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Mathematics Colloquium

UC Boulder

Title: Nonlinear Waves: Solitons After 50 years...
Date: Monday, March 11, 2019 -- note special day
Place and Time: Room 101, Love Building, 3:35-4:25 pm
Refreshments: Room 204, Love Building, 3:00 pm

Abstract. The study of nonlinear waves has led to many remarkable discoveries, one of them being 'solitons', found some 50 years ago. Solitons motivated the development of the Inverse Scattering Transform (IST). This is a method that leads to the solution of a class of nonlinear evolution equations. History, background, examples, new nonlocal integrable equations and, if time permits, novel dispersive shock waves will be discussed.