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16th Discussion meeting in Harmonic Analysis


The first discussion meeting in harmonic analysis (DMHA) was organized by Professor M. G. Nadkarni at the University of Bombay in 1988. It had a very small budget and around 25 participants. The meeting was a great success and the participants decided to have a meeting once every two years at different locations across the country. The vision of that initial group was to have a meeting of all practitioners and students of harmonic analysis in the country, where they would be able to present their work, and discuss new developments in the subject. As participation in the biennial meeting has grown over the years, their vision has been realized. The core of a DMHA is a series of lectures focusing on one theme, by an expert in one of the promising fields. The DMHAs are intended to be accessible to mathematicians at the beginning of their career.

The 16th discussion meeting in harmonic analysis will be held at the Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, from 16th of December to 19th of December 2019. Apart from regular research talks, there will also be a series of four thematic lectures with following details.

Speaker: Malabika Pramanik (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Topic: Configurations in sets
Abstract: When does a given set contain a copy of your favorite pattern (for example, specially arranged points on a line or spiral, or the vertices of a polyhedron)? Does the answer depend on how thin the set is in some quantifiable sense? Problems involving identification of prescribed configurations under varying interpretations of size have been vigorously pursued both in the discrete and continuous setting, often with spectacular results that run contrary to intuition. Yet many deceptively simple questions remain open. In the first talk, I will survey the literature in this area, emphasizing some of the landmark results that focus on different aspects of the problem. The remaining three talks will be devoted to the discussion of representative results in the area.

Workshop: The conference will be preceded by a workshop in harmonic analysis during 10th of December to 14th of December 2019. Please go to the section "Workshop" for more details. Please note that there are separate registrations for the conference and the workshop.


Scientific Committee:
Shobha Madan (IIT Goa)
Gadadhar Misra (IISc Bangalore)
Parasar Mohanty (IIT Kanpur)
Rudra P. Sarkar (ISI Kolkata)
Sundaram Thangavelu (IISc Bangalore)

Organizing Committee:
Saurabh Shrivastava (Dept of Mathematics, IISER Bhopal)
Rahul Garg (Dept of Mathematics, IISER Bhopal)
Email: dmha.bhopal@gmail.com