The Sixth Northwest Functional Analysis Seminar (15w2192)

Arriving in Banff, Alberta Friday, April 10 and departing Sunday April 12, 2015


(University of Regina)

(University of British Columbia)

Ian Putnam (University of Victoria)

(University of Alberta)


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. The two main goals of the meeting are to enable researchers from a large geographical area to stay in touch with developments in the general field but outside their respective areas of specialization, and to provide a forum for junior researchers (junior faculty, postdocs, and graduate students) to present their results to a wider audience and to form contacts with other functional analysts within the region. Most of the talks will be given by junior researchers and there will be a few presentations by senior researchers on topics currently attracting high levels of interest.

The proposed two-day workshop would represent the sixth edition of the seminar, following very successful earlier meetings held in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2012. In addition to presenting a strong scientific program, the workshop 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 early-career researchers. We plan to have ten forty-minute talks, allowing time for informal discussion.