Department of Mathematics

Indian Institute of Science

Bangalore 560 012

 

SEMINAR

 

Speaker

:

Sanjiban Santra
Affiliation : CIMAT, Mexico

Subject Area

:

Mathematics

 

Venue

:

Department of Mathematics, Lecture Hall I

 

Time

:

04:00 p.m.

 

Date  

:

January 05, 2015 (Thursday)

Title

:

"On some fourth order equations associated to Physics."
Abstract

:

We consider a fourth order traveling wave equation associated to the Suspension Bridge Problem (SBP). This equations are modeled by the traveling wave behavior on the Narrows Tacoma and the Golden Gate bridge. We prove existence of homoclinic solutions when the wave speed is small. We will also discuss the associated fourth order Liouville theorem to the problem and possible link with the De Giorgi's conjecture. This is an attempt to prove the McKenna-Walter conjecture which is open for the last two decades.