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Dates
September 13–September 17, 2021
Location
Online
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FBP2021 is an online conference
July 07, 2021

The FBP organizers have been carefully monitoring both the local and global COVID-19 situation. While in the past months we witnessed many encouraging signs of a return to normal, there are also setbacks. Thorough study of the measures put in place by the Senate of Berlin as well as the Humboldt University of Berlin, where the conference was planned to take place, impelled us to set the conference format to be online only. We are investigating video-conference tools to facilitate and promote exchanges between the conference participants.

    FBP 2021 in Berlin
    Sep 15, 2020

    The FBP 2021 will take place in Berlin from Sep 13th to 17th, 2021.

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      General Information

      Message from the chair

      The 15th International Conference on Free Boundary Problems: Theory and Applications 2021 (FBP 2021) will take place online between September 13 and September 17, 2021. The FBP conference is a flagship event that brings together the free boundary/partial differential equation community and is organized every few years with the most recent preceding conferences in Shanghai (China, 2017), Cambridge (UK, 2014) and Chiemsee (Germany, 2012) after the historical beginnings of the conference series in Montecatini (Italy, 1981).

      FBP 2021 is (virtually) hosted by the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS) Berlin. The conference will feature plenary talks, mini-symposia, and contributed sessions.

      Chair of the Organizing Committee
      Michael Hintermüller

      Committees

      Program Committee
      • Gui-Qiang G. Chen
      • Charlie Elliott
      • Harald Garcke
      • Yoshikazu Giga
      • Michael Hintermüller
      • Ralf Kornhuber
      • Ricardo H. Nochetto
      • Elisabetta Rocca
      • José Francisco Rodrigues
      • James A. Sethian
      • Henrik Shahgholian
      • Halil Mete Soner
      Organizing Committee
      • Carsten Gräser (FU Berlin)
      • Michael Hintermüller (WIAS Berlin)
      • Dietmar Hömberg (WIAS Berlin)
      • Ralf Kornhuber (FU Berlin)
      • Jürgen Sprekels (WIAS Berlin)
      • Barbara Wagner (TU Berlin)
      Local Support Team
      • Amal Alphonse
      • Jo Andrea Brüggemann
      • Caroline Geiersbach
      • Olivier Huber
      • Axel Kröner
      • Hongying Pan
      • Patricia Rouland

      Overview

      Schedule overview

      The scientific program of FBP 2021 consists of

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      Scientific Program

      Program overview (private area)

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      Plenary speakers

      Sören Bartels (U Freiburg)
      Andrea Bertozzi (UCLA)
      Lia Bronsard (McMaster U)
      Antonin Chambolle (Ecole Polytechnique)
      Qiang Du (Columbia U)
      Alessio Figalli (ETH Zurich)
      Irene Fonseca (Carnegie Mellon U)
      Barbara Niethammer (U Bonn)
      Xavier Ros-Oton (U Zurich)
      Robert Saye (Lawrence Berkeley Lab)
      Yoshihiro Tonegawa (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
      Enrique Zuazua (U Erlangen)
      Sören Bartels (U Freiburg)
      Andrea Bertozzi (UCLA)
      Lia Bronsard (McMaster U)
      Antonin Chambolle (Ecole Polytechnique)
      Qiang Du (Columbia U)
      Alessio Figalli (ETH Zurich)
      Irene Fonseca (Carnegie Mellon U)
      Barbara Niethammer (U Bonn)
      Xavier Ros-Oton (U Zurich)
      Robert Saye (Lawrence Berkeley Lab)
      Yoshihiro Tonegawa (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
      Enrique Zuazua (U Erlangen)

      Minisymposia of the conference

      Nonlocal free boundary problems
      Organizers: J.-F. Rodrigues, E. Valdinoci
      Phase field models
      Organizers: E. Rocca, V. Styles
      Surface PDEs
      Organizers: C. Venkataraman, T. Ranner
      Interfaces in fluids
      Organizers: H. Abels, H. Garcke, M. Wilke
      Stochastic free boundary problems
      Organizers: A. Djurdjevac, B. Gess, G. Grün
      Geometric problems
      Organizers: Y. Giga, M. Novaga
      Free boundary problems related to shapes and geometries
      Organizers: G. Buttazzo, E. Oudet
      Optimization and control of FBPs
      Organizers: M. Hintermüller, M. Hinze
      Free boundary models in active matter
      Organizers: L. Berlyand
      FBP in the life sciences
      Organizers: L. Berlyand, A. Friedman
      Free boundary problems in cell biology
      Organizers: C. Gräser, M. Röger
      UQ in free boundary problems
      Organizers: H. Harbrecht, M. D. Multerer
      Regularity of free boundaries
      Organizers: H. Shahgholian, M. Smit Vega Garcia
      Numerical methods for geometric PDEs
      Organizers: R. Nochetto, R. Nürnberg
      Numerical methods for surface-bulk problems
      Organizers: E. Bänsch, A. Reusken
      Free boundary problems for nonlinear hyperbolic/mixed-type PDEs
      Organizers: G.-Q. Chen
      Asymptotic approaches to interface dynamics
      Organizers: J. José López Velázquez, J. King
      Nonlocal free boundary problems
      Organizers: J.-F. Rodrigues, E. Valdinoci
      Phase field models
      Organizers: E. Rocca, V. Styles
      Surface PDEs
      Organizers: C. Venkataraman, T. Ranner
      Interfaces in fluids
      Organizers: H. Abels, H. Garcke, M. Wilke
      Stochastic free boundary problems
      Organizers: A. Djurdjevac, B. Gess, G. Grün
      Geometric problems
      Organizers: Y. Giga, M. Novaga
      Free boundary problems related to shapes and geometries
      Organizers: G. Buttazzo, E. Oudet
      Optimization and control of FBPs
      Organizers: M. Hintermüller, M. Hinze
      Free boundary models in active matter
      Organizers: L. Berlyand
      FBP in the life sciences
      Organizers: L. Berlyand, A. Friedman
      Free boundary problems in cell biology
      Organizers: C. Gräser, M. Röger
      UQ in free boundary problems
      Organizers: H. Harbrecht, M. D. Multerer
      Regularity of free boundaries
      Organizers: H. Shahgholian, M. Smit Vega Garcia
      Numerical methods for geometric PDEs
      Organizers: R. Nochetto, R. Nürnberg
      Numerical methods for surface-bulk problems
      Organizers: E. Bänsch, A. Reusken
      Free boundary problems for nonlinear hyperbolic/mixed-type PDEs
      Organizers: G.-Q. Chen
      Asymptotic approaches to interface dynamics
      Organizers: J. José López Velázquez, J. King

      Call for Contributions

      Contributed mini-symposia

      The scientific program of the FBP 2021 is mainly made up mini-symposia. We ask those wishing to organize a mini-symposium to contact us at . Note that all talks in contributed mini-symposia will undergo a review process.

      Organized mini-symposia will be scheduled in groups of four talks. The minimum number of talks in a session is thus four. You may also compose your mini-symposium of a multiple of four talks.

      Please note that mini-symposium organizers are usually expected to participate in the conference, and will be assigned as session chairs during the conference.

      Contributed talks

      Submit your contributed talk via the submission website. Please note that

      • every speaker needs to register for the conference,
      • every participant is allowed to give at most one talk at FBP 2021.

      Invited talks

      If you have been invited to contribute a talk in one of the mini-symposium of the conference, please use the submission link given to you by the mini-symposium organizers.

      Submission deadline: June 13th, 2021

      Registration

      There is no registration fee to take part in the conference.