[PAST EVENT] Mathematics Colloquium - Xiang Xu (Old Dominion University)

September 8, 2023
2pm - 3pm
Jones Hall, Room 302
200 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Title: Preservation of physicality for the Beris-Edwards system in the Q-tensor theory


The Beris-Edward equations are a hydrodynamic system modeling nematic liquid crystals in the setting of Q-tensor order parameter. Mathematically, it is a coupling system composed of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations and a Q-tensor equation of parabolic type.

In this talk we shall be focused on the Beris-Edwards system and discuss whether a crucial physical property would be preserved during time evolution. This physical property is closely related to the eigenvalue constraint of the Q-tensor order parameter.


Junping Shi