Dear friends and colleagues,
on Monday, 31 May 2021 at 1 PM, Professor Yihong Du (University of New England) is giving a talk in our Asia-Pacific Analysis and PDE Seminar on
Spreading rate for the Fisher-KPP nonlocal diffusion equation with free boundary .
Propagation has been modelled by reaction-diffusion equations since the pioneering works of Fisher and Kolmogorov-Peterovski-Piskunov (KPP). Much new developments have been achieved in the past several decades on the modelling of propagation, with traveling wave and related solutions playing a central role. In this talk, I will report some recent results obtained with several collaborators on the Fisher-KPP equation with free boundary and "nonlocal diffusion". A key feature of this nonlocal equation is that the propagation may or may not be determined by traveling wave solutions. There is a threshold condition on the kernel function which determines whether the propagation rate is linear or superlinear in time, also known as accelerated spreading in the latter case, where the rate of spreading is not determined by traveling waves. For some typical kernel functions, sharp estimates of the spreading rate will be presented.
More information and how to attend this talk can be found at the seminar webpage .