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AMS von Neumann Symposium

These one-week conferences are held approximately every four years in the summer. They focus on seminal concepts in the forefront of mathematics and are made possible by the generous support of a fund established by Dr. and Mrs. Carrol V. Newsom in honor of the memory of John von Neumann.

The Call for Proposals for the 2016 von Neumann Symposium is posted here.

Past Symposia

2011

AMS von Neumann Symposium on Multimodel and Multialgorithm Coupling for Multiscale Problems

Organized by John B. Bell (chair), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Alejandro L. Garcia, San Jose State University; and Francis Alexander, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Multiscale problems are of increasing importance in the fields of physics, biology, chemistry, fluid dynamics, environmental science, materials science, geophysics, and all branches of engineering. The symposium will bring groups together in four key areas (fluids, solids, earth sciences, and molecular dynamics) and will enable applied mathematicians and scientists to discuss current practices and future research directions in the development of hybrid methodologies for multiscale phenomena. Full announcement and application procedures can be found here. View poster here.

2007

AMS von Neumann Symposium on Sparse Representation and High-Dimensional Geometry
July 8-12, 2007, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Snowbird, Utah
Organizing Committee:
Ron DeVore, University of South Carolina
David L. Donoho, Stanford University
Anna Gilbert, University of Michigan
Jared Tanner, University of Utah

2003

AMS von Neumann Symposium on Complex Geometry, Calibrations, and Special Holonomy
August 11-20, 2003, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, California
Organizing Committee:
Robert Bryant (Co-chair), Duke University
Simon Donaldson, Imperial College
H. Blaine Lawson, SUNY at Stony Brook
Richard Schoen, Stanford University
Gang Tian (co-chair), Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1999

AMS von Neumann Symposium on Arithmetic Fundamental Groups and Noncommutative Algebra
August 16-27, 1999, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, California
Organizing Committee:
Michael D. Fried, University of California, Irvine
David Harbater, University of Pennsylvania
Lance W. Small, University of California, San Diego

1994

AMS von Neumann Symposium on Quantization and Nonlinear Wave Equations
June 7-11, 1994, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Organizing Committee:
William Arveson, University of California, Berkeley
Robert Blattner, University of California, Los Angeles
Haim Brezis (co-chair), Rutgers University and University of Paris
Thomas Branson, University of Iowa
Irving Segal (co-chair), Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Contact Information

Penny Pina
Director of Meetings & Conferences
Phone: (401) 455-4145, 1-800-321-4267, Ext. 4145
Fax: (401) 455-4004
Email: meet@ams.org