**CONFERENCE**

**The 8th Whitney Problems Workshop****October 19 - 23, 2015**
Motivated by boundary value problems for partial differential equations, classical trace and extension theorems characterize traces of spaces of generalized smoothness such as Sobolev and Besov to smooth submanifolds of Euclidean space. The subject originated from Hassler Whitney seminal papers of 1934, which deal with the following problem: given a real function on an arbitrary subset of Euclidean space, determine whether it is extendible to a function of a prescribed smoothness on the entire space.
Whitney developed important analytic and geometric techniques that allowed him to solve this problem for functions defined on subsets of the real line to be extended to m-times continuously differentiable functions on the entire real line. He also formulated and solved similar problems related to jets of functions defined on a subset of Euclidean space in any dimension. In the decades since Whitney's seminal work, fundamental progress was made by Georges Glaeser, Yuri Brudnyi, Pavel Shvartsman, Edward Bierstone, Pierre Milman, Wieslaw Pawlucki, and Charlie Fefferman. It is natural also to consider similar extension and trace problems for functions in Sobolev spaces. These results are at a much earlier stage, though there has been significant progress of late. Another problem is to find the Lipschitz constant associated to m-jets. The objective of the program is bringing together an international group of experts in the areas of function theory and functional and geometric analysis to report on and discuss recent progress and open problems in the area of Whitney type problems. |
Scientific CommitteeAlex Brudnyi (University of Calgary) Charles Fefferman (Princeton University) Erwan Le Gruyer (IRMAR et INSA de Rennes) Pavel Shvartsman (Technion, Israel Institute of Technology) Nahum Zobin (College of William and Mary, Williamsburg) Organizing CommitteeMatthew Hirn (ENS Paris) Erwan Le Gruyer (IRMAR et INSA de Rennes) Andreea Nicoara (University of Pennsylvania) Speakers- Alex Brudnyi (University of Calgary)
On Bernstein Classes of Well Approximable Maps On the Sundberg Approximation Theorem - Aris Daniilidis (University of Chile)
The convex paradigm in optimization: dynamical considerations- Thibaut Deheuvels (ENS Rennes)
A transmission problem across a fractal interface- Charles Fefferman (Princeton University)
Whitney problems survey Whitney problems and real algebraic geometry - Ariel Herbert-Voss (University of Utah), Matthew Hirn (ENS Paris), Frederick McCollum (New York University)
Computing minimal interpolants in C1,1(Rd) - Ritva Hurri-Syrjanen (University of Helsinki)
On the (q, p)-Poincaré inequality, when q < p - Lizaveta Ihnatsyeva (University of Jyvaskyla)
Measure density and extension of Besov and Triebel– Lizorkin functions - Arie Israel (University of Texas, Austin)
Interpolation of data in Sobolev spaces - Nikos Katzourakis (University of Reading)
Vectorial Calculus of Variations in L infinity and generalised solutions for fully nonlinear PDE systems- Krzysztof Kurdyka (Université Savoie Mont Blanc)
Curve-rational functions - Erwan Le Gruyer (IRMAR et INSA de Rennes)
Extremal Extension for $m$-jets of one variable with range in a Hilbert space- Fernando Lopez Garcia (University of California, Riverside)
A decomposition of functions and weighted Korn in- equality on John domains - Kevin Garving Luli (University of California, Davis)
Interpolation by Nonnegative Functions - Andreea Nicoara (University of Pennsylvania)
Direct proof of termination of the Kohn algorithm in the real-analytic case- Wieslaw Pawlucki (Jagiellonian University)
Ck -extendability criterion for functions on a closed set defin- able in any polynomially bounded o-minimal structure - Rafał Pierzchała (Jagiellonian University)
Markov-type inequalities - Pavel Shvartsman (Technion, Israel Institute of Technology)
A Whitney-type extension theorem for jets generated by Sobolev functions - Ignacio Uriarte-Tuero (Michigan State University)
Two weight norm inequalities for singular and fractional integral operators in Rn - Dimitri Yafaev (Université de Rennes)
Rational approximation of singular functions - Nahum Zobin (College of William and Mary, Williamsburg)
Some duality considerations in Whitney problems |