American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, California
Maria-Carme Calderer and Jie Shen
From the point of view of working strategy, two main themes will be emphasized: the problem of switching for a liquid-like ferroelectric model, and that for a solid material with liquid features.
To motivate the role of each of these approaches, it may be useful to mention the static problems that characterize the on-off states of the switch. Whereas anlysis tools involved in studies of the former may resemble those associated with Ginzburg-Landau energies, those of the latter fall into the context of nonliner elasticity and the Flory-Huggins theory of polymers. In both cases, the coupling with the Maxwell's equations is very significant.
The workshop schedule.
A report on the workshop activities.