International Conference on "Geometric and Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations"


Mission Beach Resort, Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia

30 August to 3 September 2010

Organised by: The Australian National University

About the conference

An international conference on "Geometric and Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations" will be held at Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia from August 30th to September 3rd, 2010. This conference will be run similarly to a successful meeting at the same location in 1998 and since then there has been a lot of interest in a sequel. The conference will host leading international mathematicians as well as provide the opportunity for young researchers and PhD students to get together to discuss new work in the field. This conference enhances the strong relationship between Australia and overseas in geometric and nonlinear analysis and builds on previous interactions in this major scientific research area.


See Conference Schedule and First day program and abstracts .

International invited participants (at present time and not all confirmed yet)

  • Lucio Boccardo - Rome, Italy
  • Luis Caffarelli - Texas, USA
  • Huai-dong Cao - Lehigh, USA
  • Alice Chang - Princeton, USA
  • Craig Evans* - Berkeley, USA
  • Nicola Fusco - Naples, Italy
  • Irene Gamba - Texas, USA
  • Nassif Ghoussoub - British Columbia, Canada
  • Matthew Gursky - Notre Dame, USA
  • Richard Hamilton - Columbia, USA
  • Tom Ilmanen* - ETH-Zurich, Switzerland
  • Hitoshi Ishii -Waseda, Japan
  • Nicolai Krylov - Minnesota, USA
  • Fanghua Lin*- New York, USA
  • Robert McCann- Toronto, Canada
  • Richard Melrose- MIT, USA
  • Giuseppe Mingione - Parma, Italy
  • Lei Ni - California, San Diego, USA
  • Duong Phong - Columbia, USA
  • Richard Schoen - Stanford, USA
  • Leon Simon - Stanford, USA
  • Michael Struwe - ETH-Zurich, Switzerland
  • Gang Tian - Princeton, USA
  • Juncheng Wei - Chinese University, Hong Kong
  • Zhou Ping Xin - Chinese University, Hong Kong
  • Paul Yang - Princeton, USA

*To be confirmed.

Scientific Committee

  • Neil Trudinger, (Chair) - The Australian National University
  • Ben Andrews - The Australian National University
  • Alan Carey - The Australian National University
  • Nicola Fusco - Naples, Italy
  • Richard Schoen - Stanford, USA
  • Gang Tian - Princeton, USA

Organising committee

  • Neil Trudinger, (Chair) - The Australian National University
  • Alan Carey - The Australian National University
  • Florica Cirstea - The University of Sydney
  • Min-Chun Hong - University of Queensland
  • Alison Anderson, (Secretary), - The Australian National University
  • Xujia Wang - The Australian National University


It is anticipated that participants will stay at the Mission Beach Resort which is also the conference venue. A range of rooms have been reserved including basic family units at a special conference prices. Meals may also be taken at the resort and we will provide details later about meal packages. Other types of accommodation are also available at Mission Beach.


Mission Beach is approximately halfway between Cairns and Townsville.
Getting to Mission Beach, there are the following information:

  • BY PLANE - Qantas, JetStar or Virgin Blue fly direct into Cairns International Airport .
  • BY BUS - there are 3 regular shuttle buses from Cairns to Mission beach - leaving at 6:45am, 11:30 and 1:55, and arriving 2.5 hrs later. The cost at present is $47.00/person.

    Important Bus information

    We have arranged the following special bus transfers between Cairns Airport and the Mission Beach Resort:

  • Sunday, August 29th: Depart Cairns Airport at 1:15pm, and again at 5:15pm

    For those catching the bus on 29th August at 1:15pm - please go to the SunPalm Transport bay opposite the baggage bay at Cairns Airport. Dr Min-Chun Hong will be there to meet you and make sure you get on the bus.

    Remark: A Sun Palm Desk is allocated in both the domestic (located in the luggage collection area) and international terminal (located in the arrivals area) at Cairns Airport. Therefore, all the delegates have to do is approach the Sun Palm Desks and state that they are part of the ANU Conference heading to Mission Beach and will direct them to the awaiting coach

    For those catching the bus on 29th August at 5:15pm - please go to the SunPalm Transport bay opposite the baggage bay at Cairns Airport. Mrs Alison Anderson will be there to meet you and make sure you get on the bus.

    For those who have asked to picked up from down town Cairns, please meet at Bay 14 at the Reef Fleet Terminal located at the end of Spence St. Please ensure you are there and ready to be picked up no later than 5:15pm - and look out for a SunPalm Transport Coach

  • Friday, September 3rd: Depart Mission Beach Resort at 12:30pm

  • Saturday, September 4th: Depart Mission Beach Resort at 7:30am
  • Registration

    Registration details are available now. Meanwhile prospective participants may contact Alison Anderson for further information.

    Financial support

    The conference is supported by special funds from the Australian National University and also by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI). AMSI allocates a travel allowance annually to each of its member universities, (for list of members, see ). Students or early career researchers from AMSI member universities without access to a suitable research grant or other source of funding may apply to their Head of Department or Head of Discipline for subsidy of travel and accommodation fee out of the departmental travel allowance. Please consult the AMSI travel account procedure for further details.

    Contact Information

    Post: Ms Alison Anderson,
    Centre for Mathematics and its Applications,
    The Australian National University,
    ACT 0200, Canberra
    Phone: +61 2 6125 2908
    Fax: +61 2 6125 5549

    Supported by the Australian National University and Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute:

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