Surface diffusion and related problems and flows. - Part II of III
For Part I, see MS-Mo-D-58
For Part III, see MS-Tu-D-58

Date: August 10
Time: 16:00--18:30
Room: 401

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Novick-Cohen, Amy (Technion IIT)

Abstract: Motion by surface diffusion, in which the normal velocity of an evolving surface is proportional to minus the surface Laplacian of its mean curvature, constitutes a geometric motion which plays a critical role in many technological applications, from thin film drug delivery, optical coatings, printing, and spray technology. While surface diffusion has been discussed in the material science literature to 1950s, much concerning its mathematical theory remains to be developed. The aim of the proposed minisymposium is consider surface diffusion and related problems from a variety of aspects, including existence, uniqueness, self-similarity, numerical methods, and issues related to applications. SIAG-MS sponsored.

(Comment: the actual area might best reflect A04 as well as A24, and the organizer is a member of two siags: SIAG-APDE as well as SIAG-MS)

The role of surface and interface diffusion in thermal stability of thin films
Rabkin, Eugen (Technion)

Contact Line Dynamics in Solid State Dewetting
Srolovitz, David J (Univ. of Pennsylvania)

A General Framework for High Accuracy Solutions to Energy Gradient Flows from Material Science Models
Wetton, Brian (Mathematics Department, UBC)

Island Dynamics Model for Mound Formation: Effect of a Step-Edge Barrier
Ratsch, Christian (UCLA)

Gradient estimates for solution of the Lame system with high-contrast coefficients
Li, Haigang (Beijing Normal Univ.)


Code: Type-Date-Time-Room No.
Type : IL=Invited Lecture, SL=Special Lectures, MS=Minisymposia, IM=Industrial Minisymposia, CP=Contributed Papers, PP=Posters
Date: Mo=Monday, Tu=Tuesday, We=Wednesday, Th=Thursday, Fr=Friday
Time : A=8:30-9:30, B=10:00-11:00, C=11:10-12:10, BC=10:00-12:10, D=13:30-15:30, E=16:00-18:00, F=19:00-20:00, G=12:10-13:30, H=15:30-16:00
Room No.: TBA