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A Variational Perspective on Wrinkling Patterns in Thin Elastic Sheets

Robert Kohn speaks at Duke Math Gergen Lecture
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
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Robert V. Kohn (New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences)
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Math Department Gergen Lectures Seminar

The wrinkling of thin elastic sheets is very familiar: our skin wrinkles, drapes have coarsening folds, and a sheet stretched over a round surface must wrinkle or fold.

What kind of mathematics is relevant? Read the complete abstract:

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