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Analysis Seminar

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 3:00pm

Romeo Awi

Hampton University


University of Pennsylvania


We will discuss problems in the calculus of variations and partial differential equations emanating from elasticity theory. In this setting, the energy functionals are convex functions of the minors of the deformation gradient and thus are not expected to be convex. This adds an extra challenge to the uniqueness of equilibrium configurations. We will present a stochastic measure approach to these problems.