PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

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Title:Variational Methods in Materials and Imaging
Seminar:CCMA Luncheon Seminar
Speaker:Irene Fonseca (CMU)
Several questions in applied analysis motivated by issues in computer vision, physics, materials sciences and other areas of engineering may be treated variationally leading to higher order problems and to models involving lower dimension density measures. Their study often requires state-of-the-art techniques, new ideas, and the introduction of innovative tools in partial differential equations, geometric measure theory, and the calculus of variations. In this talk it will be shown how some of these questions may be reduced to well understood first order problems, while in others the higher order plays a fundamental role. Applications to phase transitions, to the equilibrium of foams under the action of surfactants, imaging, micromagnetics and thin films will be addressed.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:11 / 30 / 2007
Time:12:15pm - 01:25pm