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2006 Fall Eastern Section Meeting
Storrs, CT, October 2829, 2006 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1021
Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS
lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Saturday October 28, 2006

Saturday October 28, 2006, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sale
Atrium, ITE Building, Information Technology Engineering Building

Saturday October 28, 2006, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Meetings Registration
Atrium, ITE Building, Information Technology Engineering Building

Saturday October 28, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic and Analytic Combinatorics, I
Room 227, Business School
Organizers:
Richard Ehrenborg, University of Kentucky and MIT jrge@ms.uky.edu
Margaret A. Readdy, University of Kentucky and MIT readdy@ms.uky.edu

Saturday October 28, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial Methods in Equivariant Topology, I
Room 226, Business School
Organizers:
Tara Holm, University of Connecticut, Storrs tsh@math.uconn.edu
Tom C. Braden, University of Massachusetts, Amherst braden@math.umass.edu

8:00 a.m.
Localization via cobordisms and polytope decompositions.
Megumi Harada*, McMaster University
Yael Karshon, University of Toronto
(10215346)

8:30 a.m.
Gauged GromovWitten Theory for Hamiltonian $G$manifolds.
Eduardo Gonzalez*, Rutgers University
Chris Woodward, Rutgers University
(102153146)

9:00 a.m.
Combinatorics of the toric symplectic ball packing problem and the topology of spaces of toric symplectic embeddings.
Alvaro Pelayo*, University of Michigan
(102151180)

9:30 a.m.
The toric geometry of triangulated polygons in Euclidean space.
Benjamin J Howard*, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota
Chris Manon, University of Maryland College Park
John Millson, University of Maryland College Park
(10215166)

10:00 a.m.
Chow classes in toric varieties via tropicalization.
Kevin Purbhoo*, University of British Columbia
(102114202)

10:30 a.m.
GIT and Chow quotients of toric varieties.
Alastair Craw, University of Glasgow
Diane Maclagan*, Rutgers University
(10211459)

Saturday October 28, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Computability Theory in Honor of Manuel Lerman's Retirement, I
Room 211, Business School
Organizers:
Joseph S. Miller, University of Connecticut, Storrs josephmiller@math.uconn.edu
David Reed Solomon, University of Connecticut, Storrs solomon@math.uconn.edu

8:00 a.m.
Solution to a problem on computable embeddings.
J. Chisholm, Western Illinois University
J. F. Knight*, University of Notre Dame
S. Miller, University of Notre Dame
(102103134)

8:30 a.m.
Automorphism Spectra of Computable Structures.
Valentina Harizanov, Department of Mathematics, George Washington University
Russell Miller*, Mathematics Dept., Queens College  CUNY; Ph.D. Program in Computer Science, CUNY Graduate Center
Andrei Morozov, Sobolev Institute of Mathematics
(10210394)

9:00 a.m.
NonBranching (and Branching) degrees in the Medvedev Lattice of $\Pi^0_1$ classes.
Christopher Poulin Alfeld*, University of Wisconsin  Madison
(10210369)

9:30 a.m.
Coding structures into structures.
Valentina Harizanov*, George Washington University
(102103213)

10:00 a.m.
Relatively r.e. Reals.
Bernard A. Anderson*, University of California at Berkeley
(102103122)

10:30 a.m.
Mass Problems and Hyperarithmeticity.
Stephen G. Simpson*, Pennsylvania State University
(102103179)

Saturday October 28, 2006, 8:25 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Analysis and Probability on Fractals, I
Room 127, Business School
Organizers:
Robert S. Strichartz, Cornell University str@math.cornell.edu
Alexander Teplyaev, University of Connecticut, Storrs teplyaev@math.uconn.edu

8:25 a.m.
Structure of rationally ramified selfsimilar sets.
Jun Kigami*, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
(102128126)

9:00 a.m.
Random walk on the incipient infinite cluster for oriented percolation in high dimensions.
Takashi Kumagai*, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University
(10216081)

