North British Differential Equations Seminar
Past NBDES Lecturers




Prof G. Fichera 
Rome 
1972 
A. Pleijel 
Uppsala 
1973 

H.Brezis 
Paris 
1975 

T. Brooke Benjamin 
Oxford 
1975 

J.K Hale 
Brown 
1976 

H. Amann 
Zurich 
1977 

W. Wendland 
Darmstadt 
1977 

K.Schmitt 
Utah 
1979 

J.L. Lions 
Paris 
1980 

O. Oleinik 
Moscow 
1981 

P. Fife 
Arizona 
1982 

J. Smoller 
Michegan 
1983 

J. Toland 
Bath 
1983 

J.P Keener 
Utah 
1984 

R.Temam 
Paris 
1984 

D.Joseph 
Minnesota 
1985 

J. Keener 
Utah 
1991/92 

V. Arnold 
Moscow 
1992/93 

Miguel Escobedo 
País Vasco 
1992/93 

L. Nirenberg 
Courant 
1993/94 

H. Othmer 
Utah 
1993/94 

J. B. McLeod 
Oxford 
1994/95 

M. Hirsch 
Berkeley 
1994/95 

M. Kruskal 

1994/95 

Stephen Childress 
Courant 
1995/96 

N. Trefethen 
Cornell 
1995/96 

C. Grebogi 
Maryland 
1995/96 
Details of the tour 
G. Sivashinsky 
TelAviv 
Sep 1997 
Details of the tour 
Gregory A. Kriegsmann 
UCLA 
OctNov 1997 
Details of the tour 
L.E. Fraenkel 
Bath 
May 1998 

V. RomKedar 
Rehovot 
2002/03 
Details of Prof. RomKedar's
tour


A. Friedman 
Ohio 
2002/03 
Prof. Friedman's talks

C.K.R.T. Jones 
Chapel Hill 
May/June 2004 

George Papanicolau 
Stanford 
May/June 2005 
Details of the tour

Gérard Iooss 
Nice 
Oct/Nov 2006 
Prof Iooss' talks

Bob Pego 
CarnegieMellon 
Nov 2008 
Prof. Pego's talks

Eitan Tadmor 
Maryland 
Nov 2010 
Prof. Tadmor's talks

Eliot Fried 
McGill 
Nov 2010 
Prof. Fried's abstracts 
 19 Oct University of Glasgow
Transformations between the isotropic and uniaxial nematic phases of a liquid crystal
 24 Oct University of Strathclyde
Wrinkling of a stretched thin sheet
 25 Oct University of Edinburgh
Slender body theory via dimensional reduction and hyperviscous regularization
 29 Oct University of Leeds
Stability and bifurcation in a simple model for shape changes in discoidal HDL
 31 Oct University of Manchester
Wrinkling of a stretched thin sheet

Marshall Slemrod  WisconsinMadison 
Mar 2014 
abstracts 

12 March 2014 University of Stracthclde
15:3016:30. [Colloquium talk]
From Boltzmann to Euler: Hilbert's 6th problem revisited
This talk addresses the hydrodynamic limit of the Boltzmann equation,
namely the compressible Euler equations of gas dynamics. An exact
summation of the ChapmanEnskog expansion originally given by Gorban
and Karlin is the key to the analysis. An appraisal of the role of
viscosity and capillarity in the limiting process is then given where
the analogy is drawn to the limit of the Kortewegde VriesBurgers
equations.

12 March 2014 University of Stracthclde
17:0018:00. [Applied Analysis talk]
Thermal creep of a rarefied gas on the basis of nonlinear
Kortewegtheory
(with YongJung Kim and Mingi Lee)
The study of thermal transpiration or more commonly called thermal
creep is accomplished by use of Korteweg's theory of
capillarity. Incorporation of this theory into the balance laws of
continuum mechanics allows resolution of boundary value problems via
solutions to systems of ordinary differential equations. The problem
was originally considered by J.C. Maxwell in his classic 1879 paper In
that paper Maxwell derived what is now called the Burnett higher order
contribution to the Cauchy stress. But Maxwell was not able to solve
his newly derived system of partial differential equations. We note
that a more appropriate higher order contribution to the Cauchy stress
follows from Korteweg's 1901 theory. The appropriateness of Korteweg's
theory is based on the exact summation of the ChapmanEnskog expansion
given by A. Gorban and I. Karlin. The resulting balance laws are
solved exactly, qualitatively, and numerically and the results are
qualitatively similar to the numerical and exact results given by Aoki
et al, Loyalka et al., and Struchtrup et al.

13 March 2014, ICMS Edinburgh
From Boltzmann to Euler: Hilbert's 6th problem revisited

Paul Martin 
Colorado School of Mines  JanFeb 2015  hover for abstracts 
Electronic versions of talks:
Acoustic and electric Faraday cages
Internal gravity waves and hyperbolic boundaryvalue problems
