This is a guest blog post by Dr Sara Lombardo, Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at Northumbria University:
“A two-day meeting Integrable Systems in Newcastle will take place on the 4th and 5th of October 2013 at the Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences of Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne. The event, jointly supported by the London Mathematical Society and by the Northumbria Research Conference Support Fund, celebrates four newly appointed mathematicians (Dr Sara Lombardo, Dr Matteo Sommacal, Dr Antonio Moro, and Dr Benoit Huard, in order of appointment) and promotes the activity of the research group at Northumbria within the North East and in the neighbouring Universities of Newcastle and Durham, as well as Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, Loughborough and Manchester.
The workshop covers a wide range of topics in the field of integrable systems and nonlinear waves, bringing together experts from the UK community and from abroad. The list of speakers includes:
F. Calogero (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”). A. Degasperis (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”), G. El (Loughborough University), E. Ferapontov (Loughborough University), B. Huard (Northumbria University), S. Lombardo (Northumbria University), ,P. Lorenzoni (Università di Milano “Bicocca”), M. Mazzocco (Loughborough University), A. Moro (Northumbria University), J. Sanders (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), P. Santini (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”), M. Sommacal (Northumbria University), P. Sutcliffe (Durham University), J.P. Wang (University of Kent)”
Find out more about the group’s research at their research web pages:
Nonlinear phenomena appear everywhere in nature, from water waves to magnetic materials, from optics to weather forecasts, hence their description and understanding is of fundamental importance both from the theoretical and the applicative point of view. Nonlinear phenomena are generally described by differential equations whose solution often stands out as a challenging problem. Nevertheless, there is a special class of differential equations which are solvable (in some sense) – they are called integrable systems… [read more]