9:25 a.m.
Asymptotics of eigenvalue clusters for Schr\"odinger operators on the Sierpinski gasket.
Kasso A Okoudjou*, Department of Mathematics/University of Maryland, College Park
Robert S Strichartz, Department of Mathematics/Cornell University
(10213564)

10:00 a.m.
An example of singular fractal homogenization.
Umberto Mosco*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(102131109)

10:25 a.m.
A Method using PerronFrobenius Theory in Problems concerning Dirichlet Forms on Fractals.
Roberto Peirone*, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Dipartimento di Matematica, via della Ricerca Scientifica, 00133 Roma, Italy
(102131145)

Saturday October 28, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry and Moduli Spaces, I
Room 112, Business School
Organizers:
Dan Abramovich, Brown University abrmovic@math.brown.edu
Ralph M. Kaufmann, University of Connecticut, Storrs kaufmann@math.uconn.edu

Saturday October 28, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Teichmuller Theory and Hyperbolic Geometry, I
Room 202, Business School
Organizers:
Martin Bridgeman, Boston College martin.bridgeman.1@bc.edu
Jeffrey F. Brock, Brown University Jeffrey_Brock@brown.edu
Linda Keen, Lehman College, CUNY linda.keen@lehman.cuny.edu
Kasra Rafi, University of Connecticut, Storrs rafi@math.uconn.edu

8:30 a.m.
Hyperbolicity in the arc and disk complex.
Howard Masur*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Saul Schleimer, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(102157130)

9:00 a.m.
Trees and convex cocompactness.
Richard P Kent, Brown U
Christopher J Leininger*, U. Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Saul Schleimer, Rutgers U, New Brunswick
(102151112)

9:30 a.m.
Bounded length curves in hyperbolic 3manifolds.
Kenneth Bromberg*, University of Utah
Jeffrey Brock, Brown University
(102157236)

10:00 a.m.
Teichmullertype extremal maps for the universal hyperbolic solenoid.
Adam Epstein, University of Warwick
Vladimir Markovic, University of Warwick
Dragomir Saric*, Queens College CUNY
(102130190)

10:30 a.m.
The WeilPetersson Geometry in the Thick Part of Teichmuller Space.
Zheng Huang*, University of Michigan
(102153184)

Saturday October 28, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory of Compactified Moduli Spaces, I
Room 122, Business School
Organizers:
Thomas J. Lada, North Carolina State University lada@math.ncsu.edu
Jim Stasheff, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill jds@math.upenn.edu

Saturday October 28, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Number Theory, I
Room 203, Business School
Organizers:
Keith Conrad, University of Connecticut, Storrs kconrad@math.uconn.edu
David Pollack, Wesleyan University dpollack@wesleyan.edu
Thomas A. Weston, University of Massachusetts, Amherst weston@math.umass.edu

Saturday October 28, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Elliptic and Parabolic Equations, I
Room 119, Information Technology Engineering Building
Organizers:
YungSze Choi, University of Connecticut, Storrs choi@math.uconn.edu
Changfeng Gui, University of Connecticut, Storrs gui@math.uconn.edu
Joseph McKenna, University of Connecticut, Storrs mckenna@math.uconn.edu

8:30 a.m.
Stability and Related Properties of Shadow Systems.
WeiMing Ni*, University of Minnesota
Fang Li, University of Minnesota
Kimie Nakashima, Kyoto University of Marine Science and Technology
(102135198)

9:00 a.m.
On the stability of Equilibria for the Stefan Problem with surface tension.
Gieri Simonett*, Vanderbilt University
Jan Pruess, MartinLuther Universität HalleWittenberg
(102135124)

9:30 a.m.
Subsonic solutions for transonic potential flows.
Eun Heui Kim*, California State University Long Beach
(102135229)

10:00 a.m.
Existence of nontrivial patterns to a reaction diffusion system.
Huiqiang Jiang*, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
WeiMing Ni, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
(102135118)

