Brazos Analysis Seminar

This regional semi-annual seminar series is supported by Baylor University, Texas A&M University, University of Houston and the National Science Foundation. The goal is to bring together analysts at academic institutions within the South-Central region of the United States on a regular basis to communicate their research, with a particular emphasis on providing an opportunity for young researchers and graduate students to meet, collaborate and disseminate their work on a regular basis during the academic year.

Organizers: Michael Brannan (Texas A&M University), Mehrdad Kalantar (University of Houston), and Tao Mei (Baylor University)

Fall 2018 Meeting: September 29-30.

Location: Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

Invited Speakers:

  • Jose Manuel Conde Alonso, Brown University.  

    Markov maps, spectral gaps and BMO spaces.


  • ChianYeong Chuah*, Baylor University.  

    Fourier multipliers on free groups along a geodesic path.


  • Fritz Gesztesy, Baylor University.  Spectral shift functions and Dirichlet-to-Neumann maps. 
  • Lara Ismert*, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Connections between commutators, derivations, and the Heisenberg Commutation Relation.
  • Bill Johnson, Texas A&M University.  Ideals in L(L_p).
  • Amudhan Krishnaswamy-Usha*, Texas A&M University.  Nilpotent elements of operator ideals as single commutators.
  • Javier Parcet, ICMAT (Madrid).  Fourier multipliers in SL(n,R).
  • Anna Vershynina, University of Houston. 

    How fast can entanglement be generated in quantum systems?

  • Matthew Wiersma, University of Alberta.  Hermitian groups are amenable.
  • Maciej Zworski, University of California at Berkeley.  Internal waves for (linearized) fluids and 0th order pseudodifferential operators.

*=graduate student

Titles and Abstracts. 

All lectures will take place in Blocker 166.  Registration will take place  in Blocker 141 and breaks will be in the adjacent room.  The reception will take place at Michael Brannan's house.

 Tentative Schedule: 

  Saturday Sept. 29  Sunday September 30
 8:30-9:30 Coffee and Breakfast 8:30-9:30 Coffee and Breakfast
 9:30-9:40 Welcoming remarks 9:30-10:20 Parcet
 9:40-10:30 Zworski 10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
 10:40-11:10 Ismert  11:00-11:30 Krishnaswamy-Usha
 11:10-11:40 Coffee Break 11:40-12:30 Johnson 
 11:40-12:30 Wiersma 
 12:30-14:00 Lunch Break  
 14:00-14:50 Gesztesy  
 15:00-15:30 Chuah  
 15:30-16:00 Coffee Break  
 16:00-16:50 Vershynina  
 17:00-17:50 Conde  
 19:00-?? Dinner Reception  

Local information: Texas A&M University is located in College Station, Texas, which by automobile lies about 1 hour and 45 minutes northwest of Houston, 1 hour and 45 minutes east of Austin, and 3 hours south of Dallas. Easterwood Airport in College Station is served by American Airlines (connecting to Dallas) and United Airlines (connecting to Houston). There is also a shuttle service from Bush Intercontinental Airport and Hobby Airport in Houston. The conference will take place on the first floor of the Blocker Building on the Texas A&M University campus. On campus parking options: Northside garageNorthgate garage. 

Financial Support: Limited financial support is available to support the local expenses of the participants without external support. Junior researchers, graduate students and members from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply for financial support.   

Lodging: We expect to provide lodging for most conference participants.  Graduate students should expect to share a hotel room with another graduate student. Your hotel reservation has been made at  The George and Hampton Inn if you registered by Aug. 14.  

Conference Registration: HERE. 


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