Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

School and Workshop on "Geometric Measure Theory and Optimal Transport"

created by paolini on 25 Mar 2013
modified on 28 Apr 2017

15 jul 2013 - 2 aug 2013   [open in google calendar]

ICTP Trieste

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) is organizing an activity on Geometric Measure Theory and Optimal Transport, to be held from 15 July to 2 August 2013, in Trieste, Italy. It will be directed by Luigi Ambrosio (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), Claudio Arezzo (ICTP), Tobias Colding (New York University) and Camillo De Lellis (University of Zurich).

During the two first weeks (15 July - 26 July): courses will be delivered by the lecturers: Luigi Ambrosio, Camillo De Lellis, Guido De Philippis, Alessio Figalli, Emanuele Spadaro and Stefan Wenger on the following topics:

Regularity for area-minimizing currents
Optimal Transportation
Monge-Ampère equations
Riemannian Ricci bounds

The third week (29 July -­‐ 2 August) will be a conference. The invited speakers will include some of the best experts in the field as well as brillant young researchers. They will provide the participants with some of the most recent and most interesting perspectives for future research.

Tentative list of invited Speakers for the third week: Giovanni Alberti (University of Pisa), Costante Bellettini (Princeton University), Giovanni Bellettini (University of Rome "Tor Vergata"), Tobias Colding (MIT), Marianna Csörnyei (University College London), Thierry De Pauw (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu), Michael Eichmair (ETH Zurich), Nicola Gigli (University of Nice), Robert Hardt (Rice University), Robert Jerrard (University of Toronto), Bernd Kirchheim (University of Leipzig), Ulrich Menne (Max-­‐Planck-­‐Institut), Jan Metzger (Potsdam University), Giandomenico Orlandi (University of Verona), Aldo Pratelli (University of Pavia), David Preiss (University of Warwick), Tristan Rivière (ETH Zurich), Reiner Schaetzle (University of Tubingen), Thomas Schmidt (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), Rick Schoen (Stanford Uinversity), Neshan Wickramasekera (University of Cambridge).


Mathematicians from all countries which are members of the United Nations, UNESCO or IAEA may attend the Activity. As it will be conducted in English, participants should have an adequate working knowledge of that language. Although the main purpose of the Centre is to help research workers from developing countries, through a programme of training activities within a framework of international cooperation, a limited number of students and post-­‐doctoral scientists from developed countries are also welcome to attend. As a rule, travel and subsistence expenses of the participants should be borne by the home institution. Every effort should be made by candidates to secure support for their fare (or at least half-­‐fare). However, limited funds are available for some participants who are nationals of, and working in, a developing country, and who are not more than 45 years old. Such support is available only for those who attend the entire activity. There is no registration fee.


The application form can be accessed at the activity website Once in the website, comprehensive instructions will guide you step-­‐by-­‐step, on how to fill out and submit the application form. Only applications showing a good background in the area of Mathematical Analysis will be considered.

Activity Secretariat:

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)
(SMR 2459), Strada Costiera 11, I-­‐34151 Trieste, Italy
Telefax: +39-­‐040-­‐2240-­‐7455 -­‐ E-­‐mail: -­‐ ICTP Home Page:

Organizers: Luigi Ambrosio, Claudio Arezzo, Tobias Colding, Camillo De Lellis.

Speakers: Luigi Ambrosio, Camillo De Lellis, Guido De Philippis, Alessio Figalli, Emanuele Spadaro, Stefan Wenger.