Between Regularity and Defects: Variational and Geometrical Methods in Materials Science

Predicting how different materials behave when undergoing external stresses is a fundamental issue in Materials Science attracting the attention of the mathematical, physical, and engineering communities. The applicative implications of such a basic question are paramount in numerous industrial sectors, ranging from health care to civil engineering and renewable energies. In all these areas, we are interested in the material elastic response and in the development of defects, which could lead to failure.

A deep understanding of the above phenomena is crucial and comes with a number of challenging questions regarding the mathematical modeling and analysis in Continuum Mechanics. One of the main goals of this workshop is to bring together researchers with common interests at the interface between Geometrical Analysis, Calculus of Variations, Partial Differential Equations, and applications to Materials Science in order to tackle the most recent advances in the theory.

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The Workshop Between Regularity and Defects: Variational and Geometrical Methods in Materials Science is organized thanks to a grant by the Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematics and Physics (ESI), a programme-oriented research institute for mathematics and physics at the University of Vienna.

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Name Affiliation
Stefano Almi University Federico II of Napoli
Anastasia Molchanova University of Vienna


Name Affiliation
Jean-Francois Babadjian Paris-Saclay University
Marco Barchiesi University of Trieste
Barbora Benešová Charles University Prague
Marco Bresciani Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Daniel Campbell Charles University Prague
Maicol Caponi University Federico II of Napoli
Andrea Chiesa University of Vienna
Debajyoti Choudhuri National Institute of Technology Rourkela
Marco Cicalese Technical University of Munich
Elisa Davoli Technische Universitaet Wien
Anna Doležalová Charles University Prague
Irene Fonseca Carnegie Mellon University
Manuel Friedrich Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Tim Heilmann Technical University of Munich
Stanislav Hencl Charles University Prague
Flaviana Iurlano CNRS
Pekka Koskela University of Jyväskylä
Aleksis Koski University of Helsinki
Carolin Kreisbeck Katholische Universitä Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Stefan Krömer Academy of Sciences of Prague
Martin Kružík Czech Academy of Sciences
Andrea Kubin Technische Universität München
Anna Kubin Politecnico di Torino
Alice Marveggio Institute of Science and Technology Austria
Carlos Mora Corral Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Marco Morandotti Politecnico di Torino
Gokul Nair Cornell University
Jani Onninen University of Jyväskulä
Pekka Pankka University of Helsinki
Marcello Ponsiglione La Sapienza University of Rome
Aldo Pratelli University of Pisa
Stephen Preston Brooklyn College
Emanuela Radici EPFL Lausanne
Dario Reggiani Scuola Normale Meridionale
Filippo Riva University of Pavia
Tomáš Roskovec University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice
Fabian Rupp University of Vienna
Lucia Scardia Heriot-Watt University
Sebastian Schwarzacher Uppsala University
Viktor Shcherbakov Universität Kassel
Francesco Solombrino University Federico II of Napoli
Filip Soudský Technical University of Liberec
Marita Thomas Freie Universität and Weierstrass Institute Berlin
Alice Barbara Tumpach Wolfgang Pauli Institut
Barbara Zwicknagl Humboldt University
At a glance
Feb. 20, 2023 — Feb. 24, 2023
ESI Boltzmann Lecture Hall
Stefano Almi (U Napoli)
Anastasia Molchanova (U Vienna)