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Infinite-Dimensional Geometry December 07, 2013 - December 08, 2013
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Location: UC Berkeley
Organizers Lawrence Evans (University of California, Berkeley), Dmitry Jakobson (McGill University), Robert McCann (University of Toronto), LEAD Stephen Preston (University of Colorado)

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The purpose of this workshop is to gather researchers working in various areas of geometry in infinite dimensions in order to facilitate collaborations and sharing of ideas. Topics represented include optimal transport and geometries on densities, metrics on shape spaces, Euler-Arnold equations on diffeomorphism groups, the universal Teichmuller space, geometry of random Riemann surfaces, metrics on spaces of metrics, and related areas. The workshop will be held on the campus of University of California Berkeley (60 Evans Hall) the weekend of December 7-8, 2013. It is funded by an NSF grant.  
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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 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.

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.

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Dec 07, 2013
10:00 AM - 10:35 AM
  The Intrinsic Flat Metric between Oriented Rectifiable Metric Spaces and Applications"
Christina Sormani (CUNY, Graduate Center)
10:40 AM - 11:15 AM
  A model for random Riemannian metrics
Lior Silberman (University of British Columbia)
11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
11:40 AM - 12:15 PM
  Convenient Calculus and Differential Geometry in Infinite dimensions, with Applications to Diffeomorphism Groups and Shape Spaces
Peter Michor (Universität Wien)
12:20 PM - 02:20 PM
02:20 PM - 02:55 PM
  Random hyperbolic surfaces of large genus.
Maryam Mirzakhani (Stanford University)
03:00 PM - 03:35 PM
  The Cauchy problem for μHS equation: Weak solutions and integrability
Feride Tiglay (Ohio State University)
03:40 PM - 04:00 PM
04:00 PM - 04:35 PM
  Diffeomorphism groups, infinite dimensional geometry and K-theory
Guoliang YU (Texas A & M University)
04:40 PM - 05:15 PM
  Riemannian constructions in ideal hydrodynamics
Gerard Misiolek (University of Notre Dame)
05:20 PM - 07:00 PM
  Reception and Poster Sesssion
Dec 08, 2013
09:00 AM - 09:35 AM
  On certain special solutions of incompressible Euler's equation.
Vladimir Sverak (University of Minnesota Twin Cities)
09:40 AM - 10:15 AM
  Optimal Transport with Capacity Constraints
Jonathan Korman (University of Toronto)
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
10:40 AM - 11:15 AM
  Gaussian free field, random measure and KPZ on R^4
Linan Chen (McGill University)
11:20 AM - 11:55 AM
  Metric measure spaces with Riemannian Ricci curvature bounded from below
Giuseppe Savare (Università di Pavia)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
02:00 PM - 02:35 PM
  Some analytic problems in two-dimensional conformal field theory
Eric Schippers (University of Manitoba)
02:40 PM - 03:15 PM
  Spectral geometry on the Riemann moduli space.
Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University)