PIMS Workshop on Nonlocal Variational Problems and PDEs

  • Start Date: 06/13/2016
  • End Date: 06/17/2016


Minicourse Speakers: 

Theodore Kolokolnikov (Dalhousie, Canada)

Enrico Valdinoci (Weierstrass Institute, Berlin) [video 1] [video 2] [video 3]


Confrimed Speakers:

Weiwei Ao (University of British Columbia) 

Laurent Betermin (University of Heidelberg)
David Bourne (Durham University)
Katy Craig (University of California, Los Angeles)

Riccardo Cristoferi (Carnegie Mellon University)

Qiang Du (Columbia University)    
Razvan Fetecau (Simon Fraser University)
Eliot Fried (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology)
Xin Yang Lu (McGill University) 
Antoine Mellet (University of Maryland)
Cyrill Muratov (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
Monica Musso (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile)
Anthony Pierce (University of British Columbia)
Xiaofeng Ren (George Washington University)
Xavier Ros-Oton (University of Texas at Austin)
Ovidiu Savin (Columbia University)
Yannick Sire (Aix-Marseille University)
Ihsan Topaloglu (McMaster University)
Enrico Valdinoci (Weierstrass Institute)




A copy of the Final Program is available here.


University of British Columbia


Non-locality with respect to nonlocal interactions and nonlocal equations is a common theme in many recent pure and applied mathematical works. It has attracted attention from all branches of mathematics, including applied math, math biology, nonlinear PDE, differential geometry, probability and statistics.


This five-day workshop will bring together both pure and applied mathematicians focusing on models and equations in the following areas:

• Nonlocal diffusivity, nonlocal minimal surfaces and regularity

• Nonlocal variational problems arising in dfferential geometry;pattern formation; phase transitions; Bose-Einstein condensates; image processing. 
• Equations with nonlocal transport terms and the modelling of crowd/population dynamics.







Rustum Choksi (McGill), Michael Ward (UBC), Juncheng Wei (UBC)

Other Information: 

Earth Sciences Building Room 2012:  2207 Main Mall, UBC Vancouver




Registration for this event is $30CAD after June 7

Dinner:$50CAD (Chinese Banquet). 


To register, please click the "sign up" button at the bottom of this page. You will be requested to create a PIMS account first and then return to this page to complete the payment process (Visa and Mastercard only).


Registration will remain open until we reach capacity.




Our preferred accommodation location is UBC Walter H. Gage Residence, located on campus. We have reserved a number of private studios as well as shared apartments (We recommend shared suites for our junior participants/ graduates/ post-doctorates). Group participants should book their accommodation by calling the Reservations Office at (Toll-Free) 1 888 822 1030 to make a reservation.  Please inform the staff that you are attending the PIMS PDE Workshop to receive the block rates. 



Funding for Junior Applicants:

We have a limited amount of travel funding available for junior participants (Masters, Phd and Postdocs). We encourage you to apply before May 28th, 2016.  


Please send an email to jcwei@math.ubc.ca with the following details:

1. Full names

2. Institution

3. Email

4. Level of study (Masters, Phd or Postdoc)

5. A short 250 statement on how the workshop would be useful to your research.


Notices of funding awards will be sent before or by the end of May.


Local Information:

Local Transit: UBC is transit friendly and Bike friendly. Check information on arriving on campus by transit and getting transit tickets here; rent-a-bike to get round campus here.


Taxis: Taxis are available outside Walter H. Gage Towers or by phone at 604-861-1111.


Local Weather: Check current conditions here.


Food Outlets and their hours of operations: On Campus; Off campus such as UBC VillagePoint Grey Village and Westbrook village offer an array of restaurants and food outlets.


On Campus Activities: UBC recreation and UBC’s top attractions.   






Conference Evaluation Survey:

Participants of this event are required to fill in the online event evaluation survey available here.