Upcoming Events

Upcoming Network activities & events:

Numerical methods for hyperbolic problems 2019


NumHyp conferences focus on recent developments and new directions in the area of numerical methods for hyperbolic and convection dominated partial differential equations (PDEs). These PDEs have been subjected to extensive analytical and numerical studies over the last decades. It is widely known that their solutions can exhibit very complex behavior including the presence of singularities such as shock waves, sensitive dependence to initial conditions, presence of multiple spatio-temporal scales, appearance of turbulent regimes, etc. The design and the analysis of numerical methods with good properties to solve them are still a challenge.

The list of main topics of NumHyp19 include:
• Well-balanced methods
• High-order methods
• Uncertainty Quantification
• Dispersive medium models
• Measure valued/statistical solutions
• Stochastic models
• Kinetic equations
• Asymptotic preserving methods
• Applications: geophysics, astrophysics, etc.

NumHyp19 will be a key activity of the European innovative training network entitled ModCompShock (Modelling and Computation of Shocks and Interfaces).
This conference is a satellite event of ICIAM 2019 that will be held in Valencia (Spain) from 15 to 19 July 2019.

All the information about abstract submission, registration, important dates, and application for grants can be found on the web site:


To encourage the active participation of young researchers, there will be a poster session. A number of grants for students will be available.


Summer School on Measure valued solutions: analysis and computation

FORTH, Crete, Summer, 2019 Date TBC


Previous activities & events:


Intensive Program on Fluids and Waves:

L’Aquila, May 22-June 15, 2018.

The Intensive Program on Fluid and Waves hosted at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (http://www.gssi.it) in L'Aquila (Italy) is a training activity within the European Innovating Training Network ModCompShock (Modeling and Computation of Shock and Interfaces, http://modcompshock.eu), which will gather together experts, young researchers and graduate students working in the area of fluid mechanics and related topics. The goal is to survey recent results in the analysis of fluids and waves with emphasis on modeling and computational methods as well as its the theoretical aspects. The program will include two workshops and two weeks of mini courses led by experts in these fields:

WEEK 1- May 21-25: Workshop/School in Numerics for Fluids and Waves

WEEK 2- May 28-June 1: Mini courses by J. Bedrossian. D. Cordoba

WEEK 3- June 4-8: Mini courses by by C. Bardos, Z. Grujic, J. Malek,

WEEK 4 - June 11-15: Workshop on Mathematical fine structures in fluid dynamics


Details about the registration and the application for financial support can be found at the link



Ball -70

University of Oxford Thursday, May 17, 2018 to Saturday, May 19, 2018

Organizers: Gui-Qiang G. Chen (Oxford), Maria Esteban (Paris), Richard James (Minnesota), Stefan Müller (Bonn), Peter Palffy-Muhoray (Kent State), John Toland (Cambridge)

CMI Enhancement and Partnership Program

A conference has been organized in celebration of Professor Sir John Ball’s 70th birthday and in honour of his impressive mathematical contributions. The conference will provide a unique opportunity for researchers and current PhD students to learn about recent exciting developments in some of the areas most associated with John Ball’s name and most influenced by his work, both in the UK and internationally.

The Conference will focus on three aspects of John Ball’s research interests:

  • Analysis of Nonlinear PDEs - speakers include Constantine M Dafermos, Pierre-Louis Lions, Laure Saint-Raymond, Vladimir Sverak, and Neil Trudinger. In addition there will be a public lecture by Sir Michael Atiyah.
  • General Aspects of Mathematical Research - speakers include Ingrid Daubechies, Maria Esteban, Martin Grötschel, Tadeusz Iwaniec, and Peter Sarnak with a joint colloquium lecture by Shigefumi Mori.
  • Calculus of Variations, Liquid Crystals and Materials Science - speakers include Duvan A. Henao Manrique, Tomonari Inamura, Barbara Niethammer, and Arghir Zarnescu with a Distinguished ARMA Lecture by Fanghua Lin.

For more updated information please see the link below:




Women in Applied & Computational Mathematics

L’Aquila, May 9-11, 2018.

