Marcelo Disconzi (Vanderbilt University)

The Analysis and PDE Seminar will take place on Monday, September 19, in room 740, Evans Hall, from 4:10-5:00 pm.

Speaker: Marcelo Disconzi

Title: The three-dimensional free boundary Euler equations with surface tension.
Abstract: We study the free boundary Euler equations with surface tension in three spatial dimensions, showing that the equations are well-posed if the coefficient of surface tension is positive. Then we prove that under natural assumptions, the solutions of the free boundary motion converge to solutions of the Euler equations in a domain with fixed boundary when the coefficient of surface tension tends to infinity. This is a joint work with David G. Ebin.