Année des Mathématiques pour la Planète Terre  

Conference of the GDRE CONEDP in Control  of PDE’s

MCPIT2013: Modelling, Control and Inverse Problems for the Planet Earth in all its states

November 18-22, 2013, Paris

Institut Henri Poincaré 

11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, F-75005 Paris, France


Conference Program

List of participants

Book of Abstracts


          Courses: 3 mini-courses

Conferences: 8 lectures

Sylvain Ervedoza (CNRS & Université Paul Sabatier, France) :      

« Control, inverse problems and numerics »

Laure Saint-Raymond (ENS Paris & Université Pierre et Marie Curie):

« About the role of boundary layers in large-scale oceanic flows »

Gunther Uhlmann (University of Washington, U.S.A.):

« Index of refraction problems arising in the Geosciences »

Karine Beauchard (CNRS & Ecole Polytechnique, France)

Marc Bocquet (Ecole des Ponts-ParisTech, France)

Maarten de Hoop (Purdue University, U.S.A.)

Isabelle Gallagher (University Paris Diderot, France)

David Lannes (CNRS & ENS Paris, France)

Maëlle Nodet (University of Grenoble & INRIA, France)

George Papanicolaou (Stanford University, U.S.A.)

Benedetto Piccoli (Rutgers University, U.S.A.)



Open sessions : 4 open sessions on challenging problems for the Planet Earth


 Inverse Problems

Control Theory

Fluids and Oceanology

Data Assimilation

Organizing committee

Fatiha Alabau-Boussouira (University de Lorraine, Metz, France)

Fabio Ancona (University of Padova,  Padova, Italy)

Piermarco Cannarsa (University Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy)

Jean-Michel Coron (University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France)

Olivier Glass (University Paris-Dauphine, Paris, France)

Emmanuel Trélat (University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France)

Scientific committee


Jacques Blum (University of Nice, Nice, France)

Eduard Fereisl (Mathematical Institute, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)

Enrique Fernández-Cara (University of Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain)

Mimmo Iannelli (University of Trento, Italy)

Jérôme Le Rousseau (University of Orléans, France)

Armen Shirikyan (University of Cergy-Pontoise, France)

Olivier Talagrand (Center  of  Dynamical Meteorology, University Pierre et Marie Curie, France)

Roger Temam (Indiana University, Bloomington, USA)

Gunther Uhlmann (Washington University, USA)

Enrique Zuazua (BCAM, Bilbao, Spain) Chairman of the scientific committee

Scientific context and aims

The year 2013 has been elected year of Mathematics for the Planet Earth. We propose the present conference in this context and in the framework of the CNRS-INDAM-UP GDRE project CONEDP in Control of PDE’s. The physical Planet Earth and the underlying control/inverse problems in geophysics, fluids and oceanology, climatology and the Planet Earth seen as a set of eco-systems to model and control will be the subject of this conference. Our purpose it to bring together specialists of control theory, inverse problems and data assimilation and specialists in climatology, oceanology, fluid mechanics, fluid-structure interactions and population dynamics. The conference scope is to give an overview of the main problems and recent advances in modelling in climatology, oceanology, river floods,  population dynamics and epidemiology, and the resulting control and inverse problems and applicative issues: control of fluids and fluid-structures (control of the swimming of micro-organisms, fishes, boats), control of degenerate parabolic PDE’s and applications in climatology (e.g. Budyko-Sellers model, floods forecasting and control), inverse problems in geophysics (identification of pollutants, diffusion of contaminants in the ground for instance). MCPIT2013 aims at making these different scientific communities interact to give birth to crossed collaborations issued form applications of control, inverse problems and data assimilation for Mathematics of Planet Earth.

Concerned public and participants

Researchers, academics, doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows of the GDR 3362 and the GDRE CONEDP and their partners, as well as of the disciplinary and interdisciplinary themes of this conference (climatology, oceanology, fluid mechanics, geophysics) are welcome to attend and participate.

Financial support and patronage

Hosted by the Institute Henri Poincaré

Financially supported by the CNRS-INSMIINDAM, Ville de Paris, GDRE CONEDP

Under the patronage of SMAI, ARP MathsInTerre