Entrance hall of the ICMS

Harmonic analysis and its interactions: in honour of Tony Carbery

Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017

Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton Street Edinburgh


Name Institution
Barcelo, Juan Antonio Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Bennett, Jonathan University of Birmingham
Gressman, Philip University of Pennsylvania
Iliopoulou, Marina University of California, Berkeley
Wright, Jim University of Edinburgh


Over the last decade the international research landscape in harmonic analysis has seen a dramatic and unexpected broadening of its connectivity within mathematics. The emergence of surprising new approaches to longstanding problems at the heart of the subject has led to many high-profile breakthroughs across mathematics. Many of these new developments can be traced back to the foundational contributions of Tony Carbery. The purpose of the proposed conference is to honour Tony Carbery by bringing together many of the key drivers of research in harmonic analysis at these important interfaces, at a time when international interest is at a peak.

This conference will focus attention on aspects of harmonic analysis lying at the forefront of research in pure mathematics. Developments in just the last five years have transformed the profile of modern harmonic analysis, drawing attention from many communities, from the more classical dispersive PDEs and analytic number theory, to the more surprising algebraic geometry and topology.

The surge in pace of progress in harmonic analysis has exposed a wide variety of new and unexpected methodologies and applications, and the exploitation of many of these is still in its infancy. This workshop is intended to capitalise on this by drawing together research leaders in harmonic analysis at its interfaces across mathematics.


Invited speakers include:

Keith Ball, University of Warwick
Bill Beckner, University of Texas at Austin
Neal Bez, Saitama University
Michael Christ, University of California, Berkeley
Michael Cowling,  University of New South Wales
Ciprian Demeter, Indiana University
Phil Gressman, University of Pennsylvania
Larry Guth, MIT
Jonathan Hickman, University of Chicago
Tuomas Hytonen, University of Helsinki
Marina Iliopoulou, University of California, Berkeley
Nets Katz, Caltech
Sanghyuk Lee ,Seoul National University
Victor Lie, Purdue University
Marius Mirek, Princeton University
Detlef Muller, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Tuomas Orponen, University of Helsinki
Maria Reguera, University of Birmingham
Fulvio Ricci, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
Keith Rogers, ICMAT
Betsy Stovall, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Andreas Seeger, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Eli Stein, Princeton University
Terry Tao, University of California, Los Angeles
Christoph Thiele, Universität Bonn
Hong Wang, MIT
Josh Zahl, University of British Columbia
Ruixiang Zhang, Princeton University



This workshop is anticipated to commence around  09.00 on Monday 17 July and close around lunchtime on Friday 21 July 2017.


  • Invited speakers were sent an invitation email from ICMS in February 2017

  • All other participants should register using this form.
    • Please read the section below on Financial Support carefully before completing the form.
    • As we expect this workshop to be very popular the organisers would like to understand your motivation for participation in the workshop.
    • Please read the "Special Instructions" section at the top of the form before filling the form in.
    • The closing date for applications with a request for financial support is 1 April 2017
    • The closing date for applications is 1 May 2017.
    • Participants who do not require financial support: ICMS will let you know as soon as possible if your application has been successful. It is anticipated that this process will take around two weeks from the date of application.
    • Participants who apply for financial support:  you will be told if your application has been successful in April 2017

Registration Fee
A registration fee of 100.00 GBP is payable by all participants (excluding invited speakers).  Payment can be made on arrival at Appleton Tower - at Registration we will accept cash, credit/debit card payments and sterling cheques (payable to “Heriot-Watt University”).  Unfortunately, we do not yet have an on-line payment system at ICMS.  The registration fee covers the cost of lunches, refreshments throughout the event and the workshop dinner on Thursday 20 July in the Playfair Library.

Financial support
There is a limited amount of financial support available to a small number of particpants at the workshop. This funding is specifically aimed at younger participants: PhD students and post-Docs. ICMS will be able to provide accommodation for five nights and a contribution towards your travel to Edinburgh. For example if you are based in the UK we would give you up to £125 towards travel and for participants based in Europe this would be £250. Please complete the section of the form headed "Financial Support" if you would like to apply for this support.  All requests for financial support must be made by 1 April 2017.

US-based participants
The organisers of the workshop have been awarded a grant by the NSF to support the participation of approximately 10 junior particpants in this workshop. Please note this funding is specifically aimed at members of traditionally underrepresented minority groups, or for those with no other sources of funding. You must be based in the US and under the rules of the Fly America Act you must book your flight with a US flag carrier.  This money covers travel and accommodation only and does not cover incidentals. The amount of funding available is up to $1200 and six nights accommodation in Edinburgh. 

