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2006-2007 Warwick Symposium on

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Low Dimensional Geometry and Topology

Workshop on

Geometric flows and related topics

26-30 March 2007 (Monday-Friday inclusive)

Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick

Organiser: Peter Topping (Warwick)


Scientific Committee: Richard Hamilton (Columbia), Gerhard Huisken (Max-Planck Albert Einstein Institute, Golm), Bruce Kleiner (Yale), Michael Struwe (ETH-Zürich).

The worshop begins at 10am Monday 26 March 2007 and ends mid/late afternoon on Friday 30 March 2007. There will be a Conference Dinner on the evening of Thursday 29th March at The Cross Restaurant in Kenilworth.

Registration has now closed. Contact the organiser for further information.

Monday 26 March 2007 is to be a "Spitalfields Day" of talks aimed at a general audience of mathematicians.

Spitalfields Day Programme

  • 10.00-10.30 coffee (+conference registration)
  • 10.30-11.30 Gerhard Huisken (Max-Planck AEI, Golm)
    Mean curvature type flows and isoperimetric inequalities
  • 11.40-12.40 Richard Schoen (Stanford)
    Recent progress on the high dimensional Yamabe problem
  • 12.40-2.00 Lunch
  • 2.00-3.00 Bruce Kleiner (Yale)
    An overview of Perelman's work on geometrization
  • 3.00-3.45 Tea and coffee in the Mathematics Institute Common Room
  • 3.45-4.45 William P. Minicozzi II (Johns Hopkins)
    Width and finite extinction of Ricci flow
  • 4.45 wine+snacks in the Mathematics Institute Common Room

Tentative programme for the rest of the week

Other speakers for the workshop will be:

Jim Isenberg (Oregon)
Dan Knopf (UT, Austin)
Andrea Malchiodi (SISSA)
Roger Moser (Bath)
Andre Neves (Princeton)
Lei Ni (UCSD)
Tristan Rivière (ETH-Zürich)
Felix Schulze (FU Berlin)
Natasa Sesum (Columbia)
Leon Simon (Stanford)
Miles Simon (Freiburg)
Michael Struwe (ETH-Zürich)
Guofang Wei (UCSB)
Ben Weinkove (Harvard)
Brian White (Stanford)

Tuesday afternoon (27 March) will include a talk by Bruce Kleiner about Perelman's work on Hamilton's Ricci flow programme, aimed at experts. Perelman's paper of November 2002 will be a prerequisite. This talk will be a natural continuation of the following course:

The workshop schedule will be relatively light, with an average of 4 talks per day, to leave plenty of time for discussion. It is traditional for all participants to bring along one or two preprints/reprints to put on a designated table in our common room for the week, for other participants to browse.

Small travel grants may be available for UK-based PhD students wishing to attend the Spitalfields day, or the workshop. Please contact: Mathematics Research Centre for more details.

For travel information to Warwick Mathematics Institute see here. For people coming from California, Newark and European cities please see:

Scientific enquiries:

London Mathematical Society
For participation and further information please contact the:
Mathematics Research Centre
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL - UK

+44 (0)24 7652 3548

+44 (0)24 7652 2681


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