Equilibrium Shapes for Anisotropic Surface Energies

GEOMETRY AND MATERIALS SEMINAR
Topic:Equilibrium Shapes for Anisotropic Surface Energies
Speaker:Bennett Palmer
Affiliation:Idaho State University
Date:Monday, April 26
Time/Room:3:30pm - 4:30pm/S-101

We will discuss the geometry of equilibrium surfaces for anisotropic surface energies. In particular, the shape of solutions of free boundary problems will be discussed when the total energy includes wetting energy and anisotropic line tension. Equilibria for higher dimensional functionals will also be mentioned.