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2006 Fall Western Section Meeting
Salt Lake City, UT, October 78, 2006 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1019
Associate secretaries:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS
lapidus@math.ucr.edu,
lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Special Session on Nonconvex Variational Problems: Recent Advances and Applications

Saturday October 7, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonconvex Variational Problems: Recent Advances and Applications, I
Room 103, James Fletcher Building
Organizers:
Marian Bocea, North Dakota State University and University of Utah bocea@math.utah.edu
Andrej Cherkaev, University of Utah cherk@math.utah.edu

8:00 a.m.
Steady Poiseuille flow of nematic liquid crystals: effective equations and momentum relations for Young measures.
ALexander Panchenko*, Department of Mathematics, Washington State University
(101935154)

8:30 a.m.
Homogenization and field concentrations in heterogeneous media.
Robert Lipton*, Louisiana State University
(101935145)

9:00 a.m.
Minmax variational problem of optimal design.
Elena Cherkaev*, University of Utah
(101935208)

9:30 a.m.
Optimal design of an optical resonator.
ChiuYen Kao, Department of Mathematics, Ohio State University
Fadil Santosa*, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
(10193550)

10:00 a.m.
Variational principles in $L^{\infty}$ under general PDE constraints.
Marian Bocea*, North Dakota State University
(101949144)

10:30 a.m.
Quadratic cost functionals in the gradient and linear state laws.
Pablo Pedregal*, Departamento de Matem\'aticas, Universidad de CastillaLa Mancha, 13071 Ciudad Real (SPAIN)
(10194931)

Saturday October 7, 2006, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Nonconvex Variational Problems: Recent Advances and Applications, II
Room 103, James Fletcher Building
Organizers:
Marian Bocea, North Dakota State University and University of Utah bocea@math.utah.edu
Andrej Cherkaev, University of Utah cherk@math.utah.edu

3:00 p.m.
Comparison of the asymptotic analyses of a nonplanar rod in linear elasticity and nonlinear elasticity.
Pierre Seppecher*, Insitut de Mathematiques de l'Universite du SudToulonVar
(101949166)

3:30 p.m.
On the Contactangle Condition for StranskiKrastanow Islands.
Giovanni Leoni*, Carnegie Mellon University
(10194951)

4:00 p.m.
Thresholdbased quasistatic evolution of brittle damage.
A Garroni, University of Rome
C J Larsen*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(101949200)

4:30 p.m.
Quasiconvexitybased sufficient conditions for strong local minima: the smooth case.
Yury Grabovsky*, Temple University
Tadele Mengesha, Temple University
(10194921)

5:00 p.m.
New bounds for multiphase conducting composites.
Andrej Cherkaev*, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah
(101949204)

5:30 p.m.
The dipole problem for $S^1$valued maps with $H^{1/2}$regularity.
Vincent Millot*, Carnegie Mellon University
Adriano Pisante, University of Rome "La Sapienza"
(101949112)

Sunday October 8, 2006, 8:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Special Session on Nonconvex Variational Problems: Recent Advances and Applications, III
Room 103, James Fletcher Building
Organizers:
Marian Bocea, North Dakota State University and University of Utah bocea@math.utah.edu
Andrej Cherkaev, University of Utah cherk@math.utah.edu

8:00 a.m.
The homogenization of energies arising in the van der WaalsCahnHilliard theory of phase transitions.
Cristina Popovici*, North Dakota State University
(101949143)

8:30 a.m.
Proof of the conjectures of PolyaSzego and Eshelby.
Graeme W. Milton*, University of Utah
Hyeonbae Kang, Seoul National University
(101935181)

9:00 a.m.
Optimal Multiphase Composites: Navigating the Translation Bound.
Nathan Albin*, Universitat DuisburgEssen
(101949158)

9:30 a.m.
The unfolding method for perforated domains.
Doina Cioranescu, University Paris 6
Georges Griso, University Paris 6
Alain Damlamian, University Paris 12
Daniel Onofrei*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(101935170)

10:00 a.m.
Distortion Minimal Morphing of Compact Embedded Manifolds.
Oksana Bihun*, Department of Mathematics, University of MissouriColumbia, Columbia, Missouri 65211, USA
Carmen Chicone, Department of Mathematics, University of MissouriColumbia, Columbia, Missouri 65211, USA
(10194910)
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