My research interests include applied mathematical analysis and modelling, with an accent on study of equations arising in kinetic theory of gases, in particular in the context of mixtures of monatomic and polyatomic gases.

List of publications and recent preprints

  1. I. M. Gamba, M. Pavić-Čolić. On existence and uniqueness to homogeneous Boltzmann flows of monatomic gas mixtures, ArXiv-1806.09331, 2018
  2. M. Pavić-Čolić, M. Tasković. Propagation of stretched exponential moments for the Kac equation and Boltzmann equation with Maxwell molecules, Kinetic and Related Models, 11(3): 597–613, 2018 (journal)
  3. M. Pavić-Čolić, D. Madjarević, S. Simić. Polyatomic gases with dynamic pressure: kinetic non-linear closure and the shock structure, International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 92: 160–175, 2017 (journal)
  4. S. Simić, M. Pavić-Čolić, D. Madjarević. Non-equilibrium mixtures of gases: Modelling and computation, Rivista di Matematica della Universita di Parma, 6(1): 135–214, 2015 (journal)
  5. M. Pavić-Čolić, S. Simić. Moment closure hierarchies for rarefied gases, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 42(4): 261–276, 2015 (journal)
  6. M. Pavić-Čolić, S. Simić. Moment Equations for Polyatomic Gases, Acta Applicandae Mathematicae132(1): 469–482, 2014 (journal)
  7. L. Boudin, B. Grec, M. Pavić, F. Salvarani. Diffusion asymptotics of a kinetic model for gaseous mixtures, Kinetic and Related Models, 6(1): 137–157, 2013 (journal)
  8. M. Pavić, T. Ruggeri, S. Simić. Maximum entropy principle for rarefied polyatomic gases, Physica A, 392(6): 1302–1317, 2013 (journal)
  9.  L. Boudin, B. Grec, M. Pavić-Čolić, F. Salvarani. A kinetic model for polytropic gases with internal energy, PAMM Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 13: 353–354, 2013 (journal)


  • PhD thesis: Mathematical modelling and analysis of polyatomic gases and mixtures in the context of kinetic theory of gases and fluid mechanics, 2014 (link)
  • Master thesis: The Boltzmann equation and the Chapman-Enskog method, 2010 (link, in Serbian)
  • Diploma thesis: The Boltzmann equation and its applications, 2009 (in Serbian)

Conferences, workshops, seminars and summer schools

  • February, 13-14, 2019: The Cauchy problem for spatially homogeneous Boltzmann flows: an unified approach for monatomic gas mixtures and polyatomic gas, Flash Workshop on kinetics of mixtures and plasmas, UT Austin, Texas, USA,
  • November 2018: Particle systems and PDE’s VII, Palermo, Italy,
  • September 2018: XLII Summer School on Mathematical Physics, Ravello, Italy,
  • July 2018: instructor of the project “Espresso Coffee Problem” at the ECMI (European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry) Modelling Week in Novi Sad, Serbia,
  • May, 11, 2018: Existence and Uniqueness of a Boltzmann System for Gas Mixtures, Analysis Seminar at the Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin, USA,
  • May 2017: ICTP Advanced School & Workshop on Nonlocal Partial Differential Equations and Applications to Geometry, Physics and Probability (smr 3118), Trieste, Italy,
  • July 2016: instructor of the project “Red deer import” at the ECMI Modelling Week in Sofia, Bulgaria,
  • June 2016: Recent advances in Kinetic equations and applications, UPMC, Paris, France,
  • May, 5, 2016: Some aspects of systems of Boltzmann-like equations for gaseous mixtures, Analysis/Mathematical Physics Seminar at the Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin, USA,
  • September 2014: Problems on Kinetic theory and PDE’s, Novi Sad, Serbia,
  • June 2014: Methods and Models of Kinetic Theory, Porto Ercole, Italy,
  • February 2014: 99th European Study Group with Industry, Novi Sad, Serbia,
  • May 2013: SMAI 2013, 6ème biennale des mathématiques appliquées et industrielles, Seignosse le Penon, France,
  • March 2013: 84th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM), Novi Sad, Serbia,
  • March 2013: Kinetic days, IMT Toulouse, France,
  • October, 31, 2012: Difuziona asimptotska analiza kinetičkog modela gasnih mešavina, Seminar Mathematical methods of Mechanics, Mathematical Institute SANU, Belgrade, Serbia,
  • September 2012: MechAM, 50 Years of Seminar for Analysis and Foundations of Mathematics, Novi Sad, Serbia,
  • September 2012: XXXVII Summer School on Mathematical Physics, Ravello, Italy,
  • June 2012: Methods and Models of Kinetic Theory, Porto Ercole, Italy,
  • June 2011: Non linear hyperbolic systems of balance laws in Extended Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory, Cortona, Italy,
  • September 2010: ECMI Summer School and Modelling Week, Milan, Italy.

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