Winter School on

Calculus of Variations in Physics and Materials Science

January 8-13, 2012

The school is open to scientists and students interested in the Calculus of Variations and its applications.

In particular we encourage Master and PhD students to participate.


  • John Ball, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
    Mathematics of Solid and Liquid Crystals
  • Andrea Braides, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
    The Passage from Discrete Systems to Continuum Problems
  • Stefan Müller, University of Bonn, Germany
    Analysis, Geometry, and Physics of Thin Elastic Films

Scientific organization

Local Support

  • Tamara Fuchs
  • Richard Greiner
  • Helmut Pabel
  • Mathias Schäffner


Promotion Material



The Winter School has the finantial support of the Schering Stiftung.

Schering Stiftung