Abstract for the talk at 11.01.2008 (11:30 h)Berlin Leipzig Seminar
Georg Dolzmann (University of Regensburg)
Material systems with orientational degrees of freedom
Many material systems display fascinating structures that are related to the existence of orientational degrees of freedom. In this talk we address the analytical and numerical challenges in the simulation of these systems. Examples include nematic or smectic elastomers and membranes in the gel phase.