Colloquium Talk - Ulrik Skre Fjordholm (UiO): Turbulence, the Navier-Stokes equations and the Clay Millennium Prize

 

Abstract:

The Clay Mathematics Institute awards $1 million to anyone who proves (or disproves) the existence of smooth solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations [1]. In this lecture we will give a non-technical introduction to the Navier-Stokes equations and some related partial differential equations. I will give a brief overview of some of the partial results available, and try to explain why this is a difficult problem. 

 

The talk should be accessible to math students in their third year and up.

 

[1] http://www.claymath.org/millennium-problems/navier–stokes-equation

NB! Coffee/Tea/Biscuits from 14.00.

Published Jan. 25, 2019 10:11 AM - Last modified Feb. 13, 2019 1:05 PM