Clavius Activities at the Institute for Advanced Studies in 2001

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Clavius Activities in 2001 at
The Institute for Advanced Studies



Clavius Group at the IAS in 2001



List of Clavius mathematicians


Hugh Albright FSC
Tom Banchoff
John Blanton
Tom Cecil
Lawrence Conlon
Margaret Freije
Richard Freije
James Heitsch
Michelle Intermont
Ron Knill
John MacDonnell SJ
Joseph MacDonnell, S.J.
Michael May SJ
John Pouikis CSB
Sr Barbara Reynolds SDS
Patrick Ryan
Paul Schweitzer SJ
Dennis Snow
Joanne Snow
James Stasheff
William Stoeger SJ
Pedro Suarez SJ
Carlos Vasco SJ
Pawel Walczak
Andrew Whitman SJ


Clavius discussions at the IAS


Community

2001 Institute for Advanced Study Princeton, N.J.
39th Meeting July 1 - 29

As usual the Clavius Group received a most warm welcome from the IAS on our arrival. Each person had an office. We used of the Mathematics Lecture Hall for our seminars, as well as the other professional facilities of the Institute. As summer visitors of the Institute we lived in the residences provided by the Institute in their compound. We paid the going rate for the housing and the overall cost of housing and board was reasonable and affordable to all who attended. A great improvement was the installation of air conditioners.
Pedro Ferreira joined us again this summer after a long absence.
We had several Faith discussions: one led by Barbara Reynolds on Grieving, in the light of the fact that so many of the group have recently lost relatives. Another meeting concerned the Sacrament of reconciliation which was led by Paul Shweitzer.



Clavius liturgies



Our numbers this summer were 19 participating mathematicians from the Group. However not included in this number were the many members of the Institute who regularly participated in our seminars and whom we consulted, or who consulted us during our stay. The actual Clavius Community, including the families, grew to 26 persons and in addition numerous guests.

The Community Life of the Group again formed one of the most important aspects of our summer gatherings. This year a good number of guests participated in our daily liturgies. Among these was the widow, Louise Morse, of the great Catholic mathematician Marston Morse, who spent a good amount of his career at the Institute. Some of her friends around the Princeton area also joined us regularly for the liturgy. The daily sermon often provided an opportunity for a more extended faith discussion, which at times carried on well beyond the liturgy and into the daily Social Hour.


Some Clavius characters





Seminars


Special Topics seminar


July 3, 5, 6, 12 Andrius Tamulis: A problem in knot theory
July 10 Barbara Reynolds: The geometry of circles and Arbelos
July 10 Joseph MacDonnell: Bessel Functions
July 16, 17 Patrick Ryan:
July 19 Dennis Snow: The automorphism group of a homogeneous complex manifold
July 20 Pawel Wolczak: Prescribing mean curvature vectors for foliations of arbitrary codimension
July 20 James Heitch: Coarse cohomology foliations
July 20 Thomas Banchoff: Self-linking and normal Euler classes
July 23, 24 Thomas Cecil: Dupin and Isoperimetric hyperspaces
July 24 Adam Bartoszek: Global solutions to nonlinear wave equations
July 24 Jack Lutts: Topological characterization of spaces which admit an n-k-v system
July 26 Paul Shweitzer:
July 26 Dennis DeTurck: Spectral geoemetries for the writhing of knots and the helicity of vector fields
July 26 James Stasheff: A survey of cohomological physics

Representaton Theory seminar


July 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19 Andrew Whitman:
Low dimentional isomorphisms of simple complex lie algebras and spin representation
July 23 Julio Vidaurrezaga:


Clavius scholarly work



Clavius Scholars at the IAS in 2001 outside Fuld Hall


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