Concluding Conference of the Special Program on Nonlinear Equations, April 8 – 10, 2016

04/08/2016 1:34 pm - 04/10/2016 1:34 pm

The Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications will be hosting a concluding conference on April 8-10, 2016 to accompany the year-long program on nonlinear equations. The conference will have 15 speakers and will be hosted at Harvard CMSA Building: Room G10 20 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138


  1. Lydia Bieri (University of Michigan)
  2. Luis Caffarelli (University of Texas at Austin)
  3. Mihalis Dafermos (Princeton University)
  4. Camillo De Lellis (Universität Zürich)
  5. Pengfei Guan (McGill University)
  6. Slawomir Kolodziej (Jagiellonian University)
  7. Melissa Liu (Columbia University)
  8. Duong H. Phong (Columbia University)
  9. Richard Schoen (UC Irvine)
  10. Cliff Taubes (Harvard University)
  11. Blake Temple (UC Davis)
  12. Valentino Tosatti (Northwestern University)
  13. Tai-Peng Tsai (University of British Columbia)
  14. Mu-Tao Wang (Columbia University)
  15. Xu-jia Wang (Australian National University)

Please click NLE Conference Schedule with Abstracts for a downloadable schedule with talk abstracts.

Please note that lunch will not be provided during the conference, but a map of Harvard Square with a list of local restaurants can be found by clicking Map & Resturants.


April 8 – Day 1
8:30am Breakfast
8:45am Opening remarks
9:00am – 10:00am Camillo De Lellis, “A Nash Kuiper theorem for $C^{1,1:5}$ isometric immersions of disks
10:00am – 10:15am Break
10:15am – 11:15am Xu-Jia Wang, “Monge’s mass transport problem
11:15am – 11:30am Break
11:30am – 12:30pm Peng-Fei Guan, “The Weyl isometric embedding problem in general $3$ d Riemannian manifolds
12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 3:00pm Blake Temple, “An instability in the Standard Model of Cosmology
3:00pm – 3:15pm Break
3:15pm – 4:15pm Lydia Bieri, “The Einstein Equations and Gravitational Radiation
4:15pm – 4:30pm Break
4:30pm – 5:30pm Valentino Tosatti, “Adiabatic limits of Ricci flat Kahler metrics
April 9 – Day 2
8:45am Breakfast
9:00am – 10:00am D.H. Phong, “On Strominger systems and Fu-Yau equations”
10:00am – 10:15am Break
10:15am – 11:15am Slawomir Kolodziej, “Stability of weak solutions of the complex Monge-Ampère equation on compact Hermitian manifolds”
11:15am – 11:30am Break
11:30am – 12:30pm Luis Caffarelli, “Non local minimal surfaces and their interactions”
12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 3:00pm Mihalis Dafermos, “The interior of dynamical vacuum black holes and the strong cosmic censorship conjecture in general relativity”
3:00pm – 3:15pm Break
3:15pm – 4:15pm Mu-Tao Wang, “The stability of Lagrangian curvature flows”
4:15pm – 4:30pm Break
4:30pm – 5:30pm Melissa Liu, “Counting curves in a quintic threefold”
April 10 – Day 3
8:45am Breakfast
9:00am – 10:00am Rick Schoen, “Metrics of fixed area on high genus surfaces with largest first eigenvalue”
10:00am – 10:15am Break
10:15am – 11:15am Cliff Taubes, “The zero loci of Z/2 harmonic spinors in dimensions 2, 3 and 4”
11:15am – 11:30am Break
11:30am – 12:30pm Tai-Peng Tsai, “Forward Self-Similar and Discretely Self-Similar Solutions of the 3D incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations”

* This event is sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF) and CMSA Harvard University.

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