Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

Variational methods and applications

created by novaga on 31 Aug 2019
modified by mennucci on 05 Nov 2022

6 sep 2021 - 10 sep 2021   [open in google calendar]

Pisa: Centro De Giorgi

The aim of this workshop is to gather together leading experts and young researchers in the field of Calculus of Variations with a particular focus on applications. This field is currently blossoming and we hope that this workshop will be the occasion to foster new collaborations among the participants.

VIDEO: a playlist of the talks is available on Youtube.

The workshop will take place in hybrid mode, with a maximum of 50 persons in presence. Upon reaching this maximum limit, registration will close automatically. In the event of impediments due to new covid-19 pandemic measures, the school will run completely from remote on the same dates.

Online participation requires registration as well. If you plan on attending online, send an email to the address:


Organizers: Michael Goldman, Matteo Novaga, Berardo Ruffini.

6 Sep 2021
14:10 - A. Chambolle: Effective surface tensions for periodic lattice systems - (online)
15:00 - G. Bevilacqua: The Kirchhoff-Plateau problem and its generalizations
16:10 - G. Orlandi: Topological singular set for vector-valued maps and applications
17:00 - G. De Philippis: Multilinear Kakeya and Michael-Simon inequality for anisotropic stationary varifolds - (online)
7 Sep 2021
09:30 - A. Pluda: Evolution of Vector Fields on Flexible Curves and Surfaces
10:20 - M. Caroccia: Contact surface of Cheeger sets
11:30 - A. Lemenant: Regularity of minimizers of the Griffith functional in 2d - (online)
14:00 - M. Ponsiglione: Stability results for nonlocal geometric evolutions
14:50 - V. P. C. Le: Minimizing movements for hyperbolic obstacle-type problems
16:00 - G. Canevari: The lifting problem for manifold-valued maps of bounded variation
8 Sep 2021
09:30 - L. Brasco: A semilinear spectrum for the Dirichlet-Laplacian
10:20 - M. Morini: Long-time behavior of discrete volume-preserving mean curvature flat flows
11:30 - L. Scardia: Optimality of the ellipse for a class of nonlocal energies - (online)
14:00 - J. Lamboley: Regularity for convex shapes minimizing perimeter
14:50 - M. Pegon: On an isoperimetric problem involving the competition between the standard perimeter and a nonlocal perimeter
16:00 - L. De Luca: Topological singularities in periodic media
9 Sep 2021
09:30 - E. Cinti: Flatness results for stable solutions to some nonlocal problems
10:20 - G. P. Leonardi: Some new results on the prescribed mean curvature problem
11:30 - J. F. Babadjian: Spatial hyperbolicity for the system of perfect plasticity - (online)
14:00 - M. Cicalese: Chirality transition in magnetic materials
14:50 - E. Mukoseeva: The sharp isocapacitary inequality: the case of p-capacity - (online)
16:00 - B. Merlet: The unoriented Aviles-Giga functional for pattern formation
10 Sep 2021
09:30 - G. Alberti: The vanishing mass conjecture and related geometric questions
10:20 - F. Iurlano: Vectorial, geometrically nonlinear, phase-field approximation of a cohesive fracture energy - (online)
11:30 - A. Pratelli: On the existence and regularity of minimizers of attraction-repulsion energies

Speakers: Giovanni Alberti, Jean-Fran├žois Babadjian, Giulia Bevilacqua, Lorenzo Brasco, Giacomo Canevari, Marco Caroccia, Antonin Chambolle, Marco Cicalese, Eleonora Cinti, Lucia De Luca, Guido De Philippis, Flaviana Iurlano, Jimmy Lamboley, Van Phu Cuong Le, Antoine Lemenant, Gian Paolo Leonardi, Benoit Merlet, Massimiliano Morini, Ekaterina Mukoseeva, Giandomenico Orlandi, Marc Pegon, Alessandra Pluda, Marcello Ponsiglione, Aldo Pratelli, Lucia Scardia.