PIMS Workshop on New Trends in Localized Patterns in PDEs

  • Start Date: 05/10/2021
  • End Date: 05/13/2021



PIMS workshop on New Trends in Localized Patterns in PDEs: Mathematical Theory and Applications to Physics, Biology and the Social Sciences- a Conference in Honour of the 60th Birthday of Michael J. Ward.


Localized spatial-temporal patterns commonly occur for various classes of linear and nonlinear diffusive processes. In recent years, we have witnessed an explosion of many new and exciting developments in the theory and applications of localized solutions in PDEs. Many new frontiers have opened while new connections between old fields have been discovered.


This workshop will highlight Prof.Ward's influential contributions to the mathematics and applications of localized solutions to PDEs. It brings together his students, colleagues and collaborators in a celebration of Prof.Ward's 60th birthday. Over his long career, Prof. Ward has made numerous invaluable contributions to many areas of applied mathematics, including fluid dynamics, metastability, reaction-diffusion equations, cell biology and pattern formation.




Confirmed Speakers

Paul Bressloff (Utah)

Alan Champneys (Bristol)

Alexey Cheviakov(Saskatchewan)

Rustum Choksi (McGill)

Arjen Doelman (Leiden)

Chunyi Gai (Dalhousie)

Jason Gilbert (USaskatchewan)

Daniel Gomez (UBC)

Jia Gou (UC Riverside)

Thomas Hillen (Alberta)

David Iron (Dalhousie)

Leah Edelstein-Keshet (UBC)

Theodore Kolokolnikov (Dalhousie)

Edgar Knobloch (Berkeley)

Andrew Krause (Oxford)

Alan Lindsay (Notre Dame)

Sean Lawley (Univ. Utah)

Philip Maini (Oxford)

Iain Moyles (York)

Jay Newby (Alberta)

Yana Nec (TRU)

Yasumasa Nishiura (Tohoku)

Xiaofeng Ren (George Washington)

Matthias Winter (Brunel Univ.)

Michele Titcombe (Montreal)

Justin Tzou (Macquarie)


Schedule of Talks 

Download the program here.




Dan Coombs (UBC)

T Kolokolnikov (Dalhousie)

AE Lindsay (University of Notre Dame) 

Anthony Peirce (UBC)

JC Wei (UBC)

Other Information: 

Event Location:Online


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