The Mathematics Distinguished Lecture

April 12, 2018

Constantine Dafermos, Brown University

Title: Progress and Challenges in the Theory of Hyperbolic Conservation Laws

Abstract: The lecture will introduce the class of systems of partial differential equations termed "hyperbolic conservation laws", with close ties to classical physics and technology. It will sketch the state of the art in the area, attained through concerted efforts over the past years, and will emphasize the major challenges facing the future development of the mathematical theory.

Smith Colloquium Spring 2018