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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences | Physics and Astronomy

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January 28, 2020 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Physics & Astronomy Department - Liberal Arts and Sciences #245 | Map
666 W. Hancock
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty

Analysis of Ericksen-Leslie system modeling hydrodynamic flow of nematic liquid crystals

Tao Huang
Department of Mathematics
Wayne State University

The Ericksen-Leslie model is a classic theory on modeling and analysis of the hydrodynamic flow of liquid crystals. In mathematical analysis, it is interesting to study the existence, uniqueness and partial regularity of global weak solutions, and the existence of singularities (defects) at finite time. In this talk, we will review our recent works related to these topics, especially for several simplified models. 

Short Bio: 
Dr. Tao Huang is an Assistant Professor in Department of Mathematics of Wayne State University. He got his PhD of Mathematics at University of Kentucky in 2013. He worked as Research Associate at Penn State 2013-2015 and worked as Visiting Assistant Professor at NYU Shanghai 2015-2018. His research interests are the analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations from differential geometry and complex fluids. 

For more information about this event, please contact Zhi-Feng Huang at 3135772791 or