Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK

Surface Evolver Extravaganza

Hewlett-Packard Event

30 July 2002

in association with the Newton Institute programme entitled
Foams and Minimal Surfaces (29 July - 23 August 2002)

Draft Programme

Organisers:
Dr A Kraynik (Sandia), Professor H Stone (Harvard), Professor E Terentjev (Cavendish Labs), Professor DL Weaire (Dublin).

Speakers:
K Brakke (Susquehanna), A Kraynik (Sandia), J Sullivan (Illinois)

Programme Theme:
Surface Evolver Extravaganza : a one-day meeting (11am to 5pm) devoted to the Surface Evolver, with a keynote presentation from its developer, Professor Ken Brakke.

The Surface Evolver is a software package that models the geometry of materials shaped by surface energies, from foams and membranes to crystal growth, from fluids to microelectronics. It was developed by the mathematician Ken Brakke, of Susquehanna University, and is freely available. Professor Brakke will give a keynote lecture on "Kelvin partitions and stability".

The uses of the Surface Evolver in Foams and Minimal Surfaces and other fields will be discussed. Members of the FMS workshop will present additional contributions and others are invited to contribute short talks (email Simon Cox)

Further Information:
Lunch will be available for a nominal charge; please let Tracey Andrew at the Institute know by 12 July 2002 if you intend to come, to help us plan for lunch: telephone: (01223) 335984; fax: (01223) 330508. There are limited funds available to assist research students to attend: please apply by 12 July 2002 to Tracey Andrew at the Institute.


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