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Chern Centennial Conference October 30, 2011 - November 04, 2011
Registration Deadline: October 30, 2011 about 3 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: July 30, 2011 over 3 years ago
Organizers Robert Bryant (Co-Chair, Mathematical Science Research Institute - MSRI), Yiming Long (Co-Chair, Chern Institute of Mathematics - CIM), Hélène Barcelo (Mathematical Science Research Institute - MSRI), May Chu (S. S. Chern Foundation for Mathematical Research), and Lei Fu (Chern Institute of Mathematics - CIM).
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Description

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), in conjunction with the Chern Institute of Mathematics (CIM) in Tianjin, China, celebrates the centennial of the birth of Shiing-Shen Chern, one of the greatest geometers of the 20th century and MSRI's co-founder. In commemoration of Chern's work, MSRI and CIM will hold a two-week international mathematics conference. During the first week, October 24 to 28, 2011, the conference will take place at CIM in Tianjin.

 

During the second week, October 30 – November 4, 2011, the conference will take place at MSRI in Berkeley, CA.  The opening reception on Sunday, October 30 will include the unveiling of a commissioned statue of Chern, and will feature the world premiere of the film about his life, “Taking the Long View: The Life of Shiing-Shen Chern”.

The auditorium at MSRI can seat about 140 participants.  We advise early registration.

 


Academic Committee Chairs: Phillip Griffiths and Wentsun Wu
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Taking the Long View: The Life of Shiing-Shen Chern (biographical film)
The Chern Medal
Download the poster for the Conference
 

Further details and contact information for the first week can be accessed on the CIM workshop homepage.

For information about hotel options in the Berkeley area, please click here: Accommodations

 

To order a copy of Taking the Long View, please click the link and complete the order form here.

 


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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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Oct 30, 2011
Sunday
04:00 PM - 06:15 PM
  Welcome Reception / Unveiling of Chern Statue
06:15 PM - 07:30 PM
  World Premiere of "Taking the Long View: The Life of Shiing-Shen Chern"
Oct 31, 2011
Monday
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
  Reminiscences - James Simons
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Open-Closed Gromov-Witten theory and Floer homology
Kenji Fukaya (Kyoto Sangyo University)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Mark Gross - Mirror symmetry and tropical geometry
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
  The diversity of symplectic 6-manifolds with vanishing first Chern class
Joel Fine
02:45 PM - 03:30 PM
  Analysis on pseudo-Riemannian locally symmetric spaces
Toshiyuki Kobayashi
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  Tea
04:00 PM - 04:45 PM
  Jian Song - Kahler-Ricci flow and analytic minimal model program
Nov 01, 2011
Tuesday
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
  Gang Tian - Curavture flow on symplectic manifolds
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Functorial semi-norms in homology and geometry
Clara Löh
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Rahul Pandharipande - The tautological ring of the moduli space of curves
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
  Equivalence of geometric structures in control theory via moving frames
Jeanne Clelland (University of Colorado)
02:45 PM - 03:30 PM
  Compact Sasaki manifolds with positive transverse bisectional curvature
SONG SUN
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  Tea
04:00 PM - 04:45 PM
  Collapsing of abelian fibred Calabi-Yaus and hyperkahler mirror symmetry
Valentino Tosatti
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
  Banquet
Nov 02, 2011
Wednesday
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
  Embedding problems in symplectic geometry
Dusa McDuff (Barnard College)
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Nigel Hitchin - Poisson geometry and bihermitian geometry
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  K3 surfaces and the Mathieu group $M_{24}$
Katrin Wendland
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
  Patrick Foulon - Finsler Geometry and Dynamics
02:45 PM - 03:30 PM
  Scalar curvature: rigidity and nonrigidity results
Fernando Marques
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  Tea
04:00 PM - 04:45 PM
  Complexes of differential operators
Michael Eastwood (Australian National University)
Nov 03, 2011
Thursday
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
  Jeff Cheeger - Lower bounds on Ricci curvature and quantitative behavior of singular sets
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Tobias Colding - Harmonic functions and finite generation of fundamental groups
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Frank Pacard - Constant mean curvature surfaces in Riemannian manifolds
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
  Some estimates for gradient Ricci solitons
Bennett Chow (University of California, San Diego)
02:45 PM - 03:30 PM
  Stefan Friedl - Symplectic 4-manifolds of the form S^1 x N
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  Tea
04:00 PM - 04:45 PM
  On the construction of Lie groupoids
Marco Gualtieri
Nov 04, 2011
Friday
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
  Constant mean curvature hypersurfaces in deSitter-Schwarzschild space
Simon Brendle (Stanford University)
09:30 AM - 10:15 AM
  Jeff Streets - Geometric flows in complex geometry
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Tea
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
  Floer Homology and Loop Space Topology
Matthias Schwarz
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
  Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:15 PM
  Classification results for gravitational instantons
Vincent Minerbe
02:15 PM - 03:00 PM
  Aaron Nabor - Quantitative Stratification and regularity for harmonic maps and minimal currents
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea