Giovanni Di Fratta

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My main research interest focuses on variational techniques as they apply to contemporary problems in continuum mechanics and materials sciences. It includes the mathematical study of magnetic skyrmions, nematic liquid crystals, and thin structures.
(See also Für innovative Datenspeicher@Falter.at).


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With Elisa Davoli we are currently advertising two PhD positions within the Vienna School of Mathematics.
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The FWF stand-alone project on the Mathematical Analysis and Modeling of Magnetic Skyrmions (FWF grant P34609) has been granted.
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Invited speaker at the conference on New and old Function Spaces in the theory of Pde's and Nonlinear Analysis @Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (November 26, 2021).
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Member of Unione Matematica Italiana (UMI), Società Italiana di Matematica Applicata e Industriale (SIMAI), and European Mathematical Society (EMS).
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Academic Editor of Journal of Function Spaces.
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@Trimester Program on Mathematics for Complex Materials at Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics (HIM) (January-April 2023).
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Talk@Online Northeast PDE and Analysis Seminar (ONEPAS) (April 22, 2021).
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Co-organizer with Cyrill Muratov and Valeriy Slastikov of the Minisymposium MS19 Nanomagnetism: Analysis, Modeling, Simulation, Experiments @ SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science (MS21) (May 17-28, 2021).
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Co-organizer with Michele Ruggeri, Valeriy Slastikov, and Arghir D. Zarnescu of the ESI Workshop on New Trends in the Variational Modeling and Simulation of Liquid Crystals (May 17-28, 2021).
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@Trimester Program on The Mathematical Design of New Materials, at Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge (April-June 2019).


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Priv.-Doz. and Univ.-Ass. at the Institute of Analysis and Scientific Computing, TU Wien (Vienna, Austria).

  
Postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Analysis and Scientific Computing, TU Wien (Vienna, Austria). Member of the special research program Taming complexity in partial differential systems funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). With Prof. Dirk Praetorius.


Visiting fellow at the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM, Bilbao, Spain). With Prof. Arghir D. Zarnescu.
 
FMJH Postdoctoral fellowship. Host Institution: Centre de Mathématiques Appliquées (Ecole Polytechnique, France). With Prof. François Alouges.

   
Research Assistant at the School of Mathematics of the University of Bristol (Bristol, UK). With Prof. Jonathan M. Robbins and Prof. Valeriy V. Slastikov.