Date & Time: Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 16:00-17:00.
Venue: Ramanujan Hall

Speaker: Manas Rachh, Yale University

Title: Quadrature by Expansion

Abstract: High order robust quadrature rules for evaluating singular integrals in potential theory A variety of problems in electrostatics, acoustics, viscous flow, linear elasticity and electromagnetics can be posed as homogeneous elliptic partial differential equations. In such cases, reformulating the governing equation as a boundary integral equation is a natural approach, since this reduces the dimensionality of the problem (discretizing the boundaries alone) and permits high order accuracy in complicated geometries. A persistent problem in the practical application of integral equation methods lies in evaluating layer potentials with singular integrands on complex geometries. In this talk, we present a potential theoretic approach for developing high order, robust and computationally efficient quadrature schemes for evaluating such layer potentials.