Geometric Analysis: a Conference in Honor of Richard Melrose

Department of Mathematics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Saturday-Monday, March 23-25, 2002

This was a conference in Geometric Analysis in honor of Richard Melrose, on the occasion of his 25th anniversary at MIT.
The following distinguished mathematicians spoke at the meeting:
Nicolas Burq Charles Epstein Charles Fefferman Mitsuru Ikawa
Victor Ivrii Peter Lax Vesselin Petkov Peter Sarnak
Johannes Sjöstrand Terry Tao Daniel Tataru Michael Taylor
Gunther Uhlmann Steve Zelditch

Organizing Committee:

Victor Guillemin (MIT),
Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford),
András Vasy (MIT),
Maciej Zworski (University of California, Berkeley).

This is the official poster. And this is an unofficial one.

This conference is partially supported by NSF and by the MIT Department of Mathematics.

Some travel support is available. Please contact one of the organizers for details.

Pictures of the meeting, taken by Victor Ivrii, may be accessed here.

The schedule is now available.

The talks will take place in Building 34, room 101. This building is located at 50 Vassar Street.


MIT has arranged for a special rate of $109.00/night plus tax, including breakfast, at the Marriott Residence Inn in Cambridge, a few blocks from campus, for the nights of March 22, 23 and 24. To make a reservation, please call the central reservation number of Marriott, 1-800-331-3131, and mention that you are participating in the MIT mathematics conference. You may also contact Aaron Katz at the Marriott at 617-577-2545 or by e-mail at If you are sharing a room with someone, mention that a double room is required (at $119/night+tax). Please let the organizers know if you are experiencing any problems.

There is a banquet on Sunday, probably starting around 7pm, at Ashdown House on the MIT campus. This is across Massachusetts Avenue from the main building, on Memorial Drive, facing the river. The banquet is free of charge for the conference participants. However, please note the general voluntary donation suggested below.

 There will be coffee breaks every morning and afternoon. In order to support the refreshment, etc., expenses, we would like to encourage voluntary donations of $20/person.

 Further information will appear as it becomes available.