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2006 Fall Western Section Meeting
Salt Lake City, UT, October 78, 2006 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1019
Associate secretaries: Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Saturday October 7, 2006

Saturday October 7, 2006, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
Faculty Lounge, John Widtsoe Building

Saturday October 7, 2006, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
Faculty Lounge, John Widtsoe Building

Saturday October 7, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonconvex Variational Problems: Recent Advances and Applications, I
Room 103, James Fletcher Building Organizers: Marian Bocea, North Dakota State University and University of Utah bocea@math.utah.edu
Andrej Cherkaev, University of Utah cherk@math.utah.edu

8:00 a.m.
Steady Poiseuille flow of nematic liquid crystals: effective equations and momentum relations for Young measures.
ALexander Panchenko*, Department of Mathematics, Washington State University
(101935154)

8:30 a.m.
Homogenization and field concentrations in heterogeneous media.
Robert Lipton*, Louisiana State University
(101935145)

9:00 a.m.
Minmax variational problem of optimal design.
Elena Cherkaev*, University of Utah
(101935208)

9:30 a.m.
Optimal design of an optical resonator.
ChiuYen Kao, Department of Mathematics, Ohio State University
Fadil Santosa*, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
(10193550)

10:00 a.m.
Variational principles in $L^{\infty}$ under general PDE constraints.
Marian Bocea*, North Dakota State University
(101949144)

10:30 a.m.
Quadratic cost functionals in the gradient and linear state laws.
Pablo Pedregal*, Departamento de Matem\'aticas, Universidad de CastillaLa Mancha, 13071 Ciudad Real (SPAIN)
(10194931)

Saturday October 7, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Multivariable Operator Theory, I
Room 219, LeRoy Cowles Building Organizers: William B. Arveson, University of California Berkeley arveson@math.berkeley.edu
Scott A. McCullough, University of Florida sam@math.ufl.edu
Geoffrey L. Price, U.S. Naval Academy glp@usna.edu

Saturday October 7, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Number Theory, I
Room 140, James Talmage Building Organizers: Jasbir Singh Chahal, Brigham Young University jasbir@math.byu.edu
Machiel van Frankenhuijsen, Utah Valley State College vanframa@uvsc.edu

Saturday October 7, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis: Trends and Perspectives, I
Room 130, James Talmage Building Organizers: Alex Iosevich, University of Missouri iosevich@math.missouri.edu
Michael T. Lacey, Georgia Institute of Technology lacey@math.gatech.edu

8:00 a.m.
New results on Irregularity of Distribution and Discprepancy in Three Dimensions.
Michael T Lacey*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dmitry Bilyk, Georgia Institute of Technology
(10194244)

8:30 a.m.
On an Argument of Shkredov on TwoDimensional Corners in a FiniteField Setting.
Michael T Lacey, Georgia Institute of Technology
William C McClain*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(10190092)

9:00 a.m.
Kloosterman sums, distance sets and sumproduct theorems in combinatorics.
Alex Iosevich*, University of MissouriColumbia
Doowon Koh, University of Missouri
Jozsef Solymosi, Uinversity of British Columbia
(101905201)

9:30 a.m.
On a theorem of S\'ark\"ozy.
Neil Lyall*, University of Georgia
\'Akos Magyar, University of Georgia
(101942195)

10:00 a.m.
Pointwise polynomial type ergodic theorems for nilpotent group actions.
A Magyar*, University of Georgia
(101942185)

10:30 a.m.
Breaking the duality in the "Return times" theorem.
Ciprian Demeter*, University of California, Los Angeles
(101942180)

Saturday October 7, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Differential Equations: Methods and Applications, I
Room 101, James Fletcher Building Organizers: David G. Costa, University of Nevada costa@unlv.nevada.edu
ZhiQiang Wang, Utah State University zhiqiang.wang@usu.edu

Saturday October 7, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, I
Room 310, James Talmage Building Organizers: Paul Roberts, University of Utah roberts@math.utah.edu
Anurag K. Singh, University of Utah singh@math.utah.edu
Oana Veliche, University of Utah oveliche@math.utah.edu

