Sameer Iyer (UC Davis)

The APDE seminar on Monday, 11/7, will be given by Sameer Iyer (UC Davis) in-person in Evans 740, and will also be broadcasted online via Zoom from 4:10pm to 5:00pm PST. To participate, email Sung-Jin Oh (

Title: Reversal in the stationary Prandtl equations

Abstract: We discuss a recent result in which we investigate reversal and recirculation for the stationary Prandtl equations. Reversal describes the solution after the Goldstein singularity, and is characterized by spatio-temporal regions in which $u>0$ and $u<0$. The classical point of view of regarding the Prandtl equations as an evolution completely breaks down. Instead, we view the problem as a quasilinear, mixed-type, free-boundary problem. Joint work with Nader Masmoudi.