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The Edmund Landau Minerva Center for Research in Mathematical Analysis and Related Areas

About the center

The Landau Center for Research in Mathematical Analysis and Related Areas is a center supported by the Minerva Foundation (Germany) and devoted to promoting scientific cooperation between the Hebrew University and German scientists in all fields of mathematics, with particular emphasis on analysis.

The center was named after Edmund Landau (1877-1938), who played an important role in the foundation of the Einstein Institute of Mathematics at the Hebrew University. A display dedicated to Edmund Landau, is located in the reception hall on the 2nd floor of the Manchester House, in the Edmond J. Safra campus, Givat-Ram.

The Landau Center has been in operation since 1989. It is administered by a board of six mathematicians, 3 Germans and 3 Israelis, who appoint a director to run the center's activities.

The Edmund Landau Minerva Center for Research in Mathematical Analysis and Related Areas has been closed
as of December 31st, 2010

Fields of research
The main research activities of the center lie in diverse areas of mathematics where mathematical analysis plays a central role. This includes the traditional areas of mathematical analysis such as partial differential equations, functional analysis and ergodic theory, but extends also to differential geometry and number theory.

Research activities
The Landau Center's activities include the granting of post-doctoral fellowships to Israeli and German nationals, as well as fellowships for doctoral students. The Center also supports exchange visits of shorter duration by Israeli and German scientists.

Each year since its inception the center has held the Landau Lectures, a series of three lectures by a distinguished mathematician.
Past lecturers were J. Moser, E. Bombieri, Y. Sinai, P.L. Lions, W. Thurston, S. Hildebrandt, P. Sarnak, A. Connes, E. Lieb, D. Sullivan, Y. Eliashberg, S. Mueller and J. Cheeger.

In addition to the above, the center sponsors schools, workshops and symposia in areas that are of interest to its members. These have included the areas of fluid dynamics, dynamical systems, topology and analysis, stochastic dynamics, complex analysis and the occurrence of regulators in analysis, geometry and number theory.

The center is located in the Manchester House, Einstein Institute of Mathematics in the Edmond J. Safra campus, Givat-Ram, building #55 on the How to reach us map of the campus.

Landau Center for Research in Mathematical Analysis
Einstein Institute of Mathematics
Edmond J. Safra Campus, Givat Ram
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, 91904, Israel

Fax: 972-2-5630702

Tel.: 972-2-6586868

Information about the center's activities may be obtained by writing by e-mail to:

The Edmund Landau Center (landau at math.huji.ac.il).

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Last updated: June 6th, 2011

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