Janusz Ginster (HU Berlin)

2019/11/29, 13:30

Before the Kovalevskaya Colloquium by Prof. Barbara Zwicknagl

Before the Kovalevskaya Colloquium by Prof. Barbara Zwicknagl

Urania Berlin, at the BMS Loft (3rd floor)

A classical problem in the Calculus of Variations is to minimize an integral functional in a certain class of functions. In this talk we present several simple examples which illustrate why and how non-convexity of the integrand can result in the non-existence of minimizers or the formation of small-scale oscillations.