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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 22 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: June 14, 2000 almost 23 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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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 (University of Warwick)
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