Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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Guido Weiss Memorial Conference On Harmonic Analysis

October 8, 2022 -- October 9, 2022

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Guido Weiss was well-known both nationally and internationally for his research in harmonic analysis and his mentorship of students from around the world. He died on December 25, 2021 after a lengthy illness. In recognition of his many accomplishments and his service for over 50 years as a member of the Mathematics Department of Washington University in St. Louis,

Washington University will host on October 8-9, 2022 a Guido Weiss Memorial Conference on harmonic analysis. The conference's principal speaker will be Professor R. Raphael (Raphy) Coifman. Raphy was a very close friend of Guido's for over 50 years as well as a colleague at Washington University for over 10 years and a co-author with Guido of many highly regarded research papers.

The conference will feature roughly 15 research talks in harmonic analysis. Other conference events will include an overview of Guido's research accomplishments by Rodolfo Torres, a discussion of Guido's prowess as a mentor by Sue Kelly, and a dinner with the Weiss family on the evening of Oct. 8. If an unexpectedly large number of people wish to speak at the conference, some talks will be scheduled for Friday, Oct. 7.

Members of the mathematical community who would like to attend the Memorial Conference should notify the conference organizer, Emeritus Professor Edward Wilson, by e-mail using the address Those who would like to give a research talk are asked to let Professor Wilson know as soon as possible.

Conference Funding

We very recently received word that our NSF grant proposal for the Oct. 8-9 Guido Weiss Memorial Conference on Harmonic Analysis will be funded. Professor Brett Wick wrote the proposal and deserves all of the credit for its success. The grant funds will be used to provide at least partial coverage of Conference travel and living expenses for young mathematicians (graduate students, post-docs, junior faculty) who wish to attend the conference. Those who wish to apply for funding should send an e-mail to Edward Wilson and Brett Wick giving the date (or expected date) of their Ph.D. conferral, name of their dissertation advisor, a one paragraph dissertation abstract, and an estimate of their Conference expenses.

Classroom for Conference

All of the Conference talks will be given in Crow 201, a large classroom in Crow Hall, the physics building. This room is fully equipped with videotaping and projection equipment. It seats roughly 200 people and has good sight lines so we will be able to accommodate seating on an every-other- chair basis. Throughout the day on Oct. 8 and 9, coffee will be available either at the back of Crow 201 or in the Mathematics Department Lounge. Crow Hall is located just a few steps from the back door of Cupples I, the mathematics building.

Washington University in St. Louis
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Campux Box 1146
St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 935-6760   FAX: (314) 935-6839.