8:00 a.m.
Intersection Multiplicity, Local and Global.
Sankar P Dutta*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(10191353)

8:30 a.m.
Geometric exotic modules.
W Frank Moore, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Greg Piepmeyer*, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
(101918121)

9:00 a.m.
An overview of Euler class theory.
S M Bhatwadekar, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Mrinal K Das, University of Kansas
Satya Mandal*, University of Kansas
(10191352)

9:30 a.m.
The commutativity of intersection with divisors.
Sandra M Spiroff*, Seattle University
Paul C Roberts, University of Utah
(101913179)

10:00 a.m.
On the number of Rees valuations.
Irena Swanson*, Reed College
(10191339)

10:30 a.m.
On the highest Lyubeznik number of a local ring.
Wenliang Zhang*, Department of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
(10191358)

Saturday October 7, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematics Motivated by Physics, I
Room 121, LeRoy Cowles Building Organizers: Aaron J. Bertram, University of Utah bertram@math.utah.edu
YuanPin Lee, University of Utah yplee@math.utah.edu
Eric R. Sharpe, University of Utah ersharpe@math.utah.edu

Saturday October 7, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Theory and Applications of Infinite Dimensional Dynamical Systems, I
Room 222, LeRoy Cowles Building Organizers: Peter W. Bates, Michigan State University bates@math.msu.edu
Kening Lu, Brigham Young University klu@math.byu.edu

Saturday October 7, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Floer Methods in Lowdimensional Topology, I
Room 225, LeRoy Cowles Building Organizers: Alexander Felshtyn, Boise State University felshtyn@math.boisestate.edu
Uwe Kaiser, Boise State University kaiser@math.boisestate.edu

Saturday October 7, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology and Geometry, I
Room 215, LeRoy Cowles Building Organizers: Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah bestvina@math.utah.edu
Kenneth W. Bromberg, University of Utah bromberg@math.utah.edu

Saturday October 7, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Random Motion in Random Media, I
Room B1, James Fletcher Building Organizers: Firas RassoulAgha, University of Utah firas@math.utah.edu
Tom Schmitz, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich schmitz@math.ethz.ch

Saturday October 7, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Interface of Stochastic Partial Differential Equations and Gaussian Analysis, I
Room 102, James Fletcher Building Organizers: Davar Khoshnevisan, University of Utah davar@math.utah.edu
Eulalia Nualart, University of Paris XIII nualart@math.univparis13.fr

Saturday October 7, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Complex Geometry, Kaehler Groups, and Related Topics, I
Room 110, James Talmage Building Organizers: Terrence Napier, Lehigh University tjn2@lehigh.edu
Mohan Ramachandran, State University of New York at Buffalo ramacm@math.buffalo.edu
Domingo Toledo, University of Utah toledo@math.utah.edu

Saturday October 7, 2006, 11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Invited Address
Schur processes.
Room 335, John Widtsoe Building
Alexei Borodin*, California Institute of Technology
(101960159)

Saturday October 7, 2006, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Invited Address
Harmonic analysis and incidence geometry: a survey.
Room 335, John Widtsoe Building
Izabella Laba*, University of British Columbia
(101942191)

Saturday October 7, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Nonconvex Variational Problems: Recent Advances and Applications, II
Room 103, James Fletcher Building Organizers: Marian Bocea, North Dakota State University and University of Utah bocea@math.utah.edu
Andrej Cherkaev, University of Utah cherk@math.utah.edu

3:00 p.m.
Comparison of the asymptotic analyses of a nonplanar rod in linear elasticity and nonlinear elasticity.
Pierre Seppecher*, Insitut de Mathematiques de l'Universite du SudToulonVar
(101949166)

3:30 p.m.
On the Contactangle Condition for StranskiKrastanow Islands.
Giovanni Leoni*, Carnegie Mellon University
(10194951)

4:00 p.m.
Thresholdbased quasistatic evolution of brittle damage.
A Garroni, University of Rome
C J Larsen*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(101949200)

4:30 p.m.
Quasiconvexitybased sufficient conditions for strong local minima: the smooth case.
Yury Grabovsky*, Temple University
Tadele Mengesha, Temple University
(10194921)

