Louis Block, University of Florida
IP3: The Dynamics of Two Families of Maps of the Interval. Abstract
Louis Block is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Florida, where he has proudly served since 1973. He received his Doctoral Degree from Northwestern University, under the supervision of R.F. Williams. He has been a Visiting Fellow on three occasions at Australian National University, and he was a Van Vleck Visiting Professor at Wesleyan University twice during sabbatical years. Most of his research has been in the area of One-Dimensional Dynamics.
Emmanuele DiBenedetto, Vanderbilt University
IP2: On the Local Behavior of Non-Negative Solutions to a Logarithmically Singular Equation. Abstract
Joel Smoller, University of Michigan
IP1: Gravitation. Abstract
Dr. Joel Smoller is the Lamberto Cesari Chaired Professor at The University of Michigan. Dr. Smoller was a Guggenheim Fellow, a Senior Humboldt Fellow, and was the recipient of the 2009 Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics.
Gunther Uhlmann, University of Washington and University of Helinski
IP4: Harry Potter's Cloak (Public Lecture). Abstract
Dr. Uhlmann studied mathematics as an undergraduate at the Universidad de Chile in Santiago, gaining his Licenciatura degree in 1973. He continued his studies at MIT where he received a PhD in 1976. He held postdoctoral positions at MIT, Harvard and NYU, including a Courant Instructorship at the Courant Institute in 1977-1978. In 1980, he became Assistant Professor at MIT and then moved in 1985 to the University of Washington. He has been the Walker Family Professor at the University of Washington since 2006. During 2010-2012 he was on leave at the University of California, Irvine, as the Excellence in Teaching Endowed Chair.