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Mathematical Analysis, Modelling, and Applications

The activity in mathematical analysis is mainly focussed on ordinary and partial differential equations, on dynamical systems, on the calculus of variations, and on control theory. Connections of these topics with differential geometry are also developed.The activity in mathematical modelling is oriented to subjects for which the main technical tools come from mathematical analysis. The present themes are multiscale analysismechanics of materialsmicromagneticsmodelling of biological systems, and problems related to control theory.The applications of mathematics developed in this course are related to the numerical analysis of partial differential equations and of control problems. This activity is organized in collaboration with MathLab for the study of problems coming from the real world, from industrial applications, and from complex systems.

Introduction to Convex Integration

Convex integration is a technique for the construction of “strange" solutions to certain nonlinear systems of partial differential equations. The technique originates in the work of John Nash (1954) on C1 isometric embeddings and has been developed into a powerful general method for certain problems in differential geometry and in the calculus of variations.


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