Conferences, workshops, other events

17-19 March 2012: 4th TIMS-OCAMI Joint International Workshop on Differential Geometry and Geometric Analysis Taiwan National University

13 April 2012: Dynamics of nonlinear oscillations and their applications in neuroscience and biology Tokyo Metropolitan University. Speakers will include Yuichi Katori (Tokyo University), Robert Sinclair (OIST), and Yoko Yamaguchi (RIKEN).


24 February 2012: Koriyama Geometry and Physics Day Nihon University, Koriyama.

7-9 February 2012: Lectures by Hiroshi Iritani and other speakers at TMU, room 610, from 10:30 on 7 February. Organised by Hokuto Uehara

27 January 2012: Isomonodromic deformations and related topics Tokyo Metropolitan University. Speakers will include Shinobu Hosono (Tokyo), Claus Hertling (Mannheim), Masa-Hiko Saito (Kobe).

4-8 January 2012: String Theory, Geometry, and Mathematical Physics (UK-Japan Winter School 2012) University of Oxford, UK. Lecture courses will be given by Bertrand Duplantier, Nigel Hitchin, and Hirosi Ooguri. Oxford website with registration form

1-9 December 2011: 10th Pacific Rim Geometry Conference Osaka City University (1-5 December) and Kyushu University (7-9 December). Information on previous Pacific Rim Geometry Conferences is here.

23 November 2011: Akihabara Differential Geometry Seminar Lectures on "Extremal Kaehler metrics and GIT stability" by Akito Futaki (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

July 2011: Summer School on Integrable Systems, Wuhan. 25-29 July: 4th International Workshop on Nonlinear Mathematical Physics and 11th National Conference on Integrable Systems, Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics.

March-May 2011: Program in Mirror symmetry, Isomonodromy and Integrable system Taida Institute for Mathematical Sciences. Organisers: Martin Guest, Chang-Shou Lin, Chin-Lung Wang

24-29 March 2011: UK-Japan Mathematical Forum Keio University. Lecture courses will be given by John Coates, Martin Hairer, Nigel Hitchin, Dominic Joyce, and Alexander Veselov. On 29 March a Mini Study Group with Industry will be led by Chris Budd. [POSTPONED TO 2012]

12-15 March 2011: 3rd OCAMI-TIMS Joint International Workshop on Differential Geometry and Geometric Analysis Osaka City University

22 January 2011: Workshop on Singularities Tokyo University of Science (Iidabashi Campus, Building 7, Room 731)

10-13 January 2011: New Methods in Geometry (UK-Japan Winter School 2011) King's College, University of London, UK. Lecture courses will be given by Simon Donaldson, John Jones, and Keiji Oguiso.

13 December 2010: Java Tutorial Tokyo Metropolitan University. Lectures by Takashi Sakai (TMU).

4 December 2010: Akihabara Differential Geometry Seminar Lectures on "Geometry of compact symmetric spaces " by Makiko Tanaka (Tokyo University of Science) and Hiroyuki Tasaki (University of Tsukuba)

29 October 2010: Short course on "Differential Galois Theory and Complete Integrability" by David Blazquez-Sanz (Niigata University & Universidad Sergio Arboleda). LECTURE 1: (1) Picard Vessiot Theory, (2) The Morales Ramis approach to Complete Integrability. LECTURE 2: (3) Classification of completely integrable of non-autonomous quadratic Hamiltonian systems with respect to algebraic Gauge transformations. (4) Non-linear differential Galois theory and complete integrability.

24-27 August 2010: Workshop on hypersurfaces, geometry, and integrable systems Tohoku University

24 August 2010: Workshop on mirror symmetry and differential equations Tokyo Metropolitan University

17 August 2010: Workshop on tt*-geometry Tokyo Metropolitan University

10 July 2010: Akihabara Differential Geometry Seminar Lectures on "Conformal Field Theory" by Yoshitake Hashimoto (Tokyo City University)

21-23 March 2010: 2nd TIMS-OCAMI Joint International Workshop Taiwan National University

9-11 March 2010: From Harmonic Maps and Integrable Systems to Quantum Cohomology Tohoku University GCOE Program Spring School. Lecturers: Martin Guest, Junichi Inoguchi, Reiko Miyaoka, Yoshihiro Ohnita.

