Non-Linear Analysis and the Physical and Biological Sciences (In Honour of Jack Carr)

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Non-Linear Analysis and the Physical and Biological Sciences (In Honour of Jack Carr)

 21 - 22 May 2018
 ICMS, 15 South College Street Edinburgh

Scientific Organisers:

  • John Ball, Heriot-Watt University

  • J. Chris Eilbeck, Heriot-Watt University

  • Heiko Gimperlein, Heriot-Watt University

  • Michael Grinfeld, University of Strathclyde

  • Robin Knops, Heriot-Watt University

  • Noel Smyth, University of Edinburgh

The purpose of this workshop was to provide an opportunity for discussion of the latest developments in non-linear analysis and the physical and biological sciences, and the active influence that each exerts on the other. The workshop was dedicated to the memory of Professor Jack Carr. Sir Michael Atiyah, University of Edinburgh, kindly opened the workshop.

To view the workshop poster, please click here.


  • Michael Atiyah, University of Edinburgh - The Role of Topology in Non-Linear Analysis

  • John Ball, University of Oxford and Heriot-Watt University - Jack Carr the Mathematician

  • Fernando da Costa, Universidade Aberta - Sub-Monolayer Deposition Models: Similarity Profiles and Convergence Rates

  • Constatine Dafermos, Brown University - Long Time Behavior of Solutions to Scalar Conservation Laws

  • Dugald Duncan, Heriot-Watt University - Metastable Patterns in Solutions of a Non-Local Equation

  • Maria Esteban, Université Paris-Dauphine - Analytical and Numerical Results about Symmetry and Symmetry Breaking for Caffarelli-Kohn-Nirenberg Inequalities

  • Irene Fonseca, Carnegie-Mellon University - Mathematical Analysis of Novel Advanced Materials

  • Gero Friesecke, TU Münich - Quantum Correlations and Optimal Transport

  • Stuart Hastings, University of Pittsburgh - On the Use of Classical Ode Methods in Modern Applied Analysis

  • Barbara Niethammer, University of Bonn - Instabilities and Oscillations in Coagulation Equations

  • Robert Pego, Carnegie-Mellon University - Self-Similar Limits from Ballistic Annihilation of Fronts

  • Oliver Penrose, Heriot-Watt University - An Application of Centre Manifold Theory in Economics

  • Marshall Slemrod, University of Wisconsin and Weizmann Institute of Science - From C-G-S to Hilbert6

  • Iain Stewart, University of Dundee - A Continuum Model for Smectic A Liquid Crystals

  • Laszlo Szekelyhidi, University of Leipzig - High-Dimensionality and H-Principle in PDE

  • William C Troy,  University of Pittsburgh - Periodic Wave Solutions of a Two Space Dimensional Neuronal Model

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.


Sir Michael, AtiyahUniversity of Edinburgh
John, BallHeriot-Watt University
Fernando M, da CostaUniversidade Aberta
Constantine, DafermosBrown University
João-Paulo, DiasUniversity of Lisbon & CMAF-CIO
Dugald, DuncanHeriot-Watt University
J. Chris, EilbeckHeriot-Watt University
Maria J, EstebanUniversité Paris-Dauphine
Irene, FonsecaCarnegie Mellon University
Gero, FrieseckeTU Munich
Pablo Alexei, Gazca OrozcoMathematical Institute, University of Oxford
Heiko, GimperleinHeriot-Watt University
Ben, GoddardUniversity of Edinburgh
Michael, GrinfeldUniversity of Strathclyde
Stuart, HastingsUniversity of Pittsburgh
Runan, HeHeriot-Watt University
R J, KnopsHeriot-Watt University
Andrew, LaceyHeriot-Watt University
Barbara, NiethammerUniversity of Bonn
Robert, PegoCarnegie Mellon University
Oliver, PenroseHeriot-Watt University
Mariya, PtashnykHeriot-Watt University
Rafael, SasportesUniversidade Aberta & CAMGSD
Markus, SchmuckHWU
Ratnasingham, ShivajiUniversity of North Carolina at Greensboro
Marshall, SlemrodUniversity of Wisconsin
Noel, SmythUniversity of Edinburgh
Iain, StewartUniversity of Dundee
László, SzékelyhidiLeipzig University
Hurst, TimothyMIGSAA
William C, TroyUniversity of Pittsburgh
Mark, WilkinsonHeriot-Watt University