Event Type:

Department Colloquium

Date/Time:

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00

Location:

Zoom

Guest Speaker:

Institution:

University of Cincinnati

Abstract:

Riemann-Hilbert problems provide a powerful analytical tool to study various problems in pure and applied mathematics. In particular, they provide analogues of integral representations for solutions of integrable nonlinear wave equations (e.g. the Korteweg-de Vries equation), from which we can extract detailed information about the wave field with the aid of nonlinear asymptotic analysis methods. In this talk, I will describe the role of Riemann-Hilbert problems in studying solutions of nonlinear wave equations and discuss recent results on so-called rogue waves obtained using this approach.

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