5:00 p.m.
New bounds for multiphase conducting composites.
Andrej Cherkaev*, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah
(101949204)

5:30 p.m.
The dipole problem for $S^1$valued maps with $H^{1/2}$regularity.
Vincent Millot*, Carnegie Mellon University
Adriano Pisante, University of Rome "La Sapienza"
(101949112)

Saturday October 7, 2006, 3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Special Session on Random Motion in Random Media, II
Room B1, James Fletcher Building Organizers: Firas RassoulAgha, University of Utah firas@math.utah.edu
Tom Schmitz, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich schmitz@math.ethz.ch

Saturday October 7, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Noncommutative Dynamical Systems, I
Room 219, LeRoy Cowles Building Organizers: William B. Arveson, University of California Berkeley arveson@math.berkeley.edu
Scott A. McCullough, University of Florida sam@math.ufl.edu
Geoffrey L. Price, U.S. Naval Academy glp@usna.edu

3:00 p.m.
Semicrossed products and their C*envelopes.
Justin R. Peters*, Iowa State University
(10194723)

3:30 p.m.
Combinatorics of free Wick products.
Michael Anshelevich*, Texas A&M University
(101946182)

4:00 p.m.
A dynamical restriction on $C^*$algebras of graphs.
Jack Spielberg*, Arizona State University, Dept. of Maths & Stats
(101946115)

4:30 p.m.
Graded Groups in Ktheory.
Michael V. Pimsner*, University of Pennsylvania
(101946132)

5:00 p.m.
The asymptotic lift of a completely positive map.
William Arveson*, UC Berkeley
(10194647)

5:30 p.m.
Multiplicative properties of positive maps of operator algebras.
Erling Stormer*, Dept. of Math., University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
(101946194)

Saturday October 7, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Number Theory, II
Room 140, James Talmage Building Organizers: Jasbir Singh Chahal, Brigham Young University jasbir@math.byu.edu
Machiel van Frankenhuijsen, Utah Valley State College vanframa@uvsc.edu

Saturday October 7, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis: Trends and Perspectives, II
Room 130, James Talmage Building Organizers: Alex Iosevich, University of Missouri iosevich@math.missouri.edu
Michael T. Lacey, Georgia Institute of Technology lacey@math.gatech.edu

Saturday October 7, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Differential Equations: Methods and Applications, II
Room 101, James Fletcher Building Organizers: David G. Costa, University of Nevada costa@unlv.nevada.edu
ZhiQiang Wang, Utah State University zhiqiang.wang@usu.edu

3:00 p.m.
A Local Theory for Finding Multiple Solutions.
Jianxin Zhou*, Texas A&M University
(10193599)

3:30 p.m.
Some threebody problems in atomic and molecular quantum mechanics.
Zhonghai Ding*, University of Nevada Las Vegas
(101935101)

4:00 p.m.
Symmetry and Automated Branch Following for Nonlinear Elliptic PDE and PdE on Graphs.
John M Neuberger*, Northern Arizona University
Nandor Sieben, Northern Arizona University
James W Swift, Northern Arizona University
(101935172)

4:30 p.m.
On BrunnMinkowskitype Inequalities Related to Partial Differential Equations.
David Hartenstine*, Western Washington University
(101935147)

5:00 p.m.
Nontrivial Critical Groups in pLaplacian Problems via the Cohomological Index.
Kanishka S. Perera*, Florida Institute of Technology
(101935155)

5:30 p.m.
A stable method for finding multiple solutions to noncooperative elliptic systems.
Xianjin Chen*, Texas A&M University, College Station
Jianxin Zhou, Texas A&M University, College Station
(10193515)

Saturday October 7, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, II
Room 310, James Talmage Building Organizers: Paul Roberts, University of Utah roberts@math.utah.edu
Anurag K. Singh, University of Utah singh@math.utah.edu
Oana Veliche, University of Utah oveliche@math.utah.edu

3:00 p.m.
Detecting completeness from extvanishing.
Sean M SatherWagstaff*, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Anders Frankild, University of Copenhagen
(10191342)

