Nonlinear analysis and the physical and biological sciences (in honour of Jack Carr)

21-22 May 2018

ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA

Workshop Organisers

Ball, Sir John, University of Oxford and Heriot-Watt University
Eilbeck, J. Chris, Heriot-Watt University
Gimperlein, Heiko, Heriot-Watt University
Grinfeld, Michael, University of Strathclyde
Knops, Robin, Heriot-Watt University
Smyth, Noel, University of Edinburgh

There is a long and well-documented history of the mutually beneficial interaction between mathematics and  the physical sciences that now extends to  biological and other disciplines.  The main purpose of this workshop is to provide concentrated opportunity for discussion of the latest developments in nonlinear analysis and the physical and biological sciences, and the active influence that each exerts on the other.

The workshop is dedicated to the memory of Professor Jack Carr.

Speakers

Sir Michael Atiyah, University of Edinburgh
Sir John Ball, University of Oxford and Heriot-Watt University
Fernando da Costa, Universidade Aberta, Lisbon
Costas M Dafermos, Brown University
Dugald Duncan, Heriot-Watt University
Maria Esteban, CNRS & Université Paris-Dauphine
Irene Fonseca, Carnegie-Mellon University
Gero Friesecke, TU Münich
Stuart Hastings, University of Pittsburgh
Barbara Niethammer, University of Bonn
Robert Pego, Carnegie-Mellon University
Oliver Penrose, Heriot-Watt University
Marshall Slemrod, University of Wisconsin and Weizmann Institute of Science
Iain Stewart, University of Dundee
Làszló Székelyhidi, University of Leipzig
William C Troy,  University of Pittsburgh

Sir Michael Atiyah, University of Edinburgh, has agreed to open the workshop.

We are grateful for the financial support from the Glasgow Mathematical Journal Learning and Research Support Fund, the Maxwell Institute, Heriot-Watt University, ICMS, the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, and the North British Differential Equations Symposium.

Arrangements

ENQUIRIES

Administrative enquiries regarding practical arrangements in Edinburgh should be emailed to: audrey (dot) mccrorie@icms.org.uk.

Preliminary schedule: The workshop will occupy 2 full days, commencing around 08.45 on 21 May until around 18.00 on 22 May.

PARTICIPATION

The workshop is open to all interested, subject to a registration fee of 45 GBP (payable in cash on arrival at ICMS) which includes coffees and a buffet lunch on both days.  

Limited funding may be available to assist attendance by postgraduate students and younger research workers with preference to those at a Scottish University.  

We particularly invite PhD students and Postdocs to present their research as a poster.  Details will be requested on registration. 

Places for the dinner are limited due to the capacity of the venue and, apart from those already invited, will be allocated on a first/come, first/served basis.    There is a non-refundable contribution of 40 GBP towards the cost of the dinner.  This will be payable in cash on arrival at ICMS.    

Please use this link to register.

VENUE

The workshop will be held at ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA

ACCOMMODATION

  • Invited Speakers and Organisers have already been contacted regarding accommodation.
  • All other participants are asked to arrange and pay for their own accommodation (only once your application has been accepted).   Some suggestions are below:
    • Ibis Hotel on South Bridge (not Hunter Square) Very close to ICMS.
    • Motel One Edinburgh (Please note that Motel One has two hotels in the city centre - Motel One Royal or Motel One Princes.  Both are within easy walking distance of ICMS)
    • Pollock Halls of Residence, The University of Edinburgh, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh EH16 5AY 0800 028 7118 (UK only) - +44 (0)131 651 2189 - University of Edinburgh accommodation. Pollock Halls is about a 20-25 minute walk.
    • Jurys Inn Edinburgh, 43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DH +44 (0)131 200 3300 - A 5 minute walk from ICMS.
    • Edinburgh City Hotel, 79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9HZ  +44 (0)131 622 7979 -
    • St Christophers Hostel, 9-13 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE  (approx 25.00 or less depending on offers available)+44 (0)20 7407 1856 - bookings@st-christophers.co.uk This is Youth Hostel accommodation.

TALKS AND AUDIO/VISUAL EQUIPMENT (FOR INVITED SPEAKERS)

Talks will be 40 minutes in length with 5 minutes for questions and answers.  All talks will be held in the Newhaven Lecture Theatre.  The lecture theatre has a built in computer, data projector, and visualiser/document camera.  In addition, there are two blackboards.  The projector and one board may be used simultaneously.  We advise Speakers that, where possible, you bring your talk on a memory stick/USB to put onto our computer in advance of your session - either at the start of the day or during coffee/lunch breaks.   ICMS staff can help with this.   It is possible for you to use your own laptops but it is then your own responsibility to ensure that resolutions are changed on the laptops if necessary (ICMS will not change the resolution on our equipment).   If you use a MAC we expect you to bring your own adaptor. 

