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Conference on Noncompact Variational Problems and General Relativity

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Date & time: Tuesday, 16 October 2001 at 8:00AM - 5:00PM

in honor of H. Brezis and F.E. Browder, in memory of the innocent victims who fell on September 11th 2001

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14th - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2001

2001 Noncompact Variational Problems flyer

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2001  - Session Chair - H. Hofer
Core - Lecture Hall


 8:45 -  9:00  CONFERENCE OPENS - Prof. R. Falk and Prof. Paul Rabinowitz

 9:00 - 10:00  Remarks on the Distance Function and Cut Locus
		L. Nirenberg, Courant Institute
                

10:00 - 10:15  COFFEE


10:15 - 11:15  Lack and Restoration of Compactness for Sequences 
		 of Mappings with Equibounded Energies
	        Mariano Giaquinta, Scuola Normale Superiore

11:20 - 12:20  Mixed states for an Allen-Cahn equation
		P. Rabinowitz, University of Wisconsin
            
12:20 -  2:00  LUNCH


 2:00 -  3:00  Eigenfunctions of Max-Plus Operators and
		 State-Dependent Delay Equations 
		J. Mallet-Paret, Brown University

 3:00 -  3:15  COFFEE


 3:15 -  4:15  Regularity of Pseudo-Holomorphic Maps
	        Gang Tian, MIT

 4:20 -  5:20  On Existence and Description of Formation of 
		 Singularity for the Critical Generalized 
		 KdV Equation 
		Frank Merle, Universite de Cergy-Pontoise 


MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2001  - Session Chair - R. Nussbaum
Hill - 705


 9:00 - 10:00  Topology of Sobolev Mappings
		F. H. Lin, Courant Institute

10:00 - 10:15  COFFEE


10:15 - 11:15  Vorticity for the Ginzburg-Landau Energy 
		 with Magnetic Field
		Sylvia Serfaty, Courant Institute

11:20 - 12:20  Asymptotics for the Ginzburg-Landau Equations
		F. Bethuel, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie

12:20 -  2:00  LUNCH


 2:00 -  3:00  On a Class of Singular Perturbation Problems 
   		 Involving a "Circular-Well" Potential
		I. Shafrir, Technion, Haifa

 3:00 -  3:15  COFFEE


 3:15 -  4:15  Hamilton Formalism for the Calculus of Variations 
		 with Several Variables
		F. Helein, Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan

 4:20 -  5:20  Barycentric Sets in Topological Arguments. 
		The Case of the CR Yamabe Problem
		Ridha Yacoub, Institute Preparatoire aux Etudes d'
		 Ingenieurs de Monastir

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2001  - Session Chair -      Y. Li - morning
Hill - 705                                    J. Taylor - afternoon



 9:00 -  10:00  Geometry of Contact Domains and Transformations
		 Y. Eliashberg, Stanford University and I.A.S 

10:00 -  10:15  COFFEE


10:15 -  11:15  Sympletic Challenges
		 H. Hofer, Courant Institute  

11:20 -  12:20  Multiplicity of Closed Characteristics on 
		  Symmetric Convex Hypersurfaces in \(R^(2N)\)
		 Y. M. Long, Nankai University (?)

 
12:20 -  2:00   LUNCH


 2:00 -  3:00   Relative Gromov-Witten invariants and their application
	         E. Ionel, IAS and University of Wisconsin

 3:00 -  3:15   COFFEE

 3:15 -  4:15   Topology and Conformal Theory of the CMC Moduli Space
	         R. Mazzeo, Stanford University

 4:20 -  5:20  Spaces of Loops in Configuration Spaces for Manifolds,
		 and Analogues of Artin's Braid Groups  
	        F. Cohen, University of Rochester


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 7:00 - (9:00-9:30)  Diner in honor of H. Brezis and F.E. Browder
Busch Dining Hall 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2001  - Session Chair - M. Vogelius - morning
Hill - 705			       	       S. Chanillo - afternoon


 8:30 - 9:30   Homotopy of Unimodular Maps in Fractional Sobolev Spaces
		P. Mironescu, University of Paris - Sud

 9:35 - 10:35  Full Regularity of Energy-Minimizing free Boundaries
		 in 3 Dimensions
		D. Jerison, MIT

10:35 - 10:45   COFFEE


10:45 - 11:45  Embedded Minimal Surfaces in 3-Manifolds
		T. Colding, Princeton University

11:50 - 12:50  A Fully Nonlinear Equation Related to Curvature Pinching
		A. Chang, Princeton University

12:50 -  2:00  LUNCH


 2:00 -  3:00  Pohozaev type Obstructions and Solutions of Bounded Energy
		 for Nonlinear Elliptic Equations of Critical Growth
		E. Hebey, Universite de Cergy-Pontoise

 3:00 -  3:15  COFFEE


 3:15 -  4:15  A Non Existence Result for Yamabe Type Problems 
		 on Thin Annuli
		M. Ben Ayed, University of Sfax 

 4:20 -  5:20  On Some Yamabe Type Problems on Manifolds with 
		 Boundaries 
	        M. Ould Ahmedou, 
		 Rheinische Fredrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2001  - Session Chair - S. Klainerman - morning
Core - Lecture Hall				            - afternoon 


 9:00 - 10:00  Neckpinching in Mean Curvature Flow
		G. Huisken, Eberhard Karls Universitat, Tubingen

10:00 - 10:15  COFFEE


10:15 - 11:15  Some Recent Progress on Strong Cosmic Censorship
		M. Dafermos, MIT

11:20 - 12:20  Cubic Quasilinear Wave Equation and Bilinear Estimates
		H. Bahouri, Univ. Tunis II

12:20 - 2:00   LUNCH


 2:00 - 3:00   On the Blow up Phenomenon for the Critical Nonlinear
		 Schrodinger Equation
		G. Perelman, Ecole Polytechnique 

 3:00 - 3:15   COFFEE


 3:15 - 4:15   Rough Einstein Metrics and Local Well Posedness 
		 for the Vacuum Einstein Equations
		I. Rodnianski, Princeton University

 4:20 - 5:20   
		S. Klainerman



This is almost a final schedule. One or two variations may still be possible. 10/13/01

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