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Applied Mathematics Seminars

Summer Term 2008/09

Organisers: Charlie Elliott, Chris Jones and Andrew Stuart

Seminars will be at 14:00 in Seminar Room D1.07, Mathematics Institute, Zeeman Building

  • Wednesday 6 May 2009
    Soeren Bartels (Institute for Numerical Simulation, University of Bonn) Approximation of Harmonic Maps and Wave Maps

Partial differential equations with a nonlinear pointwise constraint defined through a manifold occur in a variety of applications: The magnetization of a ferromagnet can be described by a unit length vector field and the orientation of the rod-like molecules that constitute a liquid crystal is often modeled by a vector field that attains its values in the real projective plane thus respecting the head-to-tail symmetry of the molecules. Other applications arise in geometric modeling, quantum mechanics, and general relativity. Simple examples reveal that it is impossible to satisfy pointwise constraints exactly by lowest order finite elements. For two model problems we discuss the practical realization of the constraint, the efficient solution of the resulting nonlinear systems of equations, and weak accumulation of approximations at exact solutions.


Spring Term 2008/09

Organisers: Charlie Elliott, Chris Jones and Andrew Stuart

Seminars will be held on all Wednesdays during the term (except there is no seminar 14 January) at 14:00 in Seminar Room D1.07 Mathematics Institute, Zeeman Building

  • Wednesday 7 January 2009
    Mark Chaplain
    (Dundee) Multiscale mathematical modelling of cancer growth
  • Wednesday 21 January 2009
    S.J. Chapman
    (Oxford) Stochastic models for reaction-diffusion
  • Wednesday 28 January 2009
    Jose Rodrigo
    (Warwick) Singularities for aggregation equations with fractional dissipation
  • Wednesday 4 February 2009
    Takashi Sakajo
    (Hokkaido) Blow-up and global solutions for systems related to the Constantin-Lax-Majda equation
  • Wednesday 11 February 2009
    Johannes Zimmer
    (Bath) On the approximation of long time classical trajectories and applications for molecular systems
  • Wednesday 18 February 2009
    Björn Stinner
    (Warwick) On a diffuse interface method for PDEs on surfaces
  • Wednesday 25 February 2009
    Isaac Vikram Chenchiah
    (Bristol) Frustration in polycrystals
  • Wednesday 4 March 2009
    Gerd Dziuk (Freiburg) Numerical methods for geometric evolution equations
  • Wednesday 11 March 2009
    Assyr Abdulle
    (EPFL) Computational methods for multiscale PDEs: modeling, analysis and simulation

There will be a lunch every Wedensday at 12:30 with the speaker. Please contact Charlie Elliott if you wish to come to lunch or make an appointment to talk with the speaker.


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See also:
Mathematics Research Centre
Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research at Warwick (MIR@W)
Past Events 
Past Symposia 

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