過去の記録 ~09/21次回の予定今後の予定 09/22~

開催情報 火曜日 10:30~11:30 数理科学研究科棟(駒場) 056号室
担当者 儀我美一、石毛和弘、三竹大寿、米田剛
セミナーURL http://coe.math.sci.hokudai.ac.jp/sympo/pde_ra/
目的 首都圏の偏微分方程式、実解析の研究をさらに活発にするために本研究会を東大で開催いたします。


10:30-11:30   数理科学研究科棟(駒場) 056号室
Mark Wilkinson 氏 (École normale supérieure - Paris)
Eigenvalue Constraints and Regularity of Q-tensor Navier-Stokes Dynamics (ENGLISH)
[ 講演概要 ]
The Q-tensor is a traceless and symmetric 3x3 matrix that describes the small-scale structure in nematic liquid crystals. In order to be physically meaningful, its eigenvalues should be bounded below by -1/3 and above by 2/3. This constraint raises questions regarding the physical predictions of theories which employ the Q-tensor; it also raises analytical issues in both static and dynamic Q-tensor theories of nematic liquid crystals. John Ball and Apala Majumdar recently constructed a singular map on traceless, symmetric matrices that penalises unphysical Q-tensors by giving them an infinite energy cost. In this talk, I shall present some mathematical results for a coupled Navier-Stokes system modelling nematic dynamics into which this map is built, including the existence, regularity and so-called `strict physicality' of its weak solutions.