Conformal and quasiconformal maps

September 15.-20. 2002
Lake Arrowhead, CA

Steffen Rohde (UW Seattle)
Christoph Thiele (UCLA)



The Summer School will take place from September 15.-20. 2002 at the Lake Arrowhead conference center of the University of California, Los Angeles. Lake Arrowhead is located in the San Bernardino mountains east of Los Angeles, about 2 hours driving distance from Los Angeles. A shuttle between UCLA and Lake Arrowhead will be available at the beginning and the end of the summer school.

The typical participant will not be an expert on conformal and quasiconformal maps, but will be working in some part of analysis, and interested in jointly learning a new subject. There are no special prerequisites, beyond some familiarity with complex analysis (a solid one course or two courses at the graduate level). For about a third of the lectures, in addition some very basic knowledge about stochastic integration (Wiener measure, Ito formula, e.g. from Durett's book or some short overview for analysts in M. Taylor's second volume on PDE.) will help to appreciate the lectures better.

Participants will be required to prepare a 2h lecture on some topic in advance, and submit a 4-6 page summary of their topic. The topics are listed here.

The Summer School is particularly aimed at students working for a Ph.D. degree, or those with a recent Ph.D., but it is also open to more experienced mathematicians. It is one of a series of Summer Schools funded by an NSF Career grant.

Sunday September 15 will be the arrival day. From Monday to Friday the participants will give the lectures that they have prepared in advance. Departure will be after lunch on Friday September 20.


Space is limited to 11 participants.

The NSF Career grant provides funding for paying the accommodation costs. A contribution towards travelling expenses may be available upon request.

If you would like to participate, please send an informal email to by April 15. 2002. Please describe your professional status (graduate student, postdoc, etc) your area of research and your motivations for participating in the summer school.

Please also indicate your preference for a topic on which to prepare a lecture. The organizers are happy to answer questions on the assigned topics anytime.

The subject area

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