3:30 p.m.
Acyclicity of complexes detects Gorensteinness of rings.
Lars Winther Christensen*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Oana Veliche, University of Utah
(101913128)

4:00 p.m.
On the triviality of selfextensions.
David A Jorgensen*, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Arlington
(101913153)

4:30 p.m.
Generic modules over small algebras.
Luchezar Avramov, University of NebraskaLincoln
Srikanth Iyengar, University of NebraskaLincoln
Liana Sega*, University of MissouriKansas City
(101913198)

5:00 p.m.
Loewy length of modules of finite projective dimension.
Luchezar L. Avramov, University of Nebraska
RagnarOlaf Buchweitz, University of Toronto
Srikanth B. Iyengar*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Claudia Miller, Syracuse University
(10191388)

5:30 p.m.
Discussion

Saturday October 7, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology and Geometry, II
Room 215, LeRoy Cowles Building Organizers: Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah bestvina@math.utah.edu
Kenneth W. Bromberg, University of Utah bromberg@math.utah.edu

Saturday October 7, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematics Motivated by Physics, II
Room 121, LeRoy Cowles Building Organizers: Aaron J. Bertram, University of Utah bertram@math.utah.edu
YuanPin Lee, University of Utah yplee@math.utah.edu
Eric R. Sharpe, University of Utah ersharpe@math.utah.edu

Saturday October 7, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:40 p.m.
Special Session on Theory and Applications of Infinite Dimensional Dynamical Systems, II
Room 222, LeRoy Cowles Building Organizers: Peter W. Bates, Michigan State University bates@math.msu.edu
Kening Lu, Brigham Young University klu@math.byu.edu

Saturday October 7, 2006, 3:00 p.m.4:40 p.m.
Special Session on Interface of Stochastic Partial Differential Equations and Gaussian Analysis, II
Room 102, James Fletcher Building Organizers: Davar Khoshnevisan, University of Utah davar@math.utah.edu
Eulalia Nualart, University of Paris XIII nualart@math.univparis13.fr

Saturday October 7, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Floer Methods in Lowdimensional Topology, II
Room 225, LeRoy Cowles Building Organizers: Alexander Felshtyn, Boise State University felshtyn@math.boisestate.edu
Uwe Kaiser, Boise State University kaiser@math.boisestate.edu

Saturday October 7, 2006, 3:00 p.m.4:40 p.m.
Special Session on Complex Geometry, Kaehler Groups, and Related Topics, II
Room 110, James Talmage Building Organizers: Terrence Napier, Lehigh University tjn2@lehigh.edu
Mohan Ramachandran, State University of New York at Buffalo ramacm@math.buffalo.edu
Domingo Toledo, University of Utah toledo@math.utah.edu

Saturday October 7, 2006, 3:00 p.m.4:25 p.m.
Session for Contributed Papers
Room 323, LeRoy Cowles Building

3:00 p.m.
The Action of Operator Semigroups on the Topological Dual of the BeurlingBjork Space.
Michael S Eydenberg*, New Mexico State University
Josefina Alvarez, New Mexico State University
Hamed Obiedat, Alhashemite University
(10194618)

3:15 p.m.
A HahnBanach Theorem Converse.
Fred E.J. Linton*, Math. Dept., Wesleyan Univ., Middletown, CT 06459 USA
(10194654)

3:30 p.m.
An Efficient Adaptive Algorithm for the Solution of Fredholm Integral Equations of the First Type.
Kourosh Modarresi*, Stanford University(Scientific Computing and Computational MathematicsSCCM)
Gene H. Golub, Stanford University(Professor:Scientific Computing and Computational MathematicsSCCM)
(101915120)

3:45 p.m.
Length in Thompson's Group F.
Matthew E Horak*, University of Wisconsin  Stout
Melanie Stein, Trinity College
(10192094)

4:00 p.m.
Proven cases of a generalization of Serre's conjecture.
Jonathan Blackhurst*, Brigham Young Univeristy
(101911171)

4:15 p.m.
The Distribution of Prime Numbers and Its Application to a Proof.
HyeokJe Jeong*, Hynix Semiconductor
(10191106)
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