of California Santa Barbara
Rob Kusner, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Andrzej Stasiak, Laboratory of Ultrastructural Analysis, University of Lausanne
(9946585)

9:00 a.m.
Connectivity and shape of spaces of knots.
Alessandro Flammini, SISSA, Trieste, Italy
Andrzej Stasiak*, University of Lausanne
(9945446)

9:30 a.m.
Unknotting by Type II Topoisomerases.
Jennifer K Mann*, Florida State University
Richard W Deibler, Harvard Medical School
De Witt L Sumners, Florida State University
E. Lynn Zechiedrich, Baylor College of Medicine
(99492187)

10:00 a.m.
Colorability and $n$string Tangles.
Junalyn P. NavarraMadsen*, UTDallas
Isabel K. Darcy, University of Iowa
(9949237)

10:30 a.m.
Generating Large Random Knot Projections.
Claus Ernst*, Western Kentucky University
Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Uta Ziegler, Western Kentucky University
(99455162)

Saturday March 13, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Partial Differential Equations and Turbulence (dedicated to the memory of Olga A. Ladyzhenskaya), II
Room 208, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Xiaoming Wang, Florida State University and Iowa State University xiawang@iastate.edu

8:00 a.m.
Optical turbulence in shear flows of nematic liquid crystal polymers.
Qi Wang*, Florida State University
(99476137)

8:30 a.m.
On Viscoelastic Fluids.
Chun Liu*, PSU
(9943569)

9:00 a.m.
Homogenized Transport by a Spatiotemporal Mean Flow with SmallScale Periodic Fluctuations.
Grigorios A. Pavliotis, University of Warwick
Peter R Kramer*, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(99476128)

9:30 a.m.
Statistically Relevant Conserved Quantities in Systems with Conservation Laws.
Rafail V. Abramov*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences/Center for Atmospheric Ocean Science, New York University
Andrew J. Majda, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences/Center for Atmospheric Ocean Science, New York University
(9943532)

10:00 a.m.
Resonances, Renormalization Groups, and Wave Turbulence.
David Cai*, Courant Institute
(99435199)

10:30 a.m.
Bifurcation and Stability of RayleighBenard Convection.
Tian Ma, Indiana University
Shouhong Wang*, Indiana University
(99435132)

Saturday March 13, 2004, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Applications of Mathematics to Problems in Biology, I
Room 102, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Richard Bertram, Florida State University bertram@math.fsu.edu
Jack Quine, Florida State University

8:30 a.m.
Mathematical Formalism of Pulse Sequences in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.
P. Srinivasan*, Florida State University
J. R. Quine, Florida State University
Zhehong Gan, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
(99492179)

9:00 a.m.
Structure Determination of Membrane Proteins usingDiscrete Frenet Frames and SolidState NMR restraints.
Achuthan Srisairam*, FSU
Jack Quine, FSU
(99492121)

9:30 a.m.
Graphical Models and Independent Components  A Unifying Paradigm for ModelFree Functional MRI.
Anke MeyerBaese*, FSU
(99462196)

10:00 a.m.
Applications of the PoissonBoltzmann Equation in Molecular Biophysics.
Marcia O Fenley*, Florida State University
Alexander H Boschitsch, Continuum Dynamics, Inc.
(99492197)

10:30 a.m.
Membrane Protein Refinement Techniques Using Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo Methods.
Thomas M Asbury*, Florida State University
(9949277)

Saturday March 13, 2004, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Topology in Honor of John Bryant, III
Room 204, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Washington Mio, Florida State University mio@math.fsu.edu
Erik K. Pedersen, Binghamton University (SUNY) erik@math.binghamton.edu

8:30 a.m.
Smoothing loop spaces.
Erik K. Pedersen*, Binghamton University
Tilman Bauer, University of Münster
N. Kitchloo, Johns Hopkins University
D. Notbohm, Leicester University
(9945775)

9:30 a.m.
Manifolds with nonstable fundamental groups at infinity.
Craig R Guilbault*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
Frederick C Tinsley, The Colorado College
(99457156)

10:00 a.m.
Weighted $L^2$cohomology of Coxeter groups.
M W Davis, The Ohio State University
J Dymara, Wroclaw University
T Januszkiewicz, The Ohio State University
B Okun*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(99455170)

10:30 a.m.
Some examples of free actions of products of Spheres.
Ian Hambleton*, McMaster University
(99457171)

Saturday March 13, 2004, 8:45 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry and Topology, III
Room 205, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Eriko Hironaka, Florida State University hironaka@math.fsu.edu
Paolo Aluffi, Florida State University aluffi@math.fsu.edu
Ettore Aldrovandi, Florida State University ealdrov@math.fsu.edu

