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.
John Anderson
Princeton University
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 110