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 Institute of Applied & Computational Mathematics


Current Trends in Mathematics:
Algebra, Geometry, Differential Equations, Numerical Analysis, Applications to Biology
Series of Conferences, summer 2005, Anogia - Crete

The Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics) in collaboration with the University of Crete (Department of Mathematics) are organizing a continuation of the series Conferences in Mathematics on Crete, sponsored mainly by the European Commission under
FP6 - Marie Curie Actions (MC Conferences and Training Courses - Series of Events). During the summer of 2005 the following conferences will take place:

Nonlinear dispersive wave phenomena [9-15 July, 2005]
Organizers: J.L. Bona (Illinois), V.A. Dougalis (Athens), J.- C. Saut (Paris-Sud)
Main speakers: J.L. Bona, U. of Illinois at Chicago, USA, A.S. Fokas, Cambridge University, UK, F. Merle, U. of Cergy-Pontoise, France, J-C. Saut, U. of Paris-Sud, France, C. Sulem, U. of Toronto, Canada

Number fields and curves over finite fields [23-29 July, 2005]
Organizers: R. Schoof (Rome), G. van der Geer (Amsterdam)
Main speakers: G. van der Geer, U. of Amsterdam, Holland, R. de Jong U. Leiden, Holland, R. Schoof, U. Rome (Tor Vergata), Italy, M.Tsfasman, Marseille, France

Algebraic and Geometric Combinatorics [20-26 August, 2005]
Organizers: V. Batyrev (Tubingen), M. Henk (Magdeburg), F. Santos (Cantabria)
Main speakers: V. Batyrev, U. of Tuebingen, Germany, L. Billera, Cornell University, USA, A. Bjorner, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, M. Henk, U. of Magdeburg, Germany, P. McMullen, University College London, UK, F. Santos, U. of Cantabria, Spain, G. Ziegler, TU of Berlin, Germany.

The conferences will take place at the Anogia Academic Village, a conference center located in the traditional Cretan village of Anogia on the slopes of mountain Ida. Anogia has an elevation of 750 m, and is about 45 minutes by car from Heraklion, the largest city of Crete, and about half an hour from the closest point on the north coast of Crete. Living expenses (accommodation plus meals) during the conferences are estimated at about 40-60 Euro per person per day. The registration fee amounts to 250 Euro.

The European Commission supports young researchers to enable them to participate in the conferences for training purposes. The researchers should be nationals of the countries which are Member States of the E.U. or Associated States, but there is also a certain amount of support available for young researchers from other countries as well. Graduate students are especially encouraged to participate. In general, young researchers should have a maximum of ten years research experience since obtaining a degree that gives them access to doctoral studies. (Some limited funds from other sources will also be available to support participants not belonging to the above group). The financial support may cover all or parts of the travel, living and registration expenses.

Those interested in participating in one of the conferences should fill out the application form attached below and send it, along with the required information, to the conference secretary Mrs. E. Kafatou at Applications (including the requested supporting material) that will be received 4 months before the starting date of the conference will be given full consideration.

Application form

For additional information please contact the following organizers.

For the conference 'Non linear dispersive phenomena':
Vassilios Dougalis
Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas
Vassilika, Voutes
P.O. Box 1527
GR-711 10 Heraklion Crete, GREECE

For the conference 'Number fields and curves over finite fields':
Ren? Schoof
Universit? di Roma "Tor Vergata"
Dipartimento di Matematica
I-00133 Roma, ITALY

For the conference 'Algebraic and Geometric Combinatorics':
Francisco Santos
Departamento de Matematicas Estadistica y Computacion
Facultad de Ciencias, Avenida de los Castros s/n,
E-39005 Santander, SPAIN

You may also contact the local co-ordinator:
Thanases Pheidas
Department of Mathematics
University of Crete
GR-71409 Heraklion, Crete, GREECE

Note: This series of conferences will continue during the summer of 2006 with the following events:

Discontinuous change in behavior issues in partial differential equations [June 10-16, 2006]
Organizers: I. Athanasopoulos (Crete), L.A. Cafarelli (Texas).

Which Mathematics for Biology? [July 8-14, 2006]
Organizers: D. Manoussaki (Crete), B. Perthame (Paris).

A call for applications for these conferences will be made in December 2005.