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Existence and uniqueness of the radial hedgehog in Landau-de Gennes model

Tuesday 11th June 2013 - 14:00 to 15:00
INI Seminar Room 1
In the satellite meeting in Oxford in April, V. Slastikov reported on our joint work with R. Ignat and A. Zarnescu on the stability/instability of the radial hedgehog in the context of Landau-de Gennes theory. In this talk we discuss the existence and uniqueness of such solution. A comparison principle for (singular) nonlinear and radially symmetric elliptic equations will also be presented.
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University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons