IMPA 60 Anos

The Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA) in Rio de Janeiro is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its foundation, by a 1952 decree of Brazil's national research agency, CNPq. Over the years IMPA grew to become the best research center in Mathematics in Latin America, and one of the best worldwide. It consolidated its scientific prestige and became a reference for research in Mathematics and training of new researchers in Brazil and in Latin America. As a graduate school, IMPA has formed about 375 doctoral students who are now active throughout Brazil and the countries in the region, thus crucially contributing to the development of Mathematics within and beyond the national borders.

To mark the date, an international conference will be held at IMPA in October 8-11, 2012, with the participation of about 200 foreign guests, including Fields Medal winner, Steve Smale and Nobel Prizer winner, Eric Maskin, besides a substantial number of Brazilian and Latin American mathematicians. The program includes about 17 plenary lectures in a wide spectrum of topics in Mathematics and its various applications.



- Monday 08-10-2012 -
Steve Smale (University of California) - Immunology and Protein Folding - PDF | VIDEO
Enrique Pujals (IMPA) - Generic dynamics: A phenomenon/mechanism correspondence - PDF | VIDEO
Alan Weinstein (University of California) - Microlocal analysis over the Maslov cycle - PDF | VIDEO
Masao Fukushima (Kyoto University) - Generalized Nash Equilibrium Problems - PDF | VIDEO
Béla Bollobás (University of Cambridge) - The Time of Bootstrap Percolation - PDF | VIDEO
Opening Ceremony - VIDEO

- Tuesday 09-10-2012 -
Richard Schoen (Stanford University) - Existence and geometric structure of metrics on surfaces which extremize eigenvalues - PDFVIDEO
Claire Voisin (Institut de mathématiques de Jussieu) - Unramified cohomology and integral Hodge classesPDFVIDEO
Jorge Vitório Pereira (IMPA) - Foliations with trivial Chern classesPDFVIDEO
Victor Kač (M.I.T., Cambridge) - What is a non-local Poisson bracket?PDFVIDEO

- Tuesday 10-10-2012 -
Luis Caffarelli (University of Texas at Austin) - Some problems in geometric homogenizationPDFVIDEO
Henrique Bursztyn (IMPA) - Symplectic geometry in degree 2PDFVIDEO
Fernando Codá Marques (IMPA) - The Willmore conjecture and minimal surfacesPDFVIDEO
George Papanicolaou (Stanford University) - Systemic RiskPDFVIDEO

- Tuesday 09-10-2012 -
Eric Maskin (Harvard University) - Evolution and Repeated Games - PDFVIDEO
Artur Avila (IMPA) - On conservative dynamics with positive entropy - VIDEO