Over the past 5 years there have been major developments in the analytic techniques of Hamiltonian mechanics and their applications to partial differential equations and other infinite dimensional dynamical systems. These advances have engendered a shift in focus from the basic questions in the theory of partial differential equations of existence and uniqueness to more global questions regarding the structure of equations and their flows in infinite dimensional phase space.
The objective of this meeting is to bring together international experts in the field with the aim of bringing to the fore the current problems in the area and engendering international collaboration. The set of contributors to the subject is very broadly international, including prominent mathematicians and involving many research groups in Europe (notably France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the UK) as well as strong groups in several centres in the USA. Despite the activity in the field, there have been relatively few meetings on international stature focussing on recent developments.
The meeting is planned as a workshop to maximise the opportunity for fruitful interaction of the participants.
The organisers are keen to ensure that the results of the meeting will reach all workers in the field and plan to release the results as soon as possible in electronic format as well as book form at a later date.