Hyper-elastic Ricci Flow

Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 10:00

Thackeray Hall 427

Speaker Information
Marshall Slemrod
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Abstract or Additional Information

 This work introduces the concept of hyper-elastic Ricci flow. The equation of hyper-elastic Ricci flow amends classical Ricci flow by the addition of the Cauchy stress tensor which itself is derived from the free energy. The main implication of the theory is a uniformization of material behavior which follows from application of a parabolic minimum principle.