KUMUNU Conference on PDE, Dynamical Systems and Applications 2017

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April 21-23, 2017

KUMUNU (named for its participating institutions: the University of Kansas, University of Missouri–Columbia, and University of Nebraska–Lincoln) is an annual mathematics conference in the Great Plains region. The 2017 KUMUNU Conference will be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April 22-23, in conjunction with the Howard Rowlee Lecture. The 2017 Rowlee Lecture will be given on Friday, April 21, by Professor Marta Lewicka of the University of Pittsburgh. During the subsequent weekend, the KUMUNU Conference will bring together eminent and junior researchers to discuss recent advances in theoretical and numerical analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs).

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All Conference attendees must register online by March 31, 2017. The Conference registration fee will be $20 for students/postdocs and $30 for faculty. These fees will be collected on site during on the first day of the conference.


Financial Support

This Conference is generously supported by the National Science Foundation grant DMS-1658793.

There will be limited funds available to partially defray travel and lodging expenses of Conference Participants, especially Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Early Career Mathematicians. These funds will be given out on a rolling basis, with preference given to more junior mathematicians. In order to qualify for reimbursement, please make sure to carefully read and complete the TRAVEL AND LODGING Section of the online registration form.

Any Student or Postdoc who is requesting support should also send the local organizers George Avalos and Daniel Toundykov a brief email which explains the relevance of the Conference to her or his area of research.

Plenary Speakers

  • Marta Lewicka
    University of Pittsburgh
  • Lorena Bociu
    NC State University
  • Anna Mazzucato
    Penn State University
  • Luz de Teresa
    Instituto de Matemáticas (UNAM)

Other Invited Speakers

  • Giles Auchmuty
    University of Houston
  • Anna Ghazaryan
    Miami University
  • Pelin Güven Geredeli
    Hacettepe University, Turkey
  • Scott Hansen
    Iowa State University
  • Mihaela Ignatova
    Princeton University
  • Nicholas J. Kass
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Zhiwu Lin
    Georgia Tech
  • Atanas Stefanov
    University of Kansas
  • Louis Tebou
    Florida International University
  • Edriss Titi
    Weizmann Institute of Science and Texas A&M
  • Ying Wang
    University of Oklahoma
  • Justin Webster
    College of Charleston

Schedule and Abstracts

[Full program in PDF]   (The Rowlee Lecture will be on Friday, April 21, 4-5 pm, in Avery 115.)

Click a speaker's name on the left to scroll the frames to their talk time and abstract.

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Poster Session

In addition to the invited and plenary lectures, there will be a Poster Session, to be held on Saturday 6:15-7:30 pm, in Nebraska Union, Heritage Room. Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Assistant Professors who would like to present a poster are encouraged to apply. Please make sure that you select the YES box in the POSTER SESSION section of the online registration form and subsequently submit a title and abstract.


The Rowlee Lecture and all talks will take place in Avery Hall, Room 115. The Poster Session and Conference Dinner will be in Nebraska Union, Heritage and Regency rooms respectively.
View the map of the surrounding area and the list of nearby restaurants.

Air Travel

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is accessible from the Lincoln Municipal Airport (LNK), located approximately 4 miles from the UNL and the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, and the Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA), which is about 1 hour away.

International participants should book their tickets with a US Airline or an airline of a country that has an air travel agreement with the US. See the Fly America Act and the list of the Open Skies Agreements.

Shuttle transportation from Omaha can be arranged in advance via OMALiNK
If you arrive at Lincoln Airport, then you can request a shuttle directly from the hotel. Call 402-904-4800 once you've landed. Uber is also available.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard by Marriott Lincoln Downtown/Haymarket. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel direct at 402-904-4800. To be eligible for reimbursement, guests must identify themselves as part of the UNL MATH GROUP. Reservations must be made by March 31, 2017

KUMUNU Organizers

George Avalos (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Mat Johnson (University of Kansas), Yuri Latushkin (University of Missouri), Milena Stanislavova (University of Kansas), Daniel Toundykov (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Samuel Walsh (University of Missouri)

For information about this meeting please contact the local organizers:
George Avalos and Daniel Toundykov

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