London Mathematical Society - Spitalfields Day

In association with Isaac Newton Institute

Mathematical Aspects of the Dynamics of Phase Transitions

Monday 10 February 2003

Organisers: CM Dafermos (Providence) & PG LeFloch (Ecole Polytechnique)

in association with the Newton Institute programme entitled Nonlinear Hyperbolic Waves in Phase Dynamics and Astrophysics


10:30 - 11:00 Coffee
11:00 - 12:00 J Knowles (Pasadena)
Some applications of continuum-mechanical kinetic relations
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 TJ Pence (East Lansing)
Dynamics of shear induced phase boundary motion
15:00 - 15:30 Tea
15:30 - 16:30 L Truskinovsky (Minneapolis)
Kinetic relations generated by lattice models
17:00 - 18:00 Wine Reception

Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Please let Tracey Andrew at the Institute know by 31 January 2003 if you intend to come, to help us plan for lunch: telephone (01223) 335984; fax: (01223) 330508; e-mail:

There are limited funds available to assist research students to attend, please apply by 31 January 2003 to Tracey Andrew at the Institute. Scientific enquiries may be addressed to Professor PG LeFloch (e-mail:

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