


S. Bloch  J.P. Bourguignon  R. Bryant 
J. Cheeger  S. Cherkis  T. Colding 
D. Dugger  E. Friedlander  H. Gillet 
H. Gluck  P. Griffiths  M. Gromov 
R. Harvey  D. Hoffman  P. LimaFilho 
R. MacPherson  W. Meeks  W. Minicozzi 
R. Osserman  G. Papadopoulos  M. Rocek 
J. Rosenberg  R. Schoen  I. Singer 
G. Tian  C. Vafa 
Progress in the study of minimal varieties has had a profound impact on numerous areas of geometry and physics. This conference will bring together mathematicians and physicists working on minimal varieties and their applications.
The conference will have four main themes:
There will be three minicourses:
If you expect to attend this conference, please fill out the registration form.
We expect to have some funds to support a number of participants, particularly graduate students and postdocs. You can apply for support on the web registration form or by sending email to varieties@math.sunysb.edu. In order to give full consideration to your request, you should apply as soon as possible. If you do so, please provide us with your curriculum vitae. Applications of graduate students and postdocs should be backed by one letter of recommendation. We look forward to seeing you in Stony Brook.
Contact Addresses:  Varieties Department of Mathematics SUNY at Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA Email: varieties@math.sunysb.edu Fax: (631) 6327631 c/o Varieties 
This event is sponsored by the James H. Simons MathPhysics Endowment and the National Science Foundation. 
The fourended surface was discovered by Michael Callahan, David Hoffman and Bill Meeks. The image displayed above was created by James T. Hoffman. 
The State University of New York at Stony Brook is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity educator and employer. 