MathNanoSci IP 2009

MathNanoSci - When Mathematics Meets Nanosciences

7 - 19 September 2009 - Alba Adriatica (Italy)

Welcome to the 2011 Intensive Programme in

MathNanoSci - When Mathematics Meets Nanosciences

7-19 September 2009 - Alba Adriatica (Italy)

Coordinator: Pierangelo Marcati

Assistant Coordinator: Donatella Donatelli

Coordinating Institution: University of L'Aquila (Italy)

Location: Alba Adriatica (Abruzzo, Italy)

Organizing Committee:

Local organizing committee:


University of L'Aquila

University of L’Aquila


University of  Cambridige

University of Cambridge


Gdansk Univesity of Technology

Gdansk University of Technology



Tallinn University of Technology


Paul Sabatier University - Toulouse III

Paul Sabatier University - Toulouse III


Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen

Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen


Vienna University of Technology

Vienna University of Technology




The Intensive Programme (IP) called "When mathematics meets nanosciences - MathNanosci 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 (15 MSc + 15 PhD) from the partner universities will be supported by the EC Erasmus Programme.

Mathematics and simulations are enormously stimulated by the challenges of nanoscale modelling. Theoretical questions arise from this context, where mathematics is designed to give answers to problems which are well defined by nanoscientists and where the establishment of new model hierarchies are needed as well. The role that numerical analysts can play to apply mathematical and computational tools developed in other contexts to the understanding, control, design, and optimization of nanostructured materials and functional systems based on nanoscale structures is relevant as well.
The proposed IP aims to respond to all these needs, in the form of an advanced multidisciplinary 2-week programme addressed to both MSc and PhD, to provide both classical and newly developed applied mathematical (theoretical and numerical) competencies with application to nanosciences, together with a selection of contexts arising from applications such as semiconductor devices and applications of new mathematical tools to the modelling of nanostructures (e.g. nanowires).
The programme will take place at Hotel Sporting in Alba Adriatica (Italy) in the period September 7-19, 2009.


The LLP Italian National Agency will support the MathNanoSci 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 30 students (MSc or PhD) for the contribution for travel costs and the contribution for accommodation and subsistence costs: this corresponds to about 5 students for each partner institution.

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

Details about Reimbursement

Reservation for lodging and contribution for subsistence costs.

Please notice that students and teachers from partner universities will be hosted in university premises free of charge for the whole period of the IP. Unfortunately, the Erasmus agency applies a very low daily amount for subsistence costs of students (24 euro per day, both for lodging and full board). That's why, in addition to the accommodation, we can confirm that we will only be able to offer students free access to the university canteen (open on working days). We hope we'll be able to offer some additional support to students, but we cannot guarantee anything at the moment.


6-hour lectures:

  • Ansgar Jüngel (TU-Wien)- Quantum semiconductor modeling: microscopic and macroscopic models.
  • Matthias Auf Der Maur (University of Roma Tor Vergata)- Simulation approaches for modern electronic devices: FEM, multiscale/multiphysics, Green's functions.
  • Vasile Gradinaru (ETH Zürich)- Numerical Methods in Quantum Dynamics. 
  • Jaroslaw Rybicki (Gdansk University of Technology)– Simulations with particles: prospects and limitations.
  • Paolo Antonelli (DAMPT Cambridge) - Nonlinear Schrödinger equations with applications.

4-hour lectures:

  • Elise Fouassier (Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse) – Schroedinger equations and semiclassical analysis.


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