Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) and Calculus of Variations (2021 CIMPA School postponed due to Covid 19)






The objective of the school is to provide graduate students and young researchers with introductory courses and specialized lectures on partial differential equations (PDE), calculus of variations, and their applications. The courses will concern the contemporary methods as well as recent advances and tools in PDE theory and calculus of variations with various applications in transport theory, shape optimization, kinetic theory, geometric analysis, control theory and engineering. The total duration of the school scientific activities is fifty seven (57) hours.

Official languages of the school: English

Administrative and scientific coordinators

Guy Degla (Institut de Mathématiques et de Sciences Physiques (IMSP),
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José A. Cañizo (Universidad de Granada,
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Scientific program

Course 1: "Optimisation de forme", Pierre Lissy (Université Paris-Dauphine, France)

Course 2: "Problèmes isopérimétriques", Valentina Franceschi (Université Paris-Saclay, France)

Course 3: "Spectral Geometry", Dario Prandi (Université Paris-Saclay, France)

Course 4: "Variational Problems and Applications", Wilfrid Gangbo (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)

Course 5: "Optimal Mass Transport and the Robustness of Complex Networks", Allen Tannenbaum (Stony Brook University, USA)

Course 6: "Variational Models and Partial Differential Equations for Mathematical Imaging", Carola -Bibiane Schonlieb (University of Cambridge, UK)

Course 7: "Nonlinear Diffusion Meets Nonlocal Interaction", Franca Hoffmann (California Institute of Technology, USA)

Course 8: "Nonlinear Aggregation-Diffusion Equations : (reverse) HLS Inequalities and Equilibration", José A. Carrillo (Imperial College, UK)

Course 9: "On Perturbations of the Constant Kernel for Smoluchowski's Coagulation Equation", José A. Cañizo (Universidad de Granada, Spain)

Course 10: "An Overview of PDE on Variable Exponent Sobolev Space", Aboubacar Marcos (Institut de Mathématiques et de Sciences Physiques (IMSP), Benin)

Course 11: "Ill-Posed Problems and Blow-Up Phenomena", Guy Degla (Institut de Mathématiques et de Sciences Physiques (IMSP), Benin)

Course 12: "A Variational Approach to the Construction and Malliavin Smoothness of Strong Solutions of SDEs with Irregular Drifts", Olivier Menoukeu Pamen (AIMS Ghana, Ghana)

Course 13: "Random Tug of War Games for the p-Laplacian", Marta Lewicka (Pittsburgh University, USA)

Website of the school

How to participate

For registration and application to a CIMPA financial support, follow the instructions given here

Deadline for registration and application: April 17, 2022