Entrance hall of the ICMS

Nonlinear analysis and the physical and biological sciences

May 21, 2018 - May 22, 2018

ICMS, 15 South College Street


Name Institution
Ball, Sir John University of Oxford
Eilbeck, Chris Heriot-Watt University
Gimperlein, Heiko Heriot-Watt University
Grinfeld, Michael University of Strathclyde
Knops, Robin Heriot-Watt University
Smyth, Noel University of Edinburgh


There is a long and well-documented history of the mutually beneficial interaction between mathematics and  the physical sciences that now extends to  biological and other disciplines.  The main purpose of this workshop is to provide concentrated opportunity for discussion of the latest developments in nonlinear analysis and the physical and biological sciences, and the active influence that each exerts on the other.

The Workshop is dedicated to the memory of Professor Jack Carr.

Confirmed speakers:

John M Ball, University of Oxford
Fernando da Costa, Universidade Aberta, Lisbon
Costas M. Dafermos, Brown University
Dugald Duncan, Heriot-Watt University
Maria Esteban, CEREMADE, Paris Workshops
Irene Fonseca, Carnegie-Mellon University
Gero Friesecke, TU Münich
Stuart Hastings, University of Pittsburgh
Stefan Müller, University of Bonn
Barbara Niethammer, University of Bonn
Robert Pego, Carnegie-Mellon University
Oliver Penrose, Heriot-Watt University
Marshall Slemrod, University of Wisconsin and Weizmann Institute of Science
Iain Stewart, University of Dundee
Laszlo Szekelyhidi, University of Leipzig
William C Troy,  University of Pittsburgh

Sir Michael Atiyah, University of Edinburgh, has agreed to chair the opening session.

The workshop is supported by the Maxwell Institute and Heriot-Watt University, ICMS, the Glasgow Mathematical Journal Trust Fund, the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, and the North British Diffferential Equations Symposium.


Preliminary schedule: The workshop will occupy 2 full days, from 09.15 on 21 May until around 18.00 on 22 May.

The workshop is open to all interested participants, subject to a conference fee to be announced. Details on how to register will appear here in due course.
We particularly invite PhD students and Postdocs to present their work in a poster session.  A call will open in 2018.