Nonlinear Functional Analysis Conference at Harvey Mudd College

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Date: 
October 2008

The 2008 HMC Mathematics Conference took place on Friday Oct 24 and Saturday Oct 25, 2008. The Conference consisted of an evening lecture on Oct 24, five one-hour talks on Oct 25, and a poster session.

The evening lecture was delivered by Robert Borrelli and Courtney Coleman. They are the authors of the differential equations textbook used at HMC, and they will be available for book signing. Their talk will explore the transformation of the role of differential equations in the HMC curriculum over the last 40 years. The five talks on Saturday Oct 25 are by experts in Nonlinear Functional Analysis (which, according to S. Banach, is the marriage of Linear Algebra and Topology to solve nonlinear differential equations).

Click here for the Conference page at Harvey Mudd College.

Speakers and video clips for their talks

Talks were given on the evening of Friday, October 24, 2008, and from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, October 25, 2008, in the Galileo Halls at Harvey Mudd College.

Friday, October 24, 2008

7:00 PM
Robert Borrelli & Courtney Coleman (Harvey Mudd College)
Forty Years of Differential Equations in the Claremont Colleges (abstract | video)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

8:30 AM
Registration
9:00 AM
Peter Bates (Michigan State University)
Mathematical Excursions Inspired by Materials Science (abstract | video)
10:00 AM
Mónica Clapp (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
Classical and Recent Results on Elliptic Problems with Critical Nonlinearity (abstract | video)
11:00 AM
Break and Poster Session
11:30 AM
Yanyan Li (Rutgers University)
A Geometric Problem and the Hopf Lemma (abstract | video)
12:30 PM
Lunch and Poster Session
2:00 PM
Ratnasingham Shivaji (Mississippi State University)
Population Dynamics with Diffusion (abstract | video)
3:00 PM
Break and Poster Session
3:30 PM
Zhi-Qiang Wang (Utah State University)
A Twisting Condition, Resonances, and Periodic Solutions of Hamiltonian Systems (abstract | video)