Important dates

Aug 31 — Sept 4, 2020


FBP 2020 in Berlin
Mai 20, 2019

The FBP 2020 will take place in Berlin in early September 2020.

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General Information

Message from the chair

The 15th International Conference on Free Boundary Problems: Theory and Applications 2020 (FBP 2020) will take place on the campus of the Humboldt University (HU) of Berlin, August 31 — September 4, 2020. The FBP conference is a flagship event that brings together the free boundary/partial differential equation community and is organized every few years with the most recent preceding conferences in Shanghai (China, 2017), Cambridge (UK, 2014) and Chiemsee (Germany, 2012) after the historical beginnings of the conference series in Montecatini (Italy, 1981).

FBP 2020 is hosted by the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS) Berlin. The conference will feature plenary talks, minisymposia, and contributed sessions.

A host of world-renowned cultural and research institutions, a thriving creative scene and a rich history make Berlin a popular place to live, work and travel. We invite researchers and practitioners working in the field of free boundary problems to join us and enjoy Berlin's convenient travel facilities, almost unlimited recreational possibilities, an open-minded and international atmosphere, and a lot of exciting mathematics in the late summer of 2020!

Chair of the Organizing Committee
Michael Hintermüller


Program Committee
  • Andrea L. Bertozzi
  • Antonin Chambolle
  • Gui-Qiang G. Chen
  • Charlie Elliott
  • Harald Garcke
  • Yoshikazu Giga
  • Michael Hintermüller
  • Ralf Kornhuber
  • Ricardo H. Nochetto
  • Elisabetta Rocca
  • José Francisco Rodrigues
  • James A. Sethian
  • Henrik Shahgholian
  • Halil Mete Soner
Organizing Committee
  • Carsten Gräser (FU Berlin)
  • Michael Hintermüller (WIAS Berlin)
  • Dietmar Hömberg (WIAS Berlin)
  • Ralf Kornhuber (FU Berlin)
  • Jürgen Sprekels (WIAS Berlin)
  • Barbara Wagner (HU Berlin)
Local Support Team
  • Amal Alphonse
  • Jo Andrea Brüggemann
  • Olivier Huber
  • Caroline Löbhard

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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

The Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin) is a research university located in the centre of Berlin, Germany. Founded in 1809 and opened in 1810, it became one of the most prestigious education institutions in Europe and has the distinction of pioneering the hugely influential Humboldtian model of higher education. The university is highly ranked especially in the natural sciences and is linked to major contributions in particular in physics. It has produced 55 Nobel prize winners and counts Albert Einstein, John von Neumann and Karl Weierstrass amongst its many notable alumni. Frontansicht des Hauptgebäudes der Humboldt-Universität in Berlin

Weierstrass Institute Berlin

The Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS) is a German research institute within the Leibniz Association with a long tradition. In 1946 it became a member of the German Academy of Sciences in Berlin, following the Prussian Academy of Sciences, which was founded by W.G. Leibniz in 1700. The WIAS conducts project oriented research in applied mathematics with the aim of solving complex problems in technology, science and economy. The institute is located in the city centre of Berlin, and it hosts the permanent office of the International Mathematical Union (IMU). WIAS Berlin