Analysis and Partial Differential Equations

  • Start Date: 07/07/2013
  • End Date: 07/12/2013
Dominique Bakry (Toulouse)
Yann Brenier (Nice)
Xavier Cabre (Barcelona)
Sun-Yung Alice Chang (Princeton)
Walter Craig (McMaster)
Oliver Druet (Lyon)
Pierpaolo Esposito (Rome III)
Maria Esteban (Paris-Dauphine)
Craig Evans (Berkeley)
Alessio Figalli (Austin)
Wilfrid Gangbo (Georgia Tech)
Pengfei Guan (McGill)
Yanyan Li (Rutgers)
Chang-Shou Lin (Taiwan)
Fanghua Lin (NYU)
Yiming Long (Nankai)
Nader Masmoudi (NYU)
Robert McCann (Toronto)
Vitali Milman (Tel Aviv)
Filomena Pacella (Rome Sapienza)
Angela Pistoia (Roma I)
Mary Pugh (Toronto)
Paul Rabinowitz (Wisconsin)
Frederic Robert (Nancy)
Walter Schachermayer (Vienna)
Gideon Schechman (Weizmann Institute)
Eric Sere (Paris-Dauphine)
Jalal Shatah, NYU
Michael Struwe (ETH-Zurich)
Gang Tian (Princeton)
Neil Trudinger (Canberra)
Cedric Villani (IHP and Lyon)
Claude Viterbo (ENS Paris)

University of British Columbia


This conference brings together world-renowned researchers in areas of mathematical analysis and PDE such as optimal transportation, the calculus of variations, convex analysis, elliptic systems, and geometric analysis, which are grounded in applications to the natural and social sciences while generating exciting new directions for mathematical research. Its primary aims are to survey the state-of-the-art in these interrelated fields, expand the connections between them, identify key future directions, and encourage a new generation of scientists to advance this fundamental area of mathematics.


The conference begins Monday 8th morning and ends Friday 12th evening.


The Conference will focus on major talks and presentations begining Monday Morning and ending on Friday afternoon. A welcome reception will take place on Monday 8th evening and a conference dinner is scheduled for July 10 with Dr. Ghoussoub and various members of the mathematics community.


Registrtion for the conference is now closed


The full conference schedule can be found here.



Scientific Committee:
K.C. Chang (Peking)
Ivar Ekeland (Paris)
Joel Feldman (UBC)
Changfeng Gui (Connecticut)
Bill Johnson (Texas)
Louis Nirenberg (NYU)
Gabriella Tarantello (Rome)
Nicole Tomczak-Yaegermann (Alberta)

Local Organizers:
Stephen Gustafson (UBC)
Young-Heon Kim (UBC)
Dong Li (UBC)
Abbas Moameni (Lethbridge)
Tai-Peng Tsai (UBC)
Juncheng Wei (UBC)
Meijun Zhu (Oklahoma)

Other Information: 




A Conference in Honour of the 60th Birthday of Nassif Ghoussoub.




Conference Venue: Earth Sciences Building Rm 2012- 2207 Main Mall


Registration: Registration is now closed.




UBC Conference Accommodations: If your primary consideration is proximity to the conference venue, please visit: to make a reservation.

Off-campus accommodations: Two accessible and transit ready options include:

**Park Inn Suites: Please visit here.

Address: 898 West Broadway, Vancovuer BC Canada

** Holiday Inn: Please visit here.

Address: 711 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, Canada

** Other downtown options: Please click here



Support for Participants: There is some financial support for participants, in particular junior participants (graduate students, postdocs):

**Non-US participants: accommodations.

**US participants (affiliated with US universities): both travel and accommodations (funding provided by NSF).

(Applications for support are not closed)


Applications received before May 1 will be given priority. Female and minority applicants are especially encouraged to apply.


Applications for support are now closed





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