Current Conference Series Events (2019)

2019 NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conferences in the Mathematical Sciences

The National Science Foundation has announced support for five NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conferences to be held during 2019. These five will bring to 377 the total number of such conferences since the NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conference Series began in 1969.

List of Current Conferences

These conferences are intended to stimulate interest and activity in mathematical research. Each five day conference features a distinguished lecturer who delivers ten lectures on a topic of important current research in one sharply focused area of the mathematical sciences.

The lecturer subsequently prepares an expository monograph based upon these lectures, which is normally published as a part of a regional conference series.

Depending upon the conference topic, the monograph is published by the American Mathematical Society, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, or jointly by the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

Support for about 30 participants is provided and the conference organizer invites both established researchers and interested newcomers, including postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, to attend. Information about an individual conference may be obtained by contacting the conference organizer.

2019 Conferences

Mathematical Molecular Bioscience and Biophysics

Guowei Wei, Michigan State University, lecturer May 13-17 at University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Shan Zhao, organizer,


Topological Methods in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Gunnar Carlsson, Stanford University, lecturer May 13-17 at College of Charleston

Ben Cox, organizer,


L-functions and Multiplicative Number Theory

Kannan Soundararajan, Stanford University, lecturer May 20–24 at University of Mississippi

Micah Milinovich, organizer,


The Cahn-Hilliard Equation: Recent Advances and Applications

Alain Miranville, University of Poitiers, lecturer May 20–24 at Montgomery Bell State Park Conference Center and Inn, Burns, Tennessee, sponsored by University of Memphis

Gisele Goldstein, organizer,

website: Conference Poster Preliminary Reading

Description of Lectures

Fitting Smooth Functions to Data

Charles L. Fefferman, Princeton University, lecturer August 5–9 at University of Texas, Austin

Arie Israel, organizer,