Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

1-year postdoc at Politecnico di Torino

created by morandott on 09 Oct 2023

Deadline: 16 oct 2023

extract from the call "The research program will focus on first- and second-order optimization problems and their applications. Typical examples include integral functionals for free discontinuity problems in color images or fractures in materials, or spectral functionals for the stability of engineering structures such as beams or plates. From the mathematical viewpoint, the minimization of integral functionals for vectorial problems involves difficulties related to the right notion of convexity of the energy densities and to the correct relaxation procedure when convexity is missing. Some of the relevant functionals are higher order and the related optimization problems present many technical difficulties which make these problems particularly interesting in the contemporary research scenario."

"The researcher is requested to actively participate in all study and research activities related to the research program. The researcher is strongly encouraged to take part to scientific events and to disseminate the results obtained."