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Workshop on Variational Methods for Nonlinear PDE and their Applications

March 5-10, 2008

Technion, Haifa, Israel

The Center for Mathematical Sciences at the Technion is organizing a Workshop on Variational Methods for Nonlinear PDE and their Applications to be held at the Technion on March 5-10, 2008. This workshop is partially supported by the ISF, Israel Science Foundation. In this workshop we intend to bring together researchers in the broad field of variational calculus which apply different tools (topological, analytical, asymptotical and others) for various problems  which can be formulated as a nonlinear PDE (a single equation or a system of equations). Among the possible applications are functionals related to mean fields, population biology, chemotaxis, optimal mass transportation, geometry and others.

Members of the Organizing Committee:

Jacob Rubinstein, Itai Shafrir and Gershon Wolansky.

Preliminary list of speakers:

Links to PDF Files:

Social Activities:

Reception: Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 at 18:45 hosted by the Center for Mathematical Sciences.

Banquet: Thursday, March 6th, 2008 at 20:00 (cost $40 per person)

Excursion: Saturday, March 8th, 2008 (cost $50 per person)


Reservations have been made for conference guests at:
"Dan Panorama Hotel"
107 Hanasie Blvd.
Tel: 972-(0)4-8352222


"Dan Carmel Hotel"
85 Hanasie Blvd.
Tel: 972-(0)4-8303030

Transportation from the Airport to Haifa:

  • A shuttle run by "Amal Taxi Co." provides transportation from Ben-Gurion Airport to Haifa. The cost is 56 Israeli Shekels (about $16) and the service is available around the clock.
  • There is a train from the airport to Haifa. For details please go to "Schedules and Fares" at Your departure station is "Ben-Gurion Airport", and your destination station is "Hof Ha-Carmel". Upon arriving in Haifa, you will need to take a taxi from the train station to your hotel; the day fare is about 40 Israeli Shekels. Please be advised that the train does not run from Friday afternoon until approx. 19:30 on Saturday night.
  • Taxi from the Airport to Haifa will cost about $80 (night fare is higher).
  • Information about transportation from Haifa back to the Airport will be provided at the conference.

Credit cards & Currency Exchange:

  • All major credit cards are accepted in Israel.
  • Most banks, including those at the Airport and on Campus, will exchange major currencies, such as USD and Euro, for Israeli Shekels (NIS).
  • Israeli Shekels can also be obtained at many Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs), including the Airport and on Campus.

For further information please contact:
The conference organizers at: , ,

or the conference coordinator:

Ms. Yael Cohen
Center for mathematical Sciences
Department of Mathematics
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
32000 Haifa, Israel
Phone +972 4 829 4278
Fax +972 4 829 3388