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The Geometric Structure of Ideal Nematodynamics

Speaker

Tudor Stefan Ratiu, School of Mathematical Sciences, SJTU

Time

2017.12.18 14:00-15:00

Venue

601 Pao Yue-Kong Library

Abstract

I will present the variational structure of the ideal nematodynamics models due to Ericksen-Leslie and Eringen. Time permitting, I will also show how the Ericksen-Leslie model is included in the Eringen model, which used to be a subject of controversy for over two decades.