86th PDE Conference
The 86th Midwest Partial Differential Equations (PDE) Seminar will be held October 15th-16th, 2022 on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.
The Midwest PDE Seminar has run semi-annually since 1977.
For information on past meetings, see here


Lorena Bociu (NCSU) 

Kiril Datchev (Purdue)  

Max Engelstein (Minnesota)

Vera Mikyoung Hur (UIUC) 

Jason Murphy (Missouri S&T)

Sijue Wu (Michigan)

Zihui Zhao (Chicago)

Maciej Zworski (Berkeley)


Limited funds are available to reimburse local expenses and partial travel for graduate students, postdocs, and early career researchers without external support. 

These will be allocated on a rolling basis, so please register early if you will be requesting support.  The deadline for full consideration is September 1st, 2022.

For questions, please contact Tanya Christiansen or Samuel Walsh


Saturday October 15th
Time Event Location
9:00AM-9:30AM Coffee and Registration Strickland 209
9:30AM-10:20AM Sijue Wu [abstract] Strickland 210
10:30AM-11:20AM Lorena Bociu [abstract] Strickland 210
11:30AM-12:30PM Kiril Datchev [abstract] Strickland 210
12:30PM-2:00PM Lunch Break  
2:00PM-2:50PM Zihui Zhao [abstract] Strickland 210
3:00PM-3:50PM Maciej Zworski [abstract] Strickland 210
4:30PM-6:00PM Poster Session and Reception [abstracts]  Stotler Lounge II/III in Memorial Union


Sunday October 16th
Time Event Location
9:30AM-10:20AM Vera Hur [abstract] Strickland 210
10:30AM-11:00AM Coffee Break Strickland 209
11:00AM-11:50AM Jason Murphy [abstract] Strickland 210
12:00PM-12:50PM Max Engelstein [abstract]  Strickland 210

A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees, please use the link below which will automatically identify you as a participant:

Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia (at the University of Missouri)

1225 Fellow's Place Boulevard Columbia, Missouri 65201

Please indicate to them that you are affiliated with the Midwest PDE Seminar when reserving your room. 

There are three possible airports to fly into in order to get to Columbia. 

  • Columbia Regional Airport (roughly 12 miles).  This airport has limited service (direct flights only to Chicago and Dallas) and flights tend to sell out (or get expensive), so it is best to book early.
  • St Louis airport (about 112 miles).
  • Kansas City airport (about 145 miles). 

You can rent a car at both STL and KC airports.  For STL, another option is to take the MO-X van service (Currently $145 for roundtrip door to door service.)

Campus Information

The conference will be held on campus in Strickland Hall, on the corner of Rollins and Missouri Avenue, which is approximately one mile from the Hampton Inn on Stadium.

There are several parking garages nearby on campus. The closest lot is CG18 which is directly across Rollins from Strickland and adjacent to the Math Department; Turner Parking Garage is a five minute walk away. Parking is open and free on Saturday and Sunday. A detailed guide can be found here.

MU is a member the eduroam network. If you are visiting from another eduroam institution you can use your eduroam login on campus. Please consult your technical department to setup your account before leaving. There is also a visitor WiFi network; login credentials will be given to participants during registration.

Around Columbia

Downtown Columbia features a number of very nice restaurants, cafes, and shops. Many of these are found along 9th Street, about a 10 minute walk north from the Math Department, and along Broadway Avenue. Local favorites for lunch include Cafe Poland, Pizza TreeSagua La Grande Cuban Cafe, Sake, Shakespeare's Pizza, and Uprise Bakery.  There are also some quick options in the MU Student Center.  See the map above for more information and suggestions.  A map of the campus and downtown area with parking information and restaurants can be found here.

There is also an extensive system of trails for hiking, running, and biking. The MKT trail can be accessed just west of the campus.

The area around MU is quite walkable, but to get to some hotels it may be necessary to drive or take a bus. Columbia has a fairly comprehensive public transportation system called Go COMO. All buses are free to ride. Please see the site for route information.



To provide all participants the opportunity to benefit from the event, the MWPDE Seminar and the University of Missouri-Columbia are committed to providing a harassment-free environment.  Behavior such as 

  • harassment or intimidation based on race, religion, or other group status;
  • sexual harassment or intimidation, including unwelcome sexual attention, stalking (physical or virtual), or unsolicited physical contact; and
  • yelling at or threatening speakers (verbally or physically)

will not be tolerated.