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Ziad Musslimani


Speaker: Ziad Musslimani
Title: Nonlinear Waves with Broken Time-Reversal Symmetry
Affiliation: Florida State University
Date: Friday, September 4, 2015
Place and Time: Room 101, Love Building, 3:35-4:30 pm
Refreshments: Room 204, Love Building, 3:00 pm

Abstract. In this talk we shall consider linear and nonlinear wave propagation in media with broken time-reversal symmetry. In particular, we will introduce the concept of parity-time (PT) symmetry and its applications to optics such as unidirectional invisibility. An integrable PT symmetric nonlinear Schrodinger equation will be introduced and the inverse scattering problem will be solved using a novel left-right Riemann-Hilbert problem.