10:30 a.m.
On characterization of multiple solutions to two classes of nonlinear elliptic systems.
Xianjin Chen*, Texas A&M University, College Station
Jianxin Zhou, Texas A&M University, College Station
(10213596)

Saturday October 28, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis and Integral Geometry, I
Room 218, Business School
Organizers:
William O. Bray, University of Maine bray@math.umaine.edu
Wolodymyr R. Madych, University of Connecticut, Storrs madych@math.uconn.edu

Saturday October 28, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Undergraduate Mathematics Education, I
Room 215, Business School
Organizers:
Tom Roby, University of Connecticut, Storrs tom.roby@uconn.edu
Fabiana Cardetti, University of Connecticut, Storrs
Tom DeFranco, University of Connecticut, Storrs

Saturday October 28, 2006, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Analysis, I
Room 127, Information Technology Engineering Building
Organizers:
Jesse Ratzkin, University of Connecticut ratzkin@math.uconn.edu
Rob Kusner, University of Massachusetts kusner@math.umass.edu

Saturday October 28, 2006, 9:10 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Geometric PDEs, I
Room 125, Information Technology Engineering Building
Organizers:
Wenxiong Chen, Yeshiva University wchen@yu.edu
ZhengChao Han, Rutgers University zchan@math.rutgers.edu

Saturday October 28, 2006, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Invited Address
Entire Solutions and Their Symmetries.
Room C80, Information Technology Engineering Building
Changfeng Gui*, University of Connecticut, Storrs
(10213501)

Saturday October 28, 2006, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Zeta!
Room C80, Information Technology Engineering Building
Niranjan Ramachandran*, University of Maryland, College Park
(10211104)

Saturday October 28, 2006, 2:30 p.m.5:10 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Geometric PDEs, II
Room 125, Information Technology Engineering Building
Organizers:
Wenxiong Chen, Yeshiva University wchen@yu.edu
ZhengChao Han, Rutgers University zchan@math.rutgers.edu

Saturday October 28, 2006, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic and Analytic Combinatorics, II
Room 227, Business School
Organizers:
Richard Ehrenborg, University of Kentucky and MIT jrge@ms.uky.edu
Margaret A. Readdy, University of Kentucky and MIT readdy@ms.uky.edu

2:30 p.m.
The complete {\bf cd}index of a Bruhat interval and a simple expression for its KazhdanLusztig polynomial.
Louis J. Billera*, Cornell University
Francesco Brenti, Universit\'a di Roma ``Tor Vergata''
(102105210)

3:00 p.m.
Sum/Product theorems in finite fields via Kloosterman sums
Alex Iosevich*, University of Missouri
(10210539)

3:30 p.m.
How many edges can a centrally symmetric polytope have?
Alexander Barvinok, Department of Mathematics , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Isabella Novik*, Department of Mathematics, University of Washington, Seattle
(102105153)

4:00 p.m.
Counting PatternAvoiding Permutations with Perron and Frobenius.
Richard Ehrenborg, University of Kentucky
Sergey Kitaev, University of Reykjavik
Peter Perry*, University of Kentucky
(10210597)

4:30 p.m.
A bijection between $2$triangulations and pairs of noncrossing Dyck paths.
Sergi Elizalde*, Dartmouth College
(10210542)

5:00 p.m.
Cyclotomic Polytopes and Growth Series of Cyclotomic Lattices.
Matthias Beck*, San Francisco State University
Serkan Hosten, San Francisco State University
(10210538)

Saturday October 28, 2006, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry and Moduli Spaces, II
Room 112, Business School
Organizers:
Dan Abramovich, Brown University abrmovic@math.brown.edu
Ralph M. Kaufmann, University of Connecticut, Storrs kaufmann@math.uconn.edu

