Material theories, statistical mechanics, and geometric analysis: A conference in honor of Stephan Luckhaus' 66th birthday


All talks will be held in the Leibniz-Saal (E1 05),
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig, Inselstraße 22).

Monday, June 03, 2019
09:00 - 10:00Welcome coffee

Mathematics and Mathematicians in Industry

Typical tasks for PhDs in Mathematics outside academia - with interventions by
10:10 - 10:25Christoph Blendinger (Deutsche Bahn)
(No) Statistical Mechanics in Railway Systems
10:25 - 10:40Gianluca Lauteri (Deutsche Bank)
10:40 - 10:55Klaus Räwer (SAP Deutschland)
A Mathematician at SAP Consulting
10:55 - 11:00Jens Weidner (SAP Walldorf)
Mathematics at SAP / Mathematicians at SAP: A Personal View on Two Incompatible Topics
11:10 - 11:25Jens Wohlgemuth (TNG Technology Consulting)
Working in IT Consulting
11:30 - 12:00Round table discussion
12:00 - 14:00Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:10Welcome Address
14:10 - 15:10Stefan Müller (Universität Bonn)
Statistical mechanics for lattice models of elasticity
15:10 - 15:40Coffee & Tea
15:40 - 16:40Sergio Conti (Universität Bonn)
A phase-space formulation of existence and relaxation theory in elasticity
16:40 - 17:40Christof Melcher (RWTH Aachen)
Variational framework for chiral skyrmions
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
09:00 - 10:00Luis Caffarelli (The University of Texas at Austin)
Interactions between infinitesimal and integral diffusions
10:00 - 10:30Coffee & Tea
10:30 - 11:30Georg Weiss (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
On global solutions of the obstacle problem
11:30 - 12:30Angkana Rüland (MPI MIS Leipzig)
Microstructure in Shape-Memory Alloys: Rigidity, Flexibility and Some Numerical Simultations
12:30 - 14:30Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:20Tristan Buckmaster (Princeton University)
Non-uniqueness of weak solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations
15:20 - 15:50Coffee & Tea
15:50 - 16:40Ilona Kosiuk (TU Wien)
Geometric singular perturbation theory meets cell biology: new challenges and advances
16:40 - 17:30Martin Kell (Universität Tübingen)
Optimal Transport Maps in Classical and Relativistic Geometries
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
09:00 - 10:00Alexander Mielke (WIAS and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Gradient systems and the derivation of effective kinetic relations via EDP convergence
10:00 - 10:30Coffee & Tea
10:30 - 11:30Antonin Chambolle (Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau)
Recent results on crystalline curvature flows
11:30 - 12:30Julian Fischer (IST Austria)
Interface evolution problems in fluid mechanics and geometry: (Non-)Uniqueness of solutions and weak-strong uniqueness principles
12:30 - 14:30Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:30Panagiotis Souganidis (University of Chicago)
Stochastic Hamilton-Jacobi equations: an update and qualitative properties
15:30 - 16:00Coffee & Tea
16:00 - 17:00Aaron Nung Kwan Yip (Purdue University)
Energy Scaling and Asymptotic Properties of One-Dimensional Discrete System with Generalized Lennard-Jones (m,n) Interaction
17:00 - 18:00Matteo Novaga (Università di Pisa)
Evolution of grain boundaries
Thursday, June 06, 2019
09:00 - 10:00Roman Kotecký (University of Warwick)
Metastability of a “supersaturated vapour”
10:00 - 10:30Coffee & Tea
10:30 - 11:30Emanuele Spadaro (Università di Roma 'La Sapiena')
Thin obstacle problems and multiple valued minimal graphs
11:30 - 12:30Andre Schlichting (RWTH Aachen)
Longtime behavior for exchange-driven growth models
12:30 - 14:30Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:20Tim Laux (University of California, Berkeley)
Implicit time discretization for mean convex sets
15:20 - 15:50Coffee & Tea
15:50 - 16:40Nadine Große (Universität Freiburg)
Boundary value problems: an approach via bounded geometries
16:40 - 17:30Miaomiao Zhu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Geometric analysis of a Mixed Elliptic-Parabolic Conformally Invariant Boundary Value Problem

Date and Location

June 03 - 06, 2019
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Inselstraße 22
04103 Leipzig

Scientific Organizers

Jürgen Jost
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences

Felix Otto
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences

Administrative Contact

Katja Heid
Contact by Email

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