Plane-like minimizers in periodic media.,   Tim Blass,   Carnegie Mellon University,  Thu, 20 October, 2011,   4:00 p.m. A-211


This presentation will describe methods for constructing plane-like minimizers of periodic energy functionals via gradient descent and perturbation methods. These minimizers are used to compute the associated minimal average energy, which as a physical interpretation in terms of crystal shape.