8:45 a.m.
On the growth of hyperbolic Coxeter groups.
Ruth Kellerhals*, University of Fribourg
(9942268)

9:30 a.m.
On groups generated by two positive multitwists.
Chris Leininger*, Columbia University
(9945112)

10:15 a.m.
Presentation of orbifolds and equivariant algebraic topology.
David S Metzler*, University of Florida
Andre Henriques, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(99455127)

Saturday March 13, 2004, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Financial Mathematics, III
Room 103, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Alec N. Kercheval, Florida State University kercheva@math.fsu.edu
Warren D. Nichols, Florida State University nichols@math.fsu.edu
Craig A. Nolder, Florida State University nolder@math.fsu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Multiscale Stochastic Volatility Models.
JeanPierre M Fouque*, North Carolina State University
(9946008)

9:30 a.m.
Mathematical Models for European Options with Dividends and Stochastic Volatility.
Osvaldo D. Mendez*, University of Texas El Paso
(9949164)

10:00 a.m.
The Market Price of Credit Risk.
Kay Giesecke*, Cornell University
Lisa Goldberg, Barra, Inc.
(9949055)

10:30 a.m.
Extreme events in financial markets: jumps and crashes.
Maria Cristina Mariani*, New Mexico State University
(9949058)

Saturday March 13, 2004, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Results in 3Manifolds and Related Topics, III
Room 203, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Wolfgang H. Heil, Florida State University heil@math.fsu.edu
Sergio R. Fenley, Florida State University fenley@math.fsu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Compression branched surfaces and tight laminations.
Tao Li*, Oklahoma State University
(99457120)

9:30 a.m.
Seifert surfaces with different depths.
Mark Brittenham*, University of Nebraska
(99457101)

10:00 a.m.
Nonexistence of foliations.
Sergio Fenley, Florida State University
Rachel Roberts*, Washington University in St Louis
John Shareshian, Washington University in St Louis
Melanie Stein, Trinity College
(99457178)

10:30 a.m.
Uniform 1 Cochains and Genuine Laminations.
Baris Coskunuzer*, Princeton University
(99457207)

Saturday March 13, 2004, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Robert Gilmer and Joe Mott: Forty Years of Commutative Ring Theory at Florida State University, III
Room 206, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: William J. Heinzer, Purdue University heinzer@math.purdue.edu
James W. Brewer, Florida Atlantic University brewer@fau.edu

9:00 a.m.
The $t\#$property for integral domains.
Stefania Gabelli, University of Rome III
Evan Houston*, UNC Charlotte
Thomas G Lucas, UNC Charlotte
(99413114)

9:30 a.m.
Prufer Conditions on Rings.
Sarah Glaz*, University of Connecticut
(99413129)

10:00 a.m.
Prufer Domains.
K Alan Loper*, Ohio State University  Newark
(99413142)

10:30 a.m.
Prime ideals in ultraproducts of commutative rings.
Bruce M Olberding*, New Mexico State University
Jay Shapiro, George Mason University
(99413151)

Saturday March 13, 2004, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis, III
Room 207, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Daniel M. Oberlin, Florida State University oberlin@math.fsu.edu
Laura de Carli, Florida International University decarlil@fiu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Spaces Related to the Dirichlet Space.
Richard Rochberg*, Washington University
(99446173)

9:30 a.m.
Moser's inequality on the ball $B^n$ for functions with mean value zero.
Mark Leckband*, Florida International University
(99446185)

10:00 a.m.
On GConvergence of the Beltrami Operators.
Tadeusz Iwaniec*, Syracuse University
(99435146)

10:30 a.m.
$(p,p)$mapping properties for oscillaory integrals.
G. Sampson*, Auburn University
(9944203)

Saturday March 13, 2004, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Invited Address
Markov decision processes and a potential application to biological sequence alignment.
Room 101, Rovetta Business Building
Fern Y. Hunt*, National Institute of Standards
(9946005)

Saturday March 13, 2004, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
On the homeomorphism problem.
Room 101, Rovetta Business Building
William H. Jaco*, Oklahoma State University
(9945704)

Saturday March 13, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Syzygies and Hilbert Functions, IV
Room 108, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Irena Peeva, Cornell University ivp1@cornell.edu
Christopher A. Francisco, Cornell University chris@math.cornell.edu

2:30 p.m.
Curves defined by certain monomial ideals.
Uwe Nagel*, University of Kentucky
Juan C Migliore, University of Notre Dame
(99414116)

