PDEs for multiphase advanced materials


September 17-21, 2012

Palazzone, Cortona (Arezzo), Italy

Please find the poster and  some pictures.

Download here the programme and the book of abstracts.

New! pdf of the talks New! thanks by Gianni New!


Scientific and Organizing Committee

Elena Bonetti (Pavia)
Pierluigi Colli (Pavia)
Elisabetta Rocca (Milano)

Aim and Scope.
Main aim of the meeting is to investigate, both from modeling and analytical point of view, multiphase advanced materials, which represent a new challenging field in theoretical and technological research. In particular, the workshop will be focused on the following subjects:

Shape memory effects
Liquid crystals
Ferromagnetic materials
Two-phase fluids
Gas storage in alloys

The complexity of these materials demands the joint contribution of several knowledge, ranging from experiments and modeling to the mathematical analysis of PDEs and to computations. The purpose of the workshop is hence to stimulate an interdisciplinary discussion on this topics and to review the recent developments in the field.



Main speakers

Toyohiko Aiki (Tokyo, Japan)
Franck Boyer (Marseille, France)
José Antonio Carrillo (Barcellona, Spain)
Antonio DeSimone (Sissa, Trieste, Italy)
Wolfgang Dreyer (WIAS, Berlin, Germany)
Charlie Elliott (Warwick, UK)
Michel Frémond (Roma Tor Vergata, Italy)
Gianni Gilardi (Pavia, Italy)
Claudio Giorgi (Brescia, Italy)
Danielle Hilhorst (Paris Sud, France)
Dietmar Hömberg (WIAS/TU, Berlin, Germany)
Barbara Kaltenbacher (Klagenfurt, Austria)
Pavel Krejci (Math. Institute, Prague, Czech Rep.)
Philippe Laurençot (Toulose, France)
Maria Giovanna Mora (Pavia, Italy)
Irena Pawlow (Warsaw, Poland)
Francesco Scavello (Versalis-ENI, Mantova, Italy)
Ulisse Stefanelli (IMATI - CNR, Pavia, Italy)
Enrico Valdinoci (Milano, Italy)


Please feel free to contact us by

phone: +39-0382-985688
(E. Bonetti)

phone: +39-0382-985617
(P. Colli)

phone: +39-02-50316182
(E. Rocca)

Special session

On Wednesday September 19,

a SPECIAL SESSION will be dedicated to the

65th birthday of Professor Gianni Gilardi

with lectures by

Hans Wilhelm Alt (Munich, Germany)
Mauro Fabrizio (Bologna, Italy)
Giuseppe Geymonat (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France)

Maurizio Grasselli (Milano Politecnico, Italy)

Nobuyuki Kenmochi (Kyoto, Japan)
Alain Miranville (Poitiers, France)
Paolo Podio-Guidugli (Roma Tor Vergata, Italy)
Giulio Schimperna (Pavia, Italy)
Jürgen Sprekels (WIAS, Berlin, Germany)


No registration fee is required.
However, if you wish to attend
the workshop, please fill out our
on-line registration form


How to get to the Palazzone

Sponsored by

FP7-IDEAS-ERC Starting Grant 2010 ``EntroPhase''