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Curriculum Vitae of  Gianni Dal Maso

 

Born in Vicenza, Italy, in 1954.

 

Education

1973-1977: Student of the undergraduate courses in Mathematics at the University of Pisa, Italy, and student of the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa.

1977: Degree in Mathematics with honors at the University of Pisa, thesis: Gamma-limits of set functions, advisor: Ennio De Giorgi.

1977: "Diploma" in Mathematics of the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa.

1977-1981: Post-graduate Research Fellowship in Mathematics "Perfezionamento", Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa.

 

Work Experience

1982-1985: Assistant Professor of Mathematical Analysis, Faculty of Engineering, University of Udine, Italy.

1985-1987: Associate Professor of Mathematical Analysis, International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy.

1987-present: Full Professor of Calculus of Variations, SISSA, Trieste.

1993-1998 and 2001-2010: Head of the Sector of Functional Analysis and Applications, SISSA, Trieste.

2010-present: Deputy Director of SISSA, Trieste.

 

Scientific Committees and Academies

1990-1996: Member of the Scientific Council of the Centro Internazionale Matematico Estivo (CIME).

1994-present: Member of the Scientific Council of the Italian Mathematical Union (UMI).

Since 2012: Corresponding Member of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti.

Since 2014: Corresponding Member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.

 

Awards

1982: Stampacchia Prize, awarded by the Scuola Normale Superiore, for an article on obstacle problems (ex aequo with M. Aizenman, H. W. Alt, L.A. Caffarelli, A. Friedman, B. Simon).

1990: Caccioppoli Prize, awarded by the Italian Mathematical Union.

1996: Medaglia dei XL per la Matematica, awarded by the Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze detta dei XL.

2003: Prize of the Minister for the Cultural Heritage for Mathematics and Mechanics, awarded by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.

2005: Prize Luigi and Wanda Amerio, awarded by the Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e Lettere.

 

Important Invitations

2000: Invited lecturer in the 3rd European Congress of Mathematics, Barcelona.

2002: EMS Lecturer.

2006: Plenary speaker in the Conference "Mathematics and its Applications", Torino, a Joint Meeting of SIMAI, SMAI, SMF, UMI.

 

Scientific Journals

Gianni Dal Maso is member of the editorial boards of the following scientific journals.

1991-present: Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences.

1992-2012: Bollettino della Unione Matematica Italiana.

1993-present: Rendiconti dell'Istituto di Matematica dell'Universitą di Trieste.

1993-present: Journal of Convex Analysis.

1997-present: Asymptotic Analysis.

2000-present: Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata.

2003-present: ESAIM. Control Optimisation and Calculus of Variations.

2005-present: Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis.

2008-present: Advances in Calculus of Variations.

2008-present: Set-Valued and Variational Analysis: Theory and Applications.

2009-present: SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis.

2011-present: Rendiconti del Circolo Matematico di Palermo.

 

Ph.D. Theses

Since 1988 Gianni Dal Maso has been advisor of the Ph.D. thesis of 34 SISSA students (Paderni, Balzano, Defranceschi, Chiadė Piat, De Cicco, Vitali, Amar, Bellettini, Coscia, Notarantonio, Garroni, Malusa, Cortesani, Toader, Dall'Aglio, Leone, Mora, Morini, Negri, Giacomini, Ponsiglione, Zanini, Barchiesi, Cagnetti, Scardia, Demyanov, Fiaschi, Lazzaroni, Solombrino, Morandotti, Agostiniani, Iurlano, Racca, Scala).

 

Jury Member

1984: Jury member (Rapporteur) of the “ThŹse de Doctorat d'Etat Źs Sciences Mathématiques” on “Comportement limite de solutions d’inéquations variationnelles associées ą une suite de contraintes de type obstacle” by Colette Picard, Université Paris Sud, France.

1992: Jury member (Fakultetsopponent) of the “Doctoral Thesis” on “G-convergence and Homogenization of Sequences of Linear and Nonlinear Partial Differential Operators” by Nils Svanstedt, Department of Applied Mathematics, LuleĆ University of Technology, Sweden.

1996: Jury member (Rapporteur) of the “ThŹse de Doctorat” on “Homogénéisation de problŹmes de Dirichlet non linéaires dans des ouverts perforés” by Juan Casado-Diaz, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, France.

1998: Jury member (Rapporteur) of the "Habilitation ą Diriger des Recherches" on "Effets de la geometrie dans quelques problemes d’homogeneisation" by Marc Briane, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, France.

2002: Jury member (Examinateur) of the "Habilitation ą Diriger des Recherches" on "ProblŹmes variationnels aux frontiŹres ou discontinuités libres. Applications au traitement d'images, ą l'optimisation de formes, ą la mécanique de la rupture" by Antonin Chambolle, Université Paris IX Dauphine, France.

2008: Jury member (Rapporteur) of the "Habilitation ą Diriger des Recherches" on "Questions variationnelles autour d'un problŹme de restauration d'images" by Simon Masnou, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, France.

2013: Jury member (Rapporteur) of the "Habilitation ą Diriger des Recherches" on "Quelques problŹmes d'homogénéisation ą fort contrast en élasticité" by Michel Bellieud, Université Montpellier 2, France.

2013: Jury member (Rapporteur) of the "Habilitation ą Diriger des Recherches" on "Méthodes variationnelles pour l'étude de milieux dissipatifs : applications en rupture, endommagement et plasticité" by Jean-Franćois Babadjian, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, France.

