Entrance hall of the ICMS Workshop

Scottish Partial Differential Equation Colloquium

May 17, 2013

ICMS, 15 South College Street


Name Institution
Karakhanyan, Aram University of Edinburgh
Lindsay, Alan Heriot Watt University

Partial differential equations (PDEs) provide a conceptual framework for studying a vast spectrum of natural and physical problems. Not surprisingly therefore, they are a central feature in the work of many mathematical researchers, both pure and applied. The primary aim of this one-day meeting is to showcase the new cohort of researchers around Scotland whose work features nonlinear PDEs and analysis related to that . Each speaker will deliver a 20-30 minute presentation broadly describing their research interests.

This one-day meeting will bring together junior and senior researchers in PDEs from across Scotland and aims to:

• Provide a platform for early career researchers to exhibit their recent work and research interests.

• To build connections and germinate potential collaborations with and between early stage researchers working with PDEs across Scotland.


Confirmed speakers: 
Pieter Blue (University of Edinburgh)
David Bourne (University of Glasgow)
Jozef Farkas (Stirling University)
Mariya Ptashnyk (University of Dundee)
Lucia Scardia (University of Glasgow)
Mike Todd (University of St Andrews)
Dumitru Trucu (University of Dundee)


Please note that the meeting will begin with registration from 09.00 on Friday 17 May and the meeting is expected to end by 17.00.  There will be a wine reception following the meeting.  Please take these timings into account when planning your travel.


The meeting is open to everyone interested: PhD students, postdocs, new and established academic staff. Registration is now open:  CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION FORM   Places are limited  and will be allocated mainly on a first-come/first-served basis.  Early application is encouraged.   The application period will close as soon as capacity is reached. 
Invited Speakers will receive a personalised e-mailed invitation with a link to their own registration form.

We can cover travel expenses for some UK-based PhD students and early career researchers. Please apply for this, giving an estimate of cost, on the application form.

Venue: 15 South College Street, Edinburgh

The meeting will be held at ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA. Follow this link for information on the location of 15 South College Street. Invited speakers can either bring talks on a memory/usb stick or laptop.


Information about travel to Edinburgh is available here.  Please note that it is your responsibility to have adequate travel insurance to cover medical and other emergencies that may occur on your trip.

A taxi directly from the airport will cost approximately 15.00 to 20.00 GBP to the city centre for a one-way journey.  There is also a bus service direct from the airport to the city centre which will cost 3.50 single or 6.00 GBP return - the Airlink 100.  This is a frequent service (every 10 minutes during peak times) and will bring you close to Waverley Railway Station and the workshop venue. Lothian buses charge £1.40 for a single, £3.50 for a day ticket. Please note that the exact fare is required and no change is given. If travelling by train, please note that Edinburgh has two railway stations; Waverley Railway Station being the main station and closest to the workshop venue at 15 South College Street. If you alight at Edinburgh Waverley, the workshop venue is an easy 10 minute walk over North and South Bridge. The second railway station is called Haymarket and is at the West End of the city centre.

UK Visas

If you are travelling from overseas you may require an entry visa. A European visa does not guarantee entry to the UK. Please use this link to the UK Visas site to find out if you need a visa and if so how to apply for one.


Participants are asked to make their own accommodation arrangements. A list of Edinburgh accommodation of various sorts and prices is available here.  

Meals and Refreshments

Refreshments will be provided during the breaks in the programme. A light buffet lunch will be provided. 
Wireless Access 

The workshop venue, 15 South College Street, has wireless access throughout. On arrival you will be given instructions and a code for accessing the wireless network or you may access the EDUROAM network.


09.00  -  09.30  Registration
09.30  -  10.00 David Bourne (University of Glasgow) Pattern Formation in Block Copolymers
10.00  -  10.30 Dumitru Trucu (University of Dundee) Multiscale modeling and analysis for cancer invasion
10.30  -  11.00 Lucia Scardia (University of Glasgow) Multiscale problems in dislocation theory
11.00  -  11.30  Coffee and tea – served in the Chapterhouse level 1
11.30 -  12.00 Andrew Baggaley (University of Glasgow) TBA
12.00 -  12.30 Pieter Blue (University of Edinburgh) TBA
12.30  - 14.00 Lunch – served in the Chapterhouse level 1
14.00 – 14.30 Aram Karakhanyan (University of Edinburgh) TBA
14.30 – 15.00 Lyonell Boulton (Heriot-Watt University) Computing electromagnetic resonances in a resonator
15.00 – 15.30 Mike Todd (University of St Andrews)
15.30 – 16.00 Tea and coffee – served in the Chapterhouse level 1
16.00 – 16.30 Mariya Ptashnyk (University of Dundee) Locally periodic homogenization and multiscale analysis of plywood microstructures
16.30 – 17.00 Jozsef Farkas (University of Stirling) On steady states of nonlinear evolution equations arising in structured population dynamics
17.00 – 18.00 Wine reception – the Atrium level 3


Name Institution
Alan, Lindsay Heriot-Watt University
Aleksanyan, Hayk University of Edinburgh
Alqahtani, Aisha Heriot-Watt University
Baggaley, Andrew University of Glasgow
Bianchi, Arianna Heriot-Watt University
Blackbourn, Luke University of St Andrews
Blue, Pieter University of Edinburgh
Boulton, Lyonell Heriot-Watt University
Bourne, David University of Glasgow
Carbery, Tony University of Edinburgh
Carr, Jack Heriot Watt
Chaman, Kumar University of Edinburgh
Davies, Penny University of Strathclyde
Duncan, Dugald Heriot-Watt University
Eljazi, Radhia Heriot Watt University
Farkas, Jozsef University of Stirling
Guo, Zhenlin University of Dundee
Hwang, Sukjung University of Edinburgh
Karakhanyan, Aram University of Edinburgh
Karambal, Issa Heriot-Watt University
Knops, Robin Heriot-Watt University
Lacey, Andrew Heriot-Watt University
Li, Laoshen University of Dundee
Lord, Gabriel Heriot-Watt University
Lu, Heng University of Dundee
Michael, Tsardakas Heriot-Watt University
Mijovic, Vuksan University of St Andrews
Nguyen, Hieu Heriot-Watt University
Ptashnyk, Mariya University of Dundee
Roper, Steven University of Glasgow
Scardia, Lucia University of Bath
Scott, Richard University of St Andrews
Shang, Xiaocheng University of Edinburgh
Sherratt, Jonathan Heriot-Watt University
Todd, Mike University of St Andrews
Tran, Chuong University of St Andrews
Trucu, Dumitru University of Dundee
Vitturi, Marco University of Edinburgh
Vorgul, Irena University of St Andrews
Wang, Liang University od Dundee
Yang, Wei University of Strathclyde