The activity in mathematical analysis is mainly focussed on ordinary and partial differential equations, on dynamical systems, on the calculus of variations, and on control theory. Connections of these topics with differential geometry are also developed.The activity in mathematical modelling is oriented to subjects for which the main technical tools come from mathematical analysis. The present themes are multiscale analysis, mechanics of materials, micromagnetics, modelling of biological systems, and problems related to control theory.The applications of mathematics developed in this course are related to the numerical analysis of partial differential equations and of control problems. This activity is organized in collaboration with MathLab for the study of problems coming from the real world, from industrial applications, and from complex systems.

## Hyperbolic systems of conservation laws

The course is an introduction to systems of conervation/balace laws. The list of subjects are

- Balance and conservation laws

- Cauchy problem

- Entropy solutions

- Scalar equations

- Admissible solutions and Riemann problem

- Glimm scheme and wavefront tracking

- Uniqueness

- Vanishing viscosity

- Compensated compactness

## Reduced Order Methods for Computational Mechanics

The course aims to provide the basic aspects of numerical approximation and efficient solution of parametrized; PDEs for computational mechanics problem (heat and mass transfer, linear elasticity, viscous and potential flows) using reduced order methods.

## Topics in Continuum Mechanics

- Reminders on Linear Algebra and Tensor Calculus
- Kinematics of deformable bodies
- Eulerian and Lagrangian descriptions of motion
- Balance laws of continuum mechanics: conservation of mass, balance of linear and angular momentum, energy balance and dissipation inequality
- Constitutive equations
- Fluid dynamics: the Navier Stokes equations
- Solid mechanics: nonlinear and linearized elasticity
- Selected topics from the mechanics of biological systems