Speaker: Björn Sandstede, Brown University
Title: Localized patterns in the Swift-Hohenberg equation
I will discuss localized stationary 1D and 2D structures such as hexagon patches, localized radial target patterns, and localized 1D rolls in the Swift-Hohenberg equation. All these solutions exhibit snaking: in parameter space, the localized states lie on a vertical sine-shaped bifurcation curve so that the width of the underlying periodic pattern, such as hexagons or rolls, increases as we move up along the bifurcation curve. I will give an overview of recent analytical and numerical work in which this phenomenon is investigated.
Time: Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Place: Science and Tech I, Room 242
Department of Mathematical Sciences
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 3F2
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
Tel. 703-993-1460, Fax. 703-993-1491