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Professors take part in Israeli math conference
Continuing in efforts to establish global partnerships, the College of Arts and Sciences participated in an international mathematics conference in the Galilee region of Israel. The University of Miami, ORT Braude College and Bar-Ilan University hosted the event. More than 100 mathematicians from around the world convened in Nahariya, Israel, this past spring.
“Thanks to support from UM and a grant from the National Science Foundation, I was able to invite many outstanding mathematicians from the U.S. in my area of research (Mathematical Relativity) to participate in this conference.” said Professor Greg Galloway, chair of the College’s mathematics department and a member of the conference’s scientific committee. Among these participants were Sergiu Klainerman, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and Igor Rodnianski, both professors at Princeton, who gave plenary lectures on the uniqueness and stability of astrophysical black holes. UM mathematics professors Lev Kapitanski and Shulim Kaliman also gave invited talks.
Vice Provost William Green has been working with ORT- Braude College to cultivate more programs between UM and Israel.
“It’s wonderful for the University of Miami to be able to support this fruitful collaboration between our math department and one of Israel’s most promising educational institutions,” Green said.
Many interlinking research areas were represented at the conference, such as Complex Analysis, Dynamical Systems, Partial Differential Equations, as well as General Relativity. The Israeli Minister of Science, Daniel Hershkowitz, gave the opening remarks. Galloway concluded the conference was valuable, not only because of the shared knowledge, but of the relationships fostered there: “While the internet has greatly facilitated research collaborations across great distances, there is nothing like getting together in a common locale and sharing ideas face-to-face.”
For more information about the conference visit, conferences.braude.ac.il/math2009