Models and numerical methods for particle and population dynamics

CIRM, Luminy
Marseille, Bouches du Rhône
20 July - 28 August 2020



Due to the global health situation, the CEMRACS 2020 is cancelled.


The CEMRACS is a scientific event of the SMAI (the french Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics). The concept was initiated in 1996 by Yvon Maday and Frédéric Coquel and takes place every year at CIRM in Luminy (Marseille, France) during 6 weeks from mid-july. The goal of this event is to bring together scientists from both the academic and industrial communities to work and discuss on focused topics.
During the first week, a classical school is proposed. It consists of several lectures given by leading scientists and related to the topics of the research projects. The remaining 5 weeks are dedicated to working on the research projects, possibly after a morning seminar.


CEMRACS'20 will be the twenty-fifth of the series. It will be dedicated to systems of particles in physics, biological or socioeconomical systems: for instance, ions, photons, sprays, cells, pedestrians, species or political opinions etc. This theme gather both challenges in high performance computing, deep issues in the modeling of active systems or new industrial problems like in smart cities management. For understanding these systems of thousands or even millions of interacting particles, it is often necessary to derive the large scale dynamics, like we could do for gaz. These macroscopic models have generally limited range of validity. As a consequence, for observing these dynamics, numerical methods should be performant as well as valid at different scales. The models are strongly depending on the underlying interactions : when possible, comparison with experimental data could be performed. A special focus will be on plasma physicis application and smart cities but various other topics involving systems of particles would be adressed.

CEMRACS'20 will consist of two joint events:

    - a one week summer school (July 20 - July 24)

    - an intensive 5-week long research session (July 27 - August 28)

To contact the organizers : cemracs20@smai.emath.fr

CEMRACS'20 is supported by