## Applied Mathematics Colloquium: Dr. Anna Mazzucato

#### Pennsylvania State University

Friday, April 20, 2018 · 2 PM - 3 PM

**Title:**Optimal mixing by incompressible flows

**Speaker:**Anna Mazzucato, Pennsylvania State University

**Abstract:**I will discuss transport of passive scalars by incompressible flows, such as a die is mixed in a fluid or milk is stirred in coffee. This is an important process in many physical systems, from transport of pollutants in the atmosphere to to cell processes in the human body. This process can be mathematically modeled by solutions of linear partial differential equations, called transport equations.