Optimization problems with interfaces and free boundaries frequently appear in materials science, fluid dynamics, topology optimization, biology, finance and in other applicational areas. Modelling of these phenomena often yield variational problems and highly nonlinear partial differential equations or inequalities. The analysis of these problems including optimization of variational inequalities and geometric PDEs is a notorously difficult task. The developement of efficient numerical methods for the simulation of interface evolution and free boundaries as well as for optimization problems with PDE constraints is a vastly growing field.
The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers with different backgrounds to combine the experience in these areas.
The meeting will start with a spring school in which an introduction to the themes of the conference will be given.
On Tuesday March 24th at 14:00 the meeting will proceed with the conference.
View of the Stone Bridge and the picturesque Old Town of Regensburg (UNESCO World Heritage).(Photo: Tourist Office Regensburg)