
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES 

January 30, 2015  
Overview

Monday, May 2  
9:3010:00  Onsite Registration and Morning Coffee 
10:0011:00  Alex Himonas (University of Notre Dame) The Cauchy problem of weakly dispersive equations 
11:0012:00  Atanas Stefanov (University of Kansas)
Wellposedness and small data scattering for the generalized Ostrovsky equation 
12:001:30  Lunch Break 
1:302:30  John Hunter (University of California) Waves with constant frequency 
2:303:30  Didier Pilod (Federal University of Rio
de Janeiro) On HirotaSatsuma's equation 
3:304:30  Eugene Wayne (Boston University) Asymptotic Stability of the Toda msolitons 
4:305:30  Zhijun Qiao (University of Texas  Pan
American) Negative order KdV equation and its soliton and kink solutions 
5:306:30  Reception (Fields Atrium) 
Tuesday, May 3  
9:3010:00  Morning Coffee 
10:0011:00  Guido Schneider (University of Stuttgart)
Why makes the NLS equation correct predictions beyond its range of validity? 
11:0012:00  Alessandro Selvitella (McMaster University) Some problems concerning a Quasilinear Schroedinger Equation 
12:001:30  Lunch Break 
1:302:30  Tobias Schafer (City University of New
York) The NLSE and SPE as approximations of a nonlinear wave equation 
2:303:30  Nathan Kutz (University of Washington)
Modeling ModeLocked Lasers in the Few Femtosecond Regime 
3:304:30  YeoJin Chung (Southern Methodist University)
Strong Collapse Turbulence in Quintic Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation 
4:305:30  Slim Ibrahim (University of Victoria) On sharp scattering threshold for the focusing critical NLS & NLKG equations 
6:008:00  Workshop Dinner 
Wednesday, May 4  
9:3010:00  Morning Coffee 
10:0011:00  Mathieu Colin (University of Bordeaux) Laser Plasma interactions: Zakharov's System and solitary waves 
11:0012:00  Walter Craig (McMaster University) Birkhoff normal forms for the problem of water waves 
12:002:00  Lunch Break 
2:002:30  Seungly Oh (University of Kansas) On quadratic Schroedinger equations in 1D: a normal form approach 
2:303:00  Anton Sakovich (McMaster University) Wave breaking in the OstrovskyHunter equation 
3:003:30  Coffee Break 
3:304:30  Feride Tiglay (Fields Institute) Integrable evolution equations on spaces of tensor densities and their peakon solutions 
4:305:00  Edwin Ding (University of Washington) HighEnergy Passive ModeLocking with the Sinusoidal GinzburgLandau Model 
5:005:30  Matt Williams (University of Washington)
A Reduced Order Model for the MultiPulse Transition in ModeLocked Lasers 
Thursday, May 5  
9:3010:00  Morning Coffee 
10:0011:00  Nick Constanzino (Pennsylvania State University)
Analysis of solitary waves of the regularized short pulse equation 
11:0011:30  Levent Kurt (City University of New York) Randomness and Stochastic Short Pulse Equation 
End of Workshop

Full Name  University Name 
Andrews, Rob  (no affiliation) 
Ayala, Diego  McMaster University 
Betti, Matthew  McMaster University 
Chung, Yeojin  Southern Methodist University 
Colin, Mathieu  University of Bordeaux 1 
Craig, Walter  McMaster University 
Ding, Edwin  University of Washington 
Himonas, Alex  University of Notre Dame 
Hunter, John K.  University of California 
Ibrahim, Slim  University of Victoria 
Kurt, Levent  Baruch College, The City University of New York 
Kutz, J. Nathan  University of Washington 
Lyaghfouri, Abdeslem  University of Toronto at Mississauga 
Oh, Seungly  University of Kansas 
Pelinovsky, Dmitry  McMaster University 
Pilod, Didier  Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro  Ilha do Fundão 
Ponomarev, Dmitry  McMaster University 
Qiao, Zhijun  University of TexasPan American 
Rogers, Nick  McMaster University 
Sakovich, Anton  McMaster University 
Schäfer, Tobias  City University of New York 
Schneider, Guido  University of Stuttgart 
Selvitella, Alessandro  McMaster University 
Stefanov, Atanas  University of Kansas 
Tiglay, Feride  The Fields Institute 
Wayne, C. Eugene  Boston University 
Williams, Matthew  University of Washington 