Rate-independent systems: Modeling, Analysis, and Computations (10w5075)


(Bocconi University)

(University of Vienna)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Variational Methods for Evolution" workshop from August 29 to September 3, 2010.

Variational evolution models are almost ubiquitous in applications
and have been considered in connection with fluid dynamics, phase transitions,
thin films, quantum models, nonlinear diffusion and transport problems,
chemical reactions, rate-independent phenomena, and material modeling, just to
mention a few hot topics. The mathematical analysis of such systems
has recently attracted an increasing attention from many different viewpoints,
which nevertheless reveal interesting and deep connections.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT).