PDE Seminar Approximation of the Helfrich's functional via Diffuse Interfaces
 Date

20071108 16:30 
20071108 17:30
 Place
 Faculty of Science Building #8 Room 309

Speaker/Organizer
 Luca Mugnai （Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences）

 The Helfrich functional is a surface bendingenergy forclosedbiological membranes repesented by a smooth boundaryless surface.Minimizers of the Helfrich functional are expected to describe theequilibrium shapes of such membranes. In my talk I will propose aphasefield approximation of the Helfrich functional, and give arigouros proof of the convergence of such approximation.
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