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MATHEMATICS SEMINAR by Orestis Vantzos

Author: COLLEGE OF SCIENCES
Time: 15:00
Location: ENG B15

KOÇ UNIVERSITY MATHEMATICS SEMINAR

 

Speaker               : Orestis Vantzos, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

 

Title                    : Obstacle-Ginzburg-Landau Functionals

 

Date                    : April 24, 2017 Monday

 

Time                    : 15:00

 

Cookie & Tea         : ENG B15 14:45

 

Place                   : ENG B15

 

Abstract              : We will discuss a variation of the Ginzburg-Landau functional, involving a so-called "double-obstacle" term (first studied by Elliott and Blowey).

We will describe fast (GPU-optimized) variational solvers for gradient flows of these functionals (Allen-Cahn and Cahn-Hilliard equivalents), and also look into certain higher-dimensional generalisations.