Applied Math Seminar with Dr. Bjorn Sandstede from Brown University, "Localized planar patterns"
- Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
- Wilson Hall, 1-144 - view map
Dr. Bjorn Sandstede (Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University) will present his talk on localized planar patterns at the Applied Mathematics seminar. Spatially localized planar patterns arise in many natural processes: buckled shells, spots in autocatalytic chemical reactions, crime hotspots, localized fluid structures, and vegetation spots are prominent examples that have attracted much attention. Despite appearing on vastly different scales, these structures often share similar features and properties, and mathematical techniques can help us understand their properties across different systems. In this talk, I will highlight the use of analytical and geometric dynamical-systems techniques to better understand how the shape and form of localized patterns is determined in continuum and discrete media.
- Department of Mathematical Sciences