PDE Geometric Analysis seminar

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The seminar will be held in room 901 of Van Vleck Hall on Mondays from 3:30pm - 4:30pm, unless indicated otherwise.

Previous PDE/GA seminars

Tentative schedule for Fall 2017

PDE GA Seminar Schedule Spring 2017

date speaker title host(s)
January 23
Special time and location:
3-3:50pm, B325 Van Vleck
Sigurd Angenent (UW) Ancient convex solutions to Mean Curvature Flow Kim & Tran
January 30 Serguei Denissov (UW) Instability in 2D Euler equation of incompressible inviscid fluid Kim & Tran
February 6 Benoit Perthame (University of Paris VI) Wasow lecture
February 13 Bing Wang (UW) The extension problem of the mean curvature flow Kim & Tran
February 20 Hans-Joachim Hein (Fordham) Viaclovsky
February 27 Ben Seeger (University of Chicago) Tran
March 7 - Applied math/PDE/Analysis seminar Roger Temam (Indiana University) Mathematics Department Distinguished Lecture
March 8 - Applied math/PDE/Analysis seminar Roger Temam (Indiana University) Mathematics Department Distinguished Lecture
March 13 Sona Akopian (UT-Austin) Kim
March 27 - Analysis/PDE seminar Sylvia Serfaty (Courant) Tran
March 29 Sylvia Serfaty (Courant) Wasow lecture
April 3 Zhenfu Wang (Maryland) Kim
April 10 Andrei Tarfulea (Chicago) Improved estimates for thermal fluid equations Baer
May 1st Jeffrey Streets (UC-Irvine) Bing Wang


Sigurd Angenent

The Huisken-Hamilton-Gage theorem on compact convex solutions to MCF shows that in forward time all solutions do the same thing, namely, they shrink to a point and become round as they do so. Even though MCF is ill-posed in backward time there do exist solutions that are defined for all t<0 , and one can try to classify all such “Ancient Solutions.” In doing so one finds that there is interesting dynamics associated to ancient solutions. I will discuss what is currently known about these solutions. Some of the talk is based on joint work with Sesum and Daskalopoulos.

Serguei Denissov

We consider the patch evolution under the 2D Euler dynamics and study how the geometry of the boundary can deteriorate in time.

Andrei Tarfulea

We consider a model for three-dimensional fluid flow on the torus that also keeps track of the local temperature. The momentum equation is the same as for Navier-Stokes, however the kinematic viscosity grows as a function of the local temperature. The temperature is, in turn, fed by the local dissipation of kinetic energy. Intuitively, this leads to a mechanism whereby turbulent regions increase their local viscosity and dissipate faster. We prove a strong a priori bound (that would fall within the Ladyzhenskaya-Prodi-Serrin criterion for ordinary Navier-Stokes) on the thermally weighted enstrophy for classical solutions to the coupled system.

Bing Wang

We show that the mean curvature blows up at the first finite singular time for a closed smooth embedded mean curvature flow in R3. This is a joint work with H.Z. Li.