Entrance hall of the ICMS Workshop

MIGSAA Annual Student Colloquium 2017

Sep 22, 2017

15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA


Lukas Eigentler (MIGSAA)

William Trenberth (MIGSAA)


MIGSAA Annual Student Colloquium 2017 on Friday 22nd September from 13.30 pm in ICMS

You are warmly invited to join the 2017 student led Colloquium with talks by three distinguished guests from the Universities of Oxford, Imperial College and Basel.


Melanie Rupflin (University of Oxford)
Title: Geometric Flows and Minimal Surfaces
Abstract: The classical Plateau problems has been one of the most influential problems in the development of modern analysis. Posed initially by Lagrange, it asks whether a closed curve in Euclidean space always spans a surface with minimal possible area, a question that was answered positively by Douglas and Rado around 1930.  In this talk I want to consider some aspects of the classical Plateau Problem and its generalisations and discuss furthermore how one can "flow" to such minimal surfaces by following a suitably defined gradient flow of the Dirichlet energy, i.e. of the integral of gradient squared.

Sara Merino-Aceituno (Imperial College London)
Title: Deriving Continuum Equations from Particle Models using Kinetic Theory: Applications to Biology
Abstract: TBC

Enno Lenzmann (Universität Basel)
Title: Nonlocality, Criticality, and Complete Integrability
Abstract: TBC



If you wish to attend please complete the application form.


Venue and Talks
The workshop will be held at 15 South College Street, Edinburgh.   All lectures will be held in the Newhaven Lecture Theatre.  The Lecture Theatre is equipped with a data projector, computer, visualiser (the new generation of overhead projectors) and blackboards.  It is best to bring your presentation on a memory stick to use in our ICMS computer.  Alternatively, it is possible for you to use your own laptop with our dataprojector, but please be aware that you may have to alter your laptop resolutions/settings.  

Information about travel to the UK and Edinburgh is available here. 


Preliminary Programme

13.30: Registration and Coffee in the Chapterhouse

14.00: Melanie Rupflin, Newhaven Lecture Theatre

15.00: Sara Merino-Aceituno, Newhaven Lecture Theatre

16.00: Coffee Break, Chapterhouse

16.30: Enno Lenzmann, Newhaven Lecture Theatre

17.30: Wine Reception & Poster Session, Chapterhouse