Materials Working Group, Spring 2018
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 fall's talks
OUR TIMESLOT HAS CHANGED: in Spring 2018 we will usually meet Monday at 10am (but not
every week). The location is still WWH 1314. On Feb 12 we'll start at 9:30am.
An email list for relevant announcements is
maintained by Bob Kohn (kohn at cims dot nyu dot edu).
Jan 29 -- Yury Grabovsky (Temple Univ) will speak on "Buckling of cylindrical
shells from the perspective of the general theory" Abstract
Feb 12, STARTING AT 9:30 -- Emilio Zappa (CIMS) will speak on "Mathematical
methods for the statistical mechanics of mesoscopic particles" Abstract
Feb 26 -- Marta Lewicka (Univ of Pittsburgh) will discuss the random tug-of-war game
interpretation of viscosity solutions to some nonlinear PDE's and how this approach
allows for using probabilistic techniques in the associated nonlinear potential theory.
April 2 -- Stefan Mueller (Univ of Bonn) will speak on "Data-driven problems
in elasticity" (the topic of his recent paper with Sergio Conti and Michael