The conference allows research mathematicians to share recent developments in partial differential equations, as well as gives graduate students and postdoctoral students the opportunity to discover facets of the field that are not represented at their home universities.
Keynote speakers include Jerry Bona, professor of mathematics, statistics, and computer science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Fang-Hua Lin, Silver Professor of Mathematics at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University.
This fall’s conference is being coordinated by Illinois Tech faculty members Chun Liu, professor and chair of the Department of Applied Mathematics; Xiaofan Li, professor of applied mathematics and associate dean of the College of Science; and Shuwang Li, associate professor of applied mathematics. They will be joined by Qing Han, professor of mathematics at the University of Notre Dame, and Changyou Wang, professor of mathematics at Purdue University.
The semiannual conference has been held each year since 1977 at various universities across the Midwest. Illinois Tech’s Mies Campus is located just minutes south of downtown Chicago.
Although there is no fee to attend the conference, registration is required. The 84th Midwest PDE Seminar is sponsored by the College of Science and the Department of Applied Mathematics at Illinois Tech and the National Science Foundation.