These three-days hosted at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (http://www.gssi.infn.it), in L'Aquila (Italy) is designed for researchers challenged by the application of various techniques in modern analysis and computational mathematics to intriguing problems arising in physics, material science and biology. The main purpose of the workshop is on the one hand to provide a stimulating environment for scientific discussions and collaborations for both junior researchers and experts and, on the other hand, to be a platform to address the question of supporting women participation in research, which will be the goal of a dedicated panel session.

The workshop is a key activity of the European Innovating Training Network ModCompShock (Modelling and computation of shock and interfaces,http://modcompshock.eu) with the aim to attract women to a career in science by promoting the presence of female speakers involved in research.

It will consist of ten plenary lectures delivered by expert female researchers in the field and a poster session for young participants.


Cleopatra Christoforou (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
Adriana Garroni (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy)
Martina Hofmanova (Technical University Berlin, Germany)
Laura Keller (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Mariya Ptashnyk (University of Dundee, Scotland, UK)
Gabriella Puppo (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Maria-Luisa Rapun (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Angkana Ruland (University of Oxford, UK)
Susanna Terracini (Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy)
Konstantina Trivisa (University of Maryland, College Park, USA)


Cinzia Cerroni (Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy)

Corrado De Concini (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy)

Elisabetta Strickland (Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Italy)

Moderator: Silvia Bencivelli

Details about the registration and the application for financial support can be found at the link



Workshop: Mathematical Aspects of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics

RWTH Aachen University, Germany, March 5-7, 2018 (Mon-Wed)

The objective of the workshop will be to bring together experts from
mathematics and the natural sciences, to discuss recent developments in
non-equilibrium thermodynamics and related topics. The aim is to open up
a dialogue and explore possible connections, bringing together the
respective points of view of the different disciplines.

The workshop will consist of short presentations of 30-40 minutes,
followed by ample time for discussions. The presentations are not
intended to address the most recent results, but instead will provide a
condensed summary (the ‘big picture’) of the main ideas and techniques,
possibly illustrated by a representative example. Further details can be
explored in the discussions. We hope that such a format will offer an
overview over recent trends and new developments, and a possibility to
compare different approaches and techniques.



The following is a list of speakers


Mid Term Review Meeting

The Network Group met with the REA Representative to discuss the progress of the project.

The PI's and project partners gave brief presentations followed by more detailed presentations from the ESR's and S-ESR's on their research and results to date.

Zurich, 26 & 27 Oct 2017


NUMHYP17: Numerical methods for hyperbolic problems

May 28th-June 2nd, 2017, Monte Verità

NumHyp17 is the fifth in a series of biannual conferences entitled that began with a meeting in Castro Urdiales, Spain in 2009. Further editions of this conference were held at Roscoff, France in 2011, Aachen, Germany in 2013 and in Cortona, Italy in 2015. NumHyp17 will be a key activity of the European innovative training network entitled ModCompShock ( Modeling and computation of shocks and interfaces).

Please see the link below for more information:



School on Uncertainty Quantification for Hyperbolic Equations and Related Topicson, L'Aquila, Italy, Apr 24 to 28, 2017


School on Uncertainty Quantification for Hyperbolic Equations and Related Topics

FROM: Monday 24 April TO: Friday 28 April

Gran Sasso Science Institute, L'Aquila, Italy

Bruno Després (University of Paris VI, France)
Shi Jin (University of Madison, Wisconsin, USA)
Daniele Venturi (University of California Santa Cruz, USA)

- Andreas Barth (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
- Manuel J. Castro (University of Málaga, Spain)
- Jingwei Hu (Purdue University, USA)
- Gaël Poëtte (CEA, France)
- Mattia Zanella (Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy)

Please see the link below for more information:



Spring School on "Multiscale Modeling", Aachen, Mar 6 to 7, 2017


“Multiscale Modeling”

FROM: Monday 6 March TO: Tuesday 7 March




SPEAKERS (confirmed)
-Ulrik Fjordholm (Trondheim, measure-valued solutions)
-Benjamin Gess (Leipzig, stochastic pdes)
-Ilya Peshkov (Toulouse, hyperbolic models for viscous fluids)
-Emil Wiedemann (Hannover, nonuniqueness/measure-valued solutions)

