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Center for Interdisciplinary Mathematics
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Workshop on Interdisciplinary Mathematics

Workshop on Interdisciplinary Mathematics

May 8--10, 2015, Department of Mathematics, Penn State University

Main room: 114 McAllister


A workshop on ``Interdisciplinary Mathematics'' will be held on May 8 - May 10, 2015, at the Department of Mathematics, Penn State University. Applied mathematics in the modern world faces the challenge of developing new mathematical techniques and approaches which would help advance research in other disciplines. A goal of this workshop is to help prepare the future generation of applied mathematicians to face these challenges. It will also help to establish new contacts and create long-term relationships between research groups at different institutions, in the US and in Europe. All the plenary speakers invited at the workshop are internationally well established researchers, and leaders in their own field. The talks are expected to be of expository nature, i.e. not technical, but of high scientific level. The primary audience of the workshop will consist of graduate students and young researchers. During the three days of the conference, nine plenary speakers will deliver widely accessible survey talks. These will cover a broad spectrum of applications: materials science, biology and medicine, complex fluids, and finance. In addition, there will be a round table discussion on new directions, where analytical and computational techniques could provide novel insights. Together with local graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty, 12-15 young researchers will be invited from other institutions, covering their travel and local expenses. All participants will have an opportunity to present their work in poster sessions. Some of them, selected by the organizers, will also give a short talk.


Leonid Berlyand (co-Chair), Alberto Bressan (co-Chair), Carina Curto, and Suncica Canic.


to be arranged


  • Mark S. Alber, ``Vincent J.~Duncan Family Professor of Applied Mathematics", Concurrent Professor of Physics, Concurrent Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Director of Graduate Studies at ACMS Department, Director of Center for the Study of Biocomplexity at the University of Notre Dame.
  • Suncica Canic, Cullen Distinguished Professor at the Department of Mathematics, and the Director of the Center for Mathematical Biosciences at the University of Houston.
  • Elena Cherkaev, Professor of Mathematics and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at University of Utah.
  • Dmitry Kramkov, ``Mellon College of Science" Professor of Mathematical Finance at Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Soundar Kumara, "Allen E. Pearce/Allen M. Pearce" Professor, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Penn State University.
  • Andre Nachbin, Professor of Mathematics at IMPA, National Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, Rio de Janeiro.
  • Robert Pego, Professor of mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University.
  • John C.Schotland, Professor of Mathematics and Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan.
  • Valerii M.Vinokur, Director of Materials Theory Institute and Distinguished Fellow at Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois.