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Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 27 Feb 2023
Calendar1: 27 Feb 2023 1500-1600
CalLoc1: Zoom webinar
CalTitle1: The Beris-Edwards system for nematic liquid crystal flows
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Asia-Pacific Analysis and PDE Seminar

Asia-Pacific Analysis and PDE Seminar

Zhewen Feng

Dear friends and colleagues,   
on Monday, 27 February 2023 at
  • 12:00 PM for Beijing, Hong Kong and Perth
    • 01:00 PM for Seoul and Tokyo
  03:00 PM for Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney
05:00 PM for Auckland

Postdoc Research Fellow Zhewen Feng is giving a talk in our Asia-Pacific Analysis and PDE Seminar on 

The Beris-Edwards system for nematic liquid crystal flows


The Landau-de Gennes theory is the most general continuum theory for nematic liquid crystals. However, Ball and Majumdar (Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., '10) found an example that the original Landau-de Gennes energy functional is unbounded from below; thus, there is no global energy minimizer. In this talk, we consider a new Landau-de Gennes energy functional proposed by F. and Hong (CVPDE '22) that the new energy is bounded from below. Furthermore, we shall present our recent work in collaboration with Min-Chun Hong and Yu Mei on the existence of solutions for the uniaxial Beris-Edwards system based on the new energy with a scaling analysis.

Chair: Ben Goldys (The University of Sydney)

More information and how to attend this talk can be found at the seminar webpage

On behalf of Daniel H. and Ben


Webinar Speaker

Man-Chun Lee
Postdoc Research Fellow @ The University of Queensland, Australia

Zhewen Feng received his PhD in Mathematics at the University of Queensland in June 2021 under the supervision of Professor Min-Chun Hong. Since then, he has been a Postdoc Research Fellow at the University of Queensland.

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