CNA 2001 Summer School

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Luc Tartar

The lectures will describe in what situations one should expect the
apparition of microstructures, how to estimate the corresponding effective
properties and why YOUNG measures cannot answer these questions in
general, and how the question of understanding local optimality of
microstructures is different from the application of the Gamma-convergence
approach due to Ennio DE GIORGI.

Luc Tartar

Carnegie Mellon University

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

email: tartar@andrew.cmu.edu