## Announcement of the 2005 NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conferences in the Mathematical Sciences

The National Science Foundation has funded three NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conferences to be held during the spring and summer of 2005. These three will bring to 302 the total number of such conferences since the NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conference Series began in 1969.

These conferences are intended to stimulate interest and activity in mathematical research. Each five day conference features a distinguished lecturer who delivers ten lectures on a topic of important current research in one sharply focused area of the mathematical sciences. The lecturer subsequently prepares an expository monograph based upon these lectures, which is normally published as a part of a regional conference series. Depending upon the conference topic, the monograph is published by the American Mathematical Society, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, or jointly by the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

Support for about 30 participants is provided and the conference organizer invites both established researchers and interested newcomers, including postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, to attend.

Information about an individual conference may be obtained by contacting the conference organizers. Information about the series and guidelines for submitting proposals for future conferences are found in the Call for Proposals for the 2006 NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conferences. Questions should be directed to:

CBMS

1529 18th St. NW

Washington DC 20036-1385

(202) 293-1170

Fax: (202) 293-3412

Email: rosier@math.georgetown.edu or kolbe@math.georgetown.edu.

For more information visit the CBMS website at: http://www.cbmsweb.org.

### 2005 NSF-CBMS Conferences

**New Perspectives for Boundary Value Problems **
May 16-20

University of Texas - Pan American

Athanassios Fokas, lecturer

Organizers: Lokenath Debnath and Andras Balogh, 956-381-3459,

debnathl@utpa.edu 956-381-2119 and

abalogh@utpa.edu http://www.math.panam.edu/cbms2005.html.

**Nonlinear Dispersive and Wave Equations**

June 13-18

New Mexico State University

Terence Tao, lecturer

Organizers: Joseph Lakey, 505-646-2417, jlakey@nmsu.edu; Tiziana Giorgi, 505-646-2323, tgiorgi@nmsu.edu; Cristina Pereyra, 505-277-4147, crisp@math.unm.edu; Adam Sikora, 505-646-6269, asikora@nmsu.edu; Robert Smits, 505-646-2884, rsmits@nmsu.edu, http://www.math.nmsu.edu/~jlakey/cbms.html.

**Algebraic and Topological Combinatorics of Ordered Sets **

August 8-12

San Francisco State University

Anders Björner, lecturer

Organizers: Joseph Gubeladze and Serkan Hosten, 415-338-7722, soso@math.sfsu.edu (Gubeladze); 415-338-7723, serkan@math.sfsu.edu (Hosten);
http://math.sfsu.edu/gubeladze/cbms.html.