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1998 Spring Central Section Meeting
Manhattan, KS, March 2728, 1998
Meeting #932
Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS
susan@math.northwestern.edu
Special Session on Nonlinear Problems

Friday March 27, 1998, 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Problems, I
Room 131, Cardwell Hall
Organizers:
Lev Kapitanski, Kansas State University levkapit@math.ksu.edu
Eugene Wayne, Pennsylvania State University

9:00 a.m.
Global existence and global nonexistence of solutions of the Cauchy problem for a nonlinearly dampedwave equation.
Howard A. Levine*, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
S. R. Park, Kiemung University, Teagu, Korea
James B. Serrin, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455
(93235135)

9:30 a.m.
Nonlinearity versus linearity in ridge approximation.
Konstantin I. Oskolkov*, Department of Mathematics, USC
(93241163)

10:00 a.m.
Optimal heat kernel estimates for Schr\"odinger operators with magnetic fields in two dimensions.
Michael P Loss*, School of Mathematics, Georgia Tech, Atlanta GA, 303320160
Bernd Thaller, Institut fuer Mathematik, Universitaet Graz, Austria
(9328189)

10:30 a.m.
Discussion

Friday March 27, 1998, 2:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Problems, II
Room 131, Cardwell Hall
Organizers:
Lev Kapitanski, Kansas State University levkapit@math.ksu.edu
Eugene Wayne, Pennsylvania State University

2:30 p.m.
Asymptotic structures in nonlinear wave equations.
Jerry L. Bona*, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712
(93235232)

3:00 p.m.
Stability of traveling waves in birefringent fiber optics.
Keith S Promislow*, Simon Fraer University
Yi A Li, U. of Minnesota
(93235124)

3:30 p.m.
Evans function analysis in the essential spectrum.
Robert A. Gardner*, Mathematics Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003
(93235136)

4:00 p.m.
Geometry of singular solutions and selfreplicating pulses in the 1D GrayScott model.
Tasso J. Kaper*, Boston University
(93235149)

4:30 p.m.
Longtime asymptotics for the KuramotoSivashinsky equation in a circular domain.
Vladimir V Varlamov*, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
(9323553)

5:00 p.m.
Discussion

Saturday March 28, 1998, 9:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Problems, III
Room 131, Cardwell Hall
Organizers:
Lev Kapitanski, Kansas State University levkapit@math.ksu.edu
Eugene Wayne, Pennsylvania State University

9:30 a.m.
Discussion

10:00 a.m.
Convergence of the vanishing viscosity approximation for superpositions of confined eddies.
Milton C Lopes, Filho, IMECCUNICAMP
Helena J. NussenzveigLopes, IMECCUNICAMP
Yuxi Zheng*, Indiana University
(93235122)

10:30 a.m.
CahnHilliard description of secondary flows of a viscous incompressible fluid in an unbounded domain.
Guido Schneider*, University Hannover
(93235123)

Saturday March 28, 1998, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Problems, IV
Room 131, Cardwell Hall
Organizers:
Lev Kapitanski, Kansas State University levkapit@math.ksu.edu
Eugene Wayne, Pennsylvania State University

2:30 p.m.
Index theorems and the Heisenberg caluclus.
Charles L. Epstein*, U. of Penn
(93258150)

3:00 p.m.
On Limits of Rescaling.
Igor Y Rodnianski*, Kansas State University
(93235198)

3:30 p.m.
Evolution semigroups for infinite dimensional cocycles.
Yuri Latushkin*, University of Missouri
(93234119)

4:00 p.m.
Invariant Tori for periodically perturbed planar oscillators.
Carmen Chicone*, University of Missouri
(9325828)

4:30 p.m.
Discussion
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