Special Session on Convergence of Manifolds
Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting of the AMS
Lawrenceville, NJ, April 1718, 2004
Organizers:
Xiaochun Rong
(rong at math.rutgers.edu)
Rutgers University
Christina Sormani
(sormanic at member.ams.org)
Lehman College, City University of New York
Guofang Wei
(wei at math.ucsb.edu)
University of California at Santa Barbara
Information:
Speakers:

Cristina Abreau Suzuki, CUNY Graduate Center,
csuzuki at mindspring.com, "Rough Isometries Between NonCompact
Riemannian Manifolds"

Stephanie Alexander, U.I.U.C.
sba at math.uiuc.edu, "Generalized cone constructions in Alexandrov
Riemannian and Lorentz spaces" (w/ Richard Bishop).

Igor Belegradek, Georgia Tech,
ib at math.gatech.edu, "Negative pinching and nilpotent groups."
work with Vitali Kapovitch

Fuquan Fang, Capital Normal University, Beijing,
fuquanfang at eyou.com, "Rigidity of 5manifolds of pinched positive
sectional curvature."

Vitali Kapovitch, University of California at Santa Barbara,
vitali at math.ucsb.edu, "Classification of negatively pinched manifolds
with almost nilpotent fundamental groups." work with Igor Belegradek.

Svetlana A. Krat, Penn. State University,
krat at mth.psu.edu

Frederic Latremoliere, Berkeley University student,
frederic at math.berkeley.edu, "Approximation of the quantum Tori by finite
quantum Tori for the quantum GromovHaussdorff distance. "

Johan Noldus, Vakgroep Wiskundige Analyse, Belgium,
Johan.Noldus at UGent.be, "Lorentzian Gromov Hausdorff theory."

WeiDong Ruan, University of Illinois at Chicago,
ruan at math.uic.edu, "Degeneration of KahlerEinstein manifolds."

Natasa Sesum, MIT,
natasas at math.mit.edu, "The curvature tensor and the convergence of
metrics under the Ricci flow."

Christina Sormani , Lehman College and Graduate Center, CUNY,
sormani at comet.lehman.cuny.edu , "Convergence and the Covering Spectrum."

MuTao Wang, Columbia University,
mtwang at cpw.math.columbia.edu, "Deforming mappings by geometric flows."
Saturday Program: (321 Memorial Hall)

9:009:20 a.m. (321 Memorial Hall)
Rough Isometries Between NonCompact Riemannian Manifolds.
Cristina Abreu Suzuki*, The Graduate Center, CUNY student
(9975357)

9:3010:10 a.m. (321 Memorial Hall)
Convergence and the Covering Spectrum.
Christina Sormani, Lehman College and CUNY Graduate Center
Guofang Wei*, U.C.S.B.
(99758119)

10:2011:00 a.m. (321 Memorial Hall)
On surfaces with small variation of Gaussian curvature.
Svetlana A. Krat, Penn. State University,

11:1012:05 p.m. (Theater, Bart Luedeke Student Center)
Invited Address:
Poincar\'e duality, free loop space, and strings.
Dennis P. Sullivan*, Graduate Center at CUNY, SUNY Stony Brook

1:302:20 p.m. (Theater, Bart Luedeke Student Center)
Invited Address:
Affine isoperimetric inequalities.
Gaoyong Zhang*, Polytechnic University

2:303:10 p.m. (321 Memorial Hall)
Generalized cone constructions in Alexandrov, Riemannian and Lorentz spaces.
Stephanie B Alexander*, UIUC
Richard L Bishop, UIUC
(99753132)

3:204:00 p.m. (321 Memorial Hall)
Lorentzian Gromov Hausdorff theory.
Johan Noldus*, Universiteit Gent
(9975145)

4:104:50 p.m. (321 Memorial Hall)
Approximation of the quantum Tori by finite quantum Tori for the quantum GromovHaussdorf distance.
Frederic Latremoliere*, University of California, Berkeley
(9974671)

5:005:40 p.m. (321 Memorial Hall)
Discussion of Lorentzian Convergence
Sunday Program:

8:409:20 a.m. (321 Memorial Hall)
Degeneration of KahlerEinstein manifolds.
WeiDong Ruan*, University of Illinois at Chicago
(99753126)

9:3010:10 a.m. (321 Memorial Hall)
The curvature tensor and the convergence of metrics under the Ricci flow.
Natasa Sesum*, MIT
(99753124)

10:2011:00 a.m. (321 Memorial Hall)
Deforming mappings by geometric flows.
MuTao Wang*, Columbia University
(99753114)

11:1012:05 p.m. (Theater, Bart Luedeke Student Center)
Invited Address:
Vortices in the GinzburgLandau model of superconductivity.
Sylvia Serfaty*, New York UniversityCourant Institute

1:302:20 p.m. (Theater, Bart Luedeke Student Center)
Invited Address:
Problems in topology left over from the twentieth century.
William Browder*, Princeton University

2:303:10 p.m. (321 Memorial Hall)
Rigidity of 5manifolds of pinched positive sectional curvature.
Fuquan Fang*, Nankai Institute of Mathemactis, Nankai University, China
(9975360)

3:204:00 p.m. (321 Memorial Hall)
Negative pinching and nilpotent groups.
Igor Belegradek*, Georgia Tech
Vilali Kapovitch, University of California Santa Barbara
(9975397)

4:104:50 p.m. (321 Memorial Hall)
Classification of negatively pinched manifolds with almost nilpotent fundamental groups.
Vitali Kapovitch*, University of California at Santa Barbara
Igor Belegradek, Georgia Institute of Technology,
(9975307)

5:00 5:40 p.m. (321 Memorial Hall)
Discussion of Pinching
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