Wilhelm Killing Kolloquium: Prof. Dr. Bernold Fiedler (Freie Universität Berlin): per ZOOM: On meanders

Thursday, 01.07.2021 16:30 per ZOOM: Link to Zoom info

Mathematik und Informatik

Meanders describe Jordan curves which cross a horizontal axis transversely, at N points. They also relate to pairs of parenthesis stackings (Dyck words), folded strips of stamps, to traces in Temperley-Lieb algebras, certain Cartesian billiards, the shooting approach to nonlinear second order boundary value problems in ordinary differential equations (ODEs), and the geometry of global attractors of scalar partial differential equations of parabolic type (PDEs). But, even their asymptotic combinatorics remains open. We illustrate how the PDE global attractors of ODE meanders turn out to be regular Thom-Smale cell complexes, with an additional sign structure. Many examples will accompany our approach. We happily exploit contributions by Pablo Castaneda, Anna Karnauhova, Phillipo Lappicy, Alejandro López Nieto, Carlos Rocha, Matthias Wolfrum, Peter Zograf, and many others. Theoretical flatworm chopping and grafting by Angela Stevens et al., however, presents a surprise.

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