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NYU-Oxford Workshop on Mathematical Models of Defects and Patterns

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
January 5-8, 2016

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Top: Origami mechanisms such as the Miura-ori can have their mechanical properties tuned by the introduction of localized misfolds known as “pop-through” defects. (Jesse Silverberg)

Center: Building pseudolayers by integrating up the torsion of the integral curves of the pitch axes in a cholesteric liquid crystal. (Daniel Beller)

Bottom: Level sets of surfaces can be used to study layered materials in one dimension lower. Here a tilted helicoid leads to a dislocation in a smectic liquid crystal. (Randall Kamien)



Robert V. Kohn New York University

John M. Ball University of Oxford

Giovanni Leoni Carnegie Mellon University

Peter Palffy-Muhoray Kent State University

Limited funding is available to help early-career researchers attend the workshop. The deadline to apply for support is November 1.

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This workshop is co-organized by the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU, and the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford. Major funding is provided by the NSF-funded PIRE project “Science at the Triple Point between Mathematics, Mechanics and Materials Science”

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