Invariant manifolds of PDEs and applications.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Keller 3-180
Chongchun Zeng (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Invariant manifolds and foliations have become very useful tools in
dynamical systems. For infinite dimensional systems generated by
evolutionary PDEs, the mere existence of these structures is
non-trivial compared to those of ODEs due to issues such as the
non-existence of backward (in time) solutions of some PDEs or
nonlinear terms causing derivative losses. In addition to systematic
generalization of the standard theory, often specific treatment has to
be adopted based on the structure of the PDEs under consideration. We
will briefly go through the general invariant manifold theory,
followed by a few concrete PDEs. Also, applications to singular
perturbations and homoclinic orbits for PDEs will be discussed.


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6. Unstable manifolds of Euler equations, Z. Lin and C. Zeng, 
avalaible at

7. Inviscid dynamical structures near Couette flow, Z. Lin and C. 
Zeng, ARMA and also avalaible at

8. Existence and persistence of invariant manifolds for semiflows in 
Banach space, P. Bates, K. Lu, and C. Zeng, Memoirs of AMS

9. Approximately invariant manifolds and global dynamics of spike 
states, P. Bates, K. Lu, and C. Zeng, Inventiones mathematicae

10. Invariant manifolds around soliton manifolds for the nonlinear ¨Klein-Gordon equation, Kenji Nakanishi, Wilhelm Schla, SIAM Math. Anal. and also avalaible at
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