Geometry of Singularities

- via PDE's, Geometric Measure Theory, and Differential Geometry -

January 9 (Tue.) – 12 (Fri.), 2007

Kawai Hall, Mathematical Institute, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

To Sendai
From Sendai Station to Campus

We would like to create an occasion where researchers of different branches of qualitative sciences can gather and exchange ideas and motivations. In particular problems naturally arizing in mathematical physics, applied mathematics and differential geometry, which are formulated in terms of partial differential equations will be the common thread among the participants. Topics disscussed during the week will include (yet, will not be restricted to)

Condensed matter physics
Brane gravity and higher dimensional spacetimes
Einstein equation in general relativity
Harmonic maps, minimal submanifolds and geometric measure theory
Lagrangian submanifolds in symplectic geometry
Prescribed curvature equations on manifolds
Variational formulations in material science

Invited Speakers:

Kazuo Akutagawa (Tokyo University of Science)

Antonio DeSimone (SISSA, Italy)

Yng-Ing Lee (Taiwan University, Taiwan) 

Marc Mars (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain)

Pengzi Miao (Monash University, Australia)

Daniel Pollack (University of Washington)

Tetsuya Shiromizu (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Yoshihiro Tonegawa (Hokkaido University)

Shankar Venkataramani (University of Arizona, USA)

Mu-Tao Wang (Columbia University, USA)

Georg Weiss (University of Tokyo)


Organizing Committee:
Sumio Yamada (Mathematical Institute, Tohoku University)
Nariya Uchida (Department of Physics, Tohoku University)

Financially supported by:
Exploratory Research Program for Young Scientists (ERYS) of Tohoku University
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture of Japan

Contacts: Please email to
Sumio Yamada (yamada at,
Nariya Uchida (uchida at, or
The Organizing Secretary; Akiko Konda (konda at

Last modified: Mon. Dec. 11 2006