Congratulations to BMS with 100 years

Our group would like to congratulate the Belgian Mathematical Society (BMS) with 100 years anniversary since the BMS was founded on 14 March 1921. Surprisingly or not, this date coincides with the Pi-day (3.14) in Mathematics. Read more

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Some highlights from the BMS Newsletter:

Congratulations to Leo Storme for being awarded a very prestigious Francqui chair at VUB 2021!

Come to Professor Storme inaugural lecture “FINITE GEOMETRY: PURE MATHEMATICS CLOSE TO PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS” on ZOOM on Monday, 19 April, 2021 – 18:00

Also, you find the information about our new junior seminar in the BMS newsletter, as well as an announcement of open positions at our Analysis & PDE Centre.

Happy Pi-day everyone!


We would like to recommend the Colloquia, Seminars and Lectures by METHUSALEM PROJECT PURE MATHEMATICS from KU Leuven.


The Methusalem colloquia are intended for a broad audience of graduate and PhD students, postdocs and professors. The series will include colloquia from guests as well as the first colloquium-style talk of the Methusalem Lecture Series. See more


The Junior Seminar in Pure Mathematics is an interdisciplinary seminar run by PhD students and postdocs at KU Leuven. The seminar is currently running online and hosts a 1-hour talk each session. See more


The Methusalem Lecture Series are mini-courses directed towards a broad audience of graduate students, PhD students, postdoctoral researches and professors. Each mini-course will start with a colloquium-style talk intended to be both accessible and attractive to mathematicians from diverse areas and will continue with a series of 3 to 5 lectures spanning 2 hours each. See more


New Ghent Methusalem Junior Analysis & PDE seminar

The Ghent Analysis & PDE Center is launching a new junior seminar:

Methusalem Junior Analysis & PDE Seminar is run by PhD students and postdocs at Ghent Analysis & PDE Center. It provides an opportunity to young researchers in various areas of analysis and PDEs to share their ideas and to learn new exciting things related to the topics of Analysis & PDEs as well as broader mathematical subjects.

All are welcome to attend!

The seminar currently takes place on ZOOM.

Website of the seminar

Congratulations to Prof Sadybekov and Dr Suragan for winning Kazakhstan State Prize

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of Kazakhstan, signed a decree on awarding the State Prize in the field of science and technology named after al-Farabi to Prof Sadybekov and Dr Suragan for the series of works on “On the theory of nonlocal differential operators”.

This is the biggest scientific award in Kazakhstan, so congratulations!

We know both of them well, for example, from the cooperation on the just published (open access) book:

Ruzhansky M., Sadybekov M., Suragan D., Spectral geometry of partial differential operators, Monographs and Research Notes in Mathematics, Chapman and Hall/CRC Press, 2020. 378pp. link, free download (open access book), poster

Spectral geometry of partial differential operators
Hardy inequalities on homogeneous groups

Many of us remember Durvudkhan’s visit to our Analysis & PDE group at UGent.

You can read more here on his achievements

Also, our PhD student Aishabibi Dukenbayeva is supervised jointly with Makhmud Sadybekov.

Vishvesh Kumar at Virtual Math Fest

Vishvesh PhotoVishvesh Kumar has just given a nice talk at the Virtual Math Fest 2020 (Symposium on Analysis and PDE)

The talk was about Lp-Lq boundedness of Fourier multipliers associated with the anharmonic oscillator,

on the joint work with Marianna Chatzakou from Imperial College London.

Well done, Vishvesh!

  • Chatzakou M., Kumar V., Lp-Lq boundedness of Fourier multipliers associated with the anharmonic oscillator. arxiv
  • Chatzakou M., Delgado J., Ruzhansky M., On a class of anharmonic oscillators. arxiv
  • Cardona D., Kumar V., Ruzhansky M., Tokmagambetov N., LpLq boundedness of pseudo-differential operators on smooth manifolds and its applications to nonlinear equationsarxiv

Watch the talk on YouTube

Vishvesh zoom

Linda Botchway starting her PhD

Congratulations to Linda Botchway, for receiving the grant of USD 15,500 from the Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY), for her PhD at the University of Ghana, Legon, under our supervision.

