Workshop
"Invariance and Model Reduction for Multiscale Phenomena"
ETH, Zürich
ETH-Zentrum,  ML H 44
August 26 - August 29, 2003
 

The general structure of the Program










August 26, 2003, The first day
General problems and Control, and focus group: Invariant and inertial manifolds

August 27, 2003, The second day
From General problems to Physical, Chemical and Biological applications

August 28, 2003, The third day
Near Hydrodynamics, and focus group: Geometry of reduction in physics

August 29, 2003, The fourth day
Geometry of reduction (continuation), and Conclusion, outlook and open problems session

The participants are encouraged to prepare short (up to 10 min) contributions to the focus groups, open discussion time, and concluding session. Please, inform us about your short contributions (any time before the Workshop, or during the Workshop).
 

The organizing committee

A. Gorban (ETH, Zurich)
I. Karlin (ETH, Zurich)
N. Kazantzis (WPI)
I. Kevrekidis (Princeton)
H.C. Ottinger (ETH, Zurich)

THE PROGRAM

August 26, 2003, The first day

9:00 Registration

9:30-10:00 Tea and coffee

10:00-11:30 First morning session

10:00-10:30
The Central Controlled Dynamics,
Boumediene Hamzi, Wei Kang, Arthur J. Krener
Math Dept., University of California, Davis, CA, USA
 ABSTRACT

10:30-11:00
Issues in model reduction of large-scale dynamical systems
Athanasios C. Antoulas
EE and the Applied Math. Department, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA
 ABSTRACT

11:00-11:30
From Physics to Robust Control of Dissipative Systems
Antonio A. Alonso
Grupo de Enxeñería de Procesos IIM-CSIC, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Vigo, Galiza, Spain
 ABSTRACT
 

11:30-11:45 Small break

11:45-13:15 Second morning session

11:45-12:15
Fluctuations, Dynamics and Contraction Analysis
B. Erik Ydstie
Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA

12:15-12:45
Performance Improvement Under Periodic Forcing: The Pi Criterion Revisited
Costas Kravaris*, Scott Thompson** and Johannes Schwank**
*Dept. of Chemical Engineering University of Patras, GREECE
**Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, USA
 ABSTRACT

12:45-13:15
Immersion and invariance: A new tool for stabilization and adaptive control of nonlinear systems
Alessandro Astolfi*, Romeo Ortega **
*Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College, UK
**Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes, LSS/CNRS/Supélec, France
 ABSTRACT
 
 

13:15-15:00 Lunch
 

15:00-16:30
Focus group: Invariant and inertial manifolds

Finite Dimensional Long-term Dynamics of Dissipative Evolution Equations and Their Reduction Methods
Edriss S. Titi
Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Weizmann Institute of Science
 ABSTRACT

Questions, open problems, open discussion (The Organizing Committee cordially asks the participants to prepare some improvisations for this discussion at home)

16:30-16:45 Small break

16:45-17:15
Focus group: Invariant and inertial manifolds

Questions, open problems, open discussion (The Organizing Committee cordially asks the participants to prepare at home some improvisations for this discussion at home)
1. Reduction and Coarse-graining, Hans Christian Öttinger (10 min)
ETH Zurich, Materials Science, Polymer Physics, Zurich, Switzerland,
2. Spectral projector or Thermodynamic projector, Alexander N. Gorban (10 min)
ETH Zurich, Materials Science, Polymer Physics, Zurich, Switzerland,
and ICM RAS, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
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17:15-18:00
Initializing At Will: Equation-Free Complex Systems Modeling
Yannis G. Kevrekidis
Chemical Engineering, PACM and Mathematics,  Princeton University
 ABSTRACT

18:00-

Infinite tea in the room MLJ27: With blackboard, reprints, free discussion.
 

August 27, 2003, The second day

9:00-9:30 Tea and coffee

9:30-11:00 First morning session

9:30-10:00
Analyses of some commonly-used reduction methods
Tasso J. Kaper
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Boston University, Boston, MA USA

10:00-10:30
Geometrical Formulation of the Renormalization-group method with Application to Transport and Stochastic equations
Teiji Kunihiro
Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Japan
 ABSTRACT
 

10:30-11:00
Model Reduction for Nonlinear Evolutionary Dynamics
Andreas Degenhard*, Javier Rodriguez Laguna**
*Fakultät für Physik Theoretische Physik Universität Bielefeld, Germany
**IFT (UAM - CSIC), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
 ABSTRACT

11:00-11:30 Small break

11:30-13:00 Second morning session

11:30-12:00
Coarse-Graining: Theory and Applications
Hans Christian Öttinger
Institut für Polymere, ETH-Zürich
 ABSTRACT

12:00-12:30
Local state space reduction of multiscale systems
Sybille Handrock
Technische Universität Chemnitz, Fakultät für Mathematik, Chemnitz, Germany
 ABSTRACT

