Jul 18 – 29, 2016
Europe/Paris timezone

Organized as part of the IHÉS Lectures, this 2-weeks Summer School will be the last major scientific event of the special trimester on Non-Linear Waves that will start in the beginning of May 2016 at IHÉS. This school aims at providing an overview of recent developments in the field at this stage of the new cycle started a few years ago and to provide to post-docs and researchers in the early stage of their career working in these domains an opportunity to interact with leading experts on the subject.

Another objective is to gather researchers with different backgrounds whose research is much more converging today than 4 years ago, such as the French schools working on fluid models, on kinetic theory, dynamical systems and partial differential equations in relation to finite-dimensional Hamiltonian models or the microlocal community.

Last but not least, another objective would be the following: the advances have helped to solve classical problems from physics with new and very advanced methods based on analytical intuition thus not always understood or simply not well-known by the physicists. The idea would be to initiate a transfer to physicists interested in non linear waves phenomena and intensify the discussions on more realistic models, whether fluid, kinetic or of high-frequency waves.

We will supplement mini courses (3 hours) in the morning and plenary talks in the afternoon (40-45 minutes) during 2 weeks.

Mini course speakers:

Rupert FRANK (California Institute of Technology)
Carlos KENIG (University of Chicago)
Nader MASMOUDI (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences)
Benoît PAUSADER (Brown University)
Michela PROCESI (Universita di Roma 1)
Robert STRAIN (University of Pennsylvania)
Daniel TATARU (University of California at Berkeley)

Plenary talks speakers:

Rémi CARLES (CNRS - IMAG Montpellier)
Stephen GUSTAFSON (University of British Columbia)
Hans LINDBLAD  (Johns Hopkins University)
Hiroshi MATANO  (School of Science, University of Tokyo)
Natasa  PAVLOVIC (University of Texas at Austin)
Robert PEGO  (Carnegie Mellon University)
Svetlana ROUDENKO (George Washington University)
Gigliola  STAFFILANI (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Tai-Peng TSAI (University of British Columbia)
Nicola VISCIGLIA (Universita di Pisa)
Sijue WU (University of Michigan)

Organising Committee:

Yvan MARTEL (École Polytechnique)
Frank MERLE (Université de Cergy-Pontoise & IHÉS)
Fabrice PLANCHON (Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis)

Crédit photographique: © CNRS Photothèque
RAJAU Benoît (UMR7538 - Laboratoire de physique des lasers (LPL), VILLETANEUSE et VRIGNAUD François (UMR6172 - XLIM - LIMOGES)

With the support of

Marilyn and James Simons Conference Center
35 route de Chartres, F-91440 Bures-sur-Yvette, France

The IHÉS hopes to be able to provide partial financial support to cover housing for most accepted graduate students and postdocs. Some limited amount of additional funds will be available for special circumstances.