PIRE - mathematics, mechanics, materials science

Science at the triple point between
mathematics, mechanics and materials science

Scientific Activities


Hysteresis, reversibility and shape memory
Plenary Lecture: 2011 TMS meeting, San Diego
February 29, 2011
Richard James
Download: TMS_James_11

PIRE Introduction; Variational Methods in Materials and Image Processing
Colloquium: Department of Mathematics, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
March 8, 2011
Irene Fonseca
Download: PIRE_UPR_Fonseca

Energy-driven pattern formation: a new frontier for the calculus of variations
Courant Institute Graduate Student and Postdoc Seminar
April 22, 2011
Robert Kohn
Document: energy-driven-pattern-formation-talk

The mathematics of wrinkles and folds
NYU Undergraduate Mathematics Society Colloquium
February 2, 2012
Robert Kohn
Document: wrinkles-and-folds-talk

Pattern Formation in a Compressed Elastic Film on a Compliant Substrate
ICERM Workshop on Heterostructured Nanocrystalline Materials
May 30, 2012
Robert Kohn
Document: herringbone-icerm

Atomistic-to-Continuum Coupling Methods for Crystalline Solids
Workshop on Heterostructured Nanocrystalline Materials
Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics, Brown University
June 1, 2012
Mitchell Luskin
Download: luskin.icerm12

Theoretical and computational approaches to parallel replica dynamics
Conference on Modeling Soft Matter: Linking Multiple Length and Time Scales
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UCSB
June 7, 2012
Mitchell Luskin
Download: luskin.kitp.june7

Variational Methods for Crystal Surface Instability
Irene Fonseca
Download: Pisa

Materials for the direct conversion of heat to electricity
Knowles Lecture, Caltech
January 27, 2012
Richard James
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The direct conversion of heat to electricity using multiferroic materials
Workshop on the Potential Threat of Future Power and Energy Technology
Breakthroughs MITRE Corporation
March 28, 2012
Richard James
Download: Mitre

Energy barriers, metastability, hysteresis, and phase transformations
Mathematical challenges of materials science and condensed matter physics:  From quantum mechanics through statistical mechanics to nonlinear pde
Hausdorff Trimester Program, University of Bonn
May 7, 2012
Richard James
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An invariant manifold in molecular dynamics and its relation to continuum mechanics
Oxford University
May 28, 2012 and
University of Würtzburg
July 11, 2012
Richard James
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