PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

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Title:Stirring and mixing: topology, optimization, and those pesky walls
Seminar:The Pritchard Lab Seminar
Speaker:Jean-Luc Thiffeault, Dept of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin
Abstract Link:http://www.math.psu.edu/belmonte/abstracts/thiffeault.txt
Abstract:
I review various aspects of current research, both experimental and theoretical, on stirring and mixing in fluids. Three main threads are followed: 1) How topological features influence mixing effectiveness; 2) How this leads to novel optimization methods; and 3) How one has to be mindful of wall effects, which can dramatically slow down mixing.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:12 / 10 / 2007
Time:11:15am - 12:15pm