Linda Well done, Linda!

We are looking forward to Linda’s visits to our Analysis & PDE Center at Ghent University, and to her enrolment to UGent PhD program for a joint PhD.


Research of Linda on pseudo-differential operators on {\mathbb Z}^n started while she was a Master student at AIMS Ghana. This resulted in a substantial (41 pages) publication, a great achievement for a Master Student:


Botchway L., Kibiti G., Ruzhansky M., Difference equations and pseudo-differential operators on ZnJ. Funct. Anal.278 (2020), no. 11, 108473, 41pp. link (open access)arxiv

300px-SquareLattice.svgIn the above paper one makes a consistent development of the calculus of pseudo-differential operators which can be called pseudo-difference operators in the context of the lattice {\mathbb Z}^n Some interesting questions to answer:

    • how to define Hörmander type or other symbol classes on {\mathbb Z}^n?
    • what is the relation to the analysis on the torus {\mathbb T}^n?
    • can it be used to derive new properties of operators on {\mathbb Z}^n?
    • how to apply it to solving difference equations and to finding properties of their solutions?

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Webinar by Accessibility Best Practices for Moving Mathematics Online

Description: For many years there has been a push for moving teaching and research content online in a form that goes beyond just linking print versions of documents. The COVID pandemic has only accelerated this trend, forcing all faculty to focus on how to deliver courses online. However, hastily moving material online bears the risk that important accessibility considerations are neglected, threatening fair and inclusive education for all. This is especially true for mathematics and other STEM fields where complex structures such as equations and diagrams play an integral role. In this webinar we will advocate that in addition to moving content online quickly, instructors can use best practices developed for authors to ensure accessibility of math content from the start, thus avoiding additional and duplicate work.

Our presentation shall give an overview of different requirements on presentation and content for students and readers with special needs and how assistive technology support can be provided. We shall particularly concentrate on what this means for math content and how it is made accessible on the web. We argue that the web is the ideal platform for hosting and curating modern content regardless of their original sources like LaTeX, Word, or plain text. And we will demonstrate how accessibility can be practically a free byproduct of conversion from traditionally authored content. In conclusion we discuss ways of authoring, preparing, and teaching accessible web documents containing mathematics, highlighting some of the best practices.

Presented by Prof. Volker Sorge, University of Birmingham, UK & MathJax Consortium

Time:   July 13, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

This information is presented here

Dr Durvudkhan Suragan on Kazakh TV

file_000Another of our former postdocs (still at Imperial College London), and an associated collaborator of our Ghent Analysis and PDE Centre, Dr Durvudkhan Suragan, featured on Kazakh TV, in a special program about him and his achievements.

Congratulations, Durvudkhan!

It is very rewarding to see current and former students and postdocs being recognised for their achievements!

Watch it on Youtube:

TV Durvudkhan

Also, with the appearance of Dr Berikbol Torebek:

TV Berikbol

Recently: another of our associated member, Dr Erkinjon Karimov, on Uzbek State TV, read here.

Erkin on TV

Our books with Durvudkhan Suragan:

  1. Ashyralyev A., Kalmenov T., Ruzhansky M., Sadybekov M., Suragan D. (Eds.) Functional Analysis in Interdisciplinary Applications II, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, Springer, 2020, to appear
  2. Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Hardy inequalities on homogeneous groups: 100 years of Hardy inequalities, Progress in Mathematics, Vol. 327, Birkhauser, 2019. xvi+588pp. link, free download (open access book), poster, the winner of  Ferran Sunyer I Balaguer Prize 2018
  3. Ruzhansky M., Sadybekov M., Suragan D., Spectral geometry of partial differential operators, Monographs and Research Notes in Mathematics, Chapman and Hall/CRC Press, 2020. 378pp. link, free download (open access book), poster

