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1998 Joint Mathematics Meetings
Baltimore, MD, January 710, 1998
Meeting #930
Associate secretaries:
Robert J Daverman, AMS daverman@math.utk.edu
Donovan H Van Osdol, MAA dv@christa.unh.edu
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory, I
Organizers:
W. Stephen Wilson, Johns Hopkins University wsw@math.jhu.edu
Douglas C. Ravenel, University of Rochester drav@harpo.math.rochester.edu
JeanPierre G. Meyer, Johns Hopkins University jpm@chow.mat.jhu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Restricted Kan complexes and higher categories .
Andre Joyal*, UQAM
(930181161)

8:30 a.m.
Block Bundle Origin of Stable Block Bundle Homotopy.
Duane Randall*, Loyola University New Orleans
(930551093)

9:00 a.m.
An isomorphism between Bredon and Quinn homology via homotopy colimits.
Robert N. Talbert*, Bethel College
(93055938)

9:30 a.m.
The Homology of the Spectrum $bo$ and its Connective Covers.
Dena S. Cowen*, John Carroll University
(93055768)

10:00 a.m.
Quasifibrations and the AbelJacobi map.
Boon W Ong*, University of Rochester
(93055260)

10:30 a.m.
Little Polygons Operad.
Satyan Devadoss*, Johns Hopkins University
(93055198)

Wednesday January 7, 1998, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory, II
Organizers:
W. Stephen Wilson, Johns Hopkins University wsw@math.jhu.edu
Douglas C. Ravenel, University of Rochester drav@harpo.math.rochester.edu
JeanPierre G. Mayer, Johns Hopkins University

2:15 p.m.
Essential category weight and classifying spaces.
Jeffrey A Strom*, Wayne State University
(93055120)

2:45 p.m.
Homotopy invariants of certain nconnective coverings.
Charles A. McGibbon, Wayne State University
Joseph Roitberg*, Hunter College, Graduate Center (CUNY)
(93055127)

3:15 p.m.
A construction producing cyclotomic extensions of $E_\infty$ spectra.
Roland Schw\"anzl, University of Osnabr\"uck
Rainer M Vogt*, University of Osnabr\"uck
Friedhelm Waldhausen, University of Bielefeld
(93055258)

3:45 p.m.
The BousfieldKan Spectral Sequence for Periodic Homology Theories.
Martin Bendersky*, Hunter College
Robert D Thompson, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY
(93055152)

4:15 p.m.
$v_1$periodic homotopy groups of compact simple Lie groups.
Donald M. Davis*, Lehigh University
(93055149)

4:45 p.m.
The Rigidity Theorems of Witten via Equivariant Elliptic Cohomology.
Ioanid Rosu*, M.I.T.
(93055620)

5:15 p.m.
Homological Perturbation Theory.
Mauricio Mata*, The Pennsylvania State Univeristy
(930181004)

5:45 p.m.
A generalization of Serre's theorem on the homotopy groups of a finite complex.
Jesper Grodal*, MIT
(93055968)

Thursday January 8, 1998, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory, III
Organizers:
W. Stephen Wilson, Johns Hopkins University wsw@math.jhu.edu
Douglas C. Ravenel, University of Rochester drav@harpo.math.rochester.edu
JeanPierre G. Mayer, Johns Hopkins University

8:00 a.m.
My time as Mike Boardman's student and our work on infinite loop spaces.
Rainer M Vogt*, University of Osnabrueck
(93055235)

8:30 a.m.
Calculations in the $BP$cohomology of the classifying space of a finite group.
Kevin P. Lee*, University of Michigan
(93055901)

9:00 a.m.
The connective complex kcohomology ring of elementary abelian groups.
Robert R Bruner*, Wayne State University
(93055823)

9:30 a.m.
The Ktheory of pcompact homogeneous spaces.
Akimou Osse*, Universite de Neuchatel
Alain Jeanneret, Bern University
(93055819)

10:00 a.m.
A calculation of the Morava Ktheory of the BrownComenetz dual to $L_{K (n)}S^{0}$.
Michael J. Hopkins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hal Sadofsky*, University of Oregon
(93055675)

10:30 a.m.
Spectra of BPlinear relations, $v_n$series, and BPcohomology of EilenbergMac Lane spaces.
Hirotaka Tamanoi*, University of California
(93055495)

11:00 a.m.
The Adams spectral sequence proof of Minami's theorem on the Kervare invariant elements.
WenHsiung Lin, National Tsiung Hua University
Mark E. Mahowald*, Northwestern University
(93055357)

11:30 a.m.
Discussion

Thursday January 8, 1998, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory, IV
Organizers:
W. Stephen Wilson, Johns Hopkins University wsw@math.jhu.edu
Douglas C. Ravenel, University of Rochester drav@harpo.math.rochester.edu
JeanPierre G. Mayer, Johns Hopkins University

2:15 p.m.
A little remark concerning Hopkins' chromatic splitting conjecture.
Norihiko Minami*, The University of Alabama
(930551180)

