Materials Working Group, 2012-2013
Organized by Bob Kohn
Most "Materials Working Group" talks are by people at Courant
(students, postdocs, visitors and faculty), discussing their
recent or current work. The talks are informal, with
plenty of discussion. A record of last's year's activity
Our timeslot in 2012-2013 is Wedneday 3:30-5pm in
room 1314 WWH.
An email list for relevant announcements is
maintained by Bob Kohn (kohn at cims dot nyu dot edu).
Feb 13: Cyrill Muratov (NJIT) discussed his work with Hans Knuepfer:
"On shape of charged drops: an isoperimetric problem with a
competing non-local term."
Feb 27: Jens Jorgensen discussed his work concerning
the essential character of "membrane metamaterials" (specially
structured membranes with unexpected reflection properties).
March 13: Jan Smrek (NYU Physics) discussed his work
with Alexander Grosberg, concerning a novel family of space-filling
curves, and its relation to chromosome conformation in eukaryotes.
April 3: Kangping Zhu discussed his work on the coarsening
associated with certain nonlocal evolution laws, similar in
character to the Cahn-Hilliard and Allen-Cahn equations.
April 24: Emanuel Lazar (Columbia) spoke on "Grain
growth in isotropic polycrystalline materials: computations and
Oct 3: Dorian Goldman spoke on "The Gamma-limit of the
Ohta-Kawasaki energy: the droplet density and derivation of a
Oct 10: Amy Novick-Cohen (Technion) spoke on "Grain growth
with surface effects: coupled mean curvature motion and surface diffusion"
Oct 17: Benedikt Wirth discussed work with Matt Elsey, on finding
dislocations, grain boundaries, etc in an image of a lattice with defects
Oct 31: Cyrill Muratov's talk was postponed to the spring (due to
Nov 7: Jacob Bedrossian discussed the energetics of delamination
patterns see in compressed thin films on compliant substrates
Nov 14: Sylvia Serfaty discussed joint work with Duvan Henao
about the modeling of cavitation using finite elasticity
Nov 28: Kellen Petersen discussed his work on the wetting of rough surfaces