AMS Fall 2011 Central Section Meeting

An American Mathematical Society Fall Regional Conference

Held on the campus of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln
October 14–16, 2011 (Friday - Sunday)

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Registration & Book Sales will run from 2:00pm - 5:30pm on Friday and from 7:30am - 4:30pm on Saturday in the lower level lobby of Avery Hall. Special Sessions and Invited Addresses will begin at 2:55pm on Friday and conclude at noon on Sunday. The Erdos Memorial Lecture is in the city campus Union Ballroom. The other invited lectures are in Avery Hall 115.

Friday October 14, 2011
 2:00 p.m. -  5:30 p.m. Registration, Book Sale and Exhibit (lower level lobby of Avery Hall)
 2:45 p.m. -  2:55 p.m. Opening ceremony and remarks
 2:55 p.m. -  3:45 p.m. Invited Address: Lewis P. Bowen 
                        Entropy theory for actions of sofic groups
 4:00 p.m. -  5:50 p.m. Special Sessions
 8:30 p.m. -  9:30 p.m. Graduate Student Poster Session (Downtown Holiday Inn)
Saturday October 15, 2011
 7:30 a.m. -  4:30 p.m. Registration, Book Sale and Exhibit
 8:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Special Sessions
11:05 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. Invited Address: Alina Cojocaru 
                        Questions about the reductions modulo primes of an elliptic curve
12:00 noon -  1:15 p.m. Lunch
 1:25 p.m. -  2:15 p.m. Invited Address: Michael Zieve 
                        The happy marriage between arithmetic geometry and dynamical systems
 2:30 p.m. -  4:20 p.m. Special Sessions
 4:40 p.m. -  5:30 p.m. Erdos Memorial Lecture: Emmanuel Candes 
                        Recovering the unseen: Some recent advances in low-rank matrix reconstruction
 5:30 p.m. -  6:30 p.m. Reception (Student Union Centennial Room)

Sunday October 16, 2011
 8:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Special Sessions

Public Lectures

In addition to three invited hour speakers (Lewis Bowen of Texas A&M University, Alina Cojocaru of the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Michael Zieve of the University of Michigan), this meeting features the 2011 Erdos Memorial Lecture (Union Ballroom), to be given by Emmanuel Candes of Stanford University. A reception follows the Lecture (in an adjacent room).


The meeting will take place on the city campus of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

The Erdos Lecture will be in the city campus Student Union. Special sessions and the other invited talks are expected to be in Avery Hall and nearby buildings. Here is an Avery Hall floor plan.

For a map of UNL and its location in Lincoln, please see the campus maps web page.

Poster Session

Everyone (undergrads, graduate students, post docs and faculty) is encouraged to participate in the AMS Poster session to be held 8:30-9:30pm, Friday, 10/14/2011, at the Downtown Holiday Inn. We expect a large crowd (there will be a cash bar), so this is a great chance to publicize your work and get to know people! In order to present a poster, you need to register for the poster session and submit an abstract. You can do this on-line at our registration page. The deadline to submit an abstract is September 30. Here are the currently registered presenters (with poster titles and abstracts).

Special Sessions

Deadline for consideration (if not invited) for inclusion in AMS Special Sessions: June 28, 2011

Deadline for ALL Abstract Submissions: August 23, 2011

Here is a link to the AMS web page of all of the special sessions.

Below is a list of links to web sites put up by organizers for their individual special sessions:

Special Session on Extremal and Probabilistic Combinatorics (Code: SS 5A)

Special Session on Recent Progress in Operator Algebras (Code: SS 6A)

Special Session on Coding Theory (Code: SS 7A)

Special Session on Algebraic Geometry and Graded Commutative Algebra (Code: SS 8A)

Special Session on Continuous and Numerical Analysis in the Control of PDE's (Code: SS 9A)

Special Session on Algorithmic and Geometric Properties of Groups and Semigroups (Code: SS 10A)

Special Session on Local Commutative Algebra (Code: SS 11A)

Special Session on Matrices and Graphs (Code: SS 12A)

Special Session on Invariants in Knot Theory and Low-dimensional Topology (Code: SS 14A)

Special Session on Commutative Algebra (Code: SS 16A)

Sponsors of the meeting:

American Mathematical Society
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Mathematics.

For additional information please contact:

AMS Associate Secretary: Georgia Benkart
AMS Conference Coordinator: Peter F Smith
Local Faculty Organizer: Brian Harbourne
Conference Coordinator: Marilyn Johnson