July 21-25, 2014
The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Conference themes:

  • Heat kernels
  • Ricci curvature
  • Willmore functional
  • Stochastic differential geometry

Confirmed speakers:

  • Ben Andrews (Australian National University)
  • Richard Bamler (Stanford University)
  • Yann Bernard (Universität Freiburg)
  • Gerard Besson (Institut Fourier, Université Grenoble)
  • Simon Blatt (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
  • Jaigyoung Choe (Korea Institute for Advanced Study)
  • Bruce Driver (University of California San Diego)
  • Joseph Grotowski (University of Queensland)
  • Elton Hsu (Northwestern University)
  • James McCoy (University of Wollongong)
  • Todd Oliynyk (Monash University)
  • Rick Schoen (Stanford University)
  • Karl-Theodor Sturm (University of Bonn/HCM)
  • Anton Thalmaier (Université du Luxembourg)
  • Yoshihiro Tonegawa (Hokkaido University)
  • Xu-Jia Wang (Australian National University)
  • Qi Zhang (University of California-Riverside)


To register for the conference, please send an email to a.pulemotov@uq.edu.au containing the following information:

1.   Arrival and departure dates

2.   Are you coming alone or with a partner/spouse?

3.   Do you plan to attend the conference dinner on Wednesday, July 23?

4.   If you are a speaker, the title of your talk and a short abstract

Registration is free for speakers. Other participants are asked to pay a registration fee, which depends on their career stage, AustMS membership and AMSI membership of their institution. To make the payment, please use the online form at https://payments.uq.edu.au/OneStopWeb/aspx/tranform.aspx?TRAN-TYPE=W01SOMP01. Conference dinner is free for registered participants. The cost of the dinner for a partner/spouse (if any) will be announced later.

If you would like to attend the dinner but have dietary restrictions (e.g., vegetarian, gluten intolerant, etc.), please send an email to a.pulemotov@uq.edu.au. We cannot promise that we will be able to accommodate everybody, but we will do our best.

The registration deadline is June 25.

Students and early-career researchers at Australian universities are encouraged to seek AMSI funding from their institutions to attend the conference.

Local information:

Citizens of most countries need visas to enter Australia (see http://www.immi.gov.au/Visit/Pages/Visit.aspx).

Most participants will stay at residential colleges on the University of Queensland St Lucia campus. This is roughly 8 km away from the Brisbane city business district (CBD). You may download a campus map from http://www.uq.edu.au/maps/index.html?menu=1.

Transportation to and from the airport: A cab costs roughly $50 to the CBD and $70 to the university. You may ask the driver to use the Airport Link Tunnel. An alternative is to take the train to the CBD and then a bus to campus (see http://www.uq.edu.au/maps/directions.html), but a cab is a much simpler option.

A nice possibility for a “self-excursion” is to take the ferry (the CityCat) from the University to South Bank (five stops) and have a stroll on South Bank and/or cross the pedestrian bridge to the Botanical Gardens.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served for most conference participants at their respective residential colleges.

Hawken Village is located minutes away from campus and has several small restaurants, a bakery, a supermarket and a bottle shop.

internet access: Eduroam wireless is available throughout the campus. It is highly recommended that you verify with your home institution that Eduroam is set-up on your laptop and/or other devices. An alternative to Eduroam is to purchase a UQ Connect wireless access account. $10 gives you 350Mb. This can be purchased at the newsagent on campus or, possibly, at your residential college reception desk.


Thierry Coulhon (Australian National University), Huy Nguyen (University of Queensland), Artem Pulemotov (University of Queensland), Glen Wheeler (University of Wollongong) and Valentina-Mira Wheeler (University of Wollongong)

For enquiries, contact Artem Pulemotov at a.pulemotov@uq.edu.au.