Prof. Matthias Eller

Georgetown University, Washington, DC

"Exact Boundary Controllability for Electromagnetic Fields in a Simply Connected Region"

We prove exact controllability of Maxwell's system with variable, time-independent coefficients in a bounded, simply connected region by a current flux in the boundary of the domain. The proof is based on a duality argument which reduces the proof of exact controllability to continuous observability of the homogeneous adjoint system. In order to show continuous observability we use multipliers, microlocal analysis and a uniqueness result for Maxwell's system.

Friday, April 20, 2001
3:00 PM in 335 Jabara Hall

Please join us for refreshments before the lecture at 2:30p.m. in room 353 Jabara Hall.

[ Spring 2001]