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Spring School "Recent trends in the mathematics of complex materials"

Dates: March 20 - 24, 2023
Venue: HIM lecture hall (Poppelsdorfer Allee 45, Bonn)
Organizers: Arghir Zarnescu (BCAM), Xavier Lamy (Toulouse)


  • Valeria Banica (Sorbonne University)
  • Radu Ignat (Universit├ę Toulouse 3)
  • Richard James (University of Minnesota)
  • Lucia Scardia (Heriot-Watt University)
  • Arghir Zarnescu (BCAM)


The school will feature four courses aiming to provide an entry point into recent advances in mathematical techniques relevant to the study of complex materials models. It should be of interest both to graduate students aiming to get an education in the mathematics of complex materials as well as for more advanced researchers aiming to enter a new field of study.


Click here for the abstracts.

Click here for the schedule.

The application for the spring school has been closed.

Trimester Program guests, who were invited and have confirmed to be at HIM during the period of this workshop, are eligible to attend this event.

Video Recordings

Radu Ignat, Arghir Zarnescu: Analysis of point defects in nematic liquid crystals

Richard James: Origami and Materials Science

Lucia Scardia: Minimisers of nonlocal energies: The effect of anisotropy