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1994 Joint Mathematics Meeting
Cincinnati, OH, January 1215, 1994
Meeting #889
Associate secretaries:
Robert J Daverman, AMS daverman@math.utk.edu
Kenneth A Ross, MAA ross@math.uoregon.edu
AMS Special Session on Geometric Applications of Operator Algebras and Index Theory

Wednesday January 12, 1994, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Applications of Operator Algebras and Index Theory, I

8:00 a.m.
Cosheaf homology and K homology.
Paul F. Baum*, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
(88919204)

8:30 a.m.
The Lcharacter of quasiconformal manifolds.
Nicolae Teleman*, State University of New York, Stony Brook
(88958324)

9:00 a.m.
Analysis on fractals, noncommutative geometry, Laplacians on selfsimilar sets and spectral geometry.
Michel L. Lapidus*, University of California, Riverside
(88958106)

9:30 a.m.
Duality for C*algebras arising from hyperbolic dynamics.
Ian Putnam*, University of Victoria
Jerome Kaminker, Indiana UniversityPurdue University, Indianapolis
(88946742)

10:00 a.m.
Dynamics of Fuchsian groups and C*algebras.
Jack Spielberg*, Arizona State University
(88946286)

10:30 a.m.
Invariants of C*algebras.
Marius Dadarlat*, Purdue University, West Lafayette
(88946205)

Wednesday January 12, 1994, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Applications of Operator Algebras and Index Theory, II

2:15 p.m.
Dirac twisting and higher eta invariants.
Ronald G. Douglas*, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Jerry Kaminker, Indiana UnivPurdue University at Indianapolis
(88946269)

2:45 p.m.
Index theory for flat vector bundles.
John Lott*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(88958285)

3:15 p.m.
The fundamental class in cyclic cohomology and index theorems.
Ryszard Nest*, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
(88958754)

3:45 p.m.
Bivariant Chern character and ninvariant.
FangBing Wu*, Kansas State University
(88958683)

4:15 p.m.
Cutting and pasting of analytical invariants.
Krzysztof P. Wojciechowski*, Indiana UniversityPurdue University, Indianapolis
(88946492)

4:45 p.m.
Riemannian foliations and index theory.
James F. Glazebrook*, Eastern Illinois University
(88946491)

5:15 p.m.
The zero spectrum of the Laplacian for certain open Riemannian manifolds.
Guihua Gong*, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
(88958748)

Thursday January 13, 1994, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Applications of Operator Algebras and Index Theory, III

8:00 a.m.
The stable classification of spin manifolds of positive scalar curvature.
Jonathan Rosenberg*, University of Maryland, College Park
Stephan Stolz, University of Notre Dame
(88953518)

8:30 a.m.
Localization of topological Pontrjagin classes via finite propagation speed.
Henri Moscovici*, Ohio State University, Columbus
FangBing Wu, Kansas State University
(88958582)

9:00 a.m.
Exotic index theory and the Novikov conjecture.
Steven Hurder*, University of Illinois, Chicago
(88919588)

9:30 a.m.
Coarse geometry and operator algebras.
Guoliang Yu*, University of Colorado, Boulder
(88946337)

10:00 a.m.
Regular singular perturbed Dirac operators.
Jeffrey Stephen Fox, University of Colorado, Boulder
Peter Haskell*, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
(88958287)

10:30 a.m.
Algebraic Ktheory invariants from operator algebras.
Jerome Kaminker*, Indiana UniversityPurdue University, Indianapolis
(88946771)

Thursday January 13, 1994, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Applications of Operator Algebras and Index Theory, IV

2:15 p.m.
Deformation quantization for leftinvariant Poisson brackets.
Marc A. Rieffel*, University of California, Berkeley
(88946110)

2:45 p.m.
Noncommutative geometry and Toeplitz quantization.
Andrzej Lesniewski*, Harvard University
(88981341)

3:15 p.m.
Quantum nonEuclidean geometry.
Slawomir Klimek*, Indiana UniversityPurdue University, Indianapolis
(88946682)

3:45 p.m.
Toeplitz algebras and Rieffel deformations.
L. A. Coburn*, State University of New York, College at Buffalo
J. Xia, State University of New York, College at Buffalo
(88947233)
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