On Splash and splat singularities for incompressible fluid interfaces

PDE Seminar
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 15:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
For the water waves system we have shown the formation in finite time of splash and splat singularities. A splash singularity is when the interface remain smooth but self-intersects at a point and a splat singularity is when it self-intersects along an arc. In this talk I will discuss new results on stationary splash singularities for water waves and in the case of a parabolic system a splash can also develop but not a splat singularity.