18-19 February 2010: Mathematics in the Real World Workshop on "Study Groups with Industry" with Chris Budd (University of Bath); Symposium on "Mathematics in Engineering" with Chris Budd (University of Bath), Daisuke Furihata (Osaka University), Katsuhiro Nishinari (Tokyo University). Organised by the TMU Mathematical Sciences and Engineering GP Program

7-10 January 2010: Integrable Systems and Symmetry (UK-Japan Winter School 2010) University of Manchester, UK. The winter school will be followed by a Postgraduate Conference on January 11 at MIMS.

11-12 December 2009: Kyoto University GCOE Seminar on Mathematical Research using Computers. Lecture series by Ian Anderson (Utah State University) on "Symbolic methods for differential geometry and its applications" using Maple. Lectures by Martin Guest (TMU) and Takashi Sakai (TMU) on surface theory using 3D-XplorMath and Maple. Details (poster)

28 November 2009: 3rd Akihabara Colloquium, Akihabara. Public lectures by Teruhiko Soma on hyperbolic geometry and Yoshiyuki Yokota on the Jones polynomial. Details (poster)

5-6 November 2009: Quantizations, integrable systems and representation theory at IPMU. Speakers: G. Heckman, H. Iritani, C. Olmos, M. Pevzner, D. Sternheimer.

3 November 2009: 2nd Akihabara Differential Geometry Seminar Lectures by Carlos Olmos (Cordoba) on "Sumanifolds and holonomy".

29 October - 1 November 2009: OCAMI-KNUGRG Joint Differential Geometry Workshop "Submanifold Geometry and Lie Group Theory" Osaka City University. Speakers include Carlos Olmos (Cordoba) and Katrin Leschke (Leicester).

1 June 2009: Akihabara Differential Geometry Seminar Lectures by Josef Dorfmeister (Technical University of Munich).

30 May 2009: 2nd Akihabara Colloquium, Akihabara. Public lectures by Shoichiro Takakuwa on the Ricci Flow, and by Takashi Sakai on Mathematical Visualization. Details (poster)

15 May 2009: New Aspects of Surface Theory Tokyo Metropolitan University, room 8-610. Speakers include Josef Dorfmeister (TU Munchen).

2,4,6 March 2009: Lectures by Claus Hertling (Mannheim) on "Meromorphic connections", TMU. (16-15-17:45, Room 8-650 on 2 March; Room 8-648 on 4,6 March)

24-25 January 2009: Algebraic Geometry Seminar: The Next Generation TMU

8-11 January 2009: Dynamics and Complexity (UK-Japan Winter School 2009) University of Bath, UK

7 January 2009: Global Analysis and Quantisation Day: In honour of Yoshiaki Maeda at Warwick University UK

16-20 December 2008: Riemann Surfaces, Harmonic Maps and Visualization Osaka City University. Preceded by Pacific Rim Geometry Conference Taiwan, 10-14 December 2008.

11-13 December 2008: IPMU Mini Workshop A New Recursion from Random Matrices and Topological String Theory (IPMU, Kashiwa). Speakers: Bertrand Eynard (Saclay), Motohico Mulase (University of California, Davis), Kyoji Saito (IPMU), Akihiro Tsuchiya (IPMU).

30 October - 3 November 2008: OCAMI-KNU Joint Workshop on Differential Geometry and Related Fields Submanifold Geometry and Lie Theoretic Methods Osaka City University. Invited Speakers: Juergen Berndt (University College Corkjand Andreas Kollross (University of Augsburg)

23 September 2008: Public Lecture "Mathematics of Knots" 14:10-15:10 by Jun Imai (TMU) at the Autumn Meeting of the Japan Mathematical Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology

23-26 June 2008: Workshop on Pluriharmonic maps, meromorphic connections and quantum cohomology , Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

22-23 May 2008: TMU/OCAMI Study Meeting on Mathematics and Computers in Akihabara/Minami-Ohsawa

16-17 May 2008: 45th ENCOUNTER with MATHEMATICS on the McKay correspondence at Chuo University

8-9 March 2008: JSIAM Meeting, Tokyo Metropolitan University. (Includes talks on the Poincare Conjecture, paper folding, and computer software.) Further information in Japanese.

Algebraic and Symplectic Geometry (UK-Japan Winter School 2008, Keio University COE Program) Warwick University, 7-11 January 2008. Main speakers will include Nigel Hitchin (Oxford) and Richard Thomas (Imperial College London).

