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June 24 – 26, 2019 (WIAS-ESH)
Workshop/Konferenz: Workshop on Phase Transitions and Particle Systems
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Erdgeschoss, Erhard-Schmidt-Hörsaal

Host
WIAS Berlin
Monday, 24.06.2019, 15:15 (WIAS-HVP-3.13)
Berliner Oberseminar „Nichtlineare partielle Differentialgleichungen” (Langenbach-Seminar)
Prof. J. Gravesen, Technical University of Denmark, Dänemark:
Differential geometry and dimension reduction for nano structures
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Weierstraß-Institut, Hausvogteiplatz 11A, 10117 Berlin, 3. Etage, Raum: 3.13

Abstract
Many nano structures are essentially one or two dimensional and it is in this case often possible to reduce the equations from three to one or two dimensions. That gives huge computational savings but can also provide insight into how the geometry of structures influences the physical properties. In the case of the Schrödinger equation for a single particle this influence is expressed in the form of a simple curvature potential. For coupled equations such as the Luttinger--Kohn Hamiltonian the procedure is no longer straight forward. The boundary conditions pose some problems and an extra approximation is necessary. We will give an overview of the method and point to some of the possible pitfalls when a choice of frame is needed.

Host
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
WIAS Berlin
Tuesday, 25.06.2019, 13:30 (WIAS-406)
Seminar Materialmodellierung
Prof. L. Heltai:
Unconventional frameworks for the simulation of coupled bulk-interface problems
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, 4. Etage, Weierstraß-Hörsaal (Raum: 406)

Abstract
Partial differential equations with interfaces, holes, cracks, or defects often require the numerical solution of coupled bulk-interface problems. In this talk, I will discuss and analyse some techniques that can be used to tackle this class of problems, using non-matching discretisations that combine finite element methods, regularization techniques, weighted Sobolev spaces, and reduce order models.

Host
WIAS Berlin
Tuesday, 25.06.2019, 15:00 (WIAS-405-406)
Seminar Modern Methods in Applied Stochastics and Nonparametric Statistics
Dr. F. Telschow, University of California San Diego, USA:
Spatial confidence sets for raw effect size images
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, 4. Etage, Raum: 405/406

Host
WIAS Berlin
Tuesday, 25.06.2019, 15:15 (WIAS-HVP-3.13)
Oberseminar Nonlinear Dynamics
S. Ruschel, TU Berlin:
Pulsing dynamics of a laser system with delayed feedback
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Weierstraß-Institut, Hausvogteiplatz 11A, 10117 Berlin, 3. Etage, Raum: 3.13

Abstract
We consider the Yamada model for an excitable or self-pulsating laser with saturable absorber in the presence of delayed optical self-feedback. We present some recent results regarding the stability and bifurcations of periodic light pulses that are sustained in the external cavity feedback loop, so called external cavity pulse trains.

Host
Freie Universität Berlin
WIAS Berlin
Wednesday, 26.06.2019, 10:00 (WIAS-405-406)
Forschungsseminar Mathematische Statistik
Dr. A. Suvorikova, Universität Potsdam:
On CLT in Bures-Wasserstein space and beyond
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, 4. Etage, Raum: 405/406

Abstract
In the first part of the talk we present some concentration and convergence properties of Bures-Wasserstein (BW) barycenters of hermitian finite-dimensional matrices, and explain how they can be used for investigation of geometry of DNA molecules modelled as a union of ridgid bodies. In the second part we show how the framework of classical resampling techniques can be extended to the case of the BW space, and introduce some geometrical intuition behind the construction of non-asymptotic confidence sets for BW barycenters.

Host
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Universität Potsdam
WIAS Berlin
Friday, 02.08.2019, 15:15 (WIAS-ESH)
MATHEON Special Guest Lecture
Prof. Y.-X. Yuan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China:
Efficient optimization algorithms for large scale data analysis
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Erdgeschoss, Erhard-Schmidt-Hörsaal

Abstract
In this talk, two classes of problems in large scale data analysis and their optimization algorithms will be discussed. The first class focuses on composite convex program problems, where I introduce algorithms including a regularized semi-smooth Newton method, a stochastic semi-smooth Newton method and a parallel subspace correction method. The second class is on optimization with orthogonality constraints, particularly on parallelizable approaches for linear eigenvalue problems and nonlinear eigenvalue problems, and quasi-Newton type methods. Numerical results of applications, e.g., electronic structure calculations, $l_1$-regularized logistic regression problems, Lasso problems and Hartree-Fock total energy minimization problems, will be highlighted.

Further Informations
Special Guest Lecture

Host
WIAS Berlin
Saturday, 03.08.2019, 09:00 (TU-Berlin)
6th International Conference on Continuous Optimization
6th International Conference on Continuous Optimization
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Technische Universität, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Main building (H)

Further Informations
https://iccopt2019.berlin/

Host
WIAS Berlin
Technische Universität Berlin
Freie Universität Berlin
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Mathematical Optimization Society
September 9 – 13, 2019 (WIAS-ESH)
Workshop/Konferenz: PDE 2019: Partial Differential Equations in Fluids and Solids
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Erdgeschoss, Erhard-Schmidt-Hörsaal

Abstract
This workshop fuses expertise on the analysis of PDEs in solids, fluid dynamics, complex fluids, and interaction of fluids with solid structure. Its goal is to create new synergies among these fields in order to advance analytical methods for current research related to systems with bulk-interface interaction, geometrically nonlinear materials, and fluid-structure interaction. This concerns, e. g., Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions, free boundaries and moving domains, and variational approaches via energy/entropy methods.

Host
WIAS Berlin
September 18 – 20, 2019 (WIAS-ESH)
Workshop/Konferenz: Optical Solitons and Frequency Comb Generation
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Erdgeschoss, Erhard-Schmidt-Hörsaal

Host
WIAS Berlin
Wednesday, 23.10.2019, 14:00 (WIAS-ESH)
Berliner Oberseminar „Nichtlineare partielle Differentialgleichungen” (Langenbach-Seminar)
Prof. Dr. A. Jüngel, Technische Universität Wien, Österreich:
Cross-diffusion systems: from spin semiconductors to biological populations with stochastic forcing
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Erdgeschoss, Erhard-Schmidt-Hörsaal

Abstract
Many real-world applications consist of multiple components, leading on the macroscopic scale to cross-diffusion systems which consist of strongly coupled parabolic equations. The applications may be very diverse and range from spin-polarized transport in semiconductors and ion transport in cell membranes to population dynamics. In this talk, some existence results for global-in-time weak solutions is proved, based on entropy methods. This technique was already used by Herbert Gajewski, and we detail some of his ideas to prove the large-time behavior and uniqueness of weak solutions, followed by some extensions like boundedness-by-entropy and martingale solutions to stochastic cross-diffusion systems.

Host
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
WIAS Berlin