Nonlinear Conservation Laws and Related Problems (09w5090)

Arriving in Banff, Alberta on Sunday, October 4 and departing Friday October 9, 2009

Organizers

Gui-Qiang Chen (University of Oxford)
Walter Craig (McMaster University)
Constantine Dafermos (Brown University)
Konstantina Trivisa (University of Maryland)

Objectives

Proposal for a 5-day workshop on hyperbolic conservation laws and
related models at the Banff International Research Station, focusing
on mathematical problems for compressible flows in fluid dynamics,
combustion, oceanography, astrophysics, particle physics and other
areas. The models are formulated by the Euler and Navier-Stokes
equations for compressible fluids, MHD, Euler-Poisson, and others.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together analytical and
numerical experts of the applied mathematics community to take part
in the examination of emerging problems, exchanging ideas in a
structured and focused environment.

Furthermore, one of the reasons to convene the workshop is to bring
into focus other problems that are able to be addressed by the
methods developed by the conservation laws community.

Holding the workshop at BIRS is especially valuable for attracting
the broadest possible international audience.