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Analysis and Probability Seminar
A Model for Phase Transitions in Liquid Crystals with Highly DispaRate Elastic Constants
Michael Novack (UConn)

Friday, December 6, 2019
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Storrs Campus
MONT 313

Abstract: Phase transitions in liquid crystals are often characterized by islands of one phase surrounded by the other with the phase boundary itself sometimes possessing corners or cusps. In this talk I will introduce a model problem that seeks to describe these transitions and has a mechanism for phase boundary singularity formation. The study is part rigorous, part formal, and part computation. This is joint work with D. Golovaty, P. Sternberg, and R. Venkatraman.


Analysis and Probability Seminar (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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