Fifty Years of Hearing Drums:

Spectral Geometry and the Legacy of Mark Kac

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the classical paper of Mark Kac,

"Can one hear the shape of a drum?",
American Mathematical Monthly 73 (1966), 1-23.

  Centennial of Mark Kac 1914-2014

To celebrate this anniversary we are organizing a mathematical conference to be held in the Campus San Joaquín of the P. Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile from Monday May 16 through Friday May 20, 2016.

This conference is sponsored by the "Nucleo Milenio de Fisica Matematica", Santiago, Chile.

The conference website is

Contact: Rafael Benguria (rbenguri at