2002 Symposium Announcements
The 5th Annual Rivière-Fabes Symposium
April 5-7, 2002
The Rivière-Fabes Symposium on Analysis and Partial
Differential Equations is held annually at the School of Mathematics to
honor the memory of two distinguished former colleagues, Nestor M. Rivière
and Eugene B. Fabes. The fifth Rivière-Fabes Symposium will take
place April 5-7, 2002, Friday afternoon - Sunday morning. The principal
speakers are Professors David Jerison (MIT) and Elias Stein (Princeton
University), each of whom will give two lectures. The following invited
speakers will give one lecture each: Professors Nets Katz (Washington
University in St. Louis), Michael Lacey (Georgia Institute of Technology),
Wilhelm Schlag (Caltech) and Tatiana Toro (University of Washington, Seattle).
The organizing committee consists of Professor C. Kenig (University of
Chicago), and Professors N. Jain, N. Krylov, W. Littman, F. Reitich and
M. Safonov (Chair) of the School of Mathematics. For further information
see the department website www.math.umn.edu/arb/RiviereFabes.html
The fourth Rivière-Fabes Symposium was held here
on April 20-22, 2001. Professors Daniel Stroock (MIT) and Robert Fefferman
(Chicago) gave two lectures each: "A differentiable structure on
the space of probability measures" and "Hodge theory on certain
non-compact Riemannian manifolds" (Professor Stroock), and "Some
issues in harmonic analysis related to the work of Fabes and Rivière
on non-isotropic dilations: I) Maximal functions, and II) Singular integrals"
(Professor Fefferman). The other main speakers were: Professors P. Daskalopoulos
(UC Irvine), "Gauss curvature flow with flat sides: geometry and
regularity of the interface"; S. Hoffman (University of Missouri,
Columbia), "The solution of the square root problem of Kato";
M. Mitrea (University of Missouri, Columbia), "Elliptic boundary
value problems on Sobolev-Besov spaces"; and Terence Tao (UCLA),
"Global regularity of wave maps." A dinner for the participants
was held Saturday, April 21, 2001.
First Biennial Yamabe Memorial Symposium
September 20-22, 2002
The Yamabe Memorial Lecture, in honor of the distinguished
mathematician Hidehiko Yamabe (1923-1960), has been held annually since
1989, in alternating years, at the University of Minnesota and at Northwestern
University. Lectures in this series have been given by Professors Neil
Trudinger, Eugenio Calabi, Rick Schoen, Shizuo Kakutani, Craig Evans,
Walter Rudin, Robert Hardt, Katsumi Nomizu, Fred Gehring, Richard Hamilton,
Peter Sarnak, Jeff Cheeger and S.-T. Yau.
In the future we will continue this fine tradition in a
different and more extended form. Thanks to a gift to the School of Mathematics
from a very generous anonymous donor, a permanent endowment has been set
up to suppport a biennial conference, which will be known as the Yamabe
Memorial Symposium. This Symposium will be held for the first time Friday-Sunday,
September 20-22, 2002 at the School of Mathematics. The Memorial Lecture,
in its original form, will continue to be held at Northwestern in alternate
The 2002 symposium organizers are Conan Leung, Jiaping Wang
and myself. This first Yamabe Symposium will be a high-level conference
on aspects of geometry and analysis. The organizers expect to have a very
distinguished list of speakers and an exciting symposium.
Robert Gulliver, Professor and Chair of the Yamabe Symposium
Conference to Celebrate the 70th Birthday of
Regents' Professor Avner Friedman
November 8-10, 2002
Avner Friedman is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
He served as director
of the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications from 1986 to 1997.
The conference will be held at the University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis. The organizing committee consists of Professors Nicolai Krylov,
Walter Littman (chair), Fernando Reitich, and Fadil Santosa.
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