# Miniconferences on Analysis and Applications

## Preface

This volume represents the proceedings of the miniconference on "Analysis and Applications" held at The University of Queensland from the 20^{th} to the 23^{rd} of September 1993. The conference was sponsored by The Unit for Mathematical Analysis of The University of Queensland, the Centre for Mathematics and its Applications at Australian National University and The Australian Mathematical Society. Bevan Thompson and Neil Trudinger formed the Programme Committee while Bevan and Tim Cranny handled most of the organisational details.

The scope of the conference was very broad including Linear and Nonlinear Functional Analysis, Applications of Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations to questions in Analysis and Geometry, Harmonic Analysis, Numerical Analysis and Nonlinear Analysis in general. Indeed the scope was so great that it is impossible to summarize here other than to point out the pervading theme of nonlinear analysis and its applications, particularly in geometry.

Contributions for the proceedings were sought at the conference. Many, but not all, of the papers received were refereed. Most of the contributions are expository in nature, either surveying the author's recent work or aspects of a particular field in which the author works. One can see from the contributions the enormous range and depth of analysis currently being studied in Australasia.

The conference was a great success, blessed by good organisation, great weather and the invigorating presence of several overseas colleagues.

Gaven Martin and Bevan Thompson

(Editors)

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First published in Australia 1994

© Centre for Mathematics and its Applications

Mathematical Sciences Institute

The Australian National University

CANBERRA ACT 0200

AUSTRALIA

This book is copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research, criticism or review as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part may be reproduced by any process without permission. Inquiries should be made to the publisher.

Edited by

Gaven Martin and Bevan Thompson

Miniconference on Analysis and Applications (Brisbane, 1993)

ISBN 0 7315 2130 7