May 30, 2024

September 18-20, 2008
Conference on Non-linear Phenomena in Mathematical Physics:
Dedicated to Cathleen Synge Morawetz
on her 85th birthday
to be held at
Fields Institute,
222 College Street, Toronto

Co-sponsored by:
Organizing Committee
Jim Colliander (University of Toronto), Susan Friedlander (University of Southern California)
Irene M. Gamba (U. Texas at Austin) - Committee Chair, Fern Hunt (NIST)
Barbara L. Keyfitz (Fields Institute, Canada), Walter Strauss (Brown University)

The list of invited speakers includes:

Claude Bardos, ( Paris VI)
Lia Bronsard, (McMaster)
Suncica Canic, (Houston)
Gui Qiang Chen, (Northwestern)
Costas Dafermos, ( Brown)
Susan Friedlander (Southern California)
Irene M. Gamba (Texas at Austin)
Manoussos Grillakis, (Maryland)
Yan Guo (Brown)
Tom Hou (CalTech)
Izabella Laba, (British Columbia)
Peter Lax, (Courant)
Louis Nirenberg, (Courant)
Kevin Payne, (Milano)
Jalal Shatah, (Courant)
Sylvia Serfaty, (Courant & Universite Pierre et Marie Curie).
G. Staffilani, (MIT)
Walter Strauss (Brown University)
S.R.S Varadhan (Courant)
H.T Yau (Harvard)

Students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to make poster submissions. Poster boards will be available on site 36" X 42". There will not be any provision for contributed talks at the meeting. However, any participant who wishes to present a poster is invited to submit a title and abstract by August 15.


FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Support for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to cover travel and local expenses will be available through the Fields Institute. The application deadline is August 1, 2008.


Thursday September 18, 2008
Morning Session
8:00 - 8:45am Check-In/Continental Breakfast ( hosted by Fields)
8:45 - 9:00am Barbara Keyfitz, Fields Institute Director
Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 - 9:40am Walter Strauss, Brown University
Two Problems: Nonlinear Wave Scattering and Plasma Stability
9:45 - 10:25am Claude Bardos, University of Paris VI, France
Remarks on Navier Stokes and Euler Equation
10:30 – 10:50am Break
10:50 - 11:30am Costas Dafermos, Brown University
Hyperbolic Conservation Laws with Weak Dissipation
11:35am – 12:15pm Sylvia Serfaty, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU and Universite Pierre et Marie Curie
From the Ginzburg-Landau energy to vortex lattice problems
12:20 - 2:15pm Lunch (on your own)
Afternoon Session
2:15-2:55pm Louis Nirenberg, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Some remarks on nonlinear second order elliptic equations.
3:00-3:20pm Coffee Break
3:20-4:00pm Gigliola Staffilani, MIT
Kato's smoothing effect for solutions to the  capillary water-wave problem.
4:00– 6:00 pm Reception (cash bar) and Poster Session
Friday September 19, 2008
Morning Session
8:15 - 9:00am Continental Breakfast ( hosted by Fields)
9:00 - 9:40am Peter Lax, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Spectral Representation and Translation Representation.
9:45 – 10:25am

Yan Guo, Brown University
Boltzmann equation in bounded domains.

10:30 – 10:50am Break
10:50-11:30 am

Irene M. Gamba, The University of Texas at Austin
Sharp estimates for the Boltzmann Equation

