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1992 Joint Mathematics Meetings
Baltimore, MD, January 811, 1992
Meeting #871
Associate secretaries:
Lance W Small, AMS lwsmall@ucsd.edu
Kenneth A Ross, MAA ross@math.uoregon.edu
AMS Special Session on Invariant Theory

Friday January 10, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Invariant Theory, I

8:00 a.m.
Unipotent actions on affine space.
Dennis M. Snow*, University of Notre Dame
(87114406)

8:30 a.m.
Another look at Dickson's invariants for finite linear groups.
James E. Humphreys*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(87120138)

9:00 a.m.
Minimal nilpotent orbits, symmetric pairs, differential operators.
Ranee Brylinski*, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Bertram Kostant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(87122498)

9:30 a.m.
Embeddings of homegeneous spaces and quotients of embeddings of groups.
Lex Renner*, University of Western Ontario
(87114228)

10:00 a.m.
Highest weight vectors in tensor products.
Roger Howe*, Yale University
(8711572)

10:30 a.m.
Most modules of covariants are not CohenMacaulay.
Michel Brion*, Institut Fourier de Mathematics, France
(87113251)

Friday January 10, 1992, 1:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Invariant Theory, II

1:00 p.m.
The life and work of James Joseph Sylvester (18141897): An overview.
Karen Hunger Parshall*, University of Virginia
(87101300)

1:25 p.m.
Sylvester's proof of Newton's rule for the number of imaginary roots.
Joseph P. S. Kung*, University of North Texas
(87106146)

1:50 p.m.
Symmetry classes of functions.
GianCarlo Rota*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(87120605)

2:15 p.m.
Invariants of four medials and invariants of lines.
Rosa Q. Huang*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(87113542)

2:45 p.m.
Equivalence and invariant theory.
Peter J. Olver*, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
(87113139)

3:15 p.m.
Invariance and invariants in applied discrete geometry.
Walter J. Whiteley*, Champlain Regional College and University of Montreal
(87151252)

3:40 p.m.
Capelli's theory and supersymmetric algebras.
Andrea Brini*, University of Bologna, Italy
Antonio Teolis, ENEA, Bologna, Italy
(87105343)

Saturday January 11, 1992, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Invariant Theory, III

8:00 a.m.
Invariants of vectorvalued symmetric and hermitian forms.
Thomas Garrity, Williams College
Robert Mizner*, Williams College
(87115119)

8:25 a.m.
SO(2) invariants of a set of 2x2 matrices.
Helmer Aslaksen*, National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore
(8711507)

8:50 a.m.
Algebraic group actions on flag varieties.
Jozsef Horvath*, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
(87114193)

9:15 a.m.
Some determinantal identities.
Lin Tan*, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
(87113633)

9:40 a.m.
Moduli space constructors for complete intersections.
Amassa Fauntleroy*, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
(87113612)

10:05 a.m.
Syzygies and the Moyal algebra.
Joseph P. Brennan*, North Dakota State University, Fargo
(87113611)

10:30 a.m.
When is a ring of torus invariants a polynomial ring?
David L. Wehlau*, University of Toronto
(87122494)
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