Thursday 24th October, 1400, MC113 (C26)
Professor Neil Trudinger
will speak on
On Monge-Ampere type equations and near field optics
We report on a general theory of Monge-Ampere type partial differential equations which are given by prescribing the Jacobians of vector mappings of one jets. Such PDEs arise in near field geometric optics and we consider some examples together with the underlying convexity and ensuing regularity theories.