Variational methods in the presence of symmetry

Host Institution:

University of Newcastle

Title of Seminar:

Variational methods in the presence of symmetry

Speaker's Name:

Qiji Jim Zhu (Department of Mathematics, Western Michigan University)

Time and Date:

Monday 27 August 2012, 3.00pm (EST)

Seminar Abstract:

Variational methods have been used to derive symmetric solutions for many problems related to real world applications. To name a few we mention periodic solutions to ODEs related to N-body problems and electrical circuits, symmetric solutions to PDEs, and symmetry in derivatives of spectral functions. In this talk we examine the commonalities of using variational methods in the presence of symmetry.

This is an ongoing collaborative research project with Jon Borwein. So far our questions still outnumber our answers.

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