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Joint Mathematics Meetings
New Orleans, LA, January 69, 2011 (Thursday  Sunday)
Meeting #1067
Associate secretaries:
Steven H Weintraub, AMS shw2@lehigh.edu
Gerard A Venema, MAA venema@calvin.edu
AMS Special Session on Geometric Group Theory

Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, I
Napoleon C1, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Joshua B. Barnard, University of South Alabama
Pallavi Dani, Louisiana State University pdani@math.lsu.edu

8:00 a.m.
Geometric properties of Thompson's group F.
Sean Cleary, The City College of New York
Susan Hermiller*, University of Nebraska
Melanie Stein, Trinity College
Jennifer Taback, Bowdoin College
(106720993)

8:30 a.m.
Snowflake Groups with SuperExponential 2Dimensional Dehn Functions.
Quan T Tran*, University of Oklahoma
(1067001330)

9:00 a.m.
Geometry of Houghton's Group.
Sang Rae Lee*, University of Oklahoma
(1067201535)

9:30 a.m.
Automorphisms of Buildings Constructed Via Covering Spaces.
Aliska L. Gibbins*, Ohio State University
(1067202002)

10:00 a.m.
Asymmetry of the Lipschitz metric on Outer Space.
Yael AlgomKfir*, Yale University
Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah
(1067202403)

10:30 a.m.
Line Patterns in Free Groups.
Christopher H. Cashen*, University of Utah
(106720698)

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.6:05 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Geometric Group Theory, II
Napoleon C1, 3rd Floor, Sheraton
Organizers:
Joshua B. Barnard, University of South Alabama
Pallavi Dani, Louisiana State University pdani@math.lsu.edu

2:15 p.m.
On (co)homological characterizations of exact groups.
Jacek Brodzki, University of Southampton
Graham A. Niblo, University of Southampton
Piotr W. Nowak*, Texas A&M University
Nick J. Wright, University of Southampton
(106720370)

2:45 p.m.
Reduced 1cohomology and relative (T).
Talia Fernos*, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Alain Valette, Universite de Neuchatel
(1067202422)

3:15 p.m.
Extremality of the rotation quasimorphism on the modular group.
Joel Louwsma*, California Institute of Technology
(1067571530)

3:45 p.m.
Stable commutator length and maps from bounded surfaces to closed surfaces.
Matthew B. Day*, California Institute of Technology
(106757682)

4:15 p.m.
What is a cross ratio?
Francois Labourie*, Universite ParisSud, Orsay
(1067511350)

4:45 p.m.
Hyperplane arrangements in negatively curved manifolds and relative hyperbolicity.
Igor Belegradek, Georgia Institute of Technology
G. Christopher Hruska*, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
(1067202414)

5:15 p.m.
Local Quasiconvexity of Groups acting on Small Cancellation Complexes.
Eduardo MartínezPedroza*, McMaster University
Daniel T. Wise, McGill University
(106720563)

5:45 p.m.
Conjugacy classes of solutions to systems of equations over hyperbolic groups.
Daniel Groves*, University of Illinois at Chicago
Henry Wilton, California Institute of Technology
(1067201392)
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