Contacts
Department of Mathematics & Applications
University of Milano - Bicocca
Via Cozzi, 55
20125 Milano, Italy

Building U5, III floor, Room 3065

Email: renzo.ricca@unimib.it
Direct line: (+39) 02 6448 5762
Department: (+39) 02 6448 5755
Fax: (+39) 02 6448 5705

Advanced Schools and International Programmes

Helicity, Structures and Singularity in Fluid and Plasma Dynamics

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IUTAM Symposium on Helicity, Structures and Singularity in Fluid and Plasma Dynamics, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, April 2016.

In 2016 I organized and chaired the IUTAM Symposium on Helicity, Structures and Singularity in Fluid and Plasma Dynamics at the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti in Venice. The conference was organized also as a tribute to the achievements of Professor H.K. Moffatt, FRS (U. Cambridge University). The conference saw the participation of more than 100 experts from 20 different countries and received financial support from the University of Milano-Bicocca, the Department of Mathematics and Applications of UniMiB, IUTAM and the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) of Trieste. The International Scientific Committee included Philip Boyland (U. Florida, USA), Jens Eggers (U. Bristol, UK), Marie Farge (ENS Paris, France), Yasuhide Fukumoto (Kyushu U., Japan), Tim Pedley FRS (U. Cambridge, UK), Michael Proctor FRS (U. Cambridge, UK), Renzo Ricca (U. Milano-Bicocca, Italy), Katepalli Sreenivasan (New York U., USA).

Knots and Applications

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Intensive research programme on Knots and Applications, "Ennio De Giorgi" Mathematical Research Center (CRM), May-July 2011.

In 2011 I organized a 3-month intensive research programme on Knots and Applications at the Ennio De Giorgi Mathematical Research Center of the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa. The programme included a two-week long pedagogical school, hosting 10 internationally reknown lecturers, 9 two-day workshops led by experts on different emerging topics, and an international conference, that I organized and chaired, under the auspices of the European Science Foundation, the European Mathematical Society and INdAM, the Italian National Institute for Higher Mathematics. The whole programme hosted more than 150 specialists from all over the world. For this I benefited from the active collaboration of several, long-time friends and colleagues, members of the the international scientific committee: Louis Kauffman (U. Chicago), Kenneth Millett (U. California at Santa Barbara), Carlo Petronio (U. Pisa), Dale Rolfsen (U. Vancouver) and De Witt Sumners (Florida State U.).

Planned acitivities

Topological Fluid Mechanics

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CIME Summer School on Topological Fluid Mechanics, June 2001.

In 2001 I organized under the auspices of INdAM, the Italian National Institute for Higher Mathematics, and UMI, the Italian Mathematical Society a CIME Summer School on Topological Fluid Mechanics. Mitch Berger, Louis Kauffman, Boris Khesin, Keith Moffatt, De Witt Sumners and many other senior participants contributed with lectures. The school was held on the coast of Cetraro (Italy) on the rugged coastline of the Mediterranean sea.

Geometry and Topology of Fluid Flows

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Intensive research programme on Geometry and Topology of Fluid Flows, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (INIMS), September-December, 2000.

In the year 2000, UNESCO Year of Mathematics, I co-organized in collaboration with Hassan Aref, Tutsomu Kambe and Richard Pelz a 4-month intensive research programme on Geometry and Topology of Fluid Flows. The programme was held at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge (UK) and hosted several major events, including a NATO Advanced Study Institute pedagogical workshop, a satellite workshop on singularities at MIR@W (Warwick U.) and a Royal Society Discussion Meeting in London, plus daily seminars and thematic workshops. Themes ranged from topological dynamics, geometric mechanics and dynamical systems theory to knot theory and singularities in fluid flows.