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Organizing Committee Co-Chairs

Mathew Johnson, University of Kansas, USA
Todd Kapitula, Calvin College, USA


Organizing Committee

Andrea Barreiro, Southern Methodist University, USA
Andrea Bertozzi, University of California Los Angeles, USA
Gianne Derks, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Rudy Horne, Morehouse College, USA
Christopher K. R. T. Jones, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Henrik Kalisch, University of Bergen, Norway
Jason Metcalfe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Benjamin Seibold, Temple University, USA
Thomas Trogdon, University of California, Irvine, USA
Vlad Vicol, Princeton University, USA



Theoretical aspects of applied mathematical research on nonlinear waves and coherent structures are relevant to subjects as diverse as general relativity, high-energy particle and plasma physics, fluid and solid mechanics, nonlinear electrical circuits, Bose-Einstein condensation, nonlinear optics, random media, atmosphere and ocean dynamics, chemical reactions, and biology. Remarkable agreement between theory and experiments can be claimed in many of these fields.

The goals of the conference are to provide a forum for the development of mathematical methods and tools, to foster cross-fertilization among different fields of application, and most crucially to enable communication between the mathematicians who build the theory and the scientists who use it. The conference program will consist of presentations on subjects ranging from basic mathematical research to concrete applications.


Funding Agency


SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the U.S. National Science Foundation for its support of this conference.



Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures in:
Optics, Photonics & Bose Einstein Condensates
Biological Systems
Social Sciences
Climate and Geosciences
Ocean Engineering
Astrophysics  & Cosmology
Stochastic Systems

Emphasizing Methods of:
Stability Analysis, Spectral Theory, & Geometric Analysis
Scientific Computing
Integrable Systems
Harmonic Analysis
Asymptotic Analysis


Important Deadlines

November 13, 2017:  Minisymposium Proposal Submissions
December 11, 2017: Contributed Lecture, Poster,  and Minisymposium Presentation Abstracts

December 1, 2017: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career Travel Award Applications

May 14, 2018: Disconnect time is midnight EDT

May 14, 2018

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