Workshop on Regularity problems in hydrodynamics

  • Start Date: 08/03/2009
  • End Date: 08/07/2009

Lorenzo Brandolese

Peter Constantin

David Ebin (website)

Robert Finn

Susan Friedlander (website)

Yoshikazu Giga

John Heywood

Tom Hou (website)

Dong Li

Gerard Misiolek (website)

Stephen Preston (website)

Alexander Shnirelman

Alexis Vasseur (website)


Mini-course lecturers

Yann Brenier (Universite de Nice-Sophie Antipolis)

Vladimir Sverak (University of Minnesota), Aspects of Navier-Stokes and certain model equations. N.B. See lecture notes "Hydro-Sverak-Lecture-*.pdf Below.


University of British Columbia


PIMS/Accelerate Canada Summer School in PDE: Regularity problems in hydrodynamics

More info:


The main focus of this workshop is on global questions for partial differential equations associated with hydrodynamics, including incompressible Navier-Stokes equations, incompressible Euler equations, Boussinesq equations, Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) equations, and quasigeostrophic equations.


An important goal of this workshop is to facilitate the interaction between people in theoretical, numerical and asymptotic analysis communities. Another goal is to bring together a geographically quite diverse collection of researchers with core common interests.



MATH 100 [website]


Other Information: 

The locations of PIMS, the Mathematics department and the Marine Drive Residence are marked on the following google map. A printable map of the entire UBC campus is available from the UBC wayfinding website here.


PIMS has reserved a limited number of rooms, at special rates, on campus that are available to workshop participants on a first-come-first-served basis during the PDE Thematic Summer.

When making reservations, please state that you are a participant in the PDE Thematic Summer and give the name of the workshop(s) you are attending. PIMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations. Please confirm any cancellation or early checkout penalties when making your reservation. Please note that all prices are in Canadian dollars and do not include taxes (15% hotel tax will be applied).


In order to confirm your reservation at the Marine Drive Residence (2205 Lower Mall, UBC, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1X1. Tel 778 588 1500, fax 604 827 3244), please click on one of the links below and follow the instructions:


FOR STUDENTS: Rates are CAD$49 per night for a single room in a shared apartment. Marine Drive Residence is located on campus and within walking distance to the workshops. The deadline for reservations is April 30 2009.


FOR SPEAKERS: Rates are CAD$109 per night for a private studio suite. Marine Drive Residence is located on campus and within walking distance to the workshops. The deadline for reservations is April 30 2009.


Alternatively, there are many other hotels available in Vancouver that may be able to accommodate you during your participation in the PDE Thematic Summer. Here is a selection:

Park Inn & Suites Vancouver Broadway, 898 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1J8; 604-872-8661, fax: 604-872-2270, or toll-free 800-663-5403; rates start at CAD$89 single/double. Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, bottle of water and newspaper as well as local and 800# calls. All rooms have a balcony. Please visit


Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre, 711 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 3Y2; 604-707-1939; Rates start at CAD$139 per night, single/double. For further information please visit


Make Yourself at Home
Prices vary depend on locations. Generally speaking, the closer to UBC the more expensive.


Shaughnessy Village
They offer good deals - e.g. $1,200 for 20 nights including free breakfasts, but the size of bedroom is about 300-400 square feet.



Carey Centre


(604) 222-1062
Contact: Connie Santiago, TRIUMF House Reservation Office


Green College (Guest rooms / Student residence)
Contact: Ms. Simone Goguen
(604) 822-8660


St. John's College
(604) 822-6522
contact: Alice Lam
Rate: $95/night


Reimbursement of Travel Expenses
You may be able to claim full or partial reimbursement of your travel expenses incurred in attending the PDE Thematic Summer Workshops. The conference organizers will be able to advise you as to what level of funding is available to you. In order to claim reimbursement for your travel expenses, please print off and complete this form TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT FORM. Attach your original receipts. If you are claiming reimbursement for a flight, please attach your flight itinerary and your original boarding passes. Mail the form and supporting documentation to PIMS-Central Office for processing (the address is on the form).


Invitation letters

Participants who require an official invitation letter for visa purposes can contact Ms. Do-Rim Joo with workshop title, travel dates, and mailing address.