Multi-Dimensional Stability of Traveling Waves Through Rectangular Lattices

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 11:30am - 12:20pm
Keller 3-180
Hermen Jan Hupkes (Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden)
We consider general reaction diffusion systems posed on rectangular lattices in two or more spatial dimensions. We show that travelling wave solutions to such systems that propagate in rational directions are nonlinearly stable under small perturbations. We employ recently developed techniques involving point-wise Green's functions estimates for functional differential equations of mixed type (MFDEs), allowing our results to be applied even in situations where comparison principles are not available.

[This project is joint work with Erik van Vleck and Aaron Hoffman.]
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