Dispersive Hydrodynamics: The Mathematics of Dispersive Shock Waves and Applications (15w5045)


(University of Colorado, Boulder)

Gino Biondini (State University of New York at Buffalo)

Gennady El (Loughborough University)

(University of Colorado, Boulder)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Dispersive Hydrodynamics: The Mathematics of Dispersive Shock Waves and Applications" workshop from May 17th to May 22nd, 2015.

Thunder, the crack of a whip, and the boom heard from a jet plane
surpassing the speed of sound are familiar occurrences in human
experience and all result from the generation of viscous shock waves
in air. Dispersive shock waves, the subject of this meeting, are of a
very different type, lacking dissipation and realized as expanding,
oscillatory disturbances in a dispersive medium. Experts from
multiple areas of mathematics and physics will come together in order
to study the emerging field of dispersive hydrodynamics. These
systems are attracting rapidly growing interest across a broad range
of theoretical and experimental research ranging from ocean waves to
fibre optics and superfluid dynamics.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).