Entrance hall of the ICMS Workshop

Nonlinear analysis and the physical and biological sciences (in honour of Jack Carr)

May 21, 2018 - May 22, 2018

ICMS, 15 South College Street

Organisers

Name Institution
Ball, Sir John University of Oxford and Heriot-Watt University
Eilbeck, J. 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.

Workshop Poster


Speakers:
Sir Michael Atiyah, University of Edinburgh
Sir John Ball, University of Oxford and Heriot-Watt University
Fernando da Costa, Universidade Aberta, Lisbon
Costas M Dafermos, Brown University
Dugald Duncan, Heriot-Watt University
Maria Esteban, CEREMADE, Université Paris-Dauphine
Irene Fonseca, Carnegie-Mellon University
Gero Friesecke*, TU Münich
Stuart Hastings, University of Pittsburgh
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

(*TBC)

 

Sir Michael Atiyah, University of Edinburgh, has agreed to open the workshop.


We are grateful for the financial support from the Glasgow Mathematical Journal Learning and Research Support Fund, the Maxwell Institute, Heriot-Watt University, ICMS, the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, and the North British Differential Equations Symposium.

   

 

Arrangements

Preliminary schedule: The workshop will occupy 2 full days, commencing around 08.45 on 21 May until around 18.00 on 22 May.

 

PARTICIPATION
The workshop is open to all interested, subject to a registration fee of 45 GBP (payable in cash on arrival at ICMS) which includes coffees and a buffet lunch on both days.  

Limited funding may be available to assist attendance by postgraduate students and younger research workers with preference to those at a Scottish University.  

We particularly invite PhD students and Postdocs to present their research as a poster.  Details will be requested on registration. 

Places for the dinner are limited due to the capacity of the venue and, apart from those already invited, will be allocated on a first/come, first/served basis.    There is a non-refundable contribution of 40 GBP towards the cost of the dinner.  This will be payable in cash on arrival at ICMS.    

Please use this link to register.

 

VENUE
The workshop will be held at ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh. 

 

ACCOMMODATION

  • Invited Speakers and Organisers have already been contacted regarding accommodation.

Further details and many more suggestions for accommodation can be found here 

 

TALKS AND AUDIO/VISUAL EQUIPMENT (FOR INVITED SPEAKERS)
Talks will be 40 minutes in length with 5 minutes for questions and answers.  All talks will be held in the Newhaven Lecture Theatre.  The lecture theatre has a built in computer, data projector, and visualiser/document camera.  In addition, there are two blackboards.  The projector and one board may be used simultaneously.  We advise Speakers that, where possible, you bring your talk on a memory stick/USB to put onto our computer in advance of your session - either at the start of the day or during coffee/lunch breaks.   ICMS staff can help with this.   It is possible for you to use your own laptops but it is then your own responsibility to ensure that resolutions are changed on the laptops if necessary (ICMS will not change the resolution on our equipment).   If you use a MAC we expect you to bring your own adaptor. 

 

POSTERS
We particularly invite PhD students and Postdocs to present their work as a poster.   Posters should be handed to ICMS staff on arrival at Registration and will be displayed during coffee, lunch breaks and after the talks on Monday and Tuesday.     Details of the poster title will be requested on the application form.  

 

WORKSHOP DINNER
This gathering is in memory of Professor Jack Carr.   The dinner will be held on Monday 21 May 2018, at 19.00, in the St Trinnean Room, St Leonard's Hall, Pollock Halls of Residence, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh.  Places for the dinner are limited due to the capacity of the venue and, apart from those already invited, will be allocated on a first/come, first/served basis.    There is a non-refundable contribution of 40 GBP towards the cost of the dinner (payable in cash on arrival at ICMS).     

 

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.

 

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

Please note that it is your responsibility to have adequate travel insurance to cover medical and other emergencies (volcanic ash disruptions) that may occur on your trip.

A taxi directly from the airport will cost approximately 20.00 to 25.00 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 4.50 GBP single or 7.50 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, only a short walk to the accommodation and the workshop venue (see map in 'Venue' section above). 

Lothian buses charge £1.60 for a single, £4.00 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 several 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 large railway station is called Haymarket and is at the West End of the city centre.    Please be aware that there is also an Edinburgh Park railway station but this is at the west side of the city some way from the city centre.  For ICMS, use Edinburgh Waverley.

 

ENQUIRIES
Administrative enquiries regarding practical arrangements in Edinburgh should be emailed to:   audrey (dot) mccrorie@icms.org.uk

 

Programme

Preliminary schedule: The workshop will occupy 2 full days, commencing 08.45 on 21 May until around 18.00 on 22 May.

Registration will take place 08.45 - 09.15 on 21 May at ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA.

 

Full details of the programme will be announced here as arrangements progress.

 

Presentations:

Presentation Details
Ball, Sir John
Jack Carr the mathematician
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Dafermos, Constantine
Hyperbolic balance laws with dissipative source
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Esteban, Maria J
Rigidity, nonlinear flows and optimal symmetry for extremals of functional inequalities
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Fonseca, Irene
Mathematical analysis of novel advanced materials
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Hastings, Stuart
On the use of classical ode methods in modern applied analysis
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Pego, Robert
Self-similar limits from ballistic annihilation of fronts
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Penrose, Oliver
Some thoughts about nematic liquid crystals
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Slemrod, Marshall
From C-G-S to Hilbert6
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Székelyhidi, László
High-dimensionality and h-principle in PDE
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Troy, William C
Periodic wave solutions of a two space dimensional neuronal model
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Participants

Name Institution
Atiyah, Sir Michael University of Edinburgh
Ball, Sir John University of Oxford and Heriot-Watt University
da Costa, Fernando M Universidade Aberta
Dafermos, Constantine Brown University
Dias, João-Paulo University of Lisbon & CMAF-CIO
Duncan, Dugald Heriot-Watt University
Eilbeck, J. Chris Heriot-Watt University
Esteban, Maria J Université Paris-Dauphine
Fonseca, Irene Carnegie Mellon University
Gimperlein, Heiko Heriot-Watt University
Grinfeld, Michael University of Strathclyde
Hastings, Stuart University of Pittsburgh
Knops, R J Heriot-Watt University
Niethammer, Barbara University of Bonn
Pego, Robert Carnegie Mellon University
Penrose, Oliver Heriot-Watt University
Sasportes, Rafael Universidade Aberta & CAMGSD
Slemrod, Marshall University of Wisconsin
Smyth, Noel University of Edinburgh
Stewart, Iain University of Dundee
Székelyhidi, László Leipzig University
Troy, William C University of Pittsburgh