AMS special session on topology and combinatorics:
This session will consist of 12 talks, each of 45 minutes in length.
About half will be by topologists and about half by combinatorialists.
The longer talk format is intended to enable speakers to make talks
accessible to those in the other field. Speakers are encouraged to
choose topics they believe could benefit from input from the other
field and would be interesting to those in the other field.
Laura Anderson, SUNY-Binghamton
Patricia Hersh, North Carolina State University
Location: October 2-3, 2010 at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.
Hotels, registration, and other practical information: Suggestions appear on the
AMS web page.
Abstract submission deadline: August 10, 2010, to be submitted
electronically at the
submission web site
Saturday, October 2nd:
8-8:45am, Jim Davis, Indiana University,
Characteristic classes of matroid bundles and applications
9-9:45am, Alex Engstrom, UC Berkeley,
Topological representation of matroids from diagrams of spaces
10-10:45am, Emanuele Delucchi, Universitat Bremen, Germany,
3-3:45pm, Russ Woodroofe, Washington University in St. Louis,
Chordal clutters and k-decomposability
4-4:45pm, Kari Ragnarsson, Depaul University, The boolean complex of a Coxeter system
5-5:45pm, Ed Swartz, Cornell
Topology and combinatorics of linear quotients of spheres
Sunday, October 3rd:
8-8:45am, Jon McCammond, UC Santa Barbara,
Hyperbolic Coxeter groups and their finite simple cousins
9-9:45am, John Shareshian, Washington University in St. Louis,
Subgroup lattices of finite solvable groups
10-10:45am, Kyle Petersen, Depaul University, What does the $\gamma$-vector count?
3-3:45pm, Aaron Abrams, Emory University, Area relations in triangulations of a square
4-4:45pm, Karen Vogtmann, Cornell University,
Homomorphisms from Out($F_n$) to Out($F_m$)
5-5:45pm, Satyan Devadoss, Williams College,
Deformations of bordered Riemann surfaces and convex polytopes