Hybrid simulation methods: simulating the world around you

Series: 
Job Candidate Talk
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 11:05
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 006
,  
UCLA
Organizer: 
Hybrid particle/grid numerical methods have been around for a long time, andtheir usage is common in some fields, from plasma physics to artist-directedfluids.  I will explore the use of hybrid methods to simulate many differentcomplex phenomena occurring all around you, from wine to shaving foam and fromsand to the snow in Disney's Frozen.  I will also talk about some of thepractical advantages and disadvantages of hybrid methods and how one of theweaknesses that has long plagued them can now be fixed.