The Geometry of Differential Equations
19 - 23 September 2011
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This workshop was part of the CMA's Special Year on
Parabolic Differential Geometry within the Mathematical Sciences Institute.
The workshop explored PDE in the following contexts
* conformal, CR, and related geometries
* integrable and superintegrable systems
* Lie theory and representations
PDFs for many of the talks are avaialble
Spyros Alexakis, Toronto
Paul Baird, UBO Brest
Robert Bryant, Berkeley
Andreas Cap, Vienna
Boris Doubrov, Minsk
Colin Guillarmou, ENS, Paris
Matthias Hammerl, Vienna
Kengo Hirachi, Tokyo U
Alan Huckleberry, Bochum
Ernie Kalnins, Waikato
Jonathan Kress, UNSW, Sydney
Wojciech Krynski, IHES and Warsaw
Thomas Leistner, Adelaide
Gaven Martin, Massey, Auckland
Lionel Mason, Oxford
Vladimir Matveev, Jena
Tohru Morimoto, Nara
Willard Miller, Minnesota
Jean-Philippe Nicolas, UBO Brest
Gerd Schmalz, UNE Armidale
Jan Slovak, Brno
Petr Somberg, Prague
Vladimir Soucek, Prague
Arman Taghavi-Chabert, Brno
Paul Tod, Oxford
Peter Vassiliou, U Canberra
Keizo Yamaguchi, Hokkaido
Erwann Aubry, Nice
Lashi Bandara, ANU
David Baraglia, ANU
Robert Bartnik, Monash
Paul Bryan, ANU
Emma Carberry, U Sydney
Gilles Carron, Nantes
Julie Clutterbuck, ANU
Sean Curry, Auckland
Vladimir Ejov, UniSA, Adelaide
David Hartley, Monash
Andrew Hassell, ANU
Alexander Isaev, ANU
Daniel Jackson, Monash
Mathew Langford, ANU
Paul Leopardi, ANU
Yoshihiko Matsumoto, Tokyo U
Stephen McCormick, Monash
Alan McIntosh, ANU
Roberto Panai, Auckland
Matthew Randall, ANU
Adam Rennie, ANU
Dale Roberts, ANU
Katja Sagerschnig, ANU
Ravi Shroff, ANU
Dennis The, ANU
Yuri Vyatkin, Auckland
Bryan Wang, ANU
Travis Willse, ANU
For administrative matters, please contact
Registration and Accommodation
There is no registration fee. If you are from outside Canberra and
would like to attend this workshop, please email
with your name, position, institution, arrival date, departure date,
accommodation requirements, and any other relevant information.
NB: Accommodation is in short supply in Canberra so please "register" in
this fashion as soon as possible.
If you are from Canberra or do not need accommodation, please let
know that you will be attending the workshop and then
simply show up on the Monday.
55th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society
will take place 26 - 29 September (during the week following this workshop)
at the University of Wollongong (not so far from Canberra).
Travelling from Canberra to Wollongong on Sunday 25 September
(if you are going to the AustMS meeting)
* There is a Murrays bus
departing Canberra at 6:00pm and arriving in Wollongong at 9:25pm:
the fare is $33.
* There is a
departing Canberra at 11:55am and arriving in Wollongong at 4:10pm:
the fare is $37.78.
* We are also arranging a
scenic bus trip
departing Canberra around 9am and arriving in Wollongong around 4pm
(directly at the welcome reception and registration for the meeting).
Places are limited so please let
know as soon as possible if you would like to reserve a spot on the bus:
the fare will be $40.
Departure is now arranged to be at 9:30am sharp from the
ANU Drill Hall Gallery (close to MSI: see map below).
With the exception of the scenic bus, if you are going
to Wollongong, please book your own travel.
Travelling on from Wollongong on Friday 30 September
* If going to Sydney airport, there are various options.
Please use your iniative (and Google, for example).
* If returning to Canberra, there are train and/or
bus options as above. In particular,
departs Wollongong at 10:15am and arrives in Canberra at 1:40pm.
On Monday from 9am until 9:45am there will be Tea and Coffee available
in the Common Room of the
Mathematical Sciences Instiute
located in the
John Dedman Building (Building 27). At 9:45am we'll walk to the
Lecture Theatre 1 (Room T1, Chemistry Building 34) for opening remarks
at 9:55am and the first lecture at 10:00am. The rest of the schedule is
Titles and Abstracts
Workshop Dinner on Thursday 22 September
There will be a Workshop Dinner on the Thursday, starting at 6:30pm. It be
held at the
Chairman and Yip
restaurant at 108 Bunda Street (see map below).
The cost will be $55 per person.
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Workshop talks will be held in the
Lecture Theatre 1 (Room T1, Chemistry Building 34).
It is equipped with large whiteboards, a transparency projector,
and a computer projector. For the computer projector, speakers can
connect their own laptop or use the already connected computer.
Travelling to Canberra
This brief summary is primarily intended for overseas visitors.
Despite its name, "Canberra International Aiport" (CBR) hosts no commercial
international flights. If you are starting anywhere overseas, then entering
Australia through Sydney (SYD) is the default but Brisbane (BNE) or
Melbourne (MEL) are also possible. There are plenty of flights between SYD
and CBR on Qantas or Virgin. There is also
Murrays Bus Service running
good quality buses between the International Terminal at SYD and Canberra
City Centre. There are many flights directly into SYD from North America.
From Europe there are no direct flights and the usual options are to fly via
SE Asia (e.g. Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, or Kuala Lumpur) or via the
Middle East (e.g. Abu Dhabi with Etihad or Dubai with Emirates). As the Earth
is roughly spherical, if you are starting at a sufficient distance from SYD,
then you can set off in more or less any (tangential) direction. Sometimes
travelling via NE Asia (e.g. China or Japan) is a good option.
From Canberra Airport to your Accommodation
The default option is to take a taxi. The cost will be approximately $40.
Please ask the driver for a receipt. If the timing is good, there are also
(but, of course, a taxi will take you directly to your accommodation).
Accommodation and other key locations are marked on the map above.
Information for Visitors
For visitors to the ANU and Canberra, there is
an ANU campus map,
guide to Canberra
(including "What's on in Canberra"),
and some further
To see kangaroos "in the wild" Dennis The suggests
here and advises
that "it's about a 6km walk from Liversidge to the rough location where
the kangaroos are and then another 1 km until you hit a bus stop,
from which you can take the #10 bus back to the town centre. The walk takes
you along the cycle path that I use everyday, and also has really nice
views of the lake. I'd recommend starting the walk at 4:30pm.
It should be a bit more than an hour's walk to get to the kangaroo area.
Kangaroos come out at dusk, so a good time to see them
would be 5:45pm - 6:00pm."
This workshop is sponsored by the
Mathematical Sciences Institute
of the ANU and by the
Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI).
AMSI allocates a Travel Allowance annually to each of its
Students or Early Career Researchers from AMSI Member Universities
without access to a suitable research grant or other source of funding may
apply to their Head of Mathematical Sciences for subsidy of travel and
accommodation out of the Departmental Travel Allowance. Details of the
procedure may be found