Nonlinear Potential Theoretic Methods in Partial Differential Equations (Online) (21w5100)


Andrea Cianchi (University of Firenze)

(University of Parma)

(University of Missouri)

(McGill University)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Nonlinear Potential Theoretic Methods in Partial Differential Equations" workshop in Banff from September 5 to September 10, 2021.

Partial differential equations (PDE) are a rich and deep area of mathematics which is strongly motivated by problems arising in applied sciences and technology, such as physics, engineering, medicine. Most physical phenomena appearing, in reality, can indeed be modeled through PDE. Unfortunately, explicit solutions to PDE can only be determined in very few special cases. On the other hand, it is often possible to describe some relevant qualitative and quantitative properties of theirs. This theoretical analysis enables, for instance, to develop effective numerical approximation methods for solutions. The workshop focuses on some fundamental aspects of the theory of PDE, including existence of solutions, their regularity and a priori estimates. Information on these issues allows for a deeper understanding of the structure of solutions and of the physical phenomena that they describe. They will be addressed in connection with some of the most advanced developments of the theory of PDE, that rely upon methods and results from Nonlinear Potential Theory, Harmonic Analysis, Geometric Analysis.

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 U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).