SMS scnews item created by Eric Hester at Mon 20 Aug 2018 1338
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 15 Oct 2018
Calendar1: 20 Aug 2018 1700-1800
CalLoc1: Carslaw 535A
CalTitle1: Power Grids and the Second Order Kuramoto Model
Auth: erich@ (ehes5653) in SMS-WASM

MaPSS: Maths Postgraduate Seminar Series: Madeleine Cartwright -- Power Grids and the Second Order Kuramoto Model

Hello all,

The next MaPSS talk of this semester will be at 17:00 on Mon 20th August in Carslaw 535.
It’s a great opportunity to meet fellow postgrads, listen to an interesting talk, and of
course get free food!


Speaker: Madeleine Cartwright

Title: Power Grids and the Second Order Kuramoto Model

Abstract: Power grids transmit power using alternating current electricity and can be 
modelled as a network of coupled oscillators. These oscillators must be synchronised 
to prevent cascading failures and widespread power loss. I will talk about how an 
extension of the paradigmatic model for coupled oscillators, the Kuramoto model, 
can be applied to the power grid, and how collective coordinates can be used to 
further reduce this model.


See you there!

Details can also be found on the school’s new Postgraduate Society website: