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New trends and challenges in the mathematics of optimal design


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10th June 2019 to 14th June 2019
Gregoire Allaire École Polytechnique
John Ball Heriot-Watt University
Adriana Garroni Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza
Felix Otto Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik, Leipzig
Valeriy Slastikov University of Bristol
Arghir Zarnescu BCAM - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy

Workshop Theme

The optimal design of structures and materials has recently undergone a burst of activity due to simultaneous progress in methods for the manufacture of new materials and their design, such as the development of additive manufacturing and of
mathematical methods for topology optimization.
The  workshop will present the most recent results and challenges in this area and provide an exchange forum for mathematicians, scientists and engineers interested in various applications, having in common the need for optimizing designs, in particular their material properties, shapes and topologies.

Speakers include:

  •            Samuel Amstutz (U. de Avignon) 
  •            Beniamin Bogosel (École Polytechnique)
  •            Dorin Bucur (U. de Savoie)
  •            Antonin Chambolle (CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique))
  •            Charles Dapogny ( Laboratoire Jan Kuntzmann)
  •            Elisa Davoli (U. of Vienna)
  •            Jesus Martinez-Frutos (Technical U. of Cartagena)
  •            Perle Geoffroy (Ecole Polytechnique)
  •            Jeroen Peter Groen (Technical University of Danemark)
  •            Alicia Kim (U. of California at San Diego)
  •            Agnes Lamacz ( U. Duisburg-Essen)
  •            Graeme Milton (U. of Utah)
  •            Olivier Pantz (École Polytechnique)
  •            Julian Panetta (EPFL) 
  •             Martin Rumpf (U. of Bonn)
  •             Anca-Maria Toader (U. of Lisbon)
  •             Benedikt Wirth (Muenster U.)   


Deadline for applications: 11th March 2019

A poster session will be organized during the workshop. Only registered participants can apply to present their work during this poster session.

DNM programme participants DO NOT need to apply, programme participants with visit dates during DNMW04 will automatically be added to the attendee list.

Please note members of Cambridge University are welcome to turn up and sign in as a non-registered attendee on the day(s) during the workshop and attend the lecture(s). Please note that we cannot provide you with any support including name badge, meals or accommodation.

In addition to visiting the INI, there are multiple ways in which you can participate remotely.

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Registration Only    
  • Registration Package: £223
  • Student Registration Package: £173

The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars, lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday), wine reception and formal dinner, but does not include other meals or accommodation.

Formal Dinner Only
  • Formal Dinner: £50

Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, such as programme participants, the above charge will apply.


Unfortunately we do not have any accommodation to offer so all successful applicants will need to source their own accommodation.  Please see the Hotels Combined website for a list of local hotels and guesthouses.



Lunch timings and location will be confirmed with timetable.

Evening Meal

Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.

Formal Dinner

The Formal Dinner will take place at Westminster College on Wednesday 12th June. Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event.

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