An International Workshop on

Variational and Computational Methods for Multiple Solutions to Nonlinear PDEs

to be held May 26 - June 1, 2009 at Capital Normal University, Beijing, China.

This workshop is part of the US-China CMR Program sponsored by NSF and CNSF, and aimed at graduate students and young researchers.

Program Schedule

Three opening lectures and two series lectures will be given by Professors
  • Kung-Ching Chang (Peking University, China),
  • Qun Lin (Chinese Academy of Sciences),
  • Shujie Li (Chinese Academy of Sciences),
  • Zhi-Qiang Wang (Utah State University, USA),
  • Jianxin Zhou (Texas A&M University, USA).

    Multiple solution problems have been studied extensively in the last five decades and received renewed interests in recent years due to new research questions and applications. This workshop will deliver lectures in variational and computational methods for multiple solutions to nonlinear partial differential equations. By using various variational techniques including Morse theory, minimax methods, flow invariant sets, etc., a series of lectures will be given in constructing solutions analytically and another series of lectures will be given in designing numerical algorithms for computing multiple solutions to various PDE problems. Hands-on examples will be provided to try the theory, methods and numerical codes.

    This workshop is organized by
  • Yanheng Ding (Chinese Academy of Sciences),
  • Zhaoli Liu (Capital Normal University, China),
  • Jiabao Su (Capital Normal University, China),
  • Zhi-Qiang Wang (Utah State University, USA),
  • Ziqing Xie (Hunan Normal University, China),
  • Jianxin Zhou (Texas A&M University, USA).

    A limited source of support is available for graduate students to attend the workshop. For participating the workshop and applications of the support, please contact Professors
  • Z. Liu ( and/or
  • J. Zhou (
    before April 15, 2009.