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Particles in Flows

Summer School and Workshop, 25-31 August 2014

PRAGUE, Czech Republic

In association with the Nečas Center for Mathematical Modeling
and ERCOFTAC - European Research Community on Flow, Turbulence and Combustion


    Organizing Committee

    Tomáš Bodnár Giovanni Paolo Galdi Šárka Nečasová
    Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Swanson School of Engineering Institute of Mathematics
    Czech Technical University in Prague University of Pittsburgh Academy of Sciences of Czech Rep.

    Particles in Flows
    Summer School August 25 - 31 + Workshop August 27

    The aim of the summer school is to present a comprehensive series of lectures on various aspects of problems involving particles in flows. It 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 27) dedicated to short, more advanced lectures given by attending scientists.

    Main Speakers

    Main Topics

    • multiphase and bubbly flows
    • free and controlled particles in viscous fluid
    • fluid-structure interaction problems
    • forces acting on particles and droplets
    • Dissipative Particle Dynamics method
    • particle-based Lagrangian methods
    • time-periodic fluid flows
    • motion of rigid bodies in incompressible flows
    • path instabilities of falling and rising bodies


    The registration fee covers course materials and small refreshment during the course breaks. Special reduced fees are available for participants from ERCOFTAC member organizations.

    Early Late ERCOFTAC members
    Student fee (whole course & workshop) 240 € 270 € 180 €
    Full regular fee (whole course & workshop) 320 € 350 € 240 €
    Limited fee (workshop only) 160 € 180 € 120 €
    The early registration should be received before July 31, 2014!


    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.

    Support for students and young scientists

    Logo ERCOFTAC-> ERCOFTAC Thanks to ERCOFTAC, a limited number of grants will be available for European students and young scientists. Depending on the number of applicants the exact amount of support will be announced after the application deadline. The grant will cover at least the registration fee. Those participants who will benefit from the support will be asked to present a poster showing their own scientific work. A formal application, containing short CV, motivation letter and recommendation letter, should be received by organizers before July 31, 2014. Important note: Only European citizens or foreigners with permanent residence in Europe are eligible for the support. Formal application including short CV, motivation letterand recommendation letter, should be sent to the organizers via email All applications will be reviewed in the shortest possible time after the deadline of July 31 and the applicants will be informed of the outcome. Please note that the applicants should NOT pay the registration fee until their application is decided upon. In case the application is declined, only Early 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

    Travel & Accommodation

    We cooperate with a Prague-based Travel Agency 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 or indicate what kind of service you would require when completing the registration form and the Agency will contact you.


    Here are some suggestions for a good quality accommodation in the vicinity of the event venue. However, Prague offers many more options.


    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 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.