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1997 Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting
Atlanta, GA, October 1719, 1997
Meeting #926
Associate secretaries:
Robert J Daverman, AMS
daverman@math.utk.edu
Special Session on Recent Developments in PDE's, Calculus of Variations, and Applications to Problems in Materials Science

Friday October 17, 1997, 3:00 p.m.6:50 p.m.
Special Session on Recent Developments in PDE's, Calculus of Variations, and Applications to Problems in Materials Science, I
Room 254, Skiles Classroom Building
Organizers:
Irene Fonseca, Carnegie Mellon University fonseca@andrew.cmu.edu
Daniel Phillips, Purdue University phillips@math.purdue.edu
Vladimir Sverak, University of Minnesota sverak@math.umn.edu

3:00 p.m.
The variational formulation of the FokkerPlanck Equation and its consequences
David Kinderlehrer*, Carnegie Mellon University
(9263580)

4:00 p.m.
Deformable Thin Films: From Macroscale to Microscale and Nanoscale to Microscale
Richard D. James*, University of Minnesota
(92673187)

5:00 p.m.
Energetics in martensites
Oscar P. Bruno*,
(9264909)

6:00 p.m.
The Gammalimit of GinzburgLandau functionals
Robert L Jerrard*,
H. M. Soner,
(92649219)

6:30 p.m.
Motion of a closed interface by minus the surface Laplacian of curvature
Sergio A. Alvarez,
Chun Liu*, CMU/UGA
(92635185)

Saturday October 18, 1997, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Recent Developments in PDE's, Calculus of Variations, and Applications to Problems in Materials Science, II
Room 254, Skiles Classroom Building
Organizers:
Irene Fonseca, Carnegie Mellon University fonseca@andrew.cmu.edu
Daniel Phillips, Purdue University phillips@math.purdue.edu
Vladimir Sverak, University of Minnesota sverak@math.umn.edu

8:00 a.m.
Problems and Theorems related to the Nodal and Critical Sets of Solutions of Elliptic PDE's
FangHua Lin*, university of chicago
(92635203)

9:00 a.m.
The $\infty$eigenvalue problem
Peter Lindqvist,
Juan J Manfredi*,
(92635227)

10:00 a.m.
Connected components of free discontinuity sets in image segmentation and fracture mechanics
Christopher J. Larsen*, WPI
(92649201)

10:30 a.m.
Exact relations for effective tensors of polycrystals.
Yury Grabovsky*, Department of Mathematics University of Utah
(9267316)

Saturday October 18, 1997, 2:30 p.m.6:15 p.m.
Special Session on Recent Developments in PDE's, Calculus of Variations, and Applications to Problems in Materials Science, III
Room 254, Skiles Classroom Building
Organizers:
Irene Fonseca, Carnegie Mellon University fonseca@andrew.cmu.edu
Daniel Phillips, Purdue University phillips@math.purdue.edu
Vladimir Sverak, University of Minnesota sverak@math.umn.edu

2:30 p.m.
Relaxation of multiwell variational problems based on necessary conditions
Andrej V Cherkaev*, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah
(92649205)

3:30 p.m.
Geometric restrictions for the existence of viscosity solutions.
Wilfrid D. Gangbo*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(92649233)

4:30 p.m.
Inverting the $p$Harmonic Operator
Carlo Sbordone*, University of Napoli (ITALY)
(92635165)

5:30 p.m.
Some Variational Functionals in Quasiconformal Geometry
Tadeusz Iwaniec*,
(92635285)
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