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International Conference on Special Functions in the 21st Century: Theory and Applications


The conference will provide a forum for the exchange of expertise, experience and insights among world leaders in the subject of special functions. Participants will include expert authors, editors and validators of the recently published NIST Handbook of Mathematical Functions and Digital Library of Mathematical Functions (DLMF). It will also provide an opportunity for DLMF users to interact with its creators and to explore potential areas of fruitful future developments.

Special Recognition of Professor Frank W. J. Olver. This conference is dedicated to Professor Olver in light of his seminal contributions to the advancement of special functions, especially in the area of asymptotic analysis and as Mathematics Editor of the DLMF.

Plenary Speakers

Richard Askey, University of Wisconsin
Michael Berry, University of Bristol
Nalini Joshi, University of Sydney, Australia
Leonard Maximon, George Washington University
William Reinhardt, University of Washington

Roderick Wong, City University of Hong Kong

Call for Contributed Talks (25 Minutes)

Abstracts may be submitted to Daniel.Lozier@nist.gov until March 15, 2011.

Financial Assistance. Courtesy of SIAM, limited travel support is available for US-based postdoc and early career researchers. Courtesy of City University of Hong Kong and NIST, partial support for others is available in cases of need. Submit all requests for financial assistance to Daniel.Lozier@nist.gov.

Organizing Committee. Daniel Lozier, NIST Gaithersburg, Maryland; Adri Olde Daalhuis, University of Edinburgh; Nico Temme, CWI, Amsterdam; Roderick Wong, City University of Hong Kong.

Conference Web site:



Start Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011
End Date: Friday, April 8, 2011
Location: Washington, DC
Audience: Industry, Government, Academia
Format: Conference


Refreshments are supplied courtesy of University of Maryland.

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Registration Fee: $120

Registration Contact:

Dr. Daniel W. Lozier (lozier@nist.gov)


Renaissance Washington Dupont Circle Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037 USA. Phone: 1-888-236-2427 or 1-202-775-0800. Ask for the NIST-DLMF Meeting Apr2011 rate of $259, available until March 15.

Technical Contact:

Dr. Daniel W. Lozier (lozier@nist.gov)