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PIMS Marsden Memorial Lecture: Mathieu Desbrun

Month: April 2014

Date: April 7

Name: PIMS Marsden Memorial Lecture: Mathieu Desbrun

Location: Instituto Nacional de Matematica Pura e Aplicada (IMPA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Geometric discretization for computational modeling This talk will review a number of structure-preserving discretizations of space and time, from discrete counterparts of differential forms and symmetric tensors on surfaces, to finite-dimensional approximation to the diffeomorphism group and its Lie algebra. A variety of applications (from masonry to magnetohydrodynamics) will be used throughout the talk to demonstrate the value of a geometric approach to computations. The Marsden Memorial Lecture Series is dedicated to the memory of Jerrold E Marsden (1942-2010), a world-renowned Canadian applied mathematician.