11:35-12:15 pm Gui-Qiang Chen, Northwestern University, USA
Shock Reflection-Diffraction Phenomena, Transonic Flow, and Free Boundary Problems
12:20 - 2:15pm Lunch (on your own)
Afternoon Session
2:15-2:55pm Horng-Tzer Yau, Harvard University
Lower bounds on the blow-up rate of the axisymmetric Navier-Stokes equations
3:00-3:20pm Coffee Break
3:20-4:00pm Susan Friedlander, University of Southern California
Energy Conservation and Onsager's Conjecture for the Euler Equations
4:05-4:15 pm Break
4:15-4:55pm Tom Hou, CalTech
On the stabilizing effect of convection in 3D incompressible flows
6:30pm Banquet dinner at the Faculty Club
Saturday September 20, 2008
Morning Session
8:15 - 9:00am Continental Breakfast ( hosted by Fields)
9:00 - 9:40am S.R.S Varadhan, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
Large deviations for Random walks in a Random Environment
9:45 – 10:25am Izabella Laba, The University of British Columbia
Arithmetic progressions in sets of fractional dimension
10:30 – 10:50am Break
10:50-11:30 am Manoussos Grillakis, The University of Maryland
Correlation Estimates and Applications to Schroedinger Equations
11:35 – 12:15pm Jalal Shatah, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
The Method of Space-time Resonances
12:20 - 2:15pm Lunch (on your own)
Afternoon session
2:15-2:55pm Lia Bronsard, McMaster University
On the mixed state in anisotropic superconductors
3:00-3:20pm Coffee Break
3:15 – 3:55pm Kevin Payne, Universita di Milano
Weak well-posedness of the Dirichlet problem for equations of mixed elliptic-hyperbolic type
4:00 Closing remarks
  Sunny Canic, Houston University (unable to attend)


Fullname University Name
Alonso, Ricardo University of Texas
Bae, Hantaek Courant Institute
Bardos, Claude Universite de Paris 6 et Paris 7
Bociu, Lorena University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Bronsard, Lia McMaster University
Canic, Suncica University of Houston
Cerezo, Richard University of Toronto
Challal, Samia Fields Institute
Chen, Gui-Qiang Northwestern University
Cheng, Bin University of Michigan
Chugunova, Marina University of Toronto
Colliander, James University of Toronto
Dafermos, Constantine Brown University
D'Ambroise, Jennie University of Massachusetts Amherst
Davis, Chandler University of Toronto
Ding, Qian Northwestern University
Friedlander, Susan University of Southern California
Galvão-Sousa, Bernardo McMaster University
Gamba, Irene University of Texas
Grillakis, Manoussos University of Maryland
Guevara, Cristi Darley Arizona State University
Guo, Yan Brown University
Hou, Thomas Caltech
Hunt, Fern National Institute of Standards and Technology
Keyfitz, Barbara University of Houston and Fields Institute
Klingenberg, Christian Wurzburg University
Laba, Izabella University of British Columbia
Lax, Peter Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Li, Tong University of Iowa
Lupo, Daniela Politecnico di Milano
Molahajloo, Shahla York University
Momeni, Abbas Queen's University
Moore, Matthew University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Morawetz Jeck, Lida  
Morawetz, John S.  
Morawetz, Nancy  
Nirenberg, Louis Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Payne, Kevin Universita` degli Studi di Milano
Popivanov, Nedyu "St. Kl. Ohridski" University of Sofia
Radu, Petronela University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Riehm, Carl McMaster University
Rubinstein, Pegeen  
Ruskai, Mary Beth Tufts Unvierstiy
Serfaty, Sylvia Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Sever, Michael The Hebrew University
Shatah, Jalal M.I. Courant Institute
Sinclair, Tony University of Toronto
Staffilani, Gigliola Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Strauss, Walter Brown University
Suazo, Erwin Arizona State University
Sulem, Catherine University of Toronto
Synge Morawetz, Cathleen Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU
Thoren, Elizabeth University of Texas at Austin
Varadhan, S.R.S. Courant Institute of Mathematics
Vicol, Vlad University of Southern California
Walker, Homer Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Warchall, Henry National Science Foundation
Yau, Horng-Tzer Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Zhao, Guowei SUNY-Buffalo
To Be Confirmed
Ryabukha, Tatiana Institute of Mathematics of NAS of Ukraine
Wu, Sijue University of Michigan
Hougland, Juliet Reed College
Abou Salem, Walid University of Toronto
Cami, Ermira Virginia Polytech Inst and State Univ.
Kim, Eunheui California State University Long Beach
Pan, Wu San Rust College

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