2:45 p.m.
Simplical algebras through the looking glass of plocal homotopy theory.
James M Turner*, College of the Holy Cross
(9305540)

3:15 p.m.
Characterizations of spectra which satisfy the BrownGitler property.
Nicholas J. Kuhn*, University of Virginia
David J. Hunter, North Central College
(93055112)

3:45 p.m.
Sheared algebra maps and operation Hopf algebras for mod 2 homology and cohomology.
Frank Williams*, New Mexico State University
David J Pengelley, New Mexico State University
(9305548)

Friday January 9, 1998, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory, V
Organizers:
W. Stephen Wilson, Johns Hopkins University wsw@math.jhu.edu
Douglas C. Ravenel, University of Rochester drav@harpo.math.rochester.edu
JeanPierre G. Meyer, Johns Hopkins University jpm@chow.mat.jhu.edu

1:00 p.m.
A noncommutative Hopf ring.
J. Michael Boardman*, Johns Hopkins University
(9305561)

1:30 p.m.
Higher Homotopies, pacts and the bar construction.
Saunders Mac Lane*, Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago
(93055203)

2:00 p.m.
Grafting Boardman's cherry trees to string field theory.
Jim Stasheff*, UNC, Chapel Hill NC 275993250
(93057799)

2:30 p.m.
Some reflections on stable homotopy theory.
J. P. May*, University of Chicago
(93055519)

3:00 p.m.
Cobordism of involutions revisited, revisited.
Jack Morava*, Johns Hopkins University
(93055204)

3:30 p.m.
The work of J. Michael Boardman on BrownPeterson cohomology.
W. Stephen Wilson*, Johns Hopkins University
(9305544)

4:00 p.m.
Moduli spaces of algebra structures and applications.
Michael J Hopkins*, MIT
(93055988)

4:30 p.m.
Discussion

5:00 p.m.
A splitting for the mapping class group.
Frederick R. Cohen*, University of Rochester
(930551233)

5:30 p.m.
On the KOtheory of toric orbifolds.
Anthony Bahri*, Rider University
Martin Bendersky, Hunter College
(930551237)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory, VI
Organizers:
W. Stephen Wilson, Johns Hopkins University wsw@math.jhu.edu
Douglas C. Ravenel, University of Rochester drav@harpo.math.rochester.edu
JeanPierre G. Meyer, Johns Hopkins University jpm@chow.mat.jhu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Some questions about Bousfield classes.
Mark Hovey, Wesleyan University
John H Palmieri*, University of Notre Dame
(930551075)

8:30 a.m.
On rank two KacMoody groups.
Nitya R Kitchloo*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
(93055787)

9:00 a.m.
On homotopy extensions of a finite pgroup by a finite group.
Carlos Broto, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Ran Levi*, Northwestern University
(930551032)

9:30 a.m.
Identification of Infinite Loop Spaces Arising from Group Theory.
Kathryn Lesh Lesh*, Univ of Toledo and MIT
(93055556)

10:00 a.m.
When projective does not imply flat.
L.\ Gaunce Lewis, Jr.*, Syracuse University
(93055545)

10:30 a.m.
Chromatic Hasse squares, with an application to the cohomology of $MO \langle8 \rangle$.
Matthew Ando*, University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins University (visiting)
(93055384)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory, VII
Organizers:
W. Stephen Wilson, Johns Hopkins University wsw@math.jhu.edu
Douglas C. Ravenel, University of Rochester drav@harpo.math.rochester.edu
JeanPierre G. Meyer, Johns Hopkins University jpm@chow.mat.jhu.edu

1:00 p.m.
Brown representability for the dual.
Amnon Neeman*, University of Virginia
(93055383)

1:30 p.m.
The classification of stable model categories.
Stefan Schwede, MIT
Brooke Shipley*, University of Chicago
(93055310)

2:00 p.m.
$Q$rings and unstable operations in ordinary cohomology.
Terrence P Bisson*, Canisius College, Buffalo, N.Y. 14208
Andr\'e Joyal, UQAM, Montr\'eal, Qu\'ebec H3C3P8
(93055292)

2:30 p.m.
Hopf Rings and RIngs in Dieudonn\'e Modules.
Paul G Goerss*, University of Washington
(93055338)

3:00 p.m.
Homotopy actions of $GL_n$ on iterated products $H$spaces.
Stewart B Priddy*, Northwestern University
Ran Levi, Northwestern University
(93055306)

3:30 p.m.
Towards a $K(n)$local Segal conjecture.
Neil P Strickland*, Cambridge University
(93057261)

4:00 p.m.
Symplectic geometry and stable homotopy theory.
David E Hurtubise*, Penn State University  The Altoona College
(93055231)

4:30 p.m.
Rational homotopy type and `the language of trees'.
David A Blanc*, Univ. of Haifa
(93055184)

5:00 p.m.
Calculations with the Real Adams Novikov Spectral Sequence .
Po Hu*, University of Michigan
(93055811)
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