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Section: Other Grants and Activities

International Initiatives


Participants : Pauline Lafitte, Jean-François Coulombel, Frédéric Lagoutière.

J.-F. Coulombel has obtained a 4-years ANR grant "young researcher", for the project INTOCS. In addition to the coordinator, two other members of the EPI SIMPAF are involved in this project: P. Lafitte et F. Lagoutière. The main scientific subject of the project is the interaction of compressible waves, and more precisely the propagation of high frequency oscillations in hyperbolic boundary value problems. One of the physical motivations is the "Mach stems" formation in reacting gas flows.


Participants : Pauline Lafitte, Anne Devys, Thierry Goudon.

Some members of SIMPAF are involved in the ARC project PANDA, led by M. Doumic (EPI BANG, Rocquencourt); it is concerned with the theory and observations of polymerisation processes in prion and Alzheimer diseases. This research is connected to the PhD thesis of A. Devys, which is concerned with evolution problems in medecine and biology [32] . The project PANDA is currently under evaluation.

AEN Fusion

Participants : Christophe Besse, Thierry Goudon.

SIMPAF is involved in the project led by E. Sonnendrucker from EPI Calvi, which aims at fostering the national research effort in mathematics and computer science towards the simulation of large magnetic confinement devices, like ITER. The project Fusion is currently under evaluation.

Project 3+3 “Méditerranée” MASOH

Participants : Jean-Paul Chehab, Christophe Besse, Caterina Calgaro, Olivier Goubet, Jacques Laminie, Thierry Goudon.

In 2006, under an initiative of J.-P. Chehab, the SIMPAF team has initiated a collaborating program “3+3 Méditerranée” funded by INRIA. This program is devoted to Modelling, Analysis and Simulation of Hydrodynamic Waves. To be more specific, the project focuses on water waves modelled by dispersive PDEs (Korteweg-De Vries, Benjamin-Ono, KP and Nonlinear Schrödinger equations). The goal is to elaborate efficient multilevel numerical schemes that will be able to help in the understanding of finite time blow up or the asymptotic smoothing effects due to damping. The project (described at the URL: )brings together various collaborations the node of which is SIMPAF; the involved teams are

- France: SIMPAF, Amiens, Paris-Sud,

- Morocco : Marrakesh,

- Tunisia: Monastir,

- Spain: Granada.

As a consequence, four PhD theses were started co-advised by SIMPAF's members.

Emna Ezzoug, from Monastir, advised by E. Zahrouni, J. Laminie and O. Goubet, started in July 2006;

Ibtissem Damergi, from Monastir, by advised E. Zahrouni, Ch. Besse and O. Goubet, started in July 2006;

Salim Amr Salim Djabir, from Marrakesh, advised by M. Abounouh and J.-P. Chehab, started in January 2007;

Maithem Trabelsi, from Tunis advised by E. E. Zahrouni and J.-P. Chehab, started in September 2007.

In the context of the MASOH program, for research and teaching at the doctoral level, T. Goudon visited Granada; C. Calgaro, M. Abounouh, L. Di Menza, J.-P. Chehab visited the University of Monastir; while C. Calgaro, J.-P. Chehab, E. Zahrouni went to Marrakech. Besides, the PhD students spent a while in Amiens. The publications [3] , [26] are directly related to interactions organized within this network.


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