Workshop on variational problems in physics

A workshop on variational problems in physics will take place on May  20-24 at the IMT (Schwartz lecture room).
This event is partially funded by the ANR project MAToS (ANR JCJC ANR-14-CE25-0009-01).


Stanley Alama (McMaster University) 
Jacopo Bellazzini  (Università di Sassari)
Fabrice Bethuel  (Université Paris 6)
Lia Bronsard  (McMaster University)
Giacomo Canevari  (Università degli Studi di Verona)
Andres Contreras  (New Mexico State University)
Dmitry Golovaty  (University of Akron)
Radu Ignat (Université Toulouse 3)
Robert Jerrard   (University of Toronto)
Andrew Lorent (University of Cincinnati)
Petru Mironescu  (Université Lyon 1)
Giandomenico Orlandi (Università di Verona)
Adriano Pisante (University of Rome "La Sapienza")
Giovanni Pisante  (Università degli Studi della Campania)
Remy Rodiac  (Université Catholique de Louvain)
Angkana Rüland  (Max Planck Institut Leipzig)
Sylvia Serfaty  (Courant Institute)
Itai Shafrir  (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)
Peter Sternberg  (Indiana University Bloomington)
Jean Van Schaftingen  (Université Catholique de Louvain )

Organizers: Xavier Lamy (IMT), and Mihai Maris (IMT).
To register for this workshop, please send an email to the organizers at xlamy[at]math[dot]univ-toulouse[dot]fr


  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:15-10:15   G.Pisante G.Orlandi I.Shafrir R.Ignat

and coffee

coffee break coffee break coffee break coffee break
10:45-11:45 P.Mironescu A.Rüland G.Canevari A.Contreras
11:45-12:45 F.Bethuel A.Lorent A.Pisante R.Jerrard
  lunch lunch lunch lunch lunch
14:15-15:15 J.Bellazzini P.Sternberg

free afternoon

conference dinner
at 8pm (map)

15:15-16:15 S.Alama D.Golovaty J.Van Schaftingen
  coffee break coffee break coffee break
16:45-17:45 L.Bronsard R.Rodiac













S.Alama: Droplet Phase for a Ternary Nonlocal Isoperimetric Problem
J.Bellazzini: Half wave equation: dispersion estimates and norm inflation
F.Bethuel: Pseudo-profiles for the vectorial Allen-Cahn equation
L.Bronsard: Thin Film Liquid Crystals with Oblique Anchoring and Boojums
G.Canevari: A homogenisation problem in the Landau-de Gennes theory for nematic liquid crystals
A.Contreras: Vortex clustering phenomena due to geometric effects in 3d superconductivity
D.Golovaty: A generalized Landau-de Gennes model for nematic/isotropic phase transitions
R.Ignat: On the uniqueness of minimisers of Ginzburg-Landau functionals
R.Jerrard: Interface dynamics in semilinear wave equations
A.Lorent: Null Lagrangian measures
P.Mironescu: Traces of weighted Sobolev spaces and nonlinear functional analysis problems
G.Orlandi: Topological singular set of vector valued maps and applications
A.Pisante: Torus-like solutions for the Landau-de Gennes model
G.Pisante: A weighted anisotropic Sobolev type inequality and some consequences
R.Rodiac: Helicoidal filaments for the Ginzburg-Landau equations in 3D
A.Rüland: Microstructure in Shape-Memory Alloys: Rigidity, Flexibility and Some Numerical Simulations
S.Serfaty: Statics and dynamics for systems of points with Coulomb-type interactions
I.Shafrir: Minimizers of a variational problem for nematic liquid crystals with variable degree of orientation in two dimensions
P.Sternberg: A model problem for nematic/isotropic phase transitions based on highly disparate elastic constants
J.Van Schaftingen: Ginzburg-Landau functionals for a general compact vacuum manifold on planar domains


Some suggestions for dinner.

tapas bars: la cantine a la une, chez rosa, maitre renard
pizza: la grand' pizzeria, la pastasciutta
small italian bites: la prosciutteria
crepes: la crêperie
empanadas: caminito
food from auvergne: au buron
local food:  la braisière, côté garonne, du plaisir a la toque, glastag, l'air de famille, the winter garden, le bistrot des carmes