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Variational problems in Geometry and Mathematical Physics

UK-Japan Winter School

School of Mathematics, University of Leeds
7 - 10 January 2019

20th UK-Japan Winter School, part of the series of meetings held at different universities every year since 1999. More information on UK-Japan Winter Schools can be found here.
Aims and scope:

The School will bring together researchers, mostly from the UK and Japan, who work on variational problems in geometry and mathematical physics. It aims to provide an opportunity for the exchange of ideas and to learn about the recent developments in the area.

There will be two mini-courses, a variety of research talks and a poster session for young researchers to present their work.

Course Lecturers:
  • Fran Burstall (University of Bath) Harmonic maps and integrable systems by example
  • Shin Nayatani (Nagoya University) Metrics maximizing the first eigenvalue of the Laplacian on a closed surface and extra eigenfunction

Guest Lecturers:

If you are planning to attend the workshop please register by filling

Registration form(external link opens in a new tab). The registration is closed.

There is a registration fee ₤10 per day per person for non-speakers covering the costs of refreshments and catering. It can be waived for younger participants or participants with no funds.

We have limited financial support available for PhD students and young researchers from the UK; it can be applied for via the registration form, see above. Parents and carers are encouraged to apply for an LMS caring supplementary grant to support their attendance.

Participants from Japan without financial support should contact the Japanese organizers.

For general queries about the meeting please contact Gerasim Kokarev at
G "dot" Kokarev "at" leeds "dot" ac "dot" uk.


The Winter School will be held at the School of Mathematics, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT.

All lectures will take place in the MALL, level 8 of the School of Mathematics Building. Refreshements will be served on level 8.

The Google map of the university campus can be found here; on the campus map from the university web-pages the School of Mathematics is located in the building number 84.

Other practical information (including travel and hotel suggestions) can be found here.

The poster of the meeting can be downloaded here.


Organizing Committee: Standing Committee for UK-Japan Winter Schools:
  • Jürgen Berndt (King's College London)
  • John Bolton (Durham University)
  • Martin Guest (Waseda University)
  • Yoshiaki Maeda (Keio University)
Scientific (Advisory) Committee:
  • David Elworthy (University of Warwick)
  • Yuji Ito (Keio University)
  • Hideki Omori (Tokyo University of Science)
  • Miles Reid (University of Warwick)
  • Alexander Veselov (Loughborough University)

Financial support:

We gratefully acknowledge support from the London Mathematical Society, University of Leeds, and the Keio Core-to-Core Programme

Last modified: 10 December 2018