3:00 p.m.
Powers of Complete Intersections and Fat Points in Special Position.
Adam Van Tuyl*, Lakehead University
Elena Guardo, University of Catania
(9941352)

3:30 p.m.
Subsets of Complete Intersections in $\mathbb P^n$.
Susan Marie Cooper*, Queen's University
(99413108)

4:00 p.m.
Approximate Liftings in Commutative Algebra and a Theorem of Grothendieck.
Phillip A Griffith*, University of Illinois
(9941345)

4:30 p.m.
Asymptotic behaviour of the length of local cohomology.
S. Dale Cutkosky, University of Missouri
Huy Tai Ha*, University of Missouri
Hema Srinivasan, University of Missouri
Emanoil Theodorescu, University of Missouri
(9941442)

5:00 p.m.
Bounding the relationtype of parameter ideals.
Laura Ghezzi*, University of MissouriColumbia
(9941329)

5:30 p.m.
Ideals of Linear Type and csequences.
Hamid Kulosman*, University of Illinois at Urbana  Champaign
(9941393)

Saturday March 13, 2004, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Special Session on Financial Mathematics, IV
Room 103, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Alec N. Kercheval, Florida State University kercheva@math.fsu.edu
Warren D. Nichols, Florida State University nichols@math.fsu.edu
Craig A. Nolder, Florida State University nolder@math.fsu.edu

2:30 p.m.
An Agent Market Model Using Evolutionary Game Theory.
Benoit S Montin*, Florida State University
Craig A Nolder, Florida State University
(9949141)

3:00 p.m.
Completeness of Security Markets and Backward Stochastic Differential Equations with Unbounded Coefficients.
Jiongmin Yong*, University of Central Florida
(99491168)

3:30 p.m.
Smoothing Defined Benefit Pension Plan Contributions.
Steve Paris*, Florida State University
(99491175)

Saturday March 13, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Applications of Mathematics to Problems in Biology, II
Room 102, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Richard Bertram, Florida State University bertram@math.fsu.edu
Jack Quine, Florida State University

2:30 p.m.
Modeling mixed microbial growth: connecting theory and experiments.
S S Pilyugin*, University of Florida
G T Reeves, Princeton University
A Narang, University of Florida
(9949297)

3:00 p.m.
Competition and Coexistence of Strains: The Impact of Vaccination.
Maia Martcheva*, University of Florida
Mimmo Iannelli, University of Trento
XueZhi Li, Xinyang Teachers College
(9949289)

3:30 p.m.
Parameter Study of a Markov Decision Modelfor Protein Sequence Alignment.
Fern Hunt*, NIST
(99492203)

4:00 p.m.
Monte Carlo Methods for Calculating Some Physical Properties of a Large Molecule.
Michael Mascagni*, Florida State University
Nikolai Simonov, Florida State University
(99465204)

4:30 p.m.
Rhythmic Hormone Secretion in Rats: Computational model of the hypothalamic mechanism controlling Prolactin secretion.
Marcel Egli*, Florida State University
Richard Bertram, Florida State University
Michael T. Sellix, Florida State University
Marc E. Freeman, Florida State University
(9949270)

5:00 p.m.
Modeling the Electrical Activity of Pancreatic Islets.
Richard Bertram*, Florida State University
(9949248)

Saturday March 13, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Knot Theory and Applications, IV
Room 202, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Yuanan Diao, University of North Carolina at Charlotte ydiao@uncc.edu

2:30 p.m.
The tight Borromean rings.
John M Sulivan*, TU Berlin / U Illinois
(99453105)

3:00 p.m.
Braiding Operators are Universal Quantum Gates.
Louis H. Kauffman*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(9945792)

3:30 p.m.
From the Gehring Link Problem to Gehring Cloth (and Beyond).
Rob Kusner*, MSRI
(9945387)

4:00 p.m.
A Khovanov type homology theory for graphs.
Yongwu Rong*, The George Washington University
Laure HelmeGuizon, The George Washington University
(99405100)

4:30 p.m.
Total curvature and packing of knots.
Jonathan Simon*, University of Iowa
Gregory Buck, St. Anselm College
(99457115)

5:00 p.m.
Computations in knot theory.
Morwen Thistlethwaite*, University of Tennessee
(99457169)

5:30 p.m.
Geometry, Topology and the Entanglement Phase Transition.
Greg Buck*, Saint Anselm College
Jonathan Simon, University of Iowa
(99482202)

Saturday March 13, 2004, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Results in 3Manifolds and Related Topics, IV
Room 203, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Wolfgang H. Heil, Florida State University heil@math.fsu.edu
Sergio R. Fenley, Florida State University fenley@math.fsu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Width and Depth for Heegaard splittings.
John Hempel*, Rice University
(99457183)

