July 12, 2024

Workshop on Bifurcation Theory and Spatio-Temporal Pattern Formation in PDE
December 11-13, 2003

Workshop Organizers:

Anna T. Lawniczak (Guelph)
Wayne Nagata
Victor G. LeBlanc (Ottawa)
N. Sri Namachchivaya
(Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Description of Workshop

Nonlinear phenomena and the formation of spatio-temporal patterns play an increasingly important role in current research on partial differential equations. Progress in the past quarter-century in the development of equivariant bifurcation theory and the theory of mode interactions and deterministic chaos has made possible a better understanding of spatio-temporal patterns in a wide variety of physical and biological contexts. This Workshop will contribute to the Thematic Program along this important direction of current research and will complement the related Workshop on Patterns in Physics, November 14-18, 2003. Recent progress in equivariant bifurcation theory for Hamiltonian systems and in particular the Hamiltonian-Hopf bifurcation also will be addressed in the Workshop, thus providing a segue to the winter-spring component of the Thematic Program on PDE's.

The Workshop will be dedicated to Professor William Langford, one of the pioneering researchers in the field of bifurcation theory in Canada. At the banquet on Friday evening, we will recognize his fundamental contributions and leadership in bifurcation theory and pattern formation, and acknowledge his service to the Canadian mathematical community, on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

The Workshop is financially sponsored and hosted by The Fields Institute. The USA National Science Foundation and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph provide additional financial support..

Invited Speakers

Sue Ann Campbell (Waterloo)
John Chadam (Pittsburgh)
Walter Craig (McMaster)
Michael Dellnitz (Paderborn)
Mike Field (Houston)
Leon Glass (Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics, McGill)
Martin Golubitsky (Houston)
John Guckenheimer (Cornell)
George Haller (MIT)
Philip Holmes (Princeton)
Gerard Iooss (Institut Non-Linéaire, Nice)
Yannis Kevrekidis (Princeton)
Barbara Keyfitz (Houston)
Edgar Knobloch (Leeds)
Martin Krupa (New Mexico State University)
Jeroen Lamb (Imperial College, London)
Ian Melbourne (Surrey)
Stephen Morris (Toronto)
Mary Pugh (Toronto)
Mark Roberts (Surrey)
Andre Vanderbauwhede (Gent)
Jianhong Wu (York)
James Yorke (Maryland)
Pei Yu (UWO)

Financial support

Funding support is available for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to partially cover local expenses and travel. Application deadline: November 14, 2003.


Online registration for this event is now closed. On-site registration will be available at the event.

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