Previous Drexel PDE/Applied Math Seminars




Schedule, Winter/Spring 2012:

February 7th, 2012 (11:00AM)
A Rigorous Justification of the Modulation Approximation to the 2D Full Water Wave Problem
Nathan Totz, Duke University

February 21st, 2012 (11:00AM)
Concatenated Traveling Waves
Steve Schecter, North Carolina State University

February 28th, 2012 (11:00AM)
Regularity Properties of Green Functions in Non-smooth Domains.
Irina Mitrea, Temple University

March 6th, 2012 (11:00AM)
Transmission Eigenvalues in Inverse Scattering Theory
Fioralba Cakoni, University of Delaware

March 13th, 2012 (11:00AM)
Ill-posedness of a weakly Dispersive Boussinesq System
Ming Chen, University of Pittsburgh

March 20th, 2012 (11:00AM)
Bounds on the Growth of High Sobolev Norms of Solutions to Nonlinear Schrodinger Equations
Vedran Sohinger, University of Pennsylvania

April 10th, 2012 (12:00PM)
Asymptotic stability of solitary waves in a water wave model with indefinite variational structure
Bob Pego, Carnegie Mellon University

April 24th, 2012 (1:00PM)
Nonresonance on the boundary and strong solutions of elliptic equations with nonlinear boundary conditions
Nsoki Mavinga, Swarthmore

May 22nd, 2012 (1:00PM)
Overlapping patches for dynamic surface problems
Carlo Fazioli, NJIT

June 5th, 2012 (1:00PM)
Scattering of electromagnetic waves by thin, high-contrast dielectrics
David Ambrose, Drexel University


Schedule, Fall 2011:

September 27th, 2011 (3:00PM)
Well-posedness Issues in Degenerate Dispersive Equations
Doug Wright, Drexel University

October 11th, 2011 (3:00PM)
The Analogy of Phantom Traffic Jams and Detonation Waves
Benjamin Seibold, Temple University

October 18th, 2011 (3:00PM)
Singularities & Global Existence in the Derivative Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation: A Preliminary Report
Gideon Simpson, University of Minnesota

November 8th, 2011 (3:00PM)
Jeremy Bellay, University of Maryland


Schedule, Winter/Spring 2011:

January 10th, 2011 (1:00PM)
Rare events in nonlinear optics
Richard O. Moore, NJIT

February 7th, 2011 (1:00PM)
Sharp stability results in two-layer stratified shallow water
Paul Milewski, University of Wisconsin

February 18th, 2011 (1:00PM)
Vortex liquids and the Ginzburg-Landau equations
Daniel Spirn, University of Minnesota

February 21st, 2011 (1:00PM)
Leonid Berlyand, Pennsylvania State University

February 28th, 2011 (1:00PM)
Sebastien Motsch, University of Maryland

March 7th, 2011 (1:00PM)
Diffraction through a periodic aperture array in a perfect conductor
Hwan Yong Lee, Drexel University

April 8th, 2011 (11:00AM)
Brother, can you spare a compacton?
Philip Rosenau, Tel-Aviv University

April 25th, 2011 (2:00PM)
Multiscale discontinuous Galerkin methods and applications
Wei Wang, Florida International University


Schedule, Fall 2010:

September 27th, 2010 (2:00PM)
Well-posedness of the Hele-Shaw-Cahn-Hilliard system
Xiaoming Wang, Florida State University

October 18th, 2010 (2:00PM)
The problem of multiple integrals in Calculus of Variations
Yury Grobovsky, Temple University

October 25th, 2010 (2:00PM)
Constructing reflecting and refracting surfaces using the Legendre transform
Cristian Gutierrez, Temple University

November 1st, 2010 (2:00PM)
Yves Capdeboscq, Oxford/Princeton

November 8th, 2010 (2:00PM)
Topics in integrable curve dynamics
Ronald K. Perline, Drexel University

November 15th, 2010 (2:00PM)
Computing with singular and nearly singular integrals
Tom Beale, Duke University

November 22nd, 2010 (2:00PM)
The inviscid limit of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations for flows with nondecaying vorticity
Elaine Cozzi, Drexel University