The workshop will be held at Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton Street  Edinburgh EH8 9LE

UK Visas
If you are travelling from overseas you may require an entry visa. A European visa does not guarantee entry to the UK. Please use this link to the UK Visas site to find out if you need a visa and if so how to apply for one. 

Information about travel to the UK and Edinburgh is available here.  

Please note that it is your responsibility to have adequate travel insurance to cover medical and other emergencies that may occur on your trip.

A taxi directly from the airport will cost approximately 20.00 to 25.00 GBP to the city centre for a one-way journey.     There is also a bus service direct from the airport to the city centre which will cost 4.50 GBP single or 7.50 GBP return - the Airlink 100.  This is a frequent service (every 10 minutes during peak times) and will bring you close to Waverley Railway Station, only a short walk to the workshop venue (see map in 'Venue' section above). 

Lothian buses charge £1.60 for a single, £4.00 for a day ticket. Please note that the exact fare is required and no change is given.

If travelling by train, please note that Edinburgh has several railway stations - Waverley Railway Station being the main station and closest to the workshop venue at Appleton Tower.  If you alight at Edinburgh Waverley, the workshop venue is an easy 15 minute walk over North and South Bridge. The second large railway station is called Haymarket and is at the West End of the city centre.    Please be aware that there is also an Edinburgh Park railway station but this is at the west side of the city some way from the city centre.  For Appleton Tower, use Edinburgh Waverley.

Public Lecture 
There will be a public lecture by Keith Ball , FRS, FRSE, University of Warwick (title and abstract below) 

Pools of Blood

How should we design testing protocols for blood samples? This is a typical example of a problem in mathematical information theory. The lecture will explain the basic ideas of information theory and answer the protocol problem. The talk is accessible to those aged 14 or over with an interest in maths. 


  • Invited Speakers and members of the Scientific Committee will be contacted separately by email regarding accommodation - ICMS has booked accommodation and full details of the booking will be emailed to you.
  • Participants who are successful in their application for funding from ICMS will receive accommodation

For all other participants: you are asked to arrange and pay for your own accommodation (only once your application has been accepted).   At this moment in time there is still plenty of availability, however, Edinburgh can get very busy at this time of year, so it would be best to book sooner than later. Some suggestions are below:

Masson House, Pollock Halls of Residence, The University of Edinburgh, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh EH16 5AY 
0800 028 7118 (UK only) - +44 (0)131 651 2189 - http://www.book.accom.ed.ac.uk/
University of Edinburgh accommodation. Pollock Halls is about a 20 minute walk from the workshop venue.

Ibis Hotel on South Bridge (not Hunter Square)
Very close to ICMS.

Jurys Inn Edinburgh, 43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DH
+44 (0)131 200 3300 - http://www.jurys-edinburgh-hotels.com/
Only a 5 minute walk from ICMS.

Edinburgh City Hotel, 79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9HZ 
+44 (0)131 622 7979 - http://www.edinburghcityhotel.com/

St Christophers Hostel, 9-13 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE  (approx 25.00 or less depending on offers available)
+44 (0)20 7407 1856 -  http://www.st-christophers.co.uk/edinburgh-hostels - bookings@st-christophers.co.uk
This is Youth Hostel accommodation.

 If you have any questions about the arrangements of this workshop please contact Moira Spencer at ICMS moira.spencer @ icms.org.uk




To be announced.


Presentation Details
Ball, Keith
Pools of Blood
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Beckner, William
On Lie groups and beyond -- Kunze-Stein phenomena, SL(2,R), the Heisenberg group, and the role of symmetry
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Bez, Neal
On the kinetic transport equation
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Cowling, Michael
To follow
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Demeter, Ciprian
To follow
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Hickman, Jonathan
Sharp bounds for oscillatory integral operators via polynomial partitioning
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Lie, Victor
The pointwise convergence of the Fourier series near $L^1$
Müller, Detlef
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Seeger, Andreas
To follow
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Name Institution
Ball, Keith University of Warwick
Beckner, William University of Texas at Austin
Bez, Neal Saitama University
Cowling, Michael University of New South Wales
Demeter, Ciprian Indiana University
Hickman, Jonathan University of Chicago
Lie, Victor Purdue University
Müller, Detlef University of Kiel
Ramos, João Pedro University of Bonn
Seeger, Andreas University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wang, Hong MIT
Zhang, Ruixiang Princeton University
Zhang, Xiling University of Edinburgh