Please see the link below for more information:



Workshop on "Modelling and Computation of Shocks and Interfaces" Paris, Dec 6 to 8, 2016


"Modeling and Computation of Shocks and Interfaces"

FROM: Tuesday December 6 around 1:30pm TO: Thursday December 8 around 1:00pm


Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions,

Université Pierre et Marie Curie,


SPEAKERS (confirmed)
-Remi Abgrall (Zurich)
-Benjamin Boutin (Rennes)
-Christophe Chalons (Versailles)
-Sergey Gavrilyuk (Marseille)
-Charalambos Makridakis (Brighton)
-Pierangelo Marcati (L’Aquila)
-Siddhartha Mishra (Zurich)
-Carlos Pares (Malaga)
-Nils Risebro (Oslo)
-Giovanni Russo (Catania)
-Lev Truskinovsky (Palaiseau)

ORGANIZERS: Philippe LeFloch (Paris) and Charalambos Makridakis (Brighton)


There is no registration fees, but if you plan to attend, please send an email asap to:contact@philippelefloch.org


XVI International Conference on Hyperbolic Problems
Theory, Numerics, Applications

Aachen (Germany), August 1-5, 2016


The objective of the conference is to bring together scientists with interests in the theoretical, applied, and computational aspects of hyperbolic partial differential equations (systems of hyperbolic conservation laws, wave equations, etc.) and of related mathematical models (PDEs of mixed type, kinetic equations, nonlocal or/and discrete models, etc.) that appear in the area of applied sciences.

The conference was first held 1986 in St. Etienne (France) and has been organized since then biennially at different locations all over the world: 2014 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 2012 Padua (Italy), 2010 Beijing (China), 2008 College Park (U.S.A.), 2006 Lyon (France), etc.

The conference consists of plenary and invited lectures (with pairs of invited lectures being held in parallel), and of sessions of contributed talks covering various aspects of the field. As has been done in the past, a special effort will be made to enable young scientists to attend the conference and to meet and interact with the more senior researchers.

Please contact us using the contact form or by email to info@hyp2016.de if you have any questions.


Non-linear PDEs, mathematical physics, and stochastic analysis. A conference held in honour of Helge Holden.

Institutt for Matematiske fag, NTNU, Trondheim (Norway), July 4-7 2016

Helge Holden will turn 60 in 2016. Please see the link below for more information.



Kick-off meeting

University of Sussex, Brighton (UK), January 15-16, 2016

Please see the program below:


ModCompShock Network

FRIDAY Jan 15:

  • 9:45-10:00 Opening
  • 10:00-10:30 C Dafermos (Brown) Redistribution of Damping in Hyperbolic Conservation Laws
  • 10:30-11:00 P Marcati (L’ Aquila) Analysis of dispersive fluid models
  • 11:30-12:00 W Dahmen (Aachen) Well-Conditioned Variational Formulations
  • 12:00-12:30 NH Risebro (Oslo) Numerical methods for "KdV-like” equations
  • 12:30-13:00 F Coquel (Paris)
  • 14:30-15:00 A Tzavaras (KAUST) Stabilization of mechanical systems and emergent material response
  • 15:00-15:30 C Christophorou (Cyprus)
  • 15:30-16:00 D Donatelli (L’ Aquila) Korteweg type fluids: analysis of dispersive behavior and acoustic waves
  • 16:30-17:00 C Elliot (Warwick)
  • 17:00-17:30 C Pares (Malaga) Modeling geophysical flows with depth-averaged hyperbolic models
  • 17:30-18:00 T Morales de Luna (Cordoba) Sediment transport models in shallow water equations


  • 10:00-10:30 GQ Chen (Oxford)
  • 10:30-11:00 P Rosakis (Crete) Continuum Surface Energy from Atomistic Models
  • 11:30-12:00 R Abgrall (Zurich) How to avoid mass matrix in finite element approximation of unsteady hyperbolic problems
  • 12:00-12:30 M Dashti (Sussex) MAP estimators for infinite-dimensional Bayesian inverse problems
  • 13:00-13:30 G Russo (Catania)
  • 13:30-14:00 M Westdickenberg (Aachen)