Stephanie Healey | July 9, 2014
The Center for Mathematics recently hosted its annual three-week summer thematic program at the University of Notre Dame. This year’s program focused on nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs) in geometry and physics. The program is split into three week-long sessions: undergraduate summer school, graduate and postdoc summer school, and an international conference.
Almost all physical laws can be expressed as a PDEs. These equations describe movements such as the motion of planets in the solar system, the movement of molecules in a gas, the spread of a disease in the body, and spread of an oil slick on the surface of the ocean.