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Calculus of Variation and Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations

March, 25 - 28, 2019

COPDESC is a French-German-Italian initiative under the scientific leadership of Fatiha Alabau Boussouira (Metz), Peter Benner (Magdeburg) and Piermarco Cannarsa (Rom). COPDESC stands for Control and Optimization, Nonlinear PDEs, Calculus of Variations, Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis. Its mission is to stimulate cooperation between the three countries France, Germany, and Italy in these fields. COPDESC is organized by the CNRS, the Max Planck Society and INdAM, see https://indico.math.cnrs.fr/category/303/ for more information.
The conference will cover in particular the following topics:

  • applied gradient flows, optimal transportation, rate independent evolution
  • (non)linear homogenization, elasticity, shape optimization
  • pattern formation
  • fluid(mechanic)s
  • waves, interfaces, free boundaries
  • (optimal) control of hyperbolic equations

Plenary speakers:

Antonin Chambolle (Ecole Polytechnique, University of Paris)
Francesca Crispo (University of Campania, Caserta)
Anna Dall'Acqua (University of Ulm)
Lars Diening (University of Bielefeld)
Joachim Escher (University of Hannover)
Ilaria Fragala (Politecnico di Milano)
Adriana Garroni (University of Rome)
Lorenzo Giacomelli (University of Rome)
Olivier Glass (University of Paris)
Antoine Gloria (Sorbonne University of Paris)
Maurizio Grasselli Politecnico di Milano)
Alexander Mielke (Weierstrass Institute of Berlin)
Stefan Neukamm (Technical University of Dresden)
Aldo Pratelli (University of Pisa)
Riccarda Rossi (University of Brescia)
Angkana Rüland (Max-Planck-Institute of Leipzig)
Filippo Santambrogio (University of Lyon)
Didier Smets (Sorbonne University of Paris)
Marius Tucsnak (University of Bordeaux)
Stefan Ulbrich (University of Darmstadt)
Emil Wiedemann (University of Ulm)
Benedikt Wirth (University of Münster)
Enrique Zuazua (University of Madrid)

Scientific Committee:

Fatiha Alabau-Boussouira (University of Lorraine)
Fabio Ancona (University of Padova)
Peter Benner (Max-Planck-Institute of Magdeburg)
Giuseppe Buttazzo (University of Pisa)
Piermarco Cannarsa (University of Rome)
Sergio Conti (University of Bonn)
Radu Ignat (University of Toulouse)
Felix Otto (Max-Planck-Institute of Leipzig)
Giuseppe Savare (University of Pavia)

Organisation Committee:

Helmut Abels (University of Regensburg)
Georg Dolzmann (University of Regensburg)
Harald Garcke (University of Regensburg)
Günther Grün (University of Erlangen)
Angkana Rüland (Max-Planck-Institute of Leipzig)


The conference is supported by

  • University of Regensburg
  • Johannes-Kepler-Research Center for Mathematics
  • Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Leipzig
  • Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg
  • Research Training Group 2339 (RTG 2339) Interfaces, Complex Structures, and Singular Limits, Regensburg


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Faculty of Mathematics


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March, 25 - 28, 2019

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