Monday, October 12, 2015 (3:30 p.m. in Yost 102)
Title: Elastic Rods
Speaker: David Singer (Professor and Interim Chair, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, & Statistics, Case Western Reserve University)
Abstract: We generalize the notion of Euler elastic curve to Kirchhoff elastic rods. We determine the closed solutions of the rod equation in Euclidean space and discuss integrability.