Energy-Driven Pattern Formation - Part II of IV
For Part I, see MS-Th-D-59
For Part III, see MS-Fr-D-59
For Part IV, see MS-Fr-E-59

Date: August 13
Time: 16:00--18:00
Room: 402B

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Kohn, Robert (New York Univ.)

Abstract: Energy-driven pattern formation examines how energy minimization leads to the formation of defects and microstructure in a variety of physical systems. Examples include the wrinkling of a stretched elastic membrane, the twinning produced by martensitic phase transformation, and the defects seen in liquid crystals. In these and many other examples, the physics is modelled by a nonconvex variational problem regularized by a higher-order term with a small coefficient, and energy-driven pattern formation can be studied by considering the limiting behavior of minimizers as the small parameter tends to zero. Another recurrent theme is the use of ansatz-free bounds to identify and explore the features of energy-minimizing configurations. A third recurrent theme is dynamics, since the patterns of interest are sometimes transient states of steepest-descent processes.

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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
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