Our papers with Durvudkhan Suragan:

  1. Restrepo J., Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Explicit representations of solutions for linear fractional differential equations with variable coefficients. arxiv
  2. Kassymov A., Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Reverse Stein-Weiss, Hardy-Littlewood-Sobolev, Hardy, Sobolev and Caffarelli-Kohn-Nirenberg inequalities on homogeneous groups, arxiv
  3. Kassymov A., Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Reverse integral Hardy inequalities on metric measure spaces. arxiv
  4. Ruzhansky M., Sabitbek B., Suragan D., Geometric Hardy inequalities on starshaped sets. arxiv
  5. Ruzhansky M., Sabitbek B., Suragan D., Geometric Hardy and Hardy-Sobolev inequalities on Heisenberg groups. Bull. Math. Sci., to appear. arxiv
  6. Kassymov A., Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Anisotropic fractional Gagliardo-Nirenberg, weighted Caffarelli-Kohn-Nirenberg and Lyapunov-type inequalities, and applications to Riesz potentials and p-sub-Laplacian systems. arxiv
  7. Ruzhansky M., Sabitbek B., Suragan D., Subelliptic geometric Hardy type inequalities on half-spaces and convex domainsAnn. Funct. Anal., to appear. arxiv
  8. Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Yessirkegenov N., Euler semigroup, Hardy-Sobolev and Gagliardo-Nirenberg type inequalities on homogeneous groups. Semigroup Forum, to appear. link (open access), arxiv
  9. Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Green’s identities, comparison principle and uniqueness of positive solutions for nonlinear p-sub-Laplacian equations on stratified Lie groups, Potential Analysis, to appear. arxiv, link
  10. Ruzhansky M., Sabitbek B., Suragan D., Hardy and Rellich inequalities for anisotropic p-sub-Laplacians, Banach J. Math. Anal., 14 (2020), 380-398. linkarxiv
  11. Kassymov A., Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Fractional logarithmic inequalities and blow-up results with logarithmic nonlinearity on homogeneous groups. NoDEA Nonlinear Differential Equations Appl., 27 (2020), no. 1, Paper No. 7. link
  12. Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Critical Hardy inequalities, Ann. Acad. Sci. Fenn. Math., 44 (2019), 1159-1174. link (download)arxiv
  13. Kassymov A., Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Hardy-Littlewood-Sobolev and Stein-Weiss inequalities on homogeneous Lie groups. Integral Transforms and Special Functions, 30 (2019), 643-655. linkarxiv
  14. Ruzhansky M., Sabitbek B., Suragan D., Weighted anisotropic Hardy and Rellich type inequalities for general vector fields, NoDEA Nonlinear Differential Equations Appl., 26 (2019), no. 2, 26:13. linkarxiv
  15. Kalmenov T. Sh., Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., On spectral and boundary properties of the volume potential for the Helmholtz equation. Math. Model. Nat. Phenom., 14 (2019), no. 5, Art. 502, 11 pp. link
  16. Ozawa T., Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Lp-Caffarelli-Kohn-Nirenberg type inequalities on homogeneous groups, Quart. J. Math., 70 (2019), 305-318. arxiv, link, offprint (open access)
  17. Ruzhansky M., Sabitbek B., Suragan D., Weighted Lp-Hardy and Lp-Rellich inequalities with boundary terms on stratified Lie groups, Rev. Mat. Complutense, 32 (2019), 19-35. enhanced pdf (open access)arxiv, link
  18. Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., A note on stability of Hardy inequalitiesAnn. Funct. Anal., 9 (2018), 451-462. arxiv, link
  19. Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., A comparison principle for nonlinear heat Rockland operators on graded groups, Bull. Lond. Math. Soc., 50 (2018), 753-758. enhanced pdf (open access)arxiv, link
  20. Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Elements of potential theory on Carnot groups, Funct. Anal. Appl., 52 (2018), 158-161. link(eng)link (rus)
  21. Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Yessirkegenov N., Hardy-Littlewood, Bessel-Riesz, and fractional integral operators in anisotropic Morrey and Campanato spaces, Fract. Calc. Appl. Anal., 21 (2018), 577-612. arxiv, link
