The Composite Membrane Problem

Monday, April 14, 2008 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
We wish to build a body of prescribed shape, and of prescribed mass out of materials of varying density so as to minimize the first Dirichlet eigenvalue with fixed boundary of the body. Existence, uniqueness and regularity of the solution and the resulting free boundary problem will be discussed.
Speaker: 
Sagun Chanillo
Rutgers University
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 110