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1991 Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Francisco, CA, January 1619, 1991
Meeting #863
Associate secretaries:
Andy R Magid, AMS amagid@ou.edu
Kenneth A Ross, MAA ross@math.uoregon.edu
AMS Special Session on Computing Optimal Geometries

Thursday January 17, 1991, 2:15 p.m.3:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Computing Optimal Geometries, I

2:15 p.m.
Crystalline interfacecontrolled crystal growth models: Theory and computation.
Jean E. Taylor*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
(86373417)

2:45 p.m.
Modeling and simulations of crystal growth.
Ryo Kobayashi*, Ryukoku University, Japan
(86368766)

Friday January 18, 1991, 7:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Computing Optimal Geometries, II

7:00 a.m.
Generalized motion by mean curvature.
Lawrence Evans*, University of California, Berkeley
Joel Spruck, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(86349230)

7:30 a.m.
Computing the motion of curves and surfaces via the HamiltonJacobi level set approach: I.
James A. Sethian*, University of California, Berkeley
(86368293)

8:00 a.m.
Computing the motion of curves and interfaces via the HamiltonJacobi level set approach,II.
Stanley Osher*, University of California, Los Angeles
(86365229)

8:30 a.m.
Computation of evolving phase interfaces with GibbsThompson effect.
Robert F. Almgren*, New York UniversityCourant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
(86349332)

9:00 a.m.
The deformation of crystals modeled by nonconvex variational principles.
Mitchell Luskin*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Charles Collins, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(86365184)

9:30 a.m.
Soap films and immiscible fluids.
Gary R. Lawlor, Princeton University
Frank Morgan*, Williams College
(86349194)

Friday January 18, 1991, 12:00 p.m.3:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Computing Optimal Geometries, III

12:00 p.m.
The opaque cube problem.
Kenneth Brakke*, Susquehanna University
(86349129)

12:30 p.m.
Threedimensional fluid interfaces in a cylindrical container.
James Tegart*, Martin Marietta Astronautics, Denver, Colorado
(86376236)

1:00 p.m.
Energy minimizing capillary surfaces for exotic containers.
Michael Callahan, Harvard University
Paul Concus*, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley
Robert Finn, Stanford University
(86368203)

1:30 p.m.
Computing minimal surfaces with and without conformal representation.
David Hoffman*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(86353437)

2:00 p.m.
New methods for existence of minimal hypersurfaces.
Jon T. Pitts*, Texas A\thsp\&\thsp M University, College Station
(86349331)

2:30 p.m.
Numerical approximation of areaminimizing hypersurfaces.
Harold R. Parks*, Oregon State University
(86368299)

3:00 p.m.
Crystalline approximation: Computing minimum surfaces with maximum flows.
John M. Sullivan*, Minneapolis, Minnesota
(86351314)

Saturday January 19, 1991, 7:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Computing Optimal Geometries, IV

7:00 a.m.
Proving areaminimization by slicing.
Gary R. Lawlor*, Princeton University
(86349762)

7:30 a.m.
Computer animation of photosynthesis.
Nelson Max*, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and University of California, Davis
(86392307)

8:00 a.m.
Hyperbolic geometry is often optimal.
William P. Thurston*, Princeton University
(86351435)

8:30 a.m.
Geometric aspects of leftventricular (LV) hemodynamic simulation based on computed tomographic (CT)studies of the beating heart.
Hadil G. Sabbagh*, New York UniversityCourant Institute
Charles S. Peskin, New York UniversityCourant Institute
(86351369)

9:00 a.m.
Variational principles arising from Bayesian image understanding.
David Mumford*, Harvard University
(86368775)

9:30 a.m.
Optimal geometries and crystal growth.
Frederick J. Almgren*, Princeton University
(86349436)
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