SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

January 23, 2018

THE FIELDS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

July-December 2014
Thematic Program on
Variational Problems in Physics, Economics and Geometry


October 6-10
CONFERENCE ON NONLINEARITY, TRANSPORT, PHYSICS, AND PATTERNS
Organizing Committee
Luigi Ambrosio (Pisa)
Bob Jerrard (Toronto)
Felix Otto (Leipzig)

Mary Pugh (Toronto)
Robert Seiringer (Montreal)


SPEAKER ABSTRACTS

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Amandine Aftalion (Laboratoire de mathmatiques de Versailles )
Lia Bronsard (McMaster University)
Rustum Choksi (McGill University)
Gero Friesecke (Technische Universität München)
Alessandro Giuliani (Roma Tre University)
Radu Ignat (University of Toulouse)
Ansgar Jüngel (Vienna University of Technology)
Boris Khesin (University of Toronto)
Elliott Lieb (Princeton University)
Mathieu Lewin (Cergy-Pontoise)
Michael Loss (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Jianfeng Lu (Duke University)
Christof Melcher (RWTH Aachen University)
Cyrill Muratov (New Jersey Institute of Tehnology)
Etienne Sandier (Université Paris 12 )
Giuseppe Savare (Universita' di Pavia)
I.M. Sigal (Univeristy of Toronto)

* awaiting confirmation

 

Monday, October 6

9:30-10:00

Coffee and Registration

10:00-10:10

Welcome

10:10-11:00

Gero Friesecke (Technische Universität München) (Slides)
Scaling limits of density functional theory: cross-over from from mean field theory to optimal transport

11:10-12:00

Michael Loss (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Kac particles interacting with a thermal reservoir

12:10-2:00

Lunch break

2:10-3:00

Jianfeng Lu (Duke University)
Nonexistence of minimizers to some variational principles with nonlocal repulsive interactions

3:00-3:30

Tea break
3:30-3:55
Lukas Doering (Max Planck Institute for Mathematical Sciences) (Slides)
Reduced models for domain walls in soft ferromagnetic films

4:10-5:00

Cyrill Muratov (New Jersey Institute of Tehnology)
Low density phases in a uniformly charged liquid with homogeneous neutralizing background

5:00

Reception

Tuesday, October 7

9:10-10:00

Christof Melcher (RWTH Aachen University)
Topological solitons in chiral magnetism

9:55-10:10

Coffee break

10:10-11:00

Radu Ignat (University of Toulouse)
Pattern formation in micromagnetics

11:05-1:05

Lunch break

1:30-1:55

Michael Cullen (Met Office)
Free upper boundary value problems for the semi-geostrophic equations

2:10-3:00

I.M. Sigal (University of Toronto) (Slides)
Singularity formation in the mean curvature flow

3:00-3:30

Tea break
3:30-3:55
Cy Maor (Hebrew University) (Slides)
The emergence of torsion in the continuum limit of distributed dislocations

4:00-4:25

Malte Kampschulte (RWTH-Aachen University) (Slides)
Gradient flows in the framework of Cartesian Currents

4:30-4:55

Marc Sedjro (RWTH-Aachen University) (Slides)
On the Almost Axisymmetric Flows
Wednesday, October 8

9:10-10:00

Etienne Sandier (Université Paris 12 Val de Marne)

10:00-10:10

Coffee break

10:10-11:00

Elliott Lieb (Princeton University) (Slides)
Indirect Coulomb Energy with Gradient Correction

Thursday, October 9

10:10-11:00

Ansgar Jüngel (Vienna University of Technology) (Slides)
Discrete entropy methods for nonlinear diffusive evolution equations

11:10-12:00

Rustum Choksi (McGill University)
Self-Assembly: Variational models, Energy Landscapes, and Metastability

12:20-2:00

Lunch

2:10-3:00

Boris Khesin (University of Toronto)
KAM theory and the 3D Euler equation

3:00-3:30

Tea break
3:30-3:55
Stefanella Boatto (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
N-vortex and N-body dynamics on closed surfaces : a common point of view

4:00-4:25

Michiel Renger (Waierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics)
Connecting Particle Systems to entropy-driven gradient flows
Friday, October 10
9:10-10:00
Alessandro Giuliani (Roma Tre University) (Slides)
Height fluctuations in interacting dimers
10:10-11:00
Lia Bronsard (McMaster University)
11:00-11:30
Coffee Break
11:30-12:20

Mathieu Lewin (Cergy-Pontoise)
Derivation of nonlinear Gibbs measures from many-body quantum mechanics


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