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Department of Mathematical Sciences


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Applied Mathematics Seminars: A two-soliton with transient turbulent regime for a focusing cubic nonlinear half-wave equation on the real line

Presented by Oana Pocovnicu, Heriot-Watt University

17 November 2017 14:00 in CM219

In this talk we consider a nonlocal focusing cubic half-wave equation on the real line. Evolution problems with nonlocal dispersion naturally arise in physical settings which include models for wave turbulence, continuum limits of lattice systems, and gravitational collapse. The goal of the talk is to present the construction of an asymptotic global-in-time modulated two-soliton solution of small mass, which exhibits the following two regimes: (i) a turbulent regime characterized by an explicit growth of high Sobolev norms on a finite time interval, followed by (ii) a stabilized regime in which the high Sobolev norms remain stationary large forever in time. This talk is based on joint work with P. Gerard (Orsay, France), E. Lenzmann (Basel, Switzerland), and P. Raphael (Nice, France).

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This seminar series is the continuation of the Numerical Analysis Seminar series that ran until August 2016. This change of name reflects the broader interests of the Applied Mathematics group (note that the Mathematical and Theoretical Particle Physics group also has a seminar series).

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