The University of Missouri will host the 2nd annual KUMU Conference in PDE, Dynamical Systems, and Applications in Columbia, Missouri on the weekend of April 23-24, 2016. The meeting is organized jointly by the Departments of Mathematics at the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) and the University of Kansas in Lawrence (KU).

Infinite-dimensional dynamical systems describe an incredibly diverse array of physical phenomena, from atmospheric circulation to the firing of neurons in the nervous system. Understanding their behavior often requires combining sophisticated tools from nonlinear PDE theory, Dynamical Systems, and Analysis more generally. The aim of this conference is to bring together experts working in these areas to report their latest findings, as well as discuss important problems and future directions. A particular goal is to promote the continued development of research in this direction at regional institutions.


Chris Jones, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Arnd Scheel, University of Minnesota
Lai-Sang Young, Courant Institute, NYU
Kevin Zumbrun, Indiana University-Bloomington


David Ambrose, Drexel University
Peter Bates, Michigan State University
Jared Bronski, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
Pierre Germain, Courant Institute, NYU
Anna Ghazaryan, Miami University
Vera Hur, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
Todd Kapitula, Calvin College
Kening Lu, Brigham Young University
Robert Pego, Carnegie Mellon University
Keith Promislow, Michigan State University
Roman Shvydkoy, University of Illinois at Chicago
Jianfei Xue, University of Missouri
Chongchun Zeng, Georgia Tech


Carmen Chicone, University of Missouri-Columbia
Yuri Latushkin, University of Missouri-Columbia
Samuel Walsh, University of Missouri-Columbia
Mat Johnson, University of Kansas
Milena Stanislavova, University of Kansas

The conference is supported in part by the National Science Foundation, the Mathematics Department at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and the College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri-Columbia.