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Joint Mathematics Meetings
Phoenix, AZ, January 710, 2004
Meeting #993
Associate secretaries:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
James J Tattersall, MAA tat@providence.edu
AMS Special Session on Geometry and Combinatorics

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometry and Combinatorics, I
Organizers:
Michael J. Falk, Northern Arizona University
EvaMaria Feichtner, ETH Zurich feichtne@math.ethz.ch
Dmitry N. Kozlov, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

8:00 a.m.
Lower bounds in enumerative real algebraic geometry from signimbalanced posets.
Frank Sottile*, University of Massachusettts/ MSRI
Evgenia Soprunova, University of Massachusetts
(993141402)

8:30 a.m.
From nice ideals to nice initial complexes.
Aldo Conca, University of Genoa
Serkan Hosten*, San Francisco State University
Rekha R. Thomas, University of Washington
(993131540)

9:00 a.m.
The Combinatorics of Rigid Molecules: the Molecular Conjecture and Protein Rigidity.
Walter J. Whiteley*, York University
(99352691)

9:30 a.m.
Quotients of spheres by tori.
Edward Swartz*, Cornell University
(993571229)

10:00 a.m.
A Discrete Homotopy Theory for Graphs: New Results.
Shelly Smith*, Arizona State University
(99305124)

10:30 a.m.
Tropical Convexity.
Mike Develin, American Institute of Mathematics
Bernd Sturmfels*, University of California at Berkeley
(99305261)

Wednesday January 7, 2004, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometry and Combinatorics, II
Organizers:
Michael J. Falk, Northern Arizona University
EvaMaria Feichtner, ETH Zurich feichtne@math.ethz.ch
Dmitry N. Kozlov, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

2:15 p.m.
Symmetric and alternating groups as monodromy groups.
Robert Guralnick, University of Southern California
John Shareshian*, Washington University
(993051035)

2:45 p.m.
Schubert polynomials and chains in the Bruhat order of the symmetric group.
Richard P. Stanley*, M.I.T.
(99305307)

3:15 p.m.
Graph homomorphisms and chromatic number.
Eric Babson*, University of Washington
Dmitry N. Kozlov, Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm
(993051694)

3:45 p.m.
Some new methods in the theory of mQuasiInvariants of $S_n$.
A. M. Garsia*, U C S D
N. Wallach, U C S D
(99305720)

4:15 p.m.
On face numbers of manifolds with symmetry.
Isabella Novik*, University of Washington
(99305724)

4:45 p.m.
The Markov Width of a Graph.
Mike Develin, American Institute of Mathematics
Seth Sullivant*, University of California, Berkeley
(993051276)

5:15 p.m.
A Tutte polynomial for matrices.
Joseph P. S. Kung*, University of North Texas
(99305483)

5:45 p.m.
The KadisonSinger problem as a combinatorial question.
Nik Weaver*, Washington University
(99305151)

Thursday January 8, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometry and Combinatorics, III
Organizers:
Michael J. Falk, Northern Arizona University
EvaMaria Feichtner, ETH Zurich feichtne@math.ethz.ch
Dmitry N. Kozlov, Bern University

1:00 p.m.
On the EdelmanReiner conjecture.
Hiroaki Terao*, Tokyo Metropolitan University
(99332906)

1:30 p.m.
The Coxeter Complex for Shephard Groups.
Anne V Shepler*, University of North Texas
(993051163)

2:00 p.m.
Salvetti complexes as homotopy colimits.
Emanuele Delucchi*, ETH Zürich
(993521522)

2:30 p.m.
Resonance in positive characteristic and characteristic varieties of arrangements.
Michael J Falk*, Northern Arizona University
(993131275)

3:00 p.m.
The fundamental group and cohomology ring of the boundary of a line arrangement.
Daniel C. Cohen*, Louisiana State University
Alexander I. Suciu, Northeastern University
(993571305)

3:30 p.m.
On the decomposability of the holonomy Lie algebra of an arrangement.
Stefan Papadima, Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy
Alexander I. Suciu*, Northeastern University
(993521642)
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