Workshop on Partial Differential Equations and Geometric Methods

October 19th, 2012.

University of Sydney.


Schedule of Talks/Events

All talks in Carslaw 454.

Graeme Pettet (Queensland University of Technology)
"Slow moving waves of cell migration"

Kristen Harley (Queensland University of Technology)
"Shock-fronted travelling wave solutions arising in a model of tumour invasion"

11:20-11:40am Coffee/Tea break

Robert Marangell (University of Sydney)
"Stability analysis of shock-fronted traveling waves in a haptotaxis model"

Peter van Heijster (Queensland University of Technology)
"Travelling spots in a three-component FitzHugh-Nagumo equation"

1:00 - 2:30pm Lunch Break

Martin Wechselberger (University of Sydney)
"Transonic canards"

Georg Gottwald (University of Sydney)
"A normal form for excitable media and its connection to cardiac dynamics"

3:50-4:00pm Coffee/Tea Break

Christopher K. R. T. Jones (UNC Chapel Hill)
"Indices and instabilities"
Note: this talk will coincide with the usual biweekly SDG seminar.

Workshop Description
The aim of this workshop is to bring together applied mathematicians from Australia and abroad who are using geometric techniques in the analysis of partial differential equations. The idea is to foster collaborative efforts between researchers using geometry in a host of applied mathematical problems, including biological, chemical and physical applications, with the aim of enriching all.  


Robert Marangell, University of Sydney
MartinWechselberger, University of Sydney

Funding Agency
The organizers wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the Australian Research Council for its support of this conference.