Geometric Flows: Recent Developments and Applications (15w5148)


Gerhard Huisken (Universitaet Tuebingen)

(University of California Irvine)


Toby Wiseman (Imperial College London)

(University of Alberta)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Geometric Flows: Recent Developments and Applications" workshop from April 12th to April 17th, 2015.

This workshop seeks to explore connections between geometric flows and other
areas of mathematics and physics. Geometric flows refer to ways in which geometry
can be deformed smoothly in time, rather analogous to the way in which the
geometry of the surface of a balloon becomes smooth and round as it is inflated
with air. Over the last decade-and-a-half, this field has seen amazing
mathematical progress, and the number of applications has mushroomed.
This workshop will bring together a wide spectrum of mathematicians from
within the field, as well as a significant number of physicists working
on applications of geometric flows in physics, and numericists whose methods
can open up new ways to explore areas not easily accessible otherwise. Our
hope is that by facilitating an ongoing dialogue between experts in these
subjects, we will be able to enable the transfer of the most recent mathematical
knowledge to those working on applications, expose mathematicians to applied
problems to encourage and motivate further mathematical advances, and develop
new mathematical insights through numerical and other novel techniques.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).