Title: Optimal configurations in multi-block copolymer models
Speaker: Dr. Xin Yang Lu (Lakehead University)
Date/Time/Location: Friday Sept 22nd at 1:30 in HH 410
Abstract: Energies governing the behavior of multi-block copolymers are often the sum of a local term, and a long range interaction. Generally speaking, the former determines the shape of minimizers and prefers fewer connected components, while the latter determines their positions and prefers more components. Therefore, there is an intrinsic competition between these two terms, and optimal configurations arrange themselves accordingly. In this talk we will talk about the latest results in this direction.