AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Special Session
Current as of Sunday, October 21, 2007 00:26:11
2007 Fall Western Section Meeting
Albuquerque, NM, October 1314, 2007 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1032
Associate secretaries: Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Special Session on Variational Problems in Condensed Matter

Saturday October 13, 2007, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Variational Problems in Condensed Matter, I
Room 234, Dane Smith Hall
Organizers:
Lia Bronsard, McMaster University bronsard@mcmaster.ca
Tiziana Giorgi, New Mexico State University tgiorgi@nmsu.edu

8:30 a.m.
On the Phase Diagram for Microphase Separation of Diblock Copolymers: Small Volume Fraction Regimes.
Rustum Choksi*, Simon Fraser University
(103235160) 
9:00 a.m.
Sharp Interface Limits in the Study of Rare Events.
Maria G. Westdickenberg*, Georgia Institute of Technology
(103249137) 
9:30 a.m.
Mathematical characterization of equilibria of the Smoluchowski equation for nematic liquid crystalline polymers.
Hong Zhou*, Naval Postgraduate School
Hongyun Wang, UC Santa Cruz
Qi Wang, Florida State University
M. Gregory Forest, UNC Chapel Hill
(10323533) 
10:00 a.m.
Solving Diffuse Charge Equations.
Rolf Josef Ryham*, Mathematics, Rice University
(10323538) 
10:30 a.m.
On Viscoelstic Materials.
Chun Liu*, Department of Mathematics, Penn State University
(103235185)

8:30 a.m.

Saturday October 13, 2007, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Variational Problems in Condensed Matter, II
Room 234, Dane Smith Hall
Organizers:
Lia Bronsard, McMaster University bronsard@mcmaster.ca
Tiziana Giorgi, New Mexico State University tgiorgi@nmsu.edu

3:00 p.m.
On a type of free boundary problems arising from material science.
Huiqiang Jiang*, University of Pittsburgh
(10323519) 
3:30 p.m.
Some remarks regarding vortices in BoseEinstein condensates.
Alberto Montero*, Assistant professor, University of Akron
(103235196) 
4:00 p.m.
Convergence of a modified AllenCahn equation to a prescribed mean curvature problem.
Stephane Kirsch*, Laboratoire JacquesLouis Lions, Université Paris VI
(10323532) 
4:30 p.m.
Quantum and classical behavior in a model for a supersolid.
Amandine Aftalion, University of Paris 6
Xavier Blanc, University of Paris 6
Robert L Jerrard*, University of Toronto
(103235107) 
5:00 p.m.
$\Gamma$limit of the GinzburgLandau energy in a thin domain with a large magnetic field.
TienTsan Shieh*, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
(10324957) 
5:30 p.m.
Fourfold symmetric solution of the Ginzburg Landau equations for dwave superconductors.
Minkyun Kim*, Purdue University
Daniel Phillips, Purdue University
(10323587)

3:00 p.m.

Sunday October 14, 2007, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Variational Problems in Condensed Matter, III
Room 234, Dane Smith Hall
Organizers:
Lia Bronsard, McMaster University bronsard@mcmaster.ca
Tiziana Giorgi, New Mexico State University tgiorgi@nmsu.edu

8:30 a.m.
On the lower critical field for the Anisotropic GinzburgLandau model.
Stanley Alama, McMaster University
Lia Bronsard*, McMaster University
Etienne Sandier, Universite Paris12
(103235145) 
9:00 a.m.
Lorentz space estimates for GinzburgLandau.
Ian Tice*, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
(10324931) 
9:30 a.m.
Local minimizers for the ChernSimonsHiggs energy.
Daniel Spirn*, University of Minnesota
(10323553) 
10:00 a.m.
Modeling and stability for bentcore liquid crystal fibers.
Daniel Phillips*, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University
Patricia Bauman, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University
(10323547) 
10:30 a.m.
Thin boundary layers of chiral smectics.
Yaniv Almog*, LSU
(10324979)

8:30 a.m.

Sunday October 14, 2007, 3:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Variational Problems in Condensed Matter, IV
Room 234, Dane Smith Hall
Organizers:
Lia Bronsard, McMaster University bronsard@mcmaster.ca
Tiziana Giorgi, New Mexico State University tgiorgi@nmsu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Mathematical modeling of ferroelectric liquid crystals.
Jinhae Park*, Purdue University
M. Carme Calderer, University of Minnesota
(10324942) 
3:30 p.m.
The continuum theory for smectic C* liquid crystals and its application to reorientation dynamics.
Sookyung Joo*, University of California, Santa Barbara
MariaCarme Calderer, University of Minnesota
(10327649) 
4:00 p.m.
Phase transitions between swollen and collapsed states of polymeric gels.
Carme Calderer*, University of Minnesota, School of Mathematics
(10323594)

3:00 p.m.