AWM at JMM 2010

Moscone Conference Center, San Francisco, CA

Wednesday January 13, 2010, 2:15 p.m.-3:40 p.m., Room 2007, 2nd Floor, Moscone

AWM Panel Discussion: Dual careers or dueling careers? Jobs and the two-body problem

  • Moderators:
  • Georgia Benkart, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Panelists:
  • Christine Min Wotipka, Stanford University
  • Ellen Spertus, Mills College and Google
  • David C. Manderscheid, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Maia Averett, Mills College

Wednesday January 13, 2010, 3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., Room 2007, 2nd Floor, Moscone

AWM Business Meeting

Wednesday January 13, 2010, 9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Lobby, 2nd Floor, Moscone

AWM Reception and Prize Session

Thursday January 14, 2010, 10:05 a.m. – 10:55 a.m., Main Lecture Room, 2nd Floor, Moscone

AWM Noether Lecture : You can’t hear the shape of a manifold

Carolyn S. Gordon, Dartmouth College

Inverse spectral problems ask how much information about an object is encoded in spectral data. For example, Mark Kac’s question “Can you hear the shape of a drum?” asks whether a plane domain, viewed as a vibrating membrane, is determined by the Dirichlet eigenvalue spectrum of the associated Laplacian, equivalently, by the characteristic frequencies of vibration. The lecture will focus on Kac’s question and its generalization to Riemannian manifolds. We will consider methods for constructing manifolds with the same spectral data and compare examples of such “sound-alike” manifolds. We will also refer to related constructions on discrete and quantum graphs.

Friday January 15, 2010, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m., Room 3014, 3rd Floor, Moscone

AMS-AWM Special Session on Spectral Problems on Compact Riemannian Manifolds, I

  • Abstracts
  • Organizers:
  • Carolyn Gordon, Dartmouth College csgordon
  • Ruth Gornet, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Craig Sutton, Dartmouth College
  • 8:00 a.m. Spectral bounds on 2-orbifold diffeomorphism type,
    Emily Proctor, Middlebury College
    Elizabeth Stanhope*, Lewis & Clark College
  • 8:30 a.m. Spectral and geometric bounds on orbifold homotopy type,
    Emily Proctor*, Middlebury College
    Elizabeth Stanhope, Lewis & Clark College
  • 9:00 a.m. Some applications of the trace formula on orbifolds to the inverse spectral problem,
    Alejandro Uribe*, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 9:30 a.m. On the singularities of the exponential map,
    Benjamin Schmidt*, Michigan State University
    Keith Burns, Northwestern University
  • 10:00 a.m. Quantum ergodic restriction theorems,
    Steve Zelditch*, Johns Hopkins Univ and Northwestern Univ
  • 10:30 a.m. Spectral rigidity of analytic plane domains with one mirror symmetry,
    Hamid Hezari*, MIT
    Steve Zelditch, Johns Hopkins University

Friday January 15, 2010, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m., Room 3003, 3rd Floor, Moscone

AMS-AWM Special Session on Spectral Problems on Compact Riemannian Manifolds, II

  • Abstracts
  • Organizers:
  • Carolyn Gordon, Dartmouth College csgordon
  • Ruth Gornet, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Craig Sutton, Dartmouth College
  • 1:00 p.m. Inverse scattering results for manifolds hyperbolic at infinity
    David Borthwick, Emory University
    Peter A. Perry*, University of Kentucky
  • 1:30 p.m. The genus spectrum of a hyperbolic 3-manifold
    D. B. McReynolds*, University of Chicago
    Alan W. Reid, University of Texas in Austin
  • 2:00 p.m. Length-spectral rigidity for flat metrics
    Moon Duchin*, University of Michigan
    Christopher J Leininger, University of Illinois
    Kasra Rafi, University of Oklahoma
  • 2:30 p.m. The Cut-off Covering Spectrum
    Christina Sormani, CUNY Graduate Center and Lehman College
    Guofang Wei*, UC Santa Barbara
  • 3:00 p.m. Spectral problems for polygons
    Julie Rowlett*, Hausdorff Center for Mathematics
  • 3:30 p.m. Break
  • 4:00 p.m. Eigenvalues and Isoperimetric Inequalities
    Jesse Ratzkin*, University College Cork
  • 4:30 p.m. Hearing Delzant polygons from the equivariant spectrum,
    Emily B. Dryden*, Bucknell University
    Victor Guillemin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Rosa Sena-Dias, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon
  • 5:00 p.m. The fundamental domain of Random Riemann surfaces
    Eran Makover*, Central Connecticut State University
    Jeff McGowan, Central Connecticut State University
  • 5:30 p.m. The fundamental domain of Random Riemann surfaces
    Jeffrey McGowan*, Central Connecticut State University
    Eran Makover, Central Connecticut State University

