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Working Group on Calculus of Variations, Spring 2019

Organizers: Irene Fonseca and Giovanni Leoni

Topics to be Addressed:

  • Rigidity estimates
  • Minimizing movements
  • BV spaces, fracture, crystal defects
  • Convex integration

If time remains:

  • Free boundary problems
  • Topological methods

Fenics Study Group, Fall 2018

Author: Noel Walkington

This study group will meet weekly learn about the FEniCS finite element software package and related issues. This will include an introduction the Python programing language which is required to utilize this software.


  • Python Basics (I)
  • Python Basics (II)
  • Fenics and Paraview demonstration (Neilan)
  • Fenics Basics
  • Introcution to numpy (Weber)
  • FireDrake vs Fenics
  • Discontinuous Spaces - Convection Problem
  • DG Schemes - Convection Diffusion Problem
  • Nonlinear Problems