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Thursday, April 19, 2018

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Lump and interaction solutions to an extended \((2+1)\)-dimensional Boussinesq equation
Hui Wang
Shanghai Maritime University
Shanghai, China
2:00pm-3:00pm
NES 104

Abstract

I will briefly talk about lump and interaction solutions to nonlinear partial differential equations. The example I will focus on is an extended \((2+1)\)-dimensional Boussinesq equation, whose lump and interaction solutions will be explored.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

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Derive longtime asymptotics of the MKdV equation by Painlevé II
Fudong Wang
2:00pm-3:00pm
NES 104

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We will discuss longtime asymptotics for the MKdV equation by the isomonodromy deformation of the second Painlevé equation.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

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On some 2D orthogonal \(q\)-polynomials
Ruiming Zhang
Northwest A&F University
PR China
2:00pm-3:00pm
NES 104

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This talk is based on a joint work with Professor Mourad E. H. Ismail recently published on AMS Transactions, in which we have generalized several families of 2D orthogonal polynomials used in probability theory and physics (a.k.a. Zernike polynomials). In this talk, I introduce two \(q\)-analogues of the 2D-Hermite polynomials that are polynomials in two complex variables. For both families, I present explicit formulas, raising and lowering operator relations, generating functions, and Rodrigues formulas. These \(q\)-orthogonal polynomials also have unexpected connections to the theory of integer partitions.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

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The factorization problem on a fixed cross
Yuan Zhou
2:00pm-3:00pm
NES 104

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The factorization problem on a fixed cross is solved explicitly in terms of parabolic cylinder functions. The solution is then used to present the longtime asymptotics of the mKdV equation.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

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Evaluating integrals on two crosses in oscillatory Riemann-Hilbert problems by the steepest descent method
Xiang Gu
2:00pm-3:00pm
NES 104

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With the help of the Cauchy operators, we will discuss how to separate contributions from two crosses in a contour, and explore long-time asymptotic behavior of the corresponding integrals.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Spring Break — no seminar this week.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

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Steepest descent method for oscillatory Riemann-Hilbert problems with truncated contours II
Fudong Wang
2:00pm-3:00pm
NES 104

Thursday, March 1, 2018

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Steepest descent method for oscillatory Riemann-Hilbert problems with truncated contours
Fudong Wang
2:00pm-3:00pm
NES 104

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We will discuss how to use the Cauchy operator and apply its properties, say, \(L^2\) boundedness, to convert argumented Riemann-Hilbert problems to truncated Riemann-Hilbert problems with controlled error terms.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

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Studies on exact solutions of partial differential and differential-difference equations
Yongli Sun
Beijing University of Chemical Technology
PR China
2:00pm-3:00pm
NES 104

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In this seminar, I will briefly introduce my recent research. One is about exact solutions of some partial differential equations, based on the transformed rational function method. The other is about soliton solutions to the Blaszak-Marciniak lattice II, by the Darboux transformation.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

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A matrix spectral problem based on \(\mathrm{so}(3,R)\) and its associated soliton hierarchy
Sumayah Batwa
2:00pm-3:00pm
NES 104

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In this talk, I will discuss a spectral problem associated with the real Lie algebra \(\mathrm{so}(3,R)\) and generate a hierarchy of soliton equations from zero curvature equations linked with the spectral problem. Moreover, I will give an illustrative example of soliton equations with a bi-Hamiltonian structure.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

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Contour deformation in oscillatory Riemann-Hilbert problems associated with the mKdV equation III
Fudong Wang
2:00pm-3:00pm
NES 104

Thursday, February 1, 2018

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Nonlocal symmetries with pseudopotentials
Xiazhi Hao
East China Normal University
2:00pm-3:00pm
NES 104

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In this talk, I will discuss nonlocal symmetries by including pseudopotentials, which are equivalent to Lie point symmetries of a prolonged system. Moreover, I will show that through the transformations resulted from nonlocal symmetries, exact solutions to the original system can be generated.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

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Contour deformation in oscillatory Riemann-Hilbert problems associated with the mKdV equation II
Fudong Wang
2:00pm-3:00pm
NES 104

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Contour deformation in oscillatory Riemann-Hilbert problems associated with the mKdV equation
Fudong Wang
2:00pm-3:00pm
NES 104

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I will discuss about how to extend oscillatory Riemann-Hilbert problems to an augmented contour. The focus will be on how to apply the steepest descent method introduced by Percy Deift and Xin Zhou to analyze long time asymptotics for the mKdV equation.