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
AMS Special Session on Mapping Class Groups and Handlebodies

Monday January 8, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Mapping Class Groups and Handlebodies, I
Organizers:
Tara E. Brendle, Louisiana State University brendle@math.lsu.edu
William R. Vautaw, Southeastern Louisiana University

8:00 a.m.
Injective Simplicial Maps of the Arc Complex.
Elmas Irmak, Bowling Green State University
John D. McCarthy*, Michigan State University
(1023571146)

8:30 a.m.
Automorphisms of the disk complex.
Saul Schleimer*, Rutgers  New Brunswick
(102357997)

9:00 a.m.
Infinite Presentations of the Torelli Group.
Andrew Putman*, University of Chicago
(1023571303)

9:30 a.m.
Comparing bridge surfaces.
Martin Scharlemann, University of California, Santa Barbara
Maggy Tomova*, University of Iowa
(1023571388)

10:00 a.m.
Dimension of Torelli groups.
Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah
KaiUwe Bux, University of Virginia
Dan Margalit*, University of Utah
(102320533)

10:30 a.m.
Applications of the disk complex of the genus2 handlebody to knot theory.
Sangbum Cho, University of Oklahoma
Darryl McCullough*, University of Oklahoma
(102357301)

Monday January 8, 2007, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Mapping Class Groups and Handlebodies, II
Organizers:
Tara E. Brendle, Louisiana State University brendle@math.lsu.edu
William R. Vautaw, Southeastern Louisiana University

1:00 p.m.
Straightening tube sums.
Martin Scharlemann*, U. C. Santa Barbara
(102357670)

1:30 p.m.
Mapping class groups of Heegaard splittings.
Jesse E Johnson*, Yale University
Hyam Rubinstein, University of Melbourne
(102357921)

2:00 p.m.
On some relations and homology of the Dehn twist quandle.
Joel Zablow*, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester N.Y.
(102357553)

2:30 p.m.
Some homological properties on a handlebody group.
Susumu Hirose*, Saga University
(102357811)

3:00 p.m.
RightVeering Diffeomorphisms of Bordered Surfaces and the Burau Representation of $B_3$.
Emille K. Davie*, University of Georgia
(1023571050)

3:30 p.m.
Heegaard splitting and 3manifold invariants from the JohnsonMorita homomorphims.
Joan S. Birman, Columbia University
Tara E Brendle, Louisiana State University
Nathan D. Broaddus*, University of Chicago
(1023571243)

4:00 p.m.
A Presentation For The Automorphisms Of The $3$Sphere That Preserve A Genus Two Heegaard Splitting.
Erol Akbas*, University of Arkansas
(1023571033)

4:30 p.m.
Surface homeomorphisms that do not extend to any handlebody.
Jamie Bradley Jorgensen*, Rice University
(1023571172)

5:00 p.m.
From handlebodies to closed 3manifolds: a geometric approach.
Hossein Namazi*, Princeton University
(102357945)

5:30 p.m.
A classification of automorphisms of 3manifolds.
Leonardo N. Carvalho*, Universidade Federal Fluminense  Brazil
Ulrich Oertel, Rutgers University  Newark
(1023571212)
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