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Plateau's rotating drops and rotational figures of equilibrium
Start Date: 5/8/2013Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 5/8/2013End Time: 4:00 PM

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Speaker: Ryan Hynd, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Abstract: The problems of determining the shape and stability of a rotating liquid drop has attracted the attention of many scientists including J. Plateau, Lord Rayleigh, H. Poincare, and S. Chandrasekhar.  Nevertheless, many interesting problems remain open including the existence of non-symmetric, stable drops. We will discuss several aspects of these problems and some recent work on the classification of rotational toriodal-shaped drops.

Contact Information:
Name: Pavel Grinfeld
Email: pg77@drexel.edu
Location:
Korman Center, Room 245
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