October 29-31: JAVA AND VISUALIZATION TUTORIAL by Richard Palais (University of California) and Takashi Sakai (Osaka City University). Financial support may be available for students - please contact Martin Guest ( or Takashi Sakai (

Lectures on Kac-Moody Symmetric Spaces by Ernst Heintze (Augsburg) and OCAMI Differential Geometry Workshop on "Finite and Infinite dimensional Lie theoretic methods" at Osaka City University, 1-5 October 2007

Geometry Related to Integrable Systems II Nara International Seminar House, Nara, 29-30 September 2007

RIMS-OCAMI Joint International Workshop RIMS-OCAMI Joint International Workshop on "Geometry Related to Integrable Systems", RIMS, Kyoto University, 25-28 September 2007

Royal Institution Christmas Lectures by Marcus du Sautoy, Bunkyo Civic Hall, 27-28 July 2007. (Held in London December 2006; Information on London lectures)

Workshop on the level sets of integrable systems Keio University, 19-22 June 2007. Foreign speakers will include Yuji Kodama (Ohio State), Barbara Shipman (Texas), Pol Vanhaecke (Poitiers).

British Council Cafe Science at Bunkyo Civic Center, 28 March 2007, 18:30. Chris Budd (University of Bath and Royal Institution, UK) will give a talk for a general audience on the theme "What have mathematicians done for us?". Prof. Budd will also give a lecture series at Keio University on "Geometric integration and its applications", 2-3 April 2007. Provisional abstract: Numerical methods are often designed to give small local errors and do not take account of the broader qualitative features of the problems that they are trying to solve. However in many applications it is precisely these features that are important and we ignore them at our peril. For example, if we are trying to solve a system described by (ordinary or partial) differential equations then we might well be interested in such features as conservation laws, symmetries, orderings and long time asymptotics. Geomteric integration methods take the approach that these are the key features of a system that we would like a numerical method to inherit, and that it is often much better to use a scheme which has a relatively large local error, if it preserves other features of the solution. In this series of lectures I will describe the theory, construction and application of geometric integration schemes, looking at a variety of problems ranging from celestial and molecular dynamics through to weather forecasting and image processing.

Number Theory (UK-Japan Winter School 2007, Keio University COE Program) Cambridge University, 7-10 January 2007.

Ireland-Japan Joint Workshop on Geometry and Dynamical Systems Keio University, 18-20 December 2006

International Workshop on Non-commutativity in Strings, Gravity, and Field Theory Tokyo Metropolitan University, 16-18 November 2006. This workshop follows the 21st Nishinomiya-Yukawa Memorial Symposium on Noncommutative Geometry and Quantum Spacetime in Physics in Nishinomiya, 11-12 November, 2006 and in Kyoto, 13-15 November, 2006.

Mathematical Software Conference at Osaka City University, 18 September 2006. For details see KNOPPIX home page (primarily in Japanese).

LMS Durham Symposium: Methods of Integrable Systems in Geometry Durham (UK), 11 - 21 August 2006. Travel and accommodation information in Japanese. [Please note that the ICM 2006 takes place in Madrid, 22-30 August.]

3D-XplorMath Consortium Meeting, University of California, Irvine (USA), 8-15 July 2006. Photographs from the meeting

Actions of hyperbolic groups on specific manifolds and related topics Tokyo Metropolitan University, 27-28 June 2006. Speakers include J. Parker (Durham), F. Schaffhauser (Paris 6), E. Falbel (Paris 6).

Workshop on symplectic topology Tokyo University, 19-21 June 2006. Speakers include Paul Biran (Tel-Aviv University) and Robert Gompf (University of Texas).

POISSON 2006: Poisson Geometry in Mathematics and Physics, National Olympics Memorial Youth Center, Tokyo, 5-9 June 2006. Preceded by a School on Poisson Geometry, Keio University, 31 May - 2 June, with lecture series given by Pierre Bieliavsky (Leuvain-la-Neuve), Maxim Kontsevich (Bures-sur-Yvette), Eckhard Meinrenken (Toronto), Alan Weinstein(Berkeley), Nguyen Tien Zung (Toulouse).

