ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ALTA MATEMATICA (INdAM)
 

GRUPPO NAZIONALE PER LA FISICA MATEMATICA (GNFM)


XL SUMMER SCHOOL ON MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
(RAVELLO - SEPTEMBER 14 - 26, 2015)

The aim of the school is to give introductive lectures by international experts in the field of Mathematical Physics and Applied Mathematics. The school is mainly addressed to young researchers.
Four courses will be given in a series of 12 lectures scheduled in the morning of each day.


Courses (click on the title to know the contents):

1. Introduction to Mathematical General Relativity
- part I (6 lectures, week I): "General Relativity and Einstein Equations", Mauro Carfora (Universit´┐Ż di Pavia)
-part II (6 lectures,  week II): "Geometric Analysis and the Einstein Constraint Equations", Justin Corvino (Lafayette College, Easton, PA, USA)

2. Topics on non-linear Elasticity 
- part I (6 lectures, week I): "Incremental Equations of Instability for Soft Solids",  Michel Destrade, (NUI
Galway)
- part II (6 lectures, week II): "Morphoelasticity: A theory of growth and instability for biological systems",  Alain Goriely (University of Oxford)

3. Kinetic theory of reactive gas mixtures
- part I (6 lectures, week I):  Maria Groppi, (Universit´┐Ż di Parma)
- part II (6 lectures, week II): Vincent Giovangigli, (Ecole Polytechnique Paris)

4a.  Modulation of periodic waves in systems of balance laws
(6 lectures, week I):  Kevin Zumbrun   (Indiana University)

4b. Some Current Topics on Compressible Fluids
(6 lectures, week II):  Zhouping Xin  (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)


Classes will be held from Monday to Saturday. Some lectures notes will be available on the first day of the school. Each participant must attend, at least, two courses without interruption and for the entire duration of the school, unless exceptional and justified reasons. All the participants must be active in the seminarial activity during the afternoon. This activity will be organized and driven by the lecturers.

 

To attend the school you have to send a request by e-mail to gnfm@altamatematica.it not later May 31, 2015,  indicating the two courses you want to attend and if you need a financial support from GNFM. Financial support covering the living expenses and lodging will be available up to 30 young participants. Travel expenses may be refunded only to Italian supported participants. Applications will be examined by the scientific board of GNFM and the final decision will be notified as soon as possible.

Il Direttore del  GNFM                                                     Il Direttore della Scuola

Prof. T. Ruggeri                                                                   Prof.  S. Rionero
 

Bologna, March 2 2015