The Chern Institute of Mathematics (CIM) in conjunction with the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley, USA, celebrates the centennial of the birth of Shiing-Shen Chern, one of the greatest geometers of the 20th century and CIM's founder.

In commemoration of Chern's work, CIM and MSRI will hold a two weeks international conference. During the first week, October 24 to 28, 2011, the conference will take place at the CIM in Tianjin, China (Registration day: October 23 (Sunday), 2011). And during the second week, October 30 to November 5, 2011, the conference will be at the MSRI in Berkeley, USA. (Registration day: October 30 (Sunday), 2011. Link: MSRI webpage).

1. Academic Committee:
Chairs: Phillip Griffiths and Wentsun Wu
Atiyah, Michael (University of Edinburgh)
Berger, Marcel (Institut des Hautes études Scientifiques - IHES)
Bourguignon, Jean-Pierre (Institut des Hautes études Scientifiques - IHES)
Bryant, Robert (Mathematical Science Research Institute - MSRI)
Chang, Kung-Ching (Peking University)
Fefferman, Charles (Princeton University)
Gindikin, Simon (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
Griffiths, Phillip (Institute of Advanced Studies)
Gu, Chaohao (Fudan University)
Hirzebruch, Fritz (Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik - MPIM, Bonn)
Jiang, Boju (Peking University)
Long, Yiming (Chern Institute of Mathematics - CIM, Nankai University)
Ma, Zhiming (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Palis, Jacob (Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada - IMPA)
Tian, Gang (Princeton University and Peking University)
Weinstein, Alan (University of California, Berkeley)
Wu, Wentsun (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

2. Organizing Committee:
Barcelo, Hélène (Mathematical Science Research Institute - MSRI)
Bryant, Robert (Co-Chair, Mathematical Science Research Institute - MSRI)
Chu, May (S. S. Chern Foundation for Mathematical Research)
Fu, Lei (Chern Institute of Mathematics - CIM)
Long, Yiming (Co-Chair, Chern Institute of Mathematics - CIM)

3. List of topics (with chair of committee)
(1) Global differential geometry (topology, characteristic classes, etc.)
Jean-Pierre Bourguignon
(2) Complex differential geometry (Kahler geometry, etc.)
Gang Tian
(3) CR geometry and Geometric PDEs
Charles Fefferman
(4) Symplectic and Finsler Geometry
Yiming Long and Alan Weinstein
(5) Integral Geometry
Simon Gindikin
(6) Exterior Differential Systems and the Method of Equivalence
Robert Bryant

Deadline for application: September 20, 2011

Contact information of CIM
Secretary of CIM, Ms. Hongqin Li:
Tel. +86-22-2350 8228 (O) Fax:+86-22-2350 1532
Addr.: Chern Institute of Mathematics,
Nankai University, Weijin Road 94,
Tianjin 300071, PR China

Chern Institute of Mathematics, Nankai University, Tianjin,China. 300071
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