Winter school/workshop "Spectral theory and shape optimization problems for elliptic PDEs"
Department of Mathematics, University of Milano-Bicocca, 9-13 February 2015.

Aims and scope
The school/workshop aims tbring together leading researchers in elliptic partial differential equations with particular emphasis on related spectral and shape optimization problems, as well as younger researchers in the field. The school/workshop will include two lecture series, of about six hours each, held by Professor D. Bucur (Université de Savoie) and Professor B. Helffer (Université Paris Sud), and several invited talks by experts in the field.

Mini-course speakers
  • Dorin Bucur, Université de Savoie, A free boundary approach for the shape optimization of spectral functionals
  • Bernard Helffer, Université Paris Sud, On minimal partitions and Courant sharp property
Invited speakers
  • Isabeau Birindelli, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Eigenvalue problems for fully nonlinear equations: new prospective
  • Virginie Bonnaillie-Noël, DMA, CNRS, ENS Paris, Numerical simulations around for some optimal spectral partition
  • Graziano Crasta, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Geometric problems related to the inhomogeneous infinity Laplace equation
  • Mouhamed Moustapha Fall, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (A.I.M.S.) of Senegal, Profile expansion for the first nontrivial Steklov eigenvalue in Riemannian manifolds
  • Ilaria Fragalà, Politecnico di Milano, Variational Mahler products
  • Filippo Gazzola, Politecnico di Milano, Improving the stability of suspension bridges: longitudinal and torsional eigenvalues
  • Pier Domenico Lamberti, Università di Padova, On Steklov-type eigenvalues for the Laplace and the biharmonic operator
  • Corentin LénaUniversité Paris Sud, Minimal partitions of flat tori
  • Manon Nys, Université libre de Bruxelles, On the eigenvalues of Aharonov-Bohm operators with varying poles
  • Susanna Terracini, Università di Torino, Regularity of the nodal set of optimal partition 
  • Bozhidar Velichkov, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, Reinforcement of an elastic membrane, infinity Laplacian and obstacle problems
  • Gianmaria Verzini, Politecnico di Milano, Solutions with prescribed mass for nonlinear Schrödinger system
Organizing Committee
  • Laura Abatangelo, Università di Milano-Bicocca
  • Veronica Felli, Università di Milano-Bicocca
  • Alberto Ferrero, Università del Piemonte Orientale