Date & Time: September 30, 2015, 16:00-17:00.
Venue: Ramanujan Hall

Title: The G-closure Problem

Speaker: M. Vanninathan, TIFR CAM, Bangalore

Abstract: The G-closure problem whose origin is in Material Science,seeks to know all possible material behaviour that one can obtain by mixing the known materials in a given volume proportion.In my talk, I discuss one situation where it arises and its resolution.In particular,I present mathematical notions and ideas involved in its resolution.Lastly, I mention how things can be generalized to more complicated situations.Efforts are made to keep the talk accessible to non-specialists.