International Conference on Geometry, Integrable Systems and Visualization Osaka City University Advanced Mathematical Institute (OCAMI), Osaka City University, 26-29 January 2006

Dynamics and Arithmetics (UK-Japan Winter School 2006, Keio University COE Program), Bury St. Edmunds, England, 8-12 January 2006

Non-Linear Methods in Complex Geometry Tokyo Institute of Technology, 11-14 November 2005

Computing Geodesic Curves: Computational Geometry with Maple Tokyo Metropolitan University, 11-12 October 2005. Maple tutorial by Robert Sinclair.

Advanced School and Workshop on Singularities in Geometry and Topology ICTP Trieste, 15 August - 13 September 2005

CMCLab Tutorial Tokyo Metropolitan University, 30 June - 1 July 2005

Summer School on Mathematical and Scientific Visualisation Maubeuge University Centre, 20-23 June 2005. Lecturers: Gudrun ALBRECHT, Jean-Daniel BOISSONNAT, Christian HEGE, Konrad POLTHIER, Luc VRANCKEN.

Integrable Systems, Geometry, and Abelian functions Tokyo Metropolitan University, 26-27 May 2005. Foreign speakers will include Chris Eilbeck, Victor Enolskii, and Emma Previato.

UK-Japan Mathematics Evening at the British Council Centre, Iidabashi 18:00-20:00, 30 March 2005. [Japanese]

Information GeometryTokyo Metropolitan University, 22-23 January 2005 Photos by Ramiro Carrillo

Quantum Cohomology and Mirror Symmetry Day Tokyo Metropolitan University, 21 January 2005. Photos by Ramiro Carrillo

Geometric, spectral, and stochastic analysis (UK-Japan Winter School 2005, Keio University COE Program), Evesham, England, 9-12 January 2005

Winter School on Geometry, Hanoi Institute of Mathematics 13-18 December 2004. Information on the Spect Project

Differential Geometry in Tokyo 2004 Tokyo Institute of Technology 13-16 December 2004

Differential Geometry and Computers, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 26 November 2004. Speakers: M. Haskins, H. Ono, K. Polthier, and J. Sullivan. More details

Integrable Systems, Geometry and Visualisation Kyushu University 19-23 November 2004

Topology of hypersurfaces Tokyo Metropolitan University, 21-24 September 2004

Singularities in geometry and topology Hokkaido University 13-17 September 2004

51st Geometry Symposium Tokyo Metropolitan University 7-10 August 2004

30th ENCOUNTER with MATHEMATICS: Symplectic geometry Chuo University, 5-6 March 2004.

Noncommutative Geometry and Physics 2004 Keio University, 26 February - 3 March 2004.

Differential geometry and information geometry Tokyo Metropolitan University, 20-21 February 2004

Geometry and Analysis towards Quantum Theory (UK-Japan Winter School 2004, Keio University COE Program) University of Durham, 6-9 January 2004.

Recent Developments in Submanifold Geometry Tokyo Metropolitan University, 12-14 December 2003.

Differential Geometry in Tsukuba 2003 Tsukuba International Congress Center, 6-9 December 2003.

Differential Geometry in Tokyo 2003 Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1-4 December 2003.

Workshop on Fundamental Groups and Branched Coverings Tokyo Metropolitan University, 22-26 September 2003 (with information on the 12th MSJ IRI on Singularity Theory, Sapporo, 16-25 September 2003)

Large Convex Bodies and Algebraic Geometry, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 8-12 September 2003 (conference in honour of the retirement of Professor Tadao Oda, Tohoku University). For details please contact Shihoko Ishii,

Geometry of Quantum Theory Waseda University, 11-13 September 2003

50th Geometry Symposium Hokkaido University, 18-21 August 2003

Special seminars on differential geometry of submanifolds and integrable systems, Tokyo Metropolitan University, July 16, 18, and 21. More details.

Differential Geometry of Submanifolds and Integrable Systems Kobe, 10-14 July 2003.

Photographs from K03 Photographs from the Kobe conference (July 2003), by Matthias Weber

Workshop on Quantum Cohomology RIMS Kyoto, 16-19 June 2003.

Geometry and Visualization Tokyo Metropolitan University, 23-25 January 2003

NCTS-NSF Workshop Lecture notes and computer projects are available here from this workshop on diffferential equations, geometry, and visualization (Taiwan, February-March 2003).

Geometry of Quantum Cohomology Tokyo Metropolitan University, 24 November 2000

Integrable Systems in Differential Geometry (9th MSJ International Research Institute) University of Tokyo, 17-21 July 2000