Hausdorff School on modeling and analysis of evolutionary problems in materials science

Dates: September 23 - 27, 2019

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

Organizers:  Marco Bonacini (Trento), Sebastian Schwarzacher (Bonn), and Juan J.L. Velázquez (Bonn)

The lectures will start on Monday in the early afternoon and end on Friday shortly before lunchtime. Further details will be announced in due time.


The modern analysis of evolutionary Partial Differential Equations that are motivated by applications to materials science has seen the development of several different approaches and techniques. Among these, a paramount position is occupied by the analysis of rate-independent systems, fluid structure interactions, and gradient flows. The successful analysis on the respective PDEs inherits different challenges, where recent progress has been made and new questions have risen. The school intends to allow a comparison and an interchange of ideas, on how to analyze the different hyperbolic, parabolic or quasi-static phenomena.

By bringing together some of the leading experts in these subjects, this Hausdorff School aims at giving an overview of several PDE approaches to the analysis of evolutionary problems, in light of the recent advances. It is mainly directed at introducing graduate students and postdocs to these topics and to new directions at the intersection of materials sciences and the analysis of Partial Differential Equations.

The school consists of four main lecture series given by the following leading experts:

  • Céline Grandmont (Inria, Paris): Modeling and Analysis of some Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems
  • Josef Málek (Charles University, Prague): PDE large data analysis for unsteady flows of non-Newtonian fluids 
  • Alexander Mielke (WIAS Berlin): Variational methods in time-dependent material models with finite-strain deformations
  • Mark Peletier (TU Eindhoven): Gradient systems  and evolutionary Gamma convergence

Additionally to the lecture courses, some selected participants will have the opportunity to give a short presentation of their research.

In case you are interested in participating, please fill out the application form. As the original deadline has already expired, financial support is no longer available. Applicants may be considered until the school is fully booked.