The U.S.-Asian Workshop on
Nonlinear Dynamics and Stochastic Partial Differential Equations
May 27--31, 2004
Morningside Center of Mathematics
The Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing 100080, China

Organizing Committee:

Jinqiao Duan ( Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA

ZhujunJing ( The Chinese Academy of Sciences

KeningLu ( Michigan State University, USA

Zaijiu Shang, Co-Chair ( Chinese Academy of Sciences

Xiangdong Ye, Co-Chair ( The University of Science and Technology of China

 Secretary of the Morningside Center of Mathematics:
 Li Xiaoning ( Tel:  (010) 8261-1650


Workshop Theme:

Nonlinear and stochastic dynamical systems theory provides fundamental ideas and
tools for the modeling, analysis, and prediction of complex phenomena.
Solutions to the important dynamical problems increasingly require techniques from several areas of mathematics. The research in these are as is becoming increasingly collaborative, especially crossing country borders. In fact, rapid progress requires an organized collaborative effort like this Workshop.

This workshop is the first U.S.-Asian workshop on Nonlinear Dynamics and Stochastic Partial Differential Equations. A delegation of over a dozen of U.S. mathematicians and scientists will attend the workshop. It will serve as a venue for developing  communication and establishing collaborative research among research groups from U.S., China, Japan, South Korea,  and Singapore, and local regions Taiwan and Hong Kong.

The fields of nonlinear dynamics, stochastic partial differential equations, and nonlinear analysis are inextricably interwind. The associated research, ranging from pure to applied, is extremely broad with many active groups in both U.S. and Pacific Rim countries. Asian countries such as China and Japan already have strong researchers in these fields, while others are on a path of development. This workshop will further advance this development throughout the region, while training U.S. junior mathematicians and students for international collaborative research.

Financial Support:

A delegation of over a dozen of U.S. mathematicians and scientists will attend the workshop. Six U.S. junior mathematicians or postdocs or graduate students will be supported by the National Science Foundation through the grant DMS-0308601. Please send applications to Professor Kening Lu at or to Professor Jinqiao Duan at, by the deadline of February 1, 2004.

Workshop Venue:

All presentations and discussions will be held in the Morningside Center of Mathematics, Beijing, China.

Confirmed Participants from Outside Mainland China:

Peter Bates (Michigan State Univ., USA)
Peter Baxendale (Univ. Southern California, USA)
Paul Chow (Wayne State Univ., USA)
Shui-Nee Chow (Georgia Inst. Tech., USA)
Charlie Doering (Univ. Michigan, USA)
Jinqiao Duan (Illinois Inst. Tech., USA)
Weinan E (Princeton, USA)
Din-Yu Hsieh (Brown University and Tsinghua Univ.)
Philip Holmes (Princeton, USA)
Zhiyuan Jia (Michigan State Univ., USA)
Yu-juan Jien (Purdue Univ., USA)
Peter Kotelenez (Case Western Reserve Univ., USA)
Minkyu Kwak (South Korea)
William Langford (Univ. Guelph, Canada)
C. W. Li (Hong Kong)
Song-sun Lin (Taiwan)
Sergey Lototsky (Univ. Southern California, USA)
Kening Lu (Michigan State Univ., USA)
Carl Mueller (Univ. Rochester, USA)
Xingbin Pan (Singapore)
Keywon Park (South Korea)
Bjorn Schmalfuss (Univ. Paderborn, Germany)
Hideki Tanemura (Chiba Univ., Japan)
Vena Pearl Bongolan Walsh (Illinois Inst. Tech., USA)
Liming Wu (France)
Huaizhong Zhao (United Kingdom)

Tentative Program:


The Guest Hotel of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
(Address: Zhongguancun, Bei Er Tiao #7, Beijing. Tel: (010) 6262-6465.)
It is about a 15-minute walk from the Guest Hotel to the Morningside Center of Mathematics
where the workshop will be held.

Note: Overseas junior Chinese participants will stay in the Youth Apartments of the Morningside Center

Internet facilities will be available for participants.
For Laptop users: You may need to buy a power plug adaptor, say, in the stores at the Third
Level, International Terminal,  Peking International Airport (PEK).

Travel and Local Transportation:

The United States Embassy in China:  3 Xiu Shui Bei Jie, Chaoyang
District, Beijing, China. Tel. [86] [10] 6532-3431.

Some information about Beijing: Beijing Toursim
and the Beijing Page.

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Beijing Weather


You will receive a formal invitation letter for visa from Beijing soon.
Please get ready to apply for China entry visa in person at one of the following locations (depending on your location):

Chinese Embassy in Washington DC

Chinese Consulate in NYC

Chinese Consulate in Chicago

Chinese Consulate in LA

Chinese Consulate in Houston

Chinese Consulate in Toronto

You can also apply for your China entry visa through private travel/passport/visa service agencies (They can apply visas "in person" for you). This may be useful if you live far away from a Chinese Consulate or the Chinese Embassy.
See, for example, some of the following links (found on Yahoo/Google search).
This does not mean we recommend these service agencies. You may find some other agencies
in your local area. You may call them to find out details (they charge fees).







Please address all inquiries to Professor Jinqiao Duan at or
Professor Kening Lu at

Workshop web-page:  or


Financial support by the National Science Foundation through the grant DMS-0308601,
and by the Morningside Center of Mathematics, Beijing, China, is greatly appreciated.