Monthly Archives: April 2014

My talk at the Magneto-Fluid Dynamics Seminar at the Courant Institute


11:00 A.M., WWH 905
Helical magnetorotational instability of the MHD Couette-Taylor flow with Keplerian velocity profile
Oleg Kirillov,  Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf


My talk at Computer Science NASC Seminar, Courant Institute, New York University

Multiple Eigenvalues in Stability Analysis

April 04, 2014 10:00AM
Warren Weaver Hall, Room 1302
251 Mercer Street
New York, NY, 10012-1110

Spring 2014 NASC Seminars Calendar


Nothing special, right? Hamiltonian-Hopf bifurcation or the Krein collision is a typical association. Nevertheless, practitioners in engineering and physics think differently. They discuss why multiple complex eigenvalues can be precursors of blackouts and why an eigenvalue that drifted towards a positive growth rate with the increase of the Reynolds number suddenly changes its trajectory and dive back to the left part of the complex plane. Why double coffee-filter makes the wine glass singing? How robust stability can occur at the Swallowtail? This and more in my talk (with the answers).