Partial differential equations arise in a wide range of problems that model physical phenomena. The thematic semester organized by the Centre Henri Lebesgue will focus on recent advances in various areas of both fundamental and applied research in this field: quantum mechanics and mathematical physics, fluid dynamics equations, kinetic theory. Specific attention will be paid to the mathematical techniques that allow for a decsription of the large time behavior of solutions.
Scientific commitee: Jean-François Coulombel, Benoı̂t Grébert, Frédéric Hérau (Nantes), Mohammed Lemou, Florian Méhats (Rennes)


Master Program

The universities of Nantes and Rennes propose a specific Master program strengthened in analysis of partial differential equations and numerical analysis, related to the topics of the thematic semester. More information can be found here.

Summer schools

Gravity driven flows and environmental risks (in partnership with the GDR CNRS EGRIN)

Piriac-sur-Mer, from June 1st to June 4th

Organization board: Christophe Berthon, Benjamin Boutin, Anaïs Crestetto, Carine Lucas, Hélène Mathis

Scientific board: Christophe Ancey, François Bouchut, Frédéric Coquel, Stéphane Cordier, Josselin Garnier, Sebastian Noelle, Randall J. LeVeque, Carlos Pares, Jacques Sainte-Marie, Stéphane Zaleski

Normal forms and large time behavior for nonlinear PDE

Nantes, from June 22nd to July 3rd

Organization board: Erwan Faou, Benoît Grébert, Eric Paturel


Mathematical physics (in partnership with the ANR NOSEVOL program, GDR CNRS Quantum Dynamics)

Nantes, from February 2nd to February 6th

Organization board: Frédéric Hérau, Alain Joye, François Nicoleau, Stéphane Nonnenmacher, Joe Viola, San Vũ Ngọc

Scientific board: Vincent Bruneau, Eric Cancès, Stephan De Bièvre, Jan Derezinski, Bertrand Georgeot, François Germinet, Gian-Michele Graf, Frédéric Hérau, Alain Joye, Jean-Philippe Nicolas, Stéphane Nonnenmacher, Claude-Alain Pillet, Benjamin Schlein, Sergey Skipetrov, San Vũ Ngọc, Simone Warzel, Maciej Zworski

Young French Applied Mathematicians Meeting (in partnership with GDR CNRS Analysis of partial differential equations)

Saint Brévin, from March 30th to April 1st

Organization board: Antoine Benoit, Jean-François Coulombel, Vincent Duchêne, Damien Gobin, Frédéric Hérau, Hélène Hivert, Salomé Oudet, Virgile Robbe, Ophélie Rouby, Valentin Samoyeau

Scientific board: Sylvie Benzoni, Christophe Besse, Franck Boyer, David Lannes, Jérôme Le Rousseau, Eric Lombardi, Frédéric Rousset

Journées EDP (in partnership with GDR CNRS Analysis of partial differential equations)

Roscoff, from June 1st to June 5th

Organization board: Jean-François Coulombel, Frédéric Rousset

Scientific board: Nalini Anantharaman, Dario Bambusi, Nicolas Burq, Piero D’Ancona, Nils Dencker, Isabelle Gallagher, David Lannes, Gilles Lebeau, Laure Saint-Raymond, Luis Vega


Long time dynamics and regularity for hydrodynamical systems (in partnership with the ANR program AFoMEN, the ANR program DYFICOLTI)

Nantes, from March 11th to March 13th

Organization board: Frédéric Bernicot, Vincent Duchêne

Magnetic fields and semi-classical analysis

Rennes, from May 19th to May 22nd

Organization board: Nicolas Raymond, San Vũ Ngọc, Xue Ping Wang

Scientific board: Virginie Bonnaillie-Noël, Yves Colin de Verdière, Bernard Helffer, Francis Nier, Nicolas Raymond, San Vũ Ngọc, Xue Ping Wang

Mathematical problems in kinetic theory

Rennes, from May 26th to May 29th

Organization board: Anaïs Crestetto, Mohammed Lemou, Florian Mehats

Multiscale numerical methods for differential equations

Rennes, from August 25th to August 27th

Organization board: Benjamin Boutin, Philippe Chartier, Nicolas Crouseilles