Materials Working Group
2009-2010 archive of topics and speakers
2/1 Cyrill Muratov spoke on "Droplet phases in non-local
Ginzburg-Landau models with Coulomb repulsion in two dimensions"
2/8 Peter Bella discussed his work on "Metric-induced wrinkling
of thin sheets"
2/15 no meeting (Presidents' Day)
2/22 no meeting (due to Todd Squires' Special Seminar)
3/1 Hans Knuepfer discussed his work on "The energy of the
critical nucleus, for a solid-solid phase transformation"
3/8 no meeting
3/15 no meeting (Spring Break)
3/22 Jianfeng Lu discussed his work on "Effective electron dynamics
in crystals with macroscopic perturbations"
4/5 Remi Dingreville (NYU-Poly) discussed his work on "Modeling and
characterization of the mechanical behavior of nano-sized
9/21 Bob Kohn provided background for Mi-Ho Giga's
Special Analysis Seminar on motion by crystalline curvature
9/28 No meeting
10/5: Hala Al Hajj Shehadeh spoke about "Step
Evolution for Crystals of Finite Size: the ADL Case"
10/12 No meeting
10/19 Yoshikazu Giga (U of Tokyo) spoke on "A microscopic time scale
approximation to the behavior of the local slope of a faceted
surface under a nonuniform driving force"
10/26: Jeremy Brandman (Courant) discussed work of Audoly and Boudaoud
on the folding patterns seen in a compressed elastic thin film bonded
to a compliant substrate
11/2: Gilles Francfort (University of Paris 13) gave an
introduction to some mathematical models of fracture
11/9: Weiqing Ren (Courant) spoke on "Moving contact
lines and the thin-film approximation"
11/16: No meeting.
11/23: Sylvia Serfaty discussed work by Ercolani and
Venkataramani on "A variational theory for point
defects in patterns".
11/30: Discussion concerning Sylvia Serfaty's 11/17 Analysis
Seminar on the derivation of a variational problem for Abrikosov