Joint Mathematics Meetings Program by Special Session
Current as of Saturday, January 13, 2007 12:54:12
Program 
Deadlines 
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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
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates

Saturday January 6, 2007, 8:00 a.m.11:55 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, I
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Carl V. Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tamas I. Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology
Michael J. Fisher, California State University, Fresno

8:00 a.m.
Automorphisms and Lattices of the Heisenberg Group.
Lisa M Lackney*, University of Akron
Rebecca Black, Swarthmore College
(102320112)

8:30 a.m.
The Steiner problem on the cone.
Jamie L Burwood*, Bowdoin College
Caroline Nielson, University of Southern Utah
(102351146)

9:00 a.m.
The 3point Steiner problem on the projective plane of constant Gaussian curvature.
Timothy Luke Muggy*, University of Nebraska  Lincoln
Daniel Murphree, Berry College, Georgia
(102351151)

9:30 a.m.
Delay differential equations modeling vertically transmitted diseases.
Jonathan Adler, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Lynne Erickson, Ursinus College
L. Thomas Hill, Lafayette College
Kristen Mazur*, Lafayette College
Thomas Tyrrell, Boston University
(102334209)

10:00 a.m.
A Mathematical Model for the Progression of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and its Potential Treatments.
Rahul Bansal*, The University of Texas at Austin
(102392280)

10:30 a.m.
On Singular and Nonsingular Magic Squares.
Elizabeth L Love*, Howard University
Elizabeth A Wascher, Central Michigan University
Michael Z Lee, Central Michigan University
(102315366)

11:00 a.m.
On the Parameterized Complexity of Independent Set.
Teruhisha Haruguchi, Lafayette College
Janine LoBue*, Loyola College in Maryland
James Pierce, Illinois Institute of Technology
David Roberson, North Carolina State University
(102300332)

11:30 a.m.
The Honeycomb Conjecture on the Sphere.
Conor B Quinn*, Williams College
(102351679)

Saturday January 6, 2007, 1:00 p.m.4:25 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, II
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Carl V. Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tamas I. Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology
Michael J. Fisher, California State University, Fresno

1:00 p.m.
Modeling the Spread of Smallpox in the Mayan Population with Excel.
Hye Yon Yi*, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1023001100)

1:30 p.m.
Colorability of Knots and the KauffmanHarary Conjecture.
Nicholas E. Dowdall*, Sonoma State University, California
Thomas Mattman, Chico State University
Kevin Meek, Florida State University
Pablo Solis, MIT
(102354805)

2:00 p.m.
Turk's Head Knots and the KauffmanHarary Conjecture.
Pablo R Solis*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(102354807)

2:30 p.m.
The KauffmanHarary Conjecture, Turk's Head Knots and Pell Primes.
Nick Dowdall, Sonoma State University
Kevin Meek*, Florida State University
Pablo Solis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1023511058)

3:00 p.m.
A Compartmental Model for an ActivityDependent Perforated Synapse.
Olga Yuliana Noris*, San Diego State UniversityImperial Valley Campus
Diana W. Verzi, San Diego State UniversityImperial Valley Campus
(1023921119)

3:30 p.m.
Normal Subgroups of a Wreath pGroup and Corresponding DoublyInvariant Vector Subspaces: Preliminary Report.
Sam P Ruth*, Northwestern University
Arran Christopher Hamm, Wake Forest University
Sarah Renee Bockting, University of Evansville
(10232064)

4:00 p.m.
Pricing Convertible Bonds.
Jinjin Qian*, Lafayette College
Lindsay Bryant, Lafayette College
(1023901553)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, III
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Carl V. Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tamas I. Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology
Michael J. Fisher, California State University, Fresno

8:00 a.m.
The Nonexistence of Cyclic Difference Sets.
Bridget D Franklin*, University of Kansas
Steven Sam, University of California, Berkeley
(10230584)

8:30 a.m.
On the Minimum Vector Rank of a Multigraph.
Ian A. Rogers*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
(10230585)

9:00 a.m.
Combinatorial symmetry of the 24cell via matroids.
Stephanie Fried*, Grinnell College
Aydin Gerek, Lafayette College
Gary Gordon, Lafayette College
Andrija Perunicic, Bard College
(102305318)

9:30 a.m.
Universal Cycles of Multisets.
Tobias L Johnson*, Yale University
Joshua Zahl, California Institute of Technology
(102305448)

10:00 a.m.
Counting Lower Hessenberg Matrices.
Katherine Victoria Field*, The College of William and Mary
Hakan Seyalioglu, The College of William and Mary
Charles R Johnson, The College of William and Mary
(102305815)

10:30 a.m.
Combinatorial Formulas for an Involution Poset.
Chelsey A Cooley*, North Carolina State University
Nathan Williams, Carleton College
(1023051041)

Sunday January 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, IV
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Carl V. Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tamas I. Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology
Michael J. Fisher, California State University, Fresno

1:00 p.m.
Computational Efficiency in Weyl Groups.
Patricia R Cahn*, Smith College
Juan Li, Smith College
Jeremy Schwartz, Brandeis University
(1023081056)

1:30 p.m.
An equivalent characterization of halffactorial restricted block monoids over $\mathbb{Z}$ and torsion groups, with applications to factorization in Dedekind domains.
R D Kravitz*, Williams College
(102313132)

2:00 p.m.
Matrix Generation of the Diophantine Solutions to Sums of $3\le n \le 9$ Squares that are Square.
Jordan O Tirrell*, Lafayette College
Clifford A Reiter, Lafayette College
(102311626)

2:30 p.m.
Looking for Patterns in Multinomial Coefficients.
Igor Konfisakher*, Washington University in St. Louis
Michael Wijaya, University of Rochester
(102311472)

3:00 p.m.
Number Base Representations in the Gaussian Integers.
Heather J Langdon*, St. Mary's College of Maryland
(102311854)

3:30 p.m.
Orders at Infinity of Modular Forms with Heegner Divisors.
Carl Erickson*, Stanford University
Alison Miller, Harvard University
Aaron Pixton, Princeton University
(10231180)

4:00 p.m.
The number of ways of expressing $t$ as a binomial coefficient.
Daniel Mertz Kane*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1023111083)

4:30 p.m.
Realizations of subspaces of $L_p$, $p>2$, with norm given by partitions and weights.
Brandon P Barrette*, University of WisconsinEau Claire
Simei Tong, University of WisconsinEau Claire
(10234686)

5:00 p.m.
Surfaces with Density and their Isoperimetric Regions.
Robin S Walters*, Harvard University
(102353898)

5:30 p.m.
Selfsimilar periodic tilings of nilpotent Lie groups.
James J. Rohal*, College of Wooster
William P. Hudelson, University of Notre Dame
(102322808)
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