Materials Working Group, Spring 2014
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 prior activity
Our timeslot in Spring 2014 is Tuesday 11-12:30 in
room 1314 WWH.
An email list for relevant announcements is
maintained by Bob Kohn (kohn at cims dot nyu dot edu).
Feb 4: Matt Elsey will discuss recent progress on
threshold-dynamics-based schemes for anisotropic curvature
flows (work with Selim Esedoglu and Felix Otto)
Feb 11: No meeting
Feb 18: Alex Shtukenberg (Chemistry) will talk about the
twisting of (long, thin) crystals.
Feb 25: No meeting
March 4: Kangping Zhu will discuss a model problem from the
machine learning literature, involving "prediction" without
March 11: Ian Tobasco will discuss recent work by
Yury Grabovsky and Davit Harutyunyan, on the buckling
of thin-walled cylinders under axial compression.
March 17: Spring break
March 24: No meeting
April 1: Kris Reyes (Princeton) will discuss his work on
"Small-Data Materials Informatics," especially a current project
with an experimental group on optimizing the stability of a
nano-emulsion without full knowledge of system's kinetic parameters.
This involves simultaneously performing the optimization and learning
the kinetics, through a relatively small number of well-chosen