PDE conference in honor of Michael Taylor

We have had a busy week in the Department with a week-long conference on Partial Differential Equations: Analytic and Geometric Aspects, in honor of Michael Taylor’s 65 Birthday, including a number of distinguished visiting speakers.

Michael Taylor is a William R. Kenan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematics. Among his numerous accolades, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. While the breadth and depth of his mathematical research inspired the presented talks and posters, numerous speakers and attendees additionally shared their reminiscences about Michael over the years and the ways that he impacted their lives. With 29 talks and a collection of posters, it was a busy week of celebration. Congratulations to Michael!

A special thank you to Profs. Jeremy Marzuola and Hans Christianson, along with Department alumna Prof. Anna Mazzucato (Ph.D. 2000) of Penn State, for their efforts obtaining National Science Foundation funding for and organizing this conference. Additional support was provided by the Departments of Mathematics at UNC and at Penn State. Thank you to Hans and Prof. Jane Hawkins for photos.