Saturday October 28, 2006, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory of Compactified Moduli Spaces, II
Room 122, Business School
Organizers:
Thomas J. Lada, North Carolina State University lada@math.ncsu.edu
Jim Stasheff, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill jds@math.upenn.edu

Saturday October 28, 2006, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial Methods in Equivariant Topology, II
Room 226, Business School
Organizers:
Tara Holm, University of Connecticut, Storrs tsh@math.uconn.edu
Tom C. Braden, University of Massachusetts, Amherst braden@math.umass.edu

2:30 p.m.
The photo space of a matroid.
Mike Develin, American Institute of Mathematics
Jeremy L Martin*, University of Kansas
Victor Reiner, University of Minnesota
(102105131)

3:00 p.m.
Algebraic combinatorics of hypertoric varieties.
Nicholas J Proudfoot*, Columbia University
(10211483)

3:30 p.m.
Matroid Invariants and $K$Theory.
David E Speyer*, University of Michigan
(102114176)

4:00 p.m.
Schubert calculus, matroids, and shifting.
Allen Knutson*, UCSD
Ravi Vakil, Stanford University
(102155228)

4:30 p.m.
Total positivity on the Grassmannian.
Alexander Postnikov*, M.I.T.
(102105137)

5:00 p.m.
Total positivity for real flag varieties.
Lauren K Williams*, Harvard University
(102105143)

Saturday October 28, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Number Theory, II
Room 203, Business School
Organizers:
Keith Conrad, University of Connecticut, Storrs kconrad@math.uconn.edu
David Pollack, Wesleyan University dpollack@wesleyan.edu
Thomas A. Weston, University of Massachusetts, Amherst weston@math.umass.edu

Saturday October 28, 2006, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Analysis and Probability on Fractals, II
Room 127, Business School
Organizers:
Robert S. Strichartz, Cornell University str@math.cornell.edu
Alexander Teplyaev, University of Connecticut, Storrs teplyaev@math.uconn.edu

2:30 p.m.
Fractals and Zeta Functions.
Michel L. Lapidus*, University of California, Riverside
(10212888)

2:55 p.m.
Selfsimilar systems and their complex dimensions.
Erin P. J. Pearse*, Cornell University
(10215219)

3:30 p.m.
Poincar\'e functional equations, eigenvalues of fractal Laplacians, and fractal Zeta functions.
Peter J. Grabner*, Vanderbilt University  Graz University of Technology
(102139111)

3:55 p.m.
Polynomial Sampling of Fractal Measures: I.F.S.Pade' Approximants and FourierBessel Functions.
Giorgio Mantica*, Center for Nonlinear and Complex Systems, Universita' dell'Insubria, Como Italy
(102142159)

4:30 p.m.
Cauchy Transform on Sierpinski Gasket and Boundary Behavior.
Xinhan Dong, Department of Mathematics, Hunnan Normal University
KaSing Lau*, Department of Mathematics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
(10212882)

4:55 p.m.
Eigenvalue behavior of fractal Laplacians defined by iterated function systems with overlaps.
SzeMan Ngai*, Georgia Southern University
(102128160)

Saturday October 28, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Computability Theory in Honor of Manuel Lerman's Retirement, II
Room 211, Business School
Organizers:
Joseph S. Miller, University of Connecticut, Storrs josephmiller@math.uconn.edu
David Reed Solomon, University of Connecticut, Storrs solomon@math.uconn.edu

Saturday October 28, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Elliptic and Parabolic Equations, II
Room 119, Information Technology Engineering Building
Organizers:
YungSze Choi, University of Connecticut, Storrs choi@math.uconn.edu
Changfeng Gui, University of Connecticut, Storrs gui@math.uconn.edu
Joseph McKenna, University of Connecticut, Storrs mckenna@math.uconn.edu

Saturday October 28, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Topology and Computing
Room 204, Business School
Organizers:
Thomas J. Peters, University of Connecticut, Storrs tpeters@engr.uconn.edu

