NSF-CBMS Regional Conference in Mathematical Sciences (Supported partly by IMA at University of Minnesota)

Free Boundary Problems in Partial Differential Equations and Applications May 18-22, 2003
National Science Foundation

Wayne State University, College of Science, Department of Mathematics
1150 Faculty/Administration Bldg, 656 West Kirby Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202,

Principal Lecturer: Professor David Jerison , MIT

Invited Speakers:

The aim of the conference is to highlight the new methods , directions and the most recent developments in free boundary theory. It will focus on the existence and regularity of solutions to free boundary problems and applications in science and technology. The principal speaker will present ten lectures on this subject supplemented by additional one hour lectures given by the invited speakers.

The conference is supported by The National Science Foundation and a grant from The Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications to run concurrently as a 2003 IMA Participation Institutions Conference. The NSF /IMA support will cover lodging, meals and transportation for 30 participants. Participants from IMA member institutions are encouraged to use the institution's IMA travel fund.

All mathematicians are welcome to participate. The selection of financially supported participants will strive for a balance between the well established researchers, interested post doctoral fellows and graduate students who wish to initiate research in free boundary problems. Minorities and women in mathematics are encouraged to apply. All participants are required to register. For application and registration, you may E-mail to to indicate your interest to participate and in the meantime you can print out the

  • NSF-CBMS Conference Registration Form
  • and mail it to the conference secretary in the address given below. Considerations of financial support begin now and the deadline for application is February 28, 2003.

    Conference Organizers: Guozhen Lu and Pao-Liu Chow

    The conference will be held on the campus of Wayne State University located in Detroit's culture center, from Sunday 18 to Thursday 22, May 2003. The local arrangements will be made by the organizers and the members of Local Organizing Committee: William Cohn, Daniel Frohardt, Lowell Hansen (Chair), Jose-Luis Menaldi , Bertram Schreiber and Tse-Chien Sun. Information on housing and transportation will be available from the conference web site soon. You are welcome to visit this webpage at for any update of conference related information.

    Conference Housing: A block of rooms have been reserved at the St. Regis Hotel near campus. The phone number of the hotel is (313)-873-3000 and the number for reservations is (800)848-4810. We have negotiated special rates for for the conference participants.

    Corresponding Addresses: Barbara Malicke (conference secretary), Department of Mathematics, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48202; email:; Phone: (313) 577-2481; Fax: (313) 577-7596.

  • NSF-CBMS Conference Preliminary Program