CAPES School of High Studies

Dates: July 06 to 17, 2015.

The Capes School of High Studies will feature Professor Luis Caffarelli from The University of Texas at Austin and it will take place from July 06 to 17, 2015 at IMPA. The school will be an event within the thematic program, purposely allocated on the same weeks of the International Workshop in Elliptic and Kinetic PDEs.

Prof. Caffarelli holds the Sid W. Richardson Foundation Regents Chair position in Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics of The University of Texas at Austin. He is a pioneer in methods tackling many classical problems that have long defied mathematicians. He has done pivotal and seminal work related to the Navier Stokes equations (whose understanding is one of the Clay Mathematics Millennium Prize Problems), Monge-Ampère and fully nonlinear equations, optimal transport problems, homogenization theory, porous medium equations, and more recently in the theory of nonlocal operators. He is also widely recognized as the world's leading specialist in the field of free boundary problems for nonlinear partial differential equations.

Prof. Caffarelli has been awarded several international prestigious prizes such as: Bôcher Prize (1984), Rolf Schock Prize (2005), Leroy P. Steele Prize for life time achievement (2009), Wolf Prize (2012), among other important recognitions. He supervised 21 Ph.D. students throughout his career and he is the co-author of two books published by the American Mathematical Society, namely, Fully Nonlinear Elliptic Equations (with Xavier Cabré), and Geometric Approach to Free Boundary Problems (with Sandro Salsa).

Additional information about the CAPES School of High Studies will become available soon.