MS23* ~ Monday, May 22, 1995 ~ 2:30 PM*
## Qualitative Analysis of Nonlinear Wave and Fluid Equations

Techniques from dynamical systems theory are being developed to do qualitative analysis of partial differential equations. They have been applied successfully to nonlinear wave equations and the Ginzburg-Landau equation describing Rayleigh-Bernard convection in fluids. They promise to have applications to more general wave equations and equations in combustion theory. The speakers will present an overview of some of these results and discuss likely trends.
Organizer: Bjorn Birnir, University of California, Santa Barbara

**Nearly Integrable Problems from Nonlinear Optics**
- Gregory Forest, Ohio State University, Columbus
**Attractors of Nonlinear Wave Equations**
- Kenneth Nelson, University of California, Santa Barbara
**Propagating Front Solutions to a Combustion System of PDE's**
for Incompressible Fluids
- Jack Xin, University of Arizona
**A Weak-Turbulence Model for the Ginzburg-Landau Equation**
- Bjorn Birnir, Organizer

*3/15/95*