Dear members and friends of the Heidelberg Chapter of SIAM, 

The Heidelberg Chapter of SIAM cordially invites you to its upcoming event:

Public Lecture and Election Event

When?:     November 27, 2019, 4pm c.t.

Where?:    Mathematikon (INF 205), Conference Room (5th floor)


  1.  Talk by David Silvester

    Title: "Navier-Stokes existence and uniqueness: how to win a $1 million Clay prize"

    In the year 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute selected seven of the most important open problems in modern mathematics and offered a prize of $1 million for a solution to any of them. Nineteen years on, only one millennium prize problem has been solved. In this talk, Prof. David Silvester will discuss the Navier-Stokes existence and smoothness problem, one of the six remaining unsolved problems.
    The Navier-Stokes equations are central to fluid dynamics and its applications to engineering and physics, describing viscous turbulent flow, e.g. of air around an aeroplane wing, weather patterns and blood flow through arteries. Despite the wide-ranging applicability of the Navier-Stokes equations, it is still not known whether they always admit smooth solutions, which contain no unphysical "blow-ups", or singularities.

  2. Election of the Executive Board of the Heidelberg Chapter of SIAM
  3. Get-Together with beer and pizza (and also non-alcoholic beverages)!

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Best regards,
    The Heidelberg Chapter of SIAM Officers