Novel Effective Theories of Phase Separation in Quasi-Crystals (24rit019)


(TU Wien)

(Radboud University)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Novel Effective Theories of Phase Separation in Quasi-Crystals" workshop in Banff from July 28 to August 11, 2024.

The research proposal will investigate some homogenization models for materials with fine quasi-crystalline structures. The main feature of such materials is that at the microscopic level they present an ordered structure which exhibits neither periodicity nor randomness.

Motivated by the increasing interest of industrial applications, such as coating composites, of materials forming a quasi-crystalline phase under suitable conditions, we will pave the way towards rigorous mathematical investigations of the interaction between quasi-crystalline microstructures and phase transitions.

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), and Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology.