# Geometry of Singularities

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

### January
9 (Tue.) –
12 (Fri.), 2007

**Place:**

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

**Access:**

To
Sendai

From
Sendai Station to Campus

**Objective:**

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)

**Schedule:**

**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 math.tohoku.ac.jp),

Nariya Uchida (uchida at cmpt.phys.tohoku.ac.jp), or

The Organizing Secretary; Akiko Konda (konda at math.tohoku.ac.jp)

Last modified: Mon. Dec. 11 2006