NCTS(South) Seminar

DATE2015-02-04 15:30-16:30


SPEAKERProf. Bernard Deconinck(Applied Mathematics, University of Washington

TITLEHigh-Frequency Instabilities of Hamiltonian PDEs

ABSTRACT I will present a general theory of high-frequency instabilities of traveling wave solutions of Hamiltonian PDEs. Such instabilities can be characterized completely by the dispersion relation of the problem and by the coefficients of the quadratic part of the Hamiltonian.