Control theory for PDEs has been quite exhaustively developed for model problems (heat and wave equations). But other important models in applications, of hybrid nature, remain poorly understood: models involving memory terms in viscoelasticity. Our team recently made key contributions in this area, inspired in the work by P. Martin, L. Rosier and P. Rouchon…

#### Control of PDEs involving non-local terms

Relevant models in Continuum Mechanics, Mathematical Physics and Biology are of non-local nature. Moreover, these models are applied for the description of several complex phenomena for which a local approach is inappropriate or limiting. In this setting, classical PDE theory fails because of non-locality. Yet many of the existing techniques can be tuned and adapted, although this is often a delicate matter…