ESF Research Conferences

ESF Mathematics Conference in Partnership with EMS and ERCOM

Applied Partial Differential Equations in Physics, Biology and Social Sciences: Classical and Modern Perspectives

2-7 September 2012

Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Bellaterra, Spain  

Chaired by:

Dr. Marco Di Francesco, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, ES

Co-Chaired by:

Professor José Antonio Carrillo de la Plata, ICREA & Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, ES, on leave from Imperial College London, UK

Professor Peter Markowich,
KAUST, Thuwal, KSA


© Applied Partial Differential Equations: A Visual Approach by Markowich, Peter


"Differential calculus, as introduced by Sir Isaac Newton and Gottried Wilhelm Leibniz in the late 17th century, opened up a wealth of new possibilities for mathematical modeling in the natural and – later on – in the life sciences and in technology. Partial Differential Equations (PDEs), entirely based on the concept of differential and integral calculus, relate one or more state variables to their variations (differentials) with respect to certain independent variables like time, space, velocity etc. Just to name a few examples, PDEs were used by James Clerk Maxwell to model electromagnetic fields interacting with charges and currents, by Ludwig Boltzmann to describe the non-equilibrium dynamics of rarefied gases, by Albert Einstein to phrase the laws of gravitation in the general theory of relativity and by Erwin Schroedinger and Werner Heisenberg to formulate quantum mechanics in mathematical-analitycal terms.” (Peter A. Markowich, Applied Partial Differential Equations, A visual approach, Springer, 2007).


List of accepted posters (PDF, 47 KB)

Conference Flyer (PDF, 62 KB - last update 24 February 2012)


For accepted participants and invited speakers only

All participants - including speakers, chairs & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in a Registration Form.

Early Bird deadline: 8 July 2012
Registration deadline: 5 August 2012

List of accepted participants

Fees & Grants

Conference fees cover: 5 nights in twin-shared B&B accommodation, lunches at the University canteen, half day excursion and conference dinner. No other dinners and/or transportation are included in the fee.

To Pay
Early Bird
Registration and payment by 8 July 2012510 €
Registration and payment after 8 July 2012 and by 5 August 2012
610 €
Registration and payment after 5 August 2012
750 €
Conference participation without accommodation300 €

Grants are available for students and early stage researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs. Grants are distributed based on financial need and scientific merit. Grantees must attend the entire conference in order to benefit from the grant. Grant requests should be made by ticking appropriate field(s) in the paragraph "Grant application" of the application form.

Practical Information

The conference will take place at the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM), Bellaterra, Spain, located 20 minutes north of Barcelona. Please note that no group transportation will be arranged. Detailed information on all practical aspects of the conference will be available on the practical information page.

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Ms. Alessandra Piccolotto Email
Conference Officer
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