  22. Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Yessirkegenov N., Extended Caffarelli-Kohn-Nirenberg inequalities, and remainders, stability and superweights for Lp-weighted Hardy inequalities, Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. Ser. B, 5 (2018), 32-62offprint (open access), link, arxiv
  23. Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Yessirkegenov N., Sobolev type inequalities, Euler-Hilbert-Sobolev and Sobolev-Lorentz-Zygmund spaces on homogeneous groupsIntegral Equations Operator Theory, 90 (2018), no. 1, 90:10. enhanced pdf (open access)arxiv, link
  24. Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Hardy and Rellich inequalities, identities, and sharp remainders on homogeneous groups, Adv. Math., 317 (2017), 799-822. offprint (open access), arxiv, link
  25. Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Anisotropic L2-weighted Hardy and L2-Caffarelli-Kohn-Nirenberg inequalities, Commun. Contemp. Math., 19 (2017), no. 6, 1750014, 12pp. offprint (open access), arxiv, link
  26. Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Yessirkegenov N., Caffarelli-Kohn-Nirenberg and Sobolev type inequalities on stratified Lie groups, NoDEA Nonlinear Differential Equations Appl, 24 (2017), no. 5, 24:56. offprint (open access), arxiv, link
  27. Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Geometric maximizers of Schatten norms of some convolution type integral operators, J. Math. Anal. Appl., 456 (2017), 444-456. arXivlink
  28. Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Yessirkegenov N., Extended Caffarelli-Kohn-Nirenberg inequalities and superweights for Lp-weighted Hardy inequalities, C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris, 355 (2017), 694-698. offprint (open access), link
  29. Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Uncertainty relations on nilpotent Lie groups, Proc. R. Soc. A, 473 (2017), no. 2201, 20170082, 12pp. offprint (open access), arxiv, link
  30. Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Isoperimetric inequalities for some integral operators arising in potential theory, in Functional Analysis in Interdisciplinary Applications. FAIA 2017, 320-329, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, vol 216, Springer, 2017. arxivlink
  31. Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Local Hardy and Rellich inequalities for sums of squares of vector fields, Adv. Diff. Equations, 22 (2017), 505-540. arxiv, link
  32. Garofalo N., Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., On Green functions for Dirichlet sub-Laplacians on H-type groups, J. Math. Anal. Appl., 452 (2017), 896-905. offprint (open access), link, arxiv
  33. Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Layer potentials, Green formulae, Kac problem, and refined Hardy inequality on homogeneous Carnot groups, Adv. Math., 308 (2017), 483-528. offprint (open access), arxiv, link
  34. Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., On horizontal Hardy, Rellich, Caffarelli-Kohn-Nirenberg and p-sub-Laplacian inequalities on stratified groups, J. Differential Equations, 262 (2017), 1799-1821. offprint (open access), arxiv, link
  35. Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., On first and second eigenvalues of Riesz transforms in spherical and hyperbolic geometries, Bull. Math. Sci., 6 (2016), 325-334. offprint (open access), arxiv, link
  36. Rozenblum G., Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Isoperimetric inequalities for Schatten norms of Riesz potentials, J. Funct. Anal., 271 (2016), 224-239. offprint (open access), arxiv, link
  37. Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., On Schatten norms of convolution-type integral operators, Russ. Math. Surv., 71 (2016),157-158link
  38. Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., On Kac principle of not feeling the boundary for the Kohn Laplacian on the Heisenberg group, Proc. Amer. Math. Soc., 144 (2016), 709-721. arxiv, link
  39. Ruzhansky M., Suragan D., Isoperimetric inequalities for the logarithmic potential operator, J. Math. Anal. Appl.,434 (2016), 1676-1689. offprint (open access), arxiv, link