First Canadian Summit on Applications of Partial Differential Equations in the Sciences (15w2186)


Thomas Hillen (University of Alberta)

(University of British Columbia)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "First Canadian Summit on Applications of Partial Differential Equations in the Sciences" workshop in Banff from August 28 to August 30.

Partial differential equations are a powerful tool in the mathematical modelling of physical, biological and social phenomena. Over the last decade, the scientific landscape related to partial differential equations in Canada has expanded significantly. New hires and new developments have increased our interest in partial differential equations and their applications. Applications are no longer focussed on fluids alone, instead, applications to biology, medicine, social sciences have been added to the menu. In this 2-day workshop we plan to map out interests and talents that are present at Canadian Universities. We like to identify common interests, join common goals, and explore common funding opportunities.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).