Dispersive shock waves

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 10:15am - 11:05am
Mark Hoefer (University of Colorado)
Quantum tunneling corresponds to the transmission of a particle with non-negligible probability through a barrier that a classical particle could not pass. This linear concept has previously been generalized to nonlinear waves and solitons incident upon an externally imposed barrier. Here, the concept of hydrodynamic tunneling is introduced whereby solitons can be transmitted through nonlinear wavetrains of hydrodynamic origin.
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