August 29 - September 1, 2007

(Tuesday, August 28 is the day of arrival)

Our four-days seminar will be held in a small village Male Ciche near Zakopane, in Polish Tatra Mountains. It will be devoted to the discussion on various topics around Calculus of Variations by an interdisciplinary gremium. Our meeting will have a style of the traditional seminar. Lectures will be given on two traditional blackboards with a chock. Young researchers and PhD students are particularly welcome.

We plan around 16 one-hour lectures (which can be splited by two half-hour lectures): 4 lectures a day, 2 before lunch and 2 after dinner and a poster session. The time slot between breakfast and lunch will be devoted to discussions between participants.

Detailed information including accomodation, fee, methods of payments can be found in the following PDF file.

Application form:

  • for foreign participants: Word file,
  • for polish participants:

Proposed lectures: (tentative, to be discussed with the organizers)

  1. G and Γ convergence: theory and applications
    coordinating person: Anna Ochal, email: ochal(at)
  2. Regularity theory in the Calculus of Variations
    coordinating person: Krzysztof Chełmiński, email: kchelmin(at)
  3. Direct methods and Young measures
    coordinating person: Agnieszka Kałamajska, email: kalamajs(at)
  4. Variational methods in evolution problems
    coordinating person: Tomasz Cieślak, email: T.Cieslak(at)
  5. Applications in physics and related topics
    coordinating person: Maciej Borodzik, email: mcboro(at)

Invited speakers

  1. Martin Kruzik (UTIA, Czech Academy of Sciences)
    Title: Introduction to the Young measure theory

  2. Stanisław Migórski (Jagiellonian University)
    Title: Introduction to G and Γ-convergence

List of participants (The list is closed)
  1. Maciej Borodzik (University of Warsaw)
    Title: Lagrangian formalism in the classical electrodynamics

  2. Krzysztof Chełmiński (Technical University of Warsaw)
    Title: Introduction to regularity theory of minima in calculus of variations

  3. Tomasz Cieślak (Polish Academy of Sciences)
    Title: Descent method in the calculus of variations and Lojasiewicz inequality for less regular data

  4. Bartek Dyda (Technical University of Wroclaw)

  5. Tomasz Fudala (University of Warsaw)
    Title: Existence theorems in the Calculus of Variations. Part 2. Quasilinear equations and Hodge decomposition

  6. Jan Goncerzewicz (Technical University of Wroclaw)
    Title: Measure valued solutions to PDEs

  7. Przemysław Górka (Technical University of Warsaw)
    Title: Regularity of minima of variational integrals. The scalar and the vectorial cases

  8. Grzegorz Jamroz (University of Warsaw)
    Title: Shape optimization problems via G-convergence

  9. Małgorzata Janicka (University of Lodz)

  10. Maciej Jaśkowski (University of Warsaw)
    Title: Over fifty years open conjecture of Morray and Sverak's countrexample

  11. Agnieszka Kałamajska (University of Warsaw)
    Title: Applications of Young measures. Proof of Morrey-Acerbi-Fusco theorem

  12. Marta Kornafel (Cracow University of Economics)

  13. Adam Kubica (Technical University of Warsaw)

  14. Piotr Migdał (University of Warsaw)

  15. Piotr Nayar (University of Warsaw)
    Title: Blow-up of solutions of equation which preserves mass

  16. Anna Ochal (Jagiellonian University)
    Title: Γ-convergence and optimal control problems

  17. Hubert Orlik-Grzesiuk (University of Warsaw)
    Title: Minty Browder theorem

  18. Dariusz Pączka (Technical University of Szczecin)
    Title: Homogenization of elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic problems

  19. Katarzyna Piaskowska (Technical University of Warsaw)
    Title: Partial regularity for stationary harmonic maps into spheres (II)

  20. Dominika Pilarczyk (University of Wroclaw)
    Title: G-convergence argument for the blow-up of solutions to mass preserving equation

  21. Piotr Puchała (Technical University of Czestochowa)

  22. Konrad Sakowski (University of Warsaw)
    Title: Existence theorems in the Calculus of Variations. Part 1. Existence theorems

  23. Marta Szumańska (Technical University of Warsaw)
    Title: Partial regularity for stationary harmonic maps into spheres (I)

  24. Andrzej Warzyński (University of Warsaw)
    Title: On the application of div-curl lemma and Young measures to scalar conservation laws