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Dynamics and Numerics for Non-local PDEs and Related Equations in the Physical and Biological Sciences

May 4 - 7, 2014

Iowa State University
Department of Mathematics

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The scope of the school is to review latest advances in the development of mathematical tools and numerical methods for nonlocal partial differential equations of the transport/kinetic type, and related lattice differential equations, which arise in various contexts of physical sciences (e.g., aggregation, coagulation, and fragmentation; gases and plasmas; phase transitions; reaction-diffusion systems; competitive selection; swarming; contact processes). There are many issues in both mathematical analysis of those models and their numerical realization.


The aim of the school is to provide a sound mathematical background, a comprehensive review of newly developed techniques and novel numerical methods to capture the stable patterns produced by such mathematical models. The techniques used are often related to classical methods in fluid mechanics, and the interplay between classical applications and modern ones will be highlighted through the school program.   The introductory lectures aim to familiarize graduate students, postdocs, and non-experts with central concepts and new directions in the field. Though the audience is expected to have a general mathematical background, knowledge of technical terminology and recent findings is not assumed.



James W. EvansIowa State University, Departments of Physics & Astronomy and Mathematics, and Ames Laboratory
Hailiang LiuIowa State University, Department of


David AckermanIowa State University
Wenli CaiTsinghua University
Timothy ChumleyIowa State University
Ismael DondasseIowa State University
Jan EliasUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)
James W. EvansIowa State University
baskar ganapathysubramanianiowa state university
Diana HayIowa State University
Yi JiangIowa State University
Jiayin JinMichigan State Univ.
Moon-Jin KangThe University of Texas at Austin
Yongki LeeUC Riverside
Bo LiUniversity of California, San Diego
Tong LiUniversity of Iowa
Yu LiangMichigan State University
Anna LischkeIowa State University
Hailiang LiuIowa State University
Jian-Guo LiuDuke University
Jing LiuCarnegie Mellon University
Songting LuoIowa State University
Jose de Jesus MartinezIowa State University
Saulo OrizagaIowa State University
Robert PegoCarnegie Mellon University
Benoît PerthameUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie
Nattapol PloymaklamIowa State University
Michael PollackIowa State University
Leoncio Rodriguez QIowa State Univeristy
Alexander RoitershteinIowa State University
James RossmanithIowa State University
Alric RothmayerIowa State University
Hui SunUniversity of California, San Diego
Luyu SunUniversity of Maryland
Changhui TanRice University
Xiaochuan TianColumbia University
Alejandro Velez-SantiagoUniversity of California, Riverside
Jing WangIowa State University
Zhongming WangFlorida International University
Chi-Jen WangIowa State University
Jinhuan WangDuke University
Ying WangUniversity of Oklahoma
Lijiang WuCarnegie Mellon University
Yulong XingOak Ridge National Laboratory and University of Tennessee
rong yangTsinghua University
He YangRensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Jinghua YaoUniversity of Iowa
Peimeng YinIowa State University
Mingji ZhangMichigan State University
Gleb ZhelezovUniversity of Arizona
Shenggao ZhouUniversity of California, San Diego


A limited amount of travel and local lodging is available for researchers in the early stages of their career who want to attend the full program, especially for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.


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Department of Mathematics
305 Carver Hall (May 4)
Hach Hall Foyer (May 5-7)
Iowa State University
Ames, IA




Funding provided by the NSF through the KI-net Grant.