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Peter Constantin
Princeton University
Title: On some models of electroconvection

Abstract: Electroconvection is the flow of fluids and particles driven by electrical forces. There are several studies of electroconvection in the physical literature, pertaining to different types of occurrences of the phenomenon. We discuss one such type, which is related to a charge distribution due to the geometric configuration. The fluid is confined to thin region, and a voltage difference is maintained by electrodes situated at the boundaries of the region. The physics is inherently nonlocal. After describing some of the background, we'll prove global regularity of solutions of a model. This is joint work with T. Elgindi, M. Ignatova and V. Vicol, and is still in progress.

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Wean Hall 7218
Submitted by:  Ian Tice