DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

APPLIED AND COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS SEMINAR

**Speaker:** Qiang Du, Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University

**Title: ***
Diffuse interface modeling of some interface problems involving
elastic energy contributions
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**Abstract:**
Diffuse interface modeling and simulation have been used in
the studies of many interface problems in materials and
biological sciences. Particular examples include the studies
of biomimetic vesicle membranes and homogeneous nucleation in
anisotropic elastic solids. In both cases, elastic energy
contributions are taken into account. We consider various
theoretical and computational issues related to diffuse
interface models and present some simulations results.
We also discuss how to connect geometry, topology and analysis
closely within a diffuse interface framework.

**Time:** Friday, April 3, 2009, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

**Place:** Science and Tech I, Room 242

Department of Mathematical Sciences

George Mason University

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Fairfax, VA 22030-4444

http://math.gmu.edu/

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