KUMUNU-ISU Conference on PDE, Dynamical Systems, and Applications 2020

Originally scheduled at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on April 25-26, 2020, this conference has been postponed until Spring 2021 due to current health concerns. Revised details are forthcoming.

KUMUNU-ISU (named for its participating institutions: the University of Kansas, University of Missouri–Columbia, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and Iowa State University) is an annual mathematics conference in the Great Plains region. The 2020 KUMUNU-ISU Conference will be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April 25-26, in conjunction with the Howard Rowlee Lecture. The 2020 Rowlee Lecture will be given on Friday, April 24, by Professor Edriss Titi of the University of Cambridge. During the subsequent weekend, the KUMUNU-ISU Conference will bring together eminent and junior researchers to discuss recent advances in theoretical and numerical analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs).


All Conference attendees must register online by March 27, 2020. The Conference registration fee will be $25 for students/postdocs and $35 for faculty.
This goes toward the banquet on Saturday night, as well as refreshments throughout the conference.

The fee can be paid at the time of registration (preferred) by mailing a CHECK (to "University of Nebraska - Lincoln") to:

UNL Department of Mathematics
Attn: Marilyn Johnson
203 Avery Hall
PO Box 880130
Lincoln, NE 68588-0130

Alternatively, the fee can be paid on site at the time of check-in, CASH or CHECK only. We are not able to process credit cards.


Financial Support

This Conference is generously supported by the National Science Foundation grant DMS-1948942.

There will be limited funds available to partially defray travel and lodging expenses of Conference Participants, especially Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Early Career Mathematicians. These funds will be given out on a rolling basis, with preference given to more junior mathematicians.

In order to qualify for reimbursement, please make sure to carefully read and complete the TRAVEL AND LODGING Section of the online registration form by March 27, 2020. Travel funds will be distributed AFTER paying hotel expenses.

Requests will be reviewed and awards made following the conference. If your attendance at the conference is dependent upon travel support from the conference funds, please email George Avalos prior to booking your flight.

Any Student or Postdoc who is requesting support should also send the local organizer George Avalos a brief email which explains the relevance of the Conference to her or his area of research.

Plenary Speakers

  • Suzanne Lenhart
    University of Tennessee
  • Michael Renardy
    Virginia Tech
  • Edriss Titi
    University of Cambridge

Other Invited Speakers

  • Hakima Bessaih
    University of Wyoming
  • Elizabeth Carlson
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Hongqiu Chen
    University of Memphis
  • Aslihan Demirkaya
    University of Hartford
  • Matthias Eller
    Georgetown University
  • Scott Hansen
    Iowa State University
  • Weiwei Hu
    University of Georgia
  • Ning Ju
    Oklahoma State University
  • Zhiwu Liu
    Georgia Tech
  • Tetyana Malysheva
    University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
  • Dionyssis Mantzavinos
    University of Kansas
  • Petronela Radu
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Leo Rebholz
    Clemson University
  • Gieri Simonett
    Vanderbilt University

Schedule and Abstracts

Schedule and abstracts are forthcoming.

Poster Session

In addition to the invited and plenary lectures, there will be a Poster Session, to be held on Saturday 6:15-7:30 pm, in Nebraska Union, Heritage Room. Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Assistant Professors who would like to present a poster are encouraged to apply. (In particular, those Young Career Mathematicians who are receiving travel support will be very strongly encouraged to give a poster presentation.) Please make sure that you select the YES box in the POSTER SESSION section of the online registration form and subsequently submit a title and abstract.


The Rowlee Lecture and all talks will take place in Avery Hall, Room 115. The Poster Session and Conference Dinner will be in Nebraska Union, Heritage and Regency rooms respectively.
View the map of the surrounding area and the list of nearby restaurants.

Air Travel

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is accessible from the Lincoln Municipal Airport (LNK), located approximately 4 miles from the UNL and the Graudate Hotel, and the Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA), which is about 1 hour away.

International participants should book their tickets with a US Airline or an airline of a country that has an air travel agreement with the US. See the Fly America Act and the list of the Open Skies Agreements.

There are shuttle services that will transport you from Omaha Eppley Airport to the Embassy Suites Lincoln: Leisure Limousine and OmaLink . The cost of a roundtrip can vary, but be prepared to pay $170 for a roundtrip.

If you arrive at Lincoln Airport, then you can request a shuttle directly from the hotel. Call 402-475-4011 once you've landed. Uber is also available.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Graduate Hotel, Lincoln. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 402-475-4011, and requesting "in-house reservations". To be eligible for reimbursement, guests must identify themselves as part of the MATH PDE group. Reservations must be made by March 27, 2020.
Lodging costs for Friday and Saturday nights will be direct billed to the conference funds. We are unable to cover rooms Thursday and Sunday nights, as well as incidental costs at the hotel (room service, parking, movies, etc.)

KUMUNU-ISU Organizers

George Avalos (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Pelin Guven Geredeli (Iowa State University)

Mat Johnson (University of Kansas)

Yuri Latushkin (University of Missouri)

Milena Stanislavova (University of Kansas)

Samuel Walsh (University of Missouri)

Marilyn Johnson (University of Nebraska - Lincoln), Research and Graduate Programs Coordinator

Paula Egging (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

For information about this meeting, please contact the local organizer:
George Avalos.