Saturday October 28, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Harmonic Analysis and Integral Geometry, II
Room 218, Business School
Organizers:
William O. Bray, University of Maine bray@math.umaine.edu
Wolodymyr R. Madych, University of Connecticut, Storrs madych@math.uconn.edu

2:30 p.m.
Hankel operators in several complex variables and product $BMO$.
Michael Lacey, Georgia Institute of Technology
Erin Terwilleger*, University of Connecticut
(10214776)

3:00 p.m.
Construction of Sampling Theorems for Unions of Shifted Lattices.
David F Walnut*, George Mason University
(102141220)

3:30 p.m.
The intrinsic square function.
J Michael Wilson*, University of Vermont
(10214236)

4:00 p.m.
Transplantation formulas for spherical functions.
William O. Bray*, University of Maine
(102142127)

4:30 p.m.
Irregular Poisson Type Summation.
Yu. Lyubarskii, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
W. R. Madych*, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269
(10214287)

Saturday October 28, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Undergraduate Mathematics Education, II
Room 215, Business School
Organizers:
Tom Roby, University of Connecticut, Storrs tom.roby@uconn.edu
Fabiana Cardetti, University of Connecticut, Storrs
Tom DeFranco, University of Connecticut, Storrs

Saturday October 28, 2006, 2:30 p.m.5:45 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Analysis, II
Room 127, Information Technology Engineering Building
Organizers:
Jesse Ratzkin, University of Connecticut ratzkin@math.uconn.edu
Rob Kusner, University of Massachusetts kusner@math.umass.edu

Saturday October 28, 2006, 2:45 p.m.5:10 p.m.
Session for Contributed Papers
Room 336, Information Technology Engineering Building

2:45 p.m.
Noncommutative invariants and coinvariants of the symmetric group.
Fran\c cois Bergeron, LaCIM, University of Quebec at Montreal
Aaron Lauve*, LaCIM, University of Quebec at Montreal
(10210528)

3:00 p.m.
Fixing the Decimal Number System for Posterity to Obviate Millinium Confusion.
Pal S. Asija*, OUR PAL LLC
(10211106)

3:15 p.m.
The zeta function of a hypergraph.
Christopher K. Storm*, Dartmouth College
(102111150)

3:30 p.m.
Riemann Hypothesis Proof.
H. Vic Dannon*, California
(10211105)

3:45 p.m.
Group Gradings in Incidence Algebras.
Lance Edward Miller*, University of Connecticut
Eugene Spiegel, University of Connecticut
(10211626)

4:00 p.m.
The game of Infinity : The Study of Numbers tending to Infinty; in case of additions, Multiplication, Division and Subtraction.
Syed K Shahwali*, ShaheAlam; Brooklyn, New York
(10212607)

4:15 p.m.
On Submodular and Supermodular Measures.
Carmen Vlad*, Pace University, New York
(10212862)

4:45 p.m.
Invariant currents for dynamical systems via actions on sheaf cohomology.
John W Robertson*, Wichita State University
(10213734)

5:00 p.m.
Shifted Convergence of Convolution Powers to the Haar Measure of a Compact Subgroup.
Todd Retzlaff*, Penn State University  Lehigh Valley
(102160223)

Saturday October 28, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Teichmuller Theory and Hyperbolic Geometry, II
Room 202, Business School
Organizers:
Martin Bridgeman, Boston College martin.bridgeman.1@bc.edu
Jeffrey F. Brock, Brown University Jeffrey_Brock@brown.edu
Linda Keen, Lehman College, CUNY linda.keen@lehman.cuny.edu
Kasra Rafi, University of Connecticut, Storrs rafi@math.uconn.edu

3:00 p.m.
Teichm\"uller Geodesics that do not have a limit in $\mathcal{PMF}$.
Anna B Lenzhen*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(102151243)

3:30 p.m.
Exceptional surfaces, the Jinvariant and algebraic periodicity.
Kariane Calta*, Cornell University
John Smillie, Cornell University
(102137235)

