Partial differential equations, optimal design and numerics

2007, August 26 -- September 7

Profs.: G. Buttazzo (U. Pisa)
E. Zuazua (U. Autónoma Madrid)

The workshop is intended to provide a fruitful atmosphere for discussions and joint research work on themes involving partial differential equations and their applications to shape optimization, optimal control problems, singularities in fracture mechanics and fluid dynamics, and numerical analysis.

The work will be focused on new research trends in the fields above, in order to stimulate collaborations mong participants by means of various activities on the basis of a daily programme (talks, seminars, minicourses, discussions,...)

The activity is mainly intended for young scientists as PhD students and post-docs, and will be held thanks to the participation of a number of world leader mathematicians.

Participants are expected to arrive on August 26 and leave on September 7.
Free buses will depart from Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 647 (metro: Palau Reial, green line) at 15.00h with a stop at the airport bays between terminal A and B at 15.30h on Barcelona-Benasque, August 26.
Return buses from Benasque to Barcelona airport will depart at 9.00h on Benasque-Barcelona, September 7. The trip by bus takes 6h. The trip by car only takes 3.5h.

This session has received financial support from the following institutions:
BBVA, Ayuntamiento de Benasque, Universitat de Barcelona, Universidad de Zaragoza, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Project SIMUMAT of the Madrid region, Project i-math of the Program CONSOLIDER INGENIO 2010, SEMA, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, CIMPA, Universitŕ degli Studi di Pisa