Workshop On Mathematical Models for Pattern Formation
Challenges from the physical sciences and engineering are driving the development of new techniques in the calculus of variations, nonlinear partial differential equations, and scientific computing. Conversely, techniques from these areas are having fundamental impact on our understanding of materials. Pattern formation is an important emerging theme in a number of scientific and engineering contexts. Within this general area, topics addressed in this workshop will include crystallization, copolymers, materials defects, the onset microstructure, and wrinkling.