Geometric Analysis and General Relativity (16w5054)


(University of Washington)

Greg Galloway (University of Miami)

David Maxwell (University of Alaska Fairbanks)

Richard Schoen (University of California Irvine)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Geometric Analysis and General Relativity" workshop from July 17th to July 22nd, 2016.

Over the last century, General Relativity has been a cornerstone of our understanding of the physical universe. The study of the mathematical problems of general relativity brings together many important areas of research in partial differential equations, differential geometry, dynamical systems and analysis. Despite the centrality of the subject in modern physics a number of fundamental mathematical questions concerning general relativity remain unanswered and it is clear that their future resolution will be of great interest in understanding the physical applicability and limitations of the theory. This workshop will provide an opportunity for leading researchers from around the world to come together in Banff to report on the most important recent advances in the field and to lay the course for future developments. The inclusion of junior mathematicians working in the field will help spur the future progress toward resolving some of the most enticing geometric and analytical questions present in mathematics and physics today.

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)..