[2017 KAIST Math. Colloquium ]

** Date: ** 2017-03-09

**Speaker :** 박진해 (Chungnam National University)

**Abstract : **Liquid crystal is a state of matter between isotropic fluid and crystalline solid, which has properties of both liquid and solid. In a liquid crystal phase, molecules tend to align a preferred direction and molecules are described by a symmetric traceless 3x3 matrix which is often called a second order tensor. Equilibrium states are corresponding to minimizers of the governing Landau-de Gennes energy which plays an important role in mathematical theory of liquid crystals. In this talk, I will present a brief introduction to Landau-de Gennes theory and recent development of mathematical theory together with interesting mathematical questions.

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34141 대전광역시 유성구 대학로 291 (구성동373-1)

한국과학기술원(KAIST) 수리과학정보센터

전화 042-350-8196

e-mail : mathnet@mathnet.or.kr

Copyright (C) 2018. ICMS All Rights Reserved.