University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Mathematics of Materials and Macromolecules: Multiple Scales, Disorder, and Singularities, September 2004 - June 2005

Wednesday Focus Group: Singularities


Fanghua Lin
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University

Chun Liu
Department of Mathematics
Penn State University

Peter Sternberg
Department of Mathematics
Indiana University

The focus group on singularities in materials will be meeting weekly on Wednesdays. Topics will include (but are not restricted to) vortex structures in superconductors, domain walls in micromagnetics, phase transitions in co-polymers, singularities in liquid crystals and blistering patterns in thin films.

Speakers for the seminar will be drawn from the many IMA visitors, both long-term and short-term, who have expertise in these areas, along with post-docs and UMinn faculty from mathematics and the sciences. There will also be more informal meetings throughout the week to discuss possible research directions.

Talks in this focus group will be part of the Materials Seminar.


Focus Group Meetings