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2000 Fall Southeastern Section Meeting
Birmingham, AL, November 1012, 2000
Meeting #960
Associate secretaries:
John L Bryant, AMS
bryant@math.fsu.edu
Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Applications

Friday November 10, 2000, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Applications, I
Room 144, Educational Building
Organizers:
Dehua Wang, University of Pittsburgh dwang@math.pitt.edu
Yanni Zeng, University of Alabama at Birmingham zeng@math.uab.edu

2:30 p.m.
Weak Solutions to a Nonlinear Variational Wave Equation.
Ping Zhang, Academia Sinica
Yuxi Zheng*, Indiana University
(96035182)

3:00 p.m.
WindDriven Ocean Circulation.
Reza MalekMadani*, U. S. Naval Academy
(9603526)

3:30 p.m.
Sharp WellPosedness Theory for the BBM Equation.
Jerry L Bona*, University of Texas at Austin
Nickolay Tzvetkov, Universit\'e de Paris Sud
(9603523)

4:00 p.m.
Wave Interactions in Nonlinear Elastic Strings.
Robin C Young*, Univ of Mass
(96035254)

4:30 p.m.
A discrete model for an illposed nonlinear parabolic PDE.
David G Schaeffer*, Duke University
(96035241)

5:00 p.m.
Nonlinear problems in magnetohydrodynamics and related equations.
Dehua Wang*, University of Pittsburgh
(96035226)

Saturday November 11, 2000, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Applications, II
Room 144, Educational Building
Organizers:
Dehua Wang, University of Pittsburgh dwang@math.pitt.edu
Yanni Zeng, University of Alabama at Birmingham zeng@math.uab.edu

8:30 a.m.
Renormalization Group and Scaling Methods in Differential Equations.
Gunduz Caginalp*, University of Pittsburgh
(9603540)

9:00 a.m.
LargeTime Behavior of Entropy Solutions with Large Oscillation for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws.
GuiQiang Chen*, Northwestern University
(96035216)

9:30 a.m.
Critical threshold phenomena in EulerPoisson equations.
Eitan Tadmor*, UCLA
(96035116)

10:00 a.m.
Recent results on the ChapmanEnskog expansion.
Marshall Slemrod*, UW Madison
(96035118)

10:30 a.m.
Cavitation in onedimensional compressible NavierStokes flows.
David C Hoff*, Indiana University
(9603530)

Saturday November 11, 2000, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Applications, III
Room 144, Educational Building
Organizers:
Dehua Wang, University of Pittsburgh dwang@math.pitt.edu
Yanni Zeng, University of Alabama at Birmingham zeng@math.uab.edu

3:00 p.m.
Waves in ferromagnetic materials.
Hans G Kaper*, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, USA
(96035124)

3:30 p.m.
Asymptotic Analysis of Fluid Mixing Equations in the Incompressible Limit.
James G Glimm*, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Hyeonseong Jin, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Marc Laforest, State University of New York at Stony Brook
(9603516)

4:00 p.m.
Extensions and Amplifications of a Traffic Model of Aw and Rascle.
James M Greenberg*, Carnegie Mellon University
(9603549)

4:30 p.m.
On Approximate Solutions to Some Transonic Flow Problems.
Gui Qiang Chen, Northwestern University
Pui Tak Kan*, IUPUI and Northwestern U.
(96035235)

5:00 p.m.
On the structure of the equations of elastodynamics.
Athanasios E Tzavaras*, Univ. of WisconsinMadison
(96035201)

5:30 p.m.
Fundamental Solutions and Nonlinear Stability of Shock Profiles.
Yanni Zeng*, University of Alabama at Birmingham
(96035234)

Sunday November 12, 2000, 9:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Applications, IV
Room 144, Educational Building
Organizers:
Dehua Wang, University of Pittsburgh dwang@math.pitt.edu
Yanni Zeng, University of Alabama at Birmingham zeng@math.uab.edu

9:30 a.m.
A Free Boundary Problem for a Quasilinear Degenerate Elliptic Equation.
Sun\v{c}ica \v{C}ani\'{c}, University of Houston
Barbara L Keyfitz*, University of Houston
Eun Heui Kim, University of Houston
(9603559)

10:00 a.m.
Continuum Models of Granular Flow.
Michael Shearer*, North Carolina State University
(96035102)

10:30 a.m.
The random projection method for hyperbolic conservation laws with stiff reaction terms.
Shi Jin*, University of WisconsinMadison
(96035169)

11:00 a.m.
`Thin Fluid Film' PDEs: Stability and Energy Landscape of Steady States.
Richard S. Laugesen*, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign
Mary C. Pugh, University of Pennsylvania
(9603513)
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