Sixth G. J. Butler International Conference on Differential Equations and Population Biology

  • Start Date: 07/23/2018
  • End Date: 07/28/2018
Location: 

University of Alberta

Description: 

The Sixth G. J. Butler International Conference on Differential Equations and Population Biology will be held on the University of Alberta campus, Edmonton, from July 23-27, 2018. This conference in the memory of our late colleague, Geoffrey James Butler, follows five highly successful previous such conferences. The Butler conference series has developed into a premier international event in the highly active research field of differential equations, nonlinear dynamics, and mathematical biology, with a distinct Canadian character.

 

Each Butler conference will feature a Butler Speaker, a distinguished researcher who will deliver three Butler Memorial Lectures throughout the conference. The Butler Speaker for 2018 will be Professor Yang Kuang of Arizona State University. Previous Butler Speakers were Professors Paul Waltman, Jean Mahwin, Jack Hale, Gail Wolkowicz, and Jianhong Wu.

 

The scientific scope of the Butler conference covers two important fields of research. In differential equations, the scope covers ODEs, PDEs, FDEs, and abstract dynamical systems. The scope on population biology has grown from the traditional ecology to include microbiology, epidemiology, physiology, cell biology, systems biology, immunology and other medical applications. With researchers from two research fields in close contact for a concentrated period, the Butler conference presents a unique opportunity to promote and nurture cross-disciplinary collaborations and interdisciplinary research. Many of the plenary speakers are world leaders in interdisciplinary research.

 

An important tradition of the Butler conference is its emphasis on promoting research and training of graduate students and young researchers. Special funds are designated for the reduction of registration fees for all HQP participants and for travel support for selected HQP participants. The regional, national and international network that has formed through the Butler conference series will be extremely beneficial for graduate students and young researchers.

Organizers:

Hao Wang (Chair)Mathematical and Statistical Sciences University of AlbertaEmail: hao8@ualberta.caMichael LiMathematical and Statistical Sciences University of AlbertaEmail: mli@math.ualberta.caZhongwei ShenMathematical and Statistical Sciences University of AlbertaEmail:

Other Information: 

For more information and to register for this event, please visit the main page here.