This talk presents certain topics of interest in Prof. Tzavaras's group concerning the study of fast flows in fluid mechanics and the theory of Hyperbolic Conservation laws and Hyperbolic-Parabolic Systems. These topics are a nice ground for the interplay of modeling, analysis, and computational methods in situations trying to understand concrete applications.
Thanos Tzavaras obtained a Diploma in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 1981 from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, an M.Sc. in 1983, and a Ph.D. in 1985 degrees in Applied Mathematics from Brown University. He held academic positions at Purdue University (1985-87), University of Wisconsin-Madison (1987-2005), University of Maryland (2005-10), University of Crete, Greece (2002-04 and 2008-14), and visiting positions in University of Minnesota, Stanford University, Ecole Polytechnique, University Paris VI, and Newton Institute UK. In 2014 Tzavaras joined KAUST as a Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics. His research interests are Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations in Continuum Physics, Kinetic Theory, and the theory of Hyperbolic Conservation Laws.