The Legacy of Carlo Cercignani: from Kinetic Theory to Turbulence Modeling

May 24, 2021 – May 28, 2021


Scientific program

This international conference is dedicated to the memory of Carlo Cercignani,
ten years after his death.

Carlo Cercignani, who was one of the world’s leading experts of the Boltzmann
equation in kinetic theory, taught and carried out his research for decades in the
Department of Mathematics at the Politecnico di Milano.

The conference aims to bring together different areas of kinetic theory spanning from
mathematical theory to numerical analysis, physical and engineering modeling, to
which Carlo Cercignani made significant contributions. Also an additional research
area, characterizing the scientific work of Carlo Cercignani, will be addressed: the
development of turbulence models.

Therefore, the scientific program of the congress will highlight the breadth of inter-
ests and skills developed by Carlo Cercignani during his career, encouraging contri-
butions on the following topics:
(a) Mathematical and numerical methods for kinetic equations;
(b) applications of the kinetic theory to the microdevices;
(c) kinetic modeling of gas mixtures and polyatomic gases;
(d) kinetic models for granular media;
(e) applications of kinetic theory in socio-economic and life sciences;
(f) theory and applications of the relativistic Boltzmann equation;
(g) Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) and Lattice Boltzmann numerical methods;
(h) statistical mechanics and dynamical systems;
(i) turbulence modeling.


Conference Proceedings will be published with Springer.


Organizing Committee: Paolo Barbante, Francesco Belgiorno, Silvia Lorenzani, Lorenzo Valdettaro, Giovanni Valente, Maurizio Vianello

Scientific Committee: Paolo Biscari, Aldo Frezzotti, Giovanni Frosali, Sandro Graffi, Maria Lampis, Giulio Magli, Roberto Monaco, Tommaso Ruggeri, Giuseppe Saccomandi, Giampiero Spiga

Conference Information

The conference will will take place completely online. The platform that will be used for the conference is Cisco-Webex. Participation to the conference is free. If you wish to attend please fill out the registration form and you will receive in due time the link to the conference.