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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.

Contact:

scott.zimmerman@uconn.edu

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