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1996 Joint Mathematics Meetings
Orlando, FL, January 1013, 1996
Meeting #908
Associate secretaries:
Lance W Small, AMS lwsmall@ucsd.edu
Donovan H Van Osdol, MAA dv@christa.unh.edu
AMS Special Session on Differential Geometry and Mathematical Relativity

Wednesday January 10, 1996, 2:15 p.m.5:35 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Differential Geometry and Mathematical Relativity, I
Organizers:
Gregory J. Galloway, University of Miami, Coral Gables

2:15 p.m.
The geodesic space.
John Kelly Beem*, University of Missouri, Columbia
Robert J. Low, Coventry University, England
Phillip E. Parker, Wichita State University
(9085375)

2:45 p.m.
The nonspacelike cut locus revisited.
Paul Ewing Ehrlich*, University of Florida
(90853105)

3:15 p.m.
Results on the categoricity of the causal boundary.
Steven Guy Harris*, Saint Louis University
(90853435)

3:45 p.m.
Simplicial geometries for experimental mathematics.
Kristin A. Schleich*, University of British Columbia
Donald M. Witt, University of British Columbia
(90858676)

4:15 p.m.
The conformal boundary of strongly asymptotically hyperbolic manifolds.
Lars Andersson, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Ralph E. Howard*, University of South Carolina, Columbia
(90853677)

4:45 p.m.
On functionals of Willmore type.
Mingliang Cai*, University of Miami
(90853218)

5:15 p.m.
Complete simplyconnected minimal surfaces in $\Bbb R^3$.
Lucio L. Rodriguez*, Institute for PureApplied Mathematics, Brazil
Harold Rosenberg, University of Paris VII, France
(90883415)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 8:30 a.m.11:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Differential Geometry and Mathematical Relativity, II
Organizers:
Gregory J. Galloway, University of Miami, Coral Gables

8:30 a.m.
Uniqueness problem of Schwarzschildde Sitter spacetime.
Abul K. Muhammad MasoodulAlam*, University of Miami
(90804416)

9:00 a.m.
A uniqueness theorem for degenerate electrovacuum black holes.
Piotr T. Chrusciel*, Universit\'e de Tours, France, and Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
(90883414)

9:30 a.m.
Harmonic maps with prescribed singularities on unbounded domains.
Gilbert A. Weinstein*, University of Alabama, Birmingham
(9085831)

10:00 a.m.
On the $2 + 1$ dimensional Einstein evolution equations.
Lars Andersson*, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Vincent E. Moncrief, Yale University
(90883211)

10:30 a.m.
Existence of asymptotically hyperboloidal solutions of the Einstein constraint equations with nonconstant mean curvature.
Jiseong Park*, University of Oregon
(90883511)

11:00 a.m.
Collapsing regions and black hole formation.
Gregory A. Burnett*, University of Florida
(9088330)

11:30 a.m.
Topological censorship in cosmology.
Kristin A. Schleich, University of British Columbia
Donald M. Witt*, University of British Columbia
(90858675)

Thursday January 11, 1996, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Differential Geometry and Mathematical Relativity, III
Organizers:
Gregory J. Galloway, University of Miami, Coral Gables

2:15 p.m.
Approach to the singularity in Gowdy spacetimes.
Vincent E. Moncrief, Yale University
David Garfinkle*, Oakland University
Beverly K. Berger, Oakland University
(90883480)

2:45 p.m.
The stressenergy operator.
Adam D. Helfer*, University of Missouri, Columbia
(90881165)

3:15 p.m.
Characteristic classes for pseudoRiemannian manifolds with transverse metric singularities.
Marek B. Kossowski*, University of South Carolina, Columbia
(90858331)

3:45 p.m.
Signature change in general relativity.
Tevian Dray*, Oregon State University
(90883574)
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