Advanced Mathematical Sciences I (FY2008)

Nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation

CONTENTS
  This subject will be organized by the international top researchers in mathematical and experimental study fields. They will introduce their latest work regarding "Nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation" . Especially, Professor Ehud MERON, a core speaker of this subject will discourse about pattern formation in mathematical perspective from basic to advanced level in 4 steps (Note: All the lectures in this subject will be given in ENGLISH.).
PLANS
  Lectures will be given in omnibus style by top researchers in worldwide. In this subject, inter-departmental and interdisciplinary approaches are necessary. English is the main language and any reports for evaluation must be written in English.
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PROGRAM
Project based analysis and research cluster course,
Inter Departmental Curriculum, Meiji University.
Advanced Mathematical Sciences I: "Nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation"
Coordinator : Masayasu MIMURA



Core speaker : Professor Ehud MERON
Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research & Physics Department
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

  Prof. Ehud MERON focuses on the universality of the mechanism in nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation which appears in various phenomena and is researching it by mathematical modeling and analyzing. His work is always on the top of all over the world. In these days, he is approaching the vegetation study in arid regions from a mathematical angle.

Date : 25th -28th November 2008.

Schedule/ Speaker/ Title :

Tuesday, 25th November 2008
13:00 - 14:20"Basic mechanisms of pattern formation"
 Ehud MERON
14:40 - 15:40"Mathematical modeling for the dynamics of dunes"
Hiraku NISHIMORI (Hiroshima Univ.)
16:00 - 17:00"Spirals in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction"
Tomohiko YAMAGUCHI (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
17:00 - 17:40discussion

Wednesday, 26th November 2008
10:30 - 11:50 "Controlling patterns by temporal and spatial periodic forcing"
 Ehud MERON
13:20 - 14:20"Swarm oscillators"
Dan TANAKA (Univ. of Fukui)
14:40 - 15:40"Mode-switching and cooperative phenomena of autonomous motors"
Satoshi NAKATA (Hiroshima Univ.)
16:00 - 17:00"Mode Bifurcation on a Self-Running Droplet"
Kenichi YOSHIKAWA (Kyoto Univ.)
17:00-17:40discussion

Thursday, 27th November 2008
10:30 - 11:50"Multimode localized structures"
 Ehud MERON
13:20 - 14:20"Out of Equilibrium Microsystems: from micro-swimmers to pattern formation"
Masaki SANO (the Univ. Of Tokyo)
14:40 - 15:40"A role of network of unstable patterns in dissipative systems"
Yasumasa NISHIURA (Hokkaido Univ.)
16:00 - 17:00"Controlling Spatio-temporal Chaos in Electroconvection of Nematics"
Yoshiki HIDAKA (Kyushu Univ.)
17:00 - 17:40discussion

Friday, 28th November 2008  
10:30 - 11:50"Applications to vegetation pattern formation in water-limited systems"
 Ehud MERON
13:20 - 14:20"Colony Formation in Bacteria - Experiments and Modeling"
Mitsugu MATSUSHITA (Chuo Univ.)
14:40 - 15:40"Smoldering combustion under micro-gravity"
Masayasu MIMURA (Meiji Univ.)
15:40 - 16:20discussion


This subject is intended for doctoral students, however, any students in Master's program are available to attend. Non-degree students and auditors from Meiji University and other universities are also welcome. Travel expenses may be subsidized for students from afar, please contact gcoe@mics.meiji.ac.jp in advance if necessary.
Admission is free.
Appointment is not necessary.
All the lectures in this subject are given in ENGLISH.
PLACE
On 25th & 26th November: Classroom A410 at Univ.Bldg.2 Annex A,
Ikuta Campus, Meiji University.
On 27th & 28th November: Classroom A401 at Univ.Bldg.2 Annex A,
Ikuta Campus, Meiji University.

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