Workshop on - Asymptotic analysis in the calculus of variations and PDEs
- Start Date: 07/06/2009
- End Date: 07/10/2009
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University of British Columbia
PIMS/Accelerate Canada Summer School in PDE: Asymptotic analysis in the calculus of variations and PDEs
Short description: Concentration phenomena and quenching are closely related with loss of compactness in various important nonlinear PDEs and evolution equations. They have been appearing in many different areas. Sometimes they appear for physical reasons : for instance in the forms such as vortices in Ginzburg-Landau equations, spike-layers in biological diffusions, etc. Sometimes, they are precisely studied to show that they do not appear. This leads to compactness results, which themselves permit to handle existence results : this is the case for many problems coming from geometry. This workshop will focus on the up-to-date advances in these phenomena and the variational methods involved. It will emphasize on the following directions :
* understanding the pattern formations of singularities in some physical models such as vortices in Ginzburg-Landau equations, spike-layers in biological diffusions, ...
* blow-up analysis for some elliptic type equations arising for instance in geometrical and physical problems in order to get compactness results and thus existence and multiplicity results for these equations : mean field equation, Toda system, mean curvature equation, Schrodinger equation, ...
* construction of examples of solutions of elliptic equations by gluing some scale-invariant solutions of a similar model equation together. This is in some sense the (more recent) counter-part of the previous item.
* multi-scale analysis for studying material instabilities such as formation of defects in crystalline materials, development of fractures, ... This requires asymptotic analysis (via for instance the gamma- convergence theory) of some functionals with respect to different regimes of some small parameters. The aim is to make mathematicians from these close but different subjects interact and share some knowledge and techniques.
Peter Bella, Courant
Katarina Bellova, Courant
Mykhailo Bilogliadov, Indiana
Tiancong Chen, Notre Dame
Andres Contreras, Indiana
Marina Danilina, Russia Finance Acad.
Gung-Min Gie, Indiana
Scott Greenhalgh, Guelph
Makram Hamouda, Indiana
Ryan Hynd, Berkeley
Rym Jrad, Victoria
Young-Heon Kim, UBC
Paul Laurain, ENS-Lyon
Nam Le, Columbia
Stefan Le Coz, Sissa
Lu Li, Minnesota
Baoping Liu, Berkeley
Andre Ludwig, Freiburg
Marco Morandotti, Sissa
Indrani Rao, U. N. Carolina
Michiel Renger, Eindhoven
Nicolas Reichert, Princeton
Nioclas Rougerie, Paris 6
Armin Schikorra, Aachen
Emanuele Spadaro, Zurich
Ihsan Topaloglu, Indiana
Yves van Gennip
Jerome Vetois, Cergy-Pontoise
Hem Wadhar, UCLA
Yuen Au Yeung
Xiangwen Zhang, McGill
Ian Zwiers, Toronto
R. Choksi (SFU)
O. Druet (CNRS, ENS Lyon and PIMS).
PIMS has reserved a limited number of rooms, at special rates, on campus that are available to workshop participants on a first-come-first-served basis during the PDE Thematic Summer.
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