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Events for March 22, 2017 from General and Seminar calendars

Student Working Seminar in Groups and Dynamics

Time: 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Location: BLOC 624

Speaker: Mehrzad Monzavi, Texas A&M University

Title: Gottschalk's surjunctivity conjecture for Sofic groups I

Number Theory Seminar

Time: 1:45PM - 2:45PM

Location: BLOC 220

Speaker: Michael Zieve, University of Michigan

Title: Uniform boundedness for maps between curves

Abstract: I will discuss the following conjecture: every rational map between curves over Q induces a map on rational points that is (<=32)-to-1 over all but finitely many values. In case the curves have genus one, this is a slightly weaker version of Mazur's uniform boundedness theorem. Progress towards the full result has relied on progress towards determining all possibilities for the monodromy group and ramification type of a complex rational function, contributing to problems originating in work of Zariski and Hurwitz.

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Numerical Analysis Seminar

Time: 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Location: BLOC 628

Speaker: Peter Minev, University of Alberta


Abstract: The presentation will be focussed on two classes of recently developed splitting schemes for the Navier-Stokes equations. The first class is based on the classical artificial compressibility (AC) method. The original method proposed by J. Shen in 1995 reduces the solution of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations to a set of two or three parabolic problems in 2D and 3D correspondingly. Unfortunately, its accuracy is limited to first order in time and can be extended further only if the resulting scheme involves an elliptic problem for the velocity vector. Recently, together with J.L. Guermond (Texas A&M University) we proposed a scheme that extends the AC method to any order in time using a bootstrapping approach to the incompressibility constraint that essentially requires to solve only a set of parabolic equations for the velocity. The conditioning of the corresponding linear systems is therefore much better than the one resulting from an elliptic problem for the velocity. The second class of methods is based on a novel approach to the Navier-Stokes equations that reformulates them in terms of stress variables. It was developed in a recent paper together with P. Vabishchevich (Russian Academy of Sciences). The main advantage of such an approach becomes clear when it is applied to fluid-structure interaction problems since in such case the problems for the fluid and the structure, both written in terms of stress variables, become very similar. Although at first glance the resulting tensorial problem is more difficult, if it is combined with a proper splitting, it yields locally one dimensional schemes with attractive properties, that are very competitive to the most widely used schemes for the formulation in primitive variables. Several schemes for discretization of this formulation will be presented together with their stability analysis. Finally, numerical results for a problem with a manufactured solution will be presented.