VIGRE Minicourse on Variational Methods and Nonlinear PDE
Department of Mathematics, University of Utah
May 28 - June 8, 2002
The minicourse will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 with a brief welcome in room 225 of the LeRoy Cowles Building (LCB 225), which is clearly marked on this campus map. All lectures will take place in LCB 225, and study groups will meet in the adjoining T. Benny Rushing student center, where computer terminals will be available to all participants. The mathematics complex is located on President's Circle, an easy ten minutes' walk across campus from student housing. An interactive map of the entire University campus, including LCB, President's Circle, and student housing, is available here.
The foothills east of the university have many hiking trails, many of which have excellent views of Salt Lake Valley. Maps of some of these trails may be found in the envelope provided when checking in at your lodging.
Follow the links at the left for more specific information, including the names and affiliations of the participants, the speakers and their lecture topics, and the schedule of events for each day of the minicourse.
As one may see from the schedule, discussion sessions and working groups have been planned. The purpose of the discussion sessions is to provide a forum for a look at previous lectures. Each discussion session will be led by one of the graduate student participants. Assignments will be given at the beginning of the course. Working groups will consist of pairs of graduate students who will be assigned a topic or an important example from the calculus of variations. The groups will study the topic and give a presentation on their findings during the second week of the course. Again, assignments will be given at the beginning of the course.