LMS-EPSRC Short Instructional Course - Modern Nonlinear PDE Methods in Fluid Dynamics

Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 8:00pm to Friday, July 12, 2013 - 7:59pm

The course aims to give the opportunity to a new generation of UK PhD students to attend high quality lectures on the analysis of PDE in fluid dynamics, delivered by leading international experts.

The four courses are broadly divided in two strands. The first, containing the courses given by Luigi Ambrosio and Yann Brenier, deals with applications in fluid dynamics of optimal transport methods, more specifically the variational approach to the incompressible Euler equations, and the monotone rearrangement and convection theory for the Navier-Stokes and semi-geostrophic equations.

The second, containing the courses of Adrian Constantin and Georg Weiss, deals with methods specific to free-boundary problems in fluid dynamics, addressing respectively the bifurcation theory approach to existence of large-amplitude steady water waves with vorticity, and the use of blow-up techniques in the study of regularity and behaviour at singularities in free boundaries.

University of Reading, UK

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