Past Events

Special Lecture "The Plateau problem in the Calculus of Variations" (2 ECTS)

03.09.2018 - 12.09.2018

Lecturer: Luca Lussardi (Politecnico di Torino)
Location: University of Vienna
Abstract: The aim of the course is to give an overview of the main techniques for the Plateau problem, that is to find a surface with minimal area that spans a given boundary curve in R^3. This problem dates back to the physical experiments of Joseph Plateau who tried to understand the possible configurations of soap films. From the mathematical point of view the problem is very hard and a lot of possible formulations are available: perhaps still today none of these answers is the answer to the original formulation by Plateau. In this course first of all I will briefly introduce the problem showing that, at least in the smooth case, if the first variation of the area vanishes then the surface must have zero mean curvature. Then I will describe how the classical solution by Douglas and Rado works, and I will pass to modern formulations of the problem in the context of geometric measure theory: finite perimeter sets approach, currents approach, and minimal sets approach. Possibly, some physical experiments with soap films could be done in order to clarify advantages and drawbacks of the approaches.

For more details about the course, please visit the relative webpage.

Special Lecture "Introduction to kinetic theory: the Boltzmann equation" (2 ECTS)

30.07.2018 - 03.08.2018

Lecturer: Francis Filbet (Université Toulouse III & Institut Universitaire de France)
Location: ESI, Vienna (Boltzmanngasse 9, 1090 Vienna)
Abstract: In this lectures we will focus on the Boltzmann equation for rarefied gas dynamics. After a short introduction of the physical background we will review some basic tools in analysis to study the existence of solution for the homogeneous Boltzmann equation. Then, some numerical approximation based on spectral methods will be presented and a rigorous convergence study will be performed.
For more detailed information about schedule&program, please consult the ESI Webpage.

Special Lecture "Mathematical modeling of collective motion in biology and life sciences" (3 ECTS)

07.05.2018 - 07.06.2018

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Lecturer: Jan Haskovec (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, KSA)
Location: TU Wien, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10
For more detailed information about schedule&program, please consult the Course Announcement.

Special Lecture "Stochastic Processes and Stochastic Differential Equations"

20.11.2017 - 18.12.2017

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Lecturer: Gaurav Dhariwal (Institute of Analysis and Scientific Computing, TU Wien)
Location: TU Wien

For more detailed information about schedule&program, please consult the Course Announcement.

Special Lecture "Weak & Strong Compactness and its Applications to Nonlinear Evolution PDEs"

13.11.2017 - 11.12.2017

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Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Xiuqing Chen (Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications)
Location: TU Wien

For more detailed information about schedule&program, please consult the Course Announcement.

Lecture on "Compressible Navier-Stokes equations"

13.03.2017 - 27.04.2017

Lecturer: Dr. Milan Pokorny (Charles University, Prague)
Location: TU Wien
Schedule and Program: announcement poster
Update: On Wednesdays the lecture time has been rescheduled to 16:00-17:30.

Lecture on "Interface and contact problems: From analysis to numerics "

30.05.2016 - 10.06.2016

Speaker: Prof. Heiko Gimperlein, (School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh)
Location: TU Vienna

Brief Syllabus:


Additional information: tiss page.

Lecture on "An Introduction to Viscosity Solutions of Fully Nonlinear 2nd Order PDE "

02.05.2016 - 24.05.2016

Speaker: Dr. Nikos Katzourakis (Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Reading)
Location: TU Vienna, please visit the TISS page for detailed information

Brief Syllabus:

Part I General Theory

Part II Applications
Additional information: announcement poster and TISS page

Lecture on "Microlocal Analysis and Boundary-Value Problems"

07.04.2016 - 29.04.2016

Speaker: Dr. Michael Dreher (School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh)
Location and times: TU Vienna, Sem. R. DB gelb 03


Brief Syllabus:
Additional information: announcement poster and lecture notes.

Mini Lecture on "Modeling, analysis and numerical simulation of micro-electro mechanical systems"

07.03.2016 - 10.03.2016

Speaker: Professor Alan Lindsay, Dept. of Applied & Computational Math & Statistics (University of Notre Dame)
Location: TU Vienna, Sem. R. DB gelb 03
Additional information: announcement poster and detailed abstract

Talk on "Kac's Model and the Propagation of Chaos"

25.01.2016 - 28.01.2016

Speaker: Amit Einav (Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge)
Location: TU Vienna, Sem. R. DB gelb 03
Time: 14:00-16:00
Additional information: announcement poster.

Entropies - information theory flavored approach to PDEs

19.11.2015 - 26.11.2015

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Location: Dr. Mario Bukal (University of Zagreb)
Location: TU Vienna, SEM 101B

Course Announcement

Special Lecture "Optimal Control of Partial Differential Equations"

02.06.2015 - 02.07.2015

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Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Pina Milišić (University of Zagreb)
Location: TU Wien

Course Announcement

Special Lecture "Homogenization theory - Multiscale modelling and analysis of physical and biological processes"

08.06.2015 - 02.07.2015

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Lecturer: Dr. Mariya Ptashnyk (University of Dundee, Scotland)
Location: TU Wien

Course Announcement

Special Lecture "Numerical methods for time-domain boundary integral equations"

14.04.2015 - 24.04.2015

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Lecturer: Dr. Lehel Banjai (Heriot-Watt University)
Location: TU Wien

Course Announcement and TISS page

Special Lecture "Stochastic Differential Equations in Population Dynamics"

12.01.2015 - 11.02.2015

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Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Florian Rupp (German University of Technology in Oman)
Location: TU Wien

Course Announcement and Schedule

Minicourse on "Analytical methods in the theory of Schrödinger operators with quasiperiodic potentials" by Wilhelm Schlag (University of Chicago)

25.09.2013 - 27.09.2013

Abstract: We will present some of the tools developed by Bourgain, Goldstein, and the speaker to study a class of Schrödinger operators on both the line Z as well as higher-dimensional lattices. These methods rely on properties of subharmonic functions, but also involve ideas from semi-algebraic sets.

Location: Faculty of Mathematics, University of Vienna, Seminar room 15, 3rd floor, OMP1
Time: 25.-27.09.2013, Wed, Thu, Fri 10:00 - 12:00
Organisers: Aleksey Kostenko and Gerald Teschl
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