Programme
SCHEDULE
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday


9:30  10:30

Rivière

Rodnianski

Rivière

Rivière

Rivière

10:30  11:00

COFFEE BREAK


11:00  12:00

Rodnianski

Sverak

Sverak

Sverak

Sverak

12:00  13:00

LUNCH

LUNCH

Rodnianski

LUNCH

LUNCH

13:00  14:00

LUNCH


14:00  15:00

Colliander

Koch

TRIP
To
Kenilworth
CASTLE

Kim

Figalli

15:00  15:30

Tea Break

Tea Break

Tea Break

Tea Break


15:30  16:30

De Lellis

Rodnianski

Savin

4pmDe Lellis


Wine
Reception


19:00  
Conference
Dinner

* Camillo De Lellis will give the regular Warwick Mathematics Department Colloquium on Friday at 4pm.
COURSE DETAILS
Tristan Rivière
Title: Integrability by Compensation in the Analysis of Conformally Invariant Problems
Course Details: A set of notes for the course can be found here
Igor Rodnianski
Title: Linear and nonlinear waves
Vladimir Sverak
Title: PDE aspects of the NavierStokes and Euler's equations
Abstract: The solutions of the equations of fluid mechanics can exhibit a wide variety of behaviour. After explaining some of the basics, we will investigate some of the interesting flow regimes. These will include parts of the Kolmogorov theory of turbulence and parts of the geometric approach to Euler's equations.
Background Material:
A.Chorin, J.Marsden: A Mathematical Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
Landau, Lifschitz: Fluid Mechanics
V.I.Arnold: Classical Mechanics
V.I.Arnold, B.A. Khesin: Topological Methods in Fluid Mechanics
Slides: The slides for the course are available for download.
SINGLELECTURE DETAILS
James Colliander
Title: Nonlinear Schrödinger Evolutions from Low Regularity Initial Data
Abstract: This talk will be aimed at PhD students of mathematics. The talk will motivate and describe studies of the nonlinear Schrödinger (NLS) equation with low regularity initial data. In particular, I will prove Bourgain's bilinear refinement of the Strichartz estimate and explain its role in some recent studies of the NLS dynamics.
Background and more details:
The breakthrough advance establishing global wellposedness below the level of conserved regularity was made by J. Bourgain in:
Bourgain, J. Refinements of Strichartz' inequality and applications to $2$DNLS with critical nonlinearity. Internat. Math. Res. Notices 1998, no. 5, 253283. ams link
Further developments along this research line are exposed in the papers appearing at:
http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0203218
http://arxiv.org/abs/0704.2730
http://arxiv.org/abs/0811.1803
Slides: The slides for the course are available for download.
Camillo De Lellis
Title: Genus bounds for min–max constructions
Abstract: In 1983 Smith, in his PhD thesis, proved the existence of a minimal embedded 2sphere in any (sufficiently smooth) Riemannian 3sphere, building upon arguments of Pitts and Simon. Later Pitts and Rubinstein claimed more general genus bounds for surfaces generated by a certain type of min–max argument. However a proof of these claims has never appearead. In a survey article with Tobias Colding we gave an account of the regularity theory needed in these constructions. In a recent joint work with Filippo Pellandini we have proved a general genus bound, which however is slightly weaker than the one claimed by Pitts and Rubinstein.
Background and more details:
The following two papers contain the results of the seminar:
http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0303305
http://arxiv.org/abs/0905.4035
This paper is related to it and might be useful/interesting:
http://arxiv.org/abs/0905.4192
Alessio Figalli
Title: MongeAmpere type equations and regularity of optimal transport maps on Riemannian manifolds
Asbtract: The issue of regularity of optimal transport maps in the case ``cost=squared distance'' on R^n was solved by Caffarelli in the 1990s. However, a major open problem in the theory was the question of regularity for more general cost functions, or for the case ``cost=squared distance'' on a Riemannian manifold. A breakthrough to this problem has been achieved by MaTrudingerWang and Loeper, who found a necessary and sufficient condition on the cost function in order to ensure the regularity of the optimal map.
In the special case ``cost=squared distance'' on a Riemannian manifold, this condition corresponds to the nonnegativity of a new curvature tensor on the manifold, which implies strong geometric consequences on the geometry of the manifold and on the structure of its cutlocus.
Background and more details:
The following notes from the Bourbaki seminar cover the subject of the talk
http://cvgmt.sns.it/papers/fig09b/
Inwon Kim
Title: Wellposedness of a free boundary problem with nonstandard sources.
Abstract: We will investigate a 1D free boundary problem modelling price formulation, derived by J.M. Lasry and P.L. Lions. The free boundary is given as the zero set of a diffusion equation, with dynamically evolving, nonstandard sources. We prove the global existence and uniqueness of the solutions. This is joint work with L. Chayes, M. Gonzalez and M. Gualdani.
Background and more details:
The main observations come from careful analysis on the behavior of the zero set and the amount of flux it produces in various settings using heat kernels. This does not need any background material but our preprint is on the webpage www.math.ucla.edu/~ikim/research
Herbert Koch
Title: Rough initial data for geometric parabolic flows
Abstract: The initial value problem for parabolic equations with rough initial data is studied. The techniques are applicable for example to a graph with small Lischitz constant as initial data for the Willmore flow.
Background and more details:
Koch, H. and Tataru, D. Wellposedness for the NavierStokes equations. Adv. Math. 157 (2001), no. 1, 2235. ams link
Koch, H and Lamm, T. Geometric flows with rough initial data. arxiv link
Ovidiu Savin
Title: Parabolic MongeAmpere equations
Abstract: In this talk we describe interior regularity of viscosity solutions of certain parabolic MongeAmpere equations. Equations of this form appear in geometric evolution problems and in particular in the motion of a convex $n$dimensional hypersurface embedded in $\R^{n+1}$ under Gauss curvature flow.
Background and more details:
The relevant paper (C^{1,\alpha} regularity for parabolic MongeAmpere equations) can be found on my webpage:
www.math.columbia.edu/~savin