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XVIIth Annual Geometry Festival

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University, New York, NY 
April 5-7, 2002

The seventeenth annual Geometry Festival will be held at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences  of  New York University  from Friday afternoon, April 5, to Sunday noon, April 7, 2001. 

The talks will take place at the Courant Institute, which is located at 251 Mercer Street (corner of Mercer Street and West 4th Street) in Manhattan. The complete program for the Geometry Festival can be found here

The Festival will begin Friday afternoon, to allow for travel that morning, with check in and registration from 1 pm to 3pm, and the first talk at 3 pm. It will end at noon on Sunday.

Everyone is invited to the Geometry Festival, and graduate students are especially encouraged to attend. 

 Sylvain Cappell, Jeff Cheeger, Toby Colding, Helmut Hofer, Bruce Kleiner, Alex Nabutovsky. 

If you have any question, please feel free to contact us at:

The following speakers will give hour talks: 
  • Denis Auroux (MIT)

  • Singular plane curves and topological invariants of symplectic manifolds.
  • Hugh Bray  (MIT)

  • On the mass of higher dimensional black holes.
  • Alice Chang  (Princeton University)

  • Conformally invariant operators and the Gauss-Bonnet integrand.
  • Xiuxiong Chen  (Princeton University)

  • The space of Kähler metrics
  • George Daskalopoulos (Brown University)

  • On the Yang-Mills flow in higher dimensions.
  • Alex Eskin  (University of Chicago)

  • Billiards and lattices.
  • Juha Heinonen (University of Michigan)

  • On the existence of quasiregular mappings.
A list of speakers at previous Geometry Festivals can be found here
Check-in will begin at 1PM on Friday in Warren Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer Street, just outside Room 109.  All talks will be in Room 109.  The first talk will be at 3PM on Friday, followed by refreshments. All remaining lectures will take place Saturday and Sunday. 

There will be four lectures on Saturday and two on Sunday morning. 

On Saturday morning, breakfast will be served from 8:00 - 9:30 AM, followed by two talks, and two more talks in the afternoon. There will be a reception on Saturday evening from 5:00 - 6:30 PM. 

On Sunday morning, breakfast will again be served from 8:00 - 9:30 AM, followed by two talks. The Festival will end at noon on Sunday . 

Participants will be on their own for dinner Friday and Saturday evening.  The packet provided at check-in will contain a list of suggested restaurants.  For additional listings please check  Zagat's Online.  The Geometry Festival will provide breakfast outside room 109 on Saturday and Sunday morning as well as refreshments throughout the weekend. 
 Please check here for details on parking garages close to the Courant Institute.
Participants are asked to register in advance. For registration, please fill out the online registration form.  The registration fee is $30 ($20 for graduate students). 

Please send registration fee (payable to NYU, Courant Institute) to:

Geometry Festival 
c/o Mr. James Hyre 
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences 
251 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012 

There will be a reception on Saturday night from 5-6:30 pm, in the Grumman Lounge on the 13th floor of the Courant Institute, at which wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.  The charge for the event will be $15. 

Participants will be responsible for their own travel, hotel accommodations, lunches and dinners. 

A partial list of hotels can be found here.

The Geometry Festival is supported in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation

If funds remain after conference expenses are paid, partial reimbursement of travel and hotel costs will be made to some participants, with preference given to graduate students and younger faculty who do not have NSF or other grant or school support. Please check the appropriate boxes and provide the indicated information on the registration form to help us with this. 

People interested in applying for travel funds should send email to  Be sure to include the following information: 

  1. A vita, including list of publications. 
  2. Whether other NSF grant or school support is available. 
  3. Whether participation in the poster session is desired. 
The deadline for sending in requests for travel support is March 22, 2002. 
This web site will be updated from time to time. A list of participants will be posted approximately one week before the beginning of the conference. 

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