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Thursday 2nd March 2017 to Friday 3rd March 2017

Isaac Newton Institute

United Kingdom

Check here to register now via the Isaac Database. If you have not utilised the Isaac Software before, you will be required to create an account first, before registering. If you have any troubles please contact Lissie Hope or Megan Saunders who will assist you with the registration process.


The aim of this informal meeting is to bring together friends, colleagues and associates of Joseph ‘Joe’ Keller, and all other interested researchers, to honour his memory and to acknowledge his legacy and the support he offered all applied mathematicians stretching over many decades. The meeting is aimed primarily at scientists residing outside the USA, so that we have an opportunity to pay fitting tribute to Joe and his mathematics.  We especially welcome early career participants.


It is fair to say that Joe Keller was the most influential applied mathematician residing in the West over the second half of the 20th Century. He published over 400 articles since his first appeared in 1947 – his originality, creativity, mathematical dexterity and physical insight shine through in all of these works. He remained as alert and passionate about research in later years as he did when leading the legendary Courant Institute Group in the 1950/60s. Perhaps the most significant aspect of Joe’s professional life was the sheer number of people who worked with him or who were influenced directly by his efforts. He was selfless in offering his ideas and energies to benefit both youngsters and established researchers, and was always encouraging and enthusiastic when sitting through lectures given by students!



The Programme will start with a buffet lunch at 12 noon on Thursday 2 March 2017 and finish early afternoon on Friday 3 March 2017. There will be a range of talks including reminiscences and research presentations summarising areas of Joe's work or how they shaped the speakers’ thinking.
The event will be entertaining, informal and with as wide a range of topics as possible to span Joe’s vast research output. We aim to allow typically 20-25 minutes for a research talk and a shorter time for reminiscences (approximately 10-15 minutes).

Dinner and Accommodation

A college dinner has been arranged for the evening of Thursday 2 March 2017. If you would like to attend, please email Lissie Hope with your acceptance and any specific dietary requirements.

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at a local hotel - Arundel House Hotel. The rate is £85.00 per room per night on a bed and breakfast basis. If you would like to reserve a room overnight, please contact Lissie Hope. Rooms will be booked on first come first serve basis

Charges and Funding

Participants are expected to pay for their own travel, dinner and accommodation. Funding has been obtained to assist and support students with these costs. Please detail the required funding on your application form when you register, we will then contact you with the level of funding that we will be able to offer. Please note, funding is limited and will be distributed on a first come first served basis.
We would be grateful if you could pass the details of this event to others who will be interested in attending. We are also keen to attract postdoctoral researchers and PhD students to the meeting, so that they can learn about Joe and his work and hence keep his memory alive. Note that, we are seeking to obtain external funding for the event so that we can offer limited support to those who don't have travel/conference funds.

Registration and Venue

To register, please use this link. If you have not utilised the Isaac Software before, you will be required to create an account first, before registering. If you have any troubles please contact Lissie Hope or Megan Saunders you will assist you with the registration process.

The event will take place at the Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge. Limited car parking is available on site on a first come first serve basis.