4:00 p.m.
Divergence of geodesics in Teichmuller space and the mapping class group.
Moon Duchin*, UC Davis
Kasra Rafi, University of Connecticut
(102151217)

4:30 p.m.
Billiards near triangles with the lattice property.
W. Patrick Hooper*, Northwestern University
(102137199)

5:00 p.m.
SiegelVeech constants for billiards in genus two.
Matt Bainbridge*, University of Chicago
(102151187)

5:30 p.m.
A lattice point problem in Teichmuller Space
Jayadev Athreya*, Yale University
(10213751)

Saturday October 28, 2006, 5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
University of Connecticut, Storrs, Mathematics Department Reception
Nathan Hale Tent, Nathan Hale Inn
Sunday October 29, 2006

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sale
Atrium, ITE Building, Information Technology Engineering Building

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Meetings Registration
Atrium, ITE Building, Information Technology Engineering Building

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic and Analytic Combinatorics, III
Room 227, Business School
Organizers:
Richard Ehrenborg, University of Kentucky and MIT jrge@ms.uky.edu
Margaret A. Readdy, University of Kentucky and MIT readdy@ms.uky.edu

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry and Moduli Spaces, III
Room 112, Business School
Organizers:
Dan Abramovich, Brown University abrmovic@math.brown.edu
Ralph M. Kaufmann, University of Connecticut, Storrs kaufmann@math.uconn.edu

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory of Compactified Moduli Spaces, III
Room 122, Business School
Organizers:
Thomas J. Lada, North Carolina State University lada@math.ncsu.edu
Jim Stasheff, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill jds@math.upenn.edu

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial Methods in Equivariant Topology, III
Room 226, Business School
Organizers:
Tara Holm, University of Connecticut, Storrs tsh@math.uconn.edu
Tom C. Braden, University of Massachusetts, Amherst braden@math.umass.edu

8:00 a.m.
A generalized Schubert calculus for symplectic circle manifolds.
Rebecca F Goldin*, George Mason University
Susan Tolman, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(10210570)

8:30 a.m.
Strong Equivalence of Three Definitions of the Bruhat Order and Consequences for the Equivariant Cohomology of Flag Manifolds.
Catalin Zara*, University of Massachusetts Boston
(102105237)

9:00 a.m.
Equivariant Pieri rules.
Julianna S Tymoczko*, University of Michigan
(102105221)

9:30 a.m.
A combinatorial rule for (co)minuscule Schubert calculus.
Alexander Yong*, Math Dept., University of Minnesota; Fields Institute/Statistics Department, University of Toronto
Hugh Thomas, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Brunswick
(10210555)

10:00 a.m.
Double Schubert varieties and double Schubert polynomials.
Dave Anderson*, University of Michigan
(102114158)

10:30 a.m.
Affine (Grassmannian) Schubert Calculus: polynomial representatives and Pieri rules.
Thomas F. Lam*, Harvard University
(10210547)

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Analysis and Probability on Fractals, III
Room 127, Business School
Organizers:
Robert S. Strichartz, Cornell University str@math.cornell.edu
Alexander Teplyaev, University of Connecticut, Storrs teplyaev@math.uconn.edu

8:25 a.m.
Operator algebras, groups and Julia sets.
Volodymyr Nekrashevych*, Texas A&M University, College Station
(102137164)

9:00 a.m.
Schreier spectra and selfsimilar groups.
Zoran {\v S}uni\'c*, Texas A&M University
Rostislav Grigorchuk, Texas A&M University
(102137177)

9:25 a.m.
Spectral selfsimilarity on a group.
Alexander Teplyaev*, University of Connecticut
(102131105)

10:00 a.m.
Local behavior of harmonic and smooth functions on fractals.
Anders Pelander*, Department of Mathematics, Uppsala University, Sweden
(10216090)

