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MSRI Workshop for Women in Mathematics: An Introduction to Elliptic Partial Differential Equations August 11, 2005 - August 12, 2005
Registration Deadline: August 12, 2005 over 13 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: May 11, 2005 almost 14 years ago
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Organizers Alice Chang (Princeton) and Lawrence C Evans (UC Berkeley)

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This workshop will be an intensive two-day introductory minicourse on elliptic PDE. L C Evans will present a series of lectures on the basic theory and estimates for linear and nonlinear elliptic equations, with applications to variational problems and to nonlinear systems. A Chang will lecture on applications of elliptic PDE to conformal geometry and other geometric problems. This meeting will bring together advanced graduate students, recent postdocs and established mathematicians, and will provide background for the following week's Introductory Workshop in in Nonlinear Elliptic Equations and their Applications (MSRI, August 15-19, 2005). Tentative schedule Thursday, Aug 11 9:00 Welcome 9:15-10:30 Craig Evans I 10:30-10:45 Tea – 2nd Floor 10:45-12:00 Alice Chang I 12:00-1:15 Lunch at MSRI 1:15-2:30 Craig Evans II 2:30-3:45 Alice Chang II 3:45-4:15 Tea 4:15-6:00 Discussion on Careers* (Chair: Jean Steiner) Friday, Aug 12 9:00-10:00 Jean Steiner, "On a geometric spectral invariant: the "Trace" of Laplace Inverse" 10:00-10:15 Tea – 2nd Floor 10:15-11:45 Contributed papers (Chair: Jean Steiner) 10:15-10:50 Angela Marie Foudray, “Positioning Algorithms and Event Filtering of Positron Emission Tomography Data Using Maximum Likelihood” 11:00-11:35 Melkana Alexandrova Brakalova , “On the Beltrami equation and $\mu$ - homeomorphisms” 11:45-1:15 Lunch Break 1:15-2:30 Craig Evans III 2:30-3:45 Contributed papers (Chair: Patricia Bauman) 2:30-3:05 Katsiaryna Krupchyk, “The Shapiro-Lopatinskij condition for elliptic boundary value problems” 3:10-3:45 Cristina Popovici, "Coupled singular perturbations for phase transitions" 3:45-4:15 Tea – 2nd Floor 4:15-5:30 Alice Chang III *Careers - Offer & Ask This discussion will consist of two parts: I. An opportunity for everyone to introduce themselves and some of their interests and concerns (we will use a format called 'Offer & Ask'). II. Based on the themes that emerge from 'Offer & Ask', we will focus the remainder of the discussion on a few topics of mutual interest to the group (these topics might fall within the broader categories of 'work/life balancing', 'networking and career development', 'resource sharing', 'how-to's, etc... The particulars of the discussion will be determined by the specific interests of the group members.)
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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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A block of rooms has been reserved 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 MSRI123. Our preferred rate is $129 per night for a Deluxe Queen/King, based on availability.

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Aug 11, 2005
09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
  Women in Mathematics: An Introduction to the Elliptic Partial Differential Equations-I
Lawrence Evans (University of California, Berkeley)
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  Women in Mathematics: Elliptic PDE Problems in Geometry-I
Sun-Yung Chang (Princeton University)
01:15 PM - 02:30 PM
  Women in Mathematics: An Introduction to the Elliptic Partial Differential Equations-II
02:30 PM - 03:45 PM
  Women in Mathematics: Elliptic PDE Problems in Geometry-II
Sun-Yung Chang (Princeton University)
Aug 12, 2005
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  On Geometric Spectral Invariant: The "Trace" of Laplace Inverse.
Jean Steiner
10:15 AM - 10:50 AM
  Prescribing Curvature Forms
Shirley Yap
11:00 AM - 11:35 AM
  On the Beltrami Equation and $$\mu$$-Homeomorphisms
Melkana Brakalova
01:15 PM - 02:30 PM
  Partial Regulation For Elliptic Systems.
02:30 PM - 03:05 PM
  The Shapiro-Lopatinskij Condition for Elliptic Boundary Value Problems.
Katya Krupchyk (University of California, Irvine)
03:10 PM - 03:45 PM
  Coupled Singular Perturbations for Phase Transitions
Cristina Popovici
04:15 PM - 05:30 PM
  Women in Mathematics: Elliptic PDE Problems in Geometry-III
Sun-Yung Chang (Princeton University)