Hausdorff School: “Diffusive Systems Part II”

Dates: April 4 - 8, 2022

Venue: Lipschitz-Saal (Endenicher Allee 60, Bonn)

Organizers: Esther Daus (TU Vienna), Annalisa Iuorio (University of Vienna), Cinzia Soresina (University of Graz)

A large amount of real-life phenomena - spread through chemistry, ecology, and biology - can be mathematically described by means of diffusive systems such as reaction-diffusion systems with linear or nonlinear diffusion, nonlocal diffusion, and cross-diffusion systems. These systems are extremely interesting to investigate not only due to their importance in applications (reaction chemistry, population dynamics, collective phenomena in life sciences), but also because they give rise to a rich variety of complex behaviours, such as pattern formation and bifurcations.

The aim of this School is to bring together experts from different communities to cover the investigation of diffusive systems from several viewpoints: analytically, combining methods and techniques from Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) and dynamical systems to derive and analyse mathematical models for the applied phenomena; numerically, reviewing the most recent techniques and softwares for the computation of bifurcation diagrams and continuation with respect to the systems´parameters; and, last but not least, from the applied - in particular biological - viewpoint: the starting point of investigations in biology as a quantitative science in the last decades has led to a revival in the application of mathematics in biology, showing how a constant exchange of knowledge between the theoretical investigations and the experimental data is crucial in advancing the research in this area.

The school will be for a period of 5 days, and will be centered around 4 courses by senior researchers in the field, each course comprising 3 sessions of 1h30min each, totalling 4h30min per course. The program is complemented by a career session, discussion sessions, possible individual talks by participants, and focused sessions where the material of the courses and related exercises can be discussed in more depth. Details are summarized in the table below.

Key Speakers: The following speakers will give a lecture series:

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Please send applications using the form below. Limited financial support for PhD students and postdocs may be available.
To be considered for participation, a CV and Letter of Intent (1 page) are required, as well as the name and contact information of a potential reference. (At this time, do not request a letter of recommendation.) Only one document can be uploaded, so please combine all documentation into one PDF.

Please note: Everyone interested in participating - disregarding whether there is need for financial support or not - has to register so that the participation may be administered. Everyone will be notified in due time about whether participation and partial financial support is possible.

Late applications may be considered, but to be given full consideration, please complete all information before the deadline.

The deadline for applications is 14 January 2022.
In case of questions, please contact the organizers at