Variational Analysis of Nematic Shells

  • Giacomo Canevari
  • Antonio SegattiEmail author
Part of the Springer INdAM Series book series (SINDAMS, volume 27)


In this note we present some recent results on the Mathematical Analysis of Nematic Shells. The type of results we present deal with the analysis of defectless configurations as well as the analysis of defected configurations. The mathematical tools include Topology, Analysis of Partial Differential Equations as well as Variational Techniques like Γ convergence.



G.C.’s research has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013) / ERC grant agreement n 291053. A.S. gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the FP7-IDEAS-ERC-StG #256872 (EntroPhase). G.C. and A.S. acknowledge the partial support of the GNAMPA (Gruppo Nazionale per l’Analisi Matematica, la Probabilità e le loro Applicazioni) group of INdAM (Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Basque Center for Applied MathematicsBilbaoSpain
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Matematica “F. Casorati”Università di PaviaPaviaItaly

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