Schedule, Winter/Spring 2010:

February 15th, 2010 (1:00PM)
Coupled generalized nonlinear Stokes Flow with flow through a porous media
Vince Ervin, Clemson

March 8th, 2010 (1:00PM)
3D Navier-Stokes and Euler equations with uniformly large initial vorticity
Alex Mahalov, Arizona State

March 15th, 2010 (1:00PM)
Stability of traveling water waves: resonant perturbations
Ben Akers, University of Illinois-Chicago

April 5th, 2010 (1:00PM)
Planar radial spots in a three-component FitzHugh-Nagumo System
Peter van Heijster, Brown University

April 15th, 2010 (2:30PM, in AEL 279)
Magma Dynamics: Coherent Structures and Constitutive Relationships
Gideon Simpson, University of Toronto

April 19th, 2010 (2:00 PM, in Korman 245)
Surface waves on water with surface tension
Shu-Ming Sun, VPI


Schedule, Fall 2009:

October 19th, 2009 (2:00 PM)
A Class of Vortex Filament Solitons in Fluids, Plasmas and Superconductors
Ronald K. Perline, Drexel University

October 26th, 2009 (1:00 PM)
Computation of time-periodic solutions of nonlinear PDE
Jon Wilkening, UC Berkeley

November 2nd, 2009 (2:00 PM)
A system of ODEs for a perturbation of a minimal mass soliton
Sarah Raynor, Wake Forest

November 16th, 2009 (2:00 PM)
The stability of finite-genus solutions of the KdV equation
Bernard Deconinck, University of Washington

November 19th, 2009 (Time TBA)
Title TBA
Anna Mazzucato, Pennsylvania State University

November 23rd, 2009 (Time TBA)
Solitary-wave solutions of systems of nonlinear dispersive wave equations
Hongqiu Chen, University of Memphis


Schedule, Winter/Spring 2009:

February 2nd, 2009 (4:00PM)
Diffusive synchronization of oscillations
Arnd Scheel, University of Minnesota

February 9th, 2009 (2:00PM)
Efficient numerical computation of fluid interfaces with soluble surfactant
Michael Siegel, New Jersey Institute of Technology

March 13th, 2009 (1:00PM) (Note the unusual day/time)
Waves in Excitable Media with Periodic Forcing
John Wesley Cain, Virginia Commonwealth University

April 13th, 2009 (2:00PM)
Non-homogeneous Boundary Value Problems of Nonlinear Dispersive Wave Equations
Bing-Yu Zhang, University of Cincinnati

April 27th, 2009 (2:00PM)
Global Existence for Small Data Water Waves
Nader Masmoudi, Courant Institute

May 11th, 2009 (2:00PM)
Local attractors in a low-dimension model for pulsed-lasers
Ted Farnum, Kean University

June 8th, 2009 (2:00PM)
Optimal finite-difference grids for Neumann-to-Dirichlet operators
Vladimir Druskin, Schlumberger-Doll Research

June 22nh, 2009 (2:00PM)
Cavitation in Nonlinear Elasticity: Existence Theory and Numerical Methods
Pablo V. Negron-Marrero, University of Puerto Rico


Schedule, Fall 2008:

October 10th, 2008 (4:00PM)
Stability of surface waves on deep water
Diane Henderson, Pennsylvania State University

October 17th, 2008 (4:00PM)
Numerical simulations of surface water waves
Philippe Guyenne, University of Delaware

October 24th, 2008 (4:00PM)
Cloaking and near-cloaking of electromagnetic waves
Michael Vogelius, Rutgers University

November 3rd, 2008 (4:00PM)
Debye sources and the numerical solution of Maxwell's equations
Charlie Epstein, University of Pennsylvania

November 13th, 2008 (11:00AM)
Physics-based modeling of measurement correlations
Guillaume Bal, Columbia University

November 21st, 2008 (4:00PM)
Nonlinear stability of time-periodic viscous shocks
Margaret Beck, Brown University

December 5th, 2008 (1:00PM)
The vanishing viscosity limit for incompressible flows and the expanding domain problem
Helena Nussenzveig Lopes, University of Campinas