The first Workshop on Geometric Evolution Equations was held in the National
Center for Theoretical Sciences at National Tsing Hua University in Hsinchu, Tai-
wan from July 15 to August 14, 2002. It was a fun and exciting conference and we
hope that the papers in this volume will convey some of the spirit of the confer-
ence. There are 14 papers contained in this volume on various topics in geometric
evolution equations and related fields. These topics range from the minimal surface
equation, mean curvature flow, harmonic map flow, Calabi flow, Ricci flow (includ-
ing a numerical study), Kahler-Ricci flow, function theory on Kahler manifolds,
flows of plane curves, convexity estimates, and the Christoffel-Minkowski problem.
The organizers would like to express their gratitude to NCTS staff members
Wendy Huang, Vickey Sun, and Chia-Yu Twu for all of their help related to the
workshop. We are indebted to Professor Dong-Ho Tsai for his help in making local
arrangements. We also would like to thank Professors Jing Yu and Shing-Thng Yau
for their support of the program. Thanks to Edward Dunne, Jennifer Sharp, and
Christine Thivierge at the AMS for all of their assistance and encouragement in
making the publication of this volume possible. We are grateful to the NCTS and
Acer Foundation for their financial support of the workshop.
B.C. would like to thank Classic Dimension for encouragement and support.
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