Nonlinear PDEs and Mathematical Physics workshop

Last week I had the pleasure to participate in the “Nonlinear PDEs and Mathematical Physics workshop” at the Tsinghua Sanya International Mathematics Forum which took place in Sanya, the main city of China’s province Hainan.
It is an island at the most southern point of China and quite close to Macao, Hongkong or Vietnam. Hainan is a tourist region and all participants of the workshop could benefit (but sometimes also suffer) from the warm temperatures around 28 degree (Celsius). In summer it is even warmer so that we were very glad to have this conference at the beginning of December.
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Travel report on the recherche en binôme (research in pairs) program at CIRM

Once again we (Dirk Hundertmark, Tobias Ried, Semjon Wugalter) met at the international research centre CIRM (Centre International de Rencontres Mathematiques) just south of Marseille for a research in pairs programme. Two years ago at CIRM we started our new research direction in the study of regularity properties of complicated nonlinear evolution equations. The research centre is located in Luminy, just north of the Calanques, the famous cliffs in the southern French Provence. Spring time here is fantastic.

We are staying for two weeks, working together with Professor Jean-Marie Barbaroux from the University of Toulon. In addition, we had a very interesting discussion today with Professor Anne Nouri from the University of Marseille. CIRM is a perfect retreat for doing research in a quiet environment without any distractions. For example, the room they reserved for our studies used to be a chapel.


Enjoying a well-earned break… photograph by Tobias Ried

We are looking forward to the second week here. We are excited about our next research retreat in the autumn of this year at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach. It will be interesting to compare the two experiences.