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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 Recent Developments on the Laplace Operator and Its Geometric Applications

Friday January 9, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Developments on the Laplace Operator and Its Geometric Applications, I
Organizers:
Ying Shen, Dartmouth College ying.shen@dartmouth.edu
Shumhui Zhu, Dartmouth College shunhui.zhu@dartmouth.edu

8:00 a.m.
Homoclinic harmonic maps from the Lorentz space $S^1\times R$ to symmetric spaces.
ChuuLian Terng*, Northeastern Univeristy
Karen Uhlenbeck, The University of Texas at Austin
(93035871)

8:30 a.m.
K\"ahlerRicci Solitons and Periodic Orbits.
HuaiDong Cao*, Texas A&M University
(93053674)

9:00 a.m.
Energy minimizing maps from Riemann surfaces.
Jingyi Chen*, UBC/MIT
(93053442)

9:30 a.m.
Minimal isometric immersions of spherical space forms into spheres.
Christine M Escher*, Oregon State University
(93053215)

10:00 a.m.
Heat kernels of Lorentz cones.
Hongming Ding*, St. Louis University
(93035123)

10:30 a.m.
Mutually Isospectral Riemann Surfaces.
Robert Brooks, Technion  Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa)
Ruth Gornet*, Texas Tech University
William H. Gustafson, Texas Tech University
(930531149)

Friday January 9, 1998, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Developments on the Laplace Operator and Its Geometric Applications, II
Organizers:
Ying Shen, Dartmouth College ying.shen@dartmouth.edu
Shumhui Zhu, Dartmouth College shunhui.zhu@dartmouth.edu

1:00 p.m.
Rubik's Cube Games on SpheresDiameters of Quotients of Spheres.
Sarah J. Greenwald*, University of Pennsylvania
(93053396)

1:30 p.m.
New Homogeneous Einstein Metrics of Negative Ricci Curvature.
Megan M. Kerr*, Wellesley College
Carolyn S. Gordon, Dartmouth College
(93053813)

2:00 p.m.
Constant mean curvature surfaces in Euclidean 3space via Graphical Minimal Surfaces in the 3sphere.
Robert B Kusner*, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
(93053476)

2:30 p.m.
Function theory and generalized Liouville properties.
William P Minicozzi, II*, Johns Hopkins University
Tobias H Colding, NYU
(93058355)

3:00 p.m.
Gauss Maps of Minimal Surfaces with Finite Total Curvature .
Helen E Moore*, Bowdoin College
(93053804)

3:30 p.m.
Applications of SubRiemannian Geometry to Riemannian Geometry.
Scott D Pauls*, University of Pennsylvania
(930531009)

4:00 p.m.
The Scattering Operator and Deformations of Kleinian Groups.
Peter A Perry*, University of Kentucky
(93035863)

4:30 p.m.
Asymptotic Distribution of Closed Geodesics on Hyperbolic Surfaces.
Yiannis N Petridis*, McGill University
Steven Zelditch, Johns Hopkins University
(930111105)

5:00 p.m.
Spectral geometry on graphs.
Gregory T Quenell*, Oberlin College
(93005805)

5:30 p.m.
Spectral Invarinats for Operators of Dirac Type.
Mary R. Sandoval*, Purdue University
(93058405)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 8:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Recent Developments on the Laplace Operator and Its Geometric Applications, III
Organizers:
Ying Shen, Dartmouth College ying.shen@dartmouth.edu
Shumhui Zhu, Dartmouth College shunhui.zhu@dartmouth.edu

8:00 a.m.
Harmonic Functions on Manifolds with Nonnegative Ricci Curvature and Linear Volume Growth.
Christina A Sormani*, Johns Hopkins
(93053134)

9:00 a.m.
WeilPetersson Convexity of the Energy Functional and its applications.
Sumio Yamada*, MIT
(93058714)

9:30 a.m.
Eigenvalue spacings for some completely integrable systems.
Steve Zelditch*, Johns Hopkins University
(93081328)
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