Northwest Functional Analysis Seminar (09w2156)
The Northwest Functional Analysis Seminar (NWFAS) is a bi-annual regional scientific meeting of researchers (faculty and postdoctoral) and graduate students in functional analysis. Participants are drawn from universities in Western Canada and the American Northwest. A novelty of the seminar is that young researchers form the bulk of the featured speakers, providing them with a venue to communicate their research results and to form contacts with other functional analysts within the region. The program also features one or two lectures by senior researchers who address topics that are currently attracting high levels of interest.
The proposed two-day workshop would represent the fourth meeting of the seminar, the first three having taken place at BIRS in 2003, 2005, and 2007. The first three meetings were very successful. In addition to a strong scientific program, the meeting provides the only venue by which the region's researchers in functional
analysis come into contact regularly. The NWFAS also has formative role in developing the profiles of young researchers and graduate students.
We plan to have eight forty-minute talks, with plenty of time for informal discussion. Our choice of speakers will emphasize young faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and visitors to the region.