Fluids under Control

Summer School 2020, August 24 – 28

The problems of fluid flow control and optimization are becoming one of the fastest evolving and most important areas of fluid mechanics. The aim of this summer school is to present a comprehensive series of lectures on various aspects of fluid flow control and optimization 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 26) dedicated to short, more advanced lectures given by attending scientists.

Invited Speakers

The list of speakers is as of now incomplete, more invited speakers will appear soon.

Workshop Invited Speakers

Contributed Talks

  • Giovanni P. Galdi – University of Pittsburgh, USA

Main Topics

  • Control problems in fluid mechanics
  • Numerical analysis
  • Flow stability and feedback based control
  • Shape optimizations in aero- and hydrodynamics
  • Partial differential equations and related control theory
  • Nonlinear dynamical PDE systems
  • Optimization theory, extreme problems
  • Optimal control problems
  • Control for systems with distributed parameters
  • Stabilization and controllability of nonlinear control systems


The registration fee covers course materials and refreshment during the course breaks. The accommodation and travel expenses are not covered.

Student fee (whole course & workshop)280 €300 €
Full regular fee (whole course & workshop)360 €380 €
Limited fee (workshop only)180 €200 €

The registration is considered Early if made before July 31, 2020!


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

Czech Academy of Sciences

Few grants will be available for students and young scientists. Please only ask for this support if you can not attend the Summer School without it and have no other funds to use. Depending on the number of applicants the exact amount of support will be announced after the application deadline. All grants will cover at least the registration fee.

A formal application, containing short CV, motivation letter and recommendation letter, should be sent to the organizers via email scientific@prague-sum.com before July 31, 2020. 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 .

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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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 NečasováTomáš BodnárGiovanni Paolo Galdi
Institute of Mathematics,
Czech Academy of Sciences
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,
Czech Technical University in Prague
Swanson School of Engineering,
University of Pittsburgh