Abstract for the talk on 18.10.2016 (15:15 h)


Marshall Slemrod (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Fluids, elasticity, geometry, and wild solutions

This talk gives a short review of recent work of A. Acharya (CMU), G.-Q. Chen (Oxford), M. Slemrod (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison), D. Wang (Pittsburgh) on the direct connection between the 2d Euler equations of incompressible fluid flow and motion of a 2d surface in 3-dimensional Euclidean space. In particular we note how this link provides a direct application of the Nash-Kuiper non-smooth isometric embedding result which in turn provides information on ill-posedness for the initial value problem for weak solutions of the Euler equations as well as neo-Hookian elasticity. Furthermore it suggests that the Nash-Kuiper solutions may represent fluid turbulence. The work was strongly motivated by the sequence of papers of C. De Lellis and L. Szekelyhidi, Jr.


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