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12th International YOUNG RESEARCHERS WORKSHOP on Geometry, Mechanics and Control


 January 22-24, 2018 - Dipartimento di Matematica "Tullio Levi-Civita", Università degli Studi di Padova


The 12th International Young Researchers Workshop on Geometry, Mechanics and Control is the last in a series of workshops organised by the GMC Network. Previous events took place in Madrid (2006, 2007), Barcelona (2008), Ghent (2009), La Laguna (2010), Coimbra (2012),  Madrid (2012) , Barcelona (2013), Zaragoza (2015), Paris (2016) and La Laguna (2017).  Its goal is to bring together young researchers working in Geometry, Mechanics and Control and to offer a platform to present the results of their research to an international audience.

The core of the workshop consists on 3 mini-courses, each of 4 hours, which serve as an introduction to different topics related to geometric structures in mechanics and control theory. The courses will be at PhD/postdoctoral level.

Along with the courses, there will be contributed short talks (30 minutes) and a poster session. Attendance is, of course, open to anyone, but in particular young researchers (PhD-students, recent PhD's) are encouraged to attend the workshop and to submit a talk or poster proposal.


Alessia Mandini (PUC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)Symmetries and reduction in symplectic geometry

Antonio Ponno (University of Padova, Italy)Introduction to Hamiltonian PDEs: an overview of models and methods

Olivier Cots (IRIT, Toulose, France)Introduction to geometric and numerical methods in optimal control with application in medical imaging


From: Monday, January 22, 2018

To: Wednesday, January 24 (midday), 2018.


Dipartimento di Matematica “Tullio Levi-Civita”, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy.

Important dates

Deadline for registration: November 30, 2017. Click here to register

Deadline for submitting abstracts for short talks/poster: November 30, 2017. 

Send title and abstract to 12yrw@math.unipd.itOnly a limited number of short talks will be accepted. The scientific committee will select them after the deadline.


Torre Archimede, via Trieste 63, Padova, Room 1C150


A pdf of the program and further information can be fund here.

Intensive Period and related activities

This workshop is part of the Intensive Period “Hamiltonian Systems of the Department of Mathematics “Tullio Levi-Civita” of the University of Padova. Other activities of the Intensive Period include:

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