Hausdorff School: “Geometric Analysis”

Hausdorff School on Geometric Analysis and Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations

August 08 - 12, 2022

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

Organizers: Tim Laux (University of Bonn), Theresa M. Simon (University of Münster)

Topic: This school aims at presenting state-of-the-art techniques in geometric analysis and nonlinear PDEs to PhD students and young researchers. Its scope reaches from abstract theory to the rigorous analysis of problems originating in physics and materials science. In particular, the school will focus on the interaction of geometrical and analytical ideas in the study of nonlinear PDEs.

Format: The core of this 5-day school will be the lectures given by top researchers in the field, each of them consisting of four 1-hour classes. In a 90-minutes poster session, attending students and young researchers will have the possibility to present their research projects to their peers, the experienced speakers, and other senior participants.

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

  • L. Craig Evans (UC Berkeley, USA):
    An overview of convergence methods for nonlinear PDE and some highlights
  • Inwon C. Kim (UC Los Angeles, USA):
    Density-constrained transport and interface motions 
  • Felix Otto (MPI MIS, Leipzig, Germany):
    A variational approach to the regularity theory for optimal transportation
  • Maria G. Westdickenberg (RWTH Aachen, Germany):
    Convergence, metastability, and saddle points: shape information in nonlinear PDE

Please send applications using the form below. Limited financial support for PhD students and postdocs will 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 30 April 2022.
In case of questions, please contact the organizers at