THE 2015 DR. F. RONALD AND HELEN E. BRITTON LECTURES

CRAIG EVANS
Department of Mathematics
University of California at Berkeley

Title:  Nonlinearity and partial differential equations: some recent perspectives
March 23 - 27, 2015
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 

Mon
Mar 23

HH/104

Averaging and nonlinear differential equations

Expository Talk

Tue
Mar 24

HH/305

Nonconvex Hamilton-Jacobi equations

Wed
Mar 25

HH/217

Singular limits for reaction-diffusion PDE

Fri
Mar 27


HH/305

Three interpretations of the infinity Laplacian PDE  

Colloquium Talk

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Dr. F. Ronald Britton was a former Professor of Mathematics at McMaster, and served as Chair of the Department of Mathematics. After his retirement, he endowed our annual Britton Lectures in memory of his late wife Helen E. Britton. The Britton Lectures have provided the University with a series of distinguished invited speakers since its beginning in 1978.


Past Britton Lecture Series:


2014-2015

Craig Evans

Applications of Commutative Algebra

2013-2014

Henri Darmon
McGill University

Elliptic curves and Artin representations

2012–2013 

Martin Bridson 
University of Oxford  

Non-positive curvature in group theory

2011–2012 

S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan 
Courant Institute, New York University 

Some infinite or large dimensional problems. Interacting particle systems.

2010–2011 

Gerhard Huisken 
Max-Planck Institute 

Analytic and geometric properties of mean curvature flow

2009–2010 

Nick Trefethen 
Oxford University  

Numerical computation with a sense of history

2008–2009 

Ravi Vakil 
Stanford University 

Moduli spaces in algebraic geometry

2007–2008 

Chris Rogers 
University of Cambridge 

Optimal investment

2006–2007 

Donald Dawson 
Carleton University

Stochastic population systems and measure-valued processes

2005–2006 

Toniann Pitassi 
University of Toronto 

Propositional proof complexity

2004–2005 

David Rand 
University of Warwick 

Mathematical challenges of systems biology

2003–2004 

Dr. Haim Brezis 
Universite Pierre et Marie Curie & Rutgers University 

The Ginzburg-Landau model: An amazing source of new problems and results in analysis & topology

2002–2003 

John Coates 
Cambridge University 

Iwasawa algebras and arithmetic

2001–2002 

Robion Kirby 
University of California, Berkeley 

Lectures on Ozsvath and Szabo's Floer-homology for 3-manifolds

2000–2001 

David Brillinger 
University of California, Berkeley 

Random process data analysis: concepts & examples

1999–2000 

Peter Schneider 
Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat 

p-adic representation theory

1998–1999 

David C. Brydges 
University of Virginia 

Analysis with functional integrals

1997–1998 

Neil S. Trudinger 
Australian National University 

Isoperimetric inequalities & Hessian operators

1996–1997 

Anand Pillay 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Model theory, algebra & number theory: some recent interactions

1995–1996 

R.V. Moody 
University of Alberta 

Meyer sets and aperiodic crystals

1994–1995 

Carlos E. Kenig 
University of Chicago, Chicago

Oscillatory integrals and non-linear dispersive differential equations

1993–1994 

Ronnie Lee 
Yale University 

Instantons and three-manifolds

1992–1993 

Joseph J. Kohn 
Princeton University

Pseudodifferential operators and several complex variables

1991–1992 

Ronald L. Graham 
AT&T Bell Laboratories

Quasi-randomness in combinatorics

1990–1991 

Samuel Karlin 
Stanford University

Mathematical & statistical problems associated with protein and DNA sequences

1989–1990 

Michael Aizenman 
Courant Institute, New York University 

Adventures in statistical mechanics

1988–1989 

Richard M. Schoen 
Stanford University 

Variational problems for Riemannian metrics

1987–1988 

Victor P. Snaith 
University of Western Ontario 

Artin L-functions

1986–1987 

Jerry L. Bona 
Pennsylvania State University 

Solitons

1985–1986 

Frank H. Clarke 
Centre de Recherche Mathematiques, University of Montreal 

Non-smooth optimization

1984–1985 

C.R. Rao 
University of Pittsburgh

Characterizations of probability distributions

1983–1984 

Dana S. Scott 
Carnegie-Mellon University

Logic and computing

1982–1983 

Marvin Shinbrot 
University of Victoria 

The Boltzmann equation

1981–1982 

Louis Nirenberg 
Courant Institute,  New York University

Variational and topological methods in nonlinear problems

1980–1981 

Peter J. Hilton 
Case Western Reserve University 

Nilpotency as a link between group theory and homotopy theory

1979–1980 

Ian N. Sneddon 
University of Glasgow 

Integral transforms and fractional integration in elasticity theory

1978–1979 

Paul L. Butzer 
Technical University of Aachen

The Banach-Steinhaus theorem, generalizations of the Shannon sampling theorem