Variational and Topological Methods:
Theory, Applications, Numerical Simulations, and Open Problems

Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
Dates: Wednesday May 23rd - Saturday May 26th, 2007

New Information Posted May 12, 2007

We are 2 hours north by car from Phoenix (PHX airport) . To get to Flagstaff you can:
  1. rent a car
  2. fly to Pulliam Airport (FLG)
  3. take a shuttle van with Open Road Tours (make reservation).


The meeting and registration area will be by rooms #17 and #18 of
Building 82, the Southwest Forest Science Complex ,
on Pine Knoll Dr. at the South end of the Northern Arizona University Campus. The meeting rooms are near the main South entrance of the Forestry Building.

Current Program now posted! Please check back for last minute changes. Abstracts viewable on Atlas.
With the exception of the Embassy Suites ), all the suggested hotels are within easy walking distance of the Forestry Building. La Quinta is furthest of the close hotels, the Hampton Inn is closest of them, and all are within view of the intersection of Beulah and Forest Meadows, just West of Milton near the I-40/I-17 interchange.
Some suggested Restaurants.
Some Local Attractions.
Second Announcement of 2007 Conference
Submit Abstract
View Abstracts
Please Register! Early Registration (Discount!) is before April 23rd, 2007.
Registration Form
includes: presentation information, financial assistance request, guest information, and optional Grand Canyon Trip.
Housing Information
Book your room EARLY before rates increase substantially!

From the 2002 Conference:
From the proceedings of the June 2002 conference
(The Table of Contents and Introduction
as published in the AMS journal
Contemporary Mathematics volume 357)
Page 1 of Schedule for 2002 Conference
Page 2 of Schedule for 2002 Conference
Summary of 2002 Conference

Scientific Committee (for oversight of conference and proceedings):
A. Castro (Harvey Mudd College)
G. Chen (Texas A&M University)
P. Drabek (University of West Bohemia)
T. Kelley (North Carolina State University)
R. Shivaji (Mississippi State University)
and others to be named later.

We have secured funding, and so are now officially announcing the conference. Registration is now open: Register (you may request funding assistance), submit abstract, and book a room from the list of hotels above (or make your own arrangements). National Science Foundation

Please read the Second Announcment PDF file linked above and Register!

We will be taking a short afternoon trip to nearby (and spectacular) Sedona, AZ. The cost for participants is included in the registration fee; additional guests are welcome for a small additional fee. There will be an optional excursion to the Grand Canyon on Sunday May 27th. The fee for for this is modest; additional guests welcome. See registration form for more details. Regardless, we hope that you will find the time to see some of our fantastic geographical region!

A few links to get you started planning your trip:
NAU Homepage NAU Math and Stat Homepage Flagstaff Guide
Sedona Info Grand Canyon National Park Arizona Guide

Some photos to wet your appetite (click on small photo to view large)

San Fransicso Peaks viewed from Flagstaff

Sedona, 20 miles South of Flagstaff

Grand Canyon, 70 miles North of Flagstaff

Grand Canyon, 70 miles North of Flagstaff

NAU's WebCam view of San Francisco Peaks

NAU's Historic North Campus in Winter

Zion National Park, 4 hours North

Bryce Canyon National Park, 4 hours North

Escalante, Utah, 4 hours North

Monument Valley, 2 hours North

Email the Conference Organizers:

Maya Chhetri
Petr Girg
John Neuberger