DESCRIPTION OF CONFERENCE
During May 22-26, 2001, Weber State University will host Summer Symposium in Real Analysis XXV.Our symposium will highlight lectures by both leading experts and exciting new researchers. Specifically, Summer Symposium 2001 will emphasize recent important work in dynamics as wellas some of the achievements of younger mathematicians in real analysis. In addition, we willprovide a vibrant forum for the discussion of research problems, and allot prime speaking time to recent doctoral recipients. The schedule includes hour long lectures by four principal speakers, several invited twenty minute presentations, and two directed and refereed research problem sessions. Time in the program has been reserved for young researchers, and the research problem sessions have been designed to entice new people to work in newly developing areas. There will also be a reception dinner Tuesday evening, an excursion Thursday afternoon followed by a barbeque at a local park, as well as the traditional banquet on Friday.The four principal speakers have all accepted our invitation. A brief description of each of our main speakers can be found below.
Here are our principal speakers:
The tentative schedule for the main lectures is Wednesday morning (Csornyei), Thursday morning (Pfeffer), Friday morning (Zeleny), and Saturday morning (Yorke).
The program will also include a directed Research Problem Session on Wednesday evening from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Research Problem Sessions were introduced by the Europeans at Summer Symposium XV in 1991 at Smolenica (now in Slovakia) and have become quite popular and successful ever since.
One of our high priority goals for this symposium is to create an atmosphere at the conference where people can begin collaborations on research problems. To be successful we must set aside time when participants can feel free to work. A too full schedule can be a deterent to the type of working atmosphere we wish to create. As such, we plan to set aside at least two hours each early afternoon when no activities are scheduled.
We anticipate that Symposium XXV will attract a broad international audience from North and South America, Russia, Georgia, Japan, Taiwan, China, India and most every European country. Information concerning this conference was placed on the real analysis web page (http://www.stolaf.edu/people/analysis) in June, 2000 and preregistration indicates that a majority of the most active research real analysts will attend the 2001 Summer Symposium.
We have set aside at least five of the short presentations for first or second year Ph.Ds.
The host institution, Weber State University, is an ideal location to hold such a conference. Since the University will be on break during the period of the conference, all the necessary facilities will be readily available. Moreover, the Universitys proximity to a half dozen national parks as well as the Rocky Mountains should encourage more than average participation. Salt Lake City Airport affords easy access.
Rooms will be available in Weber State's residence halls for $21.50 a night (single), and $16.50 a night (double), with a required dining facility charge of $28 that provides for breakfast Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings, as well as dinner Wednesday evening.
Here is a partial list of local hotels for those folks that do not want to stay in Weber State's residence halls. Unfortunately, there are no hotels within easy walking distance of W. S. U., so those staying off campus will also have to arrange for transportation to and from campus.
While we hope that additional corporate sponsorship will allow us to lower the registration fee considerably, we currently estimate that registration for the symposium will be $150.
Arrival and Departure
For those who are flying, Salt Lake City International Airport affords the easiest access to Ogden and Weber State University. There will be a conference shuttle to and from the airport Tuesday afternoon, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday morning. For those who are driving, the area and campus maps found at the W.S.U. web site ( www.weber.edu ) should be sufficient. Registration and check-in will be in Promintory Tower Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, with our first activity being the reception dinner Tuesday night in the Commons adjacent to the residences.
Those that have the opportunity may want to visit some of national parks and monuments found within a half day's drive of Weber State University. These include Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Zion, Arches, Bryce, Grand Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks, as well as Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument and Golden Spike National Historic Site. Additional travel information can be found at the Utah Travel Council's web site ( www.utah.com ) as well as that for Ogden City ( www.ogden-ut.com ).
The directors of this summers symposium are:
Department of Mathematics
Weber State University
Ogden UT 84408-1702
Phone: (801) 626-6098
Department of Mathematics
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN 55057
Fax: 507-646-3116 (use a coversheet)