Phase Transitions Models (17w5110)
Petru Mironescu (University Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
Yaniv Almog (Louisiana State University)
2. To favor "technology transfer" between these fields, typically concerning questions which can be tackled using different techniques (e.g. interface shapes in the presence of strong external fields, a subject common to variational methods and to semi-classical analysis).
3. To foster progress in emerging (at least mathematically) areas such as $p$-waves and smectic liquid crystals and fractional problems.
4. The meeting will bring together people from four distinct communities (superconductivity and related models, liquid crystals, semi-classical analysis, fractional problems) which either share a common mathematical background or tackle similar problems, but do not usually attend the same meetings or work together. It will be one of the very first meetings to gather all these communities, which clearly have intersecting working agendas and an important collaboration potential.
5. The presence of experts in mathematically emerging directions can be of great benefit to the younger scholars who will participate in the meeting.