Patterns, Nonlinear Dynamics and Applications (PANDA)

A series of four one-day meetings on pattern formation, nonlinear dynamics and related applications in the physical, chemical and biological sciences will be held at the Universities of Cambridge, Surrey and Leeds in 2001 - 2002. The organisers (Rebecca Hoyle, Jonathan Dawes and Alastair Rucklidge) are very grateful for the financial support of the LMS under a Scheme 3 grant.

A key feature of each meeting will be two invited lectures. These will be of a pedagogical nature and are aimed at research students. Post-doctoral researchers and research students are warmly encouraged to attend.

First meeting: Pattern formation in applications I: Monday 17th December 2001

Syndics Seminar Room, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

(DAMTP), University of Cambridge, Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9EW


An A4 poster version of the programme for the day is available in postscript or gzipped postscript.
The programme for the day was:

Invited Lecture I:  
11.00am Abstract Michael Proctor Structures and dynamics in the Ginzburg-Landau
(Cambridge) equation
Invited Lecture II:  
12.00pm Abstract Ian Melbourne Validity and universality of the Ginzburg-Landau
(Surrey) equation
1.00pm LUNCH  
2.30pm Abstract Gabriela Gomes Pattern formation in populations of antigenically
(Warwick) diverse pathogens
3.00pm Abstract Andrew Soward Global bifurcation to travelling waves with application 
(Exeter) to narrow gap spherical Couette flow
3.30pm COFFEE
4.00pm Abstract John Norbury Patterns for inhomogeneous real Ginzburg-Landau
(Oxford) equations
4.30pm Abstract Razvan Satnoianu Pattern and form through flow and diffusion: from the
(City) chemical reactor to the shaping of a body


Information on travel to DAMTP is available here. Due to space restrictions, only speakers will be able to park in the DAMTP car park.

A map of central Cambridge can be found here. Intermediate scale and close-up versions of maps of the immediate surroundings of DAMTP (the original site on Silver Street, not the new Centre for Mathematical Sciences) can be found here and here (DAMTP is label number 3 on this map).

A limited amount of funding is available to cover travel expenses of participants, in particular research students. Specific enquiries about this meeting should be addressed to Jon Dawes. More general enquiries should be sent to Rebecca Hoyle (the LMS grant proposer).

Rebecca Hoyle

Jon Dawes
Dr Rebecca Hoyle Jonathan Dawes
Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics DAMTP
University of Surrey University of Cambridge
Guildford Cambridge
Surrey GU2 7XH, UK. CB3 9EW
01483  - 682638 01223 - 337838
r dot hoyle at surrey dot ac dot uk J.H.P.Dawes at damtp dot cam dot ac dot uk


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