Speaker Name(s): Jean E. Taylor, Ph.D. Description: Jean E. Taylor, Ph.D.
Visitor, Courant Institute for the
Mathematics Sciences, NYU; Professor of Mathematics Emerita, Rutgers University
Creating a mathematical model for soap bubble clusters required the development of a new subject, Geometric Measure Theory, in the 1960s and 70s. The internal structure of metals, ceramics, and other materials is related to soap bubble clusters, but has many more features. Current research involves shrinking, slipping, sliding, and rotating crystals