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Two Mathematical Topics in Multiscale Science: Random Composites and Metastable States

February 22, 2013 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Presenter 
Claude Le Bris, Ecole des Ponts, France
Location 
Building 240, Room 1404-1405
Type 
Seminar
Series 
LANS Informal Seminar Talk
Abstract:
The talk will overview two prototypical problems of multiscale computational science for which a mathematical approach can help. Both topics are related to materials science in a broad sense. The first topic is multiscale-in-space in nature: random composite materials are often prohibitively expensive to simulate numerically. A category of new, efficient numerical approaches that elaborates on the possibly small disorder present in such materials will be described. The second topic is multiscale-in-time in nature: the efficiency of the parallel replica method, simulating long term dynamics of potentially metastable evolutions, will be examined mathematically. The talk is joint work with a number of colleagues from Ecole des Ponts, INRIA, and several other institutions.