Monday Afternoon, October 23

Magnetohydrodynamics - Analysis, Computation, and Applications

Magnetohydrodynamics (or MHD) is the theory of the macroscopic interaction of electrically conducting fluids with a magnetic field. It is of importance in engineering, geophysics, and astronomy. Much research has been devoted to the physical modeling and computational simulation of MHD-dominated processes, but there is still a shortage of rigorous analytic and numerical methods. The speakers in this minisymposium will discuss new approaches to the mathematical analysis of MHD flow problems as they arise in various fields of application.

Organizer: Paul G. Schmidt
Auburn University

4:30 Recent Developments in MHD Dynamo Theory
Paul H. Roberts, University of California, Los Angeles

5:00 On the Mathematical Modeling of the Flows of Electro-Rheological Fluids
Kumbakonam R. Rajagopal, University of Pittsburgh

5:30 Modeling, Analysis, and Numerical Analysis of a Two-dimensional MHD Problem
Jacques Rappaz and R. Touzani, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland

6:00 Analytic Approaches to Viscous Incompressible MHD
Paul G. Schmidt and A.J. Meir, Auburn University

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