MathMods IP 2009

2009 Intensive Programme (IP) in Mathematical Models in Life and Social Sciences

Alba Adriatica (Italy), September 7-19, 2009

Coordinator: Bruno Rubino

Assistant Coordinator: Marco Di Francesco

Coordinating Institution: University of L'Aquila (Italy)

Location: Alba Adriatica (Italy)


List of mini-courses:

  • Jordi Ripoll (Girona) = Structured Population Dynamics in ecology and epidemiology.
  • Bertram Duering (TU Vienna) = Kinetic models for wealth distribution and opinion formation.
  • Frank Wuebbeling (Muenster) = Biomedical image reconstruction and mathematical modeling.
  • Charlotte Hemelrijk (Groningen) = Individual based models of self-organised social organisations of animals.
  • Klemens Fellner (Cambridge) = The many sides of reaction-diffusion equations: An introduction.
  • Jennifer Siggers (Imperial College) = Aspects of Physiological Fluid Mechanics.
  • Knowledge Transfer Session
    • Giulia De Masi (Saipem ENI)
    • Alessio Moriconi (Dompè

Mini-workshop on

New trends in the mathematical modelling of bio-physical and social phenomena

Workshop for young researchers

Alba Adriatica, Italy, September 17-18 2009

  • Leonardo Guidoni ((University of L’Aquila)
  • Marie Therese Wolfram (University of Cambridge)
  • Alexander Lorz (University of Cambridge)
  • Jan-Frederik Pietschmann (University of Cambridge)
  • Christopher Bell (Imperial College, London)
  • Rodolfo Repetto (University of L’Aquila)
  • Sevil Payvandi (Imperial College, London)
  • Ludek Nechvatal (Brno University of Technology)
  • Zdenek Oplustil (Brno University of Technology)
  • Petr Vasik (Brno University of Technology)


Brno University of Technology, Prof. Josef Slapal
Koszalin University of Technology, Prof. Tomasz Krzyzynski
Riga Technical University, Prof. Ivars Knets
Autonomous University of Barcelona, Prof. Aureli Alabert
University of Gdansk, Prof. Danuta Makowiec
University of Hamburg, Prof. Armin Iske
University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis, Prof. Pierre Emmanuel Jabin
University of Oslo, Prof. Kenneth H. Karlsen
University of Vienna, Prof. Christian Schmeiser
University of Münster, Prof. Martin Burger
University of Groningen, Prof. Charlotte Hemelrijk
University of Wroclaw, Prof. Katarzyna Sznajd–Weron
Imperial College - London, Prof. Jennifer Siggers


The Intensive Programme (IP) in "Mathematical Models in Life and Social Sciences - MathMods 2009" will consist of a set of short courses (both basic and more advanced ones) and seminars, with master students and doctoral students as target audience. The participation of 30 students (MSc + PhD) from the partner universities will be supported by the EC Erasmus Programme.

The programme will be centred on applied mathematics viewed as an interdisciplinary area at the interface with biology, medicine, economy and social sciences. It will cover several applied topics such as wealth distribution analysis in finance, models for opinion formation, individual based simulations, mathematical methods in medical imaging. The programme will address different methodologies, such as the analysis of partial differential equations, numerical calculus and simulations, stochastic calculus and kinetic modelling.

The programme will take place at Hotel Sporting in Alba Adriatica (Italy) in the period September 7-19, 2009.

The programme is addressed to
- MSc students
- PhD students (priority will be given to first year’s students)
- Undergraduate students who are expected to complete their bachelor studies by end of September 2009

Students enrolled to a 5 years undergraduate study course who are expected to complete the first 3 years of studies by the end of September 2009 are also eligible.

All students must be enrolled to a study course in one of the following disciplines: mathematics, applied mathematics, informatics, computer science, physics, engineering, biology, biotechnology (and similar ones).

Scholarships are offered to students from the partner institutions.


The LLP Italian National Agency will support MathMods IP, with a contribution for living expenses and travel costs for selected Master and PhD students from partners institutions.

We assume to select:

  • a maximum of 20 PhD students for the contribution for travel costs and the contribution for accommodation and subsistence costs.

The contact person of each institution in the Organizing Committee is responsible for the selection of students in their universities.

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