PDE CDT Lunchtime Seminar

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28 February 2018
12:00
Siran Li
Abstract

We present some recent results on the regularity criteria for weak solutions to the incompressible Navier--Stokes equations (NSE) in 3 dimensions. By the work of Constantin--Fefferman, it is known that the alignment of vorticity directions is crucial to the regularity of NSE in $\R^3$.  In this talk we show a boundary regularity theorem for NSE on curvilinear domains with oblique derivative boundary conditions. As an application, the boundary regularity of incompressible flows on balls, cylinders and half-spaces with Navier boundary condition is established, provided that the vorticity is coherently aligned up to the boundary. The effects of  vorticity alignment on the $L^q$, $1<q<\infty$ norm of the vorticity will also be discussed.

  • PDE CDT Lunchtime Seminar
2 March 2018
12:00
Siran Li
Abstract

In this talk we discuss the recent proof for the existence of $C^{1,1}$ isometric immersions of several classes of negatively curved surfaces into $\R^3$, including the Lobachevsky plane, metrics of helicoid type and a one-parameter family of perturbations of the Enneper surface. Our method, following Chen--Slemrod--Wang and Cao--Huang--Wang, is to transform the Gauss--Codazzi equations into a system of hyperbolic balance laws, and prove the existence of weak solutions by finding the invariant regions. In addition, we provide further characterisation of the $C^{1,1}$ isometrically immersed generalised helicoids/catenoids established in the literature.

  • PDE CDT Lunchtime Seminar
7 March 2018
14:00
Katarína Bellová
Abstract

For energy functionals composed of competing short- and long-range interactions, minimizers are often conjectured to form essentially periodic patterns on some intermediate lengthscale. However,  not many detailed structural results or proofs of periodicity are known in dimensions larger than 1. We study a functional composed of  the attractive, local interfacial energy of charges concentrated on a hyperplane and the energy of the electric field generated by these charges in the full space, which can be interpreted as a repulsive, non-local functional of the charges. We follow the approach of Alberti-Choksi-Otto and prove that the energy of minimizers of this functional is uniformly distributed  on cubes intersecting the hyperplane, which are sufficiently large with respect to the intrinsic lengthscale.

This is a joint work with A. Julia and F. Otto.

  • PDE CDT Lunchtime Seminar
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