
SPEAKING INVITATIONS & OTHER NOTABLE ACTIVITIES
Regents'
Professor Avner Friedman was an invited plenary speaker at the
International Conference on Nonlinear Parabolic Equations, Tel Aviv, Israel,
June 2000, and participated in the program on "Free Boundary Problems
in Industry" held at the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge, England,
July 30 to August 5. He also served as a member of the organizing committee
for the conference "Homogenization and Materials Science" held
at the University of Akron, Ohio, September 1517, 2000, as well as moderator
for the panel discussion, "The Future of Homogenization", at
this conference. Professor Friedman also gave an invited lecture entitled
"Free Boundary Problems in Mathematical Biology" at the Conference
on Singularities Arising in Nonlinear Problems in Kyoto, Japan, December
46, 2000, and accepted an invitation to serve on the Scientific Advisory
Board of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences at the University of
Singapore.
Professor Paul Garrett
will be an invited speaker at the annual meeting of the Minnesota
Mathematical Association of TwoYear Colleges and the Minnesota Council
of Teachers of Mathematics to be held in April 2001 in Duluth. He will
give presentations about his innovative courses on Cryptology and Coding
Theory, and about the online calculus exercises he developed for our
firstsemester calculus, and which have now been in use for oneandhalf
years.
Professor Dihua Jiang
was an invited participant and speaker at the Automorphic Forms Semester
held at the Institut Henri Poincare, Paris, during MayJune 2000. He will
also be an invited speaker at a conference on automorphic forms and number
theory to be held in March 2001 at Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
Professor Willard Miller
has been appointed to the Organizing Committee for the 2001 Annual
Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM),
to be held in San Diego, July 913. Willard is organizing plenary talks
and special minisymposia on networks, including wired networks (such as
most of the internet) and wireless networks. These sessions will be coordinated
with two workshops to be held in Minnesota at the IMA in early August
2001: "Mathematical
Opportunities in Network Dynamics" and "Wireless
Networks."
Professor Peter Olver
is a member of the organizing committee for the Year on Multimedia taking
place during the current academic year at the Institute
for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) (for more information on
IMA activities see the IMA update near the end of this Newsletter). He
was also a member of the organizing committee for Special Session on Integrable
Systems, at the First Joint International Meeting of the AMS and the Hong
Kong Mathematical Society, Hong Kong, December 13  17, 2000. He will
be an invited speaker at the international conference "Differential
Equations and Related Topics" dedicated to 100th anniversary of birthday
of the prominent Russian mathematician I.G.Petrovskii (19011973). The
conference will be held in Moscow, May 2227, 2001.
Professor Hans Othmer
is the principal organizer of a semester long program titled "From
Individual to Collective Behaviour in Biological Systems". The program
will take place at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences,
Cambridge, U.K., SeptemberDecember, 2001. Incorporating individual aspects
of behaviour into macroscopic descriptions of population behaviour poses
challenging mathematical problems, requiring methods from a wide range
of areas. Four major biological areas to be studied are (1) Physiology,
(2) Developmental Biology, (3) Stochastic Spatial Ecology, and (4) Theoretical
Immunology. In addition to mathematicians, leading biologists will also
take part in the program.
Regents' Professor Emeritus
James Serrin was a keynote speaker at the Third World Congress
of Nonlinear Analysts in Catania, July 2228. In addition, he was an invited
speaker at other meetings at Bologna, Perugia, Rome and Pisa. He also
contributed a paper on Jean Leray's work on differential equations to
a special volume of the Gazette des Mathématiciens of the Société
Mathématique de France, dedicated to the life and work of Leray.
In the forthcoming months he will give the Hubbard Invited Lecture at
the University of North Texas; a keynote address at the conference on
Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and Impulsive Systems in London, Canada;
and he is an invited speaker at seventieth birthday conferences for Donald
Aronson and for J. Bryce McLeod; finally he is an invited speaker for
EQUADIFF 2001 in Prague and for the conference on Quasilinear Elliptic
and Parabolic Systems and Equations in Luminy (Marseilles).
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