Calculus of Variations and Multiscale Analysis

Research topics

  • Homogenization of variational problems
  • Gamma-Convergence and relaxation
  • Variational methods in continuum mechanics
  • Variational methods in rate independent evolution problems
  • Variational methods in phase transitions
  • Variational methods in micromagnetics
  • Applications of geometric measure theory
  • Existence problems in the calculus of variations
  • Hamilton-Jacobi equations


Research Group

Visiting Professors


Main External Collaborators



  • National Research Project (PRIN 2015) “Calculus of Variations”, funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University, and Research, February 5, 2017 – February 5, 2020, National Coordinator: Luigi Ambrosio.

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