IMA Conference on Nonlinearity and Coherent Structures

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 10:32am to Friday, July 8, 2011 - 10:32am

Nonlinear phenomena are ubiquitous in the natural world. Very often the nonlinearity coexists with a degree
of order, and the associated coherent structures offer a solid reference point for theory and experiments. A
noteworthy example are the so-called solitons, localised waves propagating nonlinearly and yet displaying
many features of linearity. The theoretical developments in the field of nonlinear evolution phenomena and
the mathematical study of coherent structures are relevant to many disparate fields, including nonlinear
optics, random media, atmosphere and ocean dynamics, general relativity, high‐energy particle physics,
plasma physics, fluid and solid mechanics, Bose-Einstein condensation, nonlinear electrical circuits, and
reaction-diffusion processes.

University of Reading, UK