Shaping the Future of Nonlinear PDEs in the UK: Consultation Meeting - 29 May 2007, LMS

<p> EPSRC has recently invested significant resources in nonlinear PDEs in the UK by making two Science and Innovation awards in this area. These, to be held in the University of Oxford and in the Maxwell Institute, Edinburgh (comprising the mathematics departments of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt universities), are designed to enhance the position of nonlinear PDEs throughout the UK. In addition to new posts in the three institutions, there will be a large programme of activities to benefit the entire UK nonlinear PDE community. Included in this programme are international conferences, workshops, instructional conferences/summer schools, activity groups/networks, and visitor programmes. </p> <p> The directorships of the two centres - the <em>Centre for Analysis and Nonlinear PDE</em> in the Maxwell Institute and the <em>Centre in the Analysis of Nonlinear PDEs</em> in Oxford - are now interested in ideas, suggestions and proposals from the UK PDE community for specific activities that could be undertaken by one of the two centres, or jointly, under the aegis of these programmes. It should be noted that there will be every opportunity for activities to take place outside Oxford and Edinburgh. </p> <p> At this time, the directors would like to invite views from groups and/or individuals on ways in which these two new centres can best help energize and be responsive to the UK nonlinear PDE community. Specifically they invite expressions of interest, ideas and suggestions under the following headings: </p> <ul> <li>International conferences;</li> <li>Workshops;</li> <li>Instructional conferences/summer schools;</li> <li>Activity groups/networks;</li> <li>Visitor programmes.</li> </ul> <p>We are not at this stage asking for full proposals.</p> <p> Contributions received by 15 May 2007 will be especially welcome. Please make such on at most two sides of A4, and send them to the directors by email (contact points below). </p> <p> In order to involve and consult the UK PDE community as widely as possible, we shall be holding a <a href="lms-pdes-agenda1.pdf">UK Nonlinear PDEs Scoping Consultation Meeting</a> open to all. This will take place on 29 May 2007 at the LMS, De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London WC1B 4HS. The ideas and suggestions received prior to this meeting will help shape it, and the more concrete proposals for activities which will follow. See the <a href="lms-pdes-agenda1.pdf">agenda of the meeting</a> for further information. </p> <p> Colleagues planning to attend the meeting should indicate their participation by email to Laura Darling (<a href=""></a>). For more information, please contact one of the directors below. </p> <table class="twocolumnlayout"> <tr> <td class="twocolumnlayout"> John Ball (<a href=""></a>),<br> Director,<br> Centre in the Analysis of Nonlinear PDEs,<br> Mathematical Institute,<br> 24-29 St Giles', Oxford, OX1 3LB </td> <td class="twocolumnlayout"> Tony Carbery (<a href=""></a>) &amp;<br> Sergei Kuksin (<a href=""></a>),<br> Co-directors,<br> Centre for Nonlinear PDE,<br> Maxwell Institute,<br> Edinburgh </td> </tr> </table>