Winter Term 2007 / 2008
Winter Term 2007 Seminar (2h)
Important Dates – Description – Administrative details – Requirements – Overview of Topics
Wednesday, Oktober 31st, 2007, 10:15, Bld. E1.1, room 3.06
Regular meetings during winter term 2007:
Please direct all organisatorial requests to B. Burgeth.
The notion of Gamma-Convergence has been introduced by the Fields Medalist
E. Di Giorgi in the seventies. It describes the asymptotic behaviour
of families of minimisation problems indexed by some parameter of
geometric or constitutive nature.
As a natural and very flexible notion of convergence for
variational problems it can be applied to discontinuity
problems in Computer Visison as well as to
the transition from discrete systems to the continuous setting.
Depending on the interest of the participants more advanced topics from image processing involving Gamma-convergence may be also included.
Prerequisites: The seminar is suitable for graduate students (i.e. advanced Bachelor, Master) of mathematics, physics and computer science with solid mathematical knowledge. Knowledge of basic Functional Analysis and Measure Theory is useful but may also be acquired during the seminar.
Language: Understanding scientific text in English is indispensable. Talks can be delivered in English or German.
If you are interested to participate, please send an e-mail
with the subject Gamma Seminar
to firstname.lastname@example.org before Thursday, July 19th, 2007.
Please include your name, student ID (Matrikelnummer), date of birth,
study program, and valid e-mail address.
Sessions: First meeting takes place Friday, July 20th, 2007, 14:15h, Bld. E1.1, room 3.06. Regular sessions will be weekly during the winter term. Exact schedule to be determined at first meeting.
Regular attendance: It is expected that you attend all seminar meetings.
Talk duration approx. 45 min, plus 15 min for discussion. Please do not
deviate significantly from this time schedule.
The write-up has to be handed in untill the end of the lecture period. It
should summarise your talk, in some 3+ pages.
Mandatory consultation: Talk preparation has to be presented to your seminar supervisor not later than in the week before the talk is given. It's your responsibility to approach us timely and make your appointment!
Bernhard Burgeth / July 11th, 2007