Joint Mathematics Meetings
New Orleans, LA, January 5-8, 2007 (Friday - Monday)
Meeting #1023

Associate secretaries: Susan J Friedlander, AMS susan@math.northwestern.edu James J Tattersall, MAA tat@providence.edu
Links to abstracts will be available approximately one
week (for sectional meetings) to four weeks (for national
meetings) after the abstracts deadline.

Manjul Bhargava, Princeton University, Gauss composition and generalizations.

Peter D. Lax, New York University-Courant Institute, Mathematics and physics. (AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture)

Andrei Okounkov, Princeton University, Limit shapes, real and imagined, I: Random surfaces around us. (AMS Colloquium Lecture: Lecture I)

Andrei Okounkov, Princeton University, Limit shapes, real and imagined, II: Algebraic geometry of random surfaces. (AMS Colloquium Lecture: Lecture II)

Andrei Okounkov, Princeton University, Limit shapes, real and imagined, III: Instantons, and how random surfaces count them. (AMS Colloquium Lecture: Lecture III)

Bjorn Poonen, University of California, Berkeley, Extensions of Hilbert's Tenth Problem.

Victor S. Reiner, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota, New combinatorics from the invariant theory of reflection groups.

Andras Vasy, Stanford University, Diffraction by edges.

Margaret H. Wright, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, A Tale of Three Complexities: the Worst of Times, the Best of Times, the Spring of Hope.