Event Detail

Event Type: 
Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 12:00 to 12:50

Speaker Info

New Mexico State University and NSF

To model the effects of a bias constant electric field on a thin sample of a bent-core liquid crystal in the ferroelectric smectic A-type phase, we derive the small thickness limit of an energy functional defined on a three-dimensional domain, and show that under proper rescaling the electric self-interactions term give rise to boundary terms. We then consider numerical simulations involving the reduced model. This is joint work with Carlos Garcia-Cervera and Sookyung Joo.

BIO: Dr. Giorgi is a Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at New Mexico State University but she is currently serving as a Program Director at the NSF DMS. Dr. Giorgi graduated from Purdue University, and before joining NMSU, she spent two years in Canada as a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster University, and three years at Towson University as an associate professor. Dr. Giorgi research interest is in the area of applied partial differential equations dealing with models arising in materials science.