##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Math 278 - Computational and Applied Mathematics Seminar

## John Shopple

#### UCSD Graduate Student

## The Level Set Method in a Finite Element Setting

##### Abstract:

The level set method is a way of tracking moving interfaces numerically. Topological changes (splitting or joining) of several moving interfaces are captured naturally by the level set method. I will briefly introduce the level set method, then discuss some of my current research: the level set method in a finite element setting, body fitting a mesh to the interface, reinitialization and application to finding equilibrium solute-solvent interfaces.

### November 6, 2007

### 10:00 AM

### AP&M 2402

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