LMS Hardy Lectureship 2023: Professor Eva Miranda (UPC, Barcelona) - Warwick

B3.03 (Zeeman Building), University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7EZ
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Professor Eva Miranda (UPC, Barcelona)

About the Lectureship:

The LMS Hardy Lectureship is named after G.H. Hardy, former President of the Society and De Morgan Medallist. Originally awarded to a distinguished overseas mathematician in odd-numbered years.

The LMS Hardy Lecturer visits the UK for a period of about two weeks, and gives the Hardy Lecture at a Society meeting, normally held in London in July. The LMS Hardy Lecturer also gives at least six other lectures, on different topics, at other venues in the UK; the schedule is decided by the LMS Society, Lectures and Meetings Committee in consultation with the LMS Hardy Lecturer, and is designed to allow as many UK mathematicians as possible to benefit from the LMS Hardy Lecturer's presence in the UK.


Euler flows as universal models for dynamical systems

The dynamics of an inviscid and incompressible fluid flow on a Riemannian manifold is governed by the Euler equations. In this talk we will discuss universality properties of the stationary solutions to the Euler equations. The study of these universality features was suggested by Tao as a novel way to address the problem of global existence for Euler and Navier-Stokes. Universality of the Euler equations for stationary solutions can be proved using a contact mirror which reflects a Beltrami flow as a Reeb vector field. This contact mirror permits the use of advanced geometric techniques such as the h-principle in fluid dynamics.


Eva Miranda is a Full Professor at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, specializing in Differential Geometry, Mathematical Physics, and Dynamical Systems. She has been honored with several prestigious awards, including two ICREA Academia Prizes in 2016 and 2021, a 2017 Chaire d'Excellence of the FSMP in Paris, a Bessel Prize in 2022, and the François Deruyts Prize in 2022.


There is no need to register prior to this free event, you can turn up on the day.

For any questions regarding this event, please contact José Rodrigo (j.rodrigo@warwick.ac.uk).