Formation of Singularities in Fluid Interfaces

Analysis Seminar
Topic:Formation of Singularities in Fluid Interfaces
Speaker:Charles Fefferman
Affiliation:Princeton University
Date:Tuesday, March 27
Time/Room:2:00pm - 3:00pm/S-101

The interface between water and vacuum (governed by the "water wave equation"), and the interface between oil and water in sand (governed by the "Muskat equation") can develop singularities in finite time. Joint work with A. Castro, D. Cordoba, F. Gancedo, J. Gomez and M. Lopez.