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Analysis of dispersive systems


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7th September 2020 to 11th September 2020
Gino Biondini
Dionyssios Mantzavinos
Barbara Prinari
Michael Shearer

Workshop theme:

The workshop will bring an in-depth focus on analytical methods used in the study of dispersive shock waves (DSW) and related phenomena in dispersive systems.  Several areas of current interest will be covered:

(i) The development of the inverse scattering transform (IST) and the Riemann-Hilbert approach to semi-classical limits for integrable partial differential equations (PDEs) with non-zero initial boundary conditions.

(ii) Analysis of perturbed periodic waves in dispersive systems with connections to rigorous modulation theory, dynamics, and stability.

(iii) Multidimensional dispersionless systems, their dispersive deformations, and dispersive regularisation of multidimensional wavebreaking.

(iv) Rigorous dispersive hydrodynamic research in connection with other programme themes including numerical analysis of dispersive systems and relationships to conservation law theory.


Deadline for applications: 7th June 2020

HYD programme participants DO NOT need to apply, programme participants with visit dates during HYDW02 will automatically be added to the attendee list.

Please note members of Cambridge University are welcome to turn up and sign in as a non-registered attendee on the day(s) during the workshop and attend the lecture(s). Please note that we cannot provide you with any support including name badge, meals or accommodation.

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Registration Only    
  • Registration Package: £220
  • Student Registration Package: £170

The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars, lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday), wine reception and formal dinner, but does not include other meals or accommodation.

Registration and Accommodation
  • Accommodation Package: £588

The Accommodation Package includes a registration fee, bed and breakfast accommodation at Churchill College from the evening of Sunday to breakfast on Saturday, together with lunches and refreshments during the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday). The formal dinner is also included, but no other evening meals.

Formal Dinner Only
  • Formal Dinner: £50

Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, such as programme participants, the above charge will apply.


Accommodation in single study bedrooms with shared facilities and breakfast are provided at Churchill College



Lunch timings and location will be confirmed with timetable.

Evening Meal

Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.

Formal Dinner

The Formal Dinner location and date is to be confirmed. Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event.

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