10:25 a.m.
Smooth bumps and a Borel Theorem on P.C.F Fractals.
Luke G Rogers*, Cornell University
Robert S Strichartz, Cornell University
Alexander Teplyaev, University of Connecticut
(102128170)

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Computability Theory in Honor of Manuel Lerman's Retirement, III
Room 211, Business School
Organizers:
Joseph S. Miller, University of Connecticut, Storrs josephmiller@math.uconn.edu
David Reed Solomon, University of Connecticut, Storrs solomon@math.uconn.edu

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Geometric PDEs, III
Room 125, Information Technology Engineering Building
Organizers:
Wenxiong Chen, Yeshiva University wchen@yu.edu
ZhengChao Han, Rutgers University zchan@math.rutgers.edu

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Teichmuller Theory and Hyperbolic Geometry, III
Room 202, Business School
Organizers:
Martin Bridgeman, Boston College martin.bridgeman.1@bc.edu
Jeffrey F. Brock, Brown University Jeffrey_Brock@brown.edu
Linda Keen, Lehman College, CUNY linda.keen@lehman.cuny.edu
Kasra Rafi, University of Connecticut, Storrs rafi@math.uconn.edu

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Number Theory, III
Room 203, Business School
Organizers:
Keith Conrad, University of Connecticut, Storrs kconrad@math.uconn.edu
David Pollack, Wesleyan University dpollack@wesleyan.edu
Thomas A. Weston, University of Massachusetts, Amherst weston@math.umass.edu

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Elliptic and Parabolic Equations, III
Room 119, Information Technology Engineering Building
Organizers:
YungSze Choi, University of Connecticut, Storrs choi@math.uconn.edu
Changfeng Gui, University of Connecticut, Storrs gui@math.uconn.edu
Joseph McKenna, University of Connecticut, Storrs mckenna@math.uconn.edu

8:30 a.m.
On the Stability of the Positive Steady States for a Nonhomogeneous Semilinear Cauchy Problem.
YinBin Deng, Huazhong Normal University
Yi Li*, University of Iowa & Hunan Normal University
Fen Yang, Huazhong Normal University
(102135141)

9:00 a.m.
Multiphase Image Segmentation via ModicaMortola Phase Transition.
Jackie J. Shen*, University of Minnesota
SungHa Kang, University of Kentucky
YoonMo Jung, University of Minnesota
(102149102)

9:30 a.m.
Computerassisted Proofs for Nonlinear Elliptic Boundary Value Problems.
Michael Plum*, University of Karlsruhe, Faculty of Mathematics, Institute for Analysis
(102135209)

10:00 a.m.
Bistable dynamics in autocatalytic chemical reactions.
Junping Shi*, College of William and Mary
(102135103)

10:30 a.m.
A Numerical Method for Computing Nonlinear Eigenpairs.
Xudong Yao*, Department of Mathematics, University of Connecticut
(102149167)

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Undergraduate Mathematics Education, III
Room 215, Business School
Organizers:
Tom Roby, University of Connecticut, Storrs tom.roby@uconn.edu
Fabiana Cardetti, University of Connecticut, Storrs
Tom DeFranco, University of Connecticut, Storrs

Sunday October 29, 2006, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Geometric Analysis, III
Room 127, Information Technology Engineering Building
Organizers:
Jesse Ratzkin, University of Connecticut ratzkin@math.uconn.edu
Rob Kusner, University of Massachusetts kusner@math.umass.edu

Sunday October 29, 2006, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Invited Address
Pretentious characters and the PolyaVinogradov inequality.
Room C80, Information Technology Engineering Building
Kannan Soundararajan*, University of Michigan
(10211103)

Sunday October 29, 2006, 1:30 p.m.2:20 p.m.
Invited Address
Floer theories in symplectic topology and gauge theory.
Room C80, Information Technology Engineering Building
Katrin Wehrheim*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(10215402)

