Advancing numerical methods for viscosity solutions and applications (11w5086)

Arriving in Banff, Alberta Sunday, February 13 and departing Friday February 18, 2011


(Università di Roma "La Sapienza")

(Università Roma Tre)

(University of British Columbia)

(University of California, Irvine)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Advancing numerical methods for viscosity solutions and applications" workshop from February 13 to February 18, 2011.

A number of differential models of great importance for applications fall within the theory of Viscosity Solutions, which provide a powerful analytical tool for their analysis. On the other hand, the development of accurate and efficient algorithms for the numerical solution has raised a growing interest in last years, and has proved crucial to transfer the mathematical knowledge to the field of applications, which typically include optimal control, image processing, material science, front propagation.
In this workshop, we gather experts of Viscosity Solutions, with an emphasis on numerical approximation, but with a significant presence of both mathematical analysis and applications, in order to support an interchange between the various aspects of this challenging field.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).

This workshop is also sponsored by the University of Roma Tre and the Initial Training Network Marie Curie "Sensitivity Analysis for Deterministic Controller Design (SADCO)", which will support a number of travel grants for young students.