Institute of Mathematics

Besides Elliptic and Parabolic issues, the topics of the conference include Geometry, Free Boundary Problems, Fluid Mechanics, Evolution Problems in general, Calculus of Variations, Homogenization, Control, Modeling and Numerical Analysis. In addition to the plenary talks parallel sessions and minisymposia will be organized. Thursday 26 will be devoted to a special session in honour of David Kinderlehrer.

Everybody is welcome to organise a minisymposium. The deadline for submitting a proposal is March 31, 2016. Information regarding the organisation of such an event could be obtained by contacting Mrs Schacher.

The provisional list of minisymposia includes:
  • Nonlinear models and beyond, organised by Raffaella Servadei
  • New Trends in Calculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations, organised by Irene Fonseca and Giovani Leoni
  • Qualitative properties of nonlinear elliptic and parabolic equations, organised by Yihong Du and Danielle Hilhorst
  • Advances in partial Differential Equations, organised by Chiara Leone, Bianca Stroffolini, and Anna Verde
  • Variational models and transportation problems, organised by Giuseppe Devillanova and Giovanni Molica Bisci
  • Some aspects of nonlinear elliptic equations, organised by Luigi Greco and Gabriella Zecca
  • Variational Methods in Nonlinear Problems, organised by Annamaria Barbagallo, Lina Mallozzi, and Maria Alessandra Ragusa
  • Fine regularity of the solutions of PDEs with discontinuous data, organised by Luba Softova and Sun-Sig Byun
  • Variational models for materials and structures, organised by Giovanni Pisante and Elvira Zappale
  • Elliptic and Parabolic Problems: Theoretical Aspects, Methods and Applications, organised by Sofia Giuffre and Alessia Kogoj
  • Recent results on Parabolic and Elliptic PDEs, organized by Anna Mercaldo
  • Differential Models in Applications, organised by Sandra Carillo

Gaeta, where the conference will take place, is in the gulf of Serapo between Rome and Naples. From Rome Fiumicino Airport "Leonardo da Vinci" take a train to ROMA TERMINI (the main railways station of Rome) and, once there, take a train to FORMIA. At the Formia station you will find shuttle busses to Gaeta. If you prefer you can take a taxi. You can get information about train-schedules at the Italian Railways web-site. The hotel is located directly at the sea, just a ten minute walk from the old city of Gaeta.

List of speakers

L. Ambrosio (Pisa)
I. Birindelli (Rome)
L. Caffarelli (Austin)
A. Cianchi (Florence)
Y. Du (Armidale)
M. Emelianenko (Fairfax)
I. Fonseca (Pittsburgh)
I. Gamba (Austin)
L. Greco (Naples)
M. Haragus (Besançon)
G. Leoni (Pittsburgh)
F. Lin (New York)
C. Liu (State College)
A. Mercaldo (Naples)
R. Natalini (Rome)
P. Pedregal (Ciudad Real)
M. Porzio (Rome)
A. Pratelli (Erlangen)
E. Sandier (Creteil)
A. Tudorascu (Morgantown)
G. Wolansky (Haifa)


Gerda Schacher
Institut für Mathematik
Universität Zürich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zürich


Your hotel reservation and payment have to be arranged with the Hotel Serapo. Please book by e-mail:

Prices for full board:
86 Euros for single rooms, 148 Euros for double rooms, 210 Euros for triple rooms, 264 Euros for quadruple rooms

Financial support for graduate students

Thanks to the sponsoring of Khayyam Publishing we can offer some limited financial support for graduate students who would like to participate in the conference and give a short talk. Please send your application including your cv and the title and abstract of your talk to The application deadline is at the end of March and the selected students will be informed at the beginning of April 2016.

The registration fee is CHF 75. Please register and make your payments by April 1st, 2016, at latest (after this date the registration fee will be CHF 150). There is no refund after March 31. Please specify your payment order with "Registration fee for Gaeta 2016" and make sure that your payment covers the bank fees.

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Gaeta 2016
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Please send a copy of your payment order to:

Gerda Schacher
Institut für Mathematik
Universität Zürich
Winterthurerstrasse 110
8057 Zürich