Texas Geometry and Topology Conference
Spring 1999, 26-28 February 1999
Texas Tech University

"TGTC in Flatland"

Conference Schedule

All events will be held on the Texas Tech campus

Friday, February 26, 1999
6:00-8:00 p.m.Complimentary Buffet
8:00-9:00 p.m.Lisa Traynor, Bryn Mawr
Legendrian Tangles
Saturday, February 27, 1999
8:00-9:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:00 a.m.Sergio Fenley, Washington University at St. Louis
Immersed Surfaces Transverse to Pseudo_Anosov Flows and Virtual Fibers
10:00-10:30 a.m.Break
10:30-11:30 a.m.Ken Richardson, Texas Christian University
Group Actions and the Heat Equation
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.Lunch (on your own, restaurant information available)
1:30-2:30 p.m.Tanya Christiansen, University of Missouri at Columbia
Spectral Theory for Some Noncompact Manifolds
2:30-3:00 p.m.Break
3:00-4:00 p.m.Jim Anderson, Unversity of Southampton and Rice University
Locally Free Kleinian Groups and Hyperbolic Manifolds
4:00-4:15 p.m.Break
4:15-5:15 p.m.Charles Boyer, University of New Mexico
Einstein Manifolds via Contact Geometry
6:00-9:00 p.m.Conference Banquet, Texas Tech Ranching Heritage Center
Sunday, February 28, 1999
8:30-9:30 a.m.Continental Breakfast
9:30-10:30 a.m.Patrick Eberlein, Unversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Geometry of Two-Step Nilpotent Lie Groups
10:30-11:00 a.m.Break
11:00 a.m.-12:00 noonPeter Petersen, University of California at Los Angeles
The Hitchin-Thorpe Ineqality for Noncompact 4-Manifolds

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