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Tuesday, 19.02.2019, 10:15 (WIAS-406)
Seminar Nichtlineare Optimierung und Inverse Probleme
Dr. J. Schwientek; H. Berthold, Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik ITWM:
Numerical methods for (general) semi-infinite optimization
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, 4. Etage, Weierstraß-Hörsaal (Raum: 406)

Abstract
Semi-infinite programming has become a powerful modeling tool in (continuous) optimization tasks and is increasingly used in many practical problems from various fields recently. This is mainly due to the enormous further development of computer technology and numerical methods, which now make such problems tractable on standard PCs within reasonable time. The talk is divided into two parts. Firstly, we give a short introduction to (general) semi-infinite programming and survey its wide application range. We then review numerical methods from literature and present new promising approaches from ITWM. In the second part of the talk we give a detailed numerical comparison of several methods on basis of an exhaustive set of test problem, partly stemming from real-world applications. The focus of this comparison is on the performance of an ITWM solver opposing the other introduced numerical methods concerning running time, needed iterations, and accuracy. In doing so we investigate the behaviour of the implemented solvers also with respect to different mathematical environments like convexity and dimensionality.

Host
WIAS Berlin
Thursday, 28.02.2019, 10:00 (WIAS-406)
Seminar Materialmodellierung
Prof. U. Thiele, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster:
Gradient dynamics models for films of complex fluids and beyond - dewetting, line deposition and biofilms
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, 4. Etage, Weierstraß-Hörsaal (Raum: 406)

Abstract
After briefly reviewing a number of experiments on dewetting and evaporating thin films/drops of simple and complex liquids, I introduce the concept of a gradient dynamics description of the evolution of interface-dominated films and drops on solid substrates. First, the case of films/drops of simple non-volatile liquid is discussed, and illustrated with results on droplet patterns and sliding droplets. As a further example, the diffusion equation is formulated as a gradient dynamics. The obtained elements are combined into a thermodynamically consistent gradient dynamics formulation for films of mixtures and surfactant suspensions [1,2]. Next, such models are employed to investigate the out-of-equilibrium process of the deposition of line patterns at receding contact lines for evaporatively dewetting solutions/suspensions [3] and in Langmuir Blodgett transfer [4]. Finally, I discuss how to combine the presented thin-film dynamics with bioactive elements to obtain models for the osmotic spreading of biofilms growing on moist agars [5]. I conclude with a summary and outlook. [1] U. Thiele, D. Todorova, H. Lopez, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 117801 (2013) [2] Thiele, U.; Archer, A.Pismen, L., Phys. Rev. Fluids 1, 083903 (2016). [3] U. Thiele, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 206, 399-413 (2014). [4] M.H. Köpf and U. Thiele, Nonlinearity 27, 2711-2734 (2014). [5] Trinschek, S.; John, K.; Lecuyer, S., Thiele, U., Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 078003 (2017). [6] Trinschek, S.; John, K. Thiele, U., Soft Matter 14, 4464-4476 (2018)

Host
WIAS Berlin
March 20 – 22, 2019 (IAP)
Workshop/Konferenz: Leibniz MMS Days 2019
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Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Schlossstr. 6, 04318 Kühlungsborn, Germany

Host
WIAS Berlin
Wednesday, 22.05.2019, 15:15 (WIAS-ESH)
Berliner Oberseminar „Nichtlineare partielle Differentialgleichungen” (Langenbach-Seminar)
Prof. P. Colli, Università di Pavia, Italien:
Well-posedness, regularity and asymptotic analyses for a fractional phase field system
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Erdgeschoss, Erhard-Schmidt-Hörsaal

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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
WIAS Berlin
September 18 – 20, 2019 (WIAS-ESH)
Workshop/Konferenz: Optical Solitons and Frequency Comb Generation
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Weierstraß-Institut, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Erdgeschoss, Erhard-Schmidt-Hörsaal

Host
WIAS Berlin