Oct 9 – 11, 2023
LMU Munich
Europe/Paris timezone

Isoperimetric inequalities and the critical mass in nuclear fission

Oct 9, 2023, 9:30 AM
B101 (LMU Munich)


LMU Munich

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Mathematisches Institut Theresienstr. 39 80333 München


Prof. Phan Thanh Nam (LMU)


I will discuss the connection from the classical isoperimetric inequality to the critical mass in nuclear fission reactions predicted by the liquid drop model. In particular, I will address several open questions and some recent results on the existence and nonexistence of minimizers. The talk is based on joint work with Rupert Frank.

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