The Seventh Rivière-Fabes Symposium on Analysis and PDE
School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota

April 23 - 25, 2004

In Memory of Nestor M. Rivière and Eugene B. Fabes

Nestor M. Rivière

Eugene B. Fabes

Two Hour Speakers: H. Brezis Rutgers
S.R.S Varadhan
One Hour Speakers:
J. Pipher  
Sijue Wu
University of Michigan
A. Nagel       
  A. Kiselev Madison
Organizers: Nicolai Krylov (Chair), Carlos Kenig, Walter Littman, Fernando Reitich, Ofer Zeitouni

Hotel Information
Sponsored Guests only
(Non Speakers)

Financial Support is available for a limited number of
out-of-town graduate students and postdocs. 


This Symposium was established in memory of our colleagues Nestor M. Rivière and Eugene B. Fabes. Both of them were analysts and did their graduate work together at the University of Chicago. After finishing his Ph.D. under Alberto Calderón in 1966, Nestor joined the School of Mathematics the same year. Gene finished his Ph.D. under Antoni Zygmund in 1965 and spent two years at Rice University before coming to Minnesota in 1967. The two started a new era in classical analysis at Minnesota.  Unfortunately for us, cancer claimed Nestor's life at the young age of 38 in 1978, ending a brilliant career. The department established the Nestor M. Rivière Lecture in his memory. Every year a highly distinguished mathematician delivers a lecture in the broad area of analysis. Gene usually took care of the organizational work and the Rivière Lecture was supported by a fund established by donations from friends of Nestor. In 1997 another tragedy struck. Gene passed away just after he turned sixty and was still at the peak of his productive career. A list of his mathematical achievements can be found in his obituary in the Amer. Math. Soc. Notices, v. 45 (1998), pp. 706-708, and in the Journal of Fourier Analysis and Appl., v. 4, no. 4/5 (1998). Former colleagues, students and friends of Nestor and Gene from all over the world expressed the sentiment that we should establish an annual symposium in their memory. Families of Nestor and Gene fully endorsed the idea of turning the Nestor M. Rivière Lecture into the Rivière-Fabes Symposium. With financial support from interested people the symposium was formally established in 1998.