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Spring Western Sectional Meeting
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
April 910, 2016 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1119
Associate secretaries:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Sunday April 10, 2016

Sunday April 10, 2016, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Exhibit and Book Sale
1st Floor Lobby, Aline W Skaggs Building

Sunday April 10, 2016, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Meeting Registration
1st Floor Lobby, Aline W Skaggs Building

Sunday April 10, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Automorphic Forms, Combinatorics and Representation Theory, III
Room 350, Alfred Emery Building
Organizers:
Anna Puskás, University of Alberta puskas@ualberta.ca
Daniel Bump, Stanford University
Paul Gunnells, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Solomon Friedberg, Boston College

8:00 a.m.
Categorifying $U_q(sl_2)$ representations via blocks of modular representations for $sl_m$.
Vinoth Nandakumar*, University of Utah
Gufang Zhao, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(111922143)

8:30 a.m.
Mirabolic quantum $\mathfrak{sl}_2$.
Daniele Rosso*, University of California, Riverside
(111917201)

9:00 a.m.
The Free Fermionic Bialgebra.
Valentin Buciumas*, Stanford University
(111920121)

9:30 a.m.
Ice diagrams and Hamiltonians.
Ben Brubaker, University of Minnesota
Andrew Schultz*, Wellesley College
(111905138)

10:00 a.m.
Rigged configurations and $B(\infty)$.
Ben Salisbury*, Central Michigan University
Travis Scrimshaw, University of Minnesota
(111905130)

10:30 a.m.
Compression and combinatorial formulas for Koornwinder polynomials.
Cristian Lenart, SUNY Albany
Daniel Orr*, Virginia Tech
Mark Shimozono, Virginia Tech
(111905177)

Sunday April 10, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on CR Geometry and Partial Differential Equations in Complex Analysis, III
Room 208, William Stewart Building
Organizers:
Yuan Yuan, Syracuse University
Yuan Zhang, Indiana UniversityPurdue University Fort Wayne zhangyu@ipfw.edu

Sunday April 10, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial and Computational Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, III
Room 320, Alfred Emery Building
Organizers:
Hirotachi Abo, University of Idaho
Zach Teitler, Boise State University zteitler@boisestate.edu
Jim Wolper, Idaho State University
Alex Woo, University of Idaho

8:00 a.m.
Staircase diagrams and the enumeration of smooth Schubert varieties.
Edward Richmond*, Oklahoma State University
William Slofstra, University of Waterloo
(111905223)

8:30 a.m.
Toric matrix Schubert varieties.
Laura Escobar*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Karola Mészáros, Cornell University
(11190577)

9:00 a.m.
Puzzles and equivariant $K$theory of Grassmannians.
Oliver Pechenik*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Alexander Yong, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(11190591)

9:30 a.m.
Transitions for involution Schubert polynomials.
Zachary Hamaker, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
Eric Marberg, Stanford University
Brendan Pawlowski*, University of Michigan
(111905244)

10:00 a.m.
MarsSpringer subvarieties of symmetric orbit closures and interval pattern combinatorics.
Alexander Woo, University of Idaho
Benjamin J. Wyser*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Alexander Yong, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(111914186)

10:30 a.m.
The LusztigVogan bijection.
Peter E Trapa*, University of utah
(111922217)

Sunday April 10, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Commutative Algebra, III
Room 110, James Talmage Building
Organizers:
Adam Boocher, University of Utah boocher@math.utah.edu
Linquan Ma, University of Utah

Sunday April 10, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Descriptive Set Theory and its Applications, III
Room 120, James Talmage Building
Organizers:
Christian Rosendal, University of Illinois at Chicago rosendal.math@gmail.com
Alexander Kechris, California Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
Logic and high homogeneity of the pseudoarc.
Slawomir Solecki*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Todor Tsankov, University of Paris 7
(111903257)

8:30 a.m.
Topological conjugacy of Toeplitz subshifts.
Marcin Sabok*, McGill University
(111903205)

9:00 a.m.
Uniform and coarse embeddings.
Bruno de Mendonça Braga*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(111946194)

9:30 a.m.
Oneended subforests and treeability.
Clinton T Conley*, Carnegie Mellon University
(111903246)

