XVII Summer Diffiety School on the Geometry of PDEs
Month: July 2014
Date: July 18--August 2
Name: XVII Summer Diffiety School on the Geometry of PDEs
Location: Centro Culturale "Martignano", Lizzano in Belvedere (BO), Italy.
The aim of this permanent school is to introduce undergraduate and Ph.D. students in mathematics and physics as well as post-doctoral researchers in specific area of mathematics and theoretical physics: Secondary Calculus. A diffiety is a geometrical object that properly formalizes the concept of the solution space of a given system of (nonlinear) PDEs, much as an algebraic variety does with respect to solutions of a given system of algebraic equations. Secondary calculus is a natural diffiety analogue of the standard calculus on smooth manifolds, and as such leads to a very rich general theory of nonlinear PDEs. Moreover, there are indications that it could be a natural language for quantum physics, just as the standard calculus is for classical physics.