New Trends in Nonlinear Elliptic Equations (15w5004)


Michel Chipot (University of Zurich)

Itai Shafrir (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "New Trends in Nonlinear Elliptic Equations" workshop from August 30th to September 4th, 2015.

The theory of elliptic equations is concerned with diffusion problems. For instance, diffusion of the temperature in a plate, of a population in some environment, of water in a porous media, etc. Starting
from the simple Laplace equation in the 19th century, the theory has expanded and has been able to model complicated situations.

Getting their inspiration from the Laplace equation, generations of mathematicians have attacked
various issues of prime importance. It is not possible to quote them all, but one is for instance the complete understanding of the Navier-Stokes equation which models the motion of fluids.

One of the goals of the workshop is to deepen the human knowledge in this field.

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).