5th Women in Mathematics Summer School on Mathematical Theories towards Environmental Models

May 27 2013 - 00:00
Jun 1 2013 - 23:59
Venue: 

International Centre for Theoretical Physics - ICTP, Trieste (Italy)

Short description of the event: 

The European Women in Mathematics summer schools aim at providing a stimulating intellectual environment for PhD students and post-docs from different countries and different mathematical disci- plines. It is the fifth of a series, the last took place in Leiden in 2011. One of the main scopes of the whole EWM Summer School program is to encourage the initiative of young women in higher mathe- matics and push them to be propositive and take responsibility for organization and management. For this reason EWM has launched a call for proposals, aimed at gathering ideas of topics for minicourses from female mathematicians in their early stage career. The proponents of the selected projects have joined the committee as Course Directors.
The school will consist of short courses focusing on four topics of the current research in mathematics. For the 2013 edition the selected topics are in the areas of Dynamical Systems, Partial Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis. Each short course consists of an introductory part, a more advanced one, together with problem solving and tutorial sessions. There will be time for contributed talks and also discussions on gender issues. Participants and lecturers will be of both sexes.
A major aim of the fifth EWM school is the involvement and participation of women from developing countries, taking advantage that the school takes place at ICTP. As a matter of fact, due to a lack of female teachers in the higher education system and other possible discriminative facts, female mathe- maticians from developing countries may face serious problems in developing their career as researchers and may need to strengthen their motivations and professional self-confidence.
As the School’s topics mainly belong to those domains of Mathematics that are relevant to under- standing the physics and complexity of our planet, the EWM School is part of the Mathematics of Planet Earth Programme 2013 (http://www. mpe2013.org/).
Registration: http://agenda.ictp.it/smr.php?2468
Deadline february 15 2013

Scientific Committee: L. Fajstrup, T. Grava, S. Hittmeyer, E. Mezzetti, M.-F. Ouedraogo, M.-F. Roy, S. Terracini, K.R. Adeeb. Local Organizer: L. Goettsche

MINI-COURSE DIRECTORS
Giuseppina Autuori (Marche Polytechnic University) & Francesca Colasuonno (University of Bari)
Karin Mora (University of Bath) & Stefanie Hittmeyer (University of Auckland)
Carlotta Giannelli (Johannes Kepler University, Linz)
Chiara Simeoni (University of L'Aquila)

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) is
organizing the 5th Women in Mathematics Summer School on Mathematical Theories towards Environmental Models, which will be held at ICTP, Trieste, Italy, from 27 May to 1 June 2013. The scientific committee is composed of Susanna Terracini, (University of Torino, Italy - chair), Lisbeth Fajstrup (Aalborg University), Tamara Grava (International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy), Stefanie Hittmeyer
(University of Auckland, New Zealand), Emilia Mezzetti (University of
Trieste, Italy), Marie-Françoise Ouedraogo (University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso), Marie-Françoise Roy (University of Rennes, France), Khanum Rashida Adeeb (University of Essex, UK).

Our planet is the setting for dynamical systems of all sorts, including
geophysical, atmospheric, biological and the human processes. It is an excellent example of a forced, dissipative non-equilibrium system dominated by highly nonlinear processes and featuring multi-scale interactions, so that its understanding can be approached using the tools of dynamical systems and partial differential equations theories.
The school aims at approaching different core problems of pure and applied mathematics in a multidisciplinary perspective. It will consist of short courses focusing on four topics of the current research:

1. Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations. Directors: Giuseppina Autuori (Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Marche Polytechnic University) and Francesca Colasuonno (Department of Mathematics, University of Bari). Speakers: Michel Chipot
(Department of Mathematics, University of Zurich), Ireneo Peral Alonso
(Autonomous University of Madrid), Patrizia Pucci (Department of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Perugia), Vicentiu Radulescu (Simion Stoilow Institute of the Romanian Academy, University of Craiova, Romania)

