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Online Conference in honor of Professor Alfonso Castro on the occasion of his 70th birthday

Watch it 23 October 2020

Alfonso Castro, PhD, McAlister Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, specializes in applied mathematics, differential equations and nonlinear functional analysis. Castro’s research areas include partial differential equations (including semilinear equations with discrete spectrum), variational methods, inverse-function theorems and water waves (solitons).

Castro is the co-founder and managing editor of the Electronic Journal of Differential Equations, a pioneering journal in paperless publication that publishes in excess of 150 research papers per year, accessible free of charge via the Internet.

The Colombian Mathematical Society awarded Alfonso Castro its 2013 National Mathematics Prize on July 17, during the 19th Colombian Mathematics Congress, in recognition of his contributions to the development of mathematics in Colombia.

Castro is a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. He has served the AMS in several capacities, including the chairing of the Human Rights Committee.

Main speakers: Djairo de Figueiredo, U. of Campinas (UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil); Bernhard Ruf, Università degli Studi di Milano (Milan, Italy); Manuel del Pino (University of Bath, England);
Peter Bates, Minnesota State U. (USA); Ratnasingham Shivaji, U. of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG, USA)

Short interventions: Rosa María Pardo San Gil, U. Complutense de Madrid (Spain); John M. Neuberger, Northern Arizona State U. (USA); Pablo Amster, U. de Buenos Aires (UBA, Argentina); Jaime Navarro, U. Autónoma Metropolitana (Mexico); José Francisco Caicedo, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Bogotá; Sigifredo Herrón, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Medellín

Date and time: Friday, 23 October 2020, 10:30-13:30 Colombian time (15:00-18:30 UTC)

Venue: Online. The event will be held on Google Meet. If you are interested in this conference, please send an e-mail to You will receive the connection link a few days before the event.

Further information: website of the event; Jorge Cossio,

(sent by Prof. Sigifredo Herrón)

[Boletín SIUN 507, 8/9 de octubre de 2020]

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