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Free Boundary Problems and Related Evolution Equations

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modified by piovano on 20 Jun 2021

21 feb 2022 - 25 feb 2022   [open in google calendar]

Erwin Schrödinger Institute (ESI), Vienna, Austria

New exciting trends in the study of free-boundary problems have recently emerged, and renewed interest has been sparked among mathematicians, also in view of promising implications for applications. Special emphasis will be placed on shape optimization, minimal surfaces, phase-field analysis, fracture, delamination, phase transition, mean curvature flow and quasistatic evolutions in elastic media.

The workshop aims at providing an international platform to present and discuss the state of the art and the most recent developments in the field. Prominent scientists in the areas of calculus of variations, partial differential equations, geometric flows, and continuum mechanics are brought together with interested participants to promote the exchange of ideas and enhance collaborations.

Registration is free, but interested participants should send an email by January 21, 2022 to by specifying name, affiliation, and official email address. Per diems and the ESI special rates for the accommodation ( are available for early registered participants.

Organizers: Giovanni Bellettini, Shokhrukh Kholmatov, Paolo Piovano.

Speakers: Jean-François Babadjian, Dorin Bucur, Sergio Conti, Anna Dall'Acqua, Patrick W. Dondl, Irene Fonseca, Ilaria Fragalà*, Gilles A. Francfort*, Nicola Fusco, Harald Garcke, Adriana Garroni, Yoshikazu Giga*, Maurizio Grasselli, Stefan Krömer, Martin Kruzik, Tim Laux, Gian Paolo Leonardi, Maria Giovanna Mora, Massimiliano Morini, Matteo Novaga, Maurizio Paolini, Vittorino Pata, Alessandra Pluda, Marcello Ponsiglione, Paola Pozzi, Piotr Rybka, Anja Schlömerkemper, Igor Velčić (* to be confirmed).

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