Incompressible Fluids: Simple Models, Complex Fluids

Peter Constantin, University of Chicago
Fine Hall 314

Complex fluids are fluids with particles suspended in them. The particles are carried by the fluid, interact among themselves, and influence the fluid's behavior. I will describe some of the basic questions of existence, uniqueness, regularity and stability of solutions of models of complex fluids, in the broader context of incompressible hydrodynamic PDE.