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1998 Fall Central Section Meeting
Chicago, IL, September 1213, 1998
Meeting #935
Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS
susan@math.northwestern.edu
Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations

Saturday September 12, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations, I
Room 1014, Lewis Center
Organizers:
GuiQiang Chen, Northwestern University gqchen@math.nwu.edu
Konstantina Trivisa, Northwestern University trivisa@math.nwu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Weak Continuity of Minors in Nonlinear Elasticity.
Irene Fonseca*, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
(9353592)

9:30 a.m.
Undercompressive shocks in a model of thin film motion.
Michael Shearer*, North Carolina State University
(93535238)

10:00 a.m.
Existence of Entropy Solutions to the Compressible Euler Equations.
Philippe G. LeFloch*, Ecole Polytechnique
(93535232)

10:30 a.m.
Bifurcation of Nonclassical Viscous Shock Profiles from the Constant State.
Arthur V. Azevedo, Universidade de Brasilia
Dan Marchesin, Instituto de Matem\'atica Pura e Aplicada
Bradley J. Plohr*, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Kevin Zumbrun, Indiana University
(93535203)

Saturday September 12, 1998, 3:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations, II
Room 1014, Lewis Center
Organizers:
GuiQiang Chen, Northwestern University gqchen@math.nwu.edu
Konstantina Trivisa, Northwestern University trivisa@math.nwu.edu

3:00 p.m.
A Proof of Existence of Perturbed Steady Transonic Shocks via a Free Boundary Problem .
Suncica Canic, University of Houston
Barbara Lee Keyfitz*, University of Houston
Gary M. Lieberman, Iowa State University
(9353560)

3:30 p.m.
Fully nonlinear stochastic partial differential equations.
Panagiotis E. Souganidis*, Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin
(9353591)

4:00 p.m.
On the asymptotic behavior of entropy solutions to hyperbolic conservation laws.
Hermano Frid Neto*, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
(93535114)

4:30 p.m.
Relaxation to the equations of isothermal elastodynamics.
Athanasios E. Tzavaras*, Univ. of Wisconsin
(9353598)

5:00 p.m.
Relaxation Approximations to PDEs.
Shi Jin*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Markos Katsoulakis, University of Massachusetts
Zhouping Xin, Courant Institute
(93565198)

5:30 p.m.
Global Solutions and Asymptotic Behavior of Nonlinear Magnetohydrodynamics.
GuiQiang Chen, Northwestern University
Dehua Wang*, University of California at Santa Barbara
(93535179)

6:00 p.m.
Thin film equations: existence and properties of steady states.
Richard S. Laugesen*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
Mary C. Pugh, University of Pennsylvania
(9353522)

Sunday September 13, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations, III
Room 1014, Lewis Center
Organizers:
GuiQiang Chen, Northwestern University gqchen@math.nwu.edu
Konstantina Trivisa, Northwestern University trivisa@math.nwu.edu

9:00 a.m.
Shock Waves , General Relativity, and Astrophysics.
Joel A Smoller*, University of Michigan
(9353587)

9:30 a.m.
Boundary formation in linear elasticity.
Michael Renardy*, Virginia Tech
David L Russell, Virginia Tech
(9353589)

10:00 a.m.
Macroscopic Dynamics of Electrorheological Suspensions.
Markos A. Katsoulakis*, University of Massachusetts
Fernando Reitich, University of Minnesota
(93535216)

10:30 a.m.
Liouville theorems for the degenerate Laplace equations and their applications.
James Serrin, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
Henghui Zou*, Department of Mathematics, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(93535211)

Sunday September 13, 1998, 3:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations.
Room 1014, Lewis Center
Organizers:
GuiQiang Chen, Northwestern University gqchen@math.nwu.edu
Konstantina Trivisa, Northwestern University trivisa@math.nwu.edu

3:00 p.m.
Large amplitude nonlinear acoustic waves without shocks.
Rodolfo R Rosales*, MIT
(93535209)

3:30 p.m.
The Onset of Chaos in Vortex Sheet RollUp.
Robert Krasny*, University of Michigan
Monika Nitsche, Tufts University
(93576107)

4:00 p.m.
Continuum mechanics, exterior calculus, and hyperelasticity.
David H Wagner*, University of Houston
(93573217)

4:30 p.m.
Mathematical Modeling of Frontal Polymerization.
Vladimir A Volpert*, Northwestern University
(93535200)

5:00 p.m.
Interface Dynamics in Microstructure Evolution .
Qing Nie*, Dept. of Math. , U. of Chicago
(93565212)

5:30 p.m.
A Unified Construction of Variational Methods for the Nonlinear Schr\"odinger Equation.
Alexander L. Zubarev*, Department of Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907
Yeong E. Kim, Department of Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 479071397
(9358250)

6:00 p.m.
Blowup of Solutions to Semilinear Wave Equations in High Space Dimensions.
Hengli Jiao*, Jackson
(93535153)
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