New Directions in Geometric Flows (21w5504)


(University of Toronto)

Richard Bamler (University of California, Berkeley)

Jeff Streets (University of California, Irvine)

Gang Tian (Beijing University)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "New Directions in Geometric Flows" workshop in Banff from November 7 to November 12, 2021.

Geometric evolution equations describe physical phenomena ranging from a child's soap bubble to the evolution of the cosmos. The famous, Fields Medal winning work of Grigory Perelman used the "Ricci flow'' equation to give a complete understanding of geometry in three dimensions. This was a huge leap forward in our understanding of these equations, and set off a firestorm of activity in the ensuing years. This conference will bring together researchers working in this exciting area to discuss recent developments and push towards new horizons.

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).