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.

Fourth meeting: Friday 18th October 2002

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 will be:

Invited Lecture I:
11.00am Abstract Jonathan Dawes The dynamics of mode interactions:
(Cambridge) patterns, bifurcations and symmetry
Invited Lecture II:  
12.00pm Anne Skeldon A review of Faraday waves
1.00pm LUNCH  
2.30pm Abstract Paul Matthews Pattern formation on a sphere
3.00pm Jeff Porter Faraday wave pattern selection via
(Leeds) multi-frequency forcing
3.30pm Edgar Knobloch Dynamics near the 1:2 spatial resonance
(Leeds) in Rayleigh-Benard convection
4.00pm COFFEE


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. Enquiries about this meeting should be addressed to Jon Dawes.

Jon Dawes
Jonathan Dawes
University of Cambridge
01223 - 337838


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