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von Neumann Symposia

The AMS von Neumann Symposia are made possible by the generous support of a fund established
by Dr. and Mrs. Carrol V. Newsom in honor of the memory of John von Neumann.


AMS Von Neumann Symposium on Multimodel and Multialgorithm Coupling for Multiscale Problems

Organized by John B. Bell (chair), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Alejandro L. Garcia, San Jose State University; and Francis Alexander, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Multiscale problems are of increasing importance in the fields of physics, biology, chemistry, fluid dynamics, environmental science, materials science, geophysics, and all branches of engineering. The symposium will bring groups together in four key areas (fluids, solids, earth sciences, and molecular dynamics) and will enable applied mathematicians and scientists to discuss current practices and future research directions in the development of hybrid methodologies for multiscale phenomena. Full announcement and application procedures can be found here. View poster here.


AMS von Neumann Symposium on Sparse Representation and High-Dimensional Geometry

July 8 - 12, 2007, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Snowbird, Utah

  Organizing Committee
  Ron DeVore, University of South Carolina
  David L. Donoho, Stanford University
  Anna Gilbert, University of Michigan
  Jared Tanner, University of Utah


AMS von Neumann Symposium on Complex Geometry, Calibrations, and Special Holonomy

August 11 - 20, 2003, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, California

  Organizing Committee:
  Robert Bryant (Co-chair), Duke University
  Simon Donaldson, Imperial College
  H. Blaine Lawson, SUNY at Stony Brook
  Richard Schoen, Stanford University
  Gang Tian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Co-chair)


AMS von Neumann Symposium on Arithmetic Fundamental Groups and Noncommutative Algebra

August 16 - 27, 1999, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, California

  Organizing Committee
  Michael D. Fried, University of California, Irvine
  David Harbater, University of Pennsylvania
  Lance W. Small, University of California, San Diego


AMS von Neumann Symposium on Quantization and Nonlinear Wave Equations

June 7 - 11, 1994, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

  Organizing Committee:
  William Arveson, University of California, Berkeley
  Robert Blattner, University of California, Los Angeles
  Haim Brezis (co-chair), Rutgers University and University of Paris
  Thomas Branson, University of Iowa
   Irving Segal (co-chair), Massachusetts Institute of Technology