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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
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
Inquiries: meet@ams.org