Current Developments in Mathematics, 1997

November 22-23, 1997
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Cambridge, MA

Saturday, November 22

Sunday, November 23

Open Session-
Submit Unsolved Problems

or send files to

The organizers of CDM 1997 are soliciting unsolved problems for publication with the proceedings. The problems selected for publication will also be announced at the conference itself.

Suggestions for authors-

Try to formulate problems with enough explanation to be understood by a general audience. Include a short discussion (between one paragraph and two pages) that explains why the problem is interesting, mentions related questions, suggests the level of difficulty. Alternatively, the author may include any comments that he or she thinks are important. Bibliographical references should be given if possible.

Instructions for submission-

Label the general subject of the probelm as follows:

  1. Geometry and Topology
    R. Bott, C. Taubes, M. Hopkins, G. Tian
    Chairman: C. Taubes

  2. Analysis and Partial Differential Equations
    Y.-T. Siu, S.-T. Yau, D. Jerison, V. Guillemin
    Chairman: D. Jerison

  3. Algebra and Number Theory
    Barry Mazur, Joe Harris, G. Lusztig, V. Kac
    Chairman: B. Mazur

  4. Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics
    A. Jaffe, P. Diaconis, S. Axelrod, D. Kleitman
    Chairman: A. Jaffe



Organized By:

David Jerison, George Lustig, I.M. Singer (MIT);
Raoul Bott, Arthur Jaffe, Shing-Tung Yau (Harvard)


Preliminary proceedings volume available at the Seminar.


American Academy of Arts and Sciences
136 Irving Street, Norton's Woods, Cambridge, MA 02138.


There is no registration fee; no registration forms are required. No subsidies are available.


There will be a banquet Saturday evening, November 22th, at 6:00pm at American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The cost will be $25 per person. To reserve please send full payment, by check or money order, payable to Harvard University, Department of Mathematics, to Vesselina Panteva, Harvard University, Department of Mathematics, One Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Your cancelled check will be your receipt; tickets will be distributed at the seminar.


A list of area restaurants will be available at the Seminar. Beverages/light refreshments will be provided at breaks.


It is necessary for you to make your arrangements directly with your choice of hotel. We have negotiated discount rates at a number of area hotels for the conference (see attached list). Hotel tax is 9.7%. Please note reservation date deadline to receive discounts.


Lectures will be held at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 136 Irving Street, Norton's Woods, Cambridge, MA 02138. Driveway entrance (for pick-up and drop-off only) is at 200 Beacon Street, Somerville. The AAAS is a 20-minute stroll from Harvard Square.

Hotel Rates:

We have negotiated special conference rates at area hotels. To get these rates, be sure to mention that you are attending the Current Developments in Mathematics Conference.

Harvard Square Hotel (800) 458-5886 or (617) 864-5200
110 Mount Auburn Street
Next to Harvard Square (MBTA: Harvard Square stop on red line)
Special Conference Rate: $159 single or double
(Code GA-CDM97 reserve by October 21st).

Suisse Chalet (800) 258-1980 or (617) 661-7800
211 Concord Turnpike
1.5 miles west of Harvard Square
(MBTA: 5-minute walk from Alewife stop on red line)
Special Conference Rate: $71.73 double
(reserve by October 21).

Howard Johnsons (800) 654-2000 or (617) 492-7777
777 Memorial Drive
1.5 miles from Harvard Square or MIT, on the Charles River (MBTA: no direct service; 20 minute walk to Central Square stop on red line)
Regular Rate Only: $165 single

Irving House Bed & Breakfast
(617) 547-4600
24 Irving Street
10 minute walk from Harvard Square
(MBTA: Harvard Square stop on red line)
Regular Rate Only: Shared bath $45 S/$55 D; Private bath $80 S/$100 D.

A map of the area