Document of Work




Quasistatic and Dynamic Evolution Problems in Plasticity and Fracture




Workshop on

Evolution Problems for Material Defects:

Dislocations, Plasticity, and Fracture


SISSA, Trieste (Italy)

September 30-October 4


This workshop is organized together with the PIRE Project

Science at the Triple Point between Mathematics, Mechanics and Materials Science”.


Survey Lectures

Lallit Anand (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Michael Falk (Johns Hopkins University)

Alexander Mielke  (WIAS and Humboldt-Universität, Berlin)

Stefan Müller (Universität Bonn)

David Kinderlehrer (Carnegie Mellon University)


Invited Talks

Amit Acharya (Carnegie Mellon University)

Irene Arias (Universitat PolitŹcnica de Catalunya, Barcelona)  

Antonin Chambolle (École Polytechnique, Palaiseau) 

Marco Cicalese (Technische Universität München)

Sergio Conti (Universität Bonn)  

Patrick Dondl (Durham University)

Gilles Francfort (Université Paris-Nord) 

Adriana Garroni (Sapienza - Universitą di Roma)  

Alessandro Giacomini (Universitą di Brescia)

Christopher J. Larsen (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)  

Giovanni Leoni (Carnegie Mellon University)

Stephan Luckhaus (Universität Leipzig)     

Mitchell Luskin (University of Minnesota)   

Jean-Jacques Marigo (École Polytechnique, Palaiseau)

Mark A. Peletier (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven)   

Riccarda Rossi (Universitą di Brescia)  

Peter Smereka (University of Michigan) 

Ulisse Stefanelli (University of Vienna)

Ellad Tadmor (University of Minnesota)

Florian Theil (University of Warwick)   

Athanasios E. Tzavaras  (University of Crete)


Organizers: Antonio DeSimone, Gianni Dal Maso, Irene Fonseca, and Felix Otto.


Financial support: funds for this workshop have been given by

         - ERC Quasistatic and Dynamic Evolution Problems in Plasticity and Fracture, grant agreement n. 290888

         - PIRE Project “Science at the Triple Point between Mathematics, Mechanics and Materials Science

         - International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)

         - PRIN Project “Calculus of Variations” of the Italian Ministry of Education, University, and Research

         - Gruppo Nazionale per l'Analisi Matematica, la Probabilitą e le loro Applicazioni (GNAMPA)




Funds are available to support a limited number of early-career participants.

Applications submitted by April 15, 2012 will receive preference.


There are no registration fees. However participants are required to register.


Participants are invited to reserve the hotel personally.

Here is a list of hotels, residences, and B & B in Trieste.

The prices indicated in the list are for SISSA visitors.


A shuttle service has been organized between the centre of the town and SISSA. Two buses leave from Piazza della Libertą, near Hotel Impero, and another bus leaves from Via Ghega, in front of Hotel Roma.


Poster of the Workshop.


PIRE-SISSA Workshop Survey.