Materials Working Group, 2010-2011
Organized by Bob Kohn
Meetings are informal, with plenty of discussion and relatively
few outside speakers. A record of our Fall 2010 activity is
included below. For 2009-2010 see here
An email list for relevant announcements is
maintained by Bob Kohn (kohn at cims dot nyu dot edu).
Spring 2011 activity:
Jan 31: Matthew Elsey (University of Michigan) will talk on
"Diffusion generated motion for grain growth and recrystallization".
Feb 7: no meeting
Feb 14: Aleks Donev will talk about "The contribution of nonequilibrium
thermal fluctuations to diffusive mass transfer".
Feb 21: no meeting (President's Day)
Feb 28: no meeting
March 7: Sal Torquato (Princeton University) will talk about
"Unusual ground states of matter".
March 14: no meeting (Spring Break)
March 21: Milena Chermisi (NJIT) will talk about
"Singular perturbation models in phase transitions for second order
materials," (joint work with G. Dal Maso, I. Fonseca, and G. Leoni)
Fall 2010 activity:
Sept 20: Reza Pakzad (Univ of Pittsburgh). Title: "A variational
approach to shape formation in elastic bodies with prescribed
Sept 27: no meeting
Oct 4: Peter Bella. Title: "Wrinkling as a relaxation of
compressive stresses in thin elastic films"
Oct 11: no meeting (Columbus Day)
Oct 18: no meeting
Oct 25: Bob Kohn discussed a recent preprint of Hohlfeld
and Mahadevan, which links creasing of an elastic body to the
failure of "quasiconvexity at the boundary"
Nov 1, 8, 15: no meeting
Nov 22: Jianfeng Lu, "On the atomistic-to-continuum limit and multiscale methods".
Nov 29: no meeting
Dec 6: Cyrill Muratov, "Droplet phases in compositionally asymmetric diblock
copolymer melts in two dimensions."