26.10.04 30.10.04

Multi-scale modelling and characterisation for phase transformations in advanced materials

This is the kick-off meeting for the new Marie Curie Research Training Network on Multi-scale modelling and characterisation for phase transformations in advanced materials (MULTIMAT). Many applications of so-called smart materials are based on changes in their atomic, nano- and microstructure brought about by phase transformations. In order to further develop and apply these materials we need a better and fundamental understanding of the underlying principles of these processes. MULTIMAT aims to continue existing and fruitful collaborations between strong theoretical and experimental research groups active in this exciting and promising field of advanced materials.
The meeting combines introductory courses for PhD students and Postdocs delivered by leading experts in the field with the presentation of the current research of the teams (see programme).


08:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 10:45 Ekhard Salje (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom), William Lee
Introduction to Phase Transitions
10:45 - 11:15
11:15 - 13:00 Antoni Planes (University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain), Eduard Vives
Introduction to Phase Transition Kinetics
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:00 Antoni Planes (University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain), Eduard Vives
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:30 Vaclav Novak (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic)
From single crystals to polycrystals
18:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 10:45 Stefan Müller (MPI MIS, Leipzig, Germany)
An overview of mathematical tools for microstructure I
10:45 - 11:15
11:15 - 13:00 Stefan Müller (MPI MIS, Leipzig, Germany)
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30 Dominique Schryvers (University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium)
Observations of microstructures and defects
15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:30 Petr Sittner (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Physics, Prague, Czech Republic)
In-situ experimental techniques for martensitic transformations
08:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 10:45 Andrea Braides (Universita' di Roma `Tor Vergata', Rome, Italy)
The relation between discrete and continuous models
10:45 - 11:15
11:15 - 13:00 Carsten Carstensen (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany)
Numerical analysis of nonconvex variational problems
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 17:30
14:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:25
14:25 - 14:50
Classifying crystal structures: geometric and arithmetic approach:
and Discussion (5 min)

14:50 - 15:15
15:15 - 15:40


Tomáš Černoch

Helmut Abels

Stefan Adams

Abdelhamid Ainouz

Gregoire Allaire

François Alouges

Jean-François Babadjian

John Ball

Barbora Bartova

Eric Bonnetier

Erell Bonnot

Andrea Braides

Carsten Carstensen

Antonin Chambolle

John Chapman

Isaac Chenchiah

Sergio Conti

Antonio DeSimone

Nicolas Dirr

M. Hassan Farshbaf Shaker

Alphonse Finel

Gilles Francfort

Heinrich Freistühler

Juliana Gemperlova

Antoine Gloria

Silvia Ignacova

Muhammad Ali Khan

Roman Kotecky

Martin Kruzik

Michal Landa

William Lee

Andrew Lorent

Petr Lukas

Francesco Maggi

Frantisek Marsik

Peter Molnar

Xavier Moya Raposo

Benson Muite

Stefan Müller

Ondrej Muransky

Mario Nardone

Vaclav Novak

Felix Otto

Mario Pitteri

Antoni Planes

Ramon Plaza

Andrija Raguz

Ulrich K. Rößler

Gelu-Marius Rotaru

Tomas Roubicek

Ekhard Salje

Dominique Schryvers

Rainer Schumann

Hartmut Schwetlick

Petr Sedlak

Jianmin Shi

Petr Sittner

Torsten Steidten

Gabriel Stoltz

Wim Tirry

Eduard Vives

Sandro Wenzel

Michael Westdickenberg

Giovanni Zanzotto

Scientific Organizers

Stefan Müller

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig

Dominique Schryvers

University of Antwerp

Administrative Contact

Katja Bieling

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences Contact via Mail