Tight frames and Approximation
20-23 February 2018
High tide at Taipa beach and estuary
at Taipa, Doubtless Bay, New Zealand
This is the fourth meeting organised by the
New Zealand Approximation Theory Group
(following those in
The topic Tight frames and Approximation
will be interpreted broadly.
We plan to allocate lots of time without lectures for informal interactions,
including the following working groups
Taipa is 4.5 hours from Auckland and is easily reached by road
(there is also an airport at Kerikeri). It is intended that some
speakers will be driven from Auckland by minivan on Monday 19 February
(with some scenic stops), and others will drive themselves.
There is also a daily bus from Auckland to Taipa.
The first and last days will be in Taipa, and the other two in
Mangonui (a nearby historic seaside town)
and in Honeymoon Valley (a native forest area 15 minutes inland
from the Taipa river).
- Zauner's conjecture (Shayne Waldron)
- Pluripotential theory and algebraic geometry (Sione Ma'u)
- Radial basis functions (Rick Beatson)
Currently confirmed speakers include:
Marcus Appleby (Sydney),
Len Bos (Verona),
Martin Buhmann (Giessen),
Oleg Davydov (Giessen),
Steve Flammia (Sydney),
Markus Grassl (Max-Planck, Erlangen),
Gary Greaves (Singapore),
Bill Martin (Worcester),
Dustin Mixon (Ohio State),
Kasso Okoudjou (Maryland),
Ferenc Szollosi (Aalto)
Participants and their talks
Slides of selected talks
We expect most participants to stay at the
Taipa beach resort.
The conference rate is $NZ 135 p/n (pool side),
$NZ165 p/n (ocean side) per room, plus $25 for additional people.
Please book directly with the hotel
(and mention the conference).
February/March has the best summer weather in New Zealand.
About the location
Taipa is a small beach settlement in
in the Far North of New Zealand.
Nearby beaches include Cable Bay, Coopers Beach and Matai Bay.
Inland there are native forest ecosystems including Mangamuka (where
Honeymoon Valley is located) and Puketi.
Popular outdoor activities include swimming, fishing, boating and hiking.
The registration fee is $NZ 120 ($50 for students) if paid
before 30 December 2017.
To register for the conference (or for any queries)
write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check here for final details.