ERC Workshop on

Energy/Entropy-Driven Systems and Applications

October 9 – 11, 2013

Group photo EEDSA13
The workshop will focus on the methods and results for evolution problems driven by functionals and applications. Emphasis will be given to gradient flows for free energy or entropy as well as to generalized gradient and rate-independent systems and dissipative Hamiltonian systems, also in a multiscale setting. The issue of the variational approximation of evolution will be also covered. The many applications of this wide range of techniques may include thermomechanical and materials modeling, stochastic models, multi-particle systems, transition from discrete to continuum, quantum mechanics, and reaction-diffusion systems.

Invited Speakers

  • Andrea Braides, Rome
  • José Carrillo, London
  • Eduard Feireisl, Prague
  • Michael Herrmann, Saarbrücken
  • Ansgar Jüngel, Vienna
  • Matthias Liero, Berlin
  • Peter Markowich, Cambridge/Vienna
  • Daniel Matthes, Munich
  • Maria Giovanna Mora, Pavia
  • Elisabetta Rocca, Milan
  • Riccarda Rossi, Brescia
  • Giuseppe Savaré, Pavia
  • André Schlichting, Bonn
  • Florian Theil, Warwick
  • Maria Westdickenberg, Aachen
  • Johannes Zimmer, Bath

Announcement and announcement in poster version (3MB)


Lectures are scheduled from Wednesday morning until Friday afternoon. Invited lectures will be 40 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion and contributed lectures will be 25 plus 5 minutes.



The workshop will take place at the Weierstrass Institute (WIAS), which is located in a historic building in the center of Berlin. The workshop address is: WIAS Berlin, Mohrenstraße 39, 10117 Berlin, Germany.
The Erhard Schmidt lecture room of WIAS is equipped with a blackboard, two overhead projectors and a digital projector with a laptop (Windows system), as well as intranet and internet.
  • You can find a detailed description of how to get to WIAS here (Google Maps).
  • See for more information about public transport in Berlin (routes/tickets).

Contact and further information

Olga Kuphal (,
Mohrenstraße 39, 10117 Berlin,
Phone: +49-(0)30 20372 320, Fax: +49-(0)30 20372 311