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Graduate Seminar

Matteo Rinaldi
Carnegie Mellon University
Title: Phase separation, slow motion & perimeters

Abstract: I will present one of the results I obtained (in collaboration with Ryan Murray) during the last few years at CMU. In order to make the talk accessible to everyone, I will start by summarizing (one part of) 220 years (1755 - 1975) of calculus of variations in 22 minutes. We will then move on to the real topic and talk about models for phase separation, and how those relate to a known PDE. At this point I might be able to introduce the problem we solved with Ryan. Depending on how many people will still be awake by then, I will present a few technical slides showing the importance of the concept of perimeter in this context.

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Wean Hall 8220
Submitted by:  Yangxi Ou
Note: Video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/x8_MPKrSRZ8