Workshop: "Nonlinear PDEs: Recent Trends in the Analysis of Continuum Mechanics"


Dates: July 17 – 21, 2023

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

Organizers: Sebastian Hensel (University of Bonn), Tim Laux (University of Bonn), Kerrek Stinson (University of Bonn)

This workshop is focused on the analysis of nonlinear PDEs with a particular emphasis on both static and dynamic problems arising in application. It will bring together researchers, new and established, to discuss exciting topics at the forefront of applied analysis. The areas represented will broadly include elasticity, homogenization, fluid-structure interaction, interface evolutions, rate independent dynamics, etc. Many of these applications are well-tackled via variational methods, thereby providing a common ground for mathematics, and a natural starting point for collaboration.


  • Barbora Benesova (Charles University Prague)
  • Selim Esedoglu (University of Michigan)
  • Julian Fischer (Institute of Science and Technology Austria)
  • Harald Garcke (University of Regensburg)
  • Maria Giovanna Mora (University of Pavia)
  • Flaviana Iurlano (Sorbonne Université)
  • Fanghua Lin (NYU, Courant Institute)
  • Stefan Neukamm (TU Dresden)
  • Riccarda Rossi (University of Brescia)
  • Tomas Roubicek (Czech Academy of Sciences)
  • Lucia Scardia (Heriot-Watt University)
  • Sebastian Schwarzacher (University of Uppsala)
  • Theresa Simon (University of Münster)
  • Ulisse Stefanelli (University of Vienna)
  • Marita Thomas (FU Berlin)
  • Ian Tobasco (University of Illinois Chicago)
  • Raghavendra Venkatraman (NYU, Courant Institute)

The University of Bonn and HSM are committed to diversity and equal opportunity. We aim to increase the proportion of women in areas where women are underrepresented and to facilitate their careers. We therefore strongly encourage women with relevant qualifications to apply.

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Please send applications using the form below, the deadline for applications is March 26, 2023.

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This workshop is preceded by the following Hausdorff School, which will take place the week before.

Hausdorff School: "Analysis of PDEs: Variational and Geometric Perspectives"(July 10-14, 2023) 

The analysis of a broad class of static and evolutionary problems is essentially based on an understanding of the variational and geometric nature of the underlying partial differential equations. A particular focus of the school is to explain the state-of-the-art techniques and tools required for such problems. The goal of this summer school is therefore to introduce graduate students and young researchers to a selection of fascinating problems in this highly active research area. The courses can be supplemented by presentations of the participating students about their research projects.