ICMS Workshop: Geometric Flows and Applications

22 Feb 2023, by ablahatherell in Sponsored events

10 – 14 July 2023

ICMS, Bayes Centre, Edinburgh, UK

Supported by the Heilbronn Institute Small Grants Scheme

Geometric flows are powerful tools for tackling important problems across diverse areas in geometry and topology, and beyond. Spectacular successes go back at least to Donaldson’s work on the Hitchin-Kobayashi correspondence, and continue to the present, with the proofs of the Poincare and Geometrization Conjectures, the Differentiable Sphere Theorem, the proof the Anderson-Cheeger-Colding-Tian conjecture in dimension three, and the Generalized Smale Conjecture. There are still many key open problems in a range of areas for which geometric flows provide a natural approach.

To realize the large number of striking potential applications of geometric flows one needs two major inputs. On the one hand, major breakthroughs in the analysis of the nonlinear partial differential equations arising in geometric flows are clearly required. On the other hand, essential input is needed from the particular geometric or topological situation under consideration. The main objective of this workshop is to bring together a range of researchers in geometry and topology, whose research interests are closely aligned to topics where geometric flows either already or are expected to play a key role, with experts in the analysis of geometric flows.


Toti Daskalopoulos (Columbia)
Jason Lotay (Oxford)
Felix Schulze (Warwick)
Natasa Sesum (Rutgers)


Sigurd Angenent (Wisconsin–Madison)
Theodora Bourni (Tennessee Knoxville)
Kyeongsu Choi (Korea Institute for Advanced Study)
Alix Deruelle (Jussieu-Paris Rive Gauche)
Elenora Di Nezza (Jussieu-Paris Rive Gauche)
Marco Guaraco (Imperial College)
Max Hallgren (Rutgers)
Or Hershkovits (Hebrew University of Jereusalem)
Gerhard Huisken (Tübingen)
Sebastien Picard (British Columbia)
Melanie Rupflin (Oxford)
Mariel Saez (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
Maxwell Stolarski (Warwick)
Jeff Streets (California Irvine)
Gabor Szekelyhidi (Northwestern)
Daniele Semola (ETH Zürich)
Peter Topping (Warwick)
Lu Wang (Yale)
Brian White (Stanford)
Burkhard Wilking (Münster)

More information on the workshop website