Variational problems and the geometry of submanifolds
This conference will gather around eighty specialists of variational problems and the geometry of Riemannian and Lorentzian submanifolds.
It will be the occasion to listen to some of the foremost researchers on harmonic maps, minimal surfaces, constant mean curvature surfaces, the Willmore problem, biharmonic maps, knot theory (from the geometric perspective), Yang-Mills theory as well as submanifolds from the viewpoint of Riemannian or Lorentzian geometry.
Emphasis will be placed on young researchers, post-doctoral and Ph.D. students, who will be able to receive financial help as well as the possibility to present their work.
The participation of women, especially as speakers, will be encouraged.
The Scientific Committee is made-up of: J. Choe (Univ. Seoul, Korea), A. Fraser (Univ. British Columbia, Canada), F. Helein (Univ. Paris 7, France), R. Knusner (Univ. Amherst, USA), F. Pedit (Univ. Amherst, USA) and J.~C. Wood (Univ. Leeds, UK).
The Organisation Committee is: L. Alias (Univ. Murcia, Spain), E. Loubeau (Univ. Brest, France), L. Mazet (CNRS/Univ. Tours, France), S. Montaldo (Univ. Cagliari, Italy), M. Soret (Univ. Tours, France) and M. Ville (CNRS/Univ. Tours, France).