
THE
FIELDS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
JulyDecember
2014
Thematic Program on Variational
Problems in Physics, Economics and Geometry
Organizing
Committee 

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



Program activities
Fall Semester Members and
Postdoctoral Seminars
Conferences and Preconference Minischools:
The workshops include one afternoon of short contributed talks, including
some by junior participants.
September 1112
Minischool on Variational Problems in
Economics
Speakers:PierreAndre Chiappori (Columbia), Alfred
Galichon (Ecole Polytechnique), Robert McCann (Toronto), Xianwen Shi (Toronto)
September 1519,
Conference on Optimization, Transportation and Equilibrium in Economics
Organized by PierreAndre Chiappori (Columbia), Alfred Galichon (Ecole Polytechnique),
Robert McCann (Toronto), Xianwen Shi (Toronto).
October 23
Minischool on Variational Problems in
Physics
October 610
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 67
Minischool on Variational Problems in Geometry
November 1014,
Conference
on Calculus of Variations: Geometry, Inequalities, and Design
Organized by Almut Burchard (Toronto), Panagiota Daskalopoulos (New York),
YoungHeon Kim (Vancouver), Ludovic Rifford (Nice), and Neil Trudinger (Canberra).
Coxeter and Distinguished Lecture Series
Distinguished
Lectures, September 810, 2014 at
3:30 pm
SIMON
BRENDLE, Stanford University
September 8
Ricci Flow and the Sphere Theorem
September 9
Minimal tori in $S^3$ and the Lawson Conjecture
September 10
New Estimates for Mean Curvature Flow

Photo: Oberwolfach Photo Collection

Coxeter
Lectures,
September 29, 30 and October 1, 2014 at 3:30 p.m
SYLVIA
SERFATY, Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris
6
Systems
with Coulomb interaction: from variational study to statistical
mechanics 

Graduate courses
Nassif Ghoussoub
(University of British Columbia) Dean's Distinguished Visitor
MAT1501HF
Applied Analysis I: Selfdual variational calculus in PDE and
mass transport (full course description)
Location: Fields Institute, Stewart Library (map)
MAT1901
F Variational Problems in Physics Economics and Geometry
Offered in conjunction with the Fields' Institute Fall 2014
thematic semester of the same title, this unique graduate course
will consist of a series of twelve 3 hour minicourses by distinguished
local and visiting faculty on topics from the calculus of variations.
Location: Fields Institute (map)
Affilated Activities
Sept 11, 2014 at
5:00 p.m
PUBLIC LECTURE  Robert
Aliber, University of Chicago
The Source of Financial Crisis
Fields Institute, Room 230
Nov. 1720, 2014
Fields Medal Symposium
will be taking place during the semester.
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 ParisSud, 2014)

Mircea Petrache
(PhD, ETH Zürich, 2013)

Manuel Gnann (PhD, Max Planck Institute
for Mathematics in the Sciences, 2014)

Jun Kitagawa
(PhD, Princeton University, 2011)

Fedor Soloviev
(PhD, New York University)

Andres Alberto Contreras
(PhD, Indiana University)

Affiliated Postdoctoral Fellows

Cyril Batkam
(Fields Perimeter African PDF)

Ihsan Topaloglu
(FieldsOntario PDF)

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