The aim of the conference

The Workshop aims at presenting an up-to-date view of the broad research field of nonlinear PDEs with an attention to modeling and analysis in elasticity, fluid-dynamics and images.

The emergence of scale structures driven by nonlinearities constitutes a major challenging to understand continuum physics deeply founded in the PDEs framework.

Second RISM congress on
PDEs and Continuum Mechanics

10th-12th April 2024

Time left

Scientific-Organizing Committee

  • Daniele Cassani (Università degli Studi dell’Insubria)
  • Giuseppe Maria Coclite (Politecnico di Bari)
  • Franco Tomarelli (Politecnico di Milano)


  • Emilio Acerbi (Università di Parma)
  • Giuseppe Buttazzo (Università di Pisa)
  • Alessandro Coclite (Politecnico di Bari)
  • Gianni dal Maso (SISSA, Trieste)
  • Nicola De Nitti (EPFL Lausanne)
  • Serena Dipierro (University of Western Australia)
  • Ilaria Fragalà (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Matteo Focardi (Università di Firenze)
  • Francesco Maddalena (Politecnico di Bari)
  • Antonio Leaci (Università del Salento)
  • Maria Giovanna Mora (Università di Pavia)
  • Martin Kružík (Czech Academy of Sciences)
  • Dian Palagachev (Politecnico di Bari)
  • Paolo Piovano (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Giuseppe Savaré (Università Bocconi Milano)
  • Enrique Zuazua (FAU, Erlangen-Nürnberg)
  • Enrico Valdinoci (University of Western Australia)
  • Paolo Zunino (Politecnico di Milano)

Schedules & abstracts


09:30-10:10 Registration / Opening -
10:15-10:55 “Control and Machine Learning” E. Zuazua
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break -
11:30-12:10 “Optimal coefficients for elliptic PDEs” G. Buttazzo
12:15-12:55 “Almansi Decomposition and Expansion of a Polyharmonic Function Near a Crack-Tip” A. Leaci
13:00-14:30 Lunch -
14:30-15:10 “Global Hölder continuity of solutions to quasilinear equations with Morrey data” D. Palagachev
15:15-15:55 “Mixed dimensional PDEs: analysis, approximation and applications” P. Zunino
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break -
16:30-17:10 “The geometric size of the fundamental gap” I. Fragalà
17:15-17:55 “Optimal transport of measures via autonomous vector fields” N. De Nitti


09:30-10:10 “Bifurcation for a sharp interface generation problem” E. Acerbi
10:15-10:55 “Boundary continuity of nonlocal minimal surfaces in domains with singularities” S. Dipierro
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break -
11:30-12:10 “Phase-field approximation of cohesive fracture energies” M. Focardi
12:15-12:55 “A fully second-order scheme for nonlinear peridynamics on manifolds” A. Coclite
13:00-14:30 Lunch -


09:30-10:10 “The superposition principle for measure-valued solutions to the continuity equation” G. Savarè
10:15-10:55 “Variational linearization of obstacle problems in nonlinear elasticity” F. Maddalena
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break -
11:30-12:10 “Microscopical justification of solid-state wetting and dewetting” P. Piovano
12:15-12:55 “Homogenisation of free discontinuity problems” G. Dal Maso
13:00-14:30 Lunch -

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