Fall 1999 Midwest Partial Differential Equations Seminar
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,
Saturday 23 October and Sunday 24 October, 1999

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There will be nine talks, starting 9:45am Saturday morning and running through 12:40pm on Sunday, with a party on the Saturday night. There is no registration fee. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
- The Organizers: Jared Bronski, Robert Jerrard, Richard Laugesen.

Speakers' List:

Schedule and Abstracts are available.


Illini Union. As of 24 September, there are NO ROOMS LEFT at the Union.
On campus, on the south side of Green Street just east of Wright Street. The Mathematics Department is next door, in Altgeld Hall. The Illini Union is holding 30 rooms for conference participants for the Friday and Saturday nights, until SEPTEMBER 22, 1999. If you reserve before that date, rates will be: $65 single, $72 double, $75 triple, $84 quadruple, $145 suite. Tax is 11%. Children under 12 years are free when accompanied by an adult.
Reservations: 217-333-1241. Mention the "MWPDE Conference" in order to get the conference rates.
Parking is available - ask for a permit at check-in. Directions to Illini Union.

Quality Hotel. As of 24 September, there are NO ROOMS AVAILABLE at the Quality Hotel, though rooms might become available later.
302 East John Street (in Champaign), 10 minutes walk west of the Mathematics Department (Altgeld Hall).
Reservations: 217-384-2277. No special conference rate has been negotiated here.

Hampton Inn. 1200 W. University Avenue (in Urbana), 15 minutes walk north of the Mathematics Department (Altgeld Hall).
Reservations: 217-337-1100 (or 800-HAMPTON). No special conference rate has been negotiated here.

Jumer's Castle Lodge. 209 S. Broadway Ave. (in Urbana), 25 minutes walk east of the Mathematics Department (Altgeld Hall), and conveniently close to the party on Saturday night.
Reservations: 217-384-8800, 800-285-8637 (FAX 217-384-9001, 800-285-8637), e-mail urbanajumers@juno.com. No special conference rate has been negotiated here.

Hodgepodge Lodge B&B
411 W. Hill St. (in Champaign), 30 minute walk (or 15 minute bus ride) northwest of the Mathematics Department (Altgeld Hall), in a leafy neighborhood. An easy drive from campus.
Reservations: 217-352-7029. Rates from $65 for a room to $125 for a suite. Only a few rooms available. No special conference rate has been negotiated here.

There are many other hotels within 15 minutes drive, e.g. Clarion (217-352-7891), Radisson (217-398-3400), Howard Johnson (217-359-1601), Days Inn (217-356-6873). Many other hotels can be found here.

We will maintain a list of people looking for roommates with whom to share a hotel room.

Transportation, Parking and Maps

Planes: Willard Airport (CMI) in Champaign has service from Chicago (American Airlines), St. Louis (TWA), Detroit and Minneapolis (Northwest), Indianapolis and Pittsburgh (US Airlines). "Yellow" and "Corky's" shuttles meet most flights, and charge $10 one-way to the Union.
Trains: Amtrak has daily service to Champaign from the north (Chicago) and from the south (New Orleans). From the station (the "Illinois Terminal"), catch almost any eastbound or southbound city bus (75 cents; ask the driver if the bus will go near the Union) or take a cab the 1 mile to the Union.
Automobiles: Champaign-Urbana is at the intersection of I-72, I-74 and I-57.
Parking You can park at metered spaces on the street, or in the rather cheap open-air municipal pay lot at the northwest corner of Sixth and Green Streets (enter off either Sixth or Green), or in the metered parking structure at Sixth and John Streets (enter from John Street, driving east between Fifth and Sixth Streets). Most meters do not apply on the Sunday, and many university parking lots can be used on Saturday and Sunday without a permit.
Maps of campus and the area, including Altgeld Hall and the Illini Union.

Graduate Student Support and Speaker Reimbursement

Graduate students attending Midwest PDE may request financial support up to $200 by filling out the Midwest PDE Graduate Student Application for Financial Support. However, the deadline for applications has passed, and there will probably be no money available to late applicants.
After the meeting, speakers and graduate students may request reimbursement by filling out the Midwest PDE Request for Reimbursement.

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The Fall 1999 Midwest Partial Differential Equations Seminar is partially supported by the National Science Foundation and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The organizers' hearty thanks go to Betsy Gillies for arrangements, and to Jeff Lewis for his dedicated oversight of the Midwest PDE Seminar Series.

Comments and suggestions regarding this page are very welcome.
--- Richard Laugesen, laugesen@illinois.edu.