Published: Feb. 15, 2013

Questions on Liquid crystals

Maria Schonbek


Department of Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz


Date and time: 

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 1:00pm


As Leslie points out in his 1968 paper : “liquid crystals are states of matter which are capable of flow, and in which the molecular arrangements give rise to a preferred direction”. In this lecture I will discuss regularity and uniqueness results for solutions of systems of nematic liquid crystals (LCD) with non constant density. I will also discuss the asymptotic behavior of solutions with constant density, showing that the solutions decay at an algebraic rate.