AMS SPECIAL SESSION ON
SINGULARITIES IN ALGEBRAIC AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Wednesday, January 13, 1999
8:00 a.m. Isolated Hypersurface Singularities with "Large" Torsion Module of
Michler*, University of North Texas.
8:30 a.m. Berger's Conjecture: A Problem in which Algebraic Geometry, Com-
mutative Algebra, and Hochschild Homology Meet, Sue Geller*, Texas A & M Uni-
9:00 a.m. Weighted Chern-Mather Classes and Milnor Classes, Paolo Aluffi*,
Florida State University.
9:30a.m. Graph Manifolds for Algebraic Plane Curveg, Eriko Hironaka*, Florida
State University. ·
10:00 a.m. Cohomology of the Link of a Surface Singularity in Positive Char-
acteristic, Aise J. de Jong*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
2:15 p.m. Canonical Resolution of Quasi-Ordinary Surface Singularities, Lee
McEwan*, The Ohio State University at Mansfield, Chunsheng Ban, The Ohio
State University at Mansfield.
2:45 p.m. Deforming Artin Gorenstein Algebras, and Singularities, Anthony
A. Iarrobino, Jr.*, Northeastern University.
3:15 p.m. Valuations and Binomial Ideals, Bernard H. Teissier*, Universite
Paris 7, C.N.R.S., France.
4:15p.m. Euler Obstruction and Indices of Vector Fields, Jean-Paul Brasselet*,
IML-CNRS, Luminy, France, Dfing Trang Le, Universite de Provence Marseille,
C.N.R.S., France, Jose Seade, Institute of Mathematics, National Autonomous Uni-
versity of Mexico.
5:15p.m. The Weak Subintegral Closure of a Monomial Ideal, Les Reid, South-
west Missouri University, Marie A. Vitulli*, University of Oregon.
Thursday, January 14, 1999
8:00a.m. An Explicit Construction of Complete Kahler Saper Metrics by Means
of Desingularization, Caroline Grant Melles*, United States Naval Academy, Pierre
Milman, University of Toronto.
8:30 a.m. Stratification Conditions, Plane Sections and Equisingularity, Ter-
ence J. Gaffney*, Northeastern University.
9:00 a.m. Resolution of Singularities and its History, Shreeram S. Abhyankar*,
10:00 a.m. "Weakly" Elliptic Gorenstein Singularities of Surfaces, Andras
Nemethi*, The Ohio State University.
11:00 a.m. A Resolution Algorithm for a Special Class of Hypersurface Sin-
gularities, Andras Nemethi, The Ohio State University, Agnes Szilard*, The Ohio
11:30 a.m. Minimal Models and Roundedness of Stable Varieties, Kalle Karu*,
3:15p.m. Monomialization and Factorization of Morphisms, Steven Dale Cut-
kosky*, University of Missouri.