12:30-13:00
Nonlinear model reduction in multi-time-scale chemical systems
Prodromos Daoutidis
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 First afternoon session

14:30-15:00
Discrete breathers in nonlinear lattices: a review and recent results
Tassos Bountis and Jeroen M.Bergamin
Department of Mathematics University of Patras, Greece
 ABSTRACT

15:00-15:30
Towards the Multiscale Simulation of Biochemical Networks
Linda Petzold
Department of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
 ABSTRACT

15:30-16:00
Model Reduction in Genetic Control Models
Marc R. Roussel
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
 ABSTRACT

16:00-16:20 Small break

16:20-18:00 Second afternoon session

16:20-16:50
Singular Invariance PDEs for Nonlinear Skew Product Systems With Application to a Molecular Photodissociation Control Problem
Nikolaos Kazantzis
Department of Chemical Engineering Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA, USA
 ABSTRACT
 

16:50-17:20

Model Reduction for the Optimisation of Large-Scale Chemical Systems
C. Theodoropoulos, E.L. Ortiz
Dept. of Process Integration, UMIST, Manchester, UK
 ABSTRACT

17:20-18:00
General discussion:
(The Organizing Committee cordially asks the participants to prepare some improvisations for this discussion at home)
 
 

19:00 The Conference Dinner (optionally)
 
 

August 28, 2003, The third day

9:00-9:30 Tea and coffee

9:30-11:00 First morning session

9:30-10:00
Collapse in Hydrodynamics and Kolmogorov Spectrum
Evgenii Kuznetsov
Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russia
 ABSTRACT

10:00-10:30
Remarks on the Chapman-Enskog Expansion
Marshall Slemrod
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mathematics Department Madison, WI, USA
 ABSTRACT

10:30-11:00
The methods of Chapman-Enskog and Grad, revisited
Henning Struchtrup
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
 ABSTRACT

11:00-11:30 Small break

11:30-13:00 Second morning session

11:30-12:00
Minimal kinetic models for hydrodynamics
Ilia Karlin
ETH Zurich, Materials Science, Polymer Physics, Zurich, Switzerland

12:00-12:30
Challenges for canonical multiscale MD simulation
Ben Leimkuhler
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Leicester, UK
 ABSTRACT

12:30-13:00
Macroscopic information from microscopic simulation. Selected issues
Martin Kröger
ETH Zurich, Materials Science, Polymer Physics, Zurich, Switzerland
 ABSTRACT
 

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 Focus group: Geometry of reduction in physics

1. Reduction of Discrete Systems based on the Renormalization Group
Method (30 min)
Teiji Kunihiro
Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Japan

2.TBA
Alexander V Mikhailov (30 min)
Applied Math. Department, University of Leeds, UK

3. Constructive Methods of Invariant Manifolds for Kinetic Problems
Alexander Gorban, Ilia Karlin, Andrei Zinovyev (30 min)
ETH Zurich, Materials Science, Polymer Physics, Zurich, Switzerland,
IHES, France,
Institute of Computational Modeling RAS, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
 ABSTRACT
Questions, open problems, open discussion (The Organizing Committee cordially asks the participants to prepare some improvisations for this discussion at home)

16:00-16:20 Small break

16:20-18:00 Focus group: Geometry of reduction in physics

1. Minimal kinetic models (30 min)
Ilia Karlin
ETH Zurich, Materials Science, Polymer Physics, Zurich, Switzerland,

2..
(Here short talks of participants will appear )

Questions, open problems, open discussion (The Organizing Committee cordially asks the participants to prepare some improvisations for this discussion at home)

18:00-

Infinite tea in the room MLJ27: With blackboard, reprints, free discussion.
 
 

August 29, 2003, The fourth day

9:00-9:30 Tea and coffee

9:30-11:00 First morning session

9:30-10:00
Renormalized lattice Boltzmann for subgrid modeling
Sauro Succi,
Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo "Mauro Picone" (C.N.R.)
Rome (ITALY)
 

10:00-10:30
A Density Matrix Renormalization Group Approach to Non-Equilibrium Phenomena
Andreas Degenhard*, Javier Rodrguez-Laguna**, Silvia N. Santalla***
*Fakultät für Physik Theoretische Physik Universität Bielefeld, Germany
**IFT (UAM - CSIC), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
***Dto. Fisica, Universidad Carlos III (Spain)
 ABSTRACT

10:30-11:00
Geometry of irreversibility,
Alexander Gorban, Ilia Karlin,
ETH Zurich, Materials Science, Polymer Physics, Zurich, Switzerland,
Institute of Computational Modeling RAS, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
 ABSTRACT
 

11:00-11:30 Small break

11:30-13:00 Conclusion, outlook and open problems session

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(Here short talks of participants will appear )

Questions, open problems, open discussion (The Organizing Committee cordially asks the participants to prepare some improvisations for this discussion at home)