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Title: | The Navier-Stokes equations |

Seminar: | PMASS Colloquium |

Speaker: | Eugene Wayne, Boston University |

Abstract: |

We are surrounded by fluids in motion. As a consequence, they
were among the first physical systems that physicists and applied
mathematicians tried to model and the currently accepted mathematical
model for fluid motion, the Navier-Stokes equations, are more than 150
years old. As a consequence, one might assume that all the interesting
mathematical questions about these equations have been answered. However,
when the Clay Mathematics Foundation made a list of seven "Millennium
Prize Problems" (with a one million dollar prize for their solution),
one of the seven was to show that the three-dimensional Navier-Stokes
equations has a smooth solution. I will explain the physical origin
of these equations, some of the surprising phenomena that appear
in these equations, and why they are so hard to solve. |

### Room Reservation Information

Room Number: | MB113 |

Date: | 03 / 15 / 2012 |

Time: | 02:30pm - 03:30pm |