Saturday January 16, 2010, 8:30 a.m.-10:20 a.m., Room 2007, 2nd Floor, Moscone

AWM Workshop: Research Presentations by Recent Ph.D.’s, I

  • Abstracts
  • 8:30 a.m. Families over special base manifolds and a conjecture of Campana,
    Kelly Jabbusch*, University of Freiburg
    Stefan Kebekus, University of Freiburg
  • 9:00 a.m. Shift Automorphism Varieties Are Not Residually Finite,
    Kate S Owens*, College Station, TX
  • 9:30 a.m. Oscillation Criteria for Second Order Linear Delay Dynamic Equations,
    Raegan Higgins*, Texas Tech University
  • 10:00 a.m. An obstruction to slicing iterated Bing doubles,
    Cornelia A. Van Cott*, University of San Francisco

Saturday January 16, 2010, 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Room 2007, 2nd Floor, Moscone

AWM Workshop: Poster Session with Presentations from Women Graduate Students

  • 10:30 a.m. Siphons in biochemical reaction systems: an algebraist’s point of view
    Anne Shiu*, University of California Berkeley
    Bernd Sturmfels, University of California Berkeley
  • 10:30 a.m. Backward-iteration sequences and boundary repelling fixed points in higher dimension
    Olena Ostapyuk*, Kansas State University
  • 10:30 a.m. Invariance and Automorphisms of the Computably Enumerable Sets
    Rachel Epstein*, University of Chicago
  • 10:30 a.m. A bijection between partially directed paths in the symmetric wedge and matchings
    Svetlana Poznanović*, Texas A&M University
  • 10:30 a.m. Point Parameter Rings
    Chelsea M Walton*, University of Michigan
  • 10:30 a.m. Direct-sum decompositions of modules over rings of infinite Cohen-Macaulay type
    Silvia Saccon*, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 10:30 a.m. A partial generalization of the Gross-Kohnen-Zagier theorem to higher weight modular forms
    Kimberly Hopkins*, University of Texas at Austin
  • 10:30 a.m. The core and the adjoint: a condition for equality
    Angela L Kohlhaas*, University of Notre Dame
  • 10:30 a.m. What is acurve?,
    Ekin Ozman*, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 10:30 a.m. Ihara Zeta Functions and Some Ramified Covers of Graphs
    Beth Malmskog*, Colorado State University
    Michelle Manes, University of Hawaii
  • 10:30 a.m. The Abelian-Nonabelian Correspondence in Gromov-Witten Theory
    Kaisa E Taipale*, University of Minnesota
  • 10:30 a.m. Computable distributive lattices and Heyting algebras,
    Amy Turlington*, University of Connecticut
  • 10:30 a.m. The most interesting surface homeomorphisms
    Chia-Yen Tsai*, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 10:30 a.m. Toric models of graphs
    Weronika J Buczynska*, Texas A&M University
  • 10:30 a.m. On stable states in a coupled energetic model for incompressible nematic elastomers
    Andrea Catalina Rubiano*, Purdue University
  • 10:30 a.m. Approximating invariant densities of metastable systems
    Cecilia Gonzalez Tokman*, University of Maryland

    Saturday January 16, 2010, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., Room 2007, 2nd Floor, Moscone

    AWM Workshop Panel Discussion: Career opportunities: The early years

    • Moderators:
    • Rachelle C. Decoste, Wheaton College
    • Panelists:
    • Ann Almgren, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
    • Maura B. Mast, University of Massachusetts-Boston
    • Sharon M. Frechette, College of the Holy Cross
    • Ulrica Y. Wilson, Morehouse College

    Saturday January 16, 2010, 2:30 p.m.-4:20 p.m., Room 2007, 2nd Floor, Moscone

AWM Workshop: Research Presentations by Recent Ph.D.’s, II

  • Abstracts
  • 2:30 p.m. Interpolation on Rational Surfaces
    Amanda Knecht*, University of Michigan
  • 3:00 p.m. Killing Forms of Isotropic Lie Algebras
    Audrey Malagon*, Mercer University
  • 3:30 p.m. The mixed boundary value problem in Lipschitz domains
    Katharine A. Ott*, University of Kentucky
    Russell Brown, University of Kentucky
  • 4:00 p.m. K3 surfaces with discrete symmetry groups
    Ursula Anne Whitcher*, Harvey Mudd College