2. Dynamical Systems and Bifurcation Theory with Applications to the
Dynamics of Planet Earth. Directors: Karin Mora (University of Bath) and Stefanie Hittmeyer (University of Auckland). Speakers: Ulrike Feudel* (University of Oldenburg), Hinke Osinga (University of Auckland), Kathrin Padberg-Gehle (TU Dresden), Lawrie Virgin
(Duke University). (* to be confirmed)

3. Isogeometric Analysis. Director: Carlotta Giannelli (Johannes Kepler
University, Linz). Speakers: Bert Jüttler (Johannes Kepler, University Linz), Carla Manni (Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy), Giancarlo Sangalli (Mathematics Department, University of Pavia, Italy).

4. Numerical Analysis of Environmental Flows. Director: Chiara Simeoni
(University of L'Aquila, Italy). Speakers: Manuel J. Castro Díaz (University of Malaga), Maria Lukacova-Medvidova (University of Mainz), Simona Perotto (MOX Politecnico di Milano), Vladimir Zeitlin (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris).

Each short course consists of an introductory part, a more advanced one,
together with problem solving and tutorial sessions. The European Women in Mathematics summer schools aim at providing a stimulating intellectual environment for PhD students and post-docs from different countries and different mathematical disciplines. A major scope is to encourage the active participation of women into higher mathematics.
Participants and lecturers will be of both sexes. This Summer School is
part of the international initiative "Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013" supported by mathematical societies and institutes around the world.

Registration at: http://agenda.ictp.it/smr.php?2468
Up to date information about the program of the school can be found at
http://europeanwomeninmaths.org/activities/summer-school/women- in-mathematics-summer-school-ictp-2013

PARTICIPATION
Mathematicians from all countries which are members of the United Nations, UNESCO or IAEA may attend the School. As it will be conducted in English, participants should have an adequate working knowledge of that language. Although the main purpose of the Centre is to help research workers from developing countries, through a programme of training activities within a framework of international cooperation, a
limited number of students and post-doctoral scientists from developed
countries are also welcome to attend.

As a rule, travel and subsistence expenses of the participants should be
borne by the home institution. Every effort should be made by candidates to secure support for their fare (or at least half-fare). However, limited funds are available for some participants who are nationals of, and working in, a developing country, and who are not more than 45 years old. Such support is available only for those who
attend the entire activity. Some financial aid will be available also for a limited number of participants from developed countries. There is no registration fee.

HOW TO APPLY FOR PARTICIPATION
The application form can be accessed at the activity website
http://agenda.ictp.it/smr.php?2468
Once in the website, comprehensive instructions will guide you
step-by-step, on how to fill out and submit the application form.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Susanna Terracini (University of Torino)
Lisbeth Fajstrup (Aalborg University)
Tamara Grava (SISSA, Trieste)
Stefanie Hittmeyer (University of Auckland)
Emilia Mezzetti (University of Trieste)
Marie-Françoise Ouedraogo (University of Ouagadougou)
Marie-Françoise Roy (University of Rennes)
Khanum Rashida Adeeb (University of Essex)

LOCAL ORGANIZER
Lothar Göttsche (ICTP, Trieste)

MINI-COURSE DIRECTORS
Giuseppina Autuori (Marche Polytechnic University) & Francesca Colasuonno (University of Bari)
Karin Mora (University of Bath) & Stefanie Hittmeyer (University of Auckland)
Carlotta Giannelli (Johannes Kepler University, Linz)
Chiara Simeoni (University of L'Aquila)

CO-SPONSORS
INDAM (GNAMPA) and (GNFM)
Compositio Mathematica Foundation
Department of Mathematics and Geosciences, University of Trieste
Department of Mathematics, University of Torino
Department of Mathematics, University of L'Aquila
SISSA, Trieste

Activity Secretariat:
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
Ms Alessandra Bergamo
Strada Costiera 11 I-34151 Trieste Italy
Telefax: +39-040-2240-7490 Telephone: +39-040-2240-201

smr2468@ictp.it

DEADLINE for requesting participation: 15 February 2013

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