On the Question of Global Regularity for Three-dimensional Navier-Stokes Equations and Relevant Geophysical Models

Computational and Applied Mathematics Colloquium

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Kris Jenssen, Hope Shaffer, Yuxi Zheng.

Speaker: Edriss Titi , UC Irvine and Weizmann Institute

Abstract: The basic problem faced in geophysical fluid dynamics is that a mathematical description based only on fundamental physical principles, the so-called the ``Primitive Equations'', is often prohibitively expensive computationally, and hard to study analytically. In this talk I will survey the main obstacles in proving the global regularity for the three-dimensional Navier--Stokes equations and their geophysical counterparts. Even though the Primitive Equations look as if they are more difficult to study analytically than the three-dimensional Navier--Stokes equations I will show in this talk that they have a unique global (in time) regular solution for all initial data. This is a joint work with Chongsheng Cao.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number: 106 McAllister

Date: 11/07/2008

Time: 3:35pm - 4:25pm