SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

October 21, 2014

THE FIELDS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

July-December 2014
Thematic Program on
Variational Problems in Physics, Economics and Geometry

November 10-14,
CONFERENCE OF CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS: Geometry, Inequalities, and Design

Organizing Committee
  Almut Burchard (Toronto)
Panagiota Daskalopoulos (New York)
Young-Heon Kim (Vancouver)
Ludovic Rifford (Nice)
Neil Trudinger (Canberra)

INVITED SPEAKERS:
Sun-Yung Alice Chang (Princeton University)
Bernard Bonnard (Université de Bourgogne)
Guy Bouchitté (Université de Toulon et du Var)
Simon Brendle (Stanford University)
Julie Clutterbuck (Australian National University)
Tobias Colding (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Panagiota Daskalopoulos (Columbia University)
Alessio Figalli (University of Texas at Austin)
Nassif Ghoussoub (University of British Columbia)
Pengfei Guan (McGill University)
Gerhard Huisken (Universität Tübingen)
Francesco Maggi (University of Texas)
Fernando Codá Marques (Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada)
Aaron Naber (Northwestern University)
Andre Neves (Imperial College London)
Ovidiu Savin (Columbia University)
Natasa Sesum (Rutgers University)
Richard Schoen (Stanford University and UC, Irvine)
Allen Tannenbaum (Stony Brook University)

Monday, November 10

9:30-10:00

Coffee and Registration

10:00-10:10

Welcome

10:10-11:00

Sun-Yung Alice Chang (Princeton University)

11:10-12:00

Allen Tannenbaum (Stony Brook University)

12:10-2:00

Lunch break

2:10-3:00

Gerhard Huisken (Universität Tübingen)

3:00-3:30

Tea break
3:30-3:55
Nassif Ghoussoub (University of British Columbia)

4:10-5:00

Simon Brendle (Stanford University)

5:00

Reception

Tuesday, November 11

9:10-10:00

Andre Neves (Imperial College London)

10:00-10:10

Coffee break

10:10-11:00

Francesco Maggi (University of Texas)

11:00-2:00

Lunch break

2:10-3:00

Ovidiu Savin (Columbia University)

3:00-3:30

Tea break
3:30-6:00
SHORT TALKS
Danila Zaev
(Higher School of Economics)
Abbas Momeni (Queen's University)
Jean Taylor (Rutger's University)

6:00

Reception
Wednesday, November 12

9:10-10:00

Fernando Codá Marques (Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada)

10:00-10:10

Coffee break

10:10-11:00

Guy Bouchitté (Université de Toulon et du Var)

Thursday, November 13

9:10-10:00

Tobias Colding (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

10:00-10:30

Coffee break

10:30-11:20

Bernard Bonnard (Université de Bourgogne)

11:30-12:20

Natasa Sesum (Rutger's University)

12:20-2:00

Lunch

2:10-3:00

Aaron Naber (Northwestern University)

3:00-3:30

Tea break
3:30-4:30
Richard Schoen (Stanford University and UC, Irvine)
Variational problems related to sharp eigenvalue estimates on surfaces

4:40-5:20

 
Friday, November 14
9:10-10:00
Pengfei Guan (McGill University)
10:10-11:00
Alessio Figalli (University of Texas at Austin)
11:00-11:15
Coffee Break

 

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