This volume represents the proceedings of the miniconference on "Analysis and Applications" held at The University of Queensland from the 20th to the 23rd 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