2013: Member of the AERES Visiting Committee of the Laboratoire de Mathématiques d’Orsay, France.

 

Visiting Professor

1989, March: Université de Metz.

1990, November: IMA, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

1991, April: Université de Toulon et du Var.

1991, June: Université de Metz.

1994, April: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

1998, January: Academia Sinica, Taipei.

1998, October-November: Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, Paris VI.

1999, October-November: Newton Institute, Cambridge.

2000, May: Paris IX Dauphine.

2001, January : Paris IX Dauphine.

2002, October: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

2004, May: Keio University, Yokohama.

2004, May: Caltech, Pasadena.

2005, October: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

2007, May: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

2008, April: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

2008, October: Max-Planck Institute, Leipzig.

2009, April: Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

2009, September-October: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

2010, May: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

2011, May: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

2012, April-May: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

2014, June: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

2015, May-June: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

 

Workshops Organized

1985: International Workshop on "Integral Functionals in the Calculus of Variations", SISSA, Trieste, 9-12 September 1985, with L. Modica. Proceedings in: Supplemento ai Rendiconti del Circolo Matematico di Palermo (2) 15 (1987).

1987: "Workshop on Semicontinuity and Relaxation", SISSA, Trieste, 25-29 May 1987, with G. Buttazzo.

1989: Workshop on "Problems in Liquid Crystals and Multiphase Crystals", SISSA, Trieste, 29 May - 1 June 1989, with C. Davini.

1990: Workshop on "Composite Media and Homogenization Theory", ICTP, Trieste, 15-26 January 1990, with G.F. Dell’Antonio. Proceedings in: Composite Media and Homogenization Theory, G. Dal Maso and G.F. Dell’Antonio eds., Birkhäuser, Boston, 1991.

1992: Workshop on "Relaxation Methods in Irregular Variational Problems: Applications to Phase Transitions, Homogenization, and Image Segmentation", SISSA, Trieste, 27-30 April 1992, with G. Buttazzo and G.F. Dell’Antonio.

1993: School on Homogenization, ICTP-SISSA, Trieste, 6-17 September 1993, e Second Workshop on "Composite Media and Homogenization Theory", ICTP, Trieste, 20 September - 1 October, 1993, with G.F. Dell’Antonio. Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Composite Media and Homogenization Theory, G. Dal Maso and G.F. Dell’Antonio eds., World Scientific, Singapore, 1995.

1994: Meeting on "Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations Arising from Variational Problems", Cortona, 23-24 May 1994, with N. Garofalo.

1999: "Calculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations", Isola D'Elba, 24-30 October 1999, with L. Ambrosio and D. Fortunato.

2000: "Calculus of Variations", Oberwolfach, 2-8 July 2000, with G. Friesecke and F. Helein.

2000: School and Conference on Mathematical Problems in Image Processing, ICTP, Trieste, 4-22 September 2000, with L. Ambrosio and J.-M. Morel.

2001: "Variational Methods for Discontinuous Structures. Applications to Image Segmentation and Continuum Mechanics", Villa Erba, Cernobbio, 4-6 July 2001, with F. Tomarelli. Proceedings in: Variational Methods for Discontinuous Structures, G. Dal Maso and F. Tomarelli eds., Birkhäuser, Boston, 2002.

2002: "Calculus of Variations", Oberwolfach, 30 June - 6 July 2002, with G. Friesecke and T. Riviere.

2004: "Calculus of Variations", Oberwolfach, 13-19 June 2004, with G. Friesecke and T. Riviere.

2004: "Variational Problems in Materials Science", SISSA, Trieste, 6-10 September 2004, with A. De Simone and F. Tomarelli. Proceedings in: Variational Problems in Materials Science, G. Dal Maso, A. De Simone, and F. Tomarelli eds., Birkhäuser, Boston, 2006.

2007: "Analysis and Numerics for Rate-Independent Processes", Oberwolfach, 25 February - 3 March 2007, with G. Francfort, A. Mielke, and T. Roubicek.

2008: "Trent'anni di Analisi Matematica alla SISSA: il contributo degli ex allievi", 24-27 November 2008, with A. Agrachev, A. Ambrosetti, S. Bianchini, A. DeSimone, A. Malchiodi, and G. Vidossich.

2011: "Mathematical Models, Analysis, and Numerical Methods for Dynamic Fracture", Mini-Workshop, Oberwolfach, 25-29 April, with C.J. Larsen and C. Ortner.

2012: “Variational Problems with Multiple Scales”, Otranto (Italy), 6-8 June, with A. Leaci and F. Tomarelli.

2013: “Evolution Problems for Material Defects: Dislocations, Plasticity, and Fracture”, SISSA, Trieste (Italy), September 30-October 4, with. A. De Simone, I. Fonseca, and F. Otto.

 

Research Activity

The research activity of Gianni Dal Maso is devoted to the Calculus of Variations, in particular to semicontinuity and relaxation problems, Gamma-convergence, and, more recently, to free discontinuity problems and applications to mechanics.

 

Publications

A book: An Introduction to Gamma-Convergence, Birkhäuser, Boston, 1993.

More than one hundred articles in scientific journals.

Until September 2015, Gianni Dal Maso has been cited 2701 times (h-index 29) according to ISI Web of Knowledge, and 3633 times (by 1722 authors) according to MR Citation Database.