An Isaac Newton Institute Workshop

Spectral Theory and its Applications

24 July - 28 July 2006

Organisers: Professor M. van den Berg (Bristol), Professor B. Helffer (Orsay), Professor A. Laptev (KTH, Stockholm) and Professor A. Sobolev (Birmingham)

Sponsored by SPECT (European Science Foundation)

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in association with the Newton Institute programme entitled Spectral Theory and Partial Differential Equations

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Theme of Workshop:

Spectral Theory is a vast area of research bringing together different parts of Mathematics and Physics. In Mathematics it is Spectral Geometry, which links spectral properties of elliptic operators and related properties of parabolic operators to the geometry and topology of the underlying manifold. In Physics methods of Spectral Theory are instrumental in the study of many fundamental results in solid states physics, statistical physics, quantum mechanics and large particle systems.

The aim of the Workshop is to emphasize the multidisciplinary character of research in this area by bringing together experts working on different aspects of Spectral Theory, and by inciting close collaboration between different groups.

Invited Speakers:

M. Birman (Petersburg); E.B. Davies (King's); A. Grigoryan (Imperial); A. Kiselev (Wisconsin); F. Klopp (Paris-13); E. H. Lieb (Princeton); R. Melrose (MIT); N. Nadirashvili (Marseille); P. Sarnak (Princeton); J.P. Solovej (Copenhagen); M. Zworski (Berkeley).

Location and Cost:

The workshop will take place at the Newton Institute and accommodation for participants will be provided in single study bedrooms with shared bathroom at Fitzwilliam College. Dinner and Lunch will be served at Wolfson Court . The conference package, costing £490, includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner from dinner on Sunday 23 July to breakfast on Saturday 29 July 2006, and lunch and refreshments during the days that lectures take place. Participants who wish to attend but do not require the Conference Package will be charged a registration fee of £40.

Applications Forms:

Are available here. Invited participants to the programme whose dates coincide with those of the workshop need not apply or pay any registration fee.

Supported Participants:

Some support is available for participants in this meeting from the European Science Foundation for PhD students and young postdocs.

Closing Date:

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 3 March 2006

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