Monday, July 10

AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture: New Challenges in the Calculus of Variations

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Imperial Ballroom - ML
Chair: Barbara Lee Keyfitz, Fields Institute, Canada, and University of Houston

Many current questions in applied analysis are motivated by issues in the physical sciences or engineering. They require state-of-the-art techniques, new ideas, and the introduction of innovative tools in the calculus of variations, differential equations, and geometric measure theory. This talk will focus on the variational approach as it is used to treat problems on foams, imaging, micromagnetics, and thin structures.

Irene Fonseca
Carnegie Mellon University

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