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MIGSAA annual student colloquium on 22 September 2017

Preparations are underway for the third MIGSAA annual student Colloquium in ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AA. 

A preliminary programme is in process and will include:

Melanie Rupflin (University of Oxford)
Title: Geometric Flows and Minimal Surfaces
Abstract: The classical Plateau problems has been one of the most influential problems in the development of modern analysis. Posed initially by Lagrange, it asks whether a closed curve in Euclidean space always spans a surface with minimal possible area, a question that was answered positively by Douglas and Rado around 1930.  In this talk I want to consider some aspects of the classical Plateau Problem and its generalisations and discuss furthermore how one can "flow" to such minimal surfaces by following a suitably defined gradient flow of the Dirichlet energy, i.e. of the integral of gradient squared.

Sara Merino-Aceituno (Imperial College London)
Title: Deriving Continuum Equations from Particle Models using Kinetic Theory: Applications to Biology

Abstract: TBC

Enno Lenzmann (Universität Basel)
Title: Nonlocality, Criticality, and Complete Integrability
Abstract: TBC

More details to follow so keep checking and save the date!