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A Week Long School Aimed at Junior Researchers

An impressive number of analytic techniques were discovered in attempts to address questions motivated by the investigation of specific physical models. Mathematical physics is an active area of research which continues in this tradition. It combines the tools of mathematical analysis and intrigue of certain physical phenomena. Rigorously analyzing such questions demands exposure to a variety of mathematical topics, e.g. functional analysis, spectral theory, probability, and PDEs to name a few, as well as a healthy dose of physical intuition. For this reason, students are often overwhelmed or intimidated by the prospect of working in this area.
This school will offer mini-courses designed to rigorously develop important analytic techniques, within the context of certain interesting applications, and illustrate how theory is used in problem solving. The mini-courses will be self-contained, accessible to graduate students and describe active areas of current research. There will also be regular seminars by senior participants on topics that are related to the main lectures. Finally, a significant amount of time will be reserved for short research presentations by junior participants.
This school will take place on campus at the University of Arizona March 5-9, 2018.


This school should be especially interesting for mathematicians at the beginning of their career, PhD students or recent postdocs, but everyone is welcome. We expect to offer travel expenses (up to $500) plus local accommodations (a shared room) for junior participants (i.e. graduate students and postdocs). More senior participants requesting funding should contact the organizers.
We strongly encourage applications from women and individuals from underrepresented groups.

We are happy to acknowledge that this school is supported by the NSF, the AIP, college of science, and the department of Mathematics at the University of Arizona.

Interested parties should fill out the following registration form:

Deadline for Registration: Friday, January 19, 2018. It is possible to register later, but financial support may no longer be available.

Organizing Committee