101.994 AKANA Gamma-convergence and applications
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VO, 3.0h, 4.5EC


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to know the basic theory of Gamma-convergence (definition, properties, fundamental theorem) and of some of its most important applications in the study of variational problems.

Subject of course

Review of the direct method in calculus of variations, basic theory of Gamma-convergence, homogenization, thin structures, applications in frature mechanics (Ambrosio-Tortorelli) and in imaging (Mumford-Shah).

Teaching methods

The content of the class will be taught by blackboard presentations

Mode of examination


Additional information

The first meeting will take place on March 2nd at 9 in the library room on the 6th floor green area in front of my officeand will be organizational. The class will take place weekly tentative on Thursday 9-11:30.



Examination modalities

Oral exam

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
860 GW Optional Courses - Technical Mathematics Not specified


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Some basic knowledge of functional analysis and measure theory are needed to follow the course. Basic results in calculus of variations and in the theory of Lebesgue and Sobolev spaces will be recalled if needed.