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AMCS Seminar| Curves of maximal slope and compressible Euler equations

Start Date: February 21, 2017
End Date: February 21, 2017

By Professor Michael Westdickenberg (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

We introduce a variational time discretization for the multi-dimensional gas dynamics equations, in the spirit of minimizing movements for curves of maximal slope. Each timestep requires the minimization of the sum of work and internal energy, over the cone of monotone transport maps. This can be interpreted as maximization of entropy production. We prove convergence to measure-valued solutions for compressible Euler equations.

2000 Ph.D. in Mathematics (University of Bonn)
2001-2006 PostDoc, University of Bonn, ENS Paris
2006-2011 Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Since 2011 Professor, RWTH Aachen University

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Date: Tuesday 21st Feb 2017
Time:02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location: Building 1, Level 2, Room 2202 
Refreshments: Will be served at 2:15 pm