Geometric evolution problems in nonlinear partial differential equations (2015–2017)

This project addresses important problems key to the understanding of geometric evolution equations and certain other nonlinear partial differential equations. The problems to be tackled lie in a very active area of mathematics: harmonic maps, liquid crystals and Yang-Mills theory. Special aims are to exploit new methods, introduced by the CI and his collaborators, to settle open problems in harmonic maps and Yang-Mills equations, and to improve understanding of practical questions such as the mathematical modelling of liquid crystals via the celebrated Ericksen-Leslie and Landau-de Gennes theories. The expected outcomes are fundamental results in mathematics, with applications in other sciences.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council