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2008 HMC Mathematics Conference on Nonlinear Functional Analysis

Abstract graph showing a possible nonlinear functional analysis.

General Information

The mathematics department at Harvey Mudd College hosted the tenth annual Harvey Mudd College Mathematics Conference (previously known as the Mt. Baldy Mathematics Conference) on Saturday, October 25, 2008.

This year's topic was nonlinear functional analysis. Keynote speakers discussed applications of nonlinear functional analysis and future directions for such research.

The conference was sponsored by the mathematics department at Harvey Mudd College, the Claremont Center for the Mathematical Sciences (CCMS), and the National Science Foundation.

The organizer was Alfonso Castro.

Conference Poster

Please feel free to download our Conference Poster, print it, and display it at your institution.


Talks were given on the evening of Friday, October 24, and from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, October 25, 2008, in the Galileo Halls at Harvey Mudd College.

Friday, October 24

7:00 PM
Robert Borrelli & Courtney Coleman (Harvey Mudd College)
Forty Years of Differential Equations in the Claremont Colleges (abstract | video)

Saturday, October 25

8:30 AM
9:00 AM
Peter Bates (Michigan State University)
Mathematical Excursions Inspired by Materials Science (abstract | video)
10:00 AM
Mónica Clapp (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
Classical and Recent Results on Elliptic Problems with Critical Nonlinearity (abstract | video)
11:00 AM
Break and Poster Session
11:30 AM
Yanyan Li (Rutgers University)
A Geometric Problem and the Hopf Lemma (abstract | video)
12:30 PM
Lunch and Poster Session
2:00 PM
Ratnasingham Shivaji (Mississippi State University)
Population Dynamics with Diffusion (abstract | video)
3:00 PM
Break and Poster Session
3:30 PM
Zhi-Qiang Wang (Utah State University)
A Twisting Condition, Resonances, and Periodic Solutions of Hamiltonian Systems (abstract | video)