3:00 p.m.
Relative Heegaard Genus of Haken 3Manifolds.
Jennifer C Schultens*, Univ Cal Davis
(99457139)

3:30 p.m.
Blowups of ideal triangulations of $3$manifolds.
William Jaco*, Oklahoma State University
J Hyam Rubinstein, University of Melbourne
(9945788)

4:00 p.m.
Discretized configuration spaces.
Aaron D Abrams*, University of Georgia
(99457180)

Saturday March 13, 2004, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Robert Gilmer and Joe Mott: Forty Years of Commutative Ring Theory at Florida State University, IV
Room 206, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: William J. Heinzer, Purdue University heinzer@math.purdue.edu
James W. Brewer, Florida Atlantic University brewer@fau.edu

2:30 p.m.
Indecomposable modules of large rank over double points.
Wolfgang Hassler, KarlFranzens Universitaet Graz
Roger Wiegand*, University of Nebraska
(99413157)

3:00 p.m.
SFTproperty and the ring D((X)).
Byung Gyun Kang, Pohang University of Science and Technology
Elaoud Salma*, Higher Institute of Computer Science and Multimedias of Sfax
(99413163)

3:30 p.m.
Finitely Generated Divisibility Groups.
Yves Lequain*, Instituto de Matematica Pura e Aplicada (IMPA)
(99413176)

4:00 p.m.
The monoid of fractional ideals of a onedimensional local domain.
David C, Lantz*, Colgate University
William E. Heinzer, Purdue University
(99413192)

4:30 p.m.
The Strong Finite Type Property.
Jim Coykendall*, North Dakota State University
(99413195)

Saturday March 13, 2004, 2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry and Topology, IV
Room 205, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Eriko Hironaka, Florida State University hironaka@math.fsu.edu
Paolo Aluffi, Florida State University aluffi@math.fsu.edu
Ettore Aldrovandi, Florida State University ealdrov@math.fsu.edu

2:30 p.m.
qAnalogs of Multiple Zeta Functions and Multiple Polylogarithms.
Jianqiang Zhao*, Eckerd College
(9941121)

3:15 p.m.
Formality of Complex Hypersurface Complements.
Daniel Matei*, University of Tokyo, Japan
(9945516)

4:00 p.m.
The dimension of the Hilbert scheme of special threefolds.
Gian Mario Besana*, DePaul University
Maria Lucia Fania, Universita' degli Studi di L'Aquila
(9941425)

Saturday March 13, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Topology in Honor of John Bryant, IV
Room 204, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Washington Mio, Florida State University mio@math.fsu.edu
Erik K. Pedersen, Binghamton University (SUNY) erik@math.binghamton.edu

2:30 p.m.
Problems and progress in homology manifolds.
Frank S. Quinn*, Virginia Tech
(9945774)

3:30 p.m.
Obstructions to transversality for homology manifolds.
Heather M Johnston*, Vassar College
(99457161)

4:00 p.m.
Uncountably many inequivalent Lipschitz homogeneous Cantor sets.
Du\v{s}an Repov\v{s}*, University of Ljubljana
(9945791)

4:30 p.m.
Elimination of singularities of smooth mappings of 4manifolds into 3manifolds.
Rustam R Sadykov*, University of Florida
(99458130)

5:00 p.m.
Homeomorphism groups of manifolds and Erd\H os space.
Jan J Dijkstra*, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Jan van Mill, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
(9945713)

Saturday March 13, 2004, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis, IV
Room 207, Rovetta Business Building Organizers: Daniel M. Oberlin, Florida State University oberlin@math.fsu.edu
Laura de Carli, Florida International University decarlil@fiu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Distance set problem and weighted Fourier extension estimates.
M Burak Erdogan*, UC Berkeley
(99442131)

3:00 p.m.
Diophantine equations, distance sets and incidence theorems.
Alex Iosevich*, University of Missouri
(9944265)

3:30 p.m.
Sobolev norm estimates for functions with Fourier transforms vanishing on families of spheres.
Oleg Kovrizhkin*, FSU
(99442159)

4:00 p.m.
Level Set Operators vs. Oscillatory Integral Operators.
Svetlana Roudenko*, Duke University
Andrew Comech, Duke University
(99442160)

4:30 p.m.
Decay Estimates For Oscillatory Integrals With Polynomial Phase in terms of $p^{(n3)}$ and $p^{(n2)}$ or in terms of $p^{(n2)}$ and $p^{(n1)}$.
Brian H Felkel*, Appalachian State University
(9944218)
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