Upcoming Events

Yuqi Wua, Dept of Applied Mathematics, University of Washington
Gross Hall 330
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 10:00am

Abstract
In this work, we develop a class of parallel domain decomposition method for
simulating blood flow in three-dimensional compliant arteries. We model the
fluid-structure interaction problem by using a monolithically coupled system
of linear elasticity equation and incompressible Navier-Stokes equations in
an arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian framework. The monolithic fluid-structure
system is discretized with a fully-implicit finite element method on unstructured
moving meshes, and solved by a Newton-Krylov algorithm preconditioned

Duke Physics Colloquium
M. Cristina Marchetti (Syracuse Biomaterials Institute)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 3:30pm

"Self-Organization and Mechanics of Active Matter" - Bird flocks, bacterial suspensions, and colloids propelled by self-catalytic reactions are examples of active matter ¿ collectives of individually driven, dissipative units with fascinating emergent behavior at large scales. Active systems self-organize in complex patterns, with transitions between ordered and disordered states, and spontaneously generate forces and sustained motion.

Duke Physics Colloquium
Stewart Prager (Princeton Plasma Physics Lab)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 3:30pm

"The Path to Magnetic Fusion Energy" - When the possibility of fusion as an energy source for electricity generation was realized in the 1950s, understanding of the plasma state was primitive. The fusion goal has been paced by, and has stimulated, the development of plasma physics. Our understanding of complex, nonlinear processes in plasmas is now mature. We can routinely produce and manipulate 100 million degree plasmas with remarkable finesse, and we can identify a path to commercial fusion power.

Duke Physics Colloquium
John Wettlaufer (Yale Climate & Energy Institute)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 3:30pm

Title and abstract coming soon. Faculty Host: Bob Behringer. Refreshments will be served before and after the event in Physics room 128.

Duke Physics Colloquium
Daniel Lathrop (University of Maryland)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 3:30pm

Title and abstract coming soon. Faculty Host: Glenn Edwards. Refreshments will be served before and after the event in Physics room 128.

Duke Physics Colloquium
Jack Harris (Yale University)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 3:30pm

Title and abstract coming soon. Faculty Host: Gleb Finkelstein. Refreshments will be served before and after the event in Physics room 128.

Duke Physics Colloquium
Daniel Akerib (Stanford University)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 3:30pm

Title and abtract coming soon.

Faculty Hosts: Haiyan Gao, Kate Scholberg and Christopher Walter

Refreshments will be served before and after the event in Physics room 128.