Lecture 1 : Energy super critical singularity formation.
The description of singularity formation for non linear PDE’s is a classical problem with deep physical roots. Immense progress have been done in the last thirty on the understanding of “bubbling” phenomenon for focusing problems. But recently, new mecanisms have been discovered for “defocusing” problems with a deep connection to fluid mechanics. This series of 4 lectures is intended as a graduate class and will propose an introduction to the key results and open problems in the field, as well as a self contained description of the essential steps of the proofs.