Summary: Special Functions
in the 21st
Theory & Applications
April 68, 2011
Objectives. 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 con-
tributions to the advancement of special functions, especially in the area of
asymptotic analysis and as Mathematics Editor of the DLMF.
Richard Askey, University of Wisconsin
Michael Berry, University of Bristol
Percy Deift, New York University