8 Jan - 6 Jul 2001
Organisers: H Brezis (Paris), EN Dancer (Sydney) JF Toland (Bath),NS Trudinger (Aust Nat Univ)
Theme: During the past decade there has been great progress in the mathematically rigorous understanding of change-of-scale effects in nonlinear partial differential equations. The aim of the workshop is to bring together leading experts on multiscale methods from different areas of PDE theory and neighbouring fields (analysis, applied mathematics, mathematical physics) and compare the various techniques, applications, and central open problems.
Topics will include: homogenization theory; turbulence; nonconvex variational problems; phase transitions; quantum many-body systems; connections with measure theory and harmonic analysis; connections with statistical physics and renormalization.
Speakers to include: L.Ambrosio (Pisa), G.Alberti (Pisa), J.M.Ball (Oxford), L.Erdos (Georgia Tech), P.Gerard (Paris-Sud), S.Kuksin (Heriot-Watt), F. Otto (Bonn), D.Preiss (UCL), P.Topping (Warwick)
Location and Cost: The Mini-Workshop will take place at the Newton Institute and accommodation for participants will be provided in single study bedrooms with shared bathrooms at Wolfson Court, a hall of residence adjacent to the Institute. The workshop package costs £150, which includes registration fee, accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner from dinner on Sunday 8 April until breakfast on Wednesday 11 April, and refreshments on the days that lectures take place.
Completed application forms should be sent to Maureen Clark at the Newton Institute, 20 Clarkson Road, Cambridge, CB3 0EH.
Scientific enquiries may be addressed to Professor Gero Friesecke or Professor John Toland.
Closing date for the receipt of applications and abstracts is 15 February 2001.