Analytic and Geometric Theories of Holomorphic and CR Mappings (06w5015)


John Bland (University of Toronto)

Herve Gaussier (Marseille)

Kang-Tae Kim (Pohang Institute of Science and Technology, Korea)

Steven G. Krantz (Washington University in St. Louis)

(University of Adelaide)

(University of Tokyo)


As physics guru Roger Penrose says, understanding complex surfaces and mappings is key to basic questions in cosmology and black holes. Many of the world's leading experts on holomorphic and geometric mappings will gather at the Banff International Research Station during the week of April 29-May 4, 2006 to present the latest results and to share new ideas.

The organizers are among the most distinguished workers in this hot field: Junjiro Noguchi of Tokyo (Japan), Kang-Tae Kim of Pohang, John Bland of Toronto, Herve Gaussier of Provence, Finnur Larusson of Western Ontario, and Steven G. Krantz of St. Louis. In fact head organizer Krantz has written some of the leading texts and monographs in the field.

Complex surfaces are a mathematical device for modeling the structure and symmetries of the world around us. The subject area draws on all parts of mathematics, including partial differential equations, differential geometry, commutative algebra, group actions, harmonic analysis, and function theory. It is one of the most lively and dynamic parts of our subject, and workers in this field are extraordinarily communicative and collaborative. The workshop should be a hotbed of ideas and new results.

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 administered by the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, in collaboration with the Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems Network (MITACS), the Berkeley-based Mathematical Science Research Institute (MSRI) and the Instituto de Matematicas at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM).