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The Panorama Of Mathematics, A conference in honor of S. S. Chern September 14, 2000 - September 16, 2000
Registration Deadline: September 16, 2000 over 14 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: June 14, 2000 over 14 years ago
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MSRI will host a conference in honor of its Founding Director, Shing Shen Chern, this fall. The conference will represent Mathematics in a very broad context: Academic research will be represented by some of Chern's accomplishments for mathematics in the US, in China, and in the world. The conference will also include a broad context for mathematics and stress the relation of mathematics to science, industry, education, and society through talks by leaders in these areas.

Among those who have agreed to speak are:


  • Leonard Adleman, University of Southern California
  • Robert Bryant, Duke University
  • S. Y. Cheng, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Jeremy Gray, Open University
  • Brian Greene, Columbia University
  • John Gage, Sun Microsystems
  • Phillip A. Griffiths, Director, Institute for Advanced Study
  • Richard Karp, UC Berkeley
  • Tom Leighton, Akamai Technologies and MIT
  • Isadore Singer, MIT
  • S.T. Yau, Harvard University


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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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MSRI has preferred rates at the Rose Garden Inn, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-992-9005 OR directly on their website. Click on Corporate at the bottom of the screen and when prompted enter code MATH (this code is not case sensitive). By using this code a new calendar will appear and will show the MSRI rate on all room types available.

MSRI has preferred rates at the Hotel Durant. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-238-7268. When making reservations, guests must request the MSRI preferred rate. If you are making your reservations on line, please go to this link and enter the promo/corporate code 123MSRI. Our preferred rate is $139 per night for a Deluxe Queen/King, based on availability.

MSRI has preferred rates of $149 - $189 plus tax at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, depending on room availability. Guests can either call the hotel's main line at 510-845-7300 and ask for the MSRI- Mathematical Science Research Inst. discount; or go to www.hotelshattuckplaza.com and click Book Now. Once on the reservation page, click “Promo/Corporate Code“ and input the code: msri.

MSRI has preferred rates of $110 - $140 at the Berkeley Lab Guest House, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 510-495-8000 or directly on their website. Select “I am an individual traveler affiliated with MSRI”.

Additional lodging options may be found on our short term housing page.

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Sep 14, 2000
01:30 PM - 04:10 PM
  On the Geometry of Differential Equations
Robert Bryant (Duke University)
04:10 PM - 05:10 PM
  Geometric Ideas Inspired by Physics
Shing-Tung Yau (Harvard University)
Sep 15, 2000
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  A Hundred Years of the Hilbert Problems
Jeremy Gray (The Open University)
11:00 AM - 02:30 PM
  Some Problems Related to Content Distribution on the Internet
Tom Leighton (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  Abel's Differential Equations
Phillip Griffiths (Institute for Advanced Study)
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  Hermitian Line Bundles in String Theory and M Theory
Isadore Singer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Sep 16, 2000
01:15 PM - 02:15 PM
  DNA Computation
Leonard Adleman
02:15 PM - 04:00 PM
  Mathematical Challenges from Genomics and Molecular Biology
Richard Karp (University of California, Berkeley)
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  String Theory and the Fabric of Spacetime
Brian Greene