Kinetic Equations: Modeling, Analysis and Numerics

September 18-22, 2017
Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES)
Peter O’Donnell Jr Building – 201 East 24th Street
Blanton Museum of Art – Capitol Room
The University of Texas at Austin

A celebration of Irene M. Gamba’s impact in modeling, analysis and numerical simulations of kinetic equations

Kinetic equations play vital roles in the modeling of physical systems ranging from gas dynamics, plasmas, semiconductor devices to biological and social sciences. The study of kinetic equations brings out rich mathematics and calls for special techniques from analysis, numerical analysis and scientific computing.  The aim of this conference is to bring together junior and senior experts in all aspects of kinetic equations and provide the state of the art and most recent developments in the field. 

During the conference, we will honor the 60th birthday of Professor Irene M. Gamba, who has made fundamental contributions to the modeling, analysis and numerical simulations of kinetic equations.

Sona Akopian, UT Austin, USA
Ricardo Alonso, PUC-Rio, Brazil
Kazuo Aoki, National Taiwan U, Taiwan
Claude Bardos, U of Paris VII, France
Alexandre Bobylev, KIAM, Russia
Luis Caffarelli, UT Austin, USA
Jose Cañizo, U of Granada, Spain
Pierre Degond, Imperial College, U.K.
Bjorn Engquist, UT Austin, USA
Thierry Goudon, INRIA, France
Yan Guo, Brown U, USA
Jeff Haack, LANL, USA
Jingwei Hu, Purdue U, USA
Shi Jin, U of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Dave Levermore, U of Maryland, USA
Armando Majorana, U di Catania, Italy
Peter Markowich, King Abdullah U, Saudi Arabia
Tran Minh-Binh, BCAM, USA
Jose Morales Escalante, TU Vienna, Austria
Natasa Pavlovic, UT Austin, USA
Kui Ren, UT Austin, USA
Christian Ringhofer, Arizona State U, USA
Panagiotis Souganidis, U of Chicago, USA
Eitan Tadmor, U of Maryland, USA
Maja Taskovic, U of Pennsylvania, USA
Lexing Ying, Stanford U, USA
Thaleia Zariphopoulou, UT Austin, USA


Jose A. Carrillo, Imperial College, U.K.
Yingda Chen, Michigan State U, USA
Maria Gualdani, George Washington U, USA
Chi-Wang Shu, Brown U, USA
Alexis Vasseur, UT Austin, USA


A limited amount of travel and local lodging is available for researchers in the early stages of their career who want to attend the full program, especially for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.  Online Application


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Peter O’Donnell Jr Bldg.
201 E 24th Street
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