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.
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.