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Applied math. talk: Blowup rate estimates of a singular potential in the Landau-de Gennes theory for liquid crystals by Xiang Xu, Old Dominion University.

March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Abstract: The Landau-de Gennes theory is a type of continuum theory that
describes nematic liquid crystal configurations in the framework of the
Q-tensor order parameter. In the free energy, there is a singular bulk
potential which is considered as a natural enforcement of a physical
constraint on the eigenvalues of symmetric, traceless Q-tensors. In this
talk we shall discuss some analytic properties related to this singular
potential. More specifically, we provide precise estimates of both this
singular potential
and its gradient as the Q-tensor approaches its physical boundary.

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Date:
March 1
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Zoom meeting
United States

Organizer

CCMS

Details

Date:
March 1
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Zoom meeting
United States

Organizer

CCMS