Nonlinear Differential Equations,
Mechanics and Bifurcation.
A Conference in Honor of David G. Schaeffer.

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Program

Monday, May 20th
Tuesday, May 21st
Wednesday, May 22nd
8:30-8:50
Registration and Coffee
8:50-9:00
Welcoming Remarks
8:30-9:00 Coffee and
Conference Group Photo
8:30-9:00 Coffee
9:00-9:40
P. Holmes
Globally coupled oscillator networks
9:00-9:40
S. Antman
Analytic consequences of incompressibility
9:00-9:40
R. McLaughlin
Averaging in temporally varying flows and homogenization of gravity currents in porous media
9:40-10:20
S. Coppersmith
Statistical characterizations of
disordered materials
9:40-10:20
J. Ball
The Euler-Lagrange equation and minimizers in elastostatics
9:40-10:20
E. B. Pitman
Simulation-based risk management of data for rapid mass flows
10:20-10:35 Coffee Break
10:20-10:35 Coffee Break
10:20-10:35 Coffee Break
Contributed Talks
10:35-10:55
M.Renardy

Breakup of viscoelastic liquid jets under surface tension
11:00-11:20
M. Bocea
Equi-integrability results for 3D-2D dimensional reduction problems
11:25-11:45
J. Shi
Global bifurcations branches of Neumann boundary value problems

Contributed Talks
10:35-10:55
J. Socolar
Directed force chain networks and stresses in granular materials
10:55-11:15
S. Lafortune
Instability of local deformations of
an elastic rod
11:20-11:40
M. Ben Amar
Solid cavitation

11:40-12:00
A. Panchenko
Effective acoustic models of porous media
12:00-12:20
C. Zeng
Wave equations under strong constraining forces
Contributed Talks
10:35-10:55
J. Fehribach
The use of computers in proving
theorems in differential equations
10:55-11:15
G. Karolyi
Kinematics of growing curves: Models of fungal hyphae
11:20-11:40
A. Kurganov
Central-upwind schemes for systems of balance laws
11:40-12:00
H. Merdan
Decay of solutions to nonlinear
parabolic equations: Renormalization Group and...


11:45-1:10 Lunch
12:20-1:30 Lunch
12:00-1:10 Lunch
1:10-1:50
D. McLaughlin
Architecture and dynamics of the primary visual cortex
1:30-2:10
G. Hunt
The axially-compressed cylinder: an exemplar for buckling and bifurcation
1:10-1:50
R. Cortez
The blob projection method for fluid/interface computations
1:50-2:30
M. Silber
Faraday wave pattern formation

2:10-2:50
S. Canic
A model of blood flow through the
abdominal aorta after endovascular repair
1:50-2:30
P. Gremaud
On various numerical issues in plasticity
2:30-2:40 Break
2:50-3:00 Break
2:30-2:40 Break
2:40-3:20
A. Lin
Resonant patterns in a chemical reaction-diffusion system
3:00-3:40
A. Goriely
Growth and dynamics of filamentous micoorganisms
2:40-3:20
B. Keyfitz
Singular shocks in a two-fluid model for bubbly flows
3:20-3:40 Tea
3:40-4:00 Tea
3:20-3:40 Tea
3:40-4:20
J. Bona
Theory and application of initial-
boundary value problems for nonlinear dispersive waves
4:00-5:30 Tours and free activities
3:40-4:20
R. Camassa
Nonlinearly dispersive water waves

5:00-7:30
Poster Session and Reception

6:30-11:00
Banquet

4:20-5:00
J. Guckenheimer
The forced van der Pol equation revisited






Poster Session (Monday 5:00-7:30 pm)
B. Ball
Displacement models for THUNDER actuators having general loads and BCs
A. Bertozzi
Fluid dynamics and image inpainting
H. Chen
Well-posedness of BBM-equation with periodic initial data
A. Chertock
On the Stability of a Class of Self-Similar Solutions to the filtration-absorption eqn
R. Clelland
Granular Flow in an Annulus
L. Kavitha
Painleve Singularity Structure Analysis of Landau-Lifshitz eqn in the Vector Form
J. Massad
An Energy-based Model for Hysteresis in Shape Memory Alloys
W. McHarris
Bell's Inequality and Nonlinear Dynamics
T. McMillen
Whip waves
C. Mitchell
A Two-Current Model for the Dynamics of Cardiac Membrane
J. Nealis
Robust Control of High Performance Nonlinear Smart Systems
I. Schwartz
Multi-scale continuum mechanics: From global bifurcations to noise induced... chaos
J. Selgrade
Attractors for Discrete Periodic Dynamical Systems and applications...
A. Shen
Granular jets
L. Smolka
The Axisymmetric Stretching of a Non-Newtonian Liquid Filament and...
A. Stepanyan
The quantum interaction of charged particles and monochromatic radiation...
J. Sur
Pinch-off transition of thin liquid films driven by Marangoni forces and gravity
X. Xu
Subharmonics for first order convex nonautonomous Hamiltonian systems
R. Zhou
The weak shear problem for nematic polymers
O. Zubelevich
On exponentially small effects in dynamical systems with small parameters