The lecture will be in German
Livestream: >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBzVcq-75cg
The exhibition "Pretty Porous - Alles Porös" makes the fascinating micro-world of porous media tangible with many examples: But how can one make reliable predictions about the physical, chemical or biological effects shown, when the structure of the porous solid can be arbitrarily complicated, changes permanently and is actually not even exactly known? Mathematics can help to bring out a lot of (almost) nothing. The lecture will highlight the role of mathematics in the field of porous media research and give an insight into how conversely real porous materials inspire mathematics.
About the speaker
Christian Rohde is the head of the Department for Applied Mathematics at the Institute of Applied Analysis and Numerical Simulation (IANS) at the University of Stuttgart. His research area is mathematical modelling, analysis and numerics for partial differential equations. In particular, his research focuses on applications in the field of fluid mechanics such as multi-phase flows, wave dynamics, phase transitions or interaction with electric or magnetic fields. Within SFB 1313 he focuses on the observation of fracture dynamics in porous media and the development of multi-scale methods for chemically reacting fluids.