PIMS Mini-workshop on calculus of variations and partial differential equations around the work of Alessio Figalli

  • Start Date: 02/08/2019
  • End Date: 02/09/2019

University of British Columbia


Calculus of variations and partial differential equations have been seeing great progress over the last decade, and some of the most important driving forces in these developments are optimal transport and free boundary theories. The recent Fields medalist, Alessio Figalli, has made groundbreaking results in these directions, and it is worth to bring a few leading researchers in these areas, to discuss the state of the art and the future directions, especially to inspire young researchers in the PIMS community.



Confirmed Speakers

Alessio Figalli, ETH Zurich  

Francesco Maggi, UTexas at Austin

Robert McCann, UToronto

Ovidiu Savin, ColumbiaU

Yannick Sire, Johns Hopkins University



Workshop Schedule 

Friday February 8: Location: ESB 2012

3:00pm- 3:30pm: Light Reception at PIMS Lounge, ESB 4133 

3:30pm- 4:30pm: PIMS -UBC Math Distinguished Colloquium with A. Figalli

5:00pm- 6:00pm: Talk 2 (Speaker TBC)


Saturday February 9: Location, MATH 102

Talks at 9am, speakers TBC 





Alessio Figalli's colloquium (Friday Feb 8th, 4:30pm) will be available via webcast here


Young-Heon Kim, UBC
Jun-Cheng Wei, UBC

Other Information: 


Registration for this event is free but mandatory. Please sign up through the link below so that the organizers can prepare adequately. Registration deadline: Feb 4, 2019



Friday February 8: Earth Sciences Building, Room 2012

Saturday February 9: MATH 102



A few options are available for out-of town particpants: