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Prestigious mathematics conference comes to NDSU


Mathematicians from around the world will gather on the NDSU campus July 27-31 for the National Science Foundation-Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences Regional Conference.

According to conference organizer María Alfonseca-Cubero, associate professor of mathematics, the event is part of a series of three regional conferences funded by the National Science Foundation through a competitive process.

"A conference like this will increase the visibility of NDSU and our math department," said Alfonseca-Cubero, noting 52 mathematicians will participate. "We have people are coming from Spain, France, Finland and across the United States."

The conference is highly technical in nature and aimed toward mathematics faculty, graduate students and post-docs. Sessions will focus on new developments related to the David-Semmes conjecture, which aims to provide a geometric description of the measures that have bounded singular potentials for Calderón-Zygmund kernels.

Fedor Nazarov, professor of mathematics at Kent State University, is scheduled to be the featured speaker. Nazarov is a renowned researcher of mathematical analysis and its applications, and he is set to present 10 main lectures on "Reflectionless measures, Wolff’s potentials and rectifiability."

Other invited speakers include Guy David, Université Paris-Sud, France; José María Martell, Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas, Madrid, Spain; Pertti Mattila, University of Helsinki, Finland; Xavier Tolsa, ICREA-Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain; Sergei Treil, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island; and Alexander Volberg, Michigan State University, East Lansing.

"This is a unique situation. These mathematicians are all well-known, and to have them together at NDSU is a great opportunity," Alfonseca-Cubero explained.

The regional conferences are intended to ensure that participants, especially new researchers, gain an understanding of the latest developments in specified areas of mathematics.

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