The Formation of Shocks in Nonlinear Wave Equations

Thursday, September 22, 2016 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
I will discuss long time existence properties of certain quasilinear wave equations.  The focus will be on a kind of singularity that occurs even when the initial data is very regular.  Moreover, we shall see that the blow up is very geometric in nature.
Speaker: 
John Anderson
Princeton University
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 110