Sunday October 29, 2006, 2:30 p.m.3:20 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic and Analytic Combinatorics, IV
Room 227, Business School
Organizers:
Richard Ehrenborg, University of Kentucky and MIT jrge@ms.uky.edu
Margaret A. Readdy, University of Kentucky and MIT readdy@ms.uky.edu

Sunday October 29, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:10 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry and Moduli Spaces, IV
Room 112, Business School
Organizers:
Dan Abramovich, Brown University abrmovic@math.brown.edu
Ralph M. Kaufmann, University of Connecticut, Storrs kaufmann@math.uconn.edu

Sunday October 29, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Homotopy Theory of Compactified Moduli Spaces, IV
Room 122, Business School
Organizers:
Thomas J. Lada, North Carolina State University lada@math.ncsu.edu
Jim Stasheff, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill jds@math.upenn.edu

Sunday October 29, 2006, 2:30 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial Methods in Equivariant Topology, IV
Room 226, Business School
Organizers:
Tara Holm, University of Connecticut, Storrs tsh@math.uconn.edu
Tom C. Braden, University of Massachusetts, Amherst braden@math.umass.edu

Sunday October 29, 2006, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Analysis and Probability on Fractals, IV
Room 127, Business School
Organizers:
Robert S. Strichartz, Cornell University str@math.cornell.edu
Alexander Teplyaev, University of Connecticut, Storrs teplyaev@math.uconn.edu

2:30 p.m.
Outer approximation: a new approach to studying fractal Laplacians.
Tyrus Berry, Ohio State University
Stacey Goff, New College of Florida
Robert S Strichartz*, Cornell University
(102128116)

2:55 p.m.
Spectra of selfsimilar Laplacians on the Sierpinski gasket with twists.
Anna Blasiak*, Middlebury college
Robert S Strichartz, Cornell Univ.
Baris Evren Ugurcan, Bilkent Univ.
(10212899)

3:30 p.m.
Dirichlet Forms on HigherDimensional Analogues of the Sierpinski Gasket.
Michael Jeremy Barany*, Cornell University
Luke Rogers, Cornell University
(102128204)

3:55 p.m.
Harmonic Gradients of Eigenfunction on the Sierpinski Gasket.
Jessie L DeGrado*, Cornell University
Luke G Rogers, Cornell University
Robert S Strichartz, Cornell University
(102128195)

4:30 p.m.
What Happens to the Spectrum When You Perturb a Fractal Graph?
Marya Bessonov, North Carolina State University
Michael Jennings, Cornell University
Robyn L Miller*, Cornell University
Robert S Strichartz, Cornell University
(102126171)

4:55 p.m.
Analogs of the quantum mechanical harmonic oscillator on the Sierpinski gasket.
Edward Fan, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Zuhair Khandker*, Princeton University
Robert S Strichartz, Cornell University
(102128117)

Sunday October 29, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Computability Theory in Honor of Manuel Lerman's Retirement, IV
Room 211, Business School
Organizers:
Joseph S. Miller, University of Connecticut, Storrs josephmiller@math.uconn.edu
David Reed Solomon, University of Connecticut, Storrs solomon@math.uconn.edu

Sunday October 29, 2006, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Geometric Analysis and Nonlinear Geometric PDEs, IV
Room 336, Information Technology Engineering Building
Organizers:
Jesse Ratzkin, University of Connecticut ratzkin@math.uconn.edu
Rob Kusner, University of Massachusetts kusner@math.umass.edu
Wenxiong Chen, Yeshiva University
ZhengChao Han, Rutgers University

Sunday October 29, 2006, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Teichmuller Theory and Hyperbolic Geometry, IV
Room 202, Business School
Organizers:
Martin Bridgeman, Boston College martin.bridgeman.1@bc.edu
Jeffrey F. Brock, Brown University Jeffrey_Brock@brown.edu
Linda Keen, Lehman College, CUNY linda.keen@lehman.cuny.edu
Kasra Rafi, University of Connecticut, Storrs rafi@math.uconn.edu
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