The Mathematics Research Center was established in 2011 with support from the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at University of Pittsburgh. The MRC operates within the Department of Mathematics and its research activities encompass a broad range of areas, including algebra, combinatorics, geometry, topology, analysis, applied analysis, mathematical biology, mathematical finance, numerical analysis, and scientific computing. Ongoing activities include semester themes, distinguished lecture series, workshops, miniconferences, research seminars, a visitor program, and a postdoctoral program.

### Upcoming Workshops and Mini Conferences

**Structure Preserving Discretizations: FEMS, Splines, and IGA**

The conference “Structure Preserving Discretizations: FEMs, Splines, and IGA” will be held from May 31-June 1, 2019 at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Mathematics. This conference, organized by Associate Professor Michael Neilan, will discuss current trends of smooth structure preserving discretizations for various PDE models. Twelve talks will be given by leading experts with a specific focus on the intersection of finite element analysis, multivariate spline theory, and algebraic geometry and their applications to produce high-fidelity computational methods that exactly enforce conservation laws. The conference is supported by the NSF, the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, and the Pitt Mathematics Research Center.

May 31 - June 1, 2019 More»

**Local and Nonlocal Trends in Analysis and Geometry**

This workshop aims to bring together mathematicians that are currently working on local and nonlocal differential equations and applications, particularly to geometry. In addition to established senior scientist, we plan for the participation of young researchers, including graduate students. The extremely fruitful interplay between geometry and analysis is as old as the two subjects, and in recent years nonlocal techniques have been developed that promise further applications in Geometric Analysis. It is our goal to bring together experts in these different fields, to foster the exchange of ideas and open problems.__Organizers: __

Juan Manfredi (Pitt)

Armin Schikorra (Pitt)

Yannick Sire (Johns Hopkins University).

October 10-12, 2019

### Previous Workshops and Mini-Conferences

**From the Fundamental Lemma to Discrete Geometry, to Formal Verification
A conference in honour of Thomas C. Hales on the occasion of his 60th birthday**

June 18-22, 2018 More»

**Pittsburgh PDE Workshop**

November 30 - December 1, 2018

**Complex Systems in Neuroscience: Bridging Theory and Experiment**

March 8-10, 2018 __More»__

**Workshop on Function Spaces**

February 10-16, 2018

**Workshop on PDEs in Fluid Dynamics**

November 3-5, 2017 __More»__

**Workshop: Graphs and Continua Theory**

September 2, 2017

**An Introduction to Scientific Computing using Free Software FreeFem++ **

August 22 - September 1, 2017, __More»__

**Nonconvexity, Nonlocality and Incompatibility: From Materials to Biology**

May 5-7, 2017 __More »__

**Cohomology Theories, Categories, and Applications**

March 25-26, 2017

**Minisymposium on High Frequency Trading **

March 25 - 26, 2017 __More »__

**Workshop on Nonlinear Waves: Analysis and Applications**

March 17-19, 2017 __More »__

**Analysis on Metric Spaces**

March 10-11, 2017

**Parameter Estimation and Uncertainty Quantification for Dynamical Systems**

March 5-6, 2017 __More»__

**Computational Modeling of Respiratory Central Pattern Generators**

December 8, 2016

**Fixed Points and Banach Spaces Mini-Conference**

September 24, 2016

**Numerical Analysis and Predictability of Fluid Motion**

May 3-4, 2016 __More»__

**Workshop on Stochastic PDEs**

December 4-5, 2015 __More»__

**Nonlinear PDEs, Numerical Analysis, and Applications Conference**

October 2-3, 2015

**Flavors of Cohomology**

June 3-5, 2015

**Pitt Topology Conference 2015**

May 11-12, 2015

**Fixed Points and Banach Spaces Mini-Conference**

April 18, 2015

**Special Day on Moduli Space**

April 11, 2015

**Higher Structures and Cohomology Theories**

March 28 -29, 2015

**Conference on PDEs and Free Boundary Problems**

March 11-14, 2015 __More»__

**Workshop on Universal and Maximal Quadratic Forms**

February 26, 2015

**Workshop on Geometry and Representation Theory**

February 5, 2015

**Advances in Dicrete Networks Workshop**

December 12-14, 2015 __More»__

**2014 Fall Theme Semester on Discrete Networks: Geometry, Dynamics and Applications**

September - December 2014 __More»__

**Workshop on Computational Geomechanics**

May 22 - 23, 2014

**Geometry, Topology and Physics Workshop **

May 14 - 15, 2014

**2014 Theme Semester on Convex Integration and Analysis**

January - May 2014 __More »__

**International Workshop "Advances in Nonlinear Analysis"**

March 13 - 15, 2014 __More »__

**Nonlinear Dynamics and Stochastic Methods: from Neuroscience to Other Biological Applications**

March 10-12, 2013 __More »__

**Higher Geometry and Quantum Field Theory**

August 19-23, 2013.

**Chern-Simons Theory: Geometry, Topology and Physics**

May 4-6, 2013 __More »__

**International Workshop "Advances in Nonlinear Science"**

March 14 - 16, 2013 __More »__

**2013 Theme Semester on Game Theory and PDEs**

January - May 2013 __More »__

**Finite Element Circus, Fall 2012**

October 12-13, 2012 __More »__

**CBSG Theme Days **__More »__

May 4–5, 2012

**TOPOLOGY/GEOMETRY+FOUNDATIONS WORKSHOP **

April 21, 2012

**Workshop on Hyperbolic Conservation Laws and Infinite-Dimensional Dynamical Systems** __More »__

March 30 - April 1, 2012

**'Topology/Geometry+Analysis' Workshop **

March 16 and 17, 2012

**'Topology/Geometry+Algebra' Workshop**

January 20–21, 2012

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