Nicola De Nitti

Scientific Assistant

I’m a PhD student/scientific assistant at the Chair for Dynamics, Control and Numerics at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg.

My main research interests lie in the analysis and control of partial differential equations. More specifically, I’ve been working on the following topics: conservation laws; transport with rough velocity fields; flows on networks; local and nonlocal (degenerate higher-order) parabolic PDEs; free boundary problems; variational and topological methods for the study of nonlinear problems.

Check my posts at Math & Research

Control of Advection-Diffusion Equations on Networks and Singular Limits By Jon Asier Bárcena-Petisco, Márcio Cavalcante, Giuseppe Maria Coclite, Nicola de Nitti and Enrique Zuazua Introduction In the past few decades, models based on partial differential equations have been very effective in tackling many problems dealing with […]
Flows on Networks By Enrique Zuazua, Nicola de Nitti   PDE models on Networks In the last few decades, models based on partial differential equations have been very effective in tackling many applied problems dealing with flows on networks. The areas of application include mainly the […]

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