2013 Events

Summer School ‘Numerics and Control of PDE’
July 22, 2013 – August 2, 2013

The summer school will have two broad themes as detailed below. Participants selected for participation will be attending lectures in both the themes.

Theme I: Feedback stabilization of parabolic type systems – Theoretical and Numerical Approaches

Aim: The objective of the lectures in this theme is to present the theoretical and numerical foundations for the active control of parabolic type systems. Numerical experiments with MATLAB will be done during this week. The contents are therefore strongly oriented towards a unified presentation of models, algorithms and numerical tests.

Speakers: Jean-Pierre Raymond(University of Toulouse, France), Mythily Ramaswamy (TIFR CAM), C. Praveen (TIFR CAM)

Contents: Introduction to control and stabilization of finite dimensional systems (systems of ordinary differential equations) – Applications to specific examples; The controlled heat equation and its numerical approximation; Stabilization of the heat equation and of convection-diffusion equations; Algorithms for determining feedback control laws and state estimators – Numerical tests.

Theme II: Numerical schemes for hyperbolic equations

Aim: The objective in this theme is to introduce hyperbolic PDE-s, their basic theory and numerical approximations with some examples from traffic flow. Strong emphasis will be placed on the interplay between the mathematical foundations of the models and the discrete approximation of their solutions thanks to a comprehensive set of numerical benchmarks.

Basic theory of entropy weak solutions to hyperbolic equations and their numerical approximation via time explicit finite volume methods; salient features of the thory mainly in scalar setting and prominent numerical methods ; extensions to the systems mainly on the ground of numerical simulation; a hierarchy of PDE models for traffic flow problems to permit a sustained physical picture of the underlying concepts.

Speakers: Frederic Coquel (CNRS and Ecole Polytechnique, FRANCE), Thierry Goudon (INRIA and Univ. Nice, FRANCE)

Deadline for application: March 31, 2013

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