DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

APPLIED AND COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS SEMINAR

**Speaker:**Ricardo Nochetto, University of Maryland

**Title: ***
Discrete Geometric Gradient Flows
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**Abstract:**
We recall basic elements of shape differential calculus and use them
to formulate geometric gradient flows. We examine five examples: mean
curvature flow, surface diffusion, optimal shape design, biomembranes,
and director fields on flexible surfaces. We illustrate each case with insightful simulations.

**Time:** Friday, April 4, 2014, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

**Place:** Exploratory Hall (formerly S & T II), Room 4106

Department of Mathematical Sciences

George Mason University

4400 University Drive, MS 3F2

Fairfax, VA 22030-4444

http://math.gmu.edu/

Tel. 703-993-1460, Fax. 703-993-1491