Materials Working Group, 2015-2016
Organized by Bob Kohn
"Materials Working Group" talks are mainly by people at Courant
(students, postdocs, visitors and faculty), discussing their
recent or current work. The talks are informal, with
plenty of discussion. A record of last year's activity
Our timeslot in 2015-2016 is Tuesday at 11-12 in WWH 1314. (We often
run over, but not too much since the COB seminar meets in the same room
An email list for relevant announcements is
maintained by Bob Kohn (kohn at cims dot nyu dot edu).
Oct 20: Alex Mesiats (CIMS) will speak on "The Ginzburg-Landau model of
superconductivity with prescribed topological degree at the boundary."
Oct 27: Ethan O'Brien (CIMS) will discuss his work on the wrinkling of
a stretched and twisted elastic ribbon.
November: no talks planned.
Dec 1: Ross Lund (NJIT) will speak on "A reduced model for oscillatory
switching of thin-film nanomagnets under the influence of applied spin-torque"
(joint work with Cyrill Muratov, Andrew Kent, and Gabriel Chaves-O'Flynn).
Dec 15: Emilio Zappa (CIMS) will speak on "A group theoretical approach to
structural transitions of icosahedral quasicrystals."