10:00 a.m.
Recent results in the combinatorics of Abelian group actions.
Stephen C Jackson*, University of North Texas
Ed Krohne, University of North Texas
Su Gao, University of North Texas
Brandon Seward, Hebrew University
(111903180)

10:30 a.m.
LópezEscobar's theorem and metric structures.
Samuel Coskey*, Boise State University
(111903122)

Sunday April 10, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems, III
Room 215, LeRoy Cowles Building
Organizers:
Jon Chaika, University of Utah
Yiannis Konstantoulas, University of Utah ykonstant@gmail.com

Sunday April 10, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Special Session on Fusion Categories and Topological Phases of Matter, II
Room 214, William Stewart Building
Organizers:
Paul Bruillard, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory paul.bruillard@pnnl.gov
Julia Plavnik, Texas A&M University

8:00 a.m.
The current state of the property F conjecture.
Eric C. Rowell*, Texas A&M University
(11191886)

8:40 a.m.
Discussion.

9:00 a.m.
Towards finiteness for mapping class group representations from grouptheoretical categories.
Paul Gustafson*, Texas A&M University
(111955142)

9:20 a.m.
Discussion.

9:30 a.m.
Lowdimensional representations of the three component loop braid group.
Paul Bruillard, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Liang Chang, Texas A&M University
SeungMoon Hong, University of Toledo
Julia Plavnik*, Texas A&M University
Eric Rowell, Texas A&M University
Michael Sun, Mathematisches Institut der Universitat Munster, Germany
(111916254)

9:50 a.m.
Discussion.

10:00 a.m.
A classification of $\mathfrak{sl}_3$ relations in the Witt group of nondegenerate braided fusion categories.
Andrew Schopieray*, University of Oregon
(11191833)

10:20 a.m.
Discussion.

10:30 a.m.
Geometric invariants for fusion categories.
Matthew Titsworth*, University of Texas at Dallas
Tobias Hagge, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(111918218)

10:50 a.m.
Discussion.

Sunday April 10, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Infinite Dimensional and Stochastic Dynamical Systems, III
Room 121, LeRoy Cowles Building
Organizers:
Peter W. Bates, Michigan State University
Kening Lu, Brigham Young University klu@math.byu.edu

Sunday April 10, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Inverse Problems, III
Room 205, William Stewart Building
Organizers:
Hanna Makaruk, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Robert Owczarek, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and UNM, Los Alamos rowczare@unm.edu

8:00 a.m.
What do the Golden Ratio and a crescent moon have in common?
Igor Szczyrba*, University of Northern Colorado
(11191140)

8:30 a.m.
Particle size distributions from angular light scattering data.
Martin M Schauer*, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Physics Division
William T Buttler, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Physics Division
Shabnam Monfared, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Physics Division
Daniel Sorenson, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Physics Division
Daniel Frayer, National Security Technologies, Los Alamos Operations
Brandon Lalone, National Security Technologies, Special Technologiews Lab
Gerald Stevens, National Security Technologies, Special Technologies Lab
William Turley, National Security Technologies,Special Technologies Lab
(11197064)

9:00 a.m.
Radiographic assessment from static object measurements using a sensitivity study.
James L Carroll*, Los Alamos National Laboratory
(111968229)

9:30 a.m.
Uncertainty analysis in signal detection.
Michal Odyniec*, NST
(11194660)

10:00 a.m.
Comparison of calibration targets used to infer radiographic spot size.
Jennifer L Schei*, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Christopher D Tomkins, Los Alamos National Laboratory
(111965104)

10:30 a.m.
On topology, geometry, and condensed matter.
Robert Owczarek*, University of New Mexico
(111982135)

Sunday April 10, 2016, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Topics in Probability, III
Room 225, LeRoy Cowles Building
Organizers:
Tom Alberts, University of Utah alberts@math.utah.edu
Arjun Krishnan, University of Utah

Sunday April 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Geometry (association with the Erdős Lecture by Ravi Vakil), III
Room 310, Alfred Emery Building
Organizers:
Ravi Vakil, Stanford University
Christopher Hacon, University of Utah
Karl Schwede, University of Utah schwede@math.utah.edu

Sunday April 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Extremal Problems in Graph Theory, III
Room 360, Alfred Emery Building
Organizers:
Andre Kundgen, California State University San Marcos akundgen@csusm.edu
Mike Picollelli, California State University San Marcos

