ESF Scientific Program

Spectral Theory and Partial Differential Equations (SPECT)

SPECT conferences

2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005

ESF Strasbourg


Duration from 2002 to 2007


The SPECT Programme aims to stimulate the theoretical study of spectral properties of partial differential operators which is a subject with many practical applications. Among them are problems appearing in solid state physics, superconductivity, problems concerning stability of matter, telecommunications, etc. Stimulated by these and other applications, this area of mathematical physics contains many outstanding difficult problems which mathematicians have been trying to solve for many decades. Recent progress in solving some of these problems is a major motivation for joining forces with different  European research groups.

Steering committee:                                                                        

Ari Laptev, chairman Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden info         web
Matania Ben Artzi Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Pavel Exner Institute of Nuclear Physics ASCR, Rez, Czech Republic web
Pedro Freitas Instituto Superior Técnicio, Lisbon, Portugal web
Bernard Helffer Université Paris Sud, Orsay, France web
Rainer Hempel Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany web
Helge Holden Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway web
Thomas  Hoffmann-Ostenhof Universität Wien, International Erwin Schrödinger, Vienna, Austria
Horst Knoerrer ETH-Zentrum, Zürich, Switzerland web
Anders Melin Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Lassi Päivärinta University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Jan van Casteren Universiteit Antwerpen, UIA, Wilrijk, Belgium
Michiel van den Berg University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom web
Jan Philip Solovej University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark web

Last edit 2004-03-22