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Thematic programme on Partial Differential Equations: Analysis, Applications, and Inverse Problems

Auckland, August 2006 - January, 2007

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The New Zealand Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (NZIMA) is sponsoring a thematic programme on Analysis, Applications, and Inverse Problems in Partial Differential Equations. The programme will be based at The University of Auckland (New Zealand) and will run August 2006 - January, 2007.

Programme theme
This programme will focus on analysis, current applications, and the inverse problem of partial differential equations. Emphasis will be put on modern formulations using the Dirichlet to Neumann map, applications of partial differential equations and inverse problems. The aim is to foster exchange between practitioners and theoreticians in each of the three areas.

Programme Committee
Invited international participants
Prof. Boris Altshuler (Columbia University) Spectral statistics of Hermitian random matrices and the integrability of its classical counterpart
12 Dec - 11 Jan
Prof. Malcolm Brown (Cardiff)
Solution of inverse problems based on variational considerations

Prof. Jochen Brüning (Berlin) Scattering on the hyperbolic plane
6-14 Jan
Prof. Pavel Exner
(Czech Academy) Quantum graphs, ideal, leaky, and generalized. (pdf slides) 2-12 Nov
Prof. Ludvig Faddeev (St. Petersburg)

Prof. Stefan Finsterle
(Lawrence Berkeley)
Computational Hydrology
6 - 15 Jan
Prof. Rostislav Grigorchuk (Texas A&M University) Spectra of Schreier graphs of self-similar groups and dynamics of multidimensional rational mappings 8-15 Jan
Prof. Jari Kaipio (Kuopio) Statistical and computational methods for inverse problems
3 Jan - 2 Mar
Prof. Rowan Killip
Spectral theory of one-dimensional periodic operators
6-18 Jan
Prof. Pavel Kurasov (Lund) Trace formulas for quantum graphs 6 - 18 Jan
Prof. Gunther Uhlmann (U. Washington) The Dirichlet-to-Neumann map and inverse problems


International participants
The international participants, listed above, will each give series of lectures at one of the workshops or within the seminar series, and will spend part of the semester in Auckland; lecture topics are indicated above.

Other international visitors will also be participating in the programme by giving seminars, participating in the workshops, and through research collaboration. A  further list of international visitors participating in the programme, including seminar titles, is accessible below.

Preparatory lectures
A series of preparatory lectures for graduate students are being given in the Mathematics Department at Auckland University. Current lectires are by Boris Pavlov.  Lecture details.

  • Summer workshop:  The main international workshop will be held 10 - 14 January 2007 at Waitangi, near the Northland beach town of Paihia, about 241 km (150 miles) north of Auckland. Further details about the Waitangi meeting
  • InterCoREs: A joint workshop will be held in Palmerston North, in the second week of December 2006. Further details about the InterCoREs meeting.
One day meetings
A series of one day meetings will be held during 2006 and 2007. Please email Colin Fox for further information about these meetings.

A series of seminars on the programme theme will be held during 2006 and 2007.

Pohutukawa at Paihia Waitangi and Paihia Caccia Birch house
Pohutukawa tree at Paihia
Waitangi and Paihia
Caccia Birch House (Palmerston North)

List of participants
A further list of international participants is maintained here

Prof. Helcio R. B. Orlande Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
19-22 August
Seminar: Identification of heat flux imposed by an oxyacetylene torch. Mathematics Department, University of Auckland, 21 August, 2pm.
Doc. Ville Kolehmainen
University of Kuopio
3 January -- 3 March
Prof. Richard Hall Concordia University 25 November -- 10 December
Seminar series: Systems of Identical Particles, Mathematics Department, University of Auckland, Thursday, 30 November,  Geometric spectral inversion, Thursday, 7 December.
Dr. Daniel Watzenig
Technical University Graz
6 -- 15 Jaunary

Dr. Gerald Steiner
Technical University Graz 6 -- 15 Jaunary

For any enquiries about the web-page contact Colin Fox.

Last modified: 28 December 2006.