Partial Differential Equations Seminar

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Past events in this series
18 November 2019
16:00
Jason Lotay
Abstract

The Gibbons-Hawking ansatz is a powerful method for constructing a large family of hyperkaehler 4-manifolds (which are thus Ricci-flat), which appears in a variety of contexts in mathematics and theoretical physics. I will describe work in progress to understand the theory of minimal surfaces and mean curvature flow in these 4-manifolds. In particular, I will explain a proof of a version of the Thomas-Yau Conjecture in Lagrangian mean curvature flow in this setting. This is joint work with G. Oliveira.

  • Partial Differential Equations Seminar
2 December 2019
16:00
Florian Theil
Abstract


The AO-model describes crystalline solids in the presence of defects like dislocation lines. We demonstrate that the model supports low-energy structures like grains and determine for simple geometries the grain boundary energy density. At small misorientation angles we recover the well-known Read-Shockley law. Due to the atomistic nature of the model it is possible to consider the the Boltzmann-Gibbs distribution at non-zero temperature. Using ideas by Froehlich and Spencer we prove rigorously the presence of long-range order if the temperature is sufficiently small.
 

  • Partial Differential Equations Seminar
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