Lecture by Prof. Carsten Carstensen, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Title : Challenges in Computational Calculus of Variations: 3 Examples in 1D.

Speaker: Prof. Carsten Carstensen, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany.

Date and time: March 9, 2020; at 11:00 am.

Venue: PSB 3103, IISER-TVM.

Abstract: Three examples in the calculus of variations serve as master examples to illustrate what can go wrong in the minimization of a functional. The three disaster problems will be explained and illustrate the direct method in the calculus of variations and the success or failure of the simplest finite element approximation. Some illustrations for real-life applications will give an outlook at the computational calculus of variations.