Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

Festum Pi Summer School + Conference in Chania

created by santambro on 24 Mar 2024

8 jul 2024 - 20 jul 2024   [open in google calendar]

Chania, Crete, Greece

With Bertrand Maury, Clément Mouhot, Cédric Villani, and Dionysios Dervis-Bournias, we are organizing a summer school for doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers and a conference in Crete this summer, which are part of a larger event called Festum Pi where alongside mathematics, high-quality concerts are also organized. The summer school will take place from July 8th to July 14th, and the conference from July 15th to July 20th in Chania, at the CIHEAM International Conference Center. The setting is beautiful:


The summer school will gather approximately 45 doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers, who are encouraged to stay for the second week to attend the conference.

This summer school will consist of 5 mini-courses of 3 sessions of 1 hour and 30 minutes each.

The summer school and the conference will focus on analysis (optimal transport, kinetic equations, fluids, resonances, crowd movements, etc.), with connections to other fields (geometry, numerical analysis, etc.). Among the invited speakers who will be present at the summer school or the conference are: Nicholas Alikakos (University of Athens), Panagiotis Gianniotis (University of Athens), Bertrand Maury (Université Paris-Saclay), Angeliki Menegaki (Imperial College London), Clément Mouhot (University of Cambridge), Frédéric Rousset (Université Paris-Saclay), Filippo Santambrogio (Université Lyon I), Katharina Schratz (Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions), Achilleas Tertikas (University of Crete), Cédric Villani (Université Lyon I and IHES).

Applications for doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers are made on the website below (which also contains additional information), until April 12th.

Meals and accommodation are fully covered by the local organization. For travel expenses, we encourage participants to seek funding from their laboratory if possible. If not possible, we will try to find a solution, do not hesitate to email us.

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