Geometry & Topology Seminar

Friday, January 11, 2019 2:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST

Julius Ross, University of Illinois at Chicago

"Dualities between Complex PDEs and Planar Flows"

I will describe a surprising duality between a case of the Dirichlet problem for the Complex Homogeneous Monge-Ampere Equation and a planar flow coming from fluid mechanics called the Hele-Shaw flow. Using this we are able to prove new things about both this PDE and renowned flow.  I will present this in a way that suggests that it is a special case of something much more general, and end with a discussion as to what this may be.   All of this is work with David Witt-Nystrom.

MC 5403