SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

April 18, 2014

THE FIELDS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

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

Organizing Committee

Wilfrid Gangbo (Georgia Tech)
Young-Heon Kim (UBC)
Robert J McCann (Toronto)
Scientific Committee
Luigi Ambrosio (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)
Yann Brenier (CNRS, Nice)
Pierre-Andre Chiappori (Columbia)
Panagiota Daskalopoulos (Columbia)
Lawrence C Evans (UCBerkeley)
Felix Otto (MPI, Leipzig)
Neil S Trudinger (Australian National)

 


Preliminary Program activities

Conferences and Preconference Minischools:
The workshops include one afternoon of short contributed talks, including some by junior participants.

September 11-12
Minischool on Variational Problems in Economics

Speakers:Pierre-Andre Chiappori (Columbia), Alfred Galichon (Ecole Polytechnique), Robert McCann (Toronto), Xianwen Shi (Toronto)
September 15-19,
Conference on Optimization, Transportation and Equilibrium in Economics

Organized by Pierre-Andre Chiappori (Columbia), Alfred Galichon (Ecole Polytechnique), Robert McCann (Toronto), Xianwen Shi (Toronto).

October 2-3
Minischool on Variational Problems in Physics
October 6-10
Conference on Nonlinearity, Transport, Physics, and Patterns

Organized by Luigi Ambrosio (Pisa), Bob Jerrard (Toronto), Felix Otto (Leipzig), Mary Pugh (Toronto), Robert Seiringer (Montreal).

November 6-7
Minischool on Variational Problems in Geometry
November 10-14,
Conference on Calculus of Variations: Geometry, Inequalities, and Design

Organized by Almut Burchard (Toronto), Panagiota Daskalopoulos (New York), Young-Heon Kim (Vancouver), Ludovic Rifford (Nice), and Neil Trudinger (Canberra).

Coxeter and Distinguished Lecture Series

Coxeter Lectures, October, 2014
SYLVIA SERFATY, Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6


Distinguished Lectures, September 8-10, 2014
SIMON BRENDLE, Stanford University

Weekly seminars

Graduate courses TBA

Postdoctoral Fellows and Program Visitors

The Thematic Program on Variational Problems in Physics, Economics and Geometry is pleased to welcome the following Postdoctoral Fellows to the Program
Fields Postdoctoral Fellows
Arjun Krishnan (PhD, New York University, 2014)
Jean Louet (PhD, Universite Paris-Sud, 2014)
Kristen Moore (PhD, Freie Universitaet Berlin, 2013)
Manuel Gnann (PhD, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, 2014)
Mircea Petrache (PhD, ETH Zürich, 2013)
Fedor Soloviev (PhD, New York University)
Jun Kitagawa (PhD, Princeton University, 2011)
Andres Alberto Contreras (PhD, University of Toronto)

In addition the Fields Medal Symposium (17-20 November 2014) will be taking place during the semester.

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