POSTERS

We particularly invite PhD students and Postdocs to present their work as a poster.   Posters should be handed to ICMS staff on arrival at Registration and will be displayed during coffee, lunch breaks and after the talks on Monday and Tuesday. Details of the poster title will be requested on the application form.  

WORKSHOP DINNER

This gathering is in memory of Professor Jack Carr.   The dinner will be held on Monday 21 May 2018, at 19.00, in the St Trinnean Room, St Leonard's Hall, Pollock Halls of Residence, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh.  Places for the dinner are limited due to the capacity of the venue and, apart from those already invited, will be allocated on a first/come, first/served basis.    There is a non-refundable contribution of 40 GBP towards the cost of the dinner (payable in cash on arrival at ICMS). 

UK VISAS

If you are travelling from overseas you may require an entry visa. A European visa does not guarantee entry to the UK. Please use this link to the UK Visas site to find out if you need a visa and if so how to apply for one.

TRAVEL

Please note that it is your responsibility to have adequate travel insurance to cover medical and other emergencies that may occur on your trip.

A taxi directly from the airport will cost approximately 20.00 to 25.00 GBP to the city centre for a one-way journey.     There is also a bus service direct from the airport to the city centre which will cost 4.50 GBP single or 7.50 GBP return - the Airlink 100.  This is a frequent service (every 10 minutes during peak times) and will bring you close to Waverley Railway Station, only a short walk to the accommodation and the workshop venue. 
Lothian buses charge £1.70 for a single, £4.00 for a day ticket. Please note that the exact fare is required and no change is given.

 
Provisional Programme

The workshop will occupy 2 full days, commencing 08.45 on 21 May until around 18.00 on 22 May.

Registration will take place 08.45 - 09.15 on 21 May at ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA.

Download the PDF of abstracts

Monday 21 May 2018

08.45-09.25

Registration in the Chapterhouse, Level 1, ICMS

09.25-09.30

Sir Michael Atiyah (University of Edinburgh)
Brief opening remarks

09.30-10.15

Sir John Ball (University of Oxford and Heriot-Watt University)
Jack Carr the mathematician

10.15-11.00

Sir Michael Atiyah
The role of topology in non-linear analysis

11.00-11.30

Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse

11.30-12.15

Irene Fonseca (Carnegie Mellon University)
Mathematical analysis of novel advanced materials

12.15-13.45

Lunch and poster session in the Chapterhouse

13.45-14.30

Gero Friesecke (TU Munich)
TBA

14.30-15.15

Dugald Duncan (Heriot-Watt University)
Metastable patterns in solutions of a non-local equation

15.15-16.00

Fernando M da Costa (Universidade Aberta)
Sub-monolayer deposition models: similarity profiles and convergence rates

16.00-16.30

Tea/coffee and poster session in the Chapterhouse

16.30-17.15

Robert Pego (Carnegie Mellon University)
Self-similar limits from ballistic annihilation of fronts

17.15-18.00

Barbara Niethammer (University of Bonn)
Instabilities and oscillations in coagulation equations

19.00

Workshop dinner in St Trinnean Room, St Leonard’s Hall, Pollock Halls of Residence, Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh

 

Tuesday 22 May 2018

09.30-10.15

Iain Stewart (University of Dundee)
TBA

10.15-11.00

Stuart Hastings (University of Pittsburgh)
On the use of classical ode methods in modern applied analysis

11.00-11.30

Coffee/tea and poster session in the Chapterhouse

11.30-12.15

Oliver Penrose (Heriot-Watt University)
Some thoughts about nematic liquid crystals

12.15-13.00

William C Troy (University of Pittsburgh)
Periodic wave solutions of a two space dimensional neuronal model

13.00-14.30

Lunch and poster session in the Chapterhouse

14.30-15.15

Maria J Esteban (CNRS & Université Paris-Dauphine)
Analytical and numerical results about symmetry and symmetry breaking for Caffarelli-Kohn-Nirenberg inequalities

15.15-16.00

Marshall Slemrod (University of Wisconsin)
From C-G-S to Hilbert6

16.00-16.30

Tea/coffee and poster session in the Chapterhouse

16.30-17.15

László Székelyhidi (Leipzig University)
High-dimensionality and h-principle in PDE

17.15-18.00

Constantine Dafermos (Brown University)
Hyperbolic balance laws with dissipative source

18.00-19.00

Close of workshop and informal wine reception in the Chapterhouse

 

Download the PDF of abstracts