8:30 a.m.
Polychromatic colorings of the hypercube.
Michael Young*, Iowa State University
(11190580)

9:00 a.m.
A path Turan problem for infinite graphs.
Craig Timmons*, California State University Sacramento
Xing Peng, Center for Applied Mathematics, Tianjin University
(11190554)

9:30 a.m.
Counting subgraphs in $F$free graphs.
Cory Palmer*, University of Montana
Daniel Gerbner, Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics
(111905191)

10:00 a.m.
A refinement of theorems on chorded cycles.
Theodore Molla, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Michael Santana*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Elyse Yeager, University of British Columbia
(11190542)

10:30 a.m.
Cycles in $k$chromatic graphs.
Jacques A Verstraete*, University of California, San Diego
Kostochka Alexandr, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
Benny Sudakov, ETH Zurich
(11190530)

Sunday April 10, 2016, 9:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Combinatorics, III
Room 340, Alfred Emery Building
Organizers:
Susanna Fishel, Arizona State University sfishel1@asu.edu
Edward Richmond, Oklahoma State University
Stephanie van Willigenburg, University of British Columbia

Sunday April 10, 2016, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Topics in Stochastic Partial Differential Equations, III
Room 219, LeRoy Cowles Building
Organizers:
Jingyu Huang, University of Utah huangjy@ku.edu
Davar Khosnevisan, University of Utah

9:00 a.m.
Pathwise localization in the Anderson polymer model.
Michael C Cranston*, Irvine
(111960220)

9:30 a.m.
Homogenization of Brinkman flows in heterogeneous dynamic media.
Hakima Bessaih*, University of Wyoming
Yalchin Efendiev, Texas A&M University
Florian Maris, KAUST
(11196049)

10:00 a.m.
Propagation of high moments for parabolic Anderson model.
Jingyu Huang, University of Utah
Khoa Le*, University of Calgary
David Nualart, University of Kansas
(111960213)

10:30 a.m.
Weak extinction versus global exponential growth of total mass for SPDE's and superBrownian motions.
Janos G. Englander*, University of Colorado Boulder
Renming Song, University of Illionis Urbana Champaign
Yanxia Ren, Beijing University, PR of China
(11196020)

Sunday April 10, 2016, 11:10 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Invited Address
From Whittaker functions to Quantum Groups.
AWS 220, Aline W Skaggs Building
Daniel Bump*, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
(111981105)

Sunday April 10, 2016, 2:00 p.m.4:40 p.m.
Special Session on Algebraic Combinatorics, IV
Room 340, Alfred Emery Building
Organizers:
Susanna Fishel, Arizona State University sfishel1@asu.edu
Edward Richmond, Oklahoma State University
Stephanie van Willigenburg, University of British Columbia

2:00 p.m.
Braid moves in commutation classes of the symmetric group.
Anne Schilling*, Department of Mathematics, UC Davis
Nicolas M Thiery, Universite Paris Sud
Graham White, Stanford
Nathan Williams, LaCIM, Montreal
(11190541)

3:00 p.m.
A lattice of maximal chains of the Tamari lattice.
Luke E Nelson*, Arizona State University
(111906113)

3:30 p.m.
Crystal structure of certain PBW bases.
Ben Salisbury*, Central Michigan University
Adam Schultze, University at Albany, SUNY
Peter Tingley, Loyola University of Chicago
(111905131)

4:00 p.m.
Monotone walks on the symmetric groups.
Jonathan Novak*, University of California, San Diego
(11190570)

Sunday April 10, 2016, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Special Session on CR Geometry and Partial Differential Equations in Complex Analysis, IV
Room 208, William Stewart Building
Organizers:
Yuan Yuan, Syracuse University
Yuan Zhang, Indiana UniversityPurdue University Fort Wayne zhangyu@ipfw.edu

Sunday April 10, 2016, 2:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Combinatorial and Computational Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, IV
Room 320, Alfred Emery Building
Organizers:
Hirotachi Abo, University of Idaho
Zach Teitler, Boise State University zteitler@boisestate.edu
Jim Wolper, Idaho State University
Alex Woo, University of Idaho

Sunday April 10, 2016, 2:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Descriptive Set Theory and its Applications, IV
Room 120, James Talmage Building
Organizers:
Christian Rosendal, University of Illinois at Chicago rosendal.math@gmail.com
Alexander Kechris, California Institute of Technology

2:00 p.m.
Weak containment rigidity for distal actions.
Robin D TuckerDrob*, Texas A&M University
(111937208)

2:30 p.m.
The quasiisometry relation for finitely generated groups.
Simon Thomas*, Rutgers University
(111903147)

3:00 p.m.
Furstenberg entropy and weak equivalence.
Peter Burton*, California Institute of Technology
Martino Lupini, California Institute of Technology
Omer Tamuz, California Institute of Technology
(111937152)

3:30 p.m.
Jump operations for Borel graphs.
Andrew Marks*, UCLA
(111903206)

4:00 p.m.
The complexity of the classification problem of continua.
Cheng Chang*, University of North Texas
Su Gao, University of North Texas
(11190334)

4:30 p.m.
The External Ultrapower of HOD via $W^1_1$.
Cody Robert Dance*, University of North Texas
(111903182)

5:00 p.m.
Jónsson Properties for nonordinal sets under the axiom of determinacy.
Jared K Holshouser*, University of North Texas
(111903119)

Sunday April 10, 2016, 2:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems, IV
Room 215, LeRoy Cowles Building
Organizers:
Jon Chaika, University of Utah
Yiannis Konstantoulas, University of Utah ykonstant@gmail.com

Sunday April 10, 2016, 2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Fusion Categories and Topological Phases of Matter, III
Room 214, William Stewart Building
Organizers:
Paul Bruillard, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory paul.bruillard@pnnl.gov
Julia Plavnik, Texas A&M University

2:00 p.m.
Bulkedge Correspondence in 2D Topological Phases of Matter.
Zhenghan Wang*, Microsoft Research Station Q and Dept. of Math., UCSB.
(11198295)

2:40 p.m.
Discussion.

3:00 p.m.
Aspects of symmetries in threedimensional topological phases of matter.
Meng Cheng*, Microsoft Research Station Q
(111918255)

3:20 p.m.
Discussion.

3:30 p.m.
Conformal nets and unitary fusion categories.
Marcel Bischoff*, Vanderbilt University
(11198194)

3:50 p.m.
Discussion.

4:00 p.m.
Categories generated by a trivalent vertex.
Scott Morrison, Australian National University
Emily Peters*, Loyola University Chicago
Noah Snyder, Indiana University
(111918227)

4:20 p.m.
Discussion.

4:30 p.m.
Categorified trace for module tensor categories over braided tensor categories.
Andre Henriques, University of Oxford
David Penneys*, University of California, Los Angeles
James Tener, University of California, Santa Barbara
(111918190)

4:50 p.m.
Discussion.

Sunday April 10, 2016, 2:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Inverse Problems, IV
Room 205, William Stewart Building
Organizers:
Hanna Makaruk, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Robert Owczarek, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and UNM, Los Alamos rowczare@unm.edu

2:00 p.m.
Affine space with nonreciprocal vectors and the mass centre for the finite light speed.
Zbigniew Oziewicz*, Universidad Nacional Autonomy de Mexico, Facultad de Estudios Superiors Cuautitlan
(11195155)

3:00 p.m.
Celestial sphere, spinors and relativistic composition of velocities.
Jerzy Kocik*, Southern Illinois University
(111983156)

3:30 p.m.
Control of a flexible chimney under wind loading.
Michael Chi, University of Alberta
François GayBalmaz, CNRS and Ecole Normale Supérieure
Vakhtang Putkaradze, University of Alberta
Nima Fathi, University of New Mexico
Peter Vorobieff*, University of New Mexico
(111949187)

4:00 p.m.
Differential equations of smooth loops with the S. Lie approach.
Larissa V. Sbitneva*, Morelos State University, Cuernavaca, Morelos, México
(111920204)

4:30 p.m.
Nuclear fusion study of a semiempirical equation.
Hanna E. Makaruk*, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
James R. Langenbrunner, Los Alamos National Laboratory
(11198525)

5:00 p.m.
Discussion.

Sunday April 10, 2016, 2:00 p.m.3:20 p.m.
Special Session on Topics in Stochastic Partial Differential Equations, IV
Room 219, LeRoy Cowles Building
Organizers:
Jingyu Huang, University of Utah huangjy@ku.edu
Davar Khosnevisan, University of Utah
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