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Graduate Seminar

Giovanni Gravina
Carnegie Mellon University
Title: An introduction to gamma-convergence

Abstract: In this talk we will look at the so-called gamma-convergence, a notion of convergence for functionals which is particularly suited for problems in the calculus of variations. We'll start by motivating the definition and we'll prove properties of gamma-limits. Time permitting, we'll study the gamma-convergence of the Dirichlet energy on a perforated domain to investigate the behavior of solutions to Poisson's equation as the perforation vanishes.

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Wean Hall 8220
Submitted by:  Yangxi Ou
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