Flows on the Saskatchewan: a workshop on integrability and inverse problems.

  • Start Date: 04/05/2019
  • End Date: 04/07/2019

University of Saskatchewan


We are pleased to announce Flows on the Saskatchewan: A Workshop on Integrability and Inverse Problems. This 3-day workshop will be held in celebration of the 65th birthday of Jacek Szmigielski, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Saskatchewan.


The purpose of this 3-day workshop is to highlight new developments in the analysis and geometry of a broad range of nonlinear PDEs and their inverse problems. Speakers will be encouraged to provided historical context and "big picture" ideas in order to help younger attendees access the field. There will also be a mini-course on inverse problems, with a view to Camassa-Holm integrability, by Jacek himself on the Friday. Indeed, we intend the workshop to be a reflection of Prof. Szmigielski's many contributions to the field on the occasion of his 65th birthday in 2019.


While the workshop offers an opportunity to reflect upon Jacek's contributions, it is also meant to provide a glimpse into the future of these topics from the points of view of a number of distinguished experts in the field. As such, we plan to strongly encourage participation of junior attendees from across the network of the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) and beyond.




Richard Beals (Yale)

Josef Dorfmeister (TU-München)

Michael Gekhtman (Notre Dame)

Alex Himonas (Notre Dame)

Niky Kamran (McGill)

David Sattinger (Arizona)

Feride Tiglay (Ohio State)


Download the poster below 





All of the workshop activities will take place at the University of Saskatchewan in the city of Saskatoon, Canada. The workshop will begin in the afternoon on Friday, April 5 with a two-lecture mini-course for students by Jacek Szmigielski and will conclude around lunchtime on Sunday, April 7. There will be a workshop dinner on the Saturday evening.


Hans Lundmark, Linkoping University,

Steven Rayan, University of Saskatchewan,


Other Information: 

Location: University of Saskatchewan


Schedules and Registration: More information is available on the event webpage here.