Joint Mathematics Meetings Program by Special Session
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Joint Mathematics Meetings
New Orleans, LA, January 58, 2007 (Friday  Monday)
Meeting #1023
Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS susan@math.northwestern.edu
James J Tattersall, MAA tat@providence.edu
AMSAWM Special Session on Geometric Group Theory

Friday January 5, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMSAWM Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, I
Organizers:
Ruth M. Charney, Brandeis University charney@brandeis.edu
Karen Vogtmann, Cornell University vogtmann@math.cornell.edu

8:00 a.m.
Automorphisms of rightangled groups.
Adam Piggott*, Tufts University
Mauricio Gutierrez, Tufts University
(102320237)

8:30 a.m.
Quasiisometric classification of graph manifolds.
Jason A. Behrstock*, University of Utah
Walter D. Neumann, Barnard College, Columbia University
(102320136)

9:00 a.m.
Dual presentations for Artin groups.
Jon McCammond*, U C Santa Barbara
(102320476)

9:30 a.m.
Spaces with nonpositive immersions.
Robert W Bell*, Michigan State University
(1023201164)

10:00 a.m.
A geometric perspective on the conjugacy problem in Thompson's group F.
KaiUwe Bux*, University of Virginia
Dimitriy Sonkin, University of Virginia
(1023201088)

10:30 a.m.
Hilbert space compression of groups.
Mark Sapir*, Vanderbilt University
(1023201372)

Friday January 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMSAWM Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, II
Organizers:
Ruth M. Charney, Brandeis University charney@brandeis.edu
Karen Vogtmann, Cornell University vogtmann@math.cornell.edu

2:15 p.m.
Systolic spaces: Minimal surfaces, Flat Torus Theorem and related results, according to Tomasz Elsner.
Tadeusz Januszkiewicz*, Ohio State University
(102320297)

2:45 p.m.
$\mathbf{SL_3}(\mathbb{Z}[t])$ is not $FP_2$.
KaiUwe Bux, University of Virginia
Kevin Wortman*, Yale University
(1023201678)

3:15 p.m.
Lattices in automorphism groups of polygonal complexes with symmetric links.
Anne Thomas*, University of Chicago
(102320421)

3:45 p.m.
Algebraic finiteness for Kleinian and relatively hyperbolic groups.
Ilya Kapovich*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Richard Weidmann, HeriottWatt University
(102320442)

4:15 p.m.
Relative hyperbolicity of countable groups.
G Christopher Hruska*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(102320906)

4:45 p.m.
The Isomorphism Problem for toral relatively hyperbolic groups.
Daniel P Groves*, California Institute of Technology
Francois Dahmani, Laboratoire Emile Picard, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
(102320391)

5:15 p.m.
High dimensional isoperimetric functions of groups.
Noel Brady*, University of Oklahoma
Max Forester, University of Oklahoma
(1023201530)

5:45 p.m.
High dimensional isoperimetric functions of groups.
Noel Brady, University of Oklahoma
Max Forester*, University of Oklahoma
(1023201532)

Saturday January 6, 2007, 1:00 p.m.3:55 p.m.
AMSAWM Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, III
Organizers:
Ruth M. Charney, Brandeis University charney@brandeis.edu
Karen Vogtmann, Cornell University

1:00 p.m.
Wicket groups and ring groups.
Tara E Brendle*, Louisiana State University
Allen Hatcher, Cornell University
(1023571754)

1:30 p.m.
BrownsteinLee Conjecture.
Craig Jensen*, University of New Orleans
Jon McCammond, UC  Santa Barbara
John Meier, Lafayette College
(10232069)

2:00 p.m.
Core and intersection number in compactified outer space, Part I.
Michael Handel, Lehman College, CUNY
Lee Mosher*, Rutgers University, Newark
(102320838)

2:30 p.m.
Core and intersection number in compactified outer space, Part II.
Michael Handel*, Lehman College, CUNY
Lee Mosher, Rutgers University, Newark
(102320839)

3:00 p.m.
Unstable Morita Classes in the Homology of the Mapping Class Group.
James R Conant*, University of Tennessee
(102320258)

3:30 p.m.
Cohomology of some subgroups of the automorphism group of a free group.
Alexandra R Pettet*, Stanford University
(1023201070)
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