**Monday Afternoon, October 23**

## MS13

Magnetohydrodynamics - Analysis, Computation, and Applications

Magnetohydrodynamics (or MHD) is the theory of the macroscopic
interaction of electrically conducting fluids with a magnetic
field. It is of importance in engineering, geophysics, and
astronomy. Much research has been devoted to the physical modeling
and computational simulation of MHD-dominated processes, but there
is still a shortage of rigorous analytic and numerical methods. The
speakers in this minisymposium will discuss new approaches to the
mathematical analysis of MHD flow problems as they arise in various
fields of application.
Organizer: Paul G. Schmidt

Auburn University

**4:30 Recent Developments in MHD Dynamo Theory **
- Paul H. Roberts,
University of California, Los Angeles

**5:00 On the Mathematical Modeling of the Flows of Electro-Rheological Fluids**
- Kumbakonam R. Rajagopal,
University of Pittsburgh

**5:30 Modeling, Analysis, and Numerical Analysis of a Two-dimensional MHD Problem**
*Jacques Rappaz* and R. Touzani, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland

**6:00 Analytic Approaches to Viscous Incompressible MHD**
- Paul G. Schmidt and A.J. Meir,
Auburn University

7/25/95