Waves in Flows
Summer School 2018, August 27 - August 31

Waves are one of the most distinct and most important phenomena in fluid mechanics. The aim of this summer school is to present a comprehensive series of lectures on various aspects of waves and their role in mathematical analysis and numerical simulation of different types of flows. The summer school is organized as a multidisciplinary event with topics ranging from theoretical and numerical mathematics up to physics and applications. The emphasize will be on models related to topics originating in environmental, biomedical and industrial applications. The summer course is prepared for graduate students, young scientists, and other interested specialists. Besides of the course lectures, the program will include a one day workshop (on Wednesday, August 29) dedicated to short, more advanced lectures given by attending scientists.

Main Speakers

The list of speakers is as of now incomplete.

Workshop Invited Speakers

The list of speakers is as of now incomplete.

Main Topics

  • surface waves on fluids
  • internal (gravity) waves
  • hyperbolicity of wave phenomena
  • shallow water and related models
  • sound waves and acoustics
  • numerical methods for waves in flows
  • environmental applications
  • biomedical applications


Registration has been closed. Please contact the organizers at support@prague-sum.com should you be interested in participating.

The registration fee covers course materials and refreshment during the course breaks. The accommodation and travel expenses are not covered. Members of ERCOFTAC and employees of participating institutions are invited to register at discounted ERCOFTAC fees.
Student fee (whole course & workshop) 280 € 300 € 210 €
Full regular fee (whole course & workshop) 360 € 380 € 270 €
Limited fee (workshop only) 180 € 200 € 135 €
The registration is considered Early if made before July 31, 2018!


The registration fee should be paid preferably by a bank transfer to the following account:

IBAN: CZ80 0710 0000 0000 6962 3011
Bank Name: Ceska narodni banka
Bank Address: Na Prikope 28, 115 03 Praha 1
Account Holder: Matematicky ustav AV CR, v.v.i.
Variable Symbol: (will be assigned to each participant during registration)

For other forms of payment please contact the organizers.

Participants from Czech institutions, wishing to pay the registration fee directly in Czech Crowns (CZK) can do so, using a fixed conversion rate 25 CZK/EUR. The resulting sum in CZK should be sent to the same above mentioned account.

Support for students and young scientists

As of now funds allocated to support have been largely exhausted. Please consider applying only if financial support is crucial for your ability to attend Prague Sum.

Thanks to ERCOFTAC, Czech Academy of Sciences and RSJ Foundation, a limited number of grants will be available for PhD students and young scientists who obtained their Master's degree within 10 years prior to 2018. All grants will cover the registration fee, in addition accommodation and travel expenses may be covered upon the organizers' decision. In such case the accommodation/travel details will be arranged by the organizers in cooperation with the participant. Please indicate what support you apply for in the registration form.

A formal application, containing short CV, motivation letter and recommendation letter, should be sent to the organizers via email scientific@prague-sum.com. Grant applications will be reviewed and grants awarded in the shortest possible time after application delivery in the 'first come, first served' manner up to the funds available. We encourage those interested to register and apply early. Those participants who will benefit from the support will be asked to present a poster introducing their original scientific work.

Important note: Please note that the applicants should NOT pay the registration fee until their application is decided upon. In case the application is declined, standard Early registration fee will be charged (and ERCOFTAC members discount still applies).

Summer School Venue

The whole course and workshop will be held at the Institute of Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic.

Institute of Mathematics, AS CR
Žitná 25
CZ - 115 67 Praha 1
Czech Republic

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Travel & Accommodation

We cooperate with a Prague-based Travel Agency (Flexitravel) to help the participants organize their trip to Prague. The Agency can take care of finding you a suitable accommodation, booking your flight, setting up your personal activities in Prague/Czech Republic etc. Please feel free to contact them at travel@prague-sum.com or indicate what kind of service you would require when completing the registration form and the Agency will contact you.


If you are obliged to obtain visa for your travel to Czech Republic we are ready to help you by supplying Letter of Invitation issued by one of the organizing institutions. Please refer to the Download section to find the invitation letter form. Email the completed form to support@prague-sum.com and we will have it signed and sent back to you. Please note that you will need to consult your local Embsassy of the Czech Republic for the up-to-date information concerning all the visa application requirements.

Organizing Committee

Šárka Nečasová Tomáš Bodnár Giovanni Paolo Galdi
Institute of Mathematics Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Swanson School of Engineering
Czech Academy of Sciences Czech Technical University in Prague University of Pittsburgh
matus@math.cas.cz Tomas.Bodnar@fs.cvut.cz galdi@pitt.edu