Entrance hall of the ICMS Workshop

The 2nd Scottish PDE Colloquium

May 15, 2014 - May 16, 2014

ICMS, 15 South College Street


Name Institution
Farkas, Jozsef University of Stirling
Ptashnyk, Mariya University of Dundee

Partial differential equations (PDE's) provide a conceptual framework for studying a vast spectrum of problems arising in the natural and physical sciences. Therefore, not surprisingly, they are a central feature in the work of many mathematicians, both pure and applied. The primary aim of this meeting is to bring together researchers mostly from Scotland whose work features nonlinear PDE’s and their analysis. This meeting is the sequential event following the first Scottish PDE Colloquium, which took place at  ICMS in May 2013. Based upon the success of the first meeting we aim to establish a series of annual meetings. The large number of researchers working in the area in Scotland also required to expand the meeting into a two-day meeting. The presentations will cover a wide variety of topics related to PDE’s.

Specific goals of the meeting:

  • Bring together junior and senior researchers in PDE’s from across Scotland

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

  • To build connections and germinate potential collaborations between researchers working with PDE’s across Scotland 

  • To create an opportunity to discuss in an informal setting with internationally renowned researchers

  • To enable PhD students to present their work in progress in an informal setting


The meeting will feature plenary talks from:
Gianni Dal Maso, SISSA, Trieste
Glenn F Webb, Vanderbilt University


To participate in this meeting please register using this form. Participation is free of charge. The number of participants is strictly limited and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To avoid disappointment please register as soon as possible.

The meeting will take place in the Cramond Room at ICMS, 15 South College Steet





Thursday 15 May

09.00-10.00 Registration

10.00-11.00 Gianni Dal Maso (SISSA, Trieste)

11.00-11.30 Coffee/tea

11.30-12.00 Lucia Scardia (University of Glasgow)

12.00-12.30 Michael Dreher (Heriot-Watt University)

12.30-13.00 Patrick Dondl (Durham University)

13.00-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.00 Alison Ramage (University of Strathclyde)

15.00-15.30 Stephan Wojtowytsch  (University of Durham)

15.30-16.00 Pieter Blue (University of Edinburgh)

16.00-16.30 Coffee/tea

16.30-17.00 Wei Yang (University of Strathclyde)

17.00-17.30 David Bourne (University of Glasgow)

17.30-18.00 Radostin Simitev (University of Glasgow)

18.00-19.00 Wine reception




Friday 16 May

10.00-11.00 Glenn F. Webb (Vanderbilt University)

11.00-11.30 Coffee/tea

11.30-12.00 Irene Kyza (University of Dundee)

12.00-12.30 Tony Mulholland (University of Strathclyde)

12.30-13.00 Markus Schmuck (Heriot-Watt University)

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-14.30 Aram Karakhanyan (University of Edinburgh)

14.30-15.00 Brian Seguin (University of Dundee)

15.00-15.30 Gabriel Barrenechea (University of Strathclyde)

15.30-16.00 Coffee/tea

16.00-16.30 Miguel Pineda (University of Dundee)

16.30-17.00 Athanasoulis Agisilaos (University of Leicester)

17.00 -             Closing & Pub



Presentation Details
Barrenechea, Gabriel
Some recent results on positivity preserving discretizations of the convection-diffusion equation
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Dal Maso, Gianni
Generalised functions of bounded deformation
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Dondl, Patrick
A phase field model for the optimization of the Willmore energy in the class of connected surfaces
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Webb, Glenn
Nonlocal Phenomena in Partial Di erential Equations
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Wojtowytsch, Stephan
Sub-Lorentzian geometry
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Name Institution
Athanasoulis, Agisilaos University of Leicester
Barrenechea, Gabriel University of Strathclyde
Bosy, Michal University of Strathclyde
Bourne, David University of Glasgow
Dal Maso, Gianni SISSA
Dipierro, Serena University of Edinburgh
Dondl, Patrick Durham University
Dreher, Michael Heriot-Watt University
Farkas, Jozsef University of Stirling
Gimperlein, Heiko Heriot-Watt University
Gonzalez Aguayo, Cheherazada University of Strathclyde
Karakhanyan, Aram University of Edinburgh
Kouevi, Assionvi Hove Heriot-Watt University
Kyza, Irene University of Dundee
Mulholland, Tony University of Strathclyde
Pineda, Miguel University of Dundee
Ptashnyk, Mariya University of Dundee
Ramage, Alison University of Strathclyde
Scardia, Lucia University of Bath
Seguin, Brian University of Dundee
Simitev, Radostin University of Glasgow
Wachtel, Andreas University of Strathclyde
Webb, Glenn Vanderbilt University
Wojtowytsch, Stephan Univeristy of Durham
Yang, Wei University of Strathclyde