Conference in Honor of the 80th Birthday of
Masatake Kuranishi

Complex Analysis, Differential Geometry and Partial Differential Equations

May 2, 2005 - May 6, 2005
Department of Mathematics
Columbia University

This is a week-long, major international conference on areas of complex analysis, differential geometry, and partial differential equations fundamentally influenced by the work of Professor Masatake Kuranishi.  A common theme is canonical metrics in complex geometry, and the aim is cross-fertilization between the many different points of view that have emerged recently, including multiplier ideal sheaves, infinite-dimensional Hamiltonian dynamic, geometric heat flows, energy functionals, Bergman metrics and geometric invariant theory.

Organizing Committee

Charles Fefferman, D. H. Phong, Yum-Tong Siu


So far, the following people have agreed to speak:

Louis Boutet de Monvel (University of Paris, Jussieu)
Robert Bryant (Duke University)
Jeff Cheeger (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences)
Klas Diederich (University of Wuppertal)
Charles Fefferman (Princeton University)
Phillip Griffiths (Institute for Advanced Study)
Victor Guillemin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Richard Hamilton (Columbia University)
Joseph J. Kohn (Princeton University)
Laszlo Lempert (Purdue University)
Ngaiming Mok (University of Hong Kong)
Louis Nirenberg (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences)
Junjiro Noguchi (University of Tokyo)
Takeo Ohsawa (Nagoya University)
Bernard Shiffman (Johns Hopkins University)
Nessim Sibony (University of Paris, Orsay)
Yum-Tong Siu (Harvard University)
Johannes Sjöstrand (Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau)
Elias M. Stein (Princeton University)
Gang Tian (Princeton University)
Shing-Tung Yau (Harvard University)
Sai-Kee Yeung (Purdue University)
Steven Zelditch (Johns Hopkins University)

Conference Participants

A list of conference participants is available.

Conference Photos

Photos from the conference are now available.


The schedule of talks is now available.


All interested participants should register by sending their name, address and affiliation to

Pending the outcome of applications for external funding, some support may be available for participants. Graduate students and recent Ph.D.'s are particularly encouraged to apply.  Applicants for partial support should include the year of their (expected) Ph.D.  Graduate students and recent Ph.D.s applying for support should also have one letter of recommendation sent to the above address.


There will be a banquet on Tuesday May 3rd, 7pm at the Columbia Faculty Club.  The cost will be $30.  If you would like to attend, please reserve a place by writing to

by Friday, April 22nd.

Local Information

See the Columbia Mathematics Department web-pages for information on travel and accomodations.


The conference is funded by the department of Mathematics of Columbia University and grants from the National Science Foundation, especially grant DMS-0456822.