Northwestern University

Apr
19
Fri 4:00 PM

Colloquium: Edgar Knobloch : Spatially Localized Structures in Driven Dissipative Systems: Theory and Applications

When: Friday, April 19, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Where: Technological Institute, L211, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Yassaman   847.491.7650

Group: Physics and Astronomy Colloquia

Category: Academic

Description:

Spatially localized structures arise frequently in driven dissipative
systems. In this lecture I will describe a number of examples from
different physical systems, followed by a discussion of the basic
ideas behind the phenomenon of nonlinear self-localization that
is responsible for their existence. I will illustrate these ideas
using a simple phenomenological model and explain why the
qualitative predictions of this model help us understand the
properties of much more complicated systems exhibiting spatial
localization, including those arising in fluid mechanics.

 

 

Seminar Speaker: Edgar Knobloch, UC Berkeley

 Host: Motter

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Seminar, Colloquium

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