Successful Conference at our Department
How do viruses spread or how to model liquidity? Among many other fundamental questions in everyday life or high level mathematics, these are the problems the Workshop at CEU growing out of the School in Differential Equations that has been built around Professor Gheorghe Morosanu, long time head of the Department of Mathematics and its Applications, focused on.
Almost half of the participating PhD students were female, which is much above the usual rate at conferences in mathematics. Besides the 5 CEU alumni who are already established professors, the 14 talks at the Workshop featured Sara Daneri (Erlangen-Nunberg), Elisabetta Rocca (Pavia), Martina Hofmanova (Bielefeld), Leibniz Prize Laureate and ERC grant holder Laszlo Szekelyhidi (Leipzig) and Bolzano Medal Laureate and ERC grant holder Eduard Feireisl (Prague). Sara Daneri discussed dissipative solutions for the Euler equations, Elisabetta Rocca spoke about dissipative solutions for a hyperbolic system arising in liquid crystals modeling and Martina Hofmanova introduced stationary solutions to stochastic compressible Navier-Stokes system.
The participants enjoyed the two talks overviewing broader topics. Laszlo Szekelyhidi discussed convex integration in fluid dynamics, which method goes back to Nobel and Abel Prize laureate John Nash, and by developing an ingenious variant of it together with co-authors, Laszlo Szekelyhidi managed to solve one of the central questions in Differential Equations. Eduard Feireisl gave an in depth review of a measure theoretic approach to fluid mechanics.
The informal atmosphere of the Workshop encouraged lively discussion in the lecture room or on the rooftop, as